Eden Garden was filled with spectators and fans alike on all four days as tickets were sold out.
It didn’t come as a surprise that India beat Bangladesh by a big margin. What did come as a surprise was how many people attended the match. People filled up the stands in all the days, cheering at every hit. It was a historic moment for both teams.
Virat Kohli and company beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs and won the series 2-0. Kohli led his team with a century in India’s sole innings of the Test match. They beat Bangladesh on all fronts - fielding, batting, and bowling - and added to their lead atop the World Test Championship’s points table.
India’s trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohd Shami and Ishant Sharma made short work of their opponents by utilizing different bowling techniques. Yadav cleaned up Bangladesh’s batting line-up by picking up a fifer in the second innings. Ishant Sharma was named Man of the Match for taking nine wickets, as well as Man of the Series for taking 12 wickets overall.
By winning the match, they have amassed 360 points in the World Test Championship. They are followed by Australia with 180 points.
Eden Gardens was packed to the brim, with tickets for the fourth day even running out. The scenario reminded BCCI President Sourav Ganguly of the iconic 2001 Test against Australia in Kolkata.
In an interview, he said ‘Oh! It is an absolutely amazing feeling. Feels great. Look for yourself. It brings back memories of the 2001 Test match if you ask me. This is what Test cricket should be, packed stadiums… Just take a look around. Do you see this? Have you seen this in Test cricket? When was the last time you had a capacity crowd watching a Test match? Feels like it is a World Cup final’.
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