India vs Bangladesh (Ind vs Ban) 2nd T20 Highlights: Rohit Sharma made it a memorable 100th T20 International blending grace with brutality in his 85 off 43 balls as India cantered to a series-levelling eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Thursday.
Chasing an easy target of 154 on far better track compared to Feroz Shah Kotla, Rohit showed the gulf in class between him and the others on the park, hitting six fours and half a dozen of risk-free sixes as India chased the target in 15.4 overs. Batting first Bangladesh posted 153/6 in 20 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal broke the Bangladesh batting unit’s backbone after a fiery start from their openers.
Bangladesh in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 15 November 2019
India 154/2 (15.4)
Bangladesh 153/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I ) India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I: Highlights
IND win by 8 wickets
After Rohit's belligerence, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul complete the formalities for India as they chase down 154 in 15.4 overs and level the series 1-1
India just 15 away
Shreyas Iyer is ensuring that not too much time is wasted and slams Fizz past the boundary ropes. In the next over he takes on Al Amin. This will be over all too soon. Shreyas Iyer is enjoying his batting, three fours and a six for his 22 runs off 11 balls.
Rohit Sharma falls for 85
Just when it seemed like nobody could stop the Hitman, Aminul Islam gets his man! wasnt the best ball he bowled. It was a flipper which was short and Sharma went for the pull. Rohit cleared his front leg and went for the big swipe across the line, ekes it off the thick top-edge and the sub fielder at deep mid-wicket. No chance of a 100 in 100th T20I. IND- 125/2
Dhawan departs against run of play
A wicket for BAN atlast. Aminul Islam cleans up Shikhar Dhawan for a scratchy 27-ball 31 and breaks the 118-run partnership. He was beaten in the air. IND- 119/1
3 SIXES IN A ROW
No prized for guessing! Its the HITMAN -
Incredible hitting from Rohit
9.1 - Welcomes Mosaddek with maximum over mid-wicket.
9.2 - over fine leg for another maximun
9.3 - over deep mid-wicke
Fewest balls to 50 for Rohit Sharma (T20Is)
22 vs WI Lauderhill 2016
23 vs SL Indore 2017
23 vs Ban Rajkot 2019 *
28 vs Eng Bristol 2018
28 vs NZ Auckland 2019
Fifty for Rohit
Gets there with another SIX! What an innings this has been, comes in just 23 balls. Will he get to a 100 today? Meanwhile, IND- 89/0 after 8 overs
Dhawan into the act
Shikhar Dhawan steps on the gas against Aminul. 4 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 2 . Highest partnership for India for the opening wicket against Bangladesh. 13 runs of the over. IND- 76/0
OH MY GOD!
There is no stopping Rohit Sharma today! Awesome to watch. This time he has dispatched Shafiul straight down the ground and ball hits the ropes directly. He moves on to 46 off 21. Flat six - 77 metres. IND- 63/0 after 6 ovs | Powerplay comes to an end
Rohit Sharma dealing in boundaries
15 runs off the 4th over and Rohit begins the next over with consecutive boundaries. This is a A MASTERCLASS from Rohit Sharma who's still dealing in boundaries!
Rohit Sharma, on one leg, lofts it straight over the bowler's head. Absolute class! This is just too good from the HITMAN which leave Mustafizur scratching his head!
Most Runs against Bangladesh in T20I
ROHIT SHARMA - 282*
H Mazakadza - 281
MN Waller - 236
K Perera - 216
K Mendis - 191
Effortless from Rohit
FOUR, The Indian captain with a booming cover drive which bisects the mid-off and extra cover perfect. Rarely do you see him hitting the ball into the fielders hands as he has the natural ability to find the gaps. IND- 26/1
Ganguly's glowing tribute
Rohit Sharma, who is leading India in the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Bangladesh, walked out to play his 100th match in the shortest format of the game on Thursday.
IND off to a flier
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open for India. Mustafizur will open the attack for Bangladesh and Dhawan is on the charge- consecutive boundaries for the southpaw. A fabulous drive through the covers and then a clip off the pads races him to 8 in 4 balls. IND- 11/0 after 1 over
Bangladesh finish at 153/6
Two runs off the last ball and Bangladesh finish at 153/6 after 20 overs. They would have been gunning for much much more than that at the 10-over mark. Looks like a below-par score. India need to chase down 154. The approach from them will surely be different from Sunday.
Khaleel bowls the 20th
Rohit keeps faith in Khaleel. Has leaked 37 runs in his three overs so far. But with the dangerous Bangladesh top order - Naim in particular had punished him - back in the pavilion, now might be a good time for Khaleel to get some confidence back. Has strayed too short today. And he is bowling fuller in this over. There's some conscious thought that has gone into this change of length. Bangladesh get to 150 with two balls left in the innings.
Deepak Chahar is brought on for the 19th over. And he gets the key wicket of Mahmudullah. The captain falls for 30. Bangladesh lose their 6th. Bangladesh have lost their way a bit in the later half of this innings. Bangladesh 142/6 after 18.3 overs
Chahal signs off
Chahal signs off with figures of 2/28 in his four overs. What a brilliant shift this has been from him. Mosaddek Hossain just failed to deal with his turn in the 18th over. Mahmudullah is on 30 off 20 balls at the moment but he has not got the support he has required in these last few overs.
Afif fiends Rohit Sharma in the deep, who makes no mistake this time. Holds on to it despite having to take a catch running back. Some joy for Khaleel Ahmed as well. Had been hammered by the Bangladesh openers. Has something to show for in the wickets column now. Bangladesh lose their fifth. Can somebody hang around to give support to Mahmudullah?
Rohit has some fun
Rohit Sharma is such a refreshing captain! He remembers the primal purpose of playing sports even in the heat of battle - to have fun. He reprimands Shreyas Iyer for a sloppy throw, then puts in a comical looking loopy throw when the ball comes to him in the outfield. Has a wide grin on his face afterwards. Bangladesh 123/4 after 16 overs
Last 5 overs
Bangladesh have started creeping. They were towering for the first 10 overs or so. Progress has slowed down considerably in the last few overs. There have been no boundaries in the last three overs. How much more can the Bangladesh batsmen add? Mahmudullah had spoken about the need for senior players to stand up at the toss today. Well, it's him in the middle now. Can he walk the talk? Bangladesh 112/4 after 15 overs
Chahal proves to be the difference
Whatever the format, the worth of a wicket taking spinner can never be underestimated. For all of the good work put in by Sundar, the difference has been made by the two wickets by Chahal. Bangladesh have lost a lot of momentum after those, and they get only three runs off the 14th over, which is bowled by Shivam Dube. This is what having somebody like Chahal can have in these stages of the match. It takes the pressure off the fifth bowling option. Bangladesh have slipped from 83/2 to 106/4 after 14 overs.
Stumping drama again!
Chahal strikes! And it's the big wicket! Soumya Sarkar falls for 30. Pant just about collects the ball behind the stumps this time. Massive confusion everywhere! The giant scoreboard shows that the third umpire's decision is Not Out. Soumya starts walking back. Then the signal changes on the giant screen to Out. Soumya is again escorted off by the fourth umpire. Scenes in Rajkot! And it's young Rishabh Pant responsible for keeping us all on the edges of our seats. Bangladesh 103/4 after 13 overs
That's the big wicket! Chahal pumps his fists and has a little bit of a word with Mushfiqur as he walks off. India will love this wicket. And guess who gets the catch that sees the back of Mushfiqur. It's Krunal Pandya, the same fielder who had dropped Mushfiqur's catch on Sunday. Bangladesh 97/3 after 12.1 overs
Finally, Chahal picks up his 1st wicket of the game.— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2019
Mushfiqur goes for the sweep shot, but doesn't get enough air on it. Krunal Pandya makes no mistakes this time.
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Soumya on the charge
Soumya Sarkar is getting a move on now. Steps out and ppens his arms to a Krunal Pandya delivery as the runs keep coming. 180 could be on the cards if Bangladesh can carry on in this fashion.
India get their 2nd wicket of the day. And it's the set batsman Naim who falls. He went for a big shot but found Shreyas Iyer's hands in the deep. Sundar gets a wicket in his last over. The pressure he was exerting was always going to tell. He finishes his spell with superb figures of 1/25 from 4 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim joins Soumya Sarkar in the middle. These two will now look to capitalize on the start given by the two openers. Bangladesh 86/2 after 11 overs
Sundar keeps it tidy
Washington Sundar again bowls an over without much incident. Sundar seems to be a very useful prospect in the scheme of things for the national team. There's something Jadeja-esque about how he goes about his overs quickly and without much fuss and keeps an admirable economy rate. Add his batting prowess, and he could be just be a vital element in the World T20 squad next year. Soumya Sarkar, the new batsman, gets his eye set in, and then smashes Shivam Dube for a clean four on the leg side. Forces a change in the field from India. Bangladesh 75/1 after 9.2 overs
It's come in the strangest of ways but that ... finally... is a wicket for India. Great work by Pant. Talk about redemption! Pant appealed loudly - almost without reason it seemed for a while - but it distracted the batsmen, who went for a run without being aware of where the ball had gone. Pant reacts quickly and dives in, puts in a throw. India get Liton's wicket finally. Bangladesh 60/1 after 7.2 overs
Rohit drops a catch
Everything going wrong for India at the moment. Again, it looked like a wicket was on the offing as the ball went high up in the air. Three fielders almost converged as the ball came down. Rohit should have held on to that though. The ball just slipped out of his pouched hands. Liton Das survives again. Bangladesh 59/0 after 7 overs
Chahal strikes...or not! Bizarre drama over Pant's collection
That is why he is the strike spinner in this team! Liton Das is stumped! India get their first wicket. Liton is out for 17. Bangladesh 43/1 after 5.3 overs. Wait just one minute though! Did Pant collect the ball before the stumps? And it's NOT OUT. Well, well, this is going to set the inquests into Pant's role into overdrive. He collected the ball before it had crossed the stumps. And so the batsman is called back. No ball signalled. What drama! In any case, Liton Das survives. Bangladesh 48/0 after 5.3 overs.
The relevant MCC law - The WK shall remain wholly behind the wicket at the striker’s end from the moment the ball comes into play until a ball delivered by the bowler touches the bat or person of the striker or passes the wicket at the striker’s end or striker attempts a run.
Chahal brought on to bowl the 6th over. Was probably the most incisive bowler in the first match. Khaleel manages to finish his second over without further incident. 2/24 in 2 overs for Khaleel. Bangladesh up to 41/0 after 5 overs.
Khaleel under the cosh
Sundar does a better job of holding his line than Khaleel. Liton Das manages to get him away once in the over. Khaleel Ahmed is brought on to bowl the 5th over! And again, he is smashed for four into deep midwicket by Naim. The next ball is short too. But it is too far on the off side and the batsman cannot connect as he had moved too far away. Khaleel is under the cosh! That is clear. Rohit tries to encourage him by putting his hands together for the effort. It's all going wrong for the Rajasthan lad though! An edge runs past the keeper for four now. 22 runs he has given away in his 9 balls so far.
BAN 24/0 after 3
5 runs off Chahar's second over. Chahar is doing what Khaleel is not and clearly the former's approach is working better. Chahar is bowling fuller and tighter lines. As for Khaleel, the more he gets hit when he goes short and wide, the more his margins seem to increase. Washington Sundar brought on to bowl the 4th over. Tight lines the order of the day. Khaleel, clearly, has not got the memo.
Khaleel starts off on a bad note
Khaleel Ahmed is under pressure already! He starts off with a short ball. And there's a four by Naim down the ground. Next ball is short again. And is again dispatched to the fence. This time on the leg side. Khaleel Ahmed sure is sticking to his guns. And it is not paying off at the moment. Would you believe it, there's another four! Khaleel starts off by conceding three consecutive boundaries. 2 runs come off the last three balls, with one ball slicing the batsman in half. Good start to this match. This should be a cracking contest. BAN 19/0 after 2 overs.
BAN 6/0 after 1 over
Chahar gets some movement in the air. But what would have been a great first over is desecrated by a gloriously timed shot by Liton Das off the last ball of the over. Rolls away to the square leg fence with minimum fuss.
Players step out
We are all set for the start of the 2nd T20I as Rohit leads the Men in Blue onto the field. Which way will the cookie crumble in Rajkot? Liton Das and Mohammad Naim the two men who step out for Bangladesh. Deepak Chahar will bowl the first over of the day.
Sticking to the combination
Once upon a time, India's regular captain Virat Kohli had a reputation for not fielding the same XI in any two consecutive matches. Rohit Sharma has gone exactly the opposite way in backing even those who were criticized after the defeat on Sunday. Khaleel Ahmed gets another game. Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant's conservative approaches are also forgotten and forgiven. Rohit had said India would be much more aggressive today. Let us see how that pans out. Match to start in another few minutes.
Rohit's 320th T20
This is Rohit's 100th T20I. Also, this is his 320th T20. Which means that he has overtaken Suresh Raina as the Indian to have played most matches in this format. Raina has played 319 T20s.
Today, Rohit Sharma will be playing his 100th T20 International match:— Saurashtra Cricket (@saucricket) November 7, 2019
Matches - 99
Innings - 91
Runs - 2452
Average - 31.84
Strike Rate - 136.86
Highest - 118
Hundreds - 4
Fifties - 17
What an absolute run Machine! @BCCI @ImRo45 #IndvsBan #Cricket #T20 pic.twitter.com/kihD6AZmmC
'Would have loved to bowl first'
"I would have loved to bowl first too but now will want to put some runs on the board. It's a good opportunity for all of us to win the series," says Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah. Bangladesh also go in with an unchanged XI.
Excellent conditions in Rajkot. Pitch expected to be full of runs. Maybe some dew. Good toss to win. #IndvsBan— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 7, 2019
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed