IND vs BAN T20: Yuzvendra Chahal shines as Bangladesh set target of 167 to India

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 18, 2018, 01:32 PM(IST)

A file photo of Yuzvendra Chahal. Photograph:( Twitter )

India won the toss and opted to bowl against Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. 

Playing first Bangladesh had a crashing start as Washington Sundar sent the first warning by dismissing opener Liton Das (11) in fourth over.

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal thrashed Bangladeshi top batting order by two taking quick wickets of Tamim Iqbal (15) and Soumya Sarkar (1) in the fifth over.

Then Shabbir Rahman came at number 3 and salvaged the innings by hitting 77 runs but got bowled at on a brilliant delivery of Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat.

Chahal struck again and saw off wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim at a low score of 9 runs.

Mahmudullah (21) and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (7) fell short in running between the wickets returned to the pavilion.

Although Rohit Sharma-led team had the better of Bangladesh in the previous encounters in ongoing T20 series, Shakib Al Hasan's team now looks completely different and one that is high on confidence.

Talking about his strategy for today, Rohit said, "we are gonna field first. It looks a good track. Looks a bit drier. We have seen in the tournament, that the wicket keeps getting better and better as the game progresses. Better to have the target in front and see what we can do with the ball."

"Later we can come and chase the target down. I am a firm believer of putting runs on the board but the conditions don't permit us that as the wicket keeps getting better and better as the game progresses. The tournament suggests that the target given has been chased down barring the only game we won batting first. We have one change," he added.

Bangladesh have never defeated India in the T20 format. The two sides have played seven games with 'The Tigers' losing each.

Talking about his plan to take on India, Shakib al Hasan said, "I was a bit confused before the toss. It is not a bad thing to bat first. Put the runs on the board in the final game. Looks to me a very good wicket." 

"In the last two weeks, Premadasa has produced some very good batting wickets. Hopefully, it will remain the same and we can put a good total on the board and defend it. Everthing under control and everyone is focussing on this game. It is a very important game for us. I thought we have played really well in all the 4 games and given ourselves the best chance to win all of them. We need to do little bit extra to win it against India, they are a very good side," he added.

India: (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik(w), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bangladesh: (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam

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