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Highlights, India vs Bangladesh T20 Nidahas Trophy final, Full Cricket Score: Karthik seals the title with last-ball six

Date: Sunday, 18 March, 2018 23:32 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • You can't ask for a better finish can you? A team without the likes of Dhoni, Kohli, Bumrah, Bhuvi has clinched the Nidahas Trophy in the most dramatic manner you can ever imagine. Dinesh Karthik is rightly the man of the moment and deserves all the praise. Along with that, Washington Sundar also deserves a lot of credit for consistently delivering those frugal overs in the Powerplay. He has to be the biggest takeaway of the series. A disappointing end for Bangladesh but they can hold their heads high. They were in the match till the last ball and put India under pressure. All in all, the tournament featured a lot of close matches (and some off-field drama too). 

    That's all we have for you today though. This is Devdutt Kshirsagar signing off on the behalf of my colleague Amit Banerjee. Goodbye! 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Players to win Man of the Series award in T20Is before the age of 20:
     
    Rashid Khan 
    Shadab Khan 
    WASHINGTON SUNDAR*

  • Rohit Sharma, India captain: Brilliant game, brilliatn for the crowd too. Want to thank the Sri Lankan crowd for coming out and supporting us. Great tournament for us. Young bunch of lads - lot of learning, we always knew that they had the talent but it was about execution and they will get confidence from this tournament. These games are high-pressure games and it isn't easy. Quite easy to lead them, played with most of them. Very happy for Dinesh Karthik. I wanted one of the experienced campaigners to stay at the end  and that's why I held DK back. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. 

  • Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan: You can't ask more in a final like this. I thought we played superbly but the credit goes to India specially Dinesh Karthik. We can take a lot of positives from this game and someday we can come out victorious. 

  • Washington Sundar, Man of the Series: Definitely it means a lot. At such a young age it means so much. I really need to thank my family. Definitely goes for them. It's a challenging role, but when you're playing for your country, you should be ready for challenges. I think I always wanted to read batsmen's mind, and that's what I've been trying to do these five games. (On being nervous about walking out to bat) Definitely. I really wanted to be there when we win the game. Dinesh bhai played really well! 

  • Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan: You can't ask more in a final like this. I thought we played superbly but the credit goes to India specially Dinesh Karthik. We can take a lot of positives from this game and someday we can come out victorious. 

  • Washington Sundar is the Man of the Series! Eight wickets at 14.25!

  • Dinesh Karthik, Man of the Match: Really happy to come out of this performance. Really happy for the team. Not winning the final wouldn't have  done justice to the way we have played this tournament. Realised it wasn't that easy to bat. All I needed to go for were boundaries. I was just trying to hit the ball. Was trying to hold the pace and swing through the line. The Indian team right now is a tough place to get an opportunity, but once you get it, you've got to make the most of it. Full credit to the support staff for giving me the confidence. 

  • DINESH KARTHIK is the Man of the Match for his match-winning 29 not out! 

  • Sachin Tendulkar congratulates the Indian team. 

  • A valid point. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Dinesh Karthik today:
     
    6, 4, 6, 0, 2, 4, 1, 6 (Winning shot)

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    That unwarranted drinks break by Bangladesh settled Vijay Shankar's nerves somewhat. He got bat to ball and got a boundary. But badly mishit the penultimate ball of the match to lose wicket and waste a precious ball.
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India become the first team to win three finals of T20I series/tournament. 
     
    Most wins in T20Is:
    74 - Pakistan 
    61 - INDIA*
    60 - South Africa 
     
    Most one-sided rivalry in T20Is:
    9-0  Pak v Zim
    8-0 IND v BAN*
    7-0  NZ v Ban
    7-0  Afg v Zim
     
    India chased a target of 167 runs today - the highest succesfully chased target in a T20I series/tournament's final. The previous was 156 by Windies against England at Kolkata in World T20 2016 final. 

  • After 20 overs,India 168/6 ( Dinesh Karthik (W) 29 , Washington Sundar 0)

    Sarkar bowls the final over. Starts the over off with a wide. Dot off the first legal delivery. Shankar taps the ball towards extra-cover for a single. Karthik collects just a single off the third ball, bringing Shankar back on strike. Shankar squeezes the ball between backward point and third man for a four, before getting dismissed after getting caught near the long boundary! 


    DINESH KARTHIK'S ON STRIKE AND HE ENDS IT IN STYLE WITH A SIX! Creams it over wide extra-cover fence, and ends up clearing the boundary rope

    India pull off a thriller and win the Nidahas Trophy 2018! 

  • SIX! FLATTEST OF SIXES FROM DINESH KARTHIK! Clears the extra-cover boundary, and INDIA WIN BY FOUR WICKETS AND LIFT THE NIDAHAS TROPHY! INDIA 168/6

  • OUT! Shankar doesn't quite time his slog down the ground on this occasion, and two fielders converge near the straight boundary, with Mehedy eventually walking away with the catch after a bit of a fumble! IND 162/6

    Shankar c Mehidy b Sarkar 17(19)

  • FOUR! Shankar's luck finally shines, as he squeezes the ball through backward point and short third man to collect his third boundary! IND 162/5

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    What was Dinesh Karthik doing sitting in the dug out? He should have been sent instead of the clueless Vijay Shankar.  Karthik is spreading panic in the Bangladesh ranks. 22 runs in 6 balls. What an over. Sets up the final over brilliantly. 12 runs needed

  • After 19 overs,India 155/5 ( Vijay Shankar 12 , Dinesh Karthik (W) 22)

    Rubel bowls the crucial penultimate over. Karthik on strike, hammers the ball down the ground for a six, follows it up by finding the cow-corner boundary for a four, before following it up with a six over square-leg! DK misses the fourth delivery, with Rubel taking pace off the ball now. Karthik comes back for a second run off the next ball, hitting the ball down the ground. FOUR! DK scoops the ball towards fine-leg off the last ball! 22 runs collected by Karthik off the over! 


    India need 12 off the last six balls! 

  • FOUR! What a way for DK to end the over, scooping it towards fine-leg! IND 155/5

  • SIX! 6,4,6 for Karthik! He's playing a blinder right now! Hammers this one over the square-leg fence! IND 149/5

  • FOUR! Now gets a four for himself! Karthik hammers the ball towards the cow-corner fence, where the fielder running from long-on fails to stop it! IND 143/5

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    What an over over from Mustafizur. He hits form in the crucial final. Brilliant four overs. Made a mickey of Vijay Shankar in 18th. He couldn't touch 5 balls. and that got Pandey off last ball of the over. Fantastic over. India in big trouble now.
     
     

  • SIX! What a start for Dinesh Karthik! Hammers it down the ground for a six, converting a full delivery into a full toss! IND 139/5

  • Rubel bowling the crucial penultimate over! 

  • After 18 overs,India 133/5 ( Vijay Shankar 12 , )

    Fizz into his final over. Swing and a miss for Shankar off the first ball. Shankar takes guard outside off, and fails to score off the next ball as well. Off-cutter beats Shankar for a third time. Fizz's off-cutter works for a fourth consecutive time, with four dots coming off the first four balls. Shankar finally gets some contact off the fifth ball even if it is off his body, setting off for a single. Pandey mistimes his slog to get caught at long on off the last over! 


    WHAT AN OVER FROM MUSTAFIZUR! Just one leg-bye and the wicket of Pandey off it! India need an uphill 34 off 12 balls now! 

  • OUT! Mustafizur caps off a brilliant over by getting rid of Pandey off the last ball, with the batsman mistiming a slog to get caught at long-on! IND 133/5

    Pandey c Sabbir b Mustafizur 28(27)

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Power hitting required at this stage. Not wild slogging in the air. Vijay Shankar's inexperience will be a factor. He has to give strike to Pandey if he can't hammer the bowlers out of sight.
     
     

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Was it an error to send Vijay Shankar before Dinesh Karthik? Vijay Shankar was expected to slog a few boundaries. He has not done that so far. Barely getting singles
     
     

  • After 17 overs,India 132/4 ( Manish Pandey 28 , Vijay Shankar 12)

    Soumya into his second over. Shankar collects a single off the first ball. Pandey squeezes the ball towards sweeper cover, and coming back for a tight second run, narrowly escaping a run-out. Single off the third ball. Shankar shows good presence of mind to hammer the ball towards the cow-corner fence for a four. Single off the penultimate ball, with Shankar surviving a run-out chance. Pandey survives another run-out chance off the last ball. Nine runs off the over. 


    India need 35 to win off 18 balls with six wickets in hand.

  • FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Shankar, heaving this one towards the cow-corner fence! IND 131/4

  • After 16 overs,India 123/4 ( Manish Pandey 25 , Vijay Shankar 6)

    Pandey hammers the ball towards sweeper cover at the start of Mustafizur's third over, and comes back for a second run. Collects a single next ball. Pandey opens the face of his bat off the penultimate delivery, guiding it past backward point for a boundary. Dot to end the over. Eight off the over, with India needing another 44 off the last 24 balls. 

  • FOUR! Mustafizur overcompensates, and Pandey simply opens the face of his bat to guide the ball past backward point for a four! IND 123/4

  • Mustafizur Rahman brought back into the attack in the 16th over of the innings. 

  • After 15 overs,India 114/4 ( Manish Pandey 17 , Vijay Shankar 6)

    Singles for Pandey and Shankar off the first two deliveries as Sarkar is brought into the attack in the 15th over. Pandey gets his first boundary, getting a thick outside edge that sends the ball flying over third man and away to the fence. Gaining confidence from that shot, Pandey then smacks the ball down the ground off the very next delivery to make it back-to-back fours. 11 off the over. 

    India need 52 to win off 30 balls.

  • FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Pandey now, as he shuffles forward and smacks the ball down the ground! IND 114/4

  • FOUR! Not the best of timing, but the Indians will take that happily, as Pandey gets an outside edge that sends the ball flying over short third man for his first boundary! IND 110/4

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Vijay Shankar has the reputation of being a better batsman than a bowler. That will be put to test today. The asking rate is 10
     
     

  • Soumya Sarkar brought into the attack for the first time, and is given the 15th over. 

  • After 14 overs,India 104/4 ( Manish Pandey 8 , Vijay Shankar 5)

    Nazmul into his final over. Pandey collects a single off the first ball, with Rohit holing out to long on after succumbing to the pressure created by a lack of boundaries. Vijay Shankars is promoted at No 6 ahead of Dinesh Karthik. And Shankar collects the first boundary in 31 balls with a heave towards the midwicket boundary off the penultimate ball of the over, with seven coming off it. 


    India need 63 to win off 36 balls. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    That's a big wicket for Bangladesh. Rohit had used big shots to settle his nerves at the start of the innings. He then was playing a sedate innings, probably wanting to bat through till the end. A sudden rush of blood cost him his wicket at a very key moment. A slog ended in the hands of long on. India not out of the woods.
     
     

  • FOUR! It is Vijay Shankar who breaks the shackles for the Indians, with a heave towards the midwicket boundary! IND 104/4

  • OUT! The pressure created by the lack of boundaries gets the better of Rohit, as he mistimes an attempted slog and holes out to long-on! The Bangladeshis are ecstatic in their celebrations! IND 98/4

    Rohit c Mahmudullah b Nazmul 56(42)

  • After 13 overs,India 97/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 56 , Manish Pandey 6)

    Rohit guides the ball towards the wide long off boundary for a couple of runs at the start of Mustafizur's second over. Singles collected off the next two balls. Six off the over, with 26 deliveries being bowled since the last boundary in the Indian innings. 

  • Mustafizur Rahman brought back into the attack in the 13th over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Captains with two fifty-plus scores in T20 finals:
     
    Brad Hodge
    Angelo Mathews 
    Hamilton Masakadza 
    ROHIT SHARMA* 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most 50-plus scores in T20Is:

     
    18 - Virat Kohli 
    16 - Martin Guptill, ROHIT SHARMA* 
    15 - Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum 

  • After 12 overs,India 91/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 52 , Manish Pandey 4)

    Singles collected off each of the first two deliveries, with the first one bringing up the 14th T20I fifty for Rohit Sharma, and the second successive one in this series. Five singles collected off the over, with India needing another 76 off 48 now. 

India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy final, latest update: DINESH KARTHIK'S ON STRIKE AND HE ENDS IT IN STYLE WITH A SIX! Creams it over wide extra-cover fence, and ends up clearing the boundary rope!

India pull off a thriller and win the Nidahas Trophy 2018!

Preview: Fresh from a thrilling win in their last league game against hosts Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will have their tails up as they prepare to take on a confident India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

In what was a virtual semi-final against the Islanders on Friday, Bangladesh pulled off a brilliant two-wicket win from the jaws of defeat in the final over, which was marred by ugly scenes following the on-field umpires' failure to call the second delivery of the over a no-ball for height.

Bangladesh's intent shows that they are eager to win this tournament and have not come here to make up the numbers which India will be well aware of, considering their consistent rise in the shortest format of the game.

India captain Rohit Sharma and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan. AP

India captain Rohit Sharma and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan. AP

Going into Sunday's final, India with a second-string team minus regular captain Virat Kohli and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will hope their skipper Rohit Sharma will lead from the front and replicate his form in their previous encounter against the same opposition on Wednesday.

Rohit struck a brilliant 61-ball 89, his 13th T20 half century and was well supported by veteran left-hander Suresh Raina (47) as India edged past the Bangladeshis by 17 runs to seal their spot in the final.

Rohit's opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has also been amongst the runs during the tournament even as the men-in-blue would hope for some fireworks from the likes of Lokesh Rahul and the middle order comprising Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey.

Among the bowlers, teenaged off-spinner Washington Sundar has been the find of the tournament with his exploits in the powerplay overs, while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has supported him well.

If India are to restrict the Bangladeshis, the rookie pace department, comprising Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and all-rounder Vijay Shankar will need to complement the spin duo.

On the other hand, bolstered by the return of regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh will definitely go all out in the summit clash.

Their top order comprising Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah have been amongst the runs while Liton Das seems the only weak link at the top.

The Bangladeshis will also be wary of Washington Sundar, who ripped through the top order in the previous tie.

Bangladesh's bowling department led by Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain have troubled the Indians more often than not and will aim to replicate that in the final. Left-spinner Shakib's inclusion has only added more spice to the contest.

Squads:
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh Pant.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2018





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