Bangladesh portrayed another below standard batting display in their first Nidahas Trophy encounter against India as men in blues remained alive in the series, who had defeated Bangladesh by six wickets in the second match at Colombo Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.
Bangladesh managed to willow a wiry figure of 139 losing eight wickets, who welcomed with the bat by India failing in the toss fate.
Earlier on, India captain Rohit Sharma stated in the middle to Roshan Abeysinghe, "The wicket gets better as the game goes on. So, we want to use it to their advantage as they (players) are playing on the same track." Rohit showed confident in new potentials as they started with unchanged playing eleven.
Mahmudullah, who is leading Bangladesh side, expressed never mind to toss factor but preferred to bowl first. Regarding playing eleven, the skipper disclosed the 'six batsmen and five bowlers' policy.
Indian bowlers proved their captain right with the ball, though they showed sloppy display in the field and dropped three easy catches. Rhythmic wicket-fall begins with Soumya Sarkar, who flicked a length ball of Unadkat to destine at Chahal's hand in the third over of the innings.
Tamim sustained taking review against a decision of Lankan umpire Martinese in the third ball of fifth over by Shardul Thakur but extended his life three more deliveries only. Bangladesh assembled 44 runs for two wickets in their PowerPlay overs, who showed luxury of allowing 57 dots in their 120 balls.
Liton Das delegated at number three, who was the highest Bangladesh scorer with 34 runs after getting two lives. Liton pairing with Mushfiqur Rahim in the third wicket stance gathered a 31runs partnership, which is the second highest Bangladesh joint venture after the Liton and Sabbir's (35) dual effort.
Good looking Mushfiq was caught behind in a slightest brush with the bat by Vijay Shankar's outside off stump bowl. Mahmudullah became the second prey of Shankar, who had been shaky from the very beginning.
Chahal strike Liton, while Unadkat picked Mehidy Hasan and Sabbir Rahman, which were the key to bound red and greens below 140. Taskin was last wicket in that innings as Unadkat was the highest Indian huntsman grasping three wickets. Vijay Shanker picked two Bangladesh wickets, while Chahal and Thakur took one wicket each.
India started in a same Bangladesh pace with a view to reaching 140 target, who gathered three runs more (47) in powerplay comparing to Bangladesh, losing the wickets of their skipper Rohit Sharma and Rishab Pant. Both the Indian batters bowled in respective in-swingers by Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain. Bangladesh came back in the battle for a while but Dhawan-Raina duo made it nightmare.
Highest run gator of the tournament Dhawan, who scored consecutive fifties in two matches of Nidahas Cup, was dropped at leg gully by Miraz when India were 47. The 68 runs' third wicket partnership ended by speed star Rubel as Raina became Rubel's second victim gathering 28 runs, while Dhawan went to the pavilion pouring 55 runs in his sack facing 44 deliveries.
Specialist spinner in the Bangladesh playing eleven Nazmul Opu was appeared at the 14th over of the innings, even later than two irregulars Soumya and captain Mahmudullah.
India sailed at 140 runs' bank losing four of their batters keeping eight bowls at hand, whereas three pacers of Bangladesh grasped all four Indian wickets. Rubel took two, while Mustafiz and Taskin took one wicket each.