After registering two consecutive wins in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy, team India looked determined to make it three in a row.
Earlier, Skipper Rohit Sharma roared back to form with a blazing 89 as India scored a competitive 176 for three against Bangladesh in the final league encounter of the Nidahas T20 Tri-Series. This is his 13th T20I fifty.More news: MiLB Pace-of-Play Rule Changes Aim to Speed Up Games
He was eventually dismissed for 89 when he was run out in the last ball of India's innings. There was one top edge for four off Rubel Hossain, but otherwise Raina's advance was clinical and calculated.
But the joy was shortlived as Thakur came back to shatter the defences of Rahman, reducing Bangladesh to 126/5 even as the Indian bowlers tightened the flow of runs towards the later part of the innings. The partnership was broken when Rubel Hossain cleaned up Shikhar Dhawan on 35 (27).
"If we would have conceded ten less runs then we could've won", Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah said.
Despite beating Sri Lanka by six wickets on Monday, captain Rohit Sharma's form in the tournament continues to be a worry. But they remain concerned about their veteran opener Rohit Sharma, who has suffered easy dismissals in each of his team's first three matches.More news: Buveur D'Air defends crown, treble for Mullins
"To be honest we don't have powerhitters like India and we have to accept that and play own brand of cricket", the 32-year-old told reporters on the eve of the match at the R Premadasa Stadium. He finished with a spell of 4-27 from four overs in that match.
With the match virtually over, Siraj ensures that he does't give away any extras, and collects dots off the last two deliveries, as Rahim remains unbeaten on 72 off 55 balls but fails to get his team through on this occasion. It will be broadcast live on DSport and DD National in India.
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Bangladesh - Tamim 27, Litton 7, Soumya 1, Mushfiquir 72 NO, Sabbir 27, Mahmudullah 11, Hasan 7 Extras (LB1, NB1, W4) 6, Total (.wkts, 20 overs) Bowling: Siraj 4-0-50-1, Shardul 4-0-37-1, Chahal 4-0-21-1, Shankar 4-0-28-0, Sundar 4-0-22-3.