Karthik’s last-ball six helps India to lift Nidahas Trophy

Kalingatv News Network

Colombo: India beat Bangladesh by four wickets to win the Nidahas Cricket Trophy final at the R.Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday night. In a nail biting final, the visitors clinched the T20 Tri-series title with Dinesh Karthik’s last-ball six.

Needing five runs off the last ball, Karthik hit a flat-bat six over extra cover to keep India’s T20I record against Bangladesh intact. He was named Man of the Match for his scintillating knock of 29 not out off just eight balls. He hit 3 sixes and 2 fours in his match winning innings.

Chasing 167 runs, skipper Rohit Sharma also laid the foundation with a brilliant half century. India were under pressure right from the start, especially after losing Shikhar Dhawan (10 runs) and Suresh Raina (0 runs) early in the chase.

Earlier put into bat, Bangladesh made 166 for 8 in the stipulated 20 overs. Sabbir Rahman was the top scorer with 77 which came off 50 balls.

For India, Chahal picked up 3 wickets in his 4 overs while Washington Sundar, who was named the Man of the Series, took one wicket. Unadkat too picked up 2 wickets, giving away 33 runs.

This is the eighth victory of India against Bangladesh in a T-20 format.

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