Dinesh Karthik scored unbeaten 29 off eight deliveries including a last-ball six as India pulled out a thrilling victory chasing 167 runs in the final against Bangladesh in Colombo to clinch the Nidahas Trophy.
After an emotional win over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will be hoping to carry forward their momentum into the final of the Nidahas Trophy when they take on India at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
Mahmdullah slammed a decisive 18-ball 43 run-knock including 12 off final over as Bangladesh pulled out a thrilling chase of 160 runs with two wickets and one ball to spare in the sixth game of the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka in Colombo to set up a final clash against India.
Rohit Sharma led from the front with an 89-run knock while Washington Sundar impressed with a three-wicket haul as India stormed into the final of the Nidahas Trophy with a 17-run victory over Bangladesh in the fifth game of the tournament in Colombo.
Mushfiur Rahim smashed an unbeaten 72 off 35 deliveries as Bangladesh went on to complete a record chase of 215 runs with five wickets in hand against Sri Lanka in Colombo to get their first win in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy.
Shikhar Dhawan scored his second consecutive half-century after the bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 139 for eight as India completed a six-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 International of the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo.
Having suffered a defeat in the opening game of the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka, India will hope to bounce back when they face Bangladesh in the second game at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.
Kusal Mendis continued his rich vein of form with another half-century as Sri Lanka went on to complete a 75-run victory against Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 International in Sylhet to seal a 2-0 series victory.
Sri Lanka came up with a dominating batting display as they chased down 194 runs against Bangladesh in the 17th over with six wickets in hand in the first Twenty20 International in Dhaka and take a 1-0 unassailable lead in the series.
As a big setback to Bangladesh cricket, the International Cricket Council has rated the pitch at Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur that recently hosted the second Test against Sri Lanka as 'below average'.