Dhawan powers India over Bangladesh

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Kusal Perera hit a blazing half-century to power Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening Twenty20 worldwide of the tri-nation tournament on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma has to show his talent today against Bangladesh to not disappoint the fans again. We should have scored 30 more runs.

"I felt we've got enough experience in our bowling line-up". I think we have been lacking in that area in the middle overs for the past few matches where we played quite a few dot balls and also threw our wickets away. "We can not depend only on boundaries but also look for singles to take off the pressure", Mahmudullah said.

Talking about his own game, Dhawan said: "I have been playing very aggressive at the start, I know my game and that's how I have been playing". The testimony to a better performance was as many as 55 dot balls (9.1 overs) being bowled by the Indian bowlers. Having batted first, Bangladesh had given India a very modest target of 140 and Rohit Sharma had all the time in the world to get his form back but he departed for just 17.

In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has been appointed as India's captain for this tri-series but he has not been leading from the front in the manner the team wants him to.

WICKET! Vijay Shankar gets his first ever worldwide wicket as the ball edges through to Dinesh Karthik, thereby dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim. Suresh Raina scored 28 but was dismissed in a disappointing manner while Manish Pandey finished the job for the team with his 19-ball 27 as Team India got home with 8 balls to spare. "What we can do is play some good cricket on that particular day, if we can do so, execute our skills, hopefully we can do something good". Jaydev Unadkat and Washington Sundar shared the new ball, and while the spinner stifled the flow of runs, the left-armer prised out the first wicket, Soumya Sarkar flicking straight to short fine-leg.

With the scoreboard reading 35/2, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (18) arrived at the crease and played some lovely shots, but his 14-ball knock was cut short by medium pacer Vijay Shankar in the ninth over. We need to executive skills and try to be calm.

"One win will boost us and will reflect on our game". "I am not looking at that particular side, what I am looking at is playing some good, hard cricket".

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