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  • 11:09 PM IST

    Washington Sundar is the Man of the Tournament. He says, “It means a lot, especially such an award at such a young age. I really need to thank my family for this. It’s a challenging role [bowling in Powerplay] but when playing for India, it’s just an honour. I’ve always wanted to read the batsmen’s mind, and that’s what I have been trying to do.”

  • 11:04 PM IST

    Dinesh Karthik is the Man of the Match. He humbly puts it, “It was not that easy to bat there. The way Mustafizur bowled… So I just had to go out there and hit the ball hard. I have been practicing to hit through the line and luckily it came out well. The Indian team is a tough place to get an opportunity, but once you get it, you have to take it. And credit to the backroom staff, they have always supported me and I’m really happy.”

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  • 10:46 PM IST

    Dinesh Karthik’s innings today. 6, 4, 6, 0, 2, 4, 1, 6

  • 10:40 PM IST

    DK smacks it over extra cover for a six. India have won. They have pulled off a sensational victory. What a win! Bangladesh, tough luck. DK has played an unbelievable innings!

  • 10:38 PM IST

    Good shot from Shankar under tremendous pressure. He bisects between the gully and short third man for a single. 5 off 2 balls. Shankar goes aerial. There is a mix up between the long-off and long-on fielder. Rebound off the long-on fielder and the long off takes it. India run two and Sundar on strike.

    OUT! Vijay Shankar c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Soumya Sarkar 17 (19)
  • 10:34 PM IST

    Karthik gets a single. It puts Shankar back on strike. 9 needed off 3. Bangladesh are favourites herem undoubtedly.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    A wide and another play and miss from Shankar. This is terrible and foolish from Shankar. India manage a single. 10 off 4 balls. Karthik back on strike. That’s what is important if you are an Indian fan!

  • 10:30 PM IST

    6 4 6 0 2 and DK ends with a boundary. What a spectacular ramp shot! This is crazy stuff. India are back in the game. Fizz is done with his spell. Karthik has played a blinder. India need 12 off the final over.

  • 10:28 PM IST

    Another SIX! DK is turning the heat on Bangladesh. It’s 19 off 8 balls now. Can he pull off the impossible or Bangladesh register the first ever T20I win over India?

  • 10:27 PM IST

    DK gets a four now. India need 24 off 10 balls.

  • 10:25 PM IST
    Dinesh Karthik picks the first ball off Rubel to six. This is madness. Why he wasn’t batting!
  • 10:24 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: What’s happening here? India have Karthik in the dugout! Four misses and a single. Bangladesh are cruising towards the trophy. Four dots, one leg-bye and Pandey falls. It’s Bangladesh’s game to lose from here. A tournament defining over from Fizz.

    OUT! Manish Pandey c Sabbir Rahman b Mustafizur Rahman 28 (27)

  • 10:20 PM IST

    Two swing and misses off Fizz. What is Shankar doing? Where is Karthik?

  • 10:18 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Shakib continues to gamble. Soumya continues. Shankar gets a single. Pandey slays a yorker through off-side for two. Is it two because there was a run out opportunity? Well, he is safe. The throw was wide. Just a single. Four off the first three. Soumya is mixing his gentle medium pace well. This isn’t looking good for India. Shankar finds the gap, finally. Gets it past deep midwicket fielder for four. Soumya fires in a yorker and India manage a run. A direct hit from Soumya would have seen Shankar run out. Well, what happened there? Is it a run out? Brilliant from Soumya, stops a full fledged stroke from Manish and fires in a direct hit. Manish’s super quick reflexes save him. Soumya almost pulled off a Roger Harper. Well, the excitement gets me exaggerating. India need 35 runs off 18 balls.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Mustafizur starts with a widish short ball. Manish slams it on the off-side and sprints too. He follows it with a single. Shankar misses and it’s dot. A short and another miss. India run a leg-bye. Smart ball from Fizz. Wide, outside off and Pandey glides it through the vacant region past gully for a boundary. The over ends with a wild swing from Pandey and a dot. The required rate shoots to 11.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Soumya Sarkar with his medium pace. This is India’s chance to capitalise. Shankar’s pull fetches a single. Pandey miscues a heave, gets an edge past thirdman boundary for four. Pandey steps down the wicket and rockets it past the non-striker for another boundary. The Soumya gamble hasn’t worked for Bangladesh. 11 off five so far and he ends the over with a brilliant yorker. India need 52 off the last five overs.

  • 10:04 PM IST

  • 10:03 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Nazmul continues and the pressure created by Manish prompts Rohit to go for a big one. He miscues and falls. Doesn’t connect the slog sweep. Is it where India lose it? Bangladesh are back in the contest. Superb stuff for maintaining the pressure. Vijay Shankar promoted. He gets a slog sweep for four. Seven off the over.


    OUT! Rohit Sharma c Mahmudullah b Nazmul Islam 56 (42)
  • 9:57 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Nazmul’s over goes for five. Fizz into the attack. Four off the first three. Bangladesh have come back well in the last couple of overs. For India, Rohit is the key. Manish has been far from his best. Five off 12 as of now. He gets a risky run to keep the strike. A direct hit would have seen him back. India need 70 off 7 overs. The required rate has soared to 10. 13 runs off last three overs.

  • 9:51 PM IST

  • 9:49 PM IST

    Fifty for Rohit Sharma. His 14th in T20Is.

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  • 9:48 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: Shakib comes to bowl his last over. Two singles, followed by two dots. Two former Kolkata Knight Riders’ players here. Manish and Shakib have shared the dressing room many a times. Four dots. Only two off it. Shakib mixes flight with flatter balls to finish with 4-0-28-1. Good show by the Bangladeshi skipper.

Live Cricket Score, India vs Bangladesh 2018, Nidahas Trophy Final at Colombo
This is the second time India and Bangladesh are squaring off in a tournament final. The first was in 2016 Asia Cup T20 (Image courtesy: AFP)

Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Nidahas Trophy 2018. After six matches, we are all set for the final between India and Bangladesh at R Premadasa. I, Suvajit Mustafi, will be providing with live updates, analysis and best of tweets from social space.

Only if Bangladesh batters in the middle had listened to their skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s commands of walking out, Sri Lanka would have been playing the final. It’s unfortunate that the hosts, Sri Lanka, have not qualified for the tournament final. The tournament’s purpose is to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 70 years of independence. Their exit was marked by a sensational Bangladesh victory on Friday amid ugly scenes.

Yes, ugly. Bangladesh cricketers are lucky to get away with minor punishment for collectively showing grievance against umpire’s decision and almost walking off the park. The incident overshadowed Mahmudullah’s brilliant innings that consisted a penultimate-ball six to guide Bangladesh to the final. Hopefully, the final will be more about cricket.

Nidahas Trophy 2018 Final, Preview and Likely XIs: Bangladesh’s best chance to register maiden win against a second string but favourites India
Nidahas Trophy 2018 Final, Preview and Likely XIs: Bangladesh’s best chance to register maiden win against a second string but favourites India

The second string India, led by Rohit Sharma, are favourites despite missing out on key players. They beat Bangladesh on both the league games extending their T20I head-to-head 7-0 against their little neighbours.

Bangladesh’s best chance lies in keeping the inexperienced Indian bowling under pressure with their power-packed batting that they managed to do last week against Sri Lanka.

With rain and thunderstorm predicted, it’s no brainer that fielding will be the preferred choice after toss.

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

Bangladesh’s Likely XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam.

Suvajit Mustafi consumes cricket for lunch, fiction for dinner and munches numerous other snacks throughout the day. Yes, a jack of several trades, all Suvajit dreamt of was being India’s World Cup winning skipper but ended up being a sports writer, author, screenwriter, director, copywriter, graphic designer, sports marketer, strategist, entrepreneur, philosopher and traveller. Donning so many hats, it’s cricket which gives him the ultimate high and where he finds solace. He can be followed at @RibsGully [Twitter] and rivu7 [Facebook].