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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I Match at Rajkot Highlights: As it Happened

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22:29 (IST)

YUZVENDRA CHAHAL: When I bowled my first ball I realised that it is spinning and you then have to decide which ones to bowl fast and which to bowl slow. When I wasn't a part of the Indian team, I practised to bowl with the wet ball. We are used to playing with dew anyway in India. The missed stumping happens, even I have dropped many catches. It's just hard luck. I always try and see whether the batsman is picking my googly or not and look to bowl on middle or leg accordingly. When you are bowling in the death or in powerplays, it gives you the confidence. 

22:21 (IST)

INDIA WIN: And India win handsomely here, by eight wickets - thanks to a quickfire 85 by Rohit Sharma. India level the series 1-1 now. An excellent victory by Team India here. 

22:14 (IST)

FOUR: Shreyas Iyer too is looking in great touch and is dealing in boundaries at the moment. He glides one from Al-Amin to the fence for a four. India are nearing an easy win here. It's 146/2. 

22:09 (IST)
Missed out on a hundred here
22:04 (IST)

OUT: And Rohit perishes in a bid to get to his ton. Aminul bowls a short one and Rohit pulls. But a mishit sees him getting caught in the deep. Rohit departs for 85 of 43 balls. India are 125/2. 

21:55 (IST)

OUT: And Bangladesh have a wicket here. Aminul Islam turns the ball sharply as Dhawan misses the line of the ball. He is castled. The batsman is out for 31 off 27 balls. India are now 118/1. 

21:55 (IST)

OUT: And Bangladesh have a wicket here. Aminul Islam turns the ball sharply as Dhawan misses the line of the ball. He is castled. The batsman is out for 31 off 27 balls. India are now 118/1. 

21:50 (IST)

SIX: Mosaddek comes into the attack and now Rohit greets him with two sixes. This is excellent batting by the Indian skipper. He doesn't stop there and makes it three in a row. There is nothing that the Bangladeshi batsmen can do at the moment. 21 runs come from the over. India are 113/0 in 10 overs. 

21:39 (IST)

FIFTY FOR ROHIT: Afif bowls his first ball of the spell and he is greeted with a big six towards midwicket by Rohit. And that brings up a 23-ball fifty for Rohit. India are 85/0 currently. 

21:36 (IST)
Rohit has been sensational
21:31 (IST)

SIX: Rohit is unstoppable at the moment. He is toying with Bangladeshi bowlers as he charges down the track and hits Shafiul for a straight six. He is already in his 40s now. India are 63/0 after 6 overs. 

21:26 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: Rohit is looking in excellent form here as he dispatches Al-Amin to two boundaries at the start of the over. This has eased the pressure of Dhawan. Another 11 runs come from the over. India are 48/0 after 5 overs. 

21:21 (IST)

SIX: Mustafizur is not having the best day with the ball. He has been hit for two more fours, this time by Rohit. The batsman doesn't end there and hits Mustafizur for a six too, straight down the ground. India are 37/0 after 4 overs. 

21:17 (IST)

Another change in the bowling as Al-Amin comes into the attack. He starts with a few short deliveries, but doesn't look like the pitch where bowling short will help the bowlers. Just three runs come of it. India are 22/0 after 3 overs. 

21:11 (IST)

Shafiul Islam comes into the attack now. India are off to a great start now and till now haven't been troubled by the Bangladeshi bowlers. Another eight runs come from the over as India are 19/0 after 2 overs. 

21:06 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: An excellent start for the Indians as Dhawan slams two fours in the first over of Mustafizur Rahman. After the end of first over India are 11/0. 

20:48 (IST)

Massive show of confidence by Rohit to give Khaleel the ball for the final over and the left-arm seamer doesn't disappoint. First three balls go for just two runs before Aminul Islam innovatively gets the ball to to run away for four in the fine-leg area. A bye comes off the penultimate ball before they run two off the final ball. Bangladesh finish the innings at 153-6. 

20:43 (IST)

Chahar's over is a good one and Bangladesh are on 144-6 with an over left. India have done well to keep the score down thus far and will look to finish strongly. 

20:40 (IST)

OUT! Chahar gets his wicket at last. Sees Mahmudullah charge down the wicket so bangs in a slower bouncer. Mahmudullah tries the upper cut but only finds Dube at short third man. 

20:37 (IST)

Chahal comes on for his final over of the game and it is an excellent one in the death, going for just 4 runs. 4-0-28-2 are Chahal's figures for the innings and he will be quite happy with that. 

20:33 (IST)

The wicket does not improve things much for Khaleel, however, as Mahmudullah manages to get two boundaries off him before the over ends. Khaleel has one more over left and it'd be a surprise if Rohit calls on him again. 

20:30 (IST)

OUT! Khaleel's day finally improves as he gets a wicket. After being thumped for four on the previous ball, he bowls a cutter that the young batsman skies and Rohit collects a regulation catch in the deep. The visitors have lost half their side. 

20:26 (IST)

Mamudullah leads the resistance from Bangladesh for now, slamming Chahar for a boundary. Expensive third over from the seamer; 11 runs came off it. Not what India need when they did so well to ramp up the pressure in the first place. 

20:11 (IST)

OUT! Chahal strikes again. This time it's Soumya Sarkar who has to depart. Chahal gives the ball some drift and that tempts Sarkar down the track. Pant stumps him cleanly this time but the third umpire checks again. Some confusion ensued when 'NOT OUT' flashed on the screen but that is corrected. 

20:06 (IST)

OUT! Chahal gets the dangerman Rahim. The Bangladesh batsman goes for a slog sweep but only manages to pick out Krunal Pandya. Bangladesh are in a spot of bother now. 

19:57 (IST)

OUT! Washington strikes in his final over of the innings and removes Naim. He goes for a big shot as the socreboard pressure finally got to him and he finds Shreyas Iyer at deep mid-wicket. 

19:53 (IST)

FOUR! Shivam Dube - into the attack for the first time - drags one short and on leg side, giving Sarkar an easy task to get his first boundary in the mid-wicket area. he pulls things back well enough though. Bangladesh are 78-1 in 10 overs. 

19:48 (IST)

Washington Sundar comes on for another economical over. Neither Naim nor new man Soumya Sarkar are in any mood to take risks right now after the loss of Das although that could change in due course. 

19:40 (IST)

OUT! Das finally has to depart and Pant redeems himself in the process. Das set off for a run not knowing where the ball was and realised too late that Pant had run forward and collected the ball. The 'keeper doesn't miss with a close range throw and Das is short. Bangladesh are 60-1. 

19:37 (IST)

DROPPED! Oh dear Rohit, what have you done?! Das skies one off Washington Sundar that Rohit gets under in time but the skipper somehow manages to miss a regulation catch. He looks disappointed with himself. 

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I Match at Rajkot Highlights: As it Happened

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I, Latest update: FOUR: Shreyas Iyer too is looking in great touch and is dealing in boundaries at the moment. He glides one from Al-Amin to the fence for a four. India are nearing an easy win here. It’s 146/2.

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PREVIEW: When India take on Bangladesh in the second T20I of the series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday, it will be against a confident visiting team who chased down India’s target of 149 in New Delhi with relative ease.

It was Bangladesh’s first win over India in T20Is, and the hosts need to come up with a much-improved performance against the Bangla Tigers, who are undoubtedly purring at the moment. While India need to improve in all departments, it is the batting line-up that needs to ensure that India get to a competitive score if they are batting first. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul all need to fire.

Even in the bowling department, barring Yuzvendra Chahal, the likes of Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim were picking the other bowlers with ease. Khaleel Ahmed was hit for 18 runs in the penultimate over by Rahim, which included four consecutive boundaries, to heavily swing the match in Bangladesh’s favour. Krunal Pandya, who dropped a sitter near the boundary which would have dismissed Rahim could not watch.

Chahal, on his part is confident. “There is no pressure. You know there are three matches and it’s a bilateral series, not a knockout format,” said the leg-spinner on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, for the visitors, it would be all about continuing with the performance they put up in the opening game amid conditions which were far from ideal for a cricket match.

The Bangladesh bowlers, particularly the spinners, kept the Indian batters in check at all times and Mahmudullah would hope they do the same in Rajkot. In batting, Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Naim both came out with decent performances and built the foundation for Mushfiqur to unleash himself in the latter stage of the game.

“We have come here to compete in each and every game. As long as you are playing consistent cricket and improving in each game — that is our main goal. After winning this game, we are surely looking forward to winning another game; hopefully, the next game,” said Mushfiqur after the first game emphasizing on how the visitors are hoping to clinch a series win.

There has been something about the playing conditions and uncertainty about matches going forward so far in this series, however. If the issue in Delhi was pollution, In Rajkot, cyclone ‘Maha’ is expected to hit the city on Wednesday, and it is possible that its impact is felt till right before the match is scheduled to be played.

However, official weather sources have stated that the wind speeds might reduce by Thursday, in turn allowing the match to take place. Regardless, a storm will certainly be brewing on the pitch as the hosts look to peg back the visitors.


India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur

Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaiful Islam, Abu Haider Rony, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam