#India lifts the #NidahasTrophy with a thrilling win over #Bangladesh. #DK slams 8 ball 29 runs to see #India through.
DK finishes off in style’ these would have been the words if India’s head Coach Ravi Shastri would have been in the commentary box yesterday.
But he was enjoying every moment of it from the Indian dressing room.
DK has said that he will use every opportunity because his place is still not guaranteed in the Indian Team.
And he used it so well that now he will be the part of India’s limited overs cricket.
When India was looking done and dusted after Manish Pandey was out to Fizz, DK raised his hands took India to a sensational win over Bangladesh yesterday.
Bangladesh went with the same squad but India dropped Mohd Siraj and picked up Jaydev Unadkat for this all-important final.
India won the toss and decided to chase down the given total.
Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das opened the innings for Bangladesh and Jaydev Unadkat opened the bowling for India.
Bangladesh started off decently in the first few overs; Unadkat was again leaking runs with the new ball.
Washington Sundar was introduced in the 2nd over, but Unadkat looked completely out of rhythm.
Washington Sundar was the one who gave India the big breakthrough, Liton Das went for a pre meditate sweep of the full delivery, the ball gets the top edge and Raina is the safest fielder for India, he takes an easy catch. Das departed for 11 runs.
Sabbir Rahman comes and joins Tamim Iqbal.
The introduction of Chahal in the fourth over does the trick for India. Chahal picks Tamim for just 13 runs this time.
Iqbal went for a biggie, he uses his feet but couldn’t get to the pitch of the ball. Thakur makes no mistake to take a brilliant catch at long on. Tamim goes cheaply.
Chahal strikes again in that same over, Soumya Sarkar continues his poor form. Sarkar goes for a sweep but hits straight to Dhawan at backward square. Dhawan takes a good catch as that ball was traveling. Sarkar goes for just 1 run.
Bangladesh in trouble, they needed a partnership to stay in the game and bat 20 overs.
Rahaman and Rahim were at the crease for Bangladesh.
This experienced duo batted well for some time, it was easy for them to take on the pace bowlers.
But as soon as Chahal came back to a bowl, Rahim goes to take on brilliant Chahal and he perishes. Rahim goes for an expensive drive and Vijay Shankar’s superb catch allows Chahal to pick his 3rd wicket in the match. Rahim was out for just 9 runs.
Bangladesh was pushed in deeper trouble because of that loss of wicket.
Mahmudullah and Sabbir were in charge for Bangladeshi’s last few overs. They needed to bat sensibly with positive intent.
In the meanwhile, Chahal 3 wickets for 18 runs are the best figures in a T20I final.
These two took on the inexperienced pacers for a while, Vijay Shankar and Unadkat were struggling to make an impact.
But a miss understanding in the field gave India a chance to make a comeback, Mahmudullah scarifies his wicket as DK and Vijay Shankar affect this important runout. Mahumudullah goes for 21 runs.
Now the onus was on the skipper Shakib Al Hasan to carry the innings along for Bangladesh.
Sabbir Rahaman was batting well at the end, but there was no one to support him.
Shakib tried to take on Kl Rahul’s arm but he ended up being short of his ground. KL Rahul was involved with Vijay Shankar, this duo ran out Shakib for just 7 runs.
The responsibility of finishing the innings was on Sabbir, he batted well in this match and he also gets to his 1st T20I fifty against India.
Bangladesh needed to carry along till the last over, as the pacers leaked runs after the spinners did a wonderful job.
Sabbir took on Vijay Shankar and added some vital runs towards the end.
Vijay Shankar was expensive in the final, his 48 runs in the 4 overs were the most expensive in a T20 final.
Shardul Thakur too was taken to the cleaners by Sabbir, but Unadkat’s slower delivery goes through Sabbir.
Sabbir gets bowled after scoring a fine 74 runs.
Rubel Hossain was also cleaned up by Unadkat in the next ball. Hossain couldn’t read the very slow cutter, he was out for a golden duck.
Mehidy Hasan turned the finisher for Bangladesh in this final.
He took on Shardul Thakur and hit him all over the park, the score once looked to be around 140 run mark but it ended up to 166 runs.
Bangladesh gained 18 runs from the last over bowled by Thakur, the Tigers ended up 166 runs in their 20 overs.
The Indian pacers struggled only Jaydev Unadkat picked up 2 wickets amongst the pacers.
But the spinners did a marvelous job, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal were the best bowlers for India in this Nidahas Trophy.
Sundar picked up 1 wicket and Chahal picked up 3 wickets to his name.
Chasing 167 to win the title, India also started off decently.
Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave India a decent opening start.
The openers took on Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan with ease, but Shikhar Dhawan got carried away, Dhawan gets beaten by the flight and gets a leading edge. He was caught smartly by sub-A Haque for 10 runs.
Shakib gets the big wicket of in-form Dhawan.
In the next over Raina was caught behind by the keeper Rahim, Suresh Raina gets a faint bottom edge as he went to pull that one but Rahim catches it, he also had the presence of mind to go for the DRS and the ultra edge confirms that Raina had a faint edge. Suresh Raina goes for 0.
KL Rahul Started well, he and Rohit bat well for some time.
In this process Rohit also completes his 7000 runs in T20 Internationals.
India was going well in this chase, with Rohit and Rahul were batting well.
But Bangladesh picked up KL Rahul in the 9th over that shifted the momentum. Rahul couldn’t keep the short ball down; he pulls it to the deep square leg fielder Sabbir Rahaman. KL goes for 24 runs.
Manish Pandey comes in to join his captain, Rohit gets to his fifty as India wanted to stay long as possible.
But that wasn’t the case, Rohit was out as Bangladesh do the Naggin Dance because they get a fish. Hit Man got the full ball but couldn’t free his arms.
Rohit was out for 56 runs, India was in trouble as Vijay Shankar joins Manish Pandey who was struggling to time the ball.
In the 14th over, Manish Pandey goes after Soumya Sarkar and gets a much needed boundary.
Vijay Shankar too opens up at the other end; still the game was in the balance.
But the 17th over of the match was a brilliant one for Bangladesh, Vijay Shankar couldn’t get bat on a ball, as India got just 1 run and they lost Manish Pandey in that over from Fizz.
Manish Pandey was under pressure because of Vijay’s struggle. India needed a boundary but Pandey couldn’t time the slow ball, he gets a bottom edge and Sabbir Rahaman takes another catch at long on. Pandey was out for 28 runs.
DK came in the 18th over with India needed 34 from the last two overs.
Bangladesh were the favorites to win because of the brilliant last over by Fizz.
Rubel Hossain was the bowler and DK faced him in the crucial over.
It was a brilliant blow given by DK, Rubel missed the Yorker length and that ball went into the crowd for a yes bank maximum.
The 2 ball of that over goes for a boundary, DK starts in brilliant fashion.
The 3rd ball again goes for a huge six at deep mid wicket; again Rubel misses the Yorker length. He goes for a length delivery and paid the price.
On the 4th ball, there was no run, DK hits and misses the ball.
The 5th ball gives two runs to DK and the last ball of the over for four again.
Dinesh Karthik brings India back in this game, this over from Rubel Hossain goes for 22 runs.
India was back in this, thanks to the onslaught by our own DK.
India needed just 12 runs in the last over, Soumya Sarkar bowled the most crucial over of this Nidahas Trophy.
But Vijay Still struggled with the bat, eventually, he was out after getting a crucial boundary.
Sarkar bowls a slower delivery but it lands safely between the two collided fielders. Shankar was out after playing a struggled hand of 17 runs.
India needed 6 of the last ball, but the good thing was DK was on the strike and he didn’t disappoint India.
DK slaps a flat six over the extra cover region; India wins the Nidahas Trophy on the last ball.
Bangladesh had their moments but DK seized them single handedly.
India won the match by 6 wickets and the tri series.
The Nagin dancers were left like a baby who cried. Bangladesh left stunned by DK, he remains cool as MSD remained in his heydays.
Rubel Hossain’s 18th over turned the match in India’s favor. He picked up 2 wickets with Shakib, Nazmul Islam, Mustifizur and Sarkar picked up 1 wicket each.
DK was awarded the man of the match for his enthralling finish. He was unbeaten on 29 runs from just 8 balls.
Washington Sundar was awarded the man of the series. He has taken 8 wickets in this Nidahas Trophy with an excellent average and economy.
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