India vs Bangladesh: The contest had to be all the way India’s and it was. India started off as favourites and they ended up being the finalist. The batting debacle for one and accomplishment for another. The snapshot review of the match;
- Winning toss and fielding first, India had a perfect start reducing their Asian counterpart for 31/2. But from there on, it was the famous pair of Tamim (70)and Rahim (61) that made the matters good for the Tigers. After some hicups, it was the off-timer Jadhav that picked Tamim and after that, the procession started.
- The scenes could have been worse for Bangla had there been no dropped chances and of course over-stepping. Pandaya had a bad outing today but Kedhar Jadhav (2/22) made up for him. Bumrah(10-039-2) was again brilliant with the ball, especially in the last overs and because of them, India pulled back things within control to end the innings on 264/7.
- 265 was never going to trouble Indians on the flat surface against not so experienced attack and yes, that was the difference between both the sides: Experience. Sabbir Rahman came in at number 3 when the score was 1/1 and innings needed consolidation. Instead he started blazing his guns, taking chances without settling and consequently, found himself ruing on 19.
- After losing the tournament’s highest scorer Dhawan(46) cheaply, Kohli(96) and Rohit (123)flooded the stadium with some quality batting. It was an exquisite display of class and brilliance as Rohit and Kohli both brought India home. The win has set up a final clash with arch rival Pakistan. Ring a bell ? 2007 T20 World Cup. That will be 10th Final appearance of Indian team in ICC events.
IND- 265/1 (40.1)
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