Dinesh Karthik’s sensible anaglyph (29 not out, 8b, 2×4, 3×6) helped Asian country attain an improbable win within the final of the Nidahas Trophy summit clash against People’s Republic of Bangladesh here on Sunday.
Needing 5 off the ultimate ball, the Asian country wicketkeeper trained an excellent six over extra-cover to seal the win.
India’s Rohit Sharma celebrates scoring fifty runs against Bangladesh during their second Twenty20 cricket match in Nidahas triangular series in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
India required thirty four off the last 2 overs once Mustafizur Rahman had unbroken Vijay Shankar quiet within the eighteenth over, bowling four dot balls.
Skipper Rohit Sharma (56, 42b, 4×4, 3×6) had got Asian country off to a flier before making a gift of his wicket.
Earlier, the Indian pacers undid the hardwork of the spinners as People’s Republic of Bangladesh scored a competitive 166 for eight, riding on Sabbir Rahman’s 50-ball seventy seven.
Off-spinner Washington Sundar (one for 20) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (three for 18) were sensible within the PowerPlay however the pair of Vijay Shankar (none for 48) and Shardul Thakur (none for 45) leaked ninety three runs between them on an honest batting surface.
While the Washington-Chahal pair bowled twenty dot balls between them with just one boundary, Shankar and Shardul conceded ten boundaries and 4 sixes.
Jaydev Unadkat (two for 33) did return well in his final over however Sabbir smartly waited for the spinners to end their quota as he launched a furious assault on the pacers throughout the back-10.
Skipper Rohit Sharma taking a chance by introducing each spinners within the PowerPlay overs rather than exploitation a good worker like Suresh Raina once Shardul and Shankar were being hit, came as a surprise.
The last six overs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh innings yielded sixty six runs — largely coming back from Sabbir’s blade.
The seventeenth over was the one once Shankar fluffed his lines with the back-of-the-hand slower deliveries as Sabbir hit him for a six over deep mid-wicket followed by one over long-on.
Shardul, whose knuckle ball has been successful was picked up by Sabbir within the next over for 2 brash boundaries. Earlier, Washington, WHO has full-grown from strength to strength, once more strangled the batsmen within the PowerPlay overs.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (15) and Litton Das (11) started off in an exceedingly windstorm fashion however Washington forced the latter to play a slog sweep and also the ball ballooned for Raina to complete a stunning catch.