Nidahas Trophy Final, India vs Bangladesh: Everything you need to know

Bangladesh's two-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 tri-series helped them enter the final where they will take on India.

Needing five off the final delivery, Karthik smashed Soumya Sarkar over extra-cover as a second-string Indian side held its nerve in a tense situation to chase down a target of 167 in 20 overs. Karthik could manage just one in the next ball to leave the equation at nine from three balls. Then came Karthik who took India to victory.

To round off, Rohit thanked Sri Lankan fans for coming out and supporting India.

In the last over, Mehidy Hasan (19 not out) took 18 runs off Shardul Thakur (0/45) who had a forgettable outing.

"Regrettable and unacceptable" is how Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala has described the behaviour of the Bangladeshi team during their crucial match against the hosts on Friday night. He has smashed Nazmul Islam for a six and four. We saw the leg umpire signalling a no ball and that's why we were complaining. The young spinner concedes 17 runs from his first over.

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They arrived three times and scored three goals. "The special plans is to try to defend well", he told reporters. Ferdinand added: "When I went to my opponent's box and the ball came up to me, I couldn't see nearly anything".

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat and Yuzvendra Chahal. As far as the bowlers are concerned, Washington Sundar has been a revelation. Both Jaydev Unadkat and Mohammed Siraj have proved to be expensive.

Furious at the decision, an agitated Shakib came down to the boundary and waved at his batsmen to return to the pavilion before relenting as Bangladesh registered a momentous win. However, he will need the pace department to back him ably. To see the ball properly and try to hit accordingly.

"The two cricket boards have (had) good relations for the last 10-15 years". Next over, Chahal's first, provided two more wickets. The left-hander jumped out at the invitation and his lofted shot had elevation but couldn't clear the distance.

In the next over, the risky Iqbal followed suit thanks to an acrobatic catch by Thakur on the very edge of the long-on boundary off Chahal's bowling. While the likes of Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik have also been among the runs. Rahman, along with Mushfiqur Rahim, stabilised the innings with a 35-run stand for the fourth wicket in 5.1 overs.

Sabbir, however, continued to play his strokes - some cheeky, a few streaky and some confident ones in between. Their spirited performance in Colombo on Friday showed that their bowling department is equally firing and the addition of veteran Shakib-Al-Hasan has only added more to the squad.

  • Regina Holmes