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India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy 2nd T20, Colombo, Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan guides IND to easy win

Shikhar Dhawan’s 55 helped India beat Bangladesh by six wickets in the second game of the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo. Get highlights of India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20 match at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo here.

cricket Updated: Mar 08, 2018 22:56 IST
Sidharth Gulati
Sidharth Gulati
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Shikhar Dhawan in action during the India and Bangladesh Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20 match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Get highlights of India vs Bangladesh here.(AFP)

India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second game of the Nidahas Trophy. After being asked to bat, Bangladesh could manage only 139/8. Liton Das top-scored with 34 while Jaydev Unadkat took a three-wicket haul. In reply, India rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s fifty and contributions from Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey to seal the deal with eight balls to spare. Get highlights of India vs Bangladesh T20 international at Colombo’s Premadasa Stadium here (SCORES) (STREAMING INFO)

22:53 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!

Rohit Sharma (India captain): “I think it was a great performance, something that was expected from us. Right from the start to the end, it was clinical and a complete team effort. We looked into what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting the length was the option for us. We wanted their batsmen to take on the longer boundaries. Bowlers executed plans very well. We kept it simple and got the basics right, which was missing in the first game.”

Mahmudullah (Bangladesh captain) - “It’s obvious that we didn’t bat well. We should’ve scored a lot more runs, probably 30 more runs. They executed their plans very well but we should have found ways to make more runs. We need to rotate the strike more often. The dot balls created a lot of pressure. I think we are just one win away from getting a boost.”

Vijay Shankar (Man of the Match) - “I’ve been looking forward to this. Been working very hard and really happy to be winning this. I’ve been working hard on my bowling over the last few years and bowling is something that has given me something extra in my game. Playing with this team is a dream.”

22:35 hrs IST: Single and that’s it. India beat Bangladesh by six wickets. Another brilliant knock from Dhawan! Not to forget Unadkat’s three-wicket haul.

22:29 hrs IST: If being accused of adultery was not enough for Mohammed Shami, the pacer’s wife Hasin Jahan has now said the Indian cricket team player ‘can cheat the country too.’

Shami, an India Test team regular, has been accused of having multiple affairs by his wife. She has also filed a complaint with the Kolkata Police saying that Shami physically assaulted and threatened her over a period of almost two years. The cricketer, however, has refuted all claims. Read full story here

22:27 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori has been handed a third ban from international bowling due to an illegal action. The left-armer was first suspended from January until June in 2016, before being prohibited from bowling for 12 months in December of that year.

22:22 hrs IST: OUT! Taskin removes Dhawan 55(43). Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease.

22:20 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Jason Holder’s unbeaten 99 carried West Indies to a comfortable six-wicket win over Papua New Guinea at the World Cup Qualifier. This was Windies’ second victory in a row.

22:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Nazmul and it’s enough for Pandey to smack it to deep mid-wicket boundary.

22:14 hrs IST: Five runs and a wicket off Rubel’s third. India are 113/3 after 15 overs, need 27 off 30.

22:10 hrs IST: OUT! Rubel Hossain strikes, gets Raina. Second wicket for him. Manish Pandey comes to the crease.

22:06 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s fifty for Dhawan, his sixth in T20 internationals. What an innings! Certainly, a match-winning one.

22:04 hrs IST: Expensive over from Mahmudullah, 11 runs off it. India are 99/2 after 13 overs, need 41 off 42.

22:01 hrs IST: SIX! Too short from Mahmudullah, Dhawan rocks back and hammers it over deep mid-wicket boundary for a maximum.

21:57 hrs IST: India are cruising at the moment as they require 53 off 50. Dhawan and Raina have built up a good partnership and will be looking to finish the job.

21:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Sarkar, Raina makes space and dispatches over extra cover. Moves to 17. India are 81/2 after 10 overs, need 59 off 60.

21:46 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mehedi, only five runs off it. India are 73/2 after 9 overs, need 67 off 66. Soumya Sarkar comes into the attack.

21:42 hrs IST: Single off the last delivery for Dhawan. He is into 30s now. India are 68/2 after 8 overs, need 72 off 72.

21:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Dropped short from Taskin and Dhawan hits it towards the fine leg boundary.

21:37 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from Taskin, too straight , Dhawan pulls it over fine leg for a maximum. As good as it gets!

21:34 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Mehedi, Raina gets down on one knee and creams it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

21:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Rubel and Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket. Looks in top form!

21:29 hrs IST: OUT! And Pant plays one onto his stumps. Suresh Raina comes to the crease. One big partnership will do it for India.

21:26 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Pant. Move to seven. India are 40/1 after 5 overs.

21:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Mehedi and Dhawan sweeps it behind square for his second boundary.

21:21 hrs IST: Good over from Mustafizur, six runs and a wicket. India are 33/1 after 4 overs. Dhawan 10*, Pant 5*. Mehedi Hasan comes into the attack.

21:18 hrs IST: OUT! And Rohit is clean bowled. Mustafizur gets his first scalp. Rishabh Pant comes to the crease. Can he play a big knock tonight?

21:14 hrs IST: Another good over for India, nine runs off it. At this rate, it won’t be that difficult for Rohit Sharma’s side. Mustafizur comes back into the attack.

21:10 hrs IST: Costly over from Taskin, nine runs off it. India are 18/0 after 2 overs. Rubel Hossain comes into the attack.

21:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Taskin and Rohit pulls it over mid-wicket for his first boundary.

21:05 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Mustafizur. India are 9/0 after the first over. Taskin Ahmed comes into the attack.

21:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mustafizur and Dhawan slashes it past point for his first boundary of the night.

21:00 hrs IST: Time for India’s innings. Rohit to take strike. Mustafizur to bowl the first over.

20:48 hrs IST: And that’s it. Bangladesh finish on 139/8. Good performance from India (except those dropped chances). We’ll be back in a few minutes time.

20:41 hrs IST: Thirteen runs and a wicket off the 19th over. Bangladesh are 134/7. Thakur will look to finish well.

20:36 hrs IST: Consecutive wide deliveries from Unadkat, just what India don’t need at this stage.

20:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Unadkat, Taskin makes room and hits it towards wide long-on boundary.

20:32 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed gets off the mark with a single. Only two runs off the over. Bangladesh are 121/6 after 18 overs.

20:29 hrs IST: Eight runs and a wicket off Unadkat’s third. Bangladesh are 119/6 after 17 overs. Thakur to bowl his penultimate over.

20:26 hrs IST: OUT! Second wicket for Unadkat. Mehedi Hasan falls for 3(4). Easy catch for Manish Pandey at long-on.

20:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Unadkat and Sabbir hits it past point for his third boundary. Bangladesh need more of these.

20:21 hrs IST: Another good outing for Chahal, finishes with 1/21. Bangladesh are 111/5 after 16 overs. Sabbir 17*, Mehidy 2*

20:18 hrs IST: OUT! Flighted delivery from Chahal, Das looks to clear long-off but doesn’t get enough power and Raina doesn’t make a mistake this time around.

20:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Expensive over from Shankar, 11 runs off it. Bangladesh are 107/4 after 15 overs. Chahal now.

20:12 hrs IST: The wicket is a bit on the slower side. Bangladesh’s spinners would come in handy.

20:08 hrs IST: Washington Sundar finishes with figures of 4-0-23-0. Bangladesh are 96/4 after 14 overs. Shankar to bowl his last over. He has taken two wickets so far.

20:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Pitched up from Thakur and Sabbir drives it to the right of the cover fielder. Bangladesh are 85/4 after 13 overs.

20:01 hrs IST: Vijay Shankar looks a good option for India across formats. A good show here and in the IPL would be enough for him to get selected for the England ODIs and T20Is.

19:58 hrs IST: Just 31 runs have been scored in the last six overs. Singles and doubles won’t hurt India here. Bangladesh are 75/4 after 12 overs. Shardul Thakur again.

19:55 hrs IST: Great over for India, only three runs and a wicket. Bangladesh are 72/4 after 11 overs. Sundar comes back into the attack.

19:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Shankar strikes again, gets Mahmudullah this time. 150 looks tough for Bangladesh now. They need someone to play a blinder here.

19:47 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Chahal, only three runs off it. Bangladesh are 69/3 after 10 overs.

19:43 hrs IST: OUT! And Vijay Shankar joins the party. Removes Mushfiqur Rahim. Mahmudullah comes to the crease. He needs to play a captain’s knock here. Bangladesh are 66/3 after 9 overs.

19:39 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Shankar but it’s enough for Rahim to hit it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

19:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Short of a length ball from Shankar, Das makes room and hits it in the gap between mid-off and cover. Moves to 16.

19:36 hrs IST: Thirteen balls since the last boundary. Pressure piling on Bangladesh. They are 55/2 after 8 overs.

19:33 hrs IST: Decent over from Shankar, seven runs off it. Bangladesh are 51/2 after 7 overs. Rahim 11*, Das 10*. Chahal to continue.

19:31 hrs IST: Suresh Raina drops an easy one at mid-off. Sloppy work from one of India’s best in the field.

19:29 hrs IST: Costly over from Chahal, nine runs off it. Bangladesh are 44/2 after 6 overs.Vijay Shankar comes into the attack.

19:27 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Mushfiqur Rahim. Good strategy from him to attack from the word go.

19:25 hrs IST: OUT! Short delivery from Thakur, Tamim looks to pull but gets a top edge and Unadkat does the rest at short fine leg. Bangladesh are 35/2 after 5 overs.

19:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Thakur, Tamim gets into position early and smacks it in the gap between cover and mid-off.

19:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Sundar and Liton Das sweeps it over square leg for his first boundary. Bangladesh are 27/1 after 4 overs. Shardul Thakur comes into the attack.

19:15 hrs IST: Expensive over for India despite the wicket. Bangladesh are 22/1 after 3 overs.

19:12 hrs IST: OUT! And just what the doctor ordered for India. Unadkat strikes, gets rid of Sarkar. Liton Das comes to the crease. Bangladesh need a big partnership here.

19:10 hrs IST: Not much of a crowd at the R Premadasa stadium. No takers for a neutral game, especially an Indian side without the big names. The last time neutral matches saw big crowds was the 2012 World T20, but that was a big tournament!

19:09 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Unadkat, down leg, Sarkar flicks it over fine leg for a maximum.

19:08 hrs IST: Good over from Sundar despite the boundary. Bangladesh are 10/0 after 2 overs. Unadkat to continue.

19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Too wide from Sundar and Sarkar hits it past the fielder at cover for his first boundary of the night.

19:05 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Sarkar. Bangladesh are 6/0 after the first over. Washington Sundar comes into the attack.

19:03 hrs IST: First runs of the day for Tamim. Gentle loosener and the Bangladesh opener works it to fine leg for a single.

19:01 hrs IST: Straightaway some shape for Unadkat. Back of a length delivery from him, swings away a bit and Tamim chooses to leave it.

19:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Unadkat to start the proceedings. Tamim to take strike.

18:57 hrs IST: The national anthems have been done with and play is set to begin in Colombo.

18:46 hrs IST: India are playing a T20 international against Bangladesh for the first time since their 2016 World T20 encounter in Bengaluru. In that game, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side needed just two to win off three balls with three wickets remaining but went on to lose by a run.

18:35 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams -

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

18:33 hrs IST: India have won the toss and have opted to field.

18:10 hrs IST: Toss and teams in a short while. Stay tuned for live updates.

17:55 hrs IST: Looks like Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel will get a game today - says our correspondent Siddharth Vishwanathan.

17:42 hrs IST: Meanwhile, former chairman of the India cricket selection committee, Dilip Vengsarkar, made a shocking claim on Wednesday that he was sacked from his post in 2008 for picking a teenaged Virat Kohli over seasoned Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath in the squad for an ODI series of Sri Lanka.

The former India skipper and batting stalwart, acknowledged as the one who first backed Virat Kohli’s talent, said he paid the price as the decision upset then BCCI treasurer N Srinivasan. Read full story here

17:31 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Bangladesh have won just one of their last 10 T20Is.

17:29 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Rohit Sharma has been dismissed for a duck in two of his last three T20 innings.

17:21 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - India have won six of their eight T20 matches at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

17:09 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Bangladesh are yet to defeat India in a T20 international.

17:04 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the second T20 of the Nidahas Trophy between India and Bangladesh.

Having lost the first match against the hosts by five wickets, the Indians would have identified the areas for improvement. The ineffectiveness of the quick bowlers -- Shardul Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat -- will be one of the worries. Kusal Perera’s 66 off 37 balls would have served as a lesson for them.

Bangladesh will not be daunted by India’s spin. In these conditions, Bangladesh batsmen should be able to handle spin better than many international teams but what is not a guarantee is their temperament. Who can forget Bangladesh’s astonishing defeat in the ICC World T20 2016 match when they lost by a run against India needing two runs from three balls! Two of the ‘culprits’ that day -- Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah -- are both in the current squad and will not forget that tragic defeat.

First Published: Mar 08, 2018 15:54 IST