Match Over - India won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 08 Mar 2018, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: V Shankar


  • Umpire1: LE Hannibal
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: RR Wimalasiri



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 18.4 / 20.0


10:53pm That's all we have for you tonight. We'll see you soon. Good night!

Rohit Sharma: It was a great performance - something that was expected from us. Till the last ball of the game was bowled, it was clinical. We looked into what went wrong against Sri Lanka and we thought hitting back of a length was a good option. We wanted them to go after the long boundaries. I thought the bowlers executed their plans really well. Came out and did what was asked. We kept it simple. We need to improve out catching. We want to get better as a fielding side every game we play. We are much better than that. Hopefully we won't make the same mistakes again.

Mahmudullah: It's obvious that we didn't bat well. We should've scored a lot more runs, probably 30 more runs. They executed their plans very well but we should have found ways to make more runs. We need to rotate the strike more often. The dot balls created a lot of pressure. I think we are just one win away from getting a boost. We're still searching for it and I think we'll get it.

Vijay Shankar: I've been looking forward to this. Been working very hard and really happy to be winning this. I've been working hard on my bowling over the last few years and bowling is something that has given me something extra in my game. Playing with this team is a dream and everyone in the dressing room is very supportive.

Vijay Shankar is the Man of the Match.

10:33pm India's first win of the tournament. Completed sedately with six wickets in hand. Bangladesh didn't have a single phase in this game where they appeared to be in control. India made easy work of it in the end, despite some sloppiness when they were in the field. Yet another fifty for Dhawan, who'll be disappointed he didn't see it through. A steady contribution from Raina as well before Pandey did his job and finished the chase.

18.4Rubel Hossain to MK Pandey, 1 run, short and wide outside off, reaches out and cuts to cover's right. Can't beat him as he dives, but that'll give India the victory.
18.3Rubel Hossain to MK Pandey, No run, good length outside off, mistimed drive on the up. On the bounce to extra cover.
18.2Rubel Hossain to KD Karthik, 1 run, good length and in at off stump. Neatly punched to mid-off's left from the crease.

bkrip: "Pandey has come along well especially with his timing. Giving him a run in the team has definitely paid of for IND. Hopefully they given him run in the ENG series as well."

18.1Rubel Hossain to MK Pandey, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, backs away and punches to long-on.
End of over 18. 11 runs this over. 137/4 after 108 balls.
MK Pandey 25 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-31-1
KD Karthik 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 126/4 after 102 balls.
MK Pandey 15 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Taskin Ahmed 3-0-28-1
KD Karthik 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 120/3 after 96 balls.
S Dhawan 54 (41b 5x4 2x6 ) Nazmul Islam 2-0-15-0
MK Pandey 10 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 113/3 after 90 balls.
MK Pandey 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 3-0-21-2
S Dhawan 53 (39b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 14. 9 runs this over. 108/2 after 84 balls.
SK Raina 28 (26b 1x4 1x6 ) Nazmul Islam 1-0-8-0
S Dhawan 52 (37b 5x4 2x6 ) more

Rohan: "They are trying very hard without really scoring at a good rate, Raina looks below par against an average attack but continues to plod along nonetheless. Pant should learn, time and runs at crease are the best confidence/presence builder"

End of over 13. 11 runs this over. 99/2 after 78 balls.
S Dhawan 47 (34b 4x4 2x6 ) Mahmudullah 1-0-11-0
SK Raina 25 (23b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Sarang: "@dbshah30 : Very much true. Raina needs more chances to prove that he hasn't lost his mojo. Maybe he can prove his mettle through his performances in the upcoming IPL tournament."

Tanuj Goel: "What if on that review, wickets was missing? Would they have lost the review?" --- Yes.

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 88/2 after 72 balls.
SK Raina 21 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-20-1
S Dhawan 40 (31b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Ravi1119: "@AmitK, infact I would call it a good review, Umpire's call means they don't lose a review, but just in case if it had been less than 3m even by a cm, it would had been close !"

End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 83/2 after 66 balls.
S Dhawan 38 (29b 4x4 1x6 ) Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4-0-21-0
SK Raina 18 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) more

AmitK: "What a poor review, he had clearly walked ahead way more than 3 m so impact was going to be umpire's call."

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 77/2 after 59 balls.
SK Raina 13 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) Soumya Sarkar 1-0-4-0
S Dhawan 37 (25b 4x4 1x6 ) more

dbshah30: "Along with scoring runs, Raina has to show some stability as well to show that he belongs in this team from ODIs perspective as well. This will solve India's No 4 troubles if Raina secures that place at least until the WC19. Raina probably is the best contender." --- I'm not sure about that, he's far from a fully confident player even now.

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 73/2 after 54 balls.
SK Raina 12 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3-0-19-0
S Dhawan 35 (22b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 13 runs this over. 68/2 after 48 balls.
S Dhawan 33 (19b 4x4 1x6 ) Taskin Ahmed 2-0-22-0
SK Raina 10 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more

MahneelMusa: "Taskin never learns, got dropped for his non stop short deliveries, here he makes a comeback and goes on to do the same. What a waste of talent!"

End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 55/2 after 42 balls.
SK Raina 9 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2-0-15-0
S Dhawan 21 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Dhaval : "Really hope Pant is not critized too much for his batting. People shouldn't forget first few innings from Dhoni or Kohli when they were fairly new in Internationals. He's just 20. And he's special. Give him time. "

End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 47/2 after 36 balls.
S Dhawan 20 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 2-0-16-1
SK Raina 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tom de Sailor: "Pant will, mark my words, be another waste of talent who was untimely pushed into international cricket. His domestic form had been patchy. And the coaches are not doing a good job of putting "cricketing sense" into him. Terrible shot selection, swinging like crazy every ball. Unforgivable."

Anekant Jain: "Though I am all for giving Rishabh Pant more chances, but he has to learn from basic mistakes. He looks to give the ball an almighty thwack almost everytime and loses shape ever too often."

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 40/1 after 30 balls.
RR Pant 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Mehidy Hasan Miraz 1-0-7-0
S Dhawan 15 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 33/1 after 24 balls.
RR Pant 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 2-0-15-1
S Dhawan 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ritvik: "I've to say, this is a very good decision to send Pant ahead of Raina. He wasn't upto mark in the last game, needed sometime to settle and today he will get al the time he wants. Hope he stays in middle for long." --- Pant is more familiar with this phase of the innings as Delhi's T20 opener.

Rishabh Pant has come in at No. 3

End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 26/0 after 17 balls.
RG Sharma 17 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) Rubel Hossain 1-0-8-0
S Dhawan 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 18/0 after 12 balls.
S Dhawan 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Taskin Ahmed 1-0-9-0
RG Sharma 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Gagandeep Sing: "India should mop up 140 as fast as possible incase net run rate comes into the picture!"

End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-9-0
RG Sharma 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Murali : "Dot ball poetry: If you convert them into singles, you will have a fighting total. If you fail to convert, then you will have to fight for a total (or) fight with whatever total you have... " --- 3/10. Two of those for effort.

Abhay: "Bangladesh will be really hurt by the 57 dot balls, if they would have converted even half of them for singles there total would have been around 160. Which could be the fighting total on this pitch.. "

RG SharmaB Mustafizur Rahman171330130.77
S DhawanC Liton Das B Taskin Ahmed554352127.91
RR PantB Rubel Hossain781087.5
SK RainaC Mehidy Hasan Miraz B Rubel Hossain282711103.7
MK Pandeynot out 271930142.11
KD Karthiknot out 2200100
V Shankar -
Washington Sundar -
SN Thakur -
JD Unadkat -
YS Chahal -
Total 140/4
Mustafizur Rahman4.003117.75
Taskin Ahmed3.002819.33
Rubel Hossain3.402426.55
Mehidy Hasan Miraz4.002105.25
Soumya Sarkar1.00808
Nazmul Islam2.001507.5