India Beat Bangladesh By 6 Wickets


Colombo:   BAN-139/8, India- 140/4

In-form Shikhar Dhawan scored his second fifty in as many games to help India register a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their second Twenty20 Internationals of the Nidahas Trophy Tri-Series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will have to recover quickly when they face an unpredictable Bangladesh in the 2nd match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tri-series in Colombo today. Sri Lanka gave a superlative performance in the opening match of the tri-series to outclass India in all departments and win the match by five wickets.

By doing so, the Lankan side halted the Indian side’s seven-match winning streak against Sri Lanka in T20Is. The home team’s commanding victory over India has brought the interest back in the series as India were considered favourites going in the series.

After a good start, 27/0 in three overs, Mustafizur Rahman got the better of India skipper Rohit Sharma in the fourth over to give Bangladesh a big breakthrough. Rohit’s 13-ball 17 included three boundaries. India lost young Rishabh Pant soon as the left-hander chopped a Rubel Hossain delivery on to his wickets in the sixth over.