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Posted at: Mar 9, 2018, 2:02 AM; last updated: Mar 9, 2018, 2:03 AM (IST)

India brush aside Bangladesh

Unadkat takes 3, Dhawan hits fluent 55 as India win by 6 wickets
India brush aside Bangladesh
Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot against Bangladesh during their match in Colombo on Thursday. AP/PTI

COLOMBO, March 8

Opener Shikhar Dhawan struck his second successive fifty to guide India to a six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the T20 Tri-Series match in Colombo on Thursday. 

The left-hander made 55 as India, who lost to hosts Sri Lanka by five wickets in the tournament opener on Tuesday, chased down their 140-run target with eight deliveries to spare.

Put in to bat, Bangladesh failed to get much momentum in their innings due to the loss of wickets at regular intervals and only posted a modest 139/8.

Rohit Sharma, leading India in the absence of the regular skipper Virat Kohli, fell for 17 and Risabh Pant was also dismissed cheaply.

But the target was not steep enough to cause major problems for India as Dhawan, who scored 90 against Sri Lanka, combined with Suresh Raina in a third-wicket stand of 68 to put them firmly on course for victory.

Dhawan hit five fours and two sixes in his 43-ball knock before he became the final wicket to fall. — Reuters 

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