India entered the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 cricket tournament on Wednesday after a 17-run win over Bangladesh. Chasing 177 runs, Bangladesh fell short by 17 runs after they finished their 20 overs with 159/6. Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 72 as he missed out guiding his team to a win. Washington Sundar was the star bowler for the Indians as he struck thrice in quick succession sending back Tamim Iqbal (27), Liton Das (7) and Soumya Sarkar (1) to the pavilion in the first six overs. Mushfiqur and Sabbir Rahman tried their best to reach the target set by India but some better bowling by the Indians in the latter stages saw their efforts go in vain. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal took a wicket each for India. (Scorecard)
Earlier, Skipper Rohit Sharma (89) led from the front and helped India post 176/3 against Bangladesh in the fifth match of the tri-series. Indian openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (35) clicked at the right time and gave the crucial start when needed the most. Skipper Rohit, who was out of form for quite a long time, returned to the form and slammed his 13th fifty (off 42 balls). Suresh Raina (47) also contributed handsomely to the cause. On the other hand, Bangladesh bowlers struggled right from the start. The fielders failed to restrict the Indian batsmen, thanks to some sloppy work on the outfield.
Put in to bat, India started off on a perfect note as the openers forged a 70-run partnership before Dhawan was clean bowled by Rubel Hossain. His 27-ball knock was laced with five boundaries and one six. Experienced left-arm batsman Raina then joined Rohit and the duo played sensibly. In the process, Rohit completed his half-century and helped India to cross 100-run mark in 14th over. Raina also played as expected from him. The Uttar Pradesh batsman dispatched the bad balls perfectly while rotating the strike.
When and Where to watch: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN)
(IND) Vs (BAN) is scheduled for a 7 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.
India: DSport, DD Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)
Sri Lanka: SLRC
South Africa: SuperSport
USA: Willow TV
UK: Sky Sports
Canada: ATN Cricket Plus HD
MENA: OSN Sports Cricket HD