Shakib Al Hasan: “It was a good wicket to bat on, but we didn’t bat well [in the first innings]. There should be no excuse. A lot of credit to India, as they created pressure. Zakir has been scoring lots of runs in domestic cricket. Hopefully, many more hundreds to come.”
KL Rahul: “We’ve been here for a while, and the one-day series didn’t go how we wanted it to. A hard-fought Test, and really happy we won. The pitch did flatten out – it did worry us – but in the first few innings, it was difficult to get runs. Important that the lower order contributes. Shubman and Puji utilized the opportunity and got hundreds. Seamers got wickets in the first innings… we’ve always had a good bowling attack.”
Kuldeep Yadav is the Player of the Match: “Happy with my performance, both with bat and ball. In the first innings, the wicket was quicker than in the first. I was bowling quicker in the second innings. Probably more revs on the ball make batsmen step down, and plenty of variation as well. That makes it difficult for batsmen to pick which one is to come.”
Bangladesh vs India Highlights today. 1st Test, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Sunday 18-12-2022, India tour of Bangladesh 2022.
Toss: India, elected to bat first.
Bangladesh team: Najmul, Zakir, Yasir, Shakib (capt), Mushfiqur, Litton, Nurul (wk), Mehidy, Taijul, Khaled, Ebadot.
India team: Rahul (capt), Gill, Pujara, Kohli, Iyer, Pant (wk), Ashwin, Axar, Yadav, 10 Umesh, Siraj.
Head to Head In Test’s: 11
Bangladesh Won: 0
India Won: 9
Bangladesh Test Rankings: 7th
India Test Rankings: 4th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 3:30 AM GMT | 9:30 AM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Chris Brown
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – Test no. 2481