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Umesh grabs five wickets as India crush Bangladesh in second Test to sweep series


Indian players celebrate with the trophy after winning the second Test against Bangladesh on Sunday. Agence France-Presse

Umesh Yadav spearheaded the bowling charge with a five-wicket haul as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Sunday.

Bangladesh were restricted to 195 all out in the first session on the third day of the second Test in Kolkata  as India completed the rout to record their 12th-straight Test series triumph on home soil.

It was a memorable day/night Test debut for India, who marked the occasion with a fourth consecutive Test triumph by an innings margin. India also became the only team to achieve the feat.

They also consolidated their position on the top of the Test championship standing with thrid consecutive series win.

Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim made a valiant 74 before falling to Yadav, and the innings soon folded as Mahmudullah did not return to bat after he had retired hurt on 39 on day two.

India took 8.4 overs to wrap up the game at Eden Gardens with Yadav taking all the three wickets to fall Sunday afternoon.

Ishant Sharma led the pace charge with impressive match figures of 9-78 to flatten the Bangladesh batting that fell for 106 in their first innings of the opening day.

“With the way these guys are bowling now, they can pick up wickets on any surface -- whether we play at home or we play away,” a victorious Kohli said.

“I think it is all about the mindset... these guys are very hungry, they are at the top of their game.

“I feel that we are in the right kind of space right now to capitalise on opportunities and everyone is enjoying playing in this team and I think that’s the standout feature about us.” Ishant was named man of the match and the series for his 12 wickets in two Tests. Yadav also claimed 12 scalps in the series, while Shami took nine.

- Pink-ball challenge - Kohli played a key part with his 136 in India’s 347 for nine declared on Saturday as they managed a lead of 241 runs.

The tourists were in early trouble at 13 for four in the final session on day two when Mushfiqur resisted India’s persistent pace attack.

Ishant trapped Shadman Islam lbw for nought and then claimed skipper Mominul Haque, who got a pair of ducks.

The spearhead quickie, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, bowled at a lively pace as one of his rising deliveries hit Mohammad Mithun on the helmet.

Bangladesh were forced to take two concussion substitutes in Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam for Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan who were hit on the helmet by Shami on day one.

Mushfiqur was also at the receiving end of a nasty hit from Yadav, but went on to play a fighting knock.

Kohli completed his 27th century before falling to a stunning catch by Taijul off Ebadat Hossain.

India won the opening Test also inside three days, as well as the preceding Twenty20 series 2-1.



Bangladesh 1st innings    106

India 1st innings    347-9 dec

Bangladesh 2nd innings (overnight 152-6, Mushfiqur 59)

M Rahim c Jadeja b Yadav74

E Hossain c Kohli b Yadav    0

Al Amin c Saha b Yadav    21

A Jayed not out    2

Extras (b8, lb9, w5)    22

Total (all out, 41.1 overs)    195

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shadman), 2-2 (Mominul), 3-9 (Mithun), 4-13 (Imrul), 4-82

(Mahmudullah, retired not out), 5-133 (Mehidy), 6-152 (Taijul), 7-152 (Ebadat), 8-184 (Mushfiqur), 9-195 (Al-Amin)

Bowling: Ishant 13-2-56-4, Yadav 14.1-1-53-5, Shami 8-0-42-0 (w5), Ashwin 5-0-19-0, Jadeja 1-0-8-0

Result: India won by an innings and 46 runs

Series: India won the two-match series 2-0

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