At the start of the match, Cycle Maha was the talking point of the game as there were speculations of the match would happen or not at the Saurashtra Cricket Association. But no sooner when the Indians came in to bat, the talking point of the match shifted to Indian cricket skipper Rohit Sharma who celebrated Diwali a week later at the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot against Bangladesh in the second T20I. The Indian stand-in captain brought up his 18th half-century and created a plethora of records. So before getting into the stat highlights of the game, let’s have a look at how the match panned out for both teams. India Vs Bangladesh, Live Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
After winning the toss, the hosts decided to bowl first. The Indian bowling line up, the fielding, wicket-keeping by Pant was quite sloppy. Dropping catches, missing stumpings and leaking runs was the scene for the first six overs. This brought the home team under massive pressure as the Bangladeshi players were blazing guns. Mohammad Naim and Liton Das gave a great start to the team as they made 29 and 36 runs respectively. 30 from Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah helped Bangladesh reach a total of 153 runs.
The Indian batsmen right from the first over shifted gears and were in the mood to attack. It was Rohit Sharma who slammed 85 runs and played a vital role in the team's victory. Unfortunately, he did not score his fifth century but his contribution was very important. Now, let's have a look at the stats of the match
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan brought up the highest opening partnership against Bangladesh by stitching 118 runs for the first wicket.
#Sharma completed 2, 500 runs in his 100th T20I appearance.
# The right-handed batsman also completed 2500 T20I runs and surpassed Suresh Raina to become the second-highest scorer for India in T20 cricket.
# The Hitman was already the highest run-scorer in T20Is and extended his tally to 2500-plus runs with a breath-taking fifty against Bangladesh in the second T20I game.
Needless to say that he was the Man of the Match for the game. "All these years, I've just tried to do my best with the bat in hand. Knew conditions were perfect, so all I wanted to do was stay still and "tonk" the ball. The year 2019 has been very good so far. Just want to finish it off on a good note," said Sharma during the post-match presentation. As of now, the series stays on 1-1 and the final of the game will be held on November 10, 2019, Sunday.