Nidahas Trophy: India win toss, opt to bowl first in final

Joining Sharma at the top will be Shikhar Dhawan.

WICKET! KL Rahul departs for 24 as India lose yet another wicket. Huge blow for India. What unravelled was a scarcely believable finish that saw Bangladesh fritter away their chance at the title, and Karthik - phenomenally cool at the crease - seized ruthlessly on their string of mistakes.

WHAT AN OVER! It is Rohit Sharma all the way as he smacks two sixes and one four in this over.

India take on Bangladesh in Nidahas Trophy 2018 final. Hence, there will be a huge difference in the quality and in the confidence level between the two Bangladesh teams - the one which surrendered against India twice in the group stages and the one which will take the field on Sunday.

Since then, nothing seemed to work for them as they even lost their marquee batsman Musfiqur Rahim for nine runs.

Earlier, Sabbir Rahman (77 off 50 balls) helped Bangladesh post 166/8. "We are all humans and making mistakes is in our nature". Huge blow for the Bangla Tigers. Don't' forget, there are people like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib in the opposition line-up, who are around at the global arena for more than a decade now. The Men in Green are in deep trouble now. Shardul maintained his balance beautifully at the long-on boundary rope to cling onto the catch.

The unsafe Tamim was more of a fielder's wicket as Chahal flighted one altering the length. Liton Das, 3. Soumya Sarkar, 4.

The International Cricket Council announced Saturday that both players would be fined 25 per cent of their match fees and given one demerit point apiece following incidents on Friday. As expected, Jaydev comes back in the India XI in place of Mohammed Siraj.

Here is how the teams will lineup for the tournament decider.

India will play the final match against Bangladesh in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday in Colombo, Sri Lanka tomorrow. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. India Standard Time at R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, March 14.

On the other hand, bolstered by the return of regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh will definitely go all out in the summit clash.

After losing to Sri Lanka in the opener, India are favourites to lift the title as they have registered three consecutive wins here, including two against their final's opponent.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, however, clarified that he did not mid batting first as it was a great track to bat on. India, with an inexperienced outlook, would be eager to win the trophy and strengthen their credentials as contenders ready for the senior push. It's a matchup between sides trying to prove a point. "This is one of our best innings in the last five overs". Also watch the match live on JioTV. The IND vs BAN T20I will be telecast live on DSport.

Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on the JioTV app.

The match will start at 7 PM India time.

  • Steve Townsend