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Nidahas Trophy: India restrict Bangladesh to 139/8

IANS  |  Colombo 

restricted to 139/8 in the second match of the International (T20I) tri-series here on Thursday.

Unlike the first game against Sri Lanka, Indian bowlers were right on the mark from the start. They took wickets at regular intervals and also choked the rival batsmen by not letting them score freely. Bangladesh, on the other hand, tried to increase the scoring rate but at the end, it only resulted in their losing wickets.

Put in to bat, openers (15) and Soumya Sarkar (14) tried to take benefit of the powerplay but in the third over pacer Jaidev Unadkat dismissed Sarkar to make it 20/1.

After adding 15 more runs to the score with new batsmen Liton Das (34), Iqbal was also sent back to the pavilion by pacer Shardul Thakur.

With the scoreboard reading 35/2, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (18) arrived at the crease and played some beautiful shots, but his 14-ball knock was cut short by seamer in the ninth over.

Untroubled by the fall of wickets, Das continued to play his shots but lack of support from the other end started bothering the batsmen.

(1) was also dismissed cheaply.

Now with half of the side back in the dug-out, it all depended on Das, who was playing beautifully by rotating the strike with new batsmen Sabbir Rahman (30).

But just when things seemed good in the middle, Das was dismissed by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 16th over. In his 30-ball inning, Das could only manage to slam three fours.

Now, with 107 runs on board, the lower-order got exposed and it did not support Rahman from the other end, which resulted in his wicket. In the 19th over, Rahman was sent back by Unadkat.

In the last over, Taskin Ahmed (8 not out) and (0) tried their best to make as many runs as they could but Hossain got run out while trying to steal a second run.

For India, Unadkat scalped three wickets while Shankar took two.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh: 139/8 (Liton Das 34, Sabbir Rahman 30; Jaydev Unadkat 3/38) against



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 21:04 IST