Watch: Rohit Sharma gave hopes of a remarkable come-from-behind win in the second ODI against Bangladesh, hitting 4, 4 and six in three deliveries when 20 were needed off the last over. However, a dot, in the end, handed Bangladesh the series.
An injured Rohit, walking out to bat at No.9 with a dislocated thumb, played one of his finest ODI knocks in recent times, picking India up from 207-7 in a run chase of 272. The India skipper scored an unbeaten 51 in 28 deliveries with the help of three fours and as many as five sixes, including hitting a maximum and two boundaries in the last over.
With 20 needed for a series-levelling win, Rohit, on strike, played out a dot off Mustafizur Rahman. He went on a carnage thereafter, first hitting a four on the off-side and then finding the gap at the backward point for another boundary. Rohit reached his fifty with a six, playing the off-cutter on the backfoot, straight down the ground, as the equation reduced to six off the last delivery.
It was not to be for the wounded batter as Mustafizur held his nerve, nailing the leg-stump yorker, which Rohit managed to play out for no run. The win helped Bangladesh seal the series 2-0, with a game to go. It was also their second successive series win against India at home in ODIs.
India, led by MS Dhoni, had gone down 1-2 to Bangladesh on their tour to the country in 2015.