Shikhar Dhawan fell for 23 to Shakib Al Hasan © AFP (File Photo)
Shikhar Dhawan fell for 23 to Shakib Al Hasan © AFP (File Photo)

India have been dealt dual blows in forms of wickets of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in quick succession after they provided a steady start against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup 2016 clash at Bangalore. They started off very cautiously playing each ball on its merit, but on realising that on the sticky surface they would have to create opportunities for themselves, they tried to take the attack to the bowlers. In the sixth over, off Mustafizur Rahman, they scored a six each. But, Mustafizur foxed Rohit with one of his many variations in that over, to leave India at 42 for 1 after the powerplay. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Bangladesh, T2o World Cup 2016, Match 25 at Bengaluru

In the very next over, Shakib Al Hasan bowled a very tight line, and mounted the pressure on Dhawan. As a result Dhawan came down the track to try and hit him away, but ended up yorking himself and was hit on the pads. The umpire thought it was out and Dhawan had to make the walk back for 23, moments after Rohit had fallen for 17.

Earlier Bangladesh chose to field first after winning the toss on the M Chinaswamy surface. Mortaza said the decision was influenced by the outcome of the previous game, where Australia had won the game against Bangladesh chasing. According to Mortaza, the pitch will hold up a little bit and if they can keep India down to a low score, they’ll be able to chase accordingly. Bangladesh will look to break the underdogs tag and beat India in a bid to keep their qualification hopes alive. For India a win will be important to boost their chances, although loss will not entirely rule them out of contention.