Nidahas Trophy: India defeats Bangladesh by Six Wickets
Mar 10 2018
India captain Rohit Shama was all praise for his bowlers following the team's easy six-wicket win against Bangladesh in the Nidahas T20I tri-series at Colombo on Thursday.
Bangladesh innings: Tamim Iqbal c Unadkat & b SN Thakur 15, Soumya Sarkar c Chahal & b Unadkat 14, Liton Das c Raina & b Chahal 34, Mushfiqur Rahim c Karthik & b Vijay Shankar 18, Mahmudullah c SN Thakur & b Vijay Shankar 1, Sabbir Rahman c Karthik & b Unadkat 30, Mehidy Hasan c Manish Pandey & b Unadkat 3, Taskin Ahmed not out 8, Rubel Hossain runout 0, Mustafizur Rahman not out 1.
However, Dhawan and Suresh Raina stabilised the innings with a 68-run partnership, during which Dhawan brought up his half-century, before Raina was caught by Mehedy Hasan Miraz at square leg off the bowling of Rubel for 28.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar's (2/32 in 4 overs) disciplined wicket-to-wicket bowling was extremely handy after three catches were dropped during his spell.
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.
Unlike the first game against Sri Lanka, Indian bowlers were right on the mark from the start after captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl.
Mahmudullah feels that his team were overly relient on hitting boundaries and faced too many dot balls.
They took wickets at regular intervals and also choked the rival batsmen by not letting them score freely. We should have scored 30 more runs. "It's about playing smart - according to the situation - if there needs to be change in the strike and going to the other side that's what we have to do", Ratnayake said.
India made some errors on the field, dropping three catches in all and sending down as many as 11 wides and two no-balls, but Bangladesh were not good enough to capitalise.
Talking about the improvements in his bolwers' show as compared to the previous match, Rohit said: "We looked into what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting the length was the option for us".
"I played seven dot balls and got out cheaply". I have been working very hard and really happy to be winning this. "Hopefully we won't make the same mistakes", he said. Vijay Shankar, playing his second global game, made up for a lack of pace by hitting the right length time and again. "Playing with this team is a dream and everyone in the dressing room is very supportive".