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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

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India won, needing to bat only once.

An Indian batsman went huge.

Athar Ali Khan, prince of hindsight, made Sanjay Manjrekar look a genius in comparison.

All in all, except for the low scores by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, everything expected to happen, did happen. India have now picked up their 300th point in the World Test Championship, sitting a pretty 240 points ahead of New Zealand.

For Bangladesh, well, who thought that a lack of preparation would hurt them? Anyway, another Bangladesh Cricket rant could be worth it, but even that would take greater effort than what the BCB is putting in to ensure Bangladesh becomes a good Test side.

For now, below are the player ratings from India’s huge victory by an innings and 130 runs. CricBlog style.

India

Mayank Agarwal: Led the Indian juggernaut. Agarwal, in just his 12th Test, picked up his second double century to completely flatten Bangladesh. He outscored them in the first innings by 93 runs on his own, and his 243 was also 30 more than Bangladesh’s second innings effort. Made Imrul Kayes pay, and how. 10

Rohit Sharma: Tried to compete with Imrul Kayes, with a score of six and dropped catch on the game’s final day. After a superb series against South Africa, Rohit had a very quiet match here. 1

Cheteshwar Pujara: Pujara scored so quickly that there was no way that Rohit Sharma would have even thought to call him ‘Ben Stokes’. Pujara had a big innings in him, but missed out on a hundred yet again. 8

Virat Kohli: We were shocked. Perhaps Bangladesh were, too. Virat Kohli, the second ranked Test batsman, was out for a duck against a struggling side at home. Rohit fan accounts were loving it, having been cheered up nicely after Rohit’s early dismissal. Kohli’s use of review can improve, too, but used the bowlers well. 3

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Ajinkya Rahane: His excellent recent form has continued. Bangladesh offered gaps and Rahane placed the ball expertly into them. As Bangladesh felt they could get into the game after Kohli’s dismissal, Rahane and Agarwal snuffed them out. His slip catching will be of focus, though. 8

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Ravindra Jadeja: Top order runs. Jadeja then pouncing with fast runs down the order. The template of India’s home season so far. No wickets, but not needed given how dominant India’s seamers were. 7

Wriddhiman Saha: Stop the press. Wriddhiman Saha got to bat. After batting a total of 20 balls in the recent South Africa series, Saha batted 11 here. In terms of wicket-keeping, the below image could have very well been Saha, chilling out getting the best view of India’s seamers at work. 4

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Umesh Yadav: Smashing runs at strike rates of 250 and 300. Taking wickets at strike rates in the region of 40. The term “Lord Umesh” can’t be used sarcastically in India’s home season. We are seeing the good Umesh. The one who swings the ball beautifully, with control. 8

Ravichandran Ashwin: It is not often that Ashwin takes the back seat in a Test at home. Here, he chipped in when needed. A solid display, with the bulk of the work done by the seamers. 7

Mohammed Shami: The magnificent setup of Mushfiqur Rahim in the first innings was something to behold. Cricketing beauty. Shami was absolutely relentless all game, never letting the Bangladesh batsmen settle. It was like a father who wouldn’t take it easy on his young child. 9

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Ishant Sharma: Accounted for Shadman Islam twice. Swung the ball both ways, as did his fast bowling teammates. Ishant continues to showcase his improvement over the past three years. 8

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Bangladesh

Shadman Islam: Entered Test cricket a year ago with a First-Class average in the mid-40s. This is a whole different ball game, though. Out for six off 24 balls twice. Not quite the ‘consistency’ you want. 1

Imrul Kayes: Out twice for six? Just 12 runs in total. Both inside and outside edge under significant threat? Opposition bowlers are happy. A dropped catch? A 211-run price. Bangladesh selectors thinking he was the answer? Priceless. 0

Mominul Haque: “Shakib, please come back”. For 28, Mominul still looks quite young. For now. Just wait till the series is over… 4

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Mohammad Mithun: His “softer than a pillow” dismissal in the second dig summed up Bangladesh’s game. 3

Mushfiqur Rahim: Not keeping, but batting at five. Makes little sense considering Mushfiqur is the team’s best batsman. Had some luck, but fought hard in both digs. A quality player. 8

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Mahmudullah: Looked scratchy in both innings. A total of 25 runs is not adequate enough for one of the team’s most experienced players. 3

Liton Das: Who says you can’t transfer white-ball form into the Test arena? Liton loves 20s and 30s in ODIs and T20Is, so repeated it in Tests. Looked quite good at times, but his talent justifies a bit more. 5

Mehidy Hasan Miraz: With an expensive economy rate of 4.62 in 25 overs, RCB might come knocking on the door in the IPL 2020 Auction. Just not delivering enough control in overseas Tests. A good second innings knock bumps his rating up. 3

Taijul Islam: Expensive and wicketless with the ball. A game to forget. 1

Abu Jayed: Bowled beautifully in patches. Dismissing Rohit and Kohli cheaply is something to be proud of. However, in what is Bangladesh’s story in nearly 20 years of Test cricket, it wasn’t sustained for long enough. 6.5

Ebadot Hossain: The only Bangladeshi bowler to go at under four runs an over. His economy rate of 3.70, while still high, looked mighty economical compared to the rest of his teammates. Like Abu Jayed, his decent patches weren’t sustained for long enough. 2


So, there we have it. The easiest of wins for India, who now have six wins out of six games in the World Test Championship.

For Bangladesh, the pink ball is up next. If they thought the red ball moved quite a bit in Indore, another thing might be coming in Kolkata. Their best bet is perhaps a prayer or two.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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