Indian cricket team creates history in the iconic first Pink Ball Day-Night Test

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The trio of Pacers dismantled Bangladesh by taking all the wickets of the match


India has created history in the first Pink Ball Day-Night test match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. Indian Team defeated Bangladesh in 2nd Test by an innings and 46 runs which is the fourth consecutive innings win for a team ever. Now, India has become the first country to achieve this feat under the leadership of Virat Kohli. The pace attack of India consisting of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami dismantled the Bangladesh team and by sharing all the wickets which fell during the match.

Virat Kohli became the first Indian player to score a century in a Pink Ball Day-Night Test

The historic win was beefed up by the amazing performances of quality pace attacks as well as a magnificent hundred by captain Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli hit 26th Test Century and scored 136 under a tough condition. Ishant Sharma was judged the Man of the Match and Man of the series for his brilliant performance in the series. Ishant took 9 while Umesh took 8 wickets in the match.

Thousands of people came to witness the historic match at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. People cheered for each run an Indian batsman scored or every delivery which the bowlers bowled. The experiment of BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly to revive the Test Cricket by organizing Day-Night Test is now successful with packed stadiums on all the three days. This historic test was supposed to bring back the audiences to Test cricket and the job was more than done.

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Virat becomes the fifth most successful captain of all time

With this win, Virat has become the fifth most successful captain in the longest forms of cricket. Graeme Smith with 53 wins, Ricky Ponting with 48 wins, Steve Waugh with 41 wins, Clive Lloyd with 36 wins have won more International tests than Virat Kohli (33 wins). There is a good chance of Virat Kohli to topple the record as he has a long career awaiting.

It took only 53 minutes on 3rd day of a Test match for India to take the final three wickets (Mahmudullah was retd out). This was also the shortest Test win with an outright result in India at 968 balls. The second shortest win was against Afghanistan (1028 balls) last year. This win has now taken India to its longest winning streak (seven).

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