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India Beat Bangladesh by an Innings & 130 Runs

India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in the first Test in Indore on Saturday, riding on one of the most hostile fast bowling performances in recent times. This huge victory was along the expected lines. And it was completely dominated by the Indian pacers as they first bundled out Bangladesh for 150 in the first innings and then picked four wickets in the first session of the 2nd innings itself on Saturday.  Umesh Yadav gave India first success when he dismissed Imrul Kayes for 6. In the very next over Ishant Sharma removed opener Shadman Islam for 6. After that Mohammed Shami bowled a fiery spell and picked up two wickets before lunch to leave Bangladesh struggling. The visitors were 60 for four after the first session, trailing India by 283 runs. Shami continued the good work after lunch as he sent back Mahmudullah for 15. Bangladesh had lost half of their side for 72. After that Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das launched a mini-revival of Bangladesh innings as the duo stitched together a 63-run stand for the sixth wicket. But Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Liton  Das for 35, who charged down the track and lofted a straight delivery into the hands of Ashwin. Bangladesh fought back in the post Lunch session, losing just a couple of wickets and scoring over 130 runs. Ashwin wrapped up the innings as he finished with figures of three for 42 in the second innings. The pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took a total of 14 wickets in the match to demolish the visitors in both the innings. With the bat, Mayank Agarwal was the star for the home side as he brought up his second double hundred in the longest format of the game. In terms of performance, there was a  huge gap between the two sides and it could only get worse for Bangladesh from here onwards as the Indian pace attack, in the upcoming Day/Night Test with the pink ball at Eden Gardens, is expected to hit more hard to their already damaged batting mindset.