So that is it from this game. India have now won three games in a row in this tournament and have booked their place in the final. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have everything to play for against Sri Lanka as the winner will join India in the final. That game will be played on the 16th of March in Colombo at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!
Man of the Match and India captain, Rohit Sharma, says it was important for him to step up as he had mentioned in the toss. He felt they were 10-15 runs short and credits the way Bangladesh bowled in the death. Appreciates Washington Sundar's spell at the start. Reckons the wicket was on the slower side as it was gripping and turning. Further adds it was not easy to play the shots and hence he took his time. States the partnership between him and Suresh Raina was key. Acknowledges the courage shown by Sundar as he provided them with the wickets when they needed it. Ends by saying Mohammed Siraj is a great talent and he has the skills to execute what the captain asks for.
Bangladesh captain, Mahmudullah, says he is disappointed with the effort. Credits Mushfiqur Rahim for the way he batted. He feels the chase was on and they needed a good start which they did not get. Reckons 10 runs less would have made a difference. Mentions the plan in the death overs was to take the pace off and stick to their strengths but it did not work out for them. Ends by saying they have an opportunity to prove themselves in the next game and they are looking forward for it.
For India, Washington Sundar was the pick of the bowlers with a three-fer. He was well supported by Chahal and the two combined to end with figures of 8-0-43-4. Siraj, however, once again had a day to forget. He did pick a wicket towards the end but was taken for 50 runs in his 4 overs. Nevertheless, a good victory for India. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Chasing 177 was never going to be easy on a wicket which was a little sluggish and the start for Bangladesh was also not good. They lost the accelerator of their last game, Liton Das, early. Tamim Iqbal though continued playing his shots and got the Bangla Tigers off to a flier. However, Washington Sundar spun a web around the opposition batsmen as he picked up three big wickets in the Powerplay. Mahmudullah did show intent after coming on but he fell prey to another spinner, Chahal. Then Sabbir and Rahim joined forces and did provide hope with a 65-run stand, but once the former departed it was too much of an ask for Rahim who once again notched up a fifty and remained unbeaten.
India are into the finals with another victory over Bangladesh, who are yet to win a T20I game against the Men in Blue. It was all set up by their skipper Rohit Sharma who played an outstanding knock in the first innings and then their bowlers followed it up and ensured they come out on top.
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim
A dot to finish and INDIA WIN BY 17 RUNS! Another slower ball outside off, Rahim goes to cut but misses.
A slower ball outside off, Rahim lets it be thinking it is a wide but it has not been called.
FOUR! This is brilliant by Rahim! It, however, won't make any difference to the result of the game. Take nothing away from his innings though. A full ball outside off, driven through covers for a boundary.
WIDE! A bumper which bounces way above the batsman's head and the umpire signals it a wide.
FOUR! Up and over! Still won't be enough though! A short ball on middle, Rahim upper cuts it across the third man fence for a boundary.
Abu Hider Rony to bat next.
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan
OUT! In the air... taken! Something to rejoice for Siraj as he gets Miraj. He bowls a knuckle ball on middle and on a length. Hasan had to go for the biggie and he does so. He however, does not connect well and lobs it up in the air towards long off where Raina does not drop it.
Shorter in length on middle, Rahim tries to guide it through third man but only gets one for it.
Shardul Thakur to Mehidy Hasan
Again only a run! Take a bow, young man. He got hit for 19 in his first and still finishes with 4-0-37-1. And to add to that, just 5 from the penultimate over. A wide yorker outside off, squeezed towards point for a run. 27 needed of 6. Five sixes are needed to win this game.
Shardul Thakur to Mushfiqur Rahim
Just a single again! 28 more needed! This is exceptional stuff from Thakur. He bowls it on a length around off, Rahim slaps it through covers for a run.
The batsman has taken the risk and lofted it over the covers. They pick up a single.
A full ball at a good speed on middle, hit down the ground for a run.
Excellent, excellent stuff from Thakur. He was taken to the cleaners in his first over but has come back really well. A slower ball outside off, Rahim goes across the line but does not connect.
Wide outside off, eased through covers for a brace.