Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.2 what a caaaaatch! Shardul Thakur is the man, standing on the very edge of the long-on boundary. The ball is still set to lob over him for six... that is until he leaps up and sticks out a hand and comes down with that little white thing in his clutches! But he's about to overbalance! There's one.. two.. three little skips... with his hands spread out to keep himself within the ropes... and he pulls it off! India's spinners are ruling in Colombo and Tamim's efforts to dominate them sends him back. He tries a brazen loft, coming down the track to instill momentum into his shot. But Chahal, with that uncanny ability to know when a batsman will attack him, shifts his line wider to ensure a mis-hit 27/2
    3.2 top edge and it's taken! Beautiful work from Washington! All he does is plant the ball on a length, a shade outside off. Liton therefore thinks he has the room to free his arms and goes for the slog sweep. But the trick here is the slowness of pace. And the preciseness of length. It pitches just before the bat swings, and then bounces over the middle to take the edge. Lovely stuff. 27/1
    18.2 knocks him over! And Unadkat screams in triumph (nowhere near the batsman, so no demerits). This is a slower ball and it will be filed under the age old 'you miss I hit' tactic bowlers regale their grandchildren with over a roaring fire and some marshmallows. 147/7
    4.6 sweeps straight to square leg! Attacking batting... at it's worst? Sarkar is new to the crease. Chahal is one of India's match-winners. And he takes a length ball on middle and gift wraps it for Dhawan to collect 33/3
    10.1 miscues the slice and it's taken! Beautiful bowling from Chahal, but it's fast becoming his signature now. The loopy, wide delivery - this time it's the googly - that confounds a batsman looking to tear him apart. Mushfiqur is reaching away from his body. He plays the on-the-up slash, gets a top edge, and Shankar, running to his right tracks it down and takes it with a good dive. 68/4
    14.2 absolute chaos and Mahmudullah is run-out! The only batsman to put India under pressure and his wicket has been gifted away. The action begins with a slower ball, which beats Mahmudullah. It breaks off the pitch, away from him, as he tries to flick and is hit on the pad. Sabbir is gunning for the quick single. He's halfway down the pitch, he reaches the batting crease, with Mahmudullah having taken a couple of exploratory steps before deciding there is no single. So if anyone is run out, it will be him. Karthik picks up the ball, exploits the madness by throwing it through to Shankar, who fumbles, adding to the drama. Mahmudullah starts running now, at full tilt, But the bowler is able to regain control of the ball and runs it to the stumps 104/5
    16.5 full and outside off, spears it to cover, looks for the quick single, but has he run himself out in the process? Yep. Shankar does well to gather a fierce throw near his ankles and then knock over the stumps before Shakib can reach safety 133/6
    not out
    19
    7
    2
    1
    271.42
    18.3 middle stump takes a beating and it's another slower ball, perfectly in line with the target, and the batsman generously plays all around it. Can't expect much more than a slog from a No. 9 148/8
    not out
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    3
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    Extras
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    166/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.3)
    Did not bat: Nazmul Islam
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Liton Das, 3.2 ov), 2-27 (Tamim Iqbal, 4.2 ov), 3-33 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.6 ov), 4-68 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 10.1 ov), 5-104 (Mahmudullah, 14.2 ov), 6-133 (Shakib Al Hasan, 16.5 ov), 7-147 (Sabbir Rahman, 18.2 ov), 8-148 (Rubel Hossain, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat403328.2572120
    Washington Sundar402015.00110100
    YS Chahal401834.5091000
    SN Thakur4045011.2587110
    V Shankar4048012.0043310
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 taken at mid-on! Excellent effort from the sub-fielder Ariful, running forward and to his right to cling on to a leading edge. Good on Shakib too, holding this ball back even though he is under attack. Dhawan comes down the pitch, looking to flick it in the air over midwicket. But his timing is all whack thanks to Shakib's genius 32/1
    13.2 taken at long-on! Rohit's gone and Bangladesh have pulled ahead in this final! India's captain has been timing them like a dream all night. But this time, going for a slog sweep at a ball that doesn't really give him enough room, he skews it high rather than long 98/4
    3.3 caught behind down leg but the umpire signals wide. Mushfiqur is adamant. He wants a review. And Bangladesh taken it. It's a short ball down leg. Raina shuffles inside the line and gets an inside edge on the pull shot through to the keeper, who moves to his right and takes a regulation catch. India are two down early, in a big chase, in a final 32/2
    9.3 top-edges the pull and it lands safely in the hands of deep square leg. Poor cricket from Rahul. This partnership had Bangladesh on the mat and he slides open the door to let them see the light. A short ball, outside off, getting too big for him to yank over to the leg side becomes his undoing. 83/3
    17.6 taken at long-on! What an over from Mustafizur! He's the game-breaker! Continues bowling full and wide outside off. Pandey does manage to get bat to it, but his slog has no timing. Wicket maiden from Mustafizur in the 18th over 133/5
    19.5 taken, it's taken, Bangladesh have a wicket, and it comes despite one man dropping the catch. Long-on runs in to get under the ball. He gets both hands to it but the ball pops out. Luckily, Mehidy has also come running in from long-off and he takes the rebound beautifully. 162/6
    not out
    29
    8
    2
    3
    362.50
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    168/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (S Dhawan, 2.4 ov), 2-32 (SK Raina, 3.3 ov), 3-83 (KL Rahul, 9.3 ov), 4-98 (RG Sharma, 13.2 ov), 5-133 (MK Pandey, 17.6 ov), 6-162 (V Shankar, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shakib Al Hasan402817.00101200
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz1017017.0021200
    Rubel Hossain403528.75103200
    Nazmul Islam403218.0073110
    Mustafizur Rahman412115.25122000
    Soumya Sarkar3033111.0044110

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2017/18 Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series

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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd0SK RainaRG Sharma
3rd51RG SharmaKL Rahul
4th15RG SharmaMK Pandey
5th35MK PandeyV Shankar
6th29KD KarthikV Shankar
7th6KD KarthikWashington Sundar