SCORECARD: INDIA VS BANGLADESH

India ended the rain-hit first day at 239 for no loss in 56 overs with opener Shikhar Dhawan unbeaten on 150 and Murali Vijay on 89.

With weather forecast painting a gloomy picture, there is every possibility of heavens opening up in the remaining three days which might leave Virat Kohli's men with very little time to take 20 wickets and enforce an outright result in the match.

Kohli, who is eager to get on with the proceedings, might just feel a tad frustrated at the turn of events which are beyond his control.

However, the most interesting piece of statistic that has emerged out of this already rain-marred game is the fact that this is the very first time that a Test match is being played in Bangladesh in the month of June.

According to statistics published in a cricket website, 50 Test matches (including the current one) so far have been held in Bangladesh and never ever has a Test match been played in the months of June, July, August or September, which is peak monsoon season in this part of the world.

The seven Test matches that India have played till date have been held in November (2000), December (2004-05), May (2007) and January (2010) when the possibility of heavy rain is very less.

There was an air of inevitability about rain playing a party pooper during this short series.

Teams:

India:
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shuvagata Hom, Jubair Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Shahid.

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