India vs Bangladesh Cricket Score Nidahas Trophy Final: That’s a strong finish from Bangladesh, with Sabbir Rahman leading the way with 77 off 50 balls. It was his fourth half-century in T20Is and it was a much-needed effort. After winning the toss Rohit Sharma had put Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladesh had lost three wickets to spin inside the Powerplay, which made Rohit Sharma bowl out his spinners early, gambling that if he took out enough of the specialist batsmen, the death overs won’t cost too much. But Sabbir’s presence was a spanner in those plans, with his scoops over fine leg and slogs over midwicket, he helped Bangladesh amass 84 runs in the last eight overs – a time when India had to persist with their fast bowlers. Vijay Shankar and Shardul Thakur were smacked for more than 10 runs per over to set up this formidable total. But remember, all signs suggest batting might be better as the night wears on, with perhaps even some dew coming into play. India certainly believed so with they won the toss and chose to bowl. Now they have to back it up.
Here are India vs Bangladesh final T20I Cricket Score and Updates:
10:43 pm: Soumya Sarkar is buckled over. He is inconsolable. He needs his captain to lift him up off the ground. For a part-time bowler to be given the final over, to handle this kind of pressure, is a lot of work and he tackled it gamely. But Karthik is a sensational finisher in T20 cricket, he does it time and again in the IPL, and for his state side Tamil Nadu. Came in to bat after a wicket maiden from Bangladesh’s gun bowler, Mustafizur Rahman, when the match was firmly in Bangladesh’s favour.
10: 31 pm: Anyone missing Dhoni?
10:30 pm: Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. India need 16 off the last 9 balls and the next six will be bowled by Rubel Hossain
10:20 pm: India need 35 runs off 18 balls in the final. And it’s Mustafizur again. His cutters are going to be incredibly difficult to negotiate under this much pressure.
10:18 pm: They need a blinder” – it is on days like these that we remember Hardik Pandya’s contributions. Hope Manish and Shankar deliver, both will be judged by this innings of theirs.
10:14 pm: They need a blinder. The required rate is surging, it’s up at 11 now. I think India have missed a trick by not sending Dinesh Karthick. His experience would have helped immensely to tackle the final few overs.
10:08 pm: Irrespective of the outcome of this match, I hope it teaches this young Indian team that in crucial matches like tournament Finals, if you win the toss, you bat first.
10:06 pm: BD got that wicket because they dried up the runs very well. Important they don’t start leaking them again and make sure they focus on sending Pandey back as soon as possible. Us BD fans know it can NEVER be over when BD is playing against IND and is remotely ahead…” —- They’ve gone for Soumya Sarkar’s part-time pace
10:01 pm: Nazmul Islam to Sharma, OUT, taken at long-on! Rohit’s gone and Bangladesh have pulled ahead in this final! India’s captain has been timing them like a dream all night. But this time, going for a slog sweep at a ball that doesn’t really give him enough room, he skews it high rather than long.
9:57 pm: With all those 4s and 6s Rohit has played 15 dot balls out of 38 which is way too many for a player of his class. And talking about boundaries, they’ve also dried up for quite a time now atleast from Rohit’s end.
9:54 pm: Time for Fizz to deliver,,,Its been long when he has won a match by himself for Bangladesh..
9:53 pm: With that Shakib’s over India’s RR is 9 now! Can india overcome the pressure?
9:49 pm: India need 81 off 54 balls, with seven wickets in hand. It’ll all come down to how long Rohit is out there now
9:43 pm: Rubel Hossain to Rahul, OUT, top-edges the pull and it lands safely in the hands of deep square leg. Poor cricket from Rahul. This partnership had Bangladesh on the mat and he slides open the door to let them see the light. A short ball, outside off, getting too big for him to yank over to the leg side becomes his undoing.9:28 pm: Shakib Al Hasan to Rahul, SIX runs, hammers it over deep midwicket. India are pushing ahead of the asking rate, although they are being helped out with the bowlers missing their lengths. This is too short.
9:26 pm: Rohit now has the midas-touch.. “All he touches turns golden runs”.
9:20 pm: Nazmul Islam to Sharma, FOUR runs, mid-off is up and so Rohit dances down the track, gets inside the line of the ball and
9:17 pm: Sharma has to play a captain’s knock here…they need to slow down. Couple of more wickets here and it will be all over for India. They need a partnership for sure.
9:15 pm: Rubel Hossain to Raina, OUT, caught behind down leg but the umpire signals wide. Mushfiqur is adamant. He wants a review. And Bangladesh taken it. It’s a short ball down leg. Raina shuffles inside the line and gets an inside edge on the pull shot through to the keeper, who moves to his right and takes a regulation catch. India are two down early, in a big chase, in a final.
9:01 pm: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out. Bangladesh are already in their assigned fielding positions. It’s game on in Colombo. It shall be spin to start as captain Shakib Al Hasan takes the new ball, jogging in around the wicket.
8:44 pm. Thakur to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, FOUR runs, slices it away to the third man boundary! These are useful runs!
8:37 pm: Unadkat to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, knocks him over! And Unadkat screams in triumph (nowhere near the batsman, so no demerits).
8:30 pm: run-out chance! And though India muck that up, they are reviewing a lbw call made against them. Good ball from Thakur, yorker length, having Sabbir play around his front pad. Replays suggest it should be going down leg. No bat there either
8:23 pm: Shankar to Sabbir Rahman, SIX runs, soars into the stands at deep midwicket! Sabbir picks the slower ball, clears his front leg and slogs it with considerable power.
8:19 pm: That 21-ball 50 from Mustafizur might actually be needed right now!
8:16 pm: Shankar to Mahmudullah, OUT, absolute chaos and Mahmudullah is run-out! The only batsman to put India under pressure and his wicket has been gifted away. The action begins with a slower ball, which Mahmudullah is beaten by. It breaks off the pitch, away from him, as he tries to flick and is hit on the pad. Sabbir is gunning for the quick single. He’s halfway down the pitch, he reaches the batting crease, with Mahmudullah having taken a couple of exploratory steps before deciding there is no single. Karthik picks up the ball, exploits the madness by underarming it through to Shardul, who fumbles, adding to the drama. Mahmudullah starts running now, at full tilt, But the bowler is able to regain control of the ball and runs it to the stumps
8:10 pm: Shakib isn’t REALLY a hitter of 6s and I doubt he has gained any timing to begin with seeing as though he was just flown here to play straight from injury. Mahmudullah and Sabbir really need to get a move on here, the 2s in the previous over should’ve happened right from the start, not just when Mahmudullah comes to the crease.
8:03 pm: Really aggressive this by Rohit and India. Going All-out with Chahal and Sundar upfront. But this also means 8 off last 9 will have to be bowled by Thakur,Unadkat and Shankar.
7:55 pm: Mushfiq got out because he was forced into playing such a shot due to Sabbir’s inability to rotate the strike and keep momentum in an innings. Cricket isn’t just hitting balls out of the park sometimes and defending the rest of the time. In his 4 years playing as a pure batsman in intl cricket, he still hasn’t learnt that. Hasn’t hit one century ever, and you still keep him in your team.
7:44 pm: No reason for despair. Run a ball so far even with three down. 13 overs remain and bangladesh have learnt enough to post a competitive (170+) total. As an Indian fan, I am sure bangladesh will take this one down to the last few balls. I have preserved my nails for tonight.
7:40 pm: Regardless of the result tonight, this small little tournament has been a success for india. They have found ‘S’ trio who seem to belong to this stage in Shankar, Sundar and Shardul
7:36 pm: Oh come on! First over got me all excited as a BD fan, thinking that it was a good start. Liton goes in typical Liton fashion, Tamim gets out, Sabbir’s going to soak up some dot deliveries again and get stumped going for a typical hoick, Mushfiq’s going to go for a slog sweep towards cow corner but get a top-edge and out, Shakib’s going to cut it straight to point and Mahmudullah is going to get cleaned up with a fantastic yorker. Time to sleep instead of watching another BD final loss at 12am” —- Come on now, it’s all just set up for Mustafizur to hit a 21-ball fifty! Do you really wanna miss that?
7:32 pm: Chahal to Soumya Sarkar, OUT, sweeps straight to square leg! Attacking batting… at it’s worst? Sarkar is new to the crease. Chahal is one of India’s match-winners. And he takes a length ball on middle and gift wraps it for Dhawan to collect
7:17 pm: The way Jaydev Unadkat has been performing I do not understand the reason behind the high price that Jaydev Unadkat got in the IPL auction. This series and the last one against South Africa have shown where he stands in international cricket. He is predictable with his slower balls and always gives a boundary ball every over. No wonder he has conceded the most sixes in the tournament. — Oh the IPL auction exists in a parallel dimension. Don’t put too much by it.
7:13 pm: I have seen that Ind vs Ban matches have been very lively for one reason or another. This was just a usual tri-nation tournament but this final seems like a big ICC tournament final. May be players have realised that it’s more precious as this tournament is being played after 20 years.
7:10 pm: Washington Sundar is the highest wicket-taker with seven wickets against his name.
7:05 pm: In 1998 Sharjah tri-series final to start and many more where India won chasing. Even a Tri-series final beating Srilanka with Dhoni smashing 10+ runs in the final over.
7:00 pm: The national anthems are done. We can finally turn our attention to the cricket. Huzzah. Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das stride out to the middle. India’s fielders are already in their places. The new ball is in the hands of Jaydev Unadkat, who will run in left-arm… over the wicket to the left-hander?
6:51 pm: India has a bad record in chasing targets during Finals. 03WC and 17CT come to mind immediately.
6:38 pm: India have won the toss and they will bowl. “Looks a good track, looks a little bit dry, But over the course of this tournament, we have seen the wicket gets better and better as the game progresses. So its better to have a target on the board,” Rohit Sharma says. “i’m a firm believer in putting runs on the board, but we can’t do that here, we have seen that teams have won chasing more often. One change, Jaydev Unadkat in place of Mohammed Siraj.
6:30 pm: Pitch and conditions: This is a brand new pitch,” says Brett Lee. “There’s a beautiful covering of grass. And it’s very very hard. That new ball is going to fly through and I think as the game goes on, it will get some turn and the slower bouncer will be a very good bouncer. A par score might be around 180-190”
6:24 pm: Last 2 matches between Bangladesh and India, IND won pretty convincingly so I honestly don’t think this final will be anything interesting. BD only just scraped 2 wins against SL, that too against a side they’ve been playing against for the past 3 months. Regardless of that, I really want to see BD come out full guns blazing and really go for the trophy. Shakib’s return definitely brought that fight and determination for BD, albeit a little excessive. Hope it comes good tonight.
6:18 pm: Finale time and we are set.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2018
6:12 pm: Stats and trivia: Mahmudullah is four runs short of completing 1000 in T20 Internationals. He will be the fourth Bangladesh batsman to the milestone after Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.
5:30 pm: Form guide
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Here are India vs Bangladesh Final T20 squads:
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat