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India vs Bangladesh T20I, Nidahas Trophy in Colombo, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 9, 2018, 1:45 PM IST

Match 2, R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 08 March, 2018

Toss won by India (decided to bowl)

India beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets

Man of the Match: Vijay Shankar

Highlights

22:37(IST)

Stat Attack: India continue their winless streak against Bangladesh. They have won all of their 6 matches against them in the shortest format of the game. Great display from the second string Indian team.

22:36(IST)

Match Ends: There is the winning run as India register their first victory of this tri-series. Dhawan: 55, Unadakar: 3/38, Shankar: 2/32 star for India as the Men in Blue get back to winning ways with this 6-wicket comprehensive win. 

22:29(IST)

Four: Another short delivery and another boundary for Manish Pandey. The right hander got his back leg away and cut the ball towards extra cover for a boundary. Stunning shot from the Indian star as India now need four runs to win. 

22:28(IST)

Four: Mustafizur bowls wide and Manish Pandey plays a delicate cut shot and the ball goes for a boundary behind the keeper. With that, India's target comes down into single digits and they are on their way towards a big win. 

22:23(IST)

OUT: Shikhar Dhawan's 55-run innings finally comes to an end as he is dismissed by Taskin Ahmed. India have lost two wickets in quick succession now but as things stand, the Men in Blue are in comfortable position to win the match. Dinesh Karthik comes out to bat for India now. 

22:18(IST)

Four: Manish Pandey now joins the party as he hits the ball on the onside for his first four of the innings. Pandey had enough time to choose where he wanted to put the ball as it was short and into the batsman's body at a very slow pace. India edging closer to win now. 

22:11(IST)

OUT: The partnership has finally been broken as Rubel gets rid of Raina as India lose their third wicket. Raina chips the ball straight into the hands of Mehidy Hasan who was fielding at square leg. Manish Pandey comes out to bat now for India. 

22:09(IST)

Stat Attack: Out of the 6 T20I half centuries Dhawan has scored, 3 have come in this year! This is also the first time in 33 innings, Dhawan has scored back-to-back half centuries in T20Is.

22:07(IST)

50: Dhawan hits the ball behind the keeper on the leg side and the ball goes away for yet another boundary. With that, Dhawan completes a well deserved fifty and his second of this series in successive games. India edge closer to win now. 

22:03(IST)

SIX: Short delivery from Mahmadullah and Dhawan rocks back and simply hits the ball over the mid wicket boundary with all his might for a huge six. With that the 50-run partnership is up between these two Indian batsmen. 

22:00(IST)

Chance: Dhawan is living dangerously at the moment as he has looking to score runs quickly but he is not timing well at the moment. After the ball took a leading edge and fell in no man's land, Dhawan once again hit the ball in the air but survived again as the ball landed infront of mid-wicket fielder. 

21:55(IST)

DRS: In his last over of the day, Mehidy Hasan really troubled Shikhar Dhawan and Bangladesh fielders went up for appeal as many a three times in this over (for LBW). On the last ball off the over, the ball was hitting the middle stump but on field umpire gave not out and therefore the decision stayed. Dhawan survives and Bangladesh keep their review. 

21:51(IST)

Four: Rohit Sharma clears his leg and hits the ball inside out for his first boundary off the innings. The right-hander simply takes the attack to Sarkar who thought he had bowled a good delivery but that was the class of Raina. 

21:45(IST)

Stat Attack: Suresh Raina came in to bat at #4 today. The last time he batted at this position was in 2016 against Australia at Mohali. So far so good for India as he is building a good partnership with Dhawan.

21:39(IST)

SIX and Four: Shikhar Dhawan is now starting to make things look very easy. First, he pulls the ball for a huge six over fine leg fielder. Then on the next delivery, he pulls the ball for a boundary towards the right of the fine leg fielder. With that Dhawan moves into his 30s now.  

21:37(IST)

SIX: Raina hits the first six of the innings to take India's score past the 50-run mark in stunning style. The southpaw hits the ball over the mid-wicket region for a huge six as bowler Mehidy Hasan hangs his head in disappointed. India need 85 off 78 deliveries. 

21:34(IST)

Stat Attack: Nothing to separate the two teams at this point. India in their batting powerplay: 47/2 at 7.83 RPO; Bangladesh at this stage were 44/2.

21:33(IST)

Dropped: India almost lost their third wicket of the innings but Suresh Raina is saved becasue Mehidy Hasan drops a catch at leg slip. The ball was hit hard and it would have been a spectacular catch had he been able to hold the ball. Close shave for Raina. 

21:32(IST)

Four: As wicket keep falling on other end, Dhawan keeps scoring boundaries to keep the Indian scoreboard ticking. This time, the southpaw simply flicks the ball on the onside for a boundar towards mid-wicket. Third four of the innings for Dhawan. 

21:29(IST)

OUT: Other one returns back into the hit as this time Rishabh Pant plays a rash shot and pays for it with his wicket. Similar to Rohit, Pant has been played on as he chops the ball onto his wicket. India lose their second wicket. Suresh Raina comes out to bat now. 

21:25(IST)

Four: His partner may have departed but he is still going strong as Dhawan this time hits a boundary off the bowling of Hasan. The southpaw goes down on one knee and sweeps the ball for a boundary. Second boundary off the innings for the southpaw. 

21:24(IST)

STAT ATTACK: Rohit Sharma’s struggle continues. He is dismissed for 17. He hasn’t scored a 30+ score in 6 innings since his 118 against Sri Lanka at Indore in 2017. Since that famous innings, he has scored 76 runs in 6 innings.

21:22(IST)

Four: What a start from Rishab Pant  as he scores a boundary on the second ball that he faces after coming out to bat. Mustafizur went for the yorker but messed up his line and the southpaw simply lofted the ball on the on side for his first boundary. 

21:19(IST)

OUT: India have lost their first wicket as Mustafizur castles Rohit for 17. The right hander is done by pace and he chops the ball back onto his stumps. Just the breakthrough Bangladesh needed. Rishab Pant comes out to bat now for Team India. 

21:16(IST)

India are scoring at a really good pace right now as they have scored 9 runs from each of the first three overs. The target is not that big and the Indian openers are scoring runs at a brisk pace and without taking many risks. This is the perfect start that they would have hoped for. 

21:12(IST)

Four: Good delivery from Ruber Hossian but the ball takes an outside edge of the bat and goes away for a boundary behind the keeper. The third man was a bit slow to react as the ball trickles away for a four. Third four of the innings for Rohit. 

21:09(IST)

Four: Short delivery from Taskin and Rohit seemed to be waiting for it as he dispatches it for a boundary. The right hander goes onto the back foot and simply launches the ball on the on side for a boundary. Then, he simply cuts the ball on the off side for a boundary two deliveries later. Flying start for India openers. 

21:07(IST)

Nine runs came from the first over and Taskin Ahmed has now come into the attack to bowl the second over of the innings. He starts off with a good outswinger that misses the outside edge of the bat of Rohit Sharma. 

21:03(IST)

Four: Stunning start for Shikhar Dhawan as he starts with a boundary on the first ball that he faces off Mustafizur. Short and wide from the left arm pacer and Dhawan cuts the ball hard past the point fielder. 

21:01(IST)

The players are back on the ground and Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the chase. Mustafizur will be bowling the first over of the innings. Rohit takes a single on the first ball of the innings. 

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PREVIEW IND vs BAN: India's inexperienced cricket team will have to recover quickly from the eye-opening loss to Sri Lanka and lift its game by a few notches against an unpredictable Bangladesh in the Nidahas Twenty20 Trophy on Thursday. Sri Lanka, who have been beaten fair and square by India in their umpteen battles over the past six months, pulled one back in style on yesterday courtesy Kusal Perera's special knock (a 37-ball 66). The home team's surprise victory has also spiced up the tournament, which until yesterday, was expected to be dominated by India. Defending a decent 174 for five, the inexperienced bowling attack did not have an answer to Perera's relentless aggression. Yuvzendra Chahal, the only frontline spinner in the eleven, too was not spared. Captain Rohit Sharma, however, backed the young guns to deliver against Bangladesh. "Our bowlers tried everything they could, but sometimes it doesn't come off the way you want it to. I felt we have enough experience in our bowling line-ups. Yes, they are new in the scene, but they've put in performances. I had a lot of confidence going into the game," said Rohit after the five-wicket loss. "We are blessed to have a squad that has good batting depth, we also have a couple of all-rounders. Hopefully we'll come back strong," he added. India managed to recover from a bad start and post a par score, as put by Rohit, who fell cheaply alongside Suresh Raina to leave the team at nine for two. The shaky beginning led to India reaching 40 for two by end of Powerplay while Sri Lanka raced to 75 for two, proving to be the difference in the end. "It was in the first six overs that they took the game away from us," said Shikhar Dhawan, who continued his good run with an entertaining 90 off 49 balls. How Rohit and Dhawan start will always be important for India's chances but against Bangladesh, they would like to score more in the death overs than they did against Sri Lanka. Rohit is not expected to make many changes in the eleven but Axar Patel, who is the most experienced spinner in the squad, might get to bowl alongside Chahal. The talented KL Rahul too sat out of the first game but as the opening combination is settled, it remains to be seen if he gets to bat in the middle-order. Washington Sundar was the pick of the bowlers against Sri Lanka, striking twice at an acceptable economy rate of seven runs per over. In the absence of the rested Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the likes of Shardul Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat need to up their game in the unforgiving death overs. Thakur leaked as many as 27 runs in his first over against Sri Lanka but bounced back well to concede only three in his next attempt. Facing Bangladesh in the shortest format has always been challenging for India and it will be no different on Thursday. Mahmudullah will continue to lead the side in absence of the injured Shakib Al Hasan, who also missed the T20 and Test series against Sri Lanka at home. Having lost the Tests, T20s and the ODI tri-series final (all to Sri Lanka), Bangladesh will be desperate to buck the recent trend. Senior batsman Tamim Iqbal said the team is not having the best of times at the moment but is confident of a turnaround. "It will be a different challenge here for me and also our team. We know that we are not in the best of form as a team but this can happen as I have said its normal for a batsman and a bowler, we go through good form and bad patches. So, as a team it is quite normal for that to happen, said Iqbal. "I think in some cases we are panicking a lot and I feel we need to curb that since, as a team, you have to accept that when things are not going well, we should not be panicking and we need to go back to the basics," he added.
Teams (from): India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh Pant.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
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