Monday, 24 September, 2018

Tri-series: First 2 wickets did us in, says Dhawan

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan during a training session at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday. The Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20 tournament involving Sri Lanka cricket team Bangladesh cricket team and India sta Tri-series: First 2 wickets did us in, says Dhawan
Kristopher Love | 08 March, 2018, 05:53

His counter-part Kushal Perera, however, sparkled as he led his team to victory scoring 68 from 37 balls. During his exceptional innings, he struck six boundaries and four sixes.

While India will continue to make the best of these resources and win matches, they will also be tempted to present every youngster an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal are the two spin bowling options at the floodlit Premadasa, where the wicket gets slower as the night progresses. Shikhar Dhawan scored highest 90 runs for the team India.

Pandey scored 37 runs off 35 balls with a strike rate of 105.71.

Bangladesh is the third team in the tournament.

The matches in the tournament will be played under the lights at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lakna. Of course, when you lose two wickets in the first two overs, then we have to see that we don't lose more wickets and score runs as well.

However, that was to be India's last taste of success as Thisara Perera and Dasun Shanaka finished things off with an unbeaten 39-run stand.

Cut down to South Africa and Dhawan was once again in stupendous touch, smacking 323 runs in the ODI leg - second only to Virat - at 64.60 whereas Rohit made a meagre 170 runs, buoyed by one knock of 115. The pitch condition is good for fast bowlers and there expects a thunderstorm in the evening.

Talking about the pitch, Dhawan said, "There was a little bit of dew at the end and the wicket was on the slower side". We know that we are not in the best of form as a team, but this can happen as I have said it's normal for a batsman and a bowler. In an exclusive coverage of ANI, almost all fans shared their excitement, hoping that India wins today's match.

India were put to bat by the Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal but had a disappointing start to the proceedings. Manish Pandey, 5. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6.

Shikhar Dhawan leaps into the air as he tries to take a catch during the match. Keeping this in mind, Team India will have to come up with a new strategy to face some of the Bangladeshi batsmen such as Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim who can blow off any bowling side.