Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) World champion Magnus Carlsen and five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand rung the Eden bell ahead of the second day of India’s first pink ball Test against Bangladesh being played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Anand and Norweigan Carlsen are in the city to take part in the 2019 Tata Steel Chess tournament which is part of the Grand Chess Tour. Carlsen looked dapper in casual formals while Anand was wearing a suit and was his usual classy self. They were accompanied by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) secretary Avishek Dalmiya.
After Day 1, Carlsen steered ahead of the rivals winning two and drawing one game and ended the day with five points overall as each of the rapid games are worth two points for a win and one for a draw. Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the United States before going down to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia.
At the end of Day 1, a Ishant Sharma five-for helped India skittle Bangladesh out for 106 with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring half centuries to take the hosts past the paltry total and end the day at 174/3.