India edges past Bangladesh in a tightly contested affair via DK’s heroics!
Wew! A match to remember for years and who will not…
Hardik Pandya 2 years ago and now Dinesh Karthik doing the impossible against the same opposition.
Here are the 5 talking points of this nail biting encounter:
1. Washington Sundar, breathe of fresh air:
Just a teenager and becomes the Man of the Series. Excellent line and length, great control and right mindset. Varies his pace according to the situation which allows him to sneak through the powerplay overs without causing the team much harm. Might be the trump card of RCB this season with his ‘SUNDAR’ bowling performances.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2018
2. Mustafizur Rahman’s valiant efforts:
He has been having an off season lately but this display of death bowling will be one to remember for some time now. He was good in his first spell, did even better in 1st over of his 2nd spell and if there is any word for his 18th over !!! Absolutely unplayable. He was bang on target with his cutters, angling away, leaving the batsman clueless. 4-1-21-1 might not look extraordinary but 00001(lb)W isn’t something you see everyday.
3. India’s Pace Battery:
Unadkat was expensive in first few, bring Siraj. Siraj expensive, bring Unadkat again. This sums up the story of Indian pace bowling in this series. No combination did well in pair and even if one did well, the other was there to spoil the hardwork. About time India starts looking for correct bowlers as bowlers like Siraj came here after performing in longer formats. Barring Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar, India has very limited qouta of fast bowling which they will look forward to extend in this IPL.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) March 18, 2018
4. Rohit: The Captain :
Having found his form in the last game, he brings up another 50 to prove his quality. Hardly anyone would not love watching an inform Rohit Sharma! He took charge in the first over itself and smashed 17 in the 2nd. He scored about 40 runs alone in the powerplay to lay a strong and steady foundation for India. He was looking good to carry the team home when the pressure surmounted and he was forced to throw his wicket away. That was when he made an interesting decision to send Vijay Shankar over Dinesh Karthik. The decision didn’t pay off as both Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar played too many dot balls and piled up heaps of pressure upon themselves. If not for DK, this decision would’ve become the reason to bash Rohit for his captaincy.
While fielding, his field placements were spot-on leaving Bangladeshi players with limited shots but their perfect execution of ramps and scoops at regular intervals didn’t allow the Indian unit to settle.
5. DINESH KARTHIK
THE MAN OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!
Dinesh Karthik played an inning which he, infact the whole nation will remember for a lifetime. 6,4,6 was how he started and gave Indians a hope of winning a lost match and he didn’t disappoint. Drama was at its best when India needed 9 off the last 3 deliveries. Vijay Shankar placed it beautifully for a 4 but got caught on the next, making the equation 5 runs off 1 ball. Dinesh Karthik was the man on strike, kept his cool and smashed a flat six over covers to seal the match and the NIDAHAS TROPHY for India.
28* off just 8 deliveries..
NICE WAY TO REPLY HIS CRITICS WHO QUESTIONED HIS ABILITIES AFTER HE BECAME KKR’S CAPTAIN
This effort earned him a rightfully deserving ‘MAN OF THE MATCH’ award and it just makes us think “What more surprises are to come now” as we slowly transit to the IPL season!