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Bangladesh vs India - 2nd Match

Series: India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date: 08 March 2018

India 140/4 (18.4 Ovs) RR: 7.50 | India won by 6 wkts

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Good day for the tri-series then. Showstoppers India get off the mark, having now beaten Bangladesh in six out of the six Twenty20 Internationals they have come up against. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh lock horns on Saturday at the Premadasa, so expect people to outnumber sundries on the day at least. We'll be back for that. Until next time, this is Pratyush Sinha bidding goodbye alongside Akshay Maanay, K Nagaraju, Raju Peethala and Nikhil Jadhav. Have a great week ahead. It's three days to Monday.. ta-ta!

Rohit - captain, India: "I think it was a great performance, something that was expected from us. Right from the start to the end, it was clinical and a complete team effort. We looked into what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting the length was the option for us. We wanted their batsmen to take on the longer boundaries. Bowlers executed plans very well. We kept it simple and got the basics right, which was missing in the first game. Catching is something where there's always room for improvement. We want to get better as a fielding side. We are much better than that."

Mahmudullah - captain, Bangladesh: "We didn't bat well. We should have scored 30 more runs. We need to find out how to get runs on these kind of wickets. Think the bowlers did a pretty good job. We need to rotate the strike more often. Dot balls create pressure on batsmen. Need to find gaps and get boundaries in the middle overs. One win will boost us and will reflect in our game. Hopefully we'll get it."

Vijay Shankar - Player of the Match: "Been looking forward to this. Have been working hard, so very happy. Bowling has given me something extra in my game. We got wickets today, which helped us restrict them. A lot of people (inspired me). Being with this team is a dream for every cricketer. Everyone in the dressing room is very supportive."

Hang on for the presentations.. (6 guests, three cardboard cheques and Roshan Abeysinghe await us)

10:32pm local: A dumpster fire is more alive than this match ever was. The fact that Bangladesh couldn't lay into a second-string Indian side that was conceding extras and dropping catches -- as many as four -- is harrowing. And then to see young batsmen and Rohit Sharma fail in a chase sustained solely by the genius of Shikhar Dhawan must hurt, especially the new-age Bangladesh. India sailed through on yet another fifty by their left-handed opener, who's left his limitations behind in the yellow pages. What will this team do without him?

18.4
1
Rubel to Manish Pandey, 1 run, diving half-stop at point by Mehidy but that won't matter much. Manish Pandey has thrown his hands at the width and gotten his side over the line. India win by 6 wickets
18.3
0
Rubel to Manish Pandey, no run, doesn't get the timing right. Throws his hands and miscues the drive to cover

Scores level

18.2
1
Rubel to Karthik, 1 run, stays in the crease and slices this ball towards extra cover. Softs the impacts, and hence could buy some time for the single
18.1
1
Rubel to Manish Pandey, 1 run, cramped for room, Manish Pandey punches this back of a length delivery straight down the ground. 2 needed

Rubel Hossain [3.0-0-21-2] is back into the attack

The last over, hopefully

17.6
1
Mustafizur to Manish Pandey, 1 run, slower delivery ticked straight to square leg. And they've charged across for the run. And the throw at the bowler's end wasn't going to scare Manish Pandey one bit. 3 runs needed
17.5
4
Mustafizur to Manish Pandey, FOUR, there's width again and there's Manish Pandey at it again. Gets on his toes, reaches out and cuts it uppishly through cover-point
17.4
0
Mustafizur to Manish Pandey, no run, back-footed to run this round the corner. Finds the fielder though. Mustafizur tries to cramp Manish Pandey for room this time

I'm just counting down the runs for fun. You know why

17.3
1
Mustafizur to Karthik, 1 run, scythes at the width and thrashes it behind the point fielder. 8 needed
17.2
1
Mustafizur to Manish Pandey, 1 run, stays put and uses his hands to guide the ball behind backward point. He's using the width that Mustafizur's over the wicket angle to the right-hander comes readymade with. 9 needed
17.1
4
Mustafizur to Manish Pandey, FOUR, 119ks cutter going across Manish Pandey who deftly guides it late through third man. Dive in the deep but that's for nothing. 10 needed

Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

16.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Manish Pandey, 1 run, manoeuvres this from the crease. Just opens the face of the bat to guide this back of a length delivery past point. Just the 14 needed
16.5
2
Taskin Ahmed to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, uppishly punched over cover. Gets lucky with a little bit of height else.. Early into the shot

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, out Caught by Liton Das!! Miscues it to deep mid-wicket. Taskin Ahmed was bowling from round the wicket, Dhawan tries to lay into that with his leg-side loft but gets it a bit straighter than intended. End of another of Dhawan's specials. He's nearly gotten India there.Dhawan c Liton Das b Taskin Ahmed 55(43) [4s-5 6s-2]

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

16.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Manish Pandey, 1 run, gets tall with the length and swivel-pulls this short ball one-legged, pirouetting on his left toe
16.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, 1 run, pushes it on the up to mid-off. Quick single in the face of that wide throw
16.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Manish Pandey, 1 run, back of a length outside off, shunted to third man

Taskin Ahmed [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

15.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, no run, played back to a full ball and squirts it out somehow. Bails out, though. Mushfiq ran back and stylishly deflected the ball onto the stumps
15.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Manish Pandey, 1 run, now a full toss that's punches to long-on
15.4
4
Nazmul Islam to Manish Pandey, FOUR, possibly the worst follow-up delivery you can bowl. Beat him with turn last ball and now drops one short. Pulled off the back foot
15.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Manish Pandey, no run, a bit of turn. Manish Pandey's wanting to run a single to third man and nearly edges it to the keeper
15.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, 1 run, fired flat on middle and leg, stabbed to long-on
15.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Manish Pandey, 1 run, outside off, Manish Pandey pushes a single to long-off
14.6
1
Rubel to Manish Pandey, 1 run, cramped by this back of a length delivery that kicks up extra, but Manish Pandey's nicely ridden it wide of cover. 27 needed off 30
14.5
1
Rubel to Dhawan, 1 run, slower length ball on the pads, Dhawan waits and swats it round the corner
14.4
0
Rubel to Dhawan, no run, back of a length 137ks delivery angled across, Dhawan can't get it past the off-side infield
14.3
1
Rubel to Manish Pandey, 1 run, stabbed to cover for a single
14.2
2
Rubel to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a jabby ramp over the slipper. Rahman runs across and cuts it off from deep backward point. Looked like a boundary until then

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.1
0
Rubel to Raina, out Caught by Mehidy Hasan!! Once they find you out, they find you out. Short ball gets Raina again. Was caught in an awkward position, trying to play a short ball with a crouch instead of off back foot. Ends up chipping it tamely to the fielder at square leg. Raina c Mehidy Hasan b Rubel 28(27) [4s-1 6s-1]

Rubel to Raina, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Rubel Hossain [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

13.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Raina, 1 run, this time only as far as mid-on. Use of the feet again. 32 needed
13.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, 1 run, comes down the track and stabs it to long-on
13.4
1
Nazmul Islam to Raina, 1 run, pinches a single through covers
13.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, byes, 1 run, this skidded on straight after pitching. Dhawan was long way down the track, doesn't get bat to ball, and yeah that's a missed stumping. Keeper makes a meal of it. Didn't read it either. None of them
13.2
4
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, FOUR, consecutive fifties for Dhawan. Gets there off an absolute filth. Nazmul Islam sees him making room, fired it down leg. Way down leg. And Dhawan just helped it through fine leg

Claps go around as India rack up 100

13.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Raina, 1 run, fired on the bast of leg-stump from over the wicket, squirted out to deep square leg.

Nazmul Islam, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

12.6
0
Mahmudullah to Dhawan, no run, comes down the track and finds extra cover with his soft-handed punch. He's gotten singles off these tonight -- plenty of them -- but not this time. 41 needed
12.5
1
Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, turns it to backward square leg
12.4
1
Mahmudullah to Dhawan, 1 run, got too close to the pitch of the ball there. Used his feet and then had to chip it out towards long-off
12.3
6
Mahmudullah to Dhawan, SIX, Dhawan shows how to deal with lengths like these. Rocks back and mauls the drag-down over deep mid-wicket
12.2
1
Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, quicker on the stumps, worked to long-on
12.1
2
Mahmudullah to Raina, 2 runs, dropped short and all Raina does is pick it up over square leg. Could have taken more off that

Mahmudullah, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

11.6
1
Mustafizur to Raina, 1 run, good dive at backward point and Raina's open-batted glide, and that after making room, fetches just the single. India need 52 runs in 48 balls
11.5
0
Mustafizur to Raina, no run, short 133ks ball booming over his right shoulder, Raina just evades it. The last thing he wants to give away his wicket to
11.4
1
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 1 run, gives this pull shot a real go. Had his weight in front, so the hands had to generate all the power
11.3
1
Mustafizur to Raina, 1 run, swivelled round the corner there
11.2
1
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 1 run, he's jumped out of the crease to the wrong length. Shorter than he thought, just manages to chip it over Tamim running back from extra cover say. And the batsmen settle for a single, after nearly colliding into each other. Raina wasn't keen on the second
11.1
1
Mustafizur to Raina, 1 run, cleanly makes room, exposing the stumps entirely, and picks Mustafizur with an open-bat punch through covers

Mustafizur Rahman [2.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, no run, Bangladesh review: Dhawan charges down and nearly yorks himself, and Rahim looked convinced behind the stumps. Seems to be no bat on first replay. Clearly missing the inside edge. Ball tracking is in, and it's umpire's call on impact and wickets. Just tickling the leg-stump, so the onfield decision stays. And so does Bangladesh's review

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10.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, no run, front leg out on the push but can't beat mid-off
10.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, no run, not the first time we've seen Dhawan miss that. The sweep, early into the shot and was hit on the forearm there
10.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, 1 run, makes room and has to open-battedly squeeze out a quicker delivery aimed for the stumps
10.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, no run, slider, Raina prods out a forward defence
10.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, gets a big stride out and sweeps it round the corner
9.6
4
Soumya Sarkar to Raina, FOUR, that is Raina at his very best. Looks so composed when he plays that chipped loft over extra cover. Stays stable at the crease and opens up the off-side with exquisite timing
9.5
0
Soumya Sarkar to Raina, no run, looks to be cheeky, stands way outside leg and was made to reach out for a full and wide delivery, makes contact off the toe-end and trips over after losing balance. Looked comical realtime
9.4
1
Soumya Sarkar to Dhawan, 1 run, veering in full at the stumps, Dhawan creams the flick through mid-wicket
9.3
1
Soumya Sarkar to Raina, 1 run, charges out of his crease and chips the cut behind point
9.3
1
Soumya Sarkar to Raina, wide, digs it short and gets too much height on that, called wide
9.2
1
Soumya Sarkar to Dhawan, 1 run, advances and adjusts smartly to splice the punch wide of mid-off
9.1
0
Soumya Sarkar to Dhawan, no run, 115ks, Dhawan had to generate pace on that, punch-drives as hard as he can, but can't get it past cover

Soumya Sarkar, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

8.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, no run, stays legside, opens the bat face and taps the ball to cover
8.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, firmly punches to short cover and speeds off for a quick single
8.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, 1 run, nicely flicked away behind square
8.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, another 94ks slider, Dhawan fails to lay bat on the defensive push and is hit pretty high on the pad. Appeal for leg before, but the angle might have taken it down leg. They don't conisder a review either
8.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, 1 run, tucked away through square leg, Mehidy Hasan is just firing it in
8.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, shuffles down the pitch and works this quicker delivery through mid-wicket
7.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller and wider, Dhawan inside edges his drive onto the pad and gathers a single as the ball escapes into the off-side
7.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, digs it into the pitch, Raina hops and drops the ball into the vacant spaces at mid-wicket, easy single
7.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, 1 run, touch short, Dhawan's quick to rock back and pull to deep square
7.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, better. Keeps it full on off-stump, Dhawan drives, but can't pierce the gap on the off-side
7.2
4
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, FOUR, another swivel and this one's shovelled to the deep backward square fence. Taskin needs to reconsider his lengths, can't keep bowling short to such a quality batsman
7.1
6
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, SIX, when you bowl a short ball to Dhawan around leg stump, you better head back to your bowling crease, because there is only one way the ball's gonna go. Into the stands. 12 rows back. SD swivels and parcels it into the vacant stands over fine leg

Taskin Ahmed [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

6.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, no run, looped up around off, pushed back to the bowler
6.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, no run, presses forward and drives a slider to the left of short extra cover, a diving stop from the fielder there
6.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, shortens his length and pushes it aroud middle, Dhawan clips to deep square
6.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, 1 run, eases a single down to long-off
6.2
6
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, SIX, Raina's go-to stroke against the spinners, the slogsweep. Goes down on one knee, picks the flight and lauches Mehidy Hasan over cow corner. Clean as a whistle
6.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Raina, no run, quicker delivery, fires it in on the stumps, Raina tucks himself into a block
5.6
0
Rubel to Dhawan, no run, is happy to sit back and bunt this length ball into the off-side
5.5
1
Rubel to Raina, 1 run, dropped. Mehidy, the fielder. He was standing at leg gully position, had very less reaction time, straight in and straight out. All that after Raina flicked one off his pads, another day and it would have gone straight into the hands of the fielder
5.4
1
Rubel to Dhawan, 1 run, lovely late cut now, saunters across for a single to square third man
5.3
4
Rubel to Dhawan, FOUR, short around off-stump, Dhawan had enough time to pick his spot, swivels and lays into the pull through mid-wicket
5.2
1
Rubel to Raina, 1 run, a direct hit at the bowler's end would have been curtains for Raina. He taps the ball in front of cover and calls for a quick single, had to put in a desperate headfirst dive and thankfully for him the throw misses the target

Suresh Raina, left handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Rubel to Pant, out Bowled!! Ah, this is getting contagious. Another chop on, Rishabh Pant the latest entrant. Must say, this was a poor shot selection from the Delhi lad, gets width alright but he is so reluctant to move his feet, just throws the kitchen sink in hope and drags it back onto his timbers. Pant b Rubel 7(8) [4s-1]

Rubel to Pant, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Rubel Hossain [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

4.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Pant, 1 run, dabs the ball to cover and nabs another quick single
4.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pant, no run, jumps down the pitch and quickly realizes he ain't gonna get to the pitch of the ball, nicely pads it away with an extended lunge forward
4.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, slider, looks to tuck Dhawan for room, he nudges it into the leg-side and takes off
4.3
4
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, FOUR, risky, but effective. Reaches out for the flighted delivery outside off and controls the sweep behind square, no-one in the deep
4.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Pant, 1 run, smart batting this from the youngster. Pushes the ball in front of cover and sneaks a quick single
4.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Pant, no run, floats it up around off-stump, Pant prods forward and defends solidly

Mehidy Hasan, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Time for spin now. Mehedi with the ball, one slip in place

3.6
1
Mustafizur to Pant, 1 run, full and homing in towards middle and leg, Pant goes whack on the flick, drags it off the inside half to deep square
3.5
4
Mustafizur to Pant, FOUR, yorker? No problem says Rishabh Pant who unveils those mighty bottom hand power to whiplash it over mid-wicket. Gee, he hit that really hard
3.4
0
Mustafizur to Pant, no run, here is a chance for the outrageously talented Rishabh Pant. Gets a short ball first up and he mistimes the pull to short fine leg

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

3.3
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, out Bowled!! Chopped on! Another failure for Rohit Sharma. No room on offer on this cross seam delivery, Rohit decides to sit back and guide it down to third man with an open bat face, the ball darted back in a touch to catch the inside edge and shatter the stumps. He looked good in his brief stay and I'm sure he would be gutted having failed to convert this into a big one. Rohit b Mustafizur 17(13) [4s-3]

Mustafizur to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

3.2
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, no run, full outside off, driven gorgeously, but straight it goes to the man at cover
3.1
1
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 1 run, gentle length delivery sprayed on the pads, Dhawan helps it through square leg for a single

Mustafizur Rahman [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

2.6
1
Rubel to Dhawan, 1 run, full and zooms in towards the pads, Dhawan drills it straight and a half-stop from Rubel enables the single
2.5
1
Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, turns his bat face early on the flick and sends a leading edge behind point
2.5
1
Rubel to Rohit, wide, looks to slash a wide delivery, too far outside off stump, wided
2.4
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, that's a corker, bowled at 140ks. Lands on back of a length and takes off.. Rohit searches for the ball with an air of uncertainty, nowhere near; the ball seamed away with a lot of oomph and the extra bounce made Rohit look like a school boy. Well past the edge
2.3
1
Rubel to Dhawan, 1 run, shapes it back into Dhawan, he gets a big inside edge onto pad that rolls into the square leg area
2.2
1
Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, wide of off-stump, Rohit steers a single down to third man
2.1
4
Rubel to Rohit, FOUR, edged and four! Straightens off the seam around off-stump, catches a thick outside edge as Rohit looks to push off the back foot and off she goes....very fine of third man

Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

1.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, 137ks, pitches outside leg and leaps sharply into Dhawan who fails to lay bat on the tuck, hit on the thigh pad and drops dead near his feet
1.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, 1 run, angled in on middle, worked away into the leg-side for a single
1.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, FOUR, not too much width but Rohit has such good hand-eye co-ordination. Lazy elegance. Times the pants of this length ball as he crashes it square on the off-side, no-one moved
1.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, no run, bowls it full and straight, Rohit's drive finds mid-on
1.2
4
Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, FOUR, nonchalant! Picks up the length early and nails the pull over mid-wicket. Fast hands, excellent timing and placement
1.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, no run, and there comes the typical Rohit Sharma tentative push. Hangs his bat outside off sans any feet and gets beaten on the outside edge. Lovely away movement on offer there for Taskin

Taskin Ahmed, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Similar field for Taskin

0.6
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, 134ks short ball, climbs up over Dhawan's head as he watches it sail over to the keeper
0.5
1
Mustafizur to Rohit, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, Rohit waits on the back foot and tucks it round the corner
0.4
1
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 1 run, fizzes off the pitch and rushes onto Dhawan, he deflects it off the inside half into the leg-side
0.3
2
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 2 runs, picks it up off his pads and chips the flick over mid-wicket, got a faint leading edge on that but he had placed it in the gap
0.2
4
Mustafizur to Dhawan, FOUR, width and bam! Dhawan sits back and flays that behind point. Can't bowl there to Dhawan, he is so dismissive
0.1
1
Mustafizur to Rohit, 1 run, bowls it on back of a length and slants it wide of off-stump, Rohit opens the bat face and guides a single down to third man

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Mustafizur will open the attack