Player of the Match
Player of the Match
43dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Rohit and Sundar carry India into final

Rohit Sharma's 102-run second-wicket partnership with Suresh Raina lifted India to 176, a score that proved 17 runs beyond Bangladesh, despite another fifty from Mushfiqur Rahim

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
89(61) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 4 3 5 10 7 16 36
Mushfiqur Rahim
72(55) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 4 3 13 16 14 8 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Washington Sundar
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Rubel Hossain
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

14 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 2, Bangladesh 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 159/6 (18 runs required, RR: 7.95)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim72 (55b)
  • Abu Hider0 (0b)
  • Mohammed Siraj4-0-50-1
  • SN Thakur4-0-37-1

10.40pm That's all from us tonight. Who will meet India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy? We'll find out in a few days. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the 5th match from the tri-series tournament. This is Sreshth, and on behalf of Nikhil and Ranjith, signing off. Bye bye!

10.30pm Football fans can head here to watch Bayern Munich in the Champions League, which kicks off at 10:30 PM IST. Juventus are in action in Serie A at the same time.

Meanwhile, here's the presentation. Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.

Winning captain, Rohit Sharma: "as I said at the toss, it was important for me to return to form. Although, I felt we were 10-15 short, but they bowled well at the death. Anyway, Washington's spell up front was magical. It's not easy for a spinner to bowl with the new ball, so hats off to him. The rest of the bowlers executed their plans perfectly too at the back end. The pitch wasn't the usual wicket, and the ball was gripping. It wasn't easy to hit on the up as well, so I decided to take some time getting set. I knew the new batsmen would find it tough. Raina's been in terrific form too, so hope he does well in the final too. Washington has been courageous to take the ball from me, not afraid to flight the ball, and he's very clear on what he wants to execute. That allows me to breathe easy. When a bowler knows what field to set, that talks a lot about that individual. He bowled well in SL as well. Before Siraj's final over, all I told him was to keep it simple. I just wanted him to continue bowling the back-of-the-length ball because we found that tough to hit as well. Whatever I've seen of him, he can execute those plans. I can understand nerves, but he's a great talent. He will go strength to strength. Wasn't a great game for him, but he's a great talent."

Losing captain, Mahmudullah: "our effort was there, but we needed someone else to contribute with the bat. We wanted a flying start, but the early wickets made us lose momentum. Also, if we would've conceded ten less runs then we could've won. While bowling, our plan was to bowl the yorker but we didn't execute them properly. Looking forward to the SL game, we will try to come hard at them."

Sai Anoop: "The contribution of Vijay Shankar shouldn't go unnoticed because Bangladesh could have attacked him, but he kept things simple and went at only 7 an over which deserves some appreciation."

10.20pm With that win, India are through to the final of the Nidahas Trophy. Mushfiqur Rahim's lone fight just wasn't good enough tonight as the rest of his team-mates crumbled to spin. First, it was Washington Sundar's three wickets inside the Powerplay that made things difficult for Bangladesh. After that, Shardul Thakur returned well in his second spell to keep things quiet. The game, however, was set up by India's top three. Rohit hit 89, Dhawan made 35 and Raina crunched 47 to take them past 170. That score, on this surface, was just too much. All of this means the next match, between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, is a virtual semi-final. The presentation starts in a few minutes.

Shovan: "Siraj is a very good prospect,only this is he didn't get consistent run in the team. He is reminding me of Umesh Yadav in early days. 1 or 2 good ballin the over along with 2 definite boundary ball. But I believe, certainly he will make progress in future."

Hippu: "Thakur just showed how most matches are won or lost in the penultimate over. Last overs remain as mere formalities. "

Kshitij: "And that's another 50 for Siraj. More consistent than Kohli! "

Karthik: "In spite of standout innings from Mushi, his strike rate is below 8rpo, which is well below rrr."

19.6
0
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length wide outside off again. Tries to cut but Mushfiqur can't connect. Through to the keeper on the bounce and India win by 17 runs!

KG: "If Indian National Team cricketers got a Rupee along with each advice they get, they may not need to play IPL

19.5
0
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower ball wide outside off, but well inside the tramlines. Mushfiqur thought it was wide, so let it go. Poor judgment on his behalf
19.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, full on middle stump, backs away and crunches this drive past cover. No chance for Manish Pandey in the deep! What a terrific shot from the Bangladesh keeper
19.4
1w
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, short outside off, but way too short. Loops over Mushfiqur's head and he'll have to bowl that one again. Rohit isn't quite pleased
19.3
4
Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good length on middle stump, angling into Mushi but he glances this over short third man! Well improvised by backing away to the leg side

Saudev Singh: "In the words of Troy Deeney, does Siraj and Pant have the Cojones to play International cricket." -- definitely till 2019, I think.

19.2
W
Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT, good length outside off, flat-batted over the bowler's head, but Raina's safe as a church at long off. Comfortable catch well inside the ropes

Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Raina b Mohammed Siraj 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12Tamim IqbalLiton Das
2nd23Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
3rd5Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
4th21MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
5th65Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
6th24Mushfiqur RahimMehidy Hasan Miraz
7th9Mushfiqur RahimAbu Hider