2nd Test: Umesh, Ashwin shine as India skittle Bangladesh out for 227 on Day 1
NEW DELHI: Indian bowlers fired in unison as they skittled out Bangladesh for 227 runs on the opening day of the second Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
At stumps, India 19 for no loss with stand-in skipper KL Rahul (three) and Shubman Gill (14) seeing off the final eight overs. The visitors were still trailing by 208 runs.
Umesh Yadav (4/25) and Ravichandran Ashwin (4/71) picked up eight wickets between them, while comeback seamer Jaydev Unadkat (2/50) grabbed the remaining two as India bundled out Bangladesh in 73.5 overs.
Unadkat, who made his debut against South Africa at Centurion in December 2010, returned to Test format after a gap of 12 years. In between, he missed 118 matches, the highest by an Indian and the second highest in world cricket.
For Bangladesh, Mominul Haque top-scored with a 157-ball 84.
On a day when several batsmen squandered starts, Mominul was the glorious exception who dug his heels in and kept the scoreboard ticking.
Bangladesh lost both of their openers in the morning session after Shakib won the toss and elected to bat at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
India sprang a surprise by dropping spinner Kuldeep Yadav, whose match-haul of eight wickets in their comprehensive victory in Chittagong earned him the player-of-the-match award.
Unadkat, who was picked ahead of Kuldeep, drew first blood by removing Zakir Hasan for 15.
Zakir, who smashed a century in his Test debut in Chittagong, could have been dismissed for a golden duck but Mohammed Siraj dropped him in the deep in the second over of the day.
Najmul Hossain (24) was trapped lbw by Ashwin (4-71) after offering no shot to a ball which rapped him below the knee roll.
Shakib (16) survived a stumping opportunity before lunch but could not capitalise on it and fell to the first ball after the break.
Mushfiqur Rahim (26) fell to Unadkat and Litton Das made a run-a-ball 25 before chipping an Ashwin delivery to Rahul at midwicket.
India are currently leading the two-match series 1-0. They had won the opening Test by 188 runs in Chattogram.
The two-match series is part of the ICC World Test Championship.
(With Agency Inputs)