India-Afghanistan Test: Flashback of Bangladesh's debut against Sourav Ganguly's boys

Aminul Islam starred with the bat and he was the first centurion for Bangladesh as he scored 145 runs; Habibul Bashar also chipped in with a well-crafted 71 runs.

Published: 13th June 2018 09:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 09:25 PM   |  A+A-

Sourav Ganguly led the Indian team to victory (File Photo)

By Online Desk

With Afghanistan all set to play their first ever five-day game against world number one India in Bengaluru tomorrow, let's go back in the year 2000, when Bangladesh made their Test debut against Sourav Ganguly's men in Dhaka. 

Led by Naimur Rahman, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. They made a good start as they knocked a first innings total of 400 runs. Aminul Islam scored 145 runs and became the first centurion for Bangladesh.

Habibul Bashar also chipped in with a well-crafted 71 runs.

Left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi scalped five wickets to lead the Indian bowling. It was hailed as a good batting performance by the debutants. 

In reply, India scored 429 runs, courtesy half-centuries from opener Sadagoppan Ramesh, skipper Saurav Ganguly and Sunil Joshi. Naimur Rahman was the pick of the bowler as he grabbed six wickets. 

After competitive first innings from both sides, Bangladesh were bowled out for a partly total of 91 in the second innings. Only two players managed to score in double figures for the debutants. Pacer Javagal Srinath and his Karnataka colleague Joshi picked up three wickets apiece.

India won the match comfortably as they reached the target of 63 while losing only Ramesh's wicket.

Sunil Joshi was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performance that included 8 wickets and 92 runs. 

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