India belt Bangladesh to sweep series 2-0

Amlan Chakraborty
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India Bangladesh Cricket

India have thumped Bangladesh in their maiden pink-ball Test to sweep their home series 2-0

Umesh Yadav has struck three times for India who have taken less than an hour on day three to bulldoze Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in their second and final Test for a 2-0 series sweep.

Having barely managed to avoid a defeat inside two days, Bangladesh resumed on Sunday on 6-152 in Kolkata, hoping to score another 89 runs to avoid a second-successive innings defeat.

But once Mushfiqur Rahim fell for 74, the highest by a Bangladesh batsman in the one-sided, maiden pink-ball encounter for both nations, the game was over for them.

Bangladesh, skittled for 106 in the first innings, managed 195 in the second as India registered their 12th-consecutive home series victory to consolidate their lead on the World Test Championship points table.

Mahmudullah, who retired hurt on Saturday with a hamstring injury, did not come out to bat for Bangladesh.

Umesh claimed 5-53, while Ishant Sharma returned 4-56 to go with his five-wicket haul in the first innings.

Ishant won both man-of-the-match and player-of-the-series awards.

Indian captain Virat Kohli singled out his pace attack for their sizzling form.

"These guys can take wickets on any surface, be it at home or away," Kohli said.

"They are very hungry and at the top of their game."

India's seventh-straight Test victory was also their fourth-successive innings win.

Bangladesh had to call in two concussion substitutes in the match after Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan sustained nasty blow to helmets in the first innings.

Mominul Haque made a forgettable debut as Bangladesh's new Test captain, scoring a pair at Eden Gardens.

"It's very disappointing for everyone including me. We have to learn from this," Mominul said.

"I think the pink ball is different when it's a new ball and it was a little bit challenging."

India had triumphed inside three days in the red-ball series opener in Indore.

There was a buzz around India's maiden day-night Test with near-capacity crowds on the first two days.

"We didn't think so many would turn up today, given we were in a position to end it early," Kohli said.

"To have so many people witnessing an India win is special."