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Ro-Hitman Sharma's Brilliance Helps India Level The Series

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a fine start with the two openers, Liton Das and Mohammad Naim coming out with a positive mindset. The Bangladeshi openers added 60 runs for the first wicket partnership before Liton was dismissed in the eighth over. Naim too failed to capitalize on his start of 36 runs and got out pretty soon. 

Bangladesh's match-winner from the last game, Mushfiqur Rahim was also sent back packing cheaply by Yuzvendra Chahal. Soumya Sarkar and skipper Mahmudullah smashed a couple of good shots but the Indian bowlers never allowed them to run away with the game. 

Eventually, Bangladesh managed to get 153 for 6 in 20 overs. For India, Chahal was the pick of the bowlers picking two crucial wickets and he was well supported by Deepak Chahar. 

Rohit and Shikhar power India to a thunderous start

In the second innings, the two Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got their team off to a blistering start. Both Rohit and Shikhar came out with an aggressive intent and they looked absolutely unstoppable in the explosive opening phase of the innings. The duo stitched an amazing partnership of 118 runs in just 10.5 overs that reduced the chase to mere formalities.

However, Dhawan yet again failed to convert his start of 31 runs into a bigger innings. On the other side, captain Rohit led from the front racking a stunning knock of 85 runs off just 43 balls that included six sixes and as many fours. After a sensational platform set by the openers, Shreyas Iyer finished the run-chase formalities as India won the match in just 15.2 overs with eight wickets in hand. 

Brief Scores

Bangladesh: 153/6 in 20 overs (Mohammad Naim-36, Mahmudullah-30; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/28, Deepak Chahar 1/25)

India: 154/2 in 15.2 overs (Rohit Sharma-85, Shikhar Dhawan-31)

Result: India won the match by 8 wickets.