At Mirpur, Bangladesh defeated India in the second one-day international to establish an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series. The final margin of victory was only five runs. This is their second straight victory at home against India in the series.
Both Mehidy Hasan‘s undefeated knock of 100 and Mahmudullah’s gutsy 77 contributed to the home team’s comeback from 69/6 to put a total of 271 runs on the scoreboard.
The challenge was made more difficult for the Indians when their captain, Rohit Sharma, got an injury while fielding early on in the play. As a result, he had to come out to bat at number 9, which was during a point in the match when Bangladesh were almost finished.
Rohit wasn’t ready to give up as he smashed five sixes and three fours to keep India in the hunt until the very last ball, but in the end, it wasn’t meant to be.
He was still unconquered with 51 after 28 balls had been played. Both Shreyas Iyer (82) and Axar Patel (56), who were playing earlier, did a good job of keeping India in the match.
Sunil Gavaskar, who served as the captain of India in the past, commented on Rohit’s courageous knock after the conclusion of the game. Gavaskar felt that Rohit would have been more effective as a batsman if he had batted at number 7 rather than number 9, as this would have allowed him to provide more direction to the batters in the lower order.
“If he had been able to come to the plate at number nine, I believe he would have been able to bat at number seven as well. This would have been beneficial for everyone involved.
Who knows, maybe Axar Patel wouldn’t have played the shot that he did to get out of the jam if he hadn’t been in such a tight spot. This is due to the fact that they were uncertain as to whether Rohit would come out to bat or the severity of his injury “Gavaskar opined.
During the postgame presentation, Rohit Sharma stated that he had to have a few stitches and that there was a fracture in his thumb, despite the fact that it had suffered a bit of dislocation. While attempting to make a catch in the slips, Rohit suffered an injury.