India Leapfrogs Australia As They Level Series 1-1 Against Bangladesh

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India with its 41st T20 victory against the match with Bangladesh broke Australia’s record of 40 victories while chasing in the shortest format of the game.

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma led the team to an emphatic win against Bangladesh at Rajkot on Thursday. However, India with its 41st T20 victory against the second match with Bangladesh broke Australia’s record of 40 victories while chasing in the shortest format of the game. With a target of 153 sets, India looked determined to level the series 1-1 in the second T20. India got off to a blazing start as the opening pair accounted for 63 runs in the powerplay itself. The third and deciding T20 will be played on November 10, in Nagpur. 

Furthermore, India not only beat Australia in the number of wins but they also have a better win percentage when it comes to chasing. India has won 41 times out of the 61 matches they have chased.  Australia, on the other hand, has successfully chased 40 times out of 69 attempts. Also in the list are Pakistan with 36 successful chases in 67 matches.

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Missed opportunities in the 2nd T20

Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start with Liton Das and Naim powering their side to 59 runs in just 7 overs. However, Bangladesh was lucky enough as Rishabh Pant's stumping of Liton Das was ruled Not Out by the TV umpire. Das was granted another lifeline in 7th over by skipper Rohit Sharma before succumbing to a run out in the next over itself. Washington Sundar fetched India the second wicket as Mohammad Naim, who looked well in form, was caught out on the third delivery of Sundar's last over. 

Bangladesh's star in the first T20, Mushfiqur Rahim, unfortunately, could not shine in the second match as Yuzvendra Chahal picked his wicket in 13th over of the game. The same over also saw Rishabh Pant uproot the bails as he stumped Soumya Sarkar way out of the crease off Chahal's last delivery. 

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