India vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Nidahas Trophy 2018: Numbers from the game
Rohit Sharma's poor run continued while Dhawan just continued his purple patch as India bounced back to win by six wickets.
After a disappointing loss to Sri Lanka, an inexperienced India were under a little bit of pressure to bounce back. And they responded very well.
After winning the toss and putting Bangladesh into bat, India picked up key wickets of Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal inside the first six overs.
After the powerplay, the ‘Men in Blue’ picked wickets at regular intervals to keep the Bangladesh batsmen in check. Only Liton Das (34) and Sabbir Rahman (30) were able to contribute with some useful scores.
Spinners Washington Sundar (0/23) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/19) bowled economically while Jaydev Unadkat (3/38) and Vijay Shankar (2/32), were a touch expensive, but they took key wickets.
However, even though Bangladesh were restricted to 139/8, it was far from a comprehensive performance on the field from India. They were erratic and inconsistent with their line and length. In the field, they were poor as they dropped as many as five catches.
Chasing a below par total of 140, skipper Rohit Sharma fell cheaply once again as he was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman for 17.
Rishabh Pant was promoted to No. 3 but he failed to capitalise on the opportunity as he got out for just seven runs.
However, Shikhar Dhawan continued his rich vein of form as he scored a fluent 55. Suresh Raina (28) and Manish Pandey (27*) supported him well.
India romped home by six wickets and came back strongly after a crushing defeat in the first game to get their first points on the board in the Nidahas Trophy.
Here are all the numbers from the second game of the tri-series.
1 – Dhawan scored his sixth fifty in T20Is (55 in 43 balls). But this was the first time he has scored back-to-back fifties.
1 – Bangladesh have won only one game in their last 13 T20Is. That win came in April 2017 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
2 – Vijay Shankar has won the Man of the Match in only his second T20 international game.
4 – Four out of Dhawan’s six fifty-plus scores have come in his last 8 innings.
6 – This was India’s sixth consecutive win against Bangladesh in T20Is.
8.86 - Bangladesh's run-rate in T20I Powerplay overs since January 2017 is 8.86, second-best behind Australia's 9.2.
12.67 – Sharma averages just 12.67 in six innings since that 118 (joint-fastest hundred) he scored against Sri Lanka in Indore.
15 – Number of extras conceded by India today, it is the most they conceded in a T20I against Bangladesh.
38 – Number of runs conceded by Jaydev Unadkat which is the most for an Indian bowler against Bangladesh in T20Is. Hardik Pandya had conceded 35 in the Asia Cup final in 2016.
49 – Bangladesh have now lost 49 T20I games which is the joint most by any team. New Zealand and Sri Lanka are the other two teams who have lost 49 T20I matches.
50 – Number of sixes hit by Suresh Raina in T20 Internationals. He is the third Indian to reach the landmark after Yuvraj Singh (74) and Rohit Sharma (69).
57.60 – Dhawan’s average in T20Is in 2018. He has scored 288 runs in 5 innings. He also has a strike-rate of 155.67 this year.
# India have not lost two T20I's in a row since June 2016. They have played 21 T20Is since then. The last time they lost consecutive T20Is was against West Indies (in Mumbai - World T20) and them against Zimbabwe (Harare).