Rohit Sharma-led Indian team registered an amazing 30-run victory in the final T20I match against Bangladesh to clinch the three-match series 2-1. After being put in to bat first in the Nagpur T20I, India posted a strong total of 174 runs on the back of impressive half-centuries from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. India lost the wickets of their senior openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan quite early and that is when these two young batters took the responsibility.
Iyer and Rahul stitched a vital partnership of 59 runs for the third wicket wherein Rahul smashed 52 runs off 35 balls. On the other hand, Iyer compiled his career-best T20I innings of 62 runs off only 33 balls. Iyer came out to bat with a pretty aggressive mindset and was looking to take the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers.
In the 15th over bowled by Bangladesh off-spinner Afif Hossain, Iyer entertained the Nagpur crowd by smashing three blistering sixes off the first three balls. It looked like the right-hander will be going for 6 sixes in the over. However, Afif bowled a yorker on the fourth ball and got away before Iyer took a single off the fifth ball to complete his maiden T20I fifty.
“I was going for six sixes, but I knew after hitting three, the bowler will throw in a yorker. But, in that situation, you can’t do anything and when you hit three boundaries, you have to go for six sixes, any batsmen would do the same,” revealed Shreyas Iyer.