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India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 2nd Test – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the day-night Test match at the Eden Gardens.

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Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The much-awaited day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh will kick-start on Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The spot-light over the day-night fixture and pink ball shadows the loop-sided contest between the two teams. India took a 1-0 lead in this 2-match Test series as they defeated the visitors by an innings and 130 runs. Bangladesh collectively scored 363 runs in the match while India made 493 runs in their first innings for the loss of only six wickets.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the day-night Test match at the Eden Gardens:

0 – None of the players in present Bangladesh squad has ever played a day-night first-class match. Bangladesh hosted only one D/N first-class match till date – The Bangladesh Cricket League 2012/13 final between Central Zone and North Zone at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

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1 – The game on Friday will be the first-ever day/night Test match featuring India as well as Bangladesh. Among the first ten full-member nations, India and Bangladesh are the only teams to not have played a D/N Test thus far. Interestingly, this game will be the first-ever D/N Test hosted by India and also the first in the sub-continent.


5 – Only five players from the Indian Test squad never featured in a pink-ball match – Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav and Shubman Gill. Mohammed Shami and Wriddhiman Saha also never played a first-class match played under the lights with the pink ball.

However, the duo played for Mohun Bagan during the CAB Super League final which was the first-ever match hosted by India played with pink ball. Remaining 8 players in the squad played at least one Duleep Trophy match which was played with the pink ball under the lights.


5 – Mayank Agarwal scored a fifty in each of the five innings he played in the day-night match with the pink-ball. During the 2016/17 Duleep Trophy, Mayank recorded scores of 92, 161, 58, 57 and 52.


6 – India won each of their last six matches in Test cricket which equals their longest winning streak in this format of 6 consecutive wins in 2013. India has a chance to better their winning streak in the game starting on Friday.


21Mohammed Shami has taken 21 wickets in Test cricket at the Eden Gardens which are the most by any current Indian bowler. Shami claimed those 21 scalps in just three Tests at an average of 17.52 with help of a 5-wicket haul.


120.5 – Rohit Sharma has a batting average of 120.5 in first-class cricket at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored an unbeaten 200 in Ranji Trophy and 177 on his Test debut in 2013. In the 2016 Test against New Zealand, Rohit scored 82 in the 2nd innings here. His world record 264 in an ODI also came in a match at the Eden Gardens.


398 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has struck across all formats in International cricket thus far. Rohit needs two more sixes to be the first Indian and will join Chris Gayle (534) and Shahid Afridi (476) as the only players to hit 400+ sixes in International cricket. Rohit is currently tied with Brendon McCullum and will be the fastest to 400 International sixes when he hits those two.


858 – Mayank Agarwal has amassed 858 runs from 12 innings in Test cricket. If he scores 142 more runs in the next Test innings, he will become the joint 2nd fastest player and the quickest Indian to reach 1000 runs in this format. The Indian record is currently held by Vinod Kambli in 14 innings.

Only four players (none from India) have reached 1000 Test runs in less than 10 matches. The Kolkata Test will be Agarwal’s 9th match of his Test career and he will have a chance of joining this elite list.


4968 – Virat Kohli needs 32 more runs to become the first Indian captain and only the 6th overall to complete 5000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli will also be the quickest to the milestone when he scores those 32 runs.


14988 – Runs Cheteshwar Pujara has scored in his 193-match first-class career. Pujara amassed 14988 runs at an average of 53.72 in FC cricket with 49 Test tons and 53 fifties.

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