After a disappointing loss in the first T-20, India was all set for a good game in the second match of the Paytm series against Bangladesh. Rajkot a pretty good come back from the young Indian side. The side was indeed being criticized a lot for having too many new players but apparently, cricket is a game of chances and the result today was in favour of this new young Indian side.
The new boys chip in
Bangladesh started in a great form and looked quite threatening. Liton Das and Mohammad Naim started off well when Das was run out by wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant at 29(21). It was a continuous fall of wickets after the 7th over. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets in 12th over of Mushfiqur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar. Rahman got out early today at 4 runs but Sarkar was actually going good with 30(20) runs.
Washington Sundar, Khaleel Ahmad and Deepak Chahar took one wicket each and the final score of Bangladesh was 153/6 in 20 overs. Four out of the six wickets taken were caught out thanks to the amazing fielding.
And Rishabh Pant indeed had a good day as a keeper as he was responsible for one run out and one stumping. The stumping of Soumya Sarkar was actually phenomenal but he still is being trolled as always for not being as good as M.S. Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma’s brilliant performance
Rohit Sharma hit an outstanding 23 ball 50, he scored 85 in 45 balls only to get out at the hands of Aminul Islam in the 12th over. Shikhar Dhawan too was sent back to the pavilion at 31 runs by Aminul. Shreyas Iyer once again showed a good temperament by hitting 24* runs in 13 balls while KL Rahul made 8*in 11. The match got over 15.4 overs thanks to Hitman Rohit Sharma’s action packer performance.
Sharma scored 85 in 45 balls at a monstrous strike rate of 197.67. This was Rohit’s second-fastest half-century in T-20’s.