Rohit Sharma’s 43-ball 85 helps India to beat Bangladesh in 2nd T20
Rajkot: India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma smashed a whirlwind 43-ball 85 in his 100th T20 international and helped India to beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the Second T-20 match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here last night.
With this win, the men-in blue levelled the 3 T20 international match series 1-1.
Chasing a modest 154 for victory, Rohit looked in his imperious best from the get-go as he hit six fours and half a dozen of risk-free sixes as India chased the target in 15.4 overs. Shikar Dhawan scores 31 off 27 balls, while Shreyas Iyer hit 24 off 13 balls.
The Hit-man was looking good for his fifth T20 century but fell short in the end as he was caught by substitute Mohammad Mithun at deep midwicket off Aminul Islam in the 13th over.
Earlier, Indian bowlers led by Yuzvendra Chahal made an impressive comeback to restrict Bangladesh to a sub-par 153 for 6
Rohit is the first player from India and second in the World to complete 100 T-20 matches. He joined Shoaib Malik of Pakistan (111) and Indian women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur (100) in becoming only the third cricketer to play 100 international matches in the shortest format of the game.
India lost the opening T-20 in Delhi by seven wickets. The final T-20 and the series decider will be played in Nagpur on Sunday.