Finally, after all the drama before the test and the interesting first day’s play, India was back in action with their usual style of handling Bangladesh in test matches. (The reason I say test matches in particular is because Bangladesh did defeat India convincingly in the world cup one day match last time the two teams played each other.)
After a bad start on day one, India ended up with 243 runs on the board in their first innings, thanks to a controlled display of batting from Sachin Tendulkar who remained not out on 105. Later India restricted Bangladesh also to 242. In the second innings, with a good century from Gambhir, India set up 414 for Bangladesh to win the test match.
Bangladesh bundled up for 301 inspite of a century by Mushfiqur Rahim. I guess they have a long way to go. Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged the man of the match for his responsible batting display in the first innings.
While Dhoni did not play in this test, I am sure he must be happy with the resullts, as the Indians made sure there were no surprises.
Virendra Shewag did get one wicket on the last day of this match, I guess as a consolation for him, after all the drama that was created because of his statements on the day before the match.
Oh by the way, Shewag messed up with the press conference yet again. When asked a question about his earlier comment, this time he said ‘They still did not manage to take 20 wickets’. Viru, just like how I said before, let the bat talk as you are better with that.