Chasing a modest 140, India completed the formalities with eight balls to spare.
With a low key target, India got off to a decent start despite losing Rohit Sharma to Mustafizur Rahman. If we didn't lose a wicket we would have been more aggressive. "Hopefully we'll get it". I think we have been lacking in that area in the middle overs for the past few matches where we played quite a few dot balls and also threw our wickets away.
"They took two wickets in the first two overs - that's the damage they did to us", Dhawan said. "I am usually the aggressor at the start and I used to score at a quick pace, so if you see the general pattern, my strike rate must be very high". Manish Pandey, 5. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6.
When India won the toss and elected to field, Rohit Sharma cited "batting would become easier as the game progresses" as the reason for his decision. He shared an important 68-run third-wicket stand with Suresh Raina (28) after the dismissals of Rohit Sharma (17) and Rishabh Pant (7).
On a slow Premadasa track, all-rounder Vijay Shankar's (2/32 in 4 overs) wicket-to-wicket stuff proved to be handy even though he had at least three catches dropped off his bowling. "We kept it simple and got the basics right, which was missing in the first game". "The only way out is that we have to play well, there is no alternative". For the Indian team Vijay Shankar made his T20I debut through the match.
Skipper Sharma once again started with off-spinner M.S. Washington Sundar (0/23 in 4 overs), and the normally unsafe Tamim Iqbal (15 off 16 balls) found it hard to get going in the Powerplay overs.
STAT ATTACK: 55, 90, 47, 24, 72 - runs made by Dhawan in his last five T20s. Soumya Sarkar had already flicked a catch off Jaydev Unadkat straight to short fine leg before the eventful Thakur-Tamim showdown. "They executed their plans very well but we should have found ways to make more runs". "I am not looking at that particular side, what I am looking at is playing some good, hard cricket".
In the Bangladesh innings, there were 46 dot balls in their total of 139 and Mahmudullah said this was the major factor in the team not getting any momentum. "Indian Vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan said", It is just a part, and we are learning from our mistakes, and we have only lost one game.