Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I : Rishabh Pant out for 7 runs

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I : Rishabh Pant out for 7 runs

Vijay Shankar got his first wickets in his worldwide career for India as he finished with a spell of 2-32. Jaydev Unadkat (3/38) had the most number of wickets but he was inconsistent throughout his four-over spell with a mixture of good deliveries followed by half-volleys. "I think it was a par score, definitely something we could have defended".

Rohit once again started with off-spinner Washington Sundar (0/23 in four overs) and Tamim Iqbal (15, 16 balls) found it hard to get going in the Powerplay overs. Shikhar Dhawan bedded down at his end, and even the early fall of Rohit, dragging Mustafizur Rahman back onto his stumps, made no difference. In nine runs second wicket Raina was gone as well. Bangladesh are in trouble here. Vijay Shankar, the eventual Man of the Match, could have dismissed Liton twice in three balls. "We kept it simple and got the basics right, which was missing in the first game". With India's frontline seamers absent, Bangladesh wanted a good start from the openers to get things going but Tamim and Sarkar were too late to get off the blocks.

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On the other hand, Bangladesh will take on the field without their regular skipper and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is injured. With Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma getting off to sublime starts, it only compounded matters for Bangladesh.

India captain Rohit Sharma, whose side lost to Sri Lanka by five wickets on Tuesday, put Bangladesh into bat after winning the toss.

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India lost the lung-opener by five wickets with Perera putting the inexperienced visiting attack to sword during his 37-ball 66. Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first. Rohit Sharma has been in a real patchy form ever since the tour of South Africa and since then his struggle to score continues. After some deliberation, the umpires checked with his TV colleague for a no-ball before ruling in India's favour.

Live telecast: The matches can be seen live on DSport (English commentary) and DD National (Hindi commentary).

The match is scheduled to begin at 1900 hrs IST.

In Tigers' first, chasing 140 for victory at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium, India rode on Dhawan's 43-ball 55 to achieve their target with eight balls to spare.

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