India fast bowlers in the pink after debut day-night Test

  • Nov 25, 2019
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Kolkata: India's fast bowlers have a rare moment in the sun after uniting to dismantle Bangladesh in the first day and night test on Indian soil.

Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami led 19 of the Bangladeshi wickets to fall in Kolkata, which is rare in the subcontinent areas where spinners are ruling the field.
The 17 wickets world record taken by pacemakers in a home test in 2017 against Sri Lanka, as well as in the gardens of Eden in Kolkata, was exceeded.
In the first Pink Ball test for both sides, India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 races in just over two days to sweep the series.
"It has always been in the cards that pacers in India make the decision, but Bangladesh should be disappointed by the lack of implementation and the struggle of its batsmen," the former Indian batsman VVS Laxman wrote in The Times of India on Monday.
Skipper Virat Kohli has been all praise for his pacers and said workload management was the key to keeping them in top shape.
"They have gained more experience, and now they are playing well," Kohli told reporters after India won the unilateral victory on Sunday.

"They are responsible for their own preparation, their physical shape and communication.We want you to be fresh for test cricket, and don't worry about anything else.

"They also feel confident that if they don't play, we have players in reserve to come and do the job if needed. So the strength of the bench helps us a lot too."

The three-day run continued despite the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, a Yorker specialist who is recovering from a fractured back.

Shami and Yadav took 24 wickets between them in India's 3-0 test in South Africa last month.

The spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja threw a total of only seven overs against Bangladesh, who fell for 106 and 195.

"It often doesn't happen in India when the spinners barely turn their arms in the test match," Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter.

However, the real test of Indian team will come in January and February, when India plays two tests in New Zealand, a friendly sailor.

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