India thumped Bangladesh to win the historic day-night Test by an innings and 46 runs inside three days and clinched the two-match series 2-0 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
With the win, India became the first side in Test history to register four consecutive victories by an innings. And, by the virtue of this win, Virat Kohli became the first captain to win four consecutive Tests by an innings.
In addition to this, the win at the Eden Gardens was also India’s seventh consecutive Test victory as the hosts recorded their best-ever run in the longest format.
India had previously won six consecutive Tests under MS Dhoni’s leadership in 2013.
As far as the match is concerned, Kohli hit a sparkling century, his 27th in Tests and 70th in international cricket, to ensure India did not need to bat for the second time in their maiden Pink Ball Test.
The Indian skipper scored 136 as the hosts declared their innings on 347/9 after Ishant Sharma rattled Bangladesh. The visitors were bowled out for 106 on the opening day.
Then Umesh Yadav claimed five wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 195 in the first session of play on Day 3.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 24, 2019
Kolkata you have been amazing. 🙌🏼
Terrific display by the lads. 💪🏼Let's keep the momentum going 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TBrP1fGNKw
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 24, 2019
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision" First pink ball test victory ! 👍Well done boys 😊🇮🇳💪👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/iXYvncGaHF
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 24, 2019
Privileged to be a part of the #PinkBallTest, was a great experience to play the game in front of a packed Eden Gardens crowd.
Thank you @BCCI & CAB for promoting the D/N Test in India. And a big cheers to our pace bowling trio who took all the wickets in this game. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/pF6EQ0UMHL
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) November 24, 2019
Congratulations Team! It was an amazing experience to play this special Test match & to see the number of ppl who turned up, even on the 3rd day. Congratulations to @imVkohli for being the first captain in history to win 4 Consecutive Games by an innings. #IndVsBan @bcci pic.twitter.com/Ilvc90KLJe
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) November 24, 2019
Just 7 overs for the spinners in a home test match and India win by an innings. Fantastic crowd at a landmark event and a great victory for Team India #INDvBAN
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 24, 2019
Doesn’t happen often in India when the spinners hardly roll their arm over in the test match. Well done #fastbowlers on winning the game For the team🇮🇳 Disappointing cricket from Bangladesh to say the least #INDvsBAN #ishantsharma #umeshyadav #shami
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 24, 2019
India skipper Virat Kohli is now among the top five captains with the most number of Test wins!
53 – Graeme Smith
48 – Ricky Ponting
41 – Steve Waugh
36 – Clive Lloyd
33* – Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/9gpPvKVymr
— ICC (@ICC) November 24, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 24, 2019
Most wickets by Indian pacers in a home Tests:
19 wickets vs BAN, 2019 Kolkata
17 wickets vs SL, 2017 Kolkata
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) November 24, 2019
Outstanding series for India’s pace bowlers, especially Ishant and Umesh
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 24, 2019
Interesting week for Test cricket! #AUSvPAK finished within 4 days, #INDvBAN all set to end on day 3, #ENGvsNZ likely to finish on day 5 and may not have a winner or loser! Test cricket ka jawab nahi! pic.twitter.com/85Cfd7gcfP
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 24, 2019
Winning by spin is fun but winning by pace is more fun!#IndianCricket
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 24, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 24, 2019
Virat Kohli creates another world record as India's Test captain pic.twitter.com/rQIog4s3vo
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 24, 2019
— Paytm (@Paytm) November 24, 2019
India's Test wins in which spinners did not pick any wickets:
v SA, Johannesburg, 2018
v Ban, Kolkata, 2019
India's current pace attack is at the very best in their history. #IndvBan
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 24, 2019
And there it is. Afraid it has been a one-sided series. India have been too good for their opponents at test cricket in this home season.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 24, 2019
IC: BCCI pic.twitter.com/VC4Lzgu4pe
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 24, 2019