India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

India registers their first victory at Nidahas Trophy

Written by Staff Writer

09 Mar, 2018 | 8:38 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – India registered their first win of the Nidahas Trophy T20 campaign as they beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets at the R. Premadasa Stadium, yesterday (08).

Winning the toss, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma invited Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladesh couldn’t take a good start as they lost their wickets at regular intervals. Liton Das and Sabbir Rahman built up a 35 runs partnership helping them to score 139 runs in their quota of 20 overs with the loss of 8 wickets. Liton Das scored 34 runs as the top scorer, while middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman chipped with 30 runs. Jaydev Unadkat (3/38) and Vijay Shankar (2/32) shared 5 wickets between them to help India restrict Bangladesh to a low score.

India chased the target of 140 runs with 8 deliveries to spare with only 4 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan registered the second half-century of the tournament by scoring 55 runs off 43 deliveries, including 5 boundaries and 2 sixes. The first 2 wickets of India lost in 6 overs for 40 runs. However, opener Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina managed to strengthen the run chase by building a match-winning partnership of 68 runs for the 3rd wicket. Raina scored 28 runs off 27 deliveries. Manish Pandey scored unbeaten 27 runs.


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