Dinesh Karthik entered the crease at the time India needed 34 runs off 12 balls. He slammed 3 sixes and 2 balls in the nerve-taking fight. India had to encounter tough bowling by Bangladesh in the death overs in the final match of Nidahas tri-national series.Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened the game for India to chase 167 runs off 20 overs. Rohit Sharma thrashed Mehdi Hasan by 16 runs off 3 balls in the second over. Then, Shakib Al Hasan entered to the bowl and picked Dhawan’s wicket at the score of 10 runs. Suresh Raina entered at No.3 and got dismissed with 3 balls. He was caught by Mushfiqur Rahim in the bowling of Rubel Hossain. That is his first wicket in this match.
KL Rahul joined Rohit Sharma and supported him to rebuild the innings. Rohit Sharma scored 7000 runs in the T20Is and made his place among Raina and Virat Kohli. This duo made a 50 run stand and KL Rahul made his 500 runs in T20Is. He departed by a simple catch to the fielder during the spell of Rubel Hossain.
Manish Pandey joined Rohit Sharma and by that time Rohit finished his half-century.Manish Pandey was in a dangling position in the beginning and due to that pressure, Rohit gave up his wicket to Nazmul Islam at the score of 56 runs. That was Nazmul Islam’s first match in the series.
Vijay Shankar came into the crease to add to the score and Pandey tried to reduce the pressure by scoring boundaries. Vijay Shankar also added a few boundaries to the scoreboard. Vijay Shankar was batting for the team for the first time on international grounds.
Mustafizur Rahim came back to attack and bowled an excellent 18th over. He managed to restrict Vijay Shankar. Vijay Shankar wasted four balls in that over and the team fell into pressure to score 34 runs off 12 balls. On the other hand, Manish Pandey lost his cool and departed by a simple catch to the fielder at the score of 27 runs off 28 balls.
Dinesh Karthik entered the crease in the 19th over and tried to keep the Indian innings alive by scoring 6,4,6,0,2,4 in that over.
By 20th over, India needed 13 runs off 6 balls and by the first five balls of the over, only 7 runs were scored and Vijay Shankar was dismissed by that time. Karthik was on the strike for the last ball of the match and he thrashed Soumya Sarkar with a six to help out India clinch the Nidahas tournament.
Earlier, Bangladesh scored 166 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Sabbir Rahman’s knock of 77 runs contributed a decent score for the team and Mehdi Hasan slammed 18 runs from a single over in the spell of Shardul Thakur.
Jayadev Unadkat and Yuzwendra Chahal managed to take 5 wickets in this match.
Dinesh Karthik was awarded the man of the match title and Washington Sundar won the man of the series award.
Bangladesh 166/8 off 20 overs, Sabbir Rahman 77, Mahmudullah 21
Yuzwendra Chahal 3/18
India 168/6 off 20 overs, Rohit Sharma 56, Dinesh Karthik 29*
Rubel Hossain 2/35