Toss Delayed Due to Rain

Sheri Evans
March 13, 2018

Bangladesh too will be riding high on confidence after chasing the highest total in their T20I history.

The Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das, however, created a platform for the chase, making 47 and 43 respectively. Though the likes of Tamim, Liton Das and Mushfiqur are in great nick and they would love for the bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman to step up to the task against the Men in Blue. Later, it was Mushfiq's unbeaten 72 that steered Bangladesh to the shore and keep the competition for a final place open for all the three teams.

But the left-hander looked in a hurry and in the process lost his wicket, chipping one straight to Thisara Perera at mid-off Nuwan Pradeep (1/30) as India slumped to 63 for three after seven overs.

Bangladesh's decision to field first went horribly wrong.

The experiment that the Indian team is conducting today keeping the untried players in the playing XI might cost them a loss but then again it is a game of uncertainties.

Incoming batsmen Kusal Perera (3) also failed this time and was sent packing cheaply by leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the very next over.

The match was reduced to 19-overs a side after the start was delayed by about an hour due to rains and a wet outfield.

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The Nidahas Trophy India v/s Sri Lanka 4th T20I will be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

And as it were, it took only the second ball of the innings for Sri Lanka to get the home crowd on their feet.

Given that Sri Lanka fell into the latter category, Chandimal, as captain, was handed two suspension points, which results in a ban for one Test, two ODIs or two Twenty20 Internationals, whichever comes first.

For India, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been outstanding, scoring 90 and 55 in the two matches, as he continued from where he left off in South Africa. Thisara Perera (15) announced his arrival with two sixes in the first two deliveries he faced while Mendis completed his third fifty in five games off 31 deliveries.

"We have a lot of all-rounders, but the middle-order hasn't had many opportunities to bat in the recent past".

"A smart performance, especially from the bowlers".

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