Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Date & Time: 10 November 2019
RR: 7.44 | India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs
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.
Al-Amin Hossain is the last man in.
Mustafizur Rahman walks out to bat.
Shafiul Islam is the new man in.
Afif Hossain comes in to bat now.
Khaleel Ahmed is back on. 2-0-9-0, his figures so far.
The umpire has referred an appeal upstairs.
Mahmudullah, the skipper, walks out now.
Mushfiqur Rahim walks out now. Can he take his team home? Also, Shivam Dube comes back into the attack. His figures, 2-0-23-0.
Deepak Chahar is back on.
Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack. 2-0-23-0, his figures so far.
Is there dew present so much? The bowlers are struggling to grip the ball.
Change of ends for Shivam Dube.
Washington Sundar is back into the attack. 2-0-8-0, his figures so far.
Shivam Dube into the attack.
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
Change of ends for Washington Sundar now.
Change of ends for Khaleel.
Mohammad Mithun to face the hat-trick ball.
Soumya Sarkar walks out to replace Liton Das.
Deepak Chahar replaces Khaleel Ahmed after just one over.
Washington Sundar to partner Khaleel Ahmed from the other end.
The Indian fielders make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Bangladesh openers, Mohammad Naim and Liton Das. The latter will be taking strike. Khaleel Ahmed will start the proceedings with the ball.