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  • 10:48 PM IST

    Vijay Shankar is the Man of the Match. It’s a fair call. I think he bowled pretty well.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Manish Pandey gets the winning runs. Plays a good cameo. Bangladesh fail to win against India. It’s 6-0 to India now. They have won by six wickets. Who will be the Man-of-the-Match? Dhawan or Shankar or Chahal?

  • 10:29 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Mustafizur to bowl his final over. Deft touch from Pandey, guides it to thirdman boundary for a four. Now Pandey makes room and dispatches it through cover for a boundary. He was in the air when he played that shot but still managed to get enough power. 12 from the over.

  • 10:25 PM IST

  • 10:25 PM IST

  • 10:23 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Now Dhawan departs trying to finish the game early. Bangladesh get a wicket but it seems it has come too late. It’s unlikely that there will be a turnaround at this point of time.


    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Liton Das b Taskin Ahmed 55 (43)

  • 10:19 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: India cruising along nicely. Shikhar Dhawan scores another fifty. Raina fell to Rubel.

    OUT! Suresh Raina c Mehedi Hasan b Rubel Hossain 28 (27)

  • 9:42 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Taskin into the attack and Dhawan greets him with a six over long. Taskin again drops it short and Dhawan pulls it brilliantly for a boundary. 13 off the over. India are cruising.

  • 9:37 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Raina slogs sweeps Mehedi over deep midwicket for a six. That was Raina’s 50th six in T20Is. Eight of the over.

  • 9:33 PM IST

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  • 9:32 PM IST

    Dropped! A costly one. Raina flicked Rubel to leg-gully. The reaction time was far too less and Mehedi spills it.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Another drag back to the stump. Mehedi’s seven-run over creates some sort of pressure as Pant got only two of the four he faced that over. Pant falls trying to clobber a length ball wide of off-stump, getting an inside edge to the stumps. Meanwhile, Dhawan continues to en-cash on his sublime form and in this over, he pulls Rubel through midwicket for a boundary.


    OUT! Rishabh Pant b Rubel Hossain 7 (8)
  • 9:21 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Mustafizur is into the attack. He cleans up Rohit. Well, the Indian captain falls to a left-armer again. Trying to cut it, he drags it back to the middle-stump. Rohit has never been comfortable with this angle. Rohit had got a start but he doesn’t make use of it. Pant is promoted and he plays a brilliant flick over midwicket for a boundary. Sheer power there.


    OUT! Rohit Sharma b Mustafizur Rahman 17 (13)
  • 9:16 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Rubel into the attack and Rohit gets a thick edge for boundary. Brilliant from Rubel as he gets one to climb and it flies past Rohit’s edge. It is followed by a wide. Nine from this over too but not very convincing runs from India. All the three overs have cost nine each.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Rohit is in mood and that’s not a good news for Bangladesh. A pull over mid-wicket is followed with a gorgeous typical Rohit-cut for a boundary. Nine from the second over. India are off to a strong start.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Bangladesh had 57 dot balls in their innings. India haven’t had one so far. 1 4 2 1 1 and finally a dot in form of a bouncer. Dhawan cracked Mustafizur Rahman through point for four. Good start from India.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Thakur to bowl the final over. Starts with a dot. Taskin slogs and Rubel departs at the bowler’s end trying to complete the second. Only three from the five balls and then a big wide outside off-stump. Rohit isn’t pleased as that was the 15th extra of the innings. Five off it. Bangladesh finish with 139 for 8. Thakur, who had given away 27 in his first over in Match 1, finished with 4-0-25-1.


    OUT! Rubel Hossain run out 0 (1)
  • 8:42 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Taskin gets a boundary wide of long on. Good start to the over from Bangladesh. He got the boundary but needs to ensure that Shabbir gets more of the strike. A leg-bye and the off-cutter travels for six. Good shot from Sabbir. Commentary has been poor in this series. One of them says, “Good shot. Very good shot but could have been a catch there.” Unadkat then bowls two wides. Rohit looks livid. This isn’t good bowling. A yorker outside off-stump. Sabbir looking to slice it over point gets an edge to Karthik. Or, does he? Umpire says so but Sabbir immediately reviews. There is an edge. Unadkat picks up his third wicket. He ends his spell with 4-0-38-3.

    OUT! Sabbir Rahman c Dinesh Karthik b Jaydev Unadkat 30 (26)

  • 8:35 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: 0 0 0 1 0 1. Mixed bag of short of length, knuckle balls and slower balls. Two of the 18th over. Shardul Thakur has bowled a splendid over. Can Unadkat continue the pressure?

  • 8:27 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Very good boundary from Sabbir. Cuts it past point for a four. Mehedi departs going for a slog and Unadkat picks up his second. Bangladesh lose six wickets. Sabbir holds the key for guiding them to a total they can fight with.


    OUT! Mehedi Hasan c Manish Pandey b Jaydev Unadkat 3 (4)
  • 8:23 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Chahal finishes a splendid spell, He had Bangladesh in the spin web after the two boundaries in the first over. He finishes with 4-0-19-1. Off to Unadkat for death bowling. Bangladesh will eye 150 and for that they will have to score at 10-an over.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Chahal to bowl his final over. He strikes. Liton finally departs and holes to Raina at long-off.


    OUT! Liton Das c Suresh Raina b Yuzvendra Chahal 34 (30)
  • 8:18 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Once upon a time this over started… First four balls went for two and then Shankar made a sensational caught and bowled attempt. He ran to the edge of the circle between midwicket and square leg to almost nab a stunner. His final two balls takes him another four balls – two wides and a no ball and the free-hit is ramped away from Shabbir for a boundary. Shankar finishes with 4-0-32-2.

  • 8:12 PM IST

    Shankar to bowl his final over…

  • 8:08 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Sundar to bowl his last over. The over starts with a boundary. The previous over from Thakur cost India 10 runs. Bangladesh slowly crawling back into the game. There are lot of airy strokes around but they are finding the vacant spots. Sundar’s final over goes for 11. He finishes with 4-0-23-0.

  • 7:56 PM IST

  • 7:56 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Another wicket for Vijay Shankar. Mahmuddullah goes aerial and finds sweeper cover fielder. An eventful over. A no-ball, wide, only three off it and a wicket. Bangladesh in trouble.

    OUT! Mahmudullah c Shardul Thakur b Vijay Shankar 1 (8)

  • 7:49 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: A brilliant over from Chahal. Just three from it. Liton survives again as a ball lands short of the deep midwicket fielder. Chahal has gone for 15 runs off his three overs.

  • 7:44 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Chahal bowls a good over. A four-run over that includes a leg-bye. India have missed as many as three chances today. Shankar bears the brunt of Chahal’s dry over. Liton welcomes Shankar to the over with a smack one through cover for a boundary. Now Mushfiqur slams it over midwicket for a six. Has he got him? Mushfiqur trying to slog, gets a nick to Karthik. India review as umpire decides ‘not out’. Shankar gets his first wicket in international cricket.

    OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim c Dinesh Karthik b Vijay Shankar 18 (14)

  • 7:34 PM IST

    IND v BAN Updates: Liton Das could have been Vijay Shankar’s first international wicket. Raina drops a sitter running-in across from mid-off. Now Das is dropped again at fine leg by Sundar. What the hell is happening? In South Africa, India outfielded the hosts. Here they are a pale shadow!

Bangladesh have never won a T20I against India © Getty Images
Bangladesh have never won a T20I against India © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second T20I of the Nidahas Trophy. India will take on Bangladesh in the second game of the tournament. I, Suvajit Mustafi, will provide you with live updates and interesting tweets from the social space for this contest.

India suffered a five-wicket defeat in the tournament opener against hosts Sri Lanka. India could not defend 175 and their inexperienced bowling attack received a severe pounding from Kusal Perera. India have sent in an inexperienced side for this tournament, which is led by the out-of-form Rohit Sharma. The onus lies of senior players like Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina to make count of their good form that they have been carrying since South Africa.

Nidahas Trophy 2018, Match 2, India vs Bangladesh, statistical preview: Bangladesh aim to take on history
Nidahas Trophy 2018, Match 2, India vs Bangladesh, statistical preview: Bangladesh aim to take on history

Bangladesh too are without their best player and regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan. They have never won a T20I against India, having lost all their previous five encounters. With the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav missing in the Indian ranks, this may be Bangladesh’s best chance to add to their bare column. All-in-all, the second match of the tournament promises to be another exciting affair.