Ishant, Kohli put Bangladesh to the sword at Kolkata
The change in the colour of the ball didn't bring any change in Bangladesh's fortunes. The pink ball swung viciously and caused an enormous headache for the visitors who capitulated under voluminous pressure.
Shadman Islam got a good start until he flung the bat out on a teasing delivery and the outside edge was drawn off a ripper from Umesh Yadav. Islam got out on 29 amidst a nightmare for Bangladesh spectators as their side was tottering at 38/5.
Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, and Mushfiqur Rahim got out on a duck and the mayhem never really ceased. Mahmudullah Riyad gave some semblance of control before getting outwit on a corker of a delivery from Ishant Sharma as he got caught behind, courtesy of a sprawling leaping catch from sensational Wriddhiman Saha.
Liton Das looked solid for his 24 run knock but he got a nasty blow which forced him to retire hurt owing to a concussion. Naeem Hasan mustered 19 runs and then got castled by Ishant's scorching delivery. Ishant went onto pick a fifer - his second at home.
Naeem got hit on the bonce and didn't come out to field as Mohammed Shami tormented the underprepared batsmen with snorters. After slipping on the banana peel, Bangladesh could only knit 106 in 30.3 overs of agony.
Ishant's five-fer remained the turning point of the match and he was complemented superbly by Umesh Yadav (three wickets) and the wizard Shami took two wickets that featured well-directed bumpers and probing spells.
Mayank Agarwal, after scoring an awe-inspiring double ton in Indore, departed early in the piece for just 14 runs while poking with the scorching delivery in the corridor. However, there was no panic ensued as India boasts a star-studded line-up.
Cheteshwar Pujara gyrated to a half-century as Bangladesh kept bowling looseners. Rohit Sharma got a jaffa from Ebadat Hossain and was adjudged LBW. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 59* while Ajinkya Rahane is well set on 23*. Ebadat was the only shining star for Bangladesh who seemed up for the uphill challenge.