Litton Das, who had to drop down to number six in the batting order, took on Mohammed Siraj with a backfoot punch for four and a swivel-pull for six off successive balls. He had raced to a run-a-ball 25 before R Ashwin returned to put an end to the blitz with a loopy off-break that the Bangladesh batter flicked straight to KL Rahul at midwicket. Having bundled Bangladesh out for 227, India were 19 without loss at Stumps on the opening day.
Brief Scores: India 19/0 (Shubman Gill 14*) trail Bangladesh 227 (Mominul Haque 84; Umesh Yadav 4-25, R Ashwin 4-71) by 208 runs
What a soft dismissal. Litton has thrown away a promising start.
But this was good bowling from Ashwin. Tossed it up nicely to invite the shot. Bangladesh are 5 down, and yet another wicket falls just when a partnership is starting to solidify.#BANvIND pic.twitter.com/2bUDPwb9Ad
— A B H A I || Bowled Through The Gate ™ (@Abhai_BTTG) December 22, 2022