With six batters in the playing XI, Bangladesh saw opener Soumya Sarkar start off in aggressive fashion but the left-handed batsman only made 14 off 12 balls with a six and a boundary before being caught at short fine-leg in the third over of the innings. Thirteen deliveries later, opener Tamim Iqbal was the second Bangladesh batsman to depart scoring a 16-ball 15, despite surviving an LBW decision through DRS. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim arrived to the middle with the confidence of scoring a half-century in the lone practice game a couple of days back against a Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI. His confidence reflected through back-to-back boundaries, the first coming from a reverse-sweep off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. The intention was to register as many runs as possible in the first six overs. Mushfiq (18) added 31 with stumper-batsman Liton Das for the third wicket before getting dismissed in the ninth over from a caught behind decision which India reviewed successfully. Captain Mahmudullah (one) lasted only eight balls to leave the Tigers reeling on 72 losing four wickets in 10.5 overs. Liton was the highest Bangladesh run-scorer, making 34 off 30 with three boundaries. However, Liton only made 34 after two dropped catches and a missed run out opportunity. The right-handed batsman had put on 35 with Sabbir Rahman for the fifth wicket stand. When Sabbir departed as the last recognised batsman in the middle, scoring 30 in 26 balls with three boundaries and a six, the side were batting on 134 for seven in 18.5 overs.
Bangladesh lost by 6 wickets against India in the second match of Nidahas Trophy 2018. pic.twitter.com/uRyQkC5gwv— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 8, 2018