WION Web Team Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mar 08, 2018, 05.11 PM
India back on track after a mini-setback in the tournament opener. This is India's first win of the tournament.
India continues its winning streak against Bangladesh in T20Is. They have won all of their 6 matches against them in the shortest format of the game.
A target of 140 is always difficult to defend in a T20I against a team that has the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina in their batting line up.
Dhawan scored his sixth T20I fifty and his partnership with Raina practically won the match for India.
In the end, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik saw it through as India walked to a 6-wicket win.
Earlier, India captain Rohit Sharma decided to bowl against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy's second match in Colombo.
India's young bowling unit got its bearings back with a disciplined effort to restrict Bangladesh to a modest 139/8 in the second round robin league match of the Nidahas T20 Tri-Nation tournament, here this evening.
Tamim Iqbal c Unadkat b Thakur 15
Soumya Sarkar c Chahal b Unadkat 14
Liton Das c Raina b Chahal 34
Mushfiqur Rahim c Karthik b Shankar 18
Mahmudullah c Thakur b Shankar 1
Sabbir Rahman c Karthik b Unadkat 30
Mehidy Hasan c Pandey b Unadkat 3
Taskin Ahmed not out 8
Rubel Hossain run out 0
Mustafizur Rahman not out 1
Extras (LB-2, WD-11, NB-2) 15
Total (For 8 wickets in 20 overs) 139
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-35, 3-66, 4-72, 5-107, 6-118, 7-134, 8-135.
J Unadkat 4-0-38-3
W Sundar 4-0-2-30,
S Thakur 4-0-25-1, Y
V Shankar 4-0-32-2
RG Sharma (c) b Mustafizur Rahman 17
S Dhawan c Liton Das b Taskin Ahmed 55
RR Pant b Rubel Hossain 7
SK Raina c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Rubel Hossain 28
MK Pandey not out 27
KD Karthik not out 2
Total 140/4 (18.4 Overs, RR: 7.50)
Across seven games, the three teams will battle for the title which starts from March 6 (Tuesday) and the final will be held on March 18 (Sunday). All the games will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.