Clinical India back to winning ways, steamroll Bangladesh — Twitter Reactions

Clinical India back to winning ways, steamroll Bangladesh — Twitter Reactions

A below-par performance in the powerplays cost India the tri-series opener against Sri Lanka, reckoned opener Shikhar Dhawan, who credited Kusal Perera for taking the game away from his team with a blazing knock. The southpaw, who made a comeback in the previous series against South Africa, fell victim to a careless shot on only the third ball he faced. Twice in his first over, catches were dropped - once by Suresh Raina and Washington Sundar each. "The first six overs had a great impact on the match". "If we can play good cricket, we will do well".

As India won their first game in the tournament after defeating Bangladesh by 6 wickets, Twitter is erupting in joy. In his absence, Mahmudullah will lead the team.

"They took two wickets in the first two overs and that did the damage". Apart from being sloppy on the field, they were also erratic with the ball, conceding 11 wides and two no-balls. The third umpire rules him as OUT.

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The batsman in question was Shabbir Rahaman (30, 26 balls), whose lusty blows towards the end gave Bangaldesh's total, a semblance of respectability. Unadkat bowls the last ball again. On the bowling front, Bangladesh will pin their hopes on the experienced duo of Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain while Mehedi Hasan will have to take up the responsibility of being the ace spinner. Mehidy Hasan comes in to bat. More importantly, it helped matters that brisk runs came in the powerplay. This over, he restricts Sabbir and Das to runs.

For Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chameera took 2 for 33, while Pradeep, Gunathilaka and leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis took a wicket apiece. And Shankar, unbelievably, manages to run past the 50-yard circle in time.

Tamim then started to cut loose and he hit couple of boundaries to put the pressure back on the bowlers but Shardul Thakur was having none of it as he got rid of the southpaw for 15. The wait for his maiden worldwide wicket did get delayed, but not for too long. However, it is still doubtful if Bangladesh will cross 150. The left-handed batsman hammered 37-ball 66 (with six fours and four sixes) to guide his side to a comfortable win. There is an appeal for Iqbal to be declared lbw. Iqbal consults with Das and they decide to go for review.