Nidahas Trophy 2018: Twitter Reacts As India Crush Bangladesh To Open Account

Riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s fifty, India thrashed Bangladesh by 6 wickets to register their first win in the Nidahas Trophy.

Chasing a modest 140, India were off to a blistering start as Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan collected 18 off the first two overs. However, Bangladesh clawed their way back in the game by taking two quick wickets. Mustafizur Rahman drew the first blood by dismissing Rohit Sharma for 17. Rishabh Pant, promoted in the batting order, then failed to justify the decision as he was bowled by Rubel Hossain for 7. From 28 for no loss, India found themselves reduced to 40 for 2.

However, Dhawan and Suresh Raina did not let Bangladesh make further inroads in the game. The duo added 68 runs for the third wicket before Rubel Hossain broke the stand. The pacer dismissed Raina for 28 to reduce India to 108 for 3. In the meantime, Dhawan reached his fifty off 35 balls. The southpaw was dismissed by Taskin Ahmed for 55.

Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey then helped India chase down the total without suffering any further setback.

Earlier in the game, a disciplined bowling performance helped India restrict Bangladesh to a modest 139 for 8.  They lost their openers Soumya Sarkar (14) and Tamim Iqbal (15) cheaply. However, they were in a promising position after racing away to 44 at the end of the powerplay. But the failure to put up good partnerships and up the ante did not allow them to put up a good total.

Liton Das top-scored for them, scoring while Sabbir Rahman (30) was the only other batsman to cross the 20-run mark. For India, Jaydev Unadkat was the most successful bowler, finishing up with 3 for 38.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the game:


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