India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma termed their six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here as “clinical”.
India restricted Bangladesh to 139 for 8 and then chased down the target of 140 runs with six wickets and 8 balls to spare to make a strong comeback after the loss to Sri Lanka in the opening match. Bangladesh has never won a T20I game against India as they have lost all the six games since the inception of this format.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his red-hot form with a 55 off 43 balls to play the lead role in India’s batting. But the win was mostly set-up by the bowlers Jaydev Unadkat (3 for 38), Vijay Shankar (2 for 32), Yuzvendra Chahal (1 for 19) and Shardul Thakur (1 for 25).
During the post-match presentation, Rohit said, “I think it was a great performance, something that was expected of us. Right from the start to the end, it was clinical and a complete team effort.”
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Talking about the reforms in his bowlers’ performance as compared to the previous match, Sharma said: “We looked into what went wrong in the game against Sri Lanka and we thought to hit 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.”
Rohit concluded by stating the fact that men in blue still needs to improve a lot in fielding and catching departments, he said, “Catching is something where there’s always room for improvement. We want to get better as a fielding side. We are much better than that.”