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Stats Review: Nidahas Trophy (Ind vs Ban 5th T20I) – Rohit Sharma’s powerful batting secured India’s spot in the final
By Sandy - Mar 15, 2018 7:24 am
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On Wednesday night, India reached in the final of 2018 Nidahas Trophy after beating Bangladesh in the 5th T20I of this series at R.Premadasa Stadium (Colombo). In this match, while Rohit Sharma broke the record of Yuvraj Singh, Mushfiqur Rahim reached another level.

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Bangladesh decided to field first after winning the toss. India put 176/3 on the board at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, Bangladesh only managed to score 159/6 in 20 overs. India won this match by 17 runs.

Having six points, India qualified for the final of this tournament. On the other hand, Bangladesh (2 points) and Sri Lanka (2 points) will fight on Friday for the other spot in the final.

Brief Scores: India – 176/3 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 89, Suresh Raina 47, Rubel Hossain 2/27)

Bangladesh – 159/6 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 72*, Tamim Iqbal 27, Washington Sundar 3/22)

Result – India won by 17 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina put 102-runs partnership for the second wicket.

i) India’s highest T20I partnership for any wicket against Bangladesh. The previous record was 100-runs between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the second wicket at Dhaka on March 28, 2014.

ii) Highest second wicket T20I partnership by any pair against Bangladesh. The previous record was 100-runs between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (India) at Dhaka on March 28, 2014.

iii) India’s third highest second wicket T20I partnership. Here is the detail list:

Top three India’s second wicket T20I partnerships

PartnersPartnership runsOpposition VenueDate
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli138South AfricaDharamsala2nd October 2015
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli106West IndiesDhaka23rd March 2014
Rohit Sharma & Suresh Raina102BangladeshColombo (RPS)14th March 2018



  1. Indian skipper and opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored 89 runs.

i) Highest T20I knock by an Indian batsman against Bangladesh. The previous record holder was also Rohit Sharma with the 83-runs knock at Dhaka on February 24, 2016.

ii) Highest knock by any T20I captain against Bangladesh. The previous record holder was South African skipper Faf du Plessis with an unbeaten 79-runs knock at Dhaka on July 5, 2015.

Rohit Sharma


  1. At the end of this match, Rohit Sharma has hit total 75 sixes in his T20I career.

i) Most no.of sixes are hit by an Indian batsman in the T20I career. Rohit surpassed the record of Yuvraj Singh’s 74 T20I sixes.

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  1. India scored 176/3 in 20 overs.

i) Batting full 20-overs in an innings, it is India’s second-lowest T20I total when they have lost less than 4 wickets. The lowest total is 155/3 (20 overs) against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on 7th August 2012.

ii) Second highest T20I total for India against Bangladesh. The record is 180/5 (20 overs) at Nottingham on June 6, 2009.


  1. Rubel Hossain was the only Bangladeshi bowler to pick up at least a wicket in the match.

i) Second time in T20I history when only one Bangladesh bowler picked up the wicket in a T20I match. The first such incident was against Pakistan at Pallekele on 25th September 2012 when Abul Hasan (2/33) was the only to claim the wicket in the match.

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  1. Bangladesh batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman put 65-runs partnership for the fifth wicket.

i) Bangladesh’s highest T20I partnership against India for any wicket. The previous best was the 49-runs partnership for the sixth wicket between Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain at Dhaka on March 28, 2014.


  1. Bangladeshi wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim scored 72*.
Mustafizur Rahman

i) Highest T20I knock by any Bangladesh batsman against India. The previous record was 44 by Anamul Haque (at Dhaka on March 28, 2014) and Sabbir Rahman (at Dhaka on February 24, 2016).

ii) Third highest T20I knock by any wicketkeeper against India. Here is the detail list:

Top four T20I knocks by any wicketkeeper against India

Player (Team)Runs scoredVenueDate
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)91Chennai11th September 2012
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)78Nagpur9th December 2009
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)72*Colombo (RPS)14th March 2018
Matthew Wade (Australia)72Sydney1st February 2012


iii) This knock came in a losing cause. It is the second highest knock by any wicketkeeper-batsman in a losing cause. The record holder is Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) with the 77-runs knock against Ireland at Dubai (DSC) on March 24, 2012.


  1. Bangladesh scored 159/6 in 20 overs.

i) Highest T20I score for Bangladesh against India. The previous best was 155/8 (20 overs) at Nottingham on June 6, 2009.


  1. Indian right-arm off-break bowler Washington Sundar had a bowling figure of 4-0-22-3.

i) Second best T20I bowling figure by an Indian bowler against Bangladesh. The best record is 4-0-21-4 by Pragyan Ojha at Nottingham on June 6, 2009.