In the second match of ongoing Nidahas tri-nation tournament, India beat Bangladesh by six wickets sparing more than a over. Bangladesh was sent in to bat first as India took the lead in bowling. The team posed 140 as the target, which was chased down by India in 18.4 overs. A sheer display of batting from India’s top order, put Bangladesh’s below average performance down the mark. While, the highest score in Bangladesh’s inning was 34, it was battered on India’s side to 55 by Shikhar Dhawan. India bowlers were successful to slog the opponent’s line up picking up at least a single wicket. Only Washington Sundar went without a single nick, while Jaydev Unadkat toppled three.
India bowlers started the wobble in Bangladesh’s batting line up since the third over. Unadkat sent back Soumya Sarkar, as the openers tried to pace up the run rate. The inning started with a good momentum, which was further bolstered by Liton Das. The player added 34 off 30 remaining in the crease for more than 10 overs. In the middle order, Sabbir Rahman added 30 off 26 runs hauling the tally to 134, until the pre-ultimate over. Das and Rahman played together for 26 balls adding 35 runs. The partnership was interrupted by Yuzvendra Chahal, who clipped away Das. After the stretch, it did not take long for India bowlers to do away with the rest of the wickets.
India’s chase was straightaway although the team kept on losing occasional wickets. The run rate was bolstered with Dhawan knocking 55 off 43 runs. With Rohit Sharma on strike, the openers set the momentum beating 28 runs in 3.3 overs. Sharma was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman brining put Rishabh Pant, however, the latter was sent back to pavilion after a couple of overs. Suresh Raina scored 28 of 27 balls partnering with Dhawan. He played until completing the 14th over hauling the chase to 108 runs. In the last stretch, Mayank Pandey remained not out reaching the target after Dhawan was down in the 17th over.
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