Bangladesh crumble to defeat

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Bangladesh's test debut, having started on a high note, ended in a nine-wicket defeat to India yesterday. The 10th and newest side to the Test arena were skittled for 91 in their second innings, only 62 ahead, and India swept to success.

Bangladesh's test debut, having started on a high note, ended in a nine-wicket defeat to India yesterday. The 10th and newest side to the Test arena were skittled for 91 in their second innings, only 62 ahead, and India swept to success.

Bangladesh, who launched the match encouragingly by making 400 in their first innings, were undone by Javagal Srinath (3 for 19) and the left-armer Sunil Joshi (3 for 27) when they batted again, 29 behind.

The man-of-the-match Joshi had also made his mark with the bat earlier in the day, finishing with 92 as India extended their overnight 366 for 7 to 429 all out. Bangladesh, whose first-innings total was the second highest by a team in their maiden Test, after Zimbabwe's 456 against India at Harare in 1992-93, could scarcely have produced a more contrasting effort in the second innings.

Only two players reached double figures as Bangladesh's last seven wickets fell for 38.

Fourth day of five; Bangladesh won toss

BANGLADESH - First Innings 400 (Aminul Islam 145; S B Joshi 5-142).

INDIA - First Innings (Overnight: 366 for 7)

S B Joshi c Rokon b Mohammad 92 A B Agarkar c Das b Naimur 34 J Srinath c and b Mohammad 2 Zaheer Khan not out 7 Extras (b13 lb4 w2) 19 Total (141.3 overs) 429

Fall: 1-66, 2-104, 3-155, 4-175, 5-190, 6-236, 7-357, 8-413, 9-421.

Bowling: Hasibul 19-2-60-0; Bikash 19-3-64-1; Naimur 44.3-9-132-6; Mohammad 51-12-117-3; Habibul 8-0-39-0.

BANGLADESH - Second Innings

Shahriar Hossain lbw b Joshi 7 Mehrab Hossain c Kartik b Zaheer 2 Habibul Bashar c Zaheer b Agarkar 30 Aminul Islam lbw b Agarkar 6 Al Sahariar Rokon c and b Joshi 6 Akram Khan c Das b Joshi 2 Khaled Mashud not out 21 ÿNaimur Rahman c Ganguly b Srinath 3 Mohammed Rafique c Ganguly b Srinath 4 *Hasibul Hussain lbw b Srinath 0 Bikash Ranjan Das c Das b Kartik 0 Extras (b7 lb1 nb2) 10 Total (46.3 overs) 91

Fall: 1-11, 2-32, 3-43, 4-53, 5-53, 6-69, 7-76, 8-81, 9-81.

Bowling: Srinath 11-3-19-3; Zaheer Khan 5-0-20-1; Agarkar 11-4-16-2; Joshi 18-5-27-3; Kartik 1.3-0-1-1.

INDIA - Second Innings

S S Das not out 22 S Ramesh b Hasibul Hussain 1 *R Dravid not out 41 Extras 0 Total (for 1, 15 overs) 64

Fall: 1-11.

Did not bat: S C Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, ÿS S Karim, A B Agarkar, J Srinath, Zaheer Khan, M Kartik, S B Joshi.

Bowling: Hasibul 6-0-31-1; Bikash 3-0-8-0; Naimur 4-0-22-0; Mohammad 2-0-3-0.

Umpires: S A Bucknor (WI) and D R Shepherd (Eng).

* The former International Cricket Council president Jagmohan Dalmiya's home in Calcutta was searched by Indian police yesterday as part of investigations into television rights granted for international matches, including last year's World Cup.

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