The experienced India opener, who was playing his 100th T20I Thursday, attacked the Bangladesh bowlers from the very beginning and scored freely all over the park
Interim India captain Rohit Sharma was in marauding mood while chasing a moderate target of 154 on a solid batting track in Rajkot.
The experienced India opener, who was playing his 100th T20I Thursday, attacked the Bangladesh bowlers from the very beginning and scored freely all over the park.
India were cruising when Rohit was batting with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan.
India were 92 for no loss in nine overs when stand-in Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah brought in Mosaddek Hossain into the attack to break the partnership.
@BCCI produced a powerful batting display to down @BCBtigers by eight wickets, chasing 154 within just 15.4 overs to level the series 1-1 in their second and penultimate T20I at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Thursday.https://t.co/jOgCIiz92X#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BCCI— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) November 7, 2019
But Rohit was in great rhythm and the first three balls he faced against Mosaddek were smashed into the crowd for maximums.
The first one went over deep square leg, the second over deep mid wicket and the third over long on.
It was sheer hitting power from the interim skipper as he showed his class for the umpteenth time and once again proved why he is often called “hitman” for his powerful six-hitting abilities.
Rohit scored 85 off just 43 deliveries before getting out but he smashed five sixes in his innings, including three off the first three balls of the 10th over.
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Liton run out (Pant) 29 21
Naim c Iyer b Sundar 36 31
Soumya st Pant b Chahal 30 20
Mushfiq c Pandya b Chahal 4 6
Mahmudullah c Dube b Chahar 30 21
Afif c Rohit b Khaleel 6 8
Mosaddek not out 7 9
Aminul not out 5 5
Extras (b 2, nb 1, w 3) 6
Total (20 Overs) 153/6
Fall Of Wickets
1-60 (Liton), 2-83 (Naim), 3-97 (Mushfiq), 4-103 (Soumya), 5-128 (Afif), 6-142 (Mahmudullah)
Chahar 4-0-25-1, Khaleel 4-0-44-1, Sundar 4-0-25-1, Chahal 4-0-28-2, Dube 2-0-12-0, Pandya 2-0-17-0
INDIA INNINGS R B
Rohit c sub (Mithun) b Aminul 85 43
Dhawan b Aminul 31 27
Rahul not out 8 11
Iyer not out 24 13
Extras (lb1, w5) 6
Total (15.4 overs) 154/2
Fall of wickets
1-118 (Dhawan), 2-125 (Rohit)
Mustafizur 3.4-0-35-0, Shafiul 2-0-23-0, Al-Amin 4-0-32-0, Aminul 4-0-29-2, Afif 1-0-13-0, Mosaddek 1-0-21-0
India won by eight wickets, level series 1-1
MoM: Rohit Sharma