Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock as he went on to make 89 runs in 61 balls, while Suresh Raina scored a quickfire 47 off 30 balls to help India put a respectable 176/3 in 20 overs against Bangladesh during the 5th T20I of the Nidahas Trophy 2018.
After Shikhar Dhawan departed on 35 in the 10th over, Rohit and Raina batted sensibly and took India’s score to 172/2 in 19.1 overs. Rohit got run out on the final ball of the Indian innings while Raina was dismissed by Rubel Hossain on the first ball of the final over.
Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to field against India in the at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday.
Both the teams made one change each with India including pacer Mohammed Siraj in place of Jaydev Unadkat while Bangladesh included Abu Hider Rony in place of Taskin Ahmed.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina’s batting:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 14, 2018
Suresh Raina since come back
Against South Africa
2. Match 30
3. Match 43
1. match 1
2. Match 28
3. Match 27
4. match 47
Performing everyday better.#Raina#INDvBAN #BANvIND #NidahasTrophy2018 #NidahasTrophy #Rohit
— Ramratan Godara (@Ramratangodara0) March 14, 2018
Rohit Sharma misses his century but played a great knock! Showed he can do anything on his day!#INDvBAN
— VIKASH KUMAR (@vkc1000) March 14, 2018
Rohit Sharma: What should be the strategy today?
Coach: Strategy is very clear.. aisi team baar baar nahi milti.. achhi batting kar aur izzat bacha apni.. #INDvBAN
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 14, 2018
#RohitSharma works his way back into form, 89(61) – his 13th t20i fifty.. Had some good fortune. His 5 6s were thrilling, as usual!#Raina's 47(30) was a smashing effort too.. #INDvBAN @ImRo45 @ImRaina
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) March 14, 2018
Rohit Sharma is trying very hard to find his form against Bangladesh to perform on Ireland tour.#INDvBAN
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) March 14, 2018
What a selfless innings by Suresh Raina. Trying to cement his place but still didn’t care for 50👏🏻#INDvBAN
— Jay Jadwani (@diehard_msdian) March 14, 2018
Haters won't believe but Rohit was out of form for last few weeks because he was tensed about not being able to link his Aadhar card with bank account before 31st March. #IndvBan
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 14, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 14, 2018
Suresh Raina sacrificed his wicket for Rohit's hundred. But paid media won't show it.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 14, 2018
Suresh Raina Missed A Well Deserved Fifty
Good Batting Since His ComeBack
Hopefully He Scores Big In Final
— Prashanth 🇮🇳 (@Paachu90) March 14, 2018
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 14, 2018
— Prakash Thakur (@Im_Prakash06) March 14, 2018
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) March 14, 2018
— 💕Honey💕 (@ImVerma3) March 14, 2018