India beats Bangladesh in the 2nd T2OI

India beats Bangladesh in the 2nd T2OI

Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh are now playing Nidahas Trophy which is basically a tri nation T20I competition.

The low string of scores continues to haunt Rohit Sharma as the captain of India on this tour of Sri Lanka fell cheaply yet again. "We are much better than that", he hoped. "India is still a very good side, we do have that respect. If we can rotate the strike it will release the pressure from batsmen", Mahmudullah said at the post-match press conference yesterday.

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. Against Chahal, either Bangladesh went for a hoick or they defended, to Sundar it was more of making room and trying their luck and similarly against Shankar, the batters kept backing away.

But the target was not steep enough to cause major problems for India as Dhawan, who scored 90 against Sri Lanka, combined with Suresh Raina in a third-wicket stand of 68 to put them firmly on course for victory.

The talented K.L. 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.

Indian pacer Shardul Thakur appeals for a wicket against Bangladesh
Indian pacer Shardul Thakur appeals for a wicket against Bangladesh

Dushmantha Chameera had Rohit Sharma miscue a ball high into the air, to be caught brilliantly by Jeevan Mendis running back from mid-off. "What we can do is play some good cricket on that particular day, if we can do so, execute our skills, hopefully we can do something good".

Skipper Sharma once again started with off-spinner M.S. Washington Sundar (0/23 in 4 overs), and the normally unsafe Tamim Iqbal (15 off 16 balls) found it hard to get going in the Powerplay overs. More than the wickets, it's the dot balls that usually hurt a team.

But soon after, Raina lost his concentration and hit a Rubel delivery straight into the hands of Mehidy Hasan at square leg for 28. I have been working very hard and really happy to be winning this.

"The way Kushal scored that 27 runs in that over, they were 75 after six overs, that made the difference", he said. We need to executive skills and try to be calm.

"One win will boost us and will reflect in our game".

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