Bowlers, Rohit Sharma help India level series

Brief scores: Bangladesh 153/6 (Mohammad Naim 36, Soumya Sarkar 30, Mahmudullah 30; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/28) lost to India 154/2 (Rohit Sharma 85, Shikhar Dhawan 31, Shreyas Iyer 24*; Aminul Islam 2/29) by eight wickets

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20 2019, key stats

  • India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma’s 18th Twenty20 International fifty and a collective bowling performance from the Indian bowlers helped the home team secure an eight-wicket win and level the three-match series against Bangladesh at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot
  • Asked to bat first, Bangladesh got themselves into a strong position to finish with a flourish, but the dismissals of Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar in quick succession hampered the momentum of the innings and allowed the Indian bowlers to restrict Bangladesh to 153. (The last eight overs produced only 56 runs after they had been 97 for two after 12 overs.)
  • After being set a target of 154, Rohit played a blazing innings of 85 off 43 balls (6×4, 6×6) to help India win at a canter
  • It was India’s ninth T20I win overall against Bangladesh, while it was Rohit’s 13th win as India’s T20I captain