Bangladesh had won the first game, India had won the second. It all came down to the decider. In the final match of the series, India managed to hold their nerve and win the series. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the T20I series between India and Bangladesh:
1) Chahar Charisma
What more can be said about Deepak Chahar? He was simply outstanding in the final T20I. He was not only named as the player of the match, but he also walked away with the player of the series award. His figures of 6 for 7 in the last match were the best ever bowling figures in a men’s T20I. Hats off to this young man.
2) Superb Shreyas
Shreyas Iyer had a good series. He played a crucial role in the final T20I. It appears that Iyer could be the solution to India’s issues at number four. He managed to dig in and played some superb shots in the final game. His partnership with KL Rahul proved to be extremely important for India. He will be hoping to continue this form.
3) Bangladesh Collapse
There were four occasions in the final T20I when Bangladesh lost two wickets in two balls. This showed that their batting lineup failed to apply themselves. The target set by India was not out of their reach. But throughout the series, the Bangladeshi batsmen have not played to their true potential.
To sum up, this series was a closely-fought affair. India would not have expected Bangladesh to play so well and take a series lead after the first match. However, India managed to bounce back in style. They will be looking forward to the test series now.