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Dominant India Take 1-0 Lead With Massive Innings Win

Riding on Mayank Agarwal’s staggering knock of 243 runs that included of 28 fours and 8 sixes, India’s lower-order batters continued to dominate on Day 3 of the first Test match against Bangladesh in Indore. Ravindra Jadeja smashed yet another Test half-century and Umesh Yadav blasted some powerful strikes as well. Jadeja remained unbeaten at 60 runs as India declared at 493 for 6 with a monumental first innings lead of 353 runs.

For Bangladesh, Abu Jayed picked four wickets while the rest of the bowlers failed to provide him with the desired support. With a massive task up on their shoulders, the visiting Bangladesh team got off to a disappointing start losing early wickets at the start. Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun failed to contribute much with the bat leaving Bangladesh at 44 for 4.

The pair of Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim then stitched a fine stand of 63 runs for the sixth wicket partnership. Liton got out in a soft dismissal as Ravichandran Ashwin took an amazing catch off his own bowling. Rahim and Mehidy Hasan added 59 runs for the seventh wicket stand. However, Mohammed Shami then bowled an excellent spell to rattle Bangladesh for a total of 213 runs. Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with an impressive knock of 64 runs.

For India, Shami finished with four wickets while Ashwin picked up three scalps. With this victory, India extended their points tally to 300 points in the World Test Championship. Mayank Agarwal was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant double hundred.

Brief Scores                                                                    

Bangladesh 150 & 213 (Mushfiqur Rahim 64, Liton Das 35, Mehidy Hasan 38; Mohammed Shami 4-31, R Ashwin 3-42) lost to India 403/6 dec (Mayank Agarwal 243, Cheteshwar Pujara 54, Ajinkya Rahane 86, Ravindra Jadeja 60*; Abu Jayed 4-108) by an innings and 130 runs.