Unlike the first game against Sri Lanka, Indian bowlers were right on the mark from the start after captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl. They took wickets at regular intervals and also choked the rival batsmen by not letting them score freely. Bangladesh, on the other hand, tried to increase the scoring rate but at the end, it only resulted in their losing wickets.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (15) and Soumya Sarkar (14) tried to take benefit of the powerplay but in the third over medium pacer, Jaydev Unadkat dismissed Sarkar to make it 20/1. After adding 15 more runs to the score with new batsmen Liton Das (34), Iqbal was also sent back to the pavilion by pacer Shardul Thakur. With the scoreboard reading 35/2, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (18) arrived at the crease and played some beautiful shots, but his 14-ball knock was cut short by medium pacer Vijay Shankar in the ninth over.
During the chase, India batted around Dhawan, who stroked to his sixth fifty. He shared an important 68-run third-wicket stand with Suresh Raina (28) after the dismissals of Rohit Sharma (17) and Rishabh Pant (7). Rohit cut left-arm medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman on to his stumps, while Pant was bowled by fellow medium pacer Rubel Hossain, to leave India at a spot of bother at 47/2. But Dhawan and Raina didn't look to be under pressure and scored runs at ease by minimising the risk.
Shikhar Dhawan continued his red-hot form with a 55 off 43 deliveries to play the lead role in India's batting. But the win was mostly set-up by the Indian bowlers - Jaydev Unadkat (3/38), Vijay Shankar (2/32), Yuzvender Chahal (1/19) and Shardul Thakur (1/25).
India produced an all-round show to thump Bangladesh by six wickets in the second T20I of the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo on Thursday. The men in blue restricted Bangladesh to 139/8 and then chased down the target with six wickets and 1.2 overs to spare to make a strong comeback after the loss to Sri Lanka in the opening game.