Rohit fireworks help India level series

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-11-08 10:17:00

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Rajkot, November 7

Skipper 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 here today. Chasing an easy target of 154 on a far better track compared to the one used in the first T20I in Delhi, Rohit showed the gulf in class between him and the others on the park, hitting six fours and half-a-dozen risk-free sixes as India chased the target in 15.4 overs. The final game will be played in Nagpur on November 10.

Such was Rohit’s dominance during the 118-run opening stand that it managed to overshadow Shikhar Dhawan’s (31 off 27 balls) poor form. Earlier, Indian bowlers led by Yuzvendra Chahal made an impressive comeback to restrict Bangladesh to a sub-par 153/6. — PTI

SCOREBOARD

Bangladesh

RunsBalls46

L Das run out (Pant)292140

M Naim c Iyer b Sundar363150

S Sarkar st Pant b Chahal302021

M Rahim c Pandya b Chahal4600

Mahmudullah c Dube b Chahar302140

A Hossain c Sharma b Ahmed6800

M Hossain not out7900

A Islam not out5510

Extras: (b 2, nb 1, w 3)6

Total: (6 wickets; 20 overs)153

FOW: 1-60, 2-83, 3-97, 4-103, 5-128, 6-142

BowlingOMRW

Deepak Chahar40251

Khaleel Ahmed40441

Washington Sundar40251

Yuzvendra Chahal40282

Shivam Dube20120

Krunal Pandya20170

India

RunsBalls46

R Sharma c sub (Mithun) b Islam854366

S Dhawan b Islam312740

KL Rahul not out81100

S Iyer not out241331

Extras: (lb 1, w 5)6

Total: (2 wickets; 15.4 overs)154

FOW: 1-118, 2-125

BowlingOMRW

Mustafizur Rahman3.40350

Shafiul Islam20230

Al-Amin Hossain40320

Aminul Islam40292

Afif Hossain10130

Mosaddek Hossain10210

Man of the match: Rohit Sharma

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