Ishan Kishan grabbed his chance with both hands, batted brilliantly: KL Rahul | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India’s newest double ODI centurion Ichan Kishan guided India to a comprehensive 227-point dead rubber victory over Bangladesh on Saturday. With the victory, India denied the hosts a clean sweep and regained some pride after losing the first two days and the series 2-1.
The impressive third ODI win also came at a crucial time as it will give the team plenty of confidence going into the two-Test series starting on December 14.
Ishan, who replaced skipper Rohit Sharma in the final game, grabbed the limelight as he hit a record double cent 126 to help India amass 409 for 8.
Substitute skipper KL Rahul praised Ishan for his heroic performance, pointing out that the 24-year-old seized his opportunity with both hands while setting up a clinical victory.

“It was what was expected from our team. Virat (Kohli) and Ishan set it up for us. The scores don’t suggest how he started. Ishan took the chance with both hands. He hit brilliantly,” Rahul said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Rahul also praised senior professional Kohli for guiding Kishan on their second wicket of 290 runs.
“Virat also used his experience and guided him,” Rahul said.
However, Rahul believes this win will give them the confidence the team needs.

“Very satisfied with our performance. We are learning as a team. We are always trying to improve. Unfortunately, the results did not suit us in the first two games. (But) we would like to gain confidence in the Test series,” said Rahul , who are set to lead India in the Test series due to Rohit’s injury.
Sent to bat, India looked like a completely different batting unit on Wednesday, with youngster Ishan Kishan (210 of 131) displaying his incredible power-hitting skills to register a record double hundred, guiding India to a landslide consolation victory of 227 points. on Bangladesh.
Besides Kishan, Virat Kohli was also at his best as he crushed 113 out of 91 deliveries to propel India to a mammoth 409 for eight.
Indian bowlers also seized the opportunity that day to win over Bangladesh for 182 in 34 overs.
Shardul Thakur (3/30) collected three wickets, while Axar Patel (2/22) and Umran Malik (2/43) scalped two wickets each.
Rival skipper Litton Das praised Kishan for his fearless approach, saying the small southpaw and Kohli simply took the game away from his side with their offensive hitter.
“The way Ishan and Virat hit, it cost us the game. The way Ishan hit, hats off to him. Our bowlers gave our best but there was no exit on that wicket.
“If we had gone 330-340 it would have been a different ball game. They are a good team. We played good cricket and will build our confidence,” Das said.
Series player, Mehidy Hasan Miraz said winning the series will boost Bangladesh’s confidence ahead of next year’s ODI World Cup in India.
“They (India) are a good team in all formats. In the last two years we have done well. We have a World Cup ahead of us and we can do well next year. We have a lot of seniors. They support us. We have gained confidence,” he said.
(With PTI inputs)


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