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

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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.

19.2
0
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.

19.1
0
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?
18.6
1
K Ahmed to M Rahman, Mustafizur flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single. He will retain strike for the last over.
18.5
0
K Ahmed to M Rahman, This time Mustafizur Rahman goes for the pull but misses it.
18.4
1
K Ahmed to A Islam, On the pads of Aminul, who flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
0
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.
18.2
4
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.
18.2
0
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.
18.1
2
K Ahmed to A Islam, Aminul Islam pulls this one away towards mid-wicket for a couple.

Mustafizur Rahman walks out to bat.

17.6
0
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.
17.5
2
D Chahar to S Islam, Shortish on middle and off, Shafiul pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a couple.
17.4
0
D Chahar to S Islam, Length ball wide outside off, Shafiul looks to cut but misses.
17.3
0
D Chahar to S Islam, Good yorker by Chahar! Shafiul does well to get his bat down in time and dig it out.
17.2
1
D Chahar to A Islam, Shortish delivery, Aminul pulls this one towards mid-wicket for one.
17.1
1
D Chahar to S Islam, Shafiul lofts this one over mid on for one.
16.6
1
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.

16.5
0
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.
16.4
0
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Quicker one outside off, shorter in length, Mahmudullah looks to cut but misses.
16.3
1
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.
16.2
1
Y Chahal to Mahmudullah, Around middle, worked through mid-wicket again. This time, it is just a single.
16.1
2
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.
15.6
0
S Dube to A Islam, Aminul pulls this one but straight to the man at mid-wicket.
15.5
0
S Dube to A Islam, Hat-trick ball and it is defended towards point.
15.4
0
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.

15.3
0
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.
15.2
1
S Dube to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah pulls this one towards square leg for one.
15.1
0
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.
14.6
0
K Ahmed to M Naim, Short and outside off, Naim tries to cut this one but misses. 50 runs needed in 30 balls now.
14.5
4
K Ahmed to M Naim, FOUR! Smashed away! Full and wide outside off, Naim smashes it through the cover region for a boundary.
14.5
0
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!

14.4
1
K Ahmed to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah again opens the face of the bat to guide this down to third man for one.
14.3
1
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.
14.2
1
K Ahmed to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah guides this one towards third man for a single.
14.1
1
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.

13.6
1
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.
13.5
2
S Dube to M Naim, On the pads, Naim flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a couple.
13.4
1
S Dube to Mahmudullah, On the pads, Mahmudullah flicks this one towards square leg for one.
13.3
1
S Dube to M Naim, Naim works this one towards the leg side for a single.
13.2
1
S Dube to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! Comfortably in! Full ball on off, Mahmudullah works it towards mid on and sets off for a run. The fielder there picks up the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He hits. The batter looks comfortably in but still the umpire goes upstairs. Replays roll in and show that he is in.

The umpire has referred an appeal upstairs.

Mahmudullah, the skipper, walks out now.

13.1
0
S Dube to M Rahim, OUT! CHOPPED ON! Dube gets his first international wicket and how important it is! Dube bowls a good length ball on middle and off, Rahim looks to guide this one down to third man. However, he fails to do so as he gets an inside edge straight onto the leg pole. Rahim is out of here and quick wickets for India. They have roared back!

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.

12.6
0
D Chahar to M Mithun, OUT! Caught! Mithun's struggles come to an end. He has consumed 29 balls for his 27 runs and his wicket might be a blessing a disguise for his side. A length ball outside off, MM comes down the track and looks to go inside out but finds KL Rahul at wide long off, who does really well to run to his left and take the catch.
12.5
0
D Chahar to M Mithun, A length ball outside off, slower in pace, Mithun comes down the track and throws his bat wildly. Misses.
12.4
1
D Chahar to M Naim, Around off, punched off the back foot towards long off for one.
12.3
1
D Chahar to M Mithun, Outside off, played through point for a run.
12.2
0
D Chahar to M Mithun, A short ball outside off, MM looks to pull but misses.
12.1
0
D Chahar to M Mithun, Full and down the leg side, Mithun looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads past Pant towards fine leg. Two runs taken, leg byes signalled.

Deepak Chahar is back on.

11.6
6
Y Chahal to M Naim, SIX! Chahal is being smashed everywhere! Floated on middle and off, Naim comes down the track and lofts this one over the bowler's head for a biggie.
11.5
2
Y Chahal to M Naim, Floated on the pads, Naim works this one towards deep square leg and takes a smart couple.
11.4
4
Y Chahal to M Naim, FOUR! Naim drives this one through the cover region for a boundary. He is playing an awesome innings.
11.3
1
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Again Naim survives! This time Mithun pushes it towards cover and sets off for a single. Naim is running towards the striker's end. The ball goes to Rohit Sharma who throws it to the keeper's end but Pant fails to collect it and dislodges the bails with his mitts. However, replays show that Naim would have been anyway.
11.2
1
Y Chahal to M Naim, What an opportunity missed! Chahal misses the chance to dismiss Naim! Naim rocks and cuts this one towards point. The batters set off for a single but Deepak Chahar gets to the ball and throws it towards Chahal. The throw is wide but good enough. Chahal collects the ball but fails to hit the stumps from a very close range. Had he hit, Naim would have had to walk back.
11.1
1
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Mithun pushes this one down to long on for one.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack. 2-0-23-0, his figures so far.

10.6
4
W Sundar to M Naim, EDGED AND FOUR! Chance for a catch and a stumping too! It is a shortish ball on middle and leg, Naim looks to make room and cut. The ball goes off the inside edge beating Pant towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
10.5
4
W Sundar to M Naim, FOUR! Naim gets to his fifty in style! Floated outside off, Naim gets down on one knee and sweeps this one towards backward square leg for a boundary. Naim will be looking to be the herp
10.4
1
W Sundar to M Mithun, Shortish on middle, Mithun pulls it towards mid-wicket for one.
10.3
6
W Sundar to M Mithun, SIX! BOOM! What a strike from Mithun! Floated on off, Mithun just smashes this one down the ground over the long off fielder for a biggie.

Is there dew present so much? The bowlers are struggling to grip the ball.

10.2
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Naim cuts this one towards point for a single.
10.1
1
W Sundar to M Mithun, Floated on middle and leg, Mithun works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
9.6
0
S Dube to M Mithun, Mithun again goes for the paddle scoop but does not connect this time. The ball comes off the pads and goes towards the off side. The batters take a leg bye. Bangladesh now need 101 off 60 balls.
9.5
1
S Dube to M Naim, Naim pushes this one down to long off for one.
9.4
1
S Dube to M Mithun, Length ball outside off, pushed through covers for one.
9.3
4
S Dube to M Mithun, FOUR! Out comes the paddle scoop! Outside off, Mithun goes down on one knee and lofts this one over short fine leg for a boundary.
9.2
1
S Dube to M Naim, Length ball on off, Naim gets this one off the leading edge towards the off side for one.
9.1
4
S Dube to M Naim, FOUR! Beautifully driven! Length ball on middle and off, Naim just drives this one off the back foot straight past Dube for a boundary.

Change of ends for Shivam Dube.

8.6
1
W Sundar to M Naim, 50-run stand up between Naim and Mithun. A very important stand this and they are gaining momentum now. Shortish in length, Naim pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
8.5
1
W Sundar to M Mithun, Mithun flicks this one off his pads towards mid-wicket for one.
8.4
0
W Sundar to M Mithun, Sundar drags it short, Mithun blocks it out.
8.3
0
W Sundar to M Mithun, Floated on off, pushed towards cover.
8.2
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Naim now rocks back and cuts this one towards backward point for a single.
8.1
6
W Sundar to M Naim, SIX! Naim welcomes Sundar back in style! Floated on off, Naim comes down the track and lifts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Washington Sundar is back into the attack. 2-0-8-0, his figures so far.

7.6
1
Y Chahal to M Naim, Floats one on off, Naim slog sweeps this one towards mid-wicket for one. 8 off the over.
7.5
1
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Mithun tucks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
7.4
1
Y Chahal to M Naim, This time Naim goes onto the back foot and pushes it towards mid-wicket for one.
7.3
1
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Mithun flicks the ball off his pads towards mid-wicket for one.
7.2
4
Y Chahal to M Mithun, FOUR! This time Chahal goes short and is punished. Mithun rocks back and slams this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary.
7.1
0
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Good ball to start off the over. Right in the blockhole. Mithun digs it out.
6.6
1
S Dube to M Mithun, 27 off the last 2 overs. Mithun pulls it away towards square leg for one.
6.5
1
S Dube to M Naim, Full on off, Naim pushes this one towards mid off and sets off for one. The fielder there, picks it up and goes for a direct hit but misses. However, Naim was in even if that had hit.
6.4
1
S Dube to M Mithun, On the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
1
S Dube to M Naim, Punched off the back foot by the batsman towards cover. One run added to the total.
6.2
4
S Dube to M Naim, FOUR! This time it is all class! Short of a length ball outside off, Naim just opens the face of his bat and guides it behind point. Chahal in the deep runs to his left from third man, gets to the ball, puts in a dive, gets a hand to it but can only parry it into the ropes.
6.1
4
S Dube to M Naim, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball on off, Naim goes for a slash on the off side. The ball flies off the outside edge towards the third man region for a boundary.

Shivam Dube into the attack.

5.6
1
Y Chahal to M Naim, Naim cuts this one towards point and sets off for a single. 33/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
1
Y Chahal to M Mithun, Short of a length on off, Mithun pulls this away for a single.
5.4
1
Y Chahal to M Naim, Naim charges down the track and pushes it down to mid off for one. The fielder there goes for a direct hit towards the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit, Naim would have been on his way back.
5.3
4
Y Chahal to M Naim, FOUR! Three in three! A touch short by Chahal and Naim makes him pay. He rocks back, makes room and cuts this one through backward point for a boundary.
5.2
4
Y Chahal to M Naim, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This time Naim dances down the track and smashes this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary beating the man at long on.
5.1
4
Y Chahal to M Naim, FOUR! Naim welcomes Chahal in style! Chahal floats one on middle, Naim lofts this one over his head and straight down the ground for a boundary.

Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.

4.6
0
W Sundar to M Mithun, Shortish on off, Mithun rocks back and looks to cut but misses. Another tight over by Sundar.
4.5
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Naim has driven this one straight down to long off for one.
4.4
2
W Sundar to M Naim, Shortish again, Naim pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a couple.
4.3
1
W Sundar to M Mithun, Shortish in length, pushed towards long on for one.
4.2
0
W Sundar to M Mithun, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
4.1
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Drags it back does Sundar, Naim works this one towards cover for one.

Change of ends for Washington Sundar now.

3.6
0
K Ahmed to M Mithun, Short ball on middle and off, Mithun pulls this one but straight to Rahul at mid-wicket.
3.5
0
K Ahmed to M Mithun, Fuller on off, Mithun pushes it towards mid off.
3.4
1
K Ahmed to M Naim, Falls safe! Khaleel bowls a length ball on middle, Naim looks to pull it away but the ball goes off the top edge towards the leg side. It falls in no man's land and the batters scamper through for one.
3.3
0
K Ahmed to M Naim, Good length ball on off, pushed towards the man at cover.
3.2
0
K Ahmed to M Naim, This time Naim guides this one towards point off the back foot.
3.1
0
K Ahmed to M Naim, Good length ball on off, Naim defends it out.

Change of ends for Khaleel.

2.6
0
D Chahar to M Mithun, Length ball on middle, blocked out by Mithun. He survives the hat-trick ball.

Mohammad Mithun to face the hat-trick ball.

2.5
0
D Chahar to S Sarkar, OUT! CAUGHT! Bangladesh have been rocked here! Chahar has two in two! Full ball on off, Sarkar looks to go over the mid off fielder for a boundary on his first ball. He does not get the perfect timing on it and Dube at mid off goes to his right to take the catch.

Soumya Sarkar walks out to replace Liton Das.

2.4
0
D Chahar to L Das, OUT! CAUGHT! Bangladesh lose their first wicket and India are buzzing! Short delivery on middle and leg, Das rocks back and pulls this powerfully towards mid-wicket. Washington Dube there runs to his left, catches the ball and almost performs a split as he falls because of the dew. First blow to Bangladesh and Liton Das is out of here.
2.3
1
D Chahar to M Naim, Short of a length delivery on middle, Naim rocks back and pulls this one towards mid-wicket for one.
2.2
0
D Chahar to M Naim, Another one outside off, Naim tries to push at it but fails to get bat on ball.
2.1
0
D Chahar to M Naim, Starts with a length ball on off, Naim cuts it towards point.

Deepak Chahar replaces Khaleel Ahmed after just one over.

1.6
1
W Sundar to M Naim, Darted on the pads of Naim, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket for one. Good start for Sundar. Just 3 off it.
1.5
1
W Sundar to L Das, Darted on the pads, Das flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.4
1
W Sundar to M Naim, On the pads of Naim again, he flicks this one towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.3
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Full and floated on off, Naim gets down on one knee and plays the sweep shot. The ball goes off the inner half towards square leg.
1.2
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Floated on off, Naim pushes this one towards the man at cover.
1.1
0
W Sundar to M Naim, Floated on the pads, Naim flicks this one towards the man at square leg.

Washington Sundar to partner Khaleel Ahmed from the other end.

0.6
4
K Ahmed to L Das, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Full ball on off, Das just creams his drive down the ground through mid off for a boundary. 8 off the first over of the innings.
0.5
0
K Ahmed to L Das, Another full ball outside off, Das pushes it straight to the man at cover again.
0.4
0
K Ahmed to L Das, Full on off, pushed towards the man at cover.
0.3
4
K Ahmed to L Das, FOUR! JUST OVER! Full on the pads of Das, he tries to flick it towards mid-wicket but does so uppishly. The ball goes just over the man at mid-wicket and away to the fence.
0.2
0
K Ahmed to L Das, Good length ball outside off, pushed towards cover.
0.1
0
K Ahmed to L Das, Khaleel starts with a full ball on off, Das looks to push it towards cover but the ball goes off the inside edge towards mid-wicket.

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.