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We were 25-30 runs short: Mahmudullah


India clinched a comfortable victory by 8 wickets against Bangladesh to level the series 1-1. The series decided will take place in Nagpur on November 10.

India by 8 wkts

When Rohit Sharma gets going, it seems impossible to stop and today was one of those days when the Hitman kept going as India earn a comfortable victory by 8 wickets over Bangladesh.

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In reply to Bangladesh’s score of 153, Rohit hammered 85 off just 43 balls to make his 100th T20I for India memorable. Shikhar Dhawan also supported him well with a steady knock of 31 from 27. The openers made the chase all too easy and after their departure, Shreyas Iyer (24*) and Lokesh Rahul (8*) took India over the line.

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad felt his side were 25-30 runs short in a typical Rajkot wicket.

“I think that was a very good wicket to bat on and 180 would have been defendable. They (Rohit and Shikhar) started superbly and got the momentum. On a wicket like this, wrist spinner is a very handy bowler to have in your side and Chahal showed that. He (Aminul) is a great find for Bangladesh and its amazing to see the efforts he put in, hopefully he will continue like this. If we get a good wicket in Nagpur, we will look to plan better and score as much as we can.”

Meanwhile, Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who played a blistering innings gave credit to his bowlers for restricting the visitors to a low total.

“Both the spinners are very smart and they understand their bowling really well. They always have conversations with coach and the captain as how to improve. They played a lot of domestic cricket and Sundar has been our new ball bowler and today I wanted to change it considering how big the ground is. Quite an emotional guy on the field and some of the decisions we made in the last game, we were pretty sloppy but the focus is to get the job done and those are the emotions that come out,” he said.

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