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India beat Bangladesh to lift Nidahas trophy




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India beat Bangladesh to lift Nidahas trophy
18 Mar 2018


India are champions of Nidahas trophy.

The Rohit Sharma-led outfit beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets in a tightly contested final at Colombo.

Bangladesh set a target of 167 and Rohit Sharma & Co. ensured that India's record against Tigers remains 100% intact by securing a nail-biting finish. DK scored 22-runs in 19th over to turn the game.

Here are the records that were broken.


India win toss opt to bowl first
Toss advantage


Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Unadkat, who came in to replace Siraj, began the proceeding but it was Washington Sundar who gave India their 1st wicket in the 3rd over, dismissing Linton Das.

This opened the floodgates and Bangladesh found themselves in trouble in no time.


Two quick wickets from Chahal lands Bangladesh in trouble
Fact


Rohit handed Chahal the ball in the 4th over and the spinner got the better of the experienced Tamim Iqbal in his first over. Chahal then broke Bangladesh's backbone as he dismissed Soumya Sarkar in the final ball of the same over.


Shabbir Rahman's brilliance guides Bangladesh to a decent total
Ray of hope


Despite losing wickets early Shabbir's Rahman played a brilliant innings for the Tigers.

The 26-year-old sent the Indian bowlers on a leather hunt scoring 77 off 50 balls to guide them to 166 for 8.

Mahmudullah's quick fire 21 and tail end batsman Mehidy Hasan.

Miraz's cameo also helped in the cause.


KL Rahul fastest to 500 T20I runs
Milestone


KL Rahul has now taken the fewest innings to reach 500 T20I runs.

The stylish right-handed batsman has achieved the feat in just 13 innings and is ahead of Australia's Aaron Finch who needed 14 innings and Pakistan's Babar Azam who took 15 innings to get there.


Rohit is India's finest
One of the best


Rohit Sharma is now second in the list for the most 50+ scores in T20 Internationals.

The stand-in skipper now has 16 fifty plus scores and shares the record with New Zealand's Martin Guptill.

India's Virat Kohli tops this chart with 18 fifty plus scores to his name.


Brilliant Mustafizur almost takes the game away from India
Fact


A brilliant 18th over from Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman almost took the game away from India. The speedster piled pressure on India by giving only run and bagging the wicket of Manish Pandey.


Dinesh Karthik is India's knight in shining armour
Fact


Dinesh Karthik helped India win one of the best thrillers in recent times. The wicket-keeper batsman ensured that India chased down the target by scoring 22 runs in 19th over. Finally, when India needed 5 runs off the last-ball, he cleared the boundary with ease.

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India beat Bangladesh to lift Nidahas trophy

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