Rohit Sharma was seen in form from the beginning. When he completed his half-century, during that time he scored 42 runs with only fours and sixes. The opening pair of Rohit and Dhawan first brought India beyond 100 runs within 10 overs. Rohit Sharma hit three consecutive sixes off the Bangladesh spin bowler Mosaddek Hussain during his innings. India’s first wicket fell in the 10th over when Dhawan returned to the pavilion after scoring 31 runs.
The pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan also sets a record of 100 runs partnership in T20 during this period. Both batsmen did this for the fourth time. Earlier, this record of 3 partnerships was named after Watson and Warner of Australia. When Team India’s score had reached 125 runs, then Rohit Sharma also returned to the pavilion after scoring 85 runs. Rohit hit 6 fours and 6 sixes in his innings.
India won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat. Initially, this decision seemed a bit wrong because India’s opening bowling was not doing anything special. Yuzi Chahar and Khalil Ahmed were getting runs continuously. During this time Khalil proved to be the most expensive and he had given 44 runs in 4 overs.
For Bangladesh, Mohammad Naeem scored the highest innings of 36 runs, while Soumya Sarkar and captain Mohammedullah also scored 30 runs. Fielding was also not as effective for India and the team gave several extra runs with the catch drops. Bangladesh’s team finally scored 153 runs at the loss of 6 wickets, but on the strength of Rohit Sharma’s strong batting, India chased this score in just 15 overs. Chahal took the maximum 2 wickets from India.
Rohit Sharma also played his 100th T20 International match. He has become the first Indian and second batsman in the world for India who have played 100th T20 matches. Rohit Sharma has now become the highest run-scorer in T20 International cricket. In the last match, he was just 9 runs away from Virat where he broke Virat’s record. Captain Rohit Sharma was adjudged Man of the Match for his excellent innings.
The series of three T20 matches between India and Bangladesh has become 1-1. The last T20 will be played in Nagpur on Sunday. During this time, whichever team wins these matches will capture the series.