Match Over - India won by 17 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 14 Mar 2018, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: RG Sharma


  • Umpire1: RR Wimalasiri
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: RSA Palliyaguruge



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


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."

19.6Mohammed 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!.
19.5Mohammed 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.
19.4Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, 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.
19.4Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, WIDE, 1 run, 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.
19.3Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, 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.
19.2Mohammed Siraj to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT, No run, 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.
19.1Mohammed Siraj to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, good length just outside off stump. Plays the late cut to short third man and they're off for a quick single.
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 149/5 after 114 balls.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 4-0-37-1
Mushfiqur Rahim 63 (50b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 18. 12 runs this over. 140/5 after 107 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 59 (46b 6x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 3-0-36-0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 128/5 after 102 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 49 (41b 4x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 3-0-32-1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 120/4 after 96 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 48 (40b 4x4 1x6 ) Washington Sundar 4-0-22-3
Sabbir Rahman 21 (19b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 116/4 after 90 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 20 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) V Shankar 4-0-28-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 45 (36b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 109/4 after 84 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 43 (34b 4x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 2-0-24-0
Sabbir Rahman 15 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Sooryanarayanan: "BD certainly not out of this by any means. With these two at the crease and a very inexperienced death-bowling unit, India will need to pick up more wickets ASAP."

End of over 13. 10 runs this over. 104/4 after 78 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 13 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-21-1
Mushfiqur Rahim 40 (30b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 14 runs this over. 94/4 after 72 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 38 (28b 4x4 1x6 ) V Shankar 3-0-21-0
Sabbir Rahman 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 16 runs this over. 80/4 after 65 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 29 (24b 3x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 2-0-24-0
Sabbir Rahman 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 64/4 after 60 balls.
Sabbir Rahman 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) V Shankar 2-0-7-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Sreshth will take you to the end.

End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 61/4 after 52 balls.
Mahmudullah 11 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-12-1
Mushfiqur Rahim 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dhaval : "One good thing a team batting first and batting well does is show the chasing team a template to score runs. India lost its 3rd wicket on the last ball of the innings. BD are already 4 down under 10 overs. Wickets in hand and partnerships key on such surface."

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 57/3 after 48 balls.
Mahmudullah 10 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) V Shankar 1-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 53/3 after 42 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-8-0
Mahmudullah 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 48/3 after 36 balls.
Mahmudullah 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 3-0-18-3
Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 39/2 after 30 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 27 (16b 4x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-3-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 35/2 after 23 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 2-0-8-2
Tamim Iqbal 26 (12b 4x4 1x6 ) more

DonG: "how many consecutive 'not out' has DK had so far? Can remember the last time he was dismissed. "

End of over 3. 19 runs this over. 31/1 after 18 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 24 (10b 4x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 1-0-19-0
Soumya Sarkar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sarang: "Bangladesh needs to follow a similar approach to this chase like in their previous game, else they'll stall if India bowl like they did in their last game."

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 12/1 after 12 balls.
Soumya Sarkar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 1-0-4-1
Tamim Iqbal 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

DB: "If India bowls smart lengths, BD is going to have hard time chasing this. This is a tricky pitch. Brilliant batting by Rohit and Raina."

End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/0 after 6 balls.
Liton Das 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 1-0-8-0
Tamim Iqbal 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
Tamim IqbalB Washington Sundar271941142.11
Liton DasSt. KD Karthik Washington Sundar7710100
Soumya SarkarB Washington Sundar130033.33
Mushfiqur Rahimnot out 725581130.91
MahmudullahC KL Rahul B YS Chahal11820137.5
Sabbir RahmanB SN Thakur272321117.39
Mehidy Hasan MirazC SK Raina B Mohammed Siraj7610116.67
Abu Hidernot out 0000-
Rubel Hossain -
Mustafizur Rahman -
Nazmul Islam -
Total 159/6
Mohammed Siraj4.0050112.5
Washington Sundar4.002235.5
SN Thakur4.003719.25
YS Chahal4.002115.25
V Shankar4.002807