IND vs BAN 1st Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Pujara, Iyer save India’s blush after Bangladesh go through top order
How the field would behave at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium was clear from the 10th ball of the first Test. As Shubman Gill let off a delivery from Khaleel Ahmed outside, wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan collected it on the first bounce.
From the start the field looked hard, but there was a layer of surprise grass on it. But the mask came off quickly. For a wicket on day 1, there was hardly any bounce – if anything, deliveries remained low all day. It was on the slower side, allowing batsmen to get into the background and nullify any pitch that remained low. And of course there was plenty on offer, especially for left arm spinners to give it a good rip.
In such fields, India’s battle unit sometimes comes across as sitting ducks. And Bangladesh is not an easy place to tour these days. That’s how it turned out when India finished the first day on 278/6, losing five of those wickets to spinners, and especially as they couldn’t adapt to the conditions.