The third match of the tournament will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the same venue on Saturday.
There was an air of inevitability to the proceedings at the R Premadasa Stadium here yesterday when a flat Bangladesh team were comfortably beaten by India in a one-sided encounter.
Returning to the match at hand, Mahmudullah did not want to dwell too much on India's obvious strengths.
If we consider the T20I world ranking, team India is in 3rd position on the ICC ranking where Sri Lanka is in 8th position. "We can't step onto the field even with an iota of doubt, that won't help in this format, or any format". As the local team Sri Lanka started to play confidently and they got the result.
India and Bangladesh will lock horns in the second match of Nidahas Trophy on March 8, 2018. It was Rohit Sharmawho won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first. Paceman Vijay Shankar was the unlucky bowler on both occasions.
Suresh Raina struck 28 off 27 balls, while Manish Pandey saw the Indians home with eight balls to spare with his unbeaten 27 off 19.
The testimony to a better performance was as many as 55 dot balls (9.1 overs) being bowled by the "Men In Blue". Shikhar Dhawan led the side from the front with a 49-ball 90. It seems that he dominated the Lions bowlers.
"They took two wickets in the first two overs and that did the damage. At the end of six overs we were maybe 10 runs short of what we usually achieve".
Kusal Perera starred with the bat in the previous match for the hosts, and scored 66 runs in that match.
Bangladesh came out in an aggressive mood, but lost early wickets.
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Rohit Sharma and Mahmudullah, captain of India and Bangladesh respectively. Dhawan's innings was a lesson on what kind of batting was required on the sort of wicket, as he scored his second fifty on the bounce. The lacklustre cricket on display was matched by a lack of interest from the local populace, empty stands greeting India for the first time in years in a limited-overs match. Pandey was gone with 37 runs.