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  • 10:36 PM IST

    Well and it’s not Sundar. Sundar has to be satisfied being the Emerging Player as Rohit walks away with the Man of the Match. Why do bowlers get a raw deal most of the time? Rohit played a good knock but Bangladesh were derailed early on and a team that chased down 215 four days back were restricted under 160.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    Ind 7

    Ban 0

  • 10:26 PM IST

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Mushfiqur cuts it late for a four and follows it with a glorious drive for another boundary. This has been a lone hand, tremendous knock but on a losing cause. No Nagin Dance tonight. Siraj ends with back-to-back dots. India have won by 17 runs and qualified to the tournament final. My man of the match is Washington Sundar.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    Mehedi falls to Siraj’s change of pace. Bangladesh need 27 off 4 balls.

    OUT! Mehedi Hasan Miraz c Suresh Raina b Mohammed Siraj 7 (6)
  • 10:17 PM IST

  • 10:16 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Here is Thakur. Starts with two and then targets the off-stump and Mushi misses. Now a good change of pace, and yields one. This has been fabulous death bowling from Thakur. Another slower and Mehedi gets it away for one. It is slipping away from Bangladesh. Five runs off five balls and the over ends with a dot. Shardul has completely swung the tide to India’s favour. Siraj will have to break Shradul’s record of the second-most expensive over for India to let Bangladesh win. Odds are low.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: A bit of width for Mushfiqur from Siraj and he has plenty of time to cut it for four. Mushfiqur reaches fifty. What a knock this has been! The little man now ramps it over short fine leg for another boundary. A missed run out opportunity from Raina/Siraj. Mehedi was a goner. Good comeback from Siraj after the initial pounding. He bowls a full toss and Mushi gets it high and he is caught-and-bowled. Is he? Tough on Siraj, it’s a no-ball and the free-hit rocket to thirdman boundary. Good hit from Mehedi. There will be no more Indian effigies burned in Dhaka streets now. Bangladesh need 33 off 2 overs.

  • 10:05 PM IST

  • 10:04 PM IST
    Eight from the Thakur over and he managed to clean up Sabbir. He lets out a loud cry to celebrate. Good comeback from Shardul after the battering he received in his first over.

    OUT! Sabbir Rahman b Shardul Thakur 27 (23)

  • 10:03 PM IST

  • 9:59 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Sunder into the attack. Hasn’t he bowled brilliantly? And he continues to do that. At 18, such maturity is amazing. He keeps following the batters, giving away nothing. Just four off it and at this stage. The required rate shoots above 14. Sundar finishes with 4-0-22-3. If India seal it, he is my Man of the Match.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Shardul almost pulled off a stunner running in from deep midwicket. Shankar doesn’t get a wicket and important for Bangladesh that they get three runs. Brilliant from Shankar. He almost had Sabbir run out with acrobatics off his own bowling. Only seven off the over. Shankar finishes with 4-0-28-0.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Thakur comes back well. 1 1 0 1 1 and 1. Five off the over. India need these. Bangladesh’s required-rate has crossed 11. The important thing for them is that they have both, Mushfiqur and Sabbir at the crease.

  • 9:45 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Chahal is back into the attack. He is tossing it up and varying the length and pace. He is bowling it wide and this has been a brilliant over. Four off the first five balls which includes a leg-bye and guess what, as I type this, he has bowled a short ball and Sabbir pulls him over midwicket for a six. Whew. Bangladesh need 73 runs off 42 balls.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Shankar is greeted with a delightful loft over off-side for a boundary. Bangladesh are 84 after 11.1 overs, a score India reach after 12 overs. Sabbir gets into the act. He hasn’t really been in great form. Can he be the partner Mushfiqur wants? 13 off the over. Bangladesh are back in the game, they need 84 off 8 overs.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal has gone past Ravindra Jadeja. Read more. Mushfiqur has struck a delightful boundary to bring the target below hundred.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Shankar bowls another brilliant over. Just three comes off it. Siraj is back into the attack and Mushfiqur pulls him through midwicket for a boundary. Bangladesh need many such more.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    OUT! Mahmudullah was getting impatient due to Chahal keeping the balls away from him. Chahal continued to keep the ball slow in the air, and got rewarded. The Bangladesh skipper went for a pull, couldn’t find the right connect and was caught at deep.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Vijay Shankar bowls his first over. Only three off the first five balls. India sneaking in with good overs. Last 12 balls has just seen 9 runs. Only four from Shankar’s over.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    Another five-run over from Chahal.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: The big wicket of Tamim. The pressure caves in and Tamim gives in. Mushfiqur gets a run off the first ball and it’s followed with two dots. Tamim looking for a boundary on the leg, miscues a sweep and loses his leg-stump. Mahmudullah starts with two back-to-back boundaries. Bangladesh aren’t giving up.

    OUT! Tamim Iqbal b Washington Sundar 27 (19)
  • 9:08 PM IST

    Briliant start for Chahal. He starts with a three-run over. Pressure is building on Bangladesh and it’s the pair of Tamim and Mushfiqur that they will rely on.

  • 9:05 PM IST

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Now Soumya departs. Looks for a heave and the ball darts in. Sundar is an intelligent bowler. Big blow for Bangladesh.

    OUT! Soumya Sarkar b Washington Sundar 1 (3)
  • 8:59 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Almost a repeat for Shardul from the first match of the tournament. He had gone for 27 in his first over. The over goes for 0 4 6 4 4 1. 19 of the over.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Mohammad Siraj to start. It’s a pressure game. It’s never easy to comeback into the side in such pressure cooker games. He starts with a dot, Tamim then slashes a width ball for a boundary. Eight off the first over. Washington Sundar starts with another successful over. He keeps troubling Liton, who manages a boundary and then falls to Sundar’s trap. He charges out and a short wide does the trick.

    OUT! Liton Das st Dinesh Karthik b Washington Sundar 7 (7)
  • 8:39 PM IST

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Ind v Ban Live Updates: Brilliant bowling at the death by Rubel. Wicket, leg bye, three singles and Rohit is run out off the final ball. No hundred for him but he has got a very important 89. But has India got enough? That’s just two runs more than what they got against Sri Lanka in the first game. Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik remains not out for the fourth consecutive time. Raina says that the wicket was slow and wasn’t very easy to bat on.

    OUT! Rohit Sharma run out (Rubel Hossain) 89 (61)
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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Nidahas Trophy 2018. Table-toppers India will take on Bangladesh in the fifth T20I of the tournament. India, with two wins, are topping the table whereas Bangladesh, who suffered a defeat against India and beat Sri Lanka empathically on Saturday are at the bottom. Another win will see India cruise into the tournament finale.

Bangladesh are yet to win a T20I against India. The scoreline reads 6-0 in favour of India. However, Bangladesh pulled off a historic win over Sri Lanka on Saturday, where they chased down 215, the highest successful chase by an Asian side and the fourth highest overall.

This might be Bangladesh’s best opportunity to fill their barren column against India in T20Is. The Rohit Sharma-led India have several of the mainstays missing. Bangladesh too are without the services of Shakib Al Hasan and despite India’s understrength, the fringe players have done remarkably since their defeat against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener.

Nidahas Trophy 2018, 5th T20, Preview, Likely XIs: India eye final berth, Bangladesh look to build on gained momentum
Nidahas Trophy 2018, 5th T20, Preview, Likely XIs: India eye final berth, Bangladesh look to build on gained momentum

India may not want to experiment in this crucial encounter with a step away from final and are expected to go in with the same XI, while Bangladesh may drop the out of form Taskin Ahmed.

Here’s my likely XIs:

Bangladesh’s Likely XI: Tamim Iqbal, SoumyaSarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam

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