India vs Bangladesh 1st Test: We needed to actually work exhausting for this win, says KL Rahul | Cricket News

India vs Bangladesh 1st Test: We needed to actually work exhausting for this win, says KL Rahul | Cricket News
India vs Bangladesh 1st Test: We needed to actually work exhausting for this win, says KL Rahul | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: Though India registered a complete 188-run win in opposition to Bangladesh within the first Test of the two-match sequence at Chattogram on Sunday, captain KL Rahul admitted that his crew was made to essentially work exhausting for the victory.
India wrapped up the match inside one hour within the morning session, with 4 wickets wanted on the ultimate day, bowling out the hosts for 324 to take a 1-0 lead within the sequence.
AS IT HAPPENED
Bangladesh had provided dogged resistance on the fourth day morning session on Saturday with Zakir Hasan (100) hitting a affected person century, whereas Najmul Hossain Shanto (67) scoring a fifty.
“Hard fought Test match and we needed to actually work exhausting for this win. Really completely happy we did that,” Rahul, who registered his first Test win as skipper, mentioned on the post-match presentation.
“It (the pitch) did flatten out, did not fear us. Looked just like the batters have been batting comfortably. Getting runs was exhausting for the primary three days. The approach their (Bangladesh) openers batted, we needed to work exhausting.”
Rahul mentioned India needed to show issues round after shedding the ODI sequence 1-2 to Bangladesh.
“We’ve been right here for some time. The one-day sequence, it did not go as we needed. Our depth was actually excessive. We know no victory comes excessive.”
The India skippper lauded his batting unit, particularly Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant for his or her contributions within the win.
“We batted effectively within the first innings as effectively. It was a job effectively accomplished by Shreyas and Puji (Pujara), even Pant’s counter-attack. Really completely happy for them (Gill and Pujara), they utilised the chance.

Rahul additionally lavished reward on the bowling unit.
“Very happy with the best way we bowled. The pitch wasn’t actually aiding the bowlers, however they discovered one thing. Umesh (Yadav) bowled a few nice spells and introduced us again into the sport. We’ve constructed this assault through the years. They are exhibiting what high quality they’ve,” Rahul mentioned.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who hit an attacking 84 within the second innings, mentioned the pitch was a batting magnificence however they have been undone by below-par present with the willow within the first innings.
Bangladesh have been bowled out for 150 of their first innings in reply to India’s 404.
“It was a extremely good wicket to bat on however we did not bat effectively (within the first innings). Playing after 5-6 months, it wasn’t ultimate however there ought to be no excuses,” Shakib mentioned.
“Lot of credit score to India the best way they bowled. They bowled in partnerships and created stress. We need to play good cricket for all 5 days. We need to play 4 good innings to have the ability to get a end result particularly in opposition to India.”
Shakib was effusive in his reward for younger Zakir Hasan.
“He (Zakir) has been scoring a variety of runs in home runs, that is why we picked him. Hopefully, he scores much more centuries for Bangladesh.”
Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who gained the man-of-the-match award for his career-best match figures of 8 for 113 apart from a dogged 40 in India’s first innings, mentioned it wasn’t straightforward to choose up wickets within the second innings because the pitch had flattened out.
“To be very trustworthy I’m proud of the efficiency, each with bat and ball. First innings the pitch was faster than the second innings. There was some tempo within the first innings, however the second innings was very difficult,” he mentioned.
“It was slower. so I used to be making an attempt to work on my rhythm and bowl faster. Probably extra revs on the ball makes it difficult for the batters and it’s tough to step down and drive as effectively (why wrist spinners have that additional edge).
“I simply labored on my rhythm, tried to be extra aggressive and it is helped me so much. The motion is identical, simply making an attempt to be aggressive within the rhythm (about engaged on his bowling),” Kuldeep added.
The second Test of the two-match sequence will begin in Mirpur on December 22.
(With PTI inputs)

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