On the eve of the game Virendra Sehwag made a bold statement in front of media by stating that Bangladesh is an ordinary team and they don’t have capability to take 20 Indian wickets. But just after 1st days of play they have already taken eight of the 20 wickets and if they bowled and bat well in the rest of the game then it will be more disaster for Sehwag and team India.
When bad light stops play on day1 India were reeling at 213/8 with Sachin Tendulkar batting on 76 and Ishant Sharma on 1 run. It was only Tendulkar who stood firm and saved India from being bowled out for less than 200. Now all eyes on Sachin to get India closer to 300 run marks.
During the course of his 55th Test half-century, Tendulkar also crossed the 13,000 runs mark in the longer format of the game. He became the only batsman to achiev the milestone.
Earlier Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and put India into bat, as expected both opening pair of Sehwag (52 runs) and Gambhir (23 runs) given a perfect start for his team by putting on 79 runs for the opening wicket. But once Sehwag departed Indian batsmen fall like a pack of card.
From 79/0, Indian score suddenly became 150/6. But thanks to Sachin who put on some crucuial partnership with Amit Mishra (14 runs) and Zaheer Khan (11 runs) of 32 runs and 27 runs for the seventh and eighth wicket to get pass Indian total to 200 runs.
For Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan and S.Hossain picked up four wickets each. Both bowlers bowled well but they have to thank Indian batsmen also for throwing their wickets away by playing some over confidance strokes.
Dhoni and Harbhajan both are not playing this match because of back and neck problem respectively. Dinesh Karthik and Amit Mishra were included in the playing XI.
Match Summary (Day1 Stump)
India 1st Inning– 213/8 in 63 Overs
S.Tendulkar- 76* V.Sehwag– 52
S.Hossain- 14-1-51-4 Shakib Al Hasan– 26-9-52-4