Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

India vs Bangladesh - 2nd T20I

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Date & Time: 07 November 2019

India 154/2

RR: 9.82 | India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

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That is all from the second T20I. Bangladesh won a close game in Delhi, but have been thumped here. How will Nagpur pan out? Join us on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7 pm local (1330 GMT).

VICTORIOUS INDIAN CAPTAIN ROHIT SHARMA IS NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. First, his interview is as a captain. On being asked about Sundar and Chahal, Rohit says that they are very smart, having played lot of domestic cricket and adds that they analyze well, asking the bowling coach how to improve. Praises Sundar for adjusting to be bowling outside the Powerplay. On his changing emotions, Sharma says that he is an emotional guy and some of the moments in the field were scrappy, which need to be accepted and corrected. Now, his interview as a batsman. Rohit says that Rajkot is always a good track to bat on, with dew coming at the end. So, he says that it was all about doing well at the start, in the Powerplay and then carrying it through. Stresses that he only tries to do his best with the bat in hand and does not take any opposition for granted. Adds further that with the ball not swinging, he just focussed on staying still. Believes that 2019 has been a wonderful year and wants to finish it off well.

Bangladesh captain, Mahmudullah, admits that it was a very good wicket to bat upon and Bangladesh fell short by 20-30 runs. Praises Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for the blistering start they gave. On Bangladesh's problems against leg spin, Mahmudullah just says that the wicket suited leggies and Chahal bowled well. Praises Aminul Islam for bowling well and hopes he continues doing well. On the positives from this game, the captain says that if they get a similar wicket in Nagpur, the batsmen need to be more positive.

Yuzvendra Chahal says that when he bowled his first ball, he realized that the wicket was spinning, so the variation of pace was the only thing which had to be taken. On the dew coming making life difficult, Chahal says that they knew when dew would come, so they were well prepared. On the catches going down, Chahal says that he himself has dropped a few catches, so he is aware how the fielder would be feeling at the moment. On the trap to get batsman out, Yuzi says that his bowling depends on how the batsmen will be playing Chahal. On being given to bowl in the Powerplay, Chahal says that bowling at the death or in the Powerplay gives a bowler immense confidence.

Earlier in the game, it was the spinners who choked Bangladesh. Sundar and Chahal did not give the visitors much to work with and they fell well short of what would have been a competitive score. Here is Chahal talking to Harsha Bhogle.

The 118-run stand for the opening wicket coming in 65 balls was just the tone India needed. This is what they missed in the previous game. Here, they got the start and hammered the bowlers. None of the bowlers were spared with the exception of Aminul Islam who got both the batsmen. With the dew around, Bangladesh could not do much and they just caved in.

As expected, an easy win for the hosts. Rohit Sharma's 85 just made it very easy. Chasing 154, with dew around, Sharma made sure that there were no second thoughts on how to approach the chase as he just attacked from the word go.

15.4
1
M Rahman to S Iyer, Short delivery outside off, Iyer looks to pull but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards short third man. The batsmen take a single. INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND LEVEL THE SERIES 1-1!
15.3
1
M Rahman to KL Rahul, The scores are level! Full delivery on leg, Rahul flicks it through square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
15.2
0
M Rahman to KL Rahul, Full toss on off, Rahul plays it towards mid off.
15.1
1
M Rahman to S Iyer, Full toss on leg, Iyer flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. India need just 2 runs now to win the match.
14.6
1
A Hossain to S Iyer, On a length on middle, Iyer flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. India need just 3 runs to win the match.
14.5
4
A Hossain to S Iyer, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery outside off, Iyer slaps it through covers for a boundary.
14.4
2
A Hossain to S Iyer, Length delivery on middle, Iyer flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. India need just 8 now.
14.3
0
A Hossain to S Iyer, On a good length on off, Shreyas defends it off the back foot.
14.2
4
A Hossain to S Iyer, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery on leg, Iyer flicks it easily towards fine leg for a boundary.
14.1
1
A Hossain to KL Rahul, Length delivery on off, Rahul punches it towards long on for a single.

Al-Amin Hossain is back on. 3-0-20-0 are his figures so far.

13.6
1
M Rahman to KL Rahul, On a length and outside off, Rahul dabs it towards third man for a single. India need just 15 runs to win the match.
13.5
1
M Rahman to S Iyer, Length delivery on middle, Iyer nudges it towards square leg for a run.
13.4
0
M Rahman to S Iyer, On a good length on off, Iyer keeps it out.
13.3
4
M Rahman to S Iyer, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery outside off, Iyer plays an upper cut over short third man for a boundary.
13.2
0
M Rahman to S Iyer, Good length delivery on off, Iyer keeps it out.
13.1
1
M Rahman to KL Rahul, Length delivery on off, Rahul punches it towards point for a run.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on. 2-0-25-0 are his figures so far.

12.6
6
A Islam to S Iyer, SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Iyer lofts it over long on for a biggie. 7 runs and a wicket from the over.
12.5
0
A Islam to S Iyer, Floated delivery on off, Iyer defends it out.
12.4
1
A Islam to KL Rahul, Short delivery on middle, Rahul pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
12.3
0
A Islam to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to this one.

Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.

12.2
0
A Islam to R Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! No century for Rohit Sharma! But what an innings he has played. Short delivery on middle, this stays low, Sharma pulls it over mid-wicket but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the substitute Mohammad Mithun who takes a comfortable catch in the deep. Fine knock from the Indian skipper, who falls just when the finishing line was about to be crossed.
12.1
0
A Islam to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on middle, Sharma blocks it off the back foot.
11.6
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, On a length on middle, Sharma nudges it towards square leg for a run. India need 29 runs in 48 balls.
11.5
2
A Hossain to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit comes down the track and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
11.4
1
A Hossain to KL Rahul, Short delivery on middle, Rahul pulls it through square leg for a run.
11.3
0
A Hossain to KL Rahul, On a length on off, Rahul plays it to covers.
11.2
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, Length delivery on middle, Sharma flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
11.1
1
A Hossain to KL Rahul, On a length on off, Rahul plays it towards covers for a run.

Al-Amin Hossain is back on. 2-0-14-0 are his figures so far.

10.6
1
A Islam to KL Rahul, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahul flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 6 runs and a wicket from the over.

KL Rahul is the new batsman in.

10.5
0
A Islam to S Dhawan, OUT! BOWLED! Finally a wicket falls. Flighted delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and looks to go for a lofted shot but misses it and gets bowled. It hits the leg stump. The 118-run stand is broken at last.
10.4
1
A Islam to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle, Rohit pushes it towards mid on for a single.
10.3
1
A Islam to S Dhawan, Comes down the track but is beaten in flight. Goes through with the shot now and chips it over the bowler towards long on for a single.
10.2
2
A Islam to S Dhawan, Short and outside off, cut through point for a couple.
10.1
1
A Islam to R Sharma, Full and around middle, Rohit backs away and powers it back past the diving bowler towards long on. Rohit wants the second but Dhawan is not too keen.
9.6
1
M Hossain to R Sharma, Full toss on off, Sharma pushes it through covers. The batsmen take a single. 21 runs have come from the over.
9.5
2
M Hossain to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on off, Sharma punches it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
9.4
0
M Hossain to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle, Sharma looks to go inside out but gets an inside edge. It goes to the leg side.
9.3
6
M Hossain to R Sharma, SIX! Third maximum of the over. Short delivery on middle, Sharma pulls it over long on for a maximum. This is excellent batting from Rohit Sharma.
9.2
6
M Hossain to R Sharma, SIX! This is even better. Short again on middle, Sharma pulls it over square leg for a biggie.
9.1
6
M Hossain to R Sharma, SIX! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Sharma pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

Mosaddek Hossain is into the attack.

8.6
0
A Islam to S Dhawan, Tossed up delivery on off, Dhawan defends it out.
8.5
1
A Islam to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on middle, Sharma flicks it through square leg for a run.
8.4
0
A Islam to R Sharma, Loopy delivery on off, Rohit plays it to point.
8.3
0
A Islam to R Sharma, Floated delivery on off, Sharma drives it to covers.
8.2
1
A Islam to S Dhawan, Tossed up delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
1
A Islam to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on off, Rohit drives it through covers. The batsmen cross ends.
7.6
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on off, Sharma drives it through mid off for a single.
7.5
1
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Full delivery on off, Dhawan drives it to long off for a run.
7.5
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Dhawan again looks to flick but misses it.
7.5
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Dhawan looks to flick but misses it.
7.4
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on middle, Sharma comes down the track and drives it towards long on for a run.
7.3
1
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Flighted delivery on middle, Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
7.2
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
6
A Hossain to R Sharma, SIX! MURDERED! Nice welcome for Afif. Tossed up outside off, Rohit gets down and sweeps it massively over mid-wicket! Half century for the skipper. 42 of those have been in boundaries!

Afif Hossain is into the attack.

6.6
2
A Islam to S Dhawan, Tossed up delivery on off, Dhawan lofts it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple. 13 runs have come from the over.
6.5
4
A Islam to S Dhawan, FOUR! Excellent shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.4
2
A Islam to S Dhawan, Short delivery on middle, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
6.3
0
A Islam to S Dhawan, Backs away to the leg side and the bowler follows him. Bowls it outside leg and Dhawan has to defend.
6.2
4
A Islam to S Dhawan, FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
6.1
1
A Islam to R Sharma, Tossed up delivery on off, Rohit plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Aminul Islam is into the attack.

5.6
3
S Islam to R Sharma, Full toss on off, Sharma plays a sweep shot over mid-wicket. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
5.5
6
S Islam to R Sharma, SIX! Amazing shot. Full delivery on off, Sharma comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum. The umpire refers it upstairs to check whether it is four or six but replays show that the ball has hit the ropes on the full.
5.4
1
S Islam to S Dhawan, On a length on middle, Dhawan flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.3
1
S Islam to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Sharma guides it towards third man for a run.
5.2
4
S Islam to R Sharma, FOUR! Good shot. Full delivery on off, Sharma drives it through point for a boundary.
5.1
0
S Islam to R Sharma, On a good length on leg, Sharma looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

Shafiul Islam is back on.

4.6
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Sharma plays it towards point for a single.
4.5
1
A Hossain to S Dhawan, On a length on middle, Dhawan nudges it towards square leg for a single.
4.4
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Length delivery on off, Shikhar plays it to the off side.
4.3
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, On a length on off, Sharma guides it towards third man for a single.
4.2
4
A Hossain to R Sharma, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Rohit. Length delivery outside off, Sharma guides it towards third man for a boundary.
4.1
4
A Hossain to R Sharma, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on off, Sharma cuts it through point for a boundary.
3.6
1
M Rahman to R Sharma, On a length on middle, Sharma comes down the track and skews it over cover for a single.
3.5
0
M Rahman to R Sharma, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Sharma looks to cut but misses it.
3.4
6
M Rahman to R Sharma, SIX! Amazing shot. On a length on off, Sharma lofts it over long off for a biggie.
3.3
0
M Rahman to R Sharma, Play and a miss! Full delivery outside off, Sharma looks to drive but misses it.
3.2
4
M Rahman to R Sharma, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Rohit. Full delivery outside off, Sharma drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
3.1
4
M Rahman to R Sharma, FOUR! Nice shot. On a length on off, Sharma drives it over covers for a boundary.

Mustafizur Rahman has a change of ends.

2.6
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Good length delivery on off, Dhawan keeps it out.
2.5
1
A Hossain to R Sharma, On a length on middle, Sharma flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
2.4
1
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Short delivery on middle, Dhawan pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
2.4
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Dhawan looks to flick but misses it.
2.3
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Length delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and plays it back towards the bowler.
2.2
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, On a good length on off, Dhawan plays it to mid off.
2.1
0
A Hossain to S Dhawan, Length delivery on off, Dhawan comes down the track and slaps it to covers.

Al-Amin Hossain is into the attack.

1.6
0
S Islam to R Sharma, Full delivery on middle, Sharma blocks it off the back foot.
1.5
1
S Islam to S Dhawan, Length delivery on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
1.4
1
S Islam to R Sharma, Full toss on middle, Sharma flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
1.3
1
S Islam to S Dhawan, Length delivery on middle, Dhawan flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.

Mustafizur Rahman falls in his followthrough. But he is fine to continue.

1.2
1
S Islam to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Sharma cuts it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
1.1
4
S Islam to R Sharma, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short of a length delivery, Sharma pulls it over square leg for a boundary.

Shafiul Islam to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Rahman to S Dhawan, On a good length on middle, Dhawan defends it to mid-wicket. 11 runs have come from the first over.
0.5
4
M Rahman to S Dhawan, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Shikhar. Full delivery on middle, Dhawan flicks it towards wide mid on where Mahmudullah tries to stop it but he misfields. It goes through him for a boundary.
0.4
4
M Rahman to S Dhawan, FOUR! Excellent shot. Length delivery outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
0.3
0
M Rahman to S Dhawan, Full delivery on off, Shikhar drives it to mid off.
0.2
0
M Rahman to S Dhawan, On a good length on off, Dhawan defends it out.
0.1
0
M Rahman to R Sharma, On a good length on leg, Sharma looks to flick but it goes off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
0.1
0
M Rahman to R Sharma, WIDE! Poor delivery from Mustafizur. Bowls it down the leg side, Sharma looks to flick but misses it.
0.1
0
M Rahman to R Sharma, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Sharma lets it go.

We are back for the chase. The Bangladesh players are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting for India. Mustafizur Rahman will start the proceedings for Bangladesh.