Nidahas Trophy 2018: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd match, 5 talking points

Dean Simpson
March 9, 2018

Given that Pant has proved his mettle on several occasions in domestic cricket, but has got very few opportunities on the global level, this could be a good time to give him an extended rope, after he scored only 23 runs in the first game. The opener used DRS to save himself and then punished Shardul Thakur with back-to-back boundaries. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 4.

But just when things seemed good in the middle, Das was dismissed by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 16th over.

Sharma refused to blame the defeat on the inexperienced bowling line up - Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur had played a combined six T20 Internationals between them including Tuesday's game.


Shankar claimed his maiden wicket in global cricket when he dismissed Mushfiqur in the ninth over, DRS helping India this time.

Where to watch the matches live? Rohit Sharma made 17 from 13 balls before getting played on. They kept looking for the big shots over the top.

"The dot balls created a lot of pressure". But India's execution was as bad as Bangladesh's planning.


Defending 140 was never going to be easy for Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma has to show his talent today against Bangladesh to not disappoint the fans again. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim will hold the key in the absence of Shakib but the lack of fire power down the order except for Sabbir Rahman might be a factor for them to deal with.

Rohit cut left-arm medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman on to his stumps, while Pant was bowled by fellow medium pacer Rubel Hossain, to leave India at a spot of bother at 47/2. There are endless examples that tell you that even proper cricket can help in surmounting mammoth totals inside 120 balls.

Suresh Raina steadied the ship, adding 68 for the third wicket, but it was Dhawan who ensured India were in no real trouble. "That's because the wicket was a little slow", Dhawan said.


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.

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