Indore: Indian pacer Mohammed Shami grabbed a team hat-trick, while Cheteshwar Pujara struck a fluent unbeaten 43 to help India first bundle out Bangladesh for 150 and then put up 86/1 on the board, at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test here on Thursday. India, who dominated proceedings on the first day, trail by just 64 runs with nine wickets in hand. Pujara, who is known to take his time at the crease, played aggressively and got to 43 from 61 balls with the help of seven elegant boundaries. At the other end, Mayank Agarwal — dropped on 32 by Imrul Kayes off Abu Jyaed –remained unbeaten on 37 from 81 deliveries (4×6). The pair joined hands for an unbroken 72-run stand for the first wicket after Jayed had Rohit Sharma (6) caught behind by Liton Das. Earlier, Shami returned best figures of 3/27 with Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin all taking two wickets each. Ravindra Jadeja only had to bowl three overs as the visitors struggled to cope with India’s bowling battery, especially the pacers on a wicket which had a lot for them. After winning the toss, new Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque chose to… Read full this story
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