2nd Match (N), Colombo (RPS), March 08, 2018, Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series
(18.4/20 ov, T:140) 140/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Full commentary

10:53pm That's all we have for you tonight. We'll see you soon. Good night!

Rohit Sharma: It was a great performance - something that was expected from us. Till the last ball of the game was bowled, it was clinical. We looked into what went wrong against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting back of a length was a good option. We wanted them to go after the long boundaries. I thought the bowlers executed their plans really well. Came out and did what was asked. We kept it simple. We need to improve out catching. We want to get better as a fielding side every game we play. We are much better than that. Hopefully we won't make the same mistakes again.

Mahmudullah: It's obvious that we didn't bat well. We should've scored a lot more runs, probably 30 more runs. They executed their plans very well but we should have found ways to make more runs. We need to rotate the strike more often. The dot balls created a lot of pressure. I think we are just one win away from getting a boost. We're still searching for it and I think we'll get it.

Vijay Shankar: I've been looking forward to this. Been working very hard and really happy to be winning this. I've been working hard on my bowling over the last few years and bowling is something that has given me something extra in my game. Playing with this team is a dream and everyone in the dressing room is very supportive.

Vijay Shankar is the Man of the Match.

10:33pm India's first win of the tournament. Completed sedately with six wickets in hand. Bangladesh didn't have a single phase in this game where they appeared to be in control. India made easy work of it in the end, despite some sloppiness when they were in the field. Yet another fifty for Dhawan, who'll be disappointed he didn't see it through. A steady contribution from Raina as well before Pandey did his job and finished the chase.

Rubel to Pandey, 1 run

short and wide outside off, reaches out and cuts to cover's right. Can't beat him as he dives, but that'll give India the victory

Rubel to Pandey, no run

good length outside off, mistimed drive on the up. On the bounce to extra cover

Rubel to Karthik, 1 run

good length and in at off stump. Neatly punched to mid-off's left from the crease

bkrip: "Pandey has come along well especially with his timing. Giving him a run in the team has definitely paid of for IND. Hopefully they given him run in the ENG series as well."

Rubel to Pandey, 1 run

back of a length on leg stump, backs away and punches to long-on

end of over 1811 runs
INDIA: 137/4CRR: 7.61 RRR: 1.50
Manish Pandey25 (16)
Dinesh Karthik1 (1)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-31-1
Taskin Ahmed 3-0-28-1
Mustafizur to Pandey, 1 run

offcutter, back of a length on leg stump. Nudges in front of square leg and steals the single

Mustafizur to Pandey, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off, sits up nicely and he carts it on the up to sweeper's right. No stopping that.

Mustafizur to Pandey, no run

short of a length on middle stump, glanced straight to square leg

Mustafizur to Karthik, 1 run

short and wide outside off, flambouyant cut to third man

Mustafizur to Pandey, 1 run

short and wide outside off, steered to third man

Mustafizur to Pandey, FOUR runs

deft from Pandey. Runs this with the angle to beat third man to his left. It was a tad short and in the corridor. Opened the face quickly on this

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 4.66
Manish Pandey15 (11)
Dinesh Karthik0 (0)
Taskin Ahmed 3-0-28-1
Nazmul Islam 2-0-15-0
Taskin to Pandey, 1 run

short of a length on off stump, tapped to point's right with soft hands

Taskin to Pandey, 2 runs

just wide of extra cover as Pandey gets this drive off the toe-end. Length ball outside off and he goes through the line on the up

Taskin to S Dhawan, OUT

taken at long-on. Taskin bowls it full on off stump from around the wicket. He wants to use the angle to lift this long over midwicket, but the ball appears to have stopped on him. He chips it high and Taskin lets out a celebration as Liton completes the catch

Shikhar Dhawan c Liton Das b Taskin Ahmed 55 (43b 5x4 2x6) SR: 127.9
Taskin to Pandey, 1 run

bouncer outside off, gets on top of the bounce and slaps it to deep square

Taskin to S Dhawan, 1 run

short of a length outside off, punched on the up to mid-off

Taskin to Pandey, 1 run

short of a length outside off, shuffles and guides it to third man

end of over 167 runs
INDIA: 120/3CRR: 7.50 RRR: 5.00
Shikhar Dhawan54 (41)
Manish Pandey10 (7)
Nazmul Islam 2-0-15-0
Rubel Hossain 3-0-21-2
Nazmul to S Dhawan, no run

back of a length outside off, under-edge into the pitch as he looks to punch through the covers

Nazmul to Pandey, 1 run

full toss on middle stump, driven to long-on

Nazmul to Pandey, FOUR runs

dropped short, very slow on a middle stump line. Lots of time for Pandey to rock back and spank this to the midwicket boundary

Nazmul to Pandey, no run

there's sound but not out says the umpire after Rahim takes this. Everyone in doubt there as this holds it's line and runs past the outside edge. Looks like the sound is bat hitting pad