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  • 12:58 PM IST

    Done and Dusted with the national anthems. Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina and Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee ring the bell.

  • 12:52 PM IST

    Both set of players along with the umpires and match referees walk out to the middle for their national anthems. We are very close from the historic Test to begin!

  • 12:44 PM IST

    Indian coach Ravi Shastri is down for a quick interview with Laxman Sivaramankrishnan. Ravi Shastri says that they have not played this too often so it will be a kwait and watch game. Tells the biggest challenge is how the pink ball will behave. Feels that the biggest challenge is that it should have the challenges of proper Test cricket. On the ball, he says that it is a bit heavier and one will have to keep their eyes on the ball till the very end. On how he manages the current team, mhe says there is a wealth of talent and it is harder now as it is difficult to find way how to get them in the Playing XI. Shastri says that the players in the Playing XI cannot take their place for granted as there is someone ready to take their place.

  • 12:39 PM IST

    India (UNCHANGED PLAYING XI) – Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Bangladesh (PLAYING XI) – Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(C), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(WK), Nayeem Hasan (IN PLACE OF MEHIDY HASAN), Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain (IN PLACE OF TAIJUL ISLAM), Ebadat Hossain.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that even he would have batted first as the pitch looks good. Though Kohli thinks that it is not a bad thing though as the new pink ball will do something in the start. Adds that there is something underneath the surface and feels that the ball will do something later on as well. On what are the challenges, Kohli says they have to be very precise and thinks all the bowlers and fielders need to be more alert especially in the first hour. On what it means to be part of this history, he says that it is a responsibility and feels proud as a lot of legends have played before them and it is a proud moment for him and the team.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Mominul Haque, the Bangladesh skipper says they will bat first. Goes on to say that the wicket is on a drier side and that’s why they are looking to bat first. Adds that it is a very good decision to bat first. Further says that playing a pink ball Test is a very good feeling and his friends and family are there to watch the game. Says that there are two changes for them.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    TOSS – We are all set for the iconic moment as both the captains walk out to the middle for their first ever toss in a Day/Night Test. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has the special coin in hand. Up it goes and it comes down in favour of Mominul Haque. BANGLADESH OPT TO BAT.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    PITCH REPORT – Deep Das Gupta is the pitch analyst for the day and he is down now for the pitch report. Deep Das Gupta says that there is a bit of grass and it is a bit dry. Das Gupta says that it might be a bit dry keeping dew in mind. Das Gupta insists that it will be dry especially in the first innings

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