India and Bangladesh ended Day 1 of the second Test match in a strong position against Bangladesh played at Sher E Bangla Stadium, Mirpur on 22 December 2022. Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first.
It was a bowling-friendly condition as Indian bowlers made use of it and skittled Bangladesh for 227 in the third session. Shubman Gill and KL Rahul survived some anxious moments as India ended the first day at 19 for 0.
Here we looking 3 talking points of day 1 between India and Bangladesh
#1 Jaydev Unadkat replacing Kuldeep Yadav
It was a dream come true as Jaydev Unadkat made it into the playing XI after a gap of 12 years. He replaced the last match’s hero Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm pace bowler looked threatening troubling Bangladesh openers Zakir Hossain and Najimul Hasan Shanto. He then got his maiden Test wicket dismissing Zakir with a peach, providing easy catch to KL Rahul.
Unadkat kept on plugging with decent line and lengths. He troubled once again after coming back for his second spell troubling Shakib AL Hasan and Mominul Haque. After the lunch break, he was given another chance and eventually got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim with a peach. Unadkat showed his class by keeping pressure on Bangladeshi batters. He played his only Test in 2010 against South Africa and went wicketless.
The domestic veteran also took a catch to dismiss Khaled Ahmed. Jaydev Unadkat grabbed figures of 2 wickets for 50 runs.
#2 Mominul Haque’s resistance
Mominul Haque made a comeback into the playing XI replacing Yasir Ali Chaudhary. After losing 2 quick wickets of Zakir Hossain and Shanto in quick succession, Haque looked solid with his technique and hit the bad deliveries away for boundaries.
He looked in impressive touch putting as Bangladesh lost 3 wickets in the second session. The left-handed batter played R Ashwin and Axar Patel brilliantly. Haque completed half-century off 78 balls and continued his approach remaining not out till tea.
Bangladesh kept losing wickets after the tea break as Haque was eventually dismissed for 84 off 157 balls with 12 fours and 1 six. Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das got starts but could not convert them into big scores.
#3 Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin rattling the Bangladesh batting
Umesh Yadav troubled Zakir Hossain and Shanto initially going past the edge of the bat. Yadav struck the first ball after the lunch break getting rid of Shakib Al Hasan caught by Pujara. He kept putting the Bangladesh batters under pressure with consistent lines and lengths. Yadav then dismissed Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
He then got rid of Nurul Hasan as the decision was reviewed for LBW. His bowling efforts resulted in his fourth wicket dismissing Taskin Ahmed with an easy catch to Siraj. Umesh Yadav ended with figures of 4 for 25 in 15 overs.
The veteran off-spinner struggled in the first Test wicket. He got rid of Shanto keeping the pressure on the Bangladesh team. Ashwin was put under pressure by Shakib Al Hasan and Mominal Haque.
After the lunch break, he struggled with his rhythm as Mushfiqur Rahim hit some lovely shots. He then deceived Liton Das to end a decent partnership. Ashwin showed his class by putting the Bangladesh batters under pressure. He got the wicket of well-set Mominul Haque and then Khaled Ahmed in the same over to bowl out Bangladesh for 227.
R Ashwin ended with figures of 4 for 71 in 21.3 overs. Umesh Yadav and R Ashwin kept the pressure on India and Bangladesh batters to bowl them out for a modest total.