India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

  • India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

India will look to bounce back in the series after stunning lose suffered against the Sri Lanka. Shankar won the Player of the Match Award for or taking two wickets and giving away 32 runs in the four overs he bowled at an economy rate of 8.00. They have been consistently performing in A tours, Ranji Trophy, IPL cricket. Bangladesh are the third team in the tournament.

After a nightmarish effort against hosts Sri Lanka in the opener, the inexperienced line-up gave a much better account of themselves, using the conditions well, much to the delight of their skipper Rohit Sharma.The testimony to a better performance was as many as 55 dot balls (9.1 overs) being bowled by the "Men in Blue". Jaydev Unadkat took three wickets for India in the match. Basically against India to manage a victory the Tigers had to score huge amount of runs but they failed and as a result they suffered. They had the strongest and longest batting line up in their squad and so, it was easy to chase such score.

Even though the opening batsman and stand-in captain was happy with the show put on by his team, he made it a point to acknowledge that the fielding was poor and catches which should have been taken were dropped.

Rohit has a stable full of young guns in this team, from Rishab Pant, the explosive wicketkeeper, to Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar and Mohammad Siraj, all of whom are desperate for a chance to prove that they have the goods to deliver at the global level. In 18.4 overs India reached the destination.

India innings: Rohit Sharma bowled Mustafizur 17, Shikhar Dhawan c Liton Das & b Taskin Ahmed 55, Rishabh Pant bowled Rubel 7, Suresh Raina c Mehidy Hasan & b Rubel 28, Manish Pandey not out 27, Dinesh Karthik not out 2. In spite of a good spell from Rubel Hossain, the Tigers lost the game with an over remaining.

However, Sharma did point to the fielding as one area the team needs to improve going into the latter stages of the tournament. Rishabh Pant got out for just 7 and missed out on yet another great opportunity to make his mark in global cricket. Raina and Dhawan played a bit long.

Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed said, "We have to bowl better, but I guess we should have scored more runs (in the previous game) too". Dhawan wanted to finish the chase but could not.