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India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy Final in Colombo Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 20, 2018, 4:04 PM IST

Final, R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 18 March, 2018

Toss won by India (decided to bowl)

India beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets

Man of the Match: Dinesh Karthik

Highlights

22:41(IST)

SIX! Incredible scenes these, Dinesh Karthik has hit a flat six off the last ball and India have won this game. Incredible scenes at the Premadasa now.

22:37(IST)

WICKET! Soumya Sarkar strikes now, a slower ball and Vijay Shankar looks to deposit it into the stands, gets the elevation but not the distance. Bangladeshi fielders juggle but manage to hold onto the catch there. India need 5 off 1 now.

22:36(IST)

FOUR! Vijay Shankar finally gets bat on ball, almost guiding the ball towards third man, between short third man and the backward point. 5 needed off 2now.

22:35(IST)

Excellent first 3 balls from Soumya Sarkar here, B'desh now calling the drinks also. This is quite shocking. 3 balls left and India need 9 runs now.

22:30(IST)

Excellent over for India, Dinesh Karthik gets a boudnary off the last ball and India pick 22 runs from the over. 12 required now off the final over which will be bowled by one of the weaker bowlers!

22:29(IST)

FOUR and SIX! Where was he all this time, demoted in place of Vijay Shankar, Karthik has come in and changed the game on its head. Follows that six with a four and another maximum.

22:26(IST)

SIX! This is incredible from Dinesh Karthik, first ball he faces, he deposits it into the stands. Pressure right on Rubel Hossain now. Edge of the seat stuff this!

22:23(IST)

WICKET! Game changing over from Mustafizur that, just 1 run and last ball accounts for Manish Pandey! How big a blow would this be to India's chances? 34 required off the final 2 now. Pandey departs for 27

22:21(IST)

Four consecutive dot balls from Mustafizur at the crunch moment here. Vijay Shankar batting on the middle stump but not able to get any bat on it. A maiden on this stage will be a big blow to India

22:18(IST)

India still not able to get one big over which changes the game, again just one boundary coming off the over. Also, some careless running from India almost accounting for a run out. India need 35 off 18 balls.

22:11(IST)

That is class from Pandey, a bit outside the off stump and Pandey dispatches it to the boundary. Mustafizur had been bowling an excellent over there but now he concedes boundary off the second last ball and India manage to pick up 8 runs. 44 required off the final 4 now.

22:08(IST)

Big over for India, Manish Pandey finding a couple of straight boundaries in that over as India pick 11 runs from the over. 52 required off the final 5 overs here

22:04(IST)

Interesting choice this, Vijay Shankar comes in ahead of Dinesh Karthik. Is this the big test for Shankar or has he been sent in as a pinch hitter, this move can back fire though! India 104/4 after 14 overs.

22:00(IST)

WICKET! Just what was required as far as Bangladesh were concerned, its the danger man Rohit Sharma, trying to go for the maximum but he only manages to hole out at long on. Can this be the game changer? Rohit departs for well made 56.

21:58(IST)

Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack now as Bangladesh hunt for wickets, not getting a wicket but he only concedes 5 runs in that over. India are 98/3 after 13.1 overs here.

21:56(IST)

Another quite over from Nazmul Islam, concedes just 5 runs. India are 95/3 but the past few overs have been a bit quiet. Pandey taking his time to settle

21:49(IST)

Shakib comes into the attack for Bangladesh, they need their skipper to deliver now. Good solid over that, conceding just 2 runs. India 86/3 after 11 overs.

21:47(IST)

Halfway into the innings, and India are more than halfway towards the target. They are certainly in the drivers seat for now. India are 86/2 after 10 overs.

21:44(IST)

WICKET! KL Rahul departs now, trying to go for the pull shot but all he manages is a top edge and its perfectly taken at third man. The ball finding the fielder with pin point accuracy. Can B'desh fight back here? India 83/3 after 9.3 overs.

21:39(IST)

STAT ATTACK: 12 out of Rohit Sharma’s 15 half centuries (not including this innings) have come in victories for IND in T20Is. IND have a 80% win rate when Sharma scores a 50.

21:35(IST)

Good tight over for Bangladesh there, just 5 runs coming off that over. A big chance to dismiss Rohit Sharma as well, but Mehdi couldn't hit the stumps directly. Bangladesh need to make the most of such moments. India 72/2 after 8 overs.

21:33(IST)

STAT ATTACK: When Rohit Sharma was on 26* he reached 7000 T20 runs.

He is the 3rd Indian after Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli to achieve this feat.

21:30(IST)

Another good over for India, the run flow certainly doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon here. KL Rahul with a flat six, which wasn't even properly timed there. India move to 67/2 after 7 overs here

21:27(IST)

That's the end of the powerplay overs and India despite losing two quick wickets have fought back really well, in fact they are well and truly on top here, Bangladesh will need quick wickets to come back into this one. India 56/2 after 6 overs.

21:23(IST)

This is Rohit Sharma’s 1st 30+ score after 7 T20I innings while chasing.

His last 30+ score while chasing came against West Indies at Lauderhill in 2016.
He scored 62 in that innings.

He is batting on 32*

21:20(IST)

FOUR and SIX! Rohit Sharma seems to be in the zone today, B'desh continuing to attack him with spin. Good to see him hitting straight down the ground, Rohit is at his most dangerous when he is in this mood! India 48/2 after 5 overs.

21:17(IST)

KL Rahul gets off the mark with a stylish boundary, carving it inside out and the ball reaches the boundary. India are 37/2 after 4 overs.

21:16(IST)

WICKET! Suresh Raina departs for a 0! Trying to go for the pull shot but gets the thinnest of edges, carrying to Mushfiqur. Umpire had given not out but Mushfiqur immediately reviews. It shows a nick. India 32/2

21:08(IST)

WICKET! Shakib al Hasan strikes, and Shikhar Dhawan departs. Trying to again find the boundary but gets a leading edge, fielder at mid on takes a great catch running forward. Dhawan departs for 10. India 32/1 after 2.4 overs.

21:04(IST)

SIX, FOUR, SIX! Massive hit this, Mehidy pitches the ball up and Rohit gets underneath that, dispatching it for a six over the mid-wicket boundary. Rohit follows it with another boundary and then another maximum over the same area.

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India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy Final in Colombo Highlights - As It Happened

A file photo of Dinesh Karthik. (AP Photo)

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Preview:

A bitter, yet intense rivalry is expected to produce a cracker of a contest when a confident India take on a fiery Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series on Sunday. While the second-string Indian team recorded a hat trick of comfortable wins after their opening loss to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh reached the summit clash with couple of dramatic wins over the hosts. In a tense encounter, in which they beat Sri Lanka last night, with Mahmudullah Riyadh rising to the occasion with a last ball six, will give the 'Tigers' immense confidence. However, an angry Shakib Al Hasan's attempt to call the team off the ground and allegedly damaging of the dressing room by Bangladeshi players is a testimony that they still have some way to go as far as composure is concerned. Unlike India's rivalry with Pakistan and Australia, there isn't any significant cricketing history attached to India-Bangladesh matches. But since their 2015 World Cup quarterfinal defeat in Melbourne where they felt a few umpiring decisions went against them, the tiny nation of cricket fanatics consider India to be their biggest on-field rivals. Ironically, then also it was a case of Rohit Sharma being caught off a waist high full toss, which was adjudged no-ball by the umpire. Bangladesh team and fans have not moved on since then. Not to forget a crass advertisement "Mauka Mauka", which was aired before and during 2015 World Cup, something that Bangladeshi fans still consider as an insult.During the same year, India lost an ODI series in Bangladesh and there were some objectionable photo-shopped billboards of Indian players' with heads half-shaved, put out across the streets of Dhaka.

For an average Bangladeshi fan, Indian cricket team is perceived as a big bully and the jealousy stemming from BCCI's financial clout, makes them treat every game against 'Men In Blue' as a grudge match. Bangladeshi players' skills don't match their zeal always but there will be no inches given when the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim or Mahmudullah step onto the field. However in terms of sheer talent, Indian team is a cut above their Bangladeshi counterparts. Man to man, the opening pair of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan have scored runs across the globe even though Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das are good on their day. Dhawan has scored close to 200 runs in the tournament while skipper Rohit is back in form after an 89 off 61 balls against the same opposition in last group league match. No one among the 22 players have more experience compared to Suresh Raina in the shortest format as Soumya Sarkar is no match for him. Dinesh Karthik and Mushfiqur Rahim are on even keel as far batting is concerned although the Tamil Nadu glovesman has shown composure more often in pressure cooker scenarios. Manish Pandey may not be as experienced as Mahmudullah in international cricket but Pandey's 10 years of IPL cricket holds him in good stead. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur has been steady and Washington Sundar's Powerplay bowling has been India's biggest gain from this tour. Vijay Shankar has also been impressive but unlucky at times because of the number of catches dropped off his bowling. However the only worry for India will be second specialist seamer. Both Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Siraj have proved to be expensive. It will be interesting to see who among the two plays. It can also be that Axar Patel or Deepak Hooda used as additional spin bowling all rounder on a slowish track.

The live broadcast of the match will be shown on DSport. You can also catch the live coverage on Rishtey Cineplex/HD in Hindi commentary. Also watch the match live on JioTV. The match is scheduled to start at 7.00 PM IST. You can also check out CricketNext's LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis.

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
FULL Ranking