India's fast bowlers made the ball talk on a helpful track, reducing Bangladesh to 71 for three in 31 overs, just after the first session on day one of the first Test on Thursday.The trio of Umesh Yadav (10-3-27-1), Ishant Sharma (7-4-12-1) and Mohammed Shami (8-2-16-1) made life difficult for the visiting team batsmen after Bangladesh opted to bat after winning the toss.
At the stroke of lunch they were tottering at 63 for three with skipper Mominul Haque (22 batting, 56 balls) and the seasoned Mushfiqur Rahim (14 batting, 22 balls) at the crease, having added 32 runs for the fourth wicket.
The pace unit, which has been on the top of its game over the last 24 months, bowled a probing line during the first spell and the disconcerting extra bounce made life difficult for the Bangladeshi batsmen.
Comeback man Imrul Kayes (6, 18 balls) looked troubled from the start as Umesh kept troubling him with deliveries that came back sharply after pitching, literally cutting the left-hander into half.
However Umesh was having some problems in his follow through as he was stepping into the danger area. In order to avoid getting a warning, he started coming wide off the crease and created the angle where it beat the edge after pitching. He bowled one fast and full as Kayes was squared up, giving a regulation catch to Ajinkya Rahane at third slip.
Ishant on the other hand was using his height to create an awkward bounce from the length and got young Shadman Islam (6, 24 balls) to edge one to Wriddhiman Saha, who easily caught it with a 'reverse cup'.