On Saturday, Indian batsmen Ajinkya Rahane said that batting under the lights in the ongoing historic Day-Night Test against Bangladesh was a challenging task. This is the first-ever pink ball Test for both India and Bangladesh cricket teams. Ajinkya Rahane amassed 51 runs in the first innings. Rahane said that batsmen would have a different strategy in the final session with the pink ball. He said, “It’s a historic Test match and I am really glad to be part of this. As a batman, I thought the first and the second session were easy to bat on. But under lights, with the late swing, it is challenging for batsmen. The twilight period is always challenging.”
“In the first session, the ball comes on nicely with no lateral movement. Later with the dew coming in, the strategy should be different. You need to play positive cricket in the first session and capitalize on that,” the senior batsmen added.
When reporters asked about the catch he dropped to deny R Ashwin the wicket of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, he responded, “You still have to be positive, you have to look for that catch. The attitude matters a lot after dropping a catch. We still have to come tomorrow and come hard at them. One wicket at a time is what we are thinking. We still respect the Bangladesh team and one wicket is what we are looking for at the moment.”