India lost the inaugural match of the Nidahas T20I series against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.
Indian bowlers besides a few uncalled extras were right on the money and tamed the Bangladesh batsmen pretty well and picked up wickets at regular intervals. Looking at the other aspects and the rest of the matches, skipper Rohit Sharma has to lead the team from the front as he is also one of the senior batsmen in the Indian batting line up. Chahal once again maintained his economy much great and helped team India to concede Bangladesh for less than 140 runs.
Perera went on to make 66 off 37 balls, which included six boundaries and four sixes, before he was stumped by Karthik off the bowling of Sundar.
In reply, Dhawan smashed five fours and two sixes in his 43-ball 55, though he fell to Taskin Ahmed (1-28) 17 runs shy of the winning target.
"The way Kushal scored that 27 runs, in that over, they were 75 after six overs, that made the difference", he said. The Nidahas Trophy which also features the hosts including Bangladesh as well as Sri Lanka. Dhawan then notched up his second fifty on the trot, after scoring 90 runs in the first match of the series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka successfully chased down 175 with 9 balls remaining. Today, we had to see that we wouldn't lose any more wickets.
Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was sent back in the first over for a duck by Dushmantha Chameera.
Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 10 days to check the spread of communal violence, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Kandy district. That said, we still had a decent score but the kind of start Sri Lanka got was awesome. Later, Dhawan and Pandey played and added near about 100 runs. We could have been more aggressive if we wouldn't have lost wickets.
"I felt we have enough experience in our bowling line-ups". Especially, when the team is not going through a good spell, such doubts creep in but I have urged my teammates to keep those doubts away and step out.