Dominant India thrash Bangladesh to seal series win at Eden Gardens

Host India delivered superlative batting and bowling performance to beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second game of the Test series played at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

The contest started with Bangladesh Test Captain Mominul Haque winning the toss and opting to bat first. His decision proved a disastrous one as Bangladesh were bowled out for 106 runs in 30.3 overs.

Opener Shadman Islam, wicket-keeper Liton Das and tail-ender Nayeem Hasan were the only batsmen to reach double figures in the first innings. Shadman Islam finished the innings with the top-score of 29 runs off 52 balls, whereas Liton Das scored 24 runs off 27 balls with the help of five boundaries. Nayeem Hasan also showed a lot of guts and determination and scored 19 off 28 balls with the help of five boundaries.

For India, Ishant Sharma was the standout bowler in the first innings and finished with figures of 5 for 22 in 12 overs. Pacer Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets, whereas Mohammad Shami claimed two wickets.

In reply, India put in a decent batting performance and scored 347 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 89.4 overs, courtesy splendid batting performance from Indian Captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.

For the home side, Indian captain Virat Kohli finished the innings with the top-score of 136 runs off 194 balls with the help of eighteen boundaries. Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a splendid half-century, whereas Ajinkya Rahane scored 51 off 69 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

In the second innings with a deficit of over 200 runs, Bangladesh failed to put in a decent performance and scored 195 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 41.1 overs.

The star of the show was middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 74 runs off 96 balls with the help of 13 boundaries.He was well-supported by Mahmudullah Riyad, who scored 39 off 41 balls with the help of seven fours. Mahmudullah was retired hurt after struck on the helmet by Indian pacer.

For the home side, pacer Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed figures of 5 for 53 in 14.1 overs. Ishant Sharma also claimed four wickets and conceded 56 runs in his 13 overs.

For his nine wickets in the match, Pacer Ishant Sharma was named player of the match.

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