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Highlights, India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy 2018, 2nd T20I at Colombo, Full Cricket Score: IND win by six wickets

Date: Thursday, 08 March, 2018 23:39 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
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  • Well that's it from us in our coverage of the second game of the Nidahas Trophy 2018. After the loss against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener, India were clinical in all departments today (except maybe fielding) as they outplayed Bangladesh to register a six-wicket victory, and move to the top of the table with their first win. The action shifts to Sunday now, with hosts Sri Lanka now taking on Bangladesh on Saturday. Let's see if the Bangladesh get the one victory that they desperately need to turn things around, as mentioned by captain Mahmudullah in the post-match presentation.  For now, this is Amit signing off on behalf of my colleague Shantanu. Good night! 

  • Rohit Sharma, India captain : It was a great performance; it was clinical. We thought hitting the length will work on this pitch, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We kept things simple and did the basics right. I think there's room for improvement in catching. Not an ideal day for us in the field; we are much better than that. Hopefully, we will not repeat that mistake.

  • Vijay Shankar, Man of the Match:  I have been looking forward for this, have been working very hard on my bowling for last few overs. Lot of people inspired me. My parents and family have been with me throughout. Everyone in the dressing room is very supportive.

  • Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain : I think its obvious that we didn't bat well. We should have scored 30 more runs. But they executed well. Bowlers did pretty good job. I think we need to rotate the strike more often, because the dot balls are creating more pressure on batsmen. I think we are just one win away, if we get one win that will boost us up. We are still searching for that win. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is India's sixth consecutive win for India against Bangladesh in T20Is.

  • After 18.4 overs,India 140/4 ( Manish Pandey 27 , Dinesh Karthik (W) 2) Rubel is introduced in the 19th over, and it turns out to be the last of the innings, as Pandey and Karthik rotate the strike between themselves to collect three singles and take their team home. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most matches lost in T20Is:   49 - BANGLADESH* 49 - New Zealand, Sri Lanka  48 - England  46 - Pakistan 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Good six-wicket win for India with 8 balls to spare. They needed the win after losing to Lanka in the first match. Puts them in the right frame of mind to take on Lanka again on March 12. Uphill task for Bangladesh to get back in the tournament. They haven't looked convincing.

  • INDIA WIN BY SIX WICKETS ! The 'Men in Blue' are finally off the mark in the tri-series, as they beat Bangladesh convincingly in the second game of the tournament! Pandey collects a single off the fourth delivery of the 19th over to bring up the winning moment! 

  • Rubel Hossain returns to the attack in the 19th over of the innings. Should be the last over, with just three needed to win for India. 

  • After 18 overs,India 137/4 ( Manish Pandey 25 , Dinesh Karthik (W) 1) 11 off Mustafizur's third over of the innings, with Pandey collecting two boundaries off it, and the Indians are just three runs away from collecting their first victory of the tri-series. Pandey on 25 at the end of the over. 

  • After 18 overs,India 137/4 ( Manish Pandey 25 , Dinesh Karthik (W) 1) 11 off Mustafizur's third over of the innings, with Pandey collecting two boundaries off it, and the Indians are just three runs away from collecting their first victory of the tri-series. Pandey on 25 at the end of the over. 

  • FOUR ! India just one hit away from victory now, as Pandey smacks a back-of-length delivery through extra-cover to collect his third boundary. IND 137/4

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Manish Pandey has good hands. He will glide the ball, play the glance or even slap it at will. A difficult batsman to bowl to and restrict run scoring.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Big wicket for Bangladesh, getting main stay Dhawan. Except that it might have come too late in the day with India needing just 17 runs for the win. Dhawan made a lovely 55 to show that he remains the main batsman in this Indian team.

  • FOUR ! Deftly guided away to the third man fence by Pandey off Fizz, with the diving fielder near the boundary rope failing to prevent the boundary. IND 130/4

  • Mustafizur Rahman brought back into the attack in the 18th over of the innings. 

  • After 17 overs,India 126/4 ( Manish Pandey 15 , Dinesh Karthik (W) 0) Six runs off the 17th over, with Taskin returning to the attack and removing Dhawan for 55 in the over, with the opening batsman getting caught at long on after a mishit. Six off the over, with Pandey batting on 15 at the end of the over. India need another 14 to win from 18 balls. 

  • OUT! And that's the end of a fine innings from Dhawan, as he miscues while attemping a pull, giving Liton Das an easy chance at long on. IND 123/4 Dhawan c Das b Taskin 55(43)

  • Taskin Ahmed brought back into the attack in the 17th over of the innings. 

  • After 16 overs,India 120/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 54 , Manish Pandey 10) Another quality over for the Indians, with Pandey helping himself to his first boundary, with seven runs coming off the over. India need another 20 to win from 24 balls — which should ideally be a cakewalk. 

  • FOUR ! Pulled away by Pandey off Nazmul off the fourth delivery of the 16th over! First boundary for the new batsman.  IND 119/3

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Raina falls to a short-pitched delivery yet again. He's struggling to hold on to the initiative when a fast bowler digs it in short. Today was no different. He helplessly jumped and jabbed at the ball. Caught at short mid-wicket.

  • After 15 overs,India 113/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 53 , Manish Pandey 4) Rubel reintroduced into the attack in the 15th over, and he gets the wicket of Raina straightaway, as the latter chips a short ball straight into the hands of Mehedi at square-leg. New batsman Pandey walks out to bat, and gets off the mark straightaway with a double. Five runs and a wicket off the over. 

  • OUT! Soft dismissal for Raina, as he chips a short ball straight into the hands of square-leg, giving Rubel his second wicket! IND 108/3 Raina c Mehedi b Rubel 28(27)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Shikhar Dhawan's four of six fifty-plus scores in T20Is have come from his last eight innings. 

  • Rubel Hossain returns to the attack in the 15th over. The game looks virtually over for the Bangladeshis at this stage, with just 32 needed off the last six overs with eight wickets in hand. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Another 50 for Dhawan. He's really been the pillar of India's batting in this tournament. Dhawan has not only been scoring heavily but also getting his runs in double quick time. This gives his partners more time and opportunity to play themselves in.

  • After 14 overs,India 108/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 52 , Suresh Raina 28) Nine runs off the over, as left-arm spinner Nazmul Hasan gets introduced into the attack for the first time in the 14th over. Dhawan guides an overpitched delivery outside leg past the keeper, collecting a boundary to bring up his sixth T20I half century. Missed stumping chance off the next ball as the keeper fails to collect the ball cleanly after Dhawan shuffles down the pitch and misses. 

  • FOUR ! Dhawan helps this one towards fine-leg, and ends up bringing up his second consecutive half-century — as well as his sixth overall in the format — taking just 35 deliveries to get there! IND 104/2

  • Nazmul Islam introduced into the attack in the 14th over. He had been held back for so long due to the presence of two left-handers. 

  • After 13 overs,India 99/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 47 , Suresh Raina 25) Skipper Mahmudullah decides to have a bowl for himself in the 13th over. Raina comes back for a second run after guiding the ball towards the leg side, before collecting a single off the next delivery to bring up the fifty-partnership. Dhawan smashes the ball over the midwicket fence for his second six, with two singles collected off th next two deliveries. Dhawan nearing a second successive fifty! 11 off the over. 

  • SIX ! Stand and delivery from Dhawan! Rocks back and pulls the ball over the midwicket fence with ease! IND 97/2

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Mustafizur has been impressive. Before being laid low by injury he was one of the best fast bowlers in the world in limited overs cricket. He had a bagful of variations that were difficult to pick. On the strength of his bowling today he seems to be back in business. Indian have been watchful against him.

  • FIFTY partnership up between Dhawan and Raina for the third wicket , with the duo helping ease nerves in the Indian dressing room after the dismissals of Rohit and Pant. Raina takes a single to bring up the milestone! 

  • After 12 overs,India 88/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 40 , Suresh Raina 21) Mustafizur returns to the attack. Dhawan chips the ball up in the air towards extra cover off the second delivery, with the ball landing safely beyond Tamim. Single collected off every delivery of the over except the fifth. 

  • The Fizz returns to the attack in the 12th over of the innings. Can he get the breakthrough that the Bangladeshis so desperately need?

  • After 11 overs,India 83/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 38 , Suresh Raina 18)   Mehedi into his final over. Massive appeal for lbw on at least two different occasions — off the fourth ball and the last deliveries of the over. The Bangladeshis go upstairs on the second occasion, but the impact on pad is umpire's call, as is the case with the ball hitting the stumps. Good over for Hasan though, as he gives away just two singles off it to sign off with figures of 0/21.

  • After 10 overs,India 81/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 37 , Suresh Raina 17) Part-timer Soumya Sarkar introduced into the attack in the 10th over, with three singles and a wide coming off the over, before Raina heaves the ball over mid off to end the over with a boundary. India are going at more than eight an over at the halfway mark, and look set to grab their first points of the series. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    The 10 overs has fetched India 81 for 2 a run rate 8 an over.

  • FOUR ! Heaved over mid off by Raina off the last ball of the 10th over, as he moves to 17 with that inside-out shot! IND 81/2

  • Part-timer medium pacer Soumya Sarkar introduced into the attack in the 10th over. 

  • After 9 overs,India 73/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 35 , Suresh Raina 12) Mehedi into his third over. Massive appeal for lbw off the third delivery, with both the bowler and the keeper screaming in unison, though unsuccessfully. The two left-handers rotate the strike between themselves, with four singles and a leg-bye coming off this over. The partnership, in the meantime, is worth 33 already. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    India are going at over 8 runs an over. This should make the rest of the game easier even for new batsmen.  The required run rate reduced to 6 an over.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Suresh Raina becomes the third Indian player to hit 50 sixes in T20Is after Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Taksin's faith in the short-pitched delivery on this pitch is looking foolish. Dhawan hooked the first one for a six and then pulled the second for a four. 13 runs from the over. India need 72 off 72 balls.

  • After 8 overs,India 68/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 33 , Suresh Raina 10) Dhawan pulls a short ball from Taskin towards fine-leg, with the ball sailing over the fielder stationed there and into the rows. Dhawan then unleashes a short-arm pull off the next delivery, collecting his fourth boundary. Singles collected off the last three deliveries, with 13 coming off the over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    India's most experienced pair of batsmen at the crease. Dhawan and Suresh Raina. Both enjoy batting in linted overs cricket and must now come together to give India a chance of making the final.

  • FOUR ! Dhawan pulls this one towards the backward square-leg fence with a short-arm pull! IND 65/2

  • SIX ! Pulled away by Dhawan over the fine-leg fence, and the fielder stationed there can just watch the ball sail over his head! IND 61/2

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I in Colombo, Latest Updates: Rubel is introduced in the 19th over, and it turns out to be the last of the innings, as Pandey and Karthik rotate the strike between themselves to collect three singles and take their team home.

Preview: A new-look Indian team will aim to recover from the five-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the opening match when they face Bangladesh in the second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series in Colombo on Thursday.

Kusal Perera's brilliant 66 off 37 balls and some crucial contributions from the middle-order helped Sri Lanka beat India in the first game.

After the Indian batsmen put up a decent target of 175, their bowlers failed to make a mark as the hosts hammered them all around the park.

Rohit Sharma and Mahmudullah, captain of India and Bangladesh respectively. Agencies

Rohit Sharma and Mahmudullah, captain of India and Bangladesh respectively. Agencies

Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (2/37) and Washington Sundar (2/28) provided the crucial breakthroughs to control the run-flow.

Towards the end, Dasun Shanaka (15 not out) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) played sensibly and helped their team clinch the issue.

After the loss, skipper Rohit Sharma also said that the track was good and batsmen could have score more towards the end. So in the upcoming match, middle and lower-order batsmen will aim to contribute and try to give the perfect finish.

In the bowling department, apart from the Chahal and Sundar no other bowler contributed. However, pacer Jaidev Unadkat scalped one wicket but in order to improve the performance from the last match, other bowlers have to contribute handsomely.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will take on the field without their regular skipper and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is injured. In his absence, Mahmudullah will take charge.

This could be an advantage to India if the Indian players stuck to the basics.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh Pant.

Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114