India Defeated by 97 for 1 wicket (Tilak 55*, Gaikwad 40*) bangladesh (Ali 24*, Sai Kishore 3-12, Washington 2-15) by nine wickets
Chasing the target, India had a bad start and Yashasvi Jaiswal was out for zero in the very first over off the bowling of Ripon Mondol. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad took charge almost immediately and hit a four on the last ball of that over. In the third over, Gaikwad dismissed Mondol and hit two fours and two sixes for 21 runs.
After this Tilak came into his own and searched the fence regularly. The first man to face his wrath was Mrityunjay Choudhary, who was hit for consecutive sixes in the fourth over. Raqibul Hasan was then hit for a four and a six in the fifth over as India and Tilak added 68 runs in the powerplay. Tilak hit two more sixes and completed his half-century off 25 balls – his second half-century in nine T20I innings.
Earlier in the day, India’s spinners continued to dominate after inviting Bangladesh to bat. He took eight of the nine wickets that fell and eventually restricted Bangladesh to 96 runs.
India’s lone front-line fast bowler Arshdeep Singh set the tone by swinging the ball both ways and making a number of inaccurate strokes. Parvez Hossain Emon did hit a six off Shivam Dubey in the second over but it was Bangladesh’s only boundary in the powerplay.
Afif Hussain and Eamon tried to revive the innings, but they were finding it difficult. The lack of strike rotation meant that the latter felt the urge to look for boundaries. He died in that attempt, the beneficiary of which was Tilak.