India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs
14 Mar 2018, 22:51 | updated: 14 Mar 2018, 22:55
Colombo: India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in the 5th Match of Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series at Colombo on Wednesday.
Bangladesh was need 177 runs for a victory against India in the 5th T20I of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.
Sent in to bat first, India scored 176 for 3 in 20 overs where skipper Rohit Sharma played an innings of 89 off 61 balls, including five boundaries and five sixes, in his opening place.
R Sharma, who was run out on India's final collection after facing Rubel Hossain, shared a partnership innings of 102 off 9.2overs in the 2nd wicket stand with Suresh Raina in another partnership of 70 off 9.5 overs in the opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan.
S Raina hit 47 off 30 balls, to fire five boundaries and two sixes, before being caught by Soumya Sarkar off Rubel on 172/2 in 19.1 overs.
Rubel bowled out S Dhawan (35 off 27b; 5x4; 1x6) for Bangladesh's first breakthrough and to dismiss S Dhawan from the opening stand.
Pace bowler Rubel got two wickets for an economic 27-run in four overs for the Tigers.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 KL Rahul, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Shardul Thakur, 11 Jaydev Unadkat.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Sabbir Rahman/Ariful Haque, 7 Mehidy Hasan, 8 Mustafizur Rahman, 9 Taskin Ahmed/Abu Jayed, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Nazmul Islam.
Pitch and conditions
Rain continues to be forecast in Colombo, with Bangladesh already talking about being mentally prepared for a stop-start game. The pitch is likely to remain the same, mostly batting-friendly.