India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20: Rohit leads the way as India cruise to victory

Rohit Sharma 85 India Bangladesh 2nd T20 Rajkot cricket

Rohit Sharma was named Man of the Match for his knock of 85

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India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma led by example as he walloped a 43-ball 85 to lead his side to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in Rajkot.

Being put in to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a strong start as Liton Das and Mohammad Naim amassed a 60-run partnership before Liton was run out by Rishabh Pant for 29.

Naim went on to score a 31-ball 36 before he was caught by Shreyas Iyer at deep midwicket off the bowling of Washington Sundar.

Mushfiqur Rahim fell shortly after, while Soumya Sarkar smashed a quickfire 30 before he was stumped by Pant off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Afif Hossain was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed for six runs, but with captain Mahmudullah making a 21-ball 30, Bangladesh finished on 153/6.

Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Sundar, Chahal and Deepak Chahar chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 154 to win, India made a superb start to their innings as Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan forged a 118-run stand, during which Rohit raced past his fifty, before Dhawan was clean bowled by Aminul Islam for 31.

Rohit went on to score a 43-ball 85, which included six boundaries and six sixes, before he was dismissed by Aminul.

Lokesh Rahul and Iyer mopped up the remaining runs as India won the match with 26 balls to spare.

Rahul finished on eight, while Iyer remained undefeated on 24, which came off 13 balls and included three boundaries and a six.

Aminul was the only bowler to take any wickets.

Rohit was named Man of the Match.

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