Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.40pm That's all from us tonight. See you this weekend for the decider on Nov 10. Till then, on behalf of Hemant and Chandan, this is Sreshth saying goodbye

10.33pm Time for the presentation.

Rohit Sharma, winning captain and MoM: "Both Washington and Chahal understand their bowling really well. More importantly, they analyse and have conversations on where they can improve. Chahal has bowled in difficult situations and has somehow brought the team to the top. It's given him comfidence. Washington has been our new-ball bowler, but today, I wanted to keep his three overs at the back. I'm an emotional guy. We were sloppy in the field, have to accept that. But focus is always on getting the job done. I knew that Rajkot is a good track, knew will be difficult for bowlers in the second innings. We took advantage of that, had a great powerplay. After that, it was all about going on. I never underestimate bowlers. All these years, I've just tried to do my best with the bat in hand. Knew conditions were perfect, so all I wanted to do was stay still and "tonk" the ball. The year 2019 has been very good so far. Just want to finish it off on a good note."

Mahmudullah, losing captain: "Was a very good wicket, but we were 25-30 runs short. Having said that, credit to Rohit and Shikhar, how they started. Momentum went their way. Wicket like this, wristspinner was very handy and Chahal showed that. Aminul is a great find for us, the way he's been putting effort. Hopefully he will continue. We need to assess the conditions when we go to Nagpur. We needed to be a bit more positive."

Some breaking news in the ongoing Davis Cup saga involving India and Pakistan. The AITA has now saidthat all players - even those who were hesitant to travel to Islamabad - will now be considered for selections since the tie will be held at a neutral venue

Yuzvendra Chahal: "When I bowled my first ball, I realised that it's spinning. You have to vary your pace here. When I was not part of the India team, I was practicing with the wet ball, so dew didn't affect me. Knew where to ball. We are team players, even I drop catches sometimes, so no one wants to miss a catch or stumping, so no hard feelings with Pant. Just hard luck. My bowling depends on what I think the batsman is trying to do. Depending on that I bowl the topspinner, googly or slider. Bowling in the death or powerplay gives you more confidence."

10.20pm The fireworks go off in Rajkot as the Indian dugout celebrate the win. They win by eight wickets to level the series 1-1. Rohit Sharma was simply amazing in the chase, not giving the fielding side a single look-in as he systematically dismantled the new-ball bowlers. Reached his fifty in 23 balls before being dismissed for 85. His innings of six fours and six sixes broke Bangladesh's back after they posted a below-par total on an outstanding batting surface. The Bangladesh boys congratulate Rohit too as the teams shake hands. Stick around for the presentation.

Pratik Rajkumar: "100 in his 100th T20 Match would have been perfect!! Well played though!"

Rupesh: "Interesting how things has changed people earlier compared kohli to sachin. Now because kohli is not playing they are comparing rohit to sachin. So sachin is never out of the game. "

vivek j: "Very impressed with Shreyas Iyer.. He faced only few balls but looks very good.. He should be persisted at number 4 in both ODI and twenty twenty.. "

Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, 1 run, India win with 26 balls to spare! Length ball on middle. Iyer wants to pull, but leading edge goes to third man instead
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul, 1 run, low full toss on middle, and flicked to deep backward square. Scores tied
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul, no run, full toss on middle, and driven to mid-off
Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, 1 run, waist-high full toss on middle, and flicked to deep midwicket

Three to win.

15 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 151/2 (3 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 10.06, RRR: 0.60)

  • Shreyas Iyer22 (11b)
  • KL Rahul7 (9b)
  • Al-Amin Hossain4-0-32-0
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-32-0

Venu: "I dont see any issues with dhawan's approach today! Rohit smashed the balls all over the ground and almost finished the match, dhawan supported him from other end, so whats the mistake in it?"

Al-Amin Hossain to Iyer, 1 run, full, on middle, and flicked to deep midwicket

Glanny: "Dont know about Dhawan but Iyer is here to stay !! He is making his case stronger every chance he gets !! "

Al-Amin Hossain to Iyer, FOUR runs, back of a length outside off, and punched in front of square for four! Stands tall and clobbers it to extra cover
Al-Amin Hossain to Iyer, 2 runs, full on middle, and worked off his pads to backward square leg
Al-Amin Hossain to Iyer, no run, length ball just outside off, and defended
Al-Amin Hossain to Iyer, FOUR runs, wristy! Full on middle, but Iyer rolls his wrists over this ball to guide a boundary to the fine-leg fence

Dipok Barman: "IPL Franchises please keep an eye on Aminul Islam the leggie"

Al-Amin Hossain to Rahul, 1 run, length ball on off, and punched to long on

14 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 139/2 (15 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.92, RRR: 2.50)

  • KL Rahul6 (8b)
  • Shreyas Iyer11 (6b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman3-0-32-0
  • Aminul Islam4-0-29-2
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul, 1 run, back of a length on middle. Rahul waits for the slower ball to reach him before guiding a late cut to third man
Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, 1 run, back of a length on middle, and worked away to deep midwicket
Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, no run, back of a length on middle. Blocked off the back foot
Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, FOUR runs, lovely! Back of a length on middle, but Iyer bends his knees, gets under the ball, and sticks his bat up to ramp a four over short third man
Mustafizur Rahman to Iyer, no run, length ball, on leg stump. Stays on the back foot to defend
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul, 1 run, good length, on off, and cut square to point

13 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 132/2 (22 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 10.15, RRR: 3.14)

  • Shreyas Iyer6 (2b)
  • KL Rahul4 (6b)
  • Aminul Islam4-0-29-2
  • Al-Amin Hossain3-0-20-0
Aminul Islam to Iyer, SIX runs, deposited! Full, on off, and he clears his front leg before hammering a six over long on
Aminul Islam to Iyer, no run, full, on off stump. Defended

Ashique: "Whoever have followed Dhawan's career will know for sure that he always comes good when he is at the brink of getting dropped. So save the date for the next game in Nagpur."

Aminul Islam to Rahul, 1 run, length ball on leg stump. Rahul goes deep into his crease and whips a shot to deep backward square
Aminul Islam to Rahul, no run, tossed up outside off, and through to the keeper

Iyer at No. 4

Manas: "Deep: Please don't underrate Fleming and Kaspy. Yes, they were not McGrath and Lee, but they were still some of the most effective ODI pacers of their era (like Bracken shortly afterwards). They finished with career ODI avgs of around 25. My fav Sachin centuries against Oz in ODIs are Indore 2001 (strong attack, not-easy pitch), Sydney 2008 (strong attack, difficult chase), and Hyderabad 2009 (decent attack, steep chase)"

Aminul Islam to Sharma, OUT, length ball, on middle, but the ball stays low. Rohit attempts to pull, but he drags the shot, and the skyer's been taken at deep midwicket. Rohit looks at the toe-end of the bat before walking back. An exquisite innings comes to a close

RG Sharma c sub (Mohammad Mithun) b Aminul Islam 85 (43b 6x4 6x6) SR: 197.67

Aminul Islam to Sharma, no run, full, on off. The legbreak is defended

Raj: "Wrong decision to send Rahul who has hardly justified his place.. could have send Dube to give him confidence. "

12 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 125/1 (29 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 10.41, RRR: 3.62)

  • Rohit Sharma85 (41b)
  • KL Rahul3 (4b)
  • Al-Amin Hossain3-0-20-0
  • Aminul Islam3-0-22-1

Deva: "@samrat : Don't think Dada would have got out to a spinner like that after coming down the track.. "

Al-Amin Hossain to Sharma, 1 run, full, on off stump. Flicked to deep midwicket. Rohit will keep strike
Al-Amin Hossain to Sharma, 2 runs, length ball on off, and he comes down the ground before using his bat like a sword to scythe a cut to deep point

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st118S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd7RG SharmaKL Rahul
3rd29KL RahulSS Iyer