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India's Ishant Sharma celebrates the wicket of Shadman Islam with teammates on Day 3 of the 1st Test match between India and Bangladesh at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Nov. 16. (Surjeet Yadav/IANS photo)

INDORE — Mohammed Shami and Ravi Ashwin led the way as India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs on the third day of the first test Nov. 16.

Bangladesh, which was dismissed for 150 in its first innings, was bowled out after tea for 213 in its second.

Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with a gritty 64 before he fell to off-spinner Ashwin.

Paceman Shami took 4-31 while Ashwin picked up 3-42.

Earlier, India declared on its overnight score of 493-6 and Bangladesh was quickly in trouble as it slumped to 72-5 before Mushfiqur and wicketkeeper Liton Das staged a mini recovery by sharing a stand of 63 for the sixth wicket.

Das hit six fours in a lively 39-ball 35 before Ashwin removed him with a sharp return catch.

Mushfiqur then put on 59 for the seventh wicket with Mehedi Hasan but their partnership was broken when Hasan was bowled by paceman Umesh Yadav for 38.

Bangladesh’s last hope disappeared when Mushfiqur was caught by Cheteshwar Pujara off Ashwin.

Fourteen of the 20 Bangladesh wickets to fall in the match were taking by quick bowlers.

“It was a really clinical performance,” India captain Virat Kohli said after his team chalked up a sixth consecutive Test win.

“Our fast bowlers are on top of their game. It looks a different pitch when they are bowling. It’s a dream bowling combination for any skipper.”

India now tops the world test championship standings with 300 points from six matches.

The second and final game in the series against Bangladesh will be in Kolkata starting on November 22 and will be a first day-night test for both sides, with a pink ball rather than a red one being used.

“The pink ball does a lot more early on,” said Kohli. “The pink ball test is going to be exciting. It is going to be a landmark event for Indian test cricket.”

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