But in T20I, they are nearly low rated team considering ICC T20I ranking. They needed 112 at the back 10 at little over 12 runs an over. I think they executed their plans, they expected what Sri Lanka's bowlers would do. "You talk about playing with the batsman's mind and you can only do that with variations", Unadkat said on eve of India's match against Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy.
The tournament, timed to commemorate the host island's 70 years of independence, stays alive with all three teams having won a game each.
Following the defeat Sri Lanka suffered another blow as skipper Dinesh Chandimal will miss the next two matches as punishment for a slow over rate against the Tigers, leaving the hosts without their regular captain when they take on India today. Has been doing a decent job ever since his comeback series against Sri Lanka in December.
Continuing his stellar run at the top, Mendis meanwhile welcomed Mustafizur with a six and brought up his fifty in just 26 balls, his third half-century in four innings. Later, Mendis and Perera started to bat and took several shots.
Indian bowlers fared better against Bangladesh after the hammering they received at the hands of Kusal Perera in the opener against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh had a breakthrough but not before Mendis sent a Mahmudullah delivery soaring over deep mid-wicket for another maximum.
214 runs in T20I competition was too heavy and nearly impossible to chase.
He was provided support by hard hitting Tamim Iqbal who went for his shots right from ball 1 as Bangladesh got off to a dream start, reaching 74 at the end of the powerplay and losing only 1 wicket in the process. His scores in the last 10 matches are 55, 90, 47, 24, 72, 18, 34, 109, 76, 51. Basically Mushfiqur Rahim played very well.
However, the worry for India has been the form of fellow opener Rohit, who has scored only 39 runs in the past five T20Is.