Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

India vs Bangladesh - 3rd T20I

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Date & Time: 10 November 2019

Bangladesh 144/10

RR: 7.44 | India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Liton Das c Washington Sundar & b Deepak Chahar c Washington Sundar & b Deepak Chahar 9820
Mohammad Naim bowled Shivam Dube bowled Shivam Dube 8148102
Soumya Sarkar c Shivam Dube & b Deepak Chahar c Shivam Dube & b Deepak Chahar 0100
Mohammad Mithun c KL Rahul & b Deepak Chahar c KL Rahul & b Deepak Chahar 272921
Mushfiqur Rahim bowled Shivam Dube bowled Shivam Dube 0100
Mahmudullah bowled Yuzvendra Chahal bowled Yuzvendra Chahal 81000
Afif Hossain c Shivam Dube & b Shivam Dube c Shivam Dube & b Shivam Dube 0100
Aminul Islam bowled Deepak Chahar bowled Deepak Chahar 9910
Shafiul Islam c KL Rahul & b Deepak Chahar c KL Rahul & b Deepak Chahar 4600
Mustafizur Rahman c Shreyas Iyer & b Deepak Chahar c Shreyas Iyer & b Deepak Chahar 1300
Al-Amin Hossain not out not out 0000
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 3, w 2, nb 0)
Total 144 (10 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
12-1 (Liton Das,2.4), 12-2 (Soumya Sarkar,2.5), 110-3 (Mohammad Mithun,13), 110-4 (Mushfiqur Rahim,13.1), 126-5 (Mohammad Naim,15.3), 126-6 (Afif Hossain,15.4), 130-7 (Mahmudullah,16.5), 135-8 (Shafiul Islam,18), 144-9 (Mustafizur Rahman,19.1), 144-10 (Aminul Islam,19.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Khaleel Ahmed4 0 27 0 6.75
Washington Sundar4 0 34 0 8.50
Deepak Chahar3.2 0 7 6 2.19
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 43 1 10.75
Shivam Dube4 0 30 3 7.50

Right! That ends the T20I series. India were expected to win but few expected Bangladesh to give them a tough fight. Over now to the red-ball format. Will the hosts be challenged there? Join us on Thursday, 14th November, 2019, at 9.30 am local (0400 GMT) in Indore. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, honestly says that Indian bowlers won the game for his side. Believes that it has to be one of the best comebacks in this format. With 70 needed in 8 overs with 8 wickets in hand, Sharma felt that it was getting tough but is thrilled with the way the young unit stepped up. On his words after the Rahim wicket, Rohit says that he just reminded his players that they were playing for their country and the effect showed. Praises his batsmen for setting up the win in the first place. Stresses that this is what is needed - individuals putting their hands up and taking responsibility. On the process for the next T20I series and the path for the World T20, Rohit says that until the next World Cup approaches, it is difficult to pen on a proper squad right now. Gives an example, saying that three spinners might be a luxury in Australia but one never knows, because if the team keeps performing the way it has been, it is going to be a big headache for Virat Kohli and the Indian selectors.

DEEPAK CHAHAR HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH AND SERIES. Agrees that this is indeed a dream, perhaps a dream which no one would even think of dreaming before sleeping. Stresses that he only looks to keep working hard. On the plan in this game, Chahar says that he was to bowl as and when the team needed him to and he is very happy that the team management considered him to be responsible and worthy for that. On his thoughts during the wickets, Deepak says that he has not much time to think as the batsmen keep hitting bowlers for sixes in this format. So, he focuses on the next ball.

Bangladesh captain, Mahmudullah, admits that Bangladesh had their chances in this game but rues the collapse when 49 were needed in 30 balls. Praises the efforts put in by the team. On Mohammad Naim, the skipper calls him a talented batsman and hopes that he continues to shine. Overall, throughout the series, is happy for his seamers for shining well.

Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube are down for an interview with Sanjay Manjrekar. Shreyas Iyer says that it was not a perfect innings from him as he was not good at the start but he adjusted, gave himself time and it eventually came good. On his three consecutive sixes, Iyer says that they needed a partnership at that stage, and he saw the part-time bowler come in. Adds that he just tried to attack and luckily it came off. Shivam Dube says that his first 2 overs were not too good. Adds that the skipper told him to back his strengths and that paid off. Says there was pressure on him but the support staff and the skipper always backed him. Iyer finally ends by saying that this was a very good experience and the crowd was giving its full backing. Says that it is a very good feeling.

Talking about the Indian bowling, there was only one star, Deepak Chahar. His figures of 3.2-0-7-6 are the best T20I figures of all time. He was the game changer for India as he just kept sending the Bangladesh batters back into the dugout. Chahar was very well supported by Shivam Dube who came back strongly after his first spell and took 3 wickets, including the main wicket of Mohammad Naim. Chahal and Sundar had bad days at the office but as long as the team wins, they won't mind it.

The innings started in one of the worst ways for Bangladesh as they lost Sarkar and Das on consecutive balls. However, after that it was the Mithun and Naim show as they stitched a 98-run stand. But as soon as Mithun departed, the landslide started. Rahim followed him on the very next delivery and after that, it was India all along. No batter except for Mithun and Naim reached even the double-digit mark. The only hope for Bangladesh was Mohammad Naim all along as he scored 81 off 48 but his solo effort was not enough.

In the end, India have sealed the series by a comprehensive margin of 30 runs but at one stage, Bangladesh were cruising along and India have done very well to make it a relaxing last half hour.

D Chahar to A Islam, OUT! TIMBER! INDIA HAVE WON THE SERIES! This is a toe-crusher by Chahar and he has TAKEN A HAT-TRICK! He has become the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is. Steams in for his hat-trick ball, bowls a yorker on the off pole, Aminul looks to dig it out but misses it completely. The stumps are shattered and India win by 30 runs.

Al-Amin Hossain is the last man in.

D Chahar to M Rahman, OUT! CAUGHT! Yes, he can! Chahar has taken a wicket and completed his 5-fer. He has become just the 4th Indian to do so. Length ball outside off, Mustafizur makes room and looks to cut uppishly. The ball goes straight to Shreyas Iyer at deep point who takes an easy catch. India just 1 wicket away from sealing the series! Also, can Chahar take the hat-trick?
K Ahmed to M Rahman, Mustafizur flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single. He will retain strike for the last over.
K Ahmed to M Rahman, This time Mustafizur Rahman goes for the pull but misses it.
K Ahmed to A Islam, On the pads of Aminul, who flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
K Ahmed to A Islam, Aminul looks to make room again but this time Khaleel follows him. He bowls a slower one which Aminul tries to heave towards the leg side but misses.
K Ahmed to A Islam, FOUR! Whoosshh! That has raced away! Full ball on off, Aminul makes room and slams this one over the cover region for a boundary.
K Ahmed to A Islam, Wide! Bouncer on off, Aminul looks to play the upper cut but misses. The umpire signals it as a wide.
K Ahmed to A Islam, Aminul Islam pulls this one away towards mid-wicket for a couple.

Mustafizur Rahman walks out to bat.

D Chahar to S Islam, OUT! CAUGHT! 4th wicket for Chahar and he has one more over to go. Can he make it a 5-fer? Chahar bowls a short one on middle and off, Shafiul gets his front leg out of the way and looks to go big. He hits it cleanly but not clean enough as the ball goes straight down the throat of KL Rahul who takes an easy catch at long on. Bangladesh 8 down now.
D Chahar to S Islam, Shortish on middle and off, Shafiul pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a couple.
D Chahar to S Islam, Length ball wide outside off, Shafiul looks to cut but misses.
D Chahar to S Islam, Good yorker by Chahar! Shafiul does well to get his bat down in time and dig it out.
D Chahar to A Islam, Shortish delivery, Aminul pulls this one towards mid-wicket for one.
D Chahar to S Islam, Shafiul lofts this one over mid on for one.
Y Chahal to S Islam, OUCH! That must have hurt Chahal! He floats this one outside off, Shafiul gets down on one knee and smashes this one straight towards Chahal. He tries to get his hand out of the way but the ball still catches his fingers. Chahal looks in pain.

Shafiul Islam is the new man in.

Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, OUT! BOWLED! 50th T20I wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal and India are cruising now. He floats this one on middle, Mahmudullah comes down the track and looks to smash it. However, the Bangladesh skipper completely misses the ball and the stumps behind are shattered. Bangladesh need 45 in 19 balls.
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Quicker one outside off, shorter in length, Mahmudullah looks to cut but misses.
Y Chahal to A Islam, Full and around off, Aminul plays it with soft hands through mid-wicket, thinks about taking two but Manish Pandey is super quick. Just a run again.
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Around middle, worked through mid-wicket again. This time, it is just a single.
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Full and around middle, Mahmudullah comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. Takes the arm on of Manish Pandey and comes back for the second.
S Dube to A Islam, Aminul pulls this one but straight to the man at mid-wicket.
S Dube to A Islam, Hat-trick ball and it is defended towards point.
S Dube to A Hossain, OUT! CAUGHT! Bangladesh in tatters now! Length ball on middle and off, Hossain looks to flick it towards the leg side but the ball goes off the leading edge in the air. Dube runs towards the ball and takes the catch. 2 in 2 for him and Mahmudullah is the only batsman that remains now.

Afif Hossain comes in to bat now.

S Dube to M Naim, OUT! TIMBER! India edging closer to victory now! What a ball by Dube! He bowls the perfect yorker on the off pole. Naim tries to make room and carve it out but misses. Dube hits and Naim has to walk back. Bangladesh need 49 more.
S Dube to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah pulls this one towards square leg for one.
S Dube to Mahmudullah, Good slower one by Dube! Shorter one on middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but is way early into his shot. He misses it completely.
K Ahmed to M Naim, Short and outside off, Naim tries to cut this one but misses. 50 runs needed in 30 balls now.
K Ahmed to M Naim, FOUR! Smashed away! Full and wide outside off, Naim smashes it through the cover region for a boundary.
K Ahmed to M Naim, Wide! NOT OUT! Rohit Sharma was very hesitant to take the review and it does not pay off. Short delivery wide outside off, Naim looks to cut but fails to do so. Khaleel and Pant think there is a slight nick on that and appeal. The umpire is unmoved and signals the wide. The bowler and keeper go to the skipper trying to convince him and Rohit takes the review at the last moment. Replays roll in, it is a legal delivery. Ultra Edge comes in and shows no nick. Wide signalled and review wasted.

Review time!

K Ahmed to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah again opens the face of the bat to guide this down to third man for one.
K Ahmed to M Naim, Short of a length on off, Naim tries to pull but the ball goes off the inside half towards long on for one.
K Ahmed to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah guides this one towards third man for a single.
K Ahmed to M Naim, On the pads of Naim by Khaleel, the batter flicks this one towards fine leg. Sundar there dives and saves runs for his side. Single taken.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on. 2-0-9-0, his figures so far.

S Dube to M Naim, Naim drives this one straight down the ground. The ball goes towards the fence but the man from long off cuts it off.
S Dube to M Naim, On the pads, Naim flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a couple.