Captain Rohit Sharma delivered a splendid batting performance to help India register a comprehensive win over Bangladesh in the second game of the T20I series at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajput on Thursday.
The day started with Indian Captain Rohit Sharma winning the toss and opting to field first. His decision, at one stage, looked a wrong one as Bangladesh scored 60 runs without losing a wicket in the initial first seven overs.
However, once openers Liton Das and Mohammad Naim departed, the side lost wickets at regular intervals and failed to gather any sort of momentum in their innings. Bangladesh managed to score 153 runs for the loss of six wickets their allotted 20 overs.
Opener Mohammad Naim finished the innings with the top score of 36 runs off 31 balls with the help of five boundaries. He was well supported by Liton Das , who scored 29 runs off 21 balls with the help of four fours. Soumya Sarkar and Captain Mahmudullah Riyad score crucial runs to help the side post a respectable total on the board.
For India, Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed two wickets, whereas Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar and Khaleel Ahmed claimed a wicket each.
Rohit Sharma led from the front with the bat to see India level the three-match T20I series at Rajkot on Thursday
Chasing 154 runs to win, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a flying start. The duo put on a 118-run partnership to see India placed in a strong position to win the game.Shreyas Iyer produced a sensible innings to steer India to comfortable win over Bangladesh.
Rohit Sharma was the star of the show with the bat for India and finished the innings with the top score of 85 runs off 43 balls, including six fours and six sixes, whereas Shikhar Dhawan chipped in with 31 runs off 27 balls with the help of four boundaries. Shreyas Iyer also played a handy knock of 24 not out off 13 balls with the help of three fours and one six.
For Bangladesh, Leg-spinner Aminul Islam was the only bowler who had some success, as he finished with the figures of 2 for 29 in his four overs.