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India vs Bangladesh - Final

Series: Asia Cup 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date: 28 September 2018

India 223/7 (50 Ovs) RR: 4.46 | India won by 3 wkts

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The fireworks light up the sea of blue that is the Dubai stadium as Rohit Sharma is presented with the Asia Cup, and he hands it to Khaleel Ahmed - the youngest member of the squad who holds it aloft. A moment for the Asian champions who bask in glory - under lights. The crowd has gone berserk here at Dubai and the circumference of the stadium is drenched in blue - with the odd tri-colour to complement it. The Bangladesh fans - spare a thought for them. Their wait for the elusive title win continues but they have not only won hearts, but shown immense composure in pressure situations to get to the final. The final hurdle - that's where things go haywire for the tigers. They've fought gallantly, and should be really proud of their performance. As for India, they've added another feather to their cap. To the Bangladesh fans, I have no words of consolation at this point, and to the Indian fans - party hard! It's been a pleasure bringing you all the action - and this is Rishi Roy, signing off for the last time, as the Asia Cup draws to a close, alongside Sagar Chawla, Akshay Maanay, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Raju Peethala, and Shashikant Singh *Curtains Down*

Rohit Sharma, India captain: We played some good cricket throughout the tournament and this is the reward of all the hardwork throughout the tournament. I have been part of games like this before and credit to the guys in the middle to handle the pressure and to cross the finishing line was a fantastic effort. You have to give some credit to Bangladesh. They put us under pressure in the first 10 overs. We thought if the ball got older, the spinners would do the work for us. It was important to keep it tight and we have done that well throughout the tournament. If you have a team like that, the captain will always look good. It wouldn't be easy if we didn't have the support of the remaining 10 players, so I am really proud of the boys. I would like to thank the crowd, who have come out in huge numbers to support us throughout the tournament and I'm sure they're going back extremely pleased.

The winning team receives the Asia Cup special watches as well. Loud cheer for Rohit as he comes up to the podium to collect the winning team's cheque and for the interview.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh Captain: I hope we won a lot of hearts. We fought till the last ball, but we made a lot of mistakes on the field today - batting and bowling. We bowled really well, particularly if we made 240+ throughout the tournament. We asked the batsmen to make at least 260, but at the end of the day the bowlers did really well. I was asking the bowlers, but I wanted to bowl the quicks first, because I wanted to restrict the runs since they were going after us and trying to play shots at that stage. I wanted to leave the last over for Nazmul or Mahmudullah. I thought if the pacers bowled well from 45th over, then there was a good chance that there would be about 10 runs to defend in the last over.

Token watches being handed out to the runners-up side - Bangladesh. A fantastic journey for them, until the final.

Shikhar Dhawan, Man of the Tournament (342 runs @~70): Yeah I enjoyed this tournament. Fantastic final. Good tournament for me, enjoyed my batting, and hope to continue the same way. I enjoy playing it in a cool and matured manner. I was playing more calmly this time, and I want consistency and elegance at the same time. Rohit and I keep switching the aggressor's role sometimes, and I congratulate him for having a fantastic Asia Cup too.

Liton Das is the Man of the match for his 121(117). A fabulous knock to set the platform for Bangladesh.

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Interviews coming up...

Bangladesh, oh Bangladesh. One's got to feel for them. It's 0-9 in knockouts for them now. 9 knockout losses, 0 wins - 5 of the losses, now, coming against India. They've worked extremely hard to get here, held their nerve in some crunch games, and managed to make it to the final. Mahmudullah, even in that final over, was fantastic - except the last ball. Defending six off the final over, even against a crippled Jadhav, was always going to be a challenge. But they've had their heart broken by their neighbors again. This one adds to the tally - T20 WC 2016, Nidahas Final, and now the Asia Cup final. They've managed to make the final of the Asia Cup 3 out of 4 times since 2012 and lost all three - by 2 runs in 2012, 8 wickets in 2016, and 3 wickets tonight. Someone go give them a hug, please.

India's run-chase was in tatters after a few early wickets. Rohit was still going along his merry way, but his dismissal against the run of play exposed the untested Indian middle-order - a middle-order that has given us a tie in the last Super 4 game, and nearly another one in the big final here today. An Indian fan or not, you've got to give it to them for the nail-biting contests. A defining moment, for me, was Bhuvi's six off Rubel. A fantastic hit that released the pressure. Another boundary off Fizz really brought the required rate down and then it was all down to the last over. It's one we are going to watch on a loop for days, perhaps months to come.

Ravi Shastri - It's a different format, but I think everyone knows how well we played in England, the scorecard really doesn't show it. This is a different format and we needed to start afresh. I liked the intensity with which we played, we were a bit flat against Hong Kong in the first match, but pulled up afterwards. The biggest plus was the fielding, game after game, we saved around 30-35 runs in these oppressive conditions. We took wickets consistently and during the middle-overs, the bowlers were outstanding, we bowled well with the new ball in tough conditions and then the spinners came to the party. Rohit was a calming influence and it showed on his captaincy. To keep his intensity going even after the start they had, showed he was really cool in every aspect of captaincy, the bowling changes he made were really good, to concede just around 100 runs in the last 30 overs, I thought it was brilliant.

Bhuvneshwar: Hong Kong was a wake-up call for me. When you come back from injury, it takes at least one game and that was the game for me. Don't want to give room to batsman. On these wickets, drive is an easy shot for batsman. So plan was to bowl back of a length. He's (Bumrah) an amazing bowler. We keep talking on our plans.

Ravindra Jadeja - I was almost out for 15 months and I wasn't feeling good. I want to play white-ball cricket, I just wanted to prove myself and improve on my game. You need to prove yourself when you get the opportunity, you need to show you are good enough. I just wanted to play my natural game, try and hit the ball well and win the game for my country.

Kuldeep: He (Jadhav) just told me to back myself and be careful while running. Wicket was good to bat on today, compared to the last game. More you play here, more you get better. First game I was struggling to get my line right. Have scored a lot of runs in first-class cricket, so qualify me as all-rounder.

Jadhav: I've been in this situation few months back. Knew field will be up in the end and will be easy to take one or two. The way Kuldeep batted gave me confidence too. I'm still a batsman who can bowl. It's at least Grade I or II tear. Let's see tomorrow.

23:54 Local Time, 01:24 IST: India have won, but they've been made to work for it. The fans don't have any fingernails left - a billion of them. Jadhav hasn't been allowed to take off his pads and is rushed into an interview by KP. Kuldeep is out there as well. And how good was he? Cool as a cucumber. Blood, sweat, tears and ecstasy - What a finale. Kedar "Hamstrung" Jadhav has done it again, on one leg, and for India this time. It took a few vital innings in the middle-order, including a stabilizing partnership between Dhoni and Karthik, and a few cameos, to edge them closer - and the lusty blows by Bhuvi at the end seriously eased it out for Jadhav's heroics in the final frame of the finale.

49.6
1
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, leg byes, 1 run, fired in flat towards leg-stump, Kedar Jadhav misses the flick, but it goes off his pads towards the fine leg boundary and they steal a leg-bye to win the Asia Cup for the 7th time! Kedhar Jadhav carries India to glory with a bad hamstring! Oh imagine the headlines! Fireworks all over the stadium...

India win the Asia Cup for the 7th time! Confirming if it's a leg-bye.

Super over in case of a tie, FYI. 1 off 1.

49.5
1
Mahmudullah to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Kuldeep Yadav sweeps, inside edge onto pad and towards third man, the keeper collects it to throw - misses. Scores level; fingernails running out

2 off 2. Nerves. Long-on comes in.

49.4
0
Mahmudullah to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, very full on off, dug out towards cover, dot ball

2 off 3. Sound familiar?

49.3
2
Mahmudullah to Kuldeep Yadav, 2 runs, he's gone for the money! That's tossed up outside off, takes the risk of going against the turn, and he slog-sweeps it towards the deep mid-wicket boundary but square leg comes across to cut it off and keep it to two...
49.2
1
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, full one on off, tossed up, and clipped away behind square leg for a single

This is it. Jadhav, all 5 feet of him, under tremendous pressure. And pain. Can he finish it off with a six? Here we go!

49.1
1
Mahmudullah to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, tossed up outside off, punched away towards wide long-off for a single

It's Soumya Sarkar for the final over! DK is back in the hut! This is a repeat of Nidahas Trophy 2018. 6 to win off 6. Sagar Chawla says it's redemption time for him. And they've had a change of mind. Wow, anticlimax! Mahmudullah it is, to bowl the final over...

48.6
2
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, 2 runs, another good over, and another poor end to it by Fizz. Short and wide outside off, carved away to deep backward point and the fielder cuts it off to keep it to two. Mushy is miffed.
48.5
0
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, no run, short of length delivery at the chest, Kedar Jadhav dabs it whilst riding the bounce towards point
48.4
0
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, no run, the off-cutter, back of a length delivery cutting away outside off, Kedar Jadhav opens the face and steers it behind point. Another dot!
48.3
0
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, no run, good length delivery angling outside off, tapped on the weight with a forward press towards cover point. Another dot ball

One shot from Jadhav will do it for India. His wicket will send Bangladesh into a frenzy.

48.2
1
Mustafizur to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, the off-cutter on a length outside off, Kuldeep Yadav tries to lean into a drive towards cover, gets a thick inside edge towards square leg and they scamper through for a single

This is interesting stuff. Jadhav the last recognized batsman. Kuldeep on strike. What can he pull off?

Kuldeep Yadav, left handed bat, comes to the crease

48.1
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, out Caught by Rahim! He's chased after a wide one in search of the boundary and nicked off! Seams away from a back of a length, Bhuvneshwar sees the width and pounces without any feet; without any stability that comes from the back foot going across towards the off-side, and gets a thick edge to the right of Mushy who takes a fantastic diving catch to dismiss him. Bhuvneshwar c Rahim b Mustafizur 21(31) [4s-1 6s-1]

Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Fizz back for the 49th.

47.6
1
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, short of length delivery once again in line with off, extremely accurate, Bhuvneshwar hops and checks a punch straight down the ground for a single to retain the strike
47.5
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Bhuvneshwar hops onto the back foot and taps it with a vertical angled bat towards backward point
47.4
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, slower one on a back of a length just outside off, holds up in the wicket, and Bhuvneshwar has to delay the tuck towards midwicket
47.3
1
Rubel to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Kedar Jadhav is on the back foot and maneuvres a VVS special tuck to backward square leg and limps across for a single

Jadhav back in the park!

47.2
0
Rubel to Jadeja, out Caught by Rahim! A short of length delivery going across, Jadeja backs away towards the on-side while coming forward and making room, seemingly misses it, but Mushy has spotted something. Signals the T. Yep, the Bangladeshis were confident while appealing. There is a spike on UltraEdge and the decision is reversed. Jadeja c Rahim b Rubel 23(33) [4s-1]

Rubel to Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Jadeja goes for a heave. And he's edged it. The umpire hasn't spotted it, but Mushy has. Signals the T straight away. Yep, there's a massive spike on UltraEdge, and Jadeja departs.

47.1
2
Rubel to Jadeja, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on off, punched off a hop towards mid-off and they take off for a non-existent run! The fielder takes off and tries to parry it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. There's no one backing up, so they go for the overthrow
46.6
4
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR, beautiful over, poor finish by the Fizz. Half-volley down leg-side, slower off-cutter gone wrong - that's India's oxygen cylinder, and they heave a sigh of relief as Bhuvi just tickles it down to the fine leg boundary for four. Pressure released...
46.5
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, good length delivery on the pads, tucked from the crease towards midwicket
46.4
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, short of length delivery rising towards off and middle, Bhuvneshwar is back in the crease to drop it into the pitch with loose hands. He's down the wicket, but thankfully aborts it

A boundary here would give India some breathing room.

46.3
1
Mustafizur to Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length delivery coming in once again, Jaddu just stands tall and taps it on its head, glides it down to third man for a single
46.2
0
Mustafizur to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, tight lines, Jadeja steers it while staying low towards backward point. Another dot.
46.1
0
Mustafizur to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery without width, Jadeja gets on top of the bounce and glides it late down towards short third man. They're already into the single, but abort mid-way. Dot ball

Mustafizur Rahman [8.0-0-30-1] is back into the attack

45.6
1
Rubel to Jadeja, 1 run, good length delivery just outside off, Jaddu stays low and pushes it on the run to mid-off - he took off for the single even before he hit the ball. Literally. Mahmudullah picks up and throws athletically but misses the stumps at the non-striker's end. Could have been close, even though Jadeja is incredibly quick
45.5
0
Rubel to Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery rising up at the solarplexus, right at the fulcrum, Jadeja can do nothing about it and punches it back to the bowler on the hop
45.4
1
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery sliding down towards leg-stump, Bhuvneshwar misses the glance after stepping across and they steal a leg-bye. Massive appeal, but that was going down leg-side
45.3
6
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, SIX, is this the tournament? A half-volley on off and middle, Bhuvneshwar clears his front leg and lofts it through the line over long-off for six! Magnificent strike! Championship point - advantage India...
45.2
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, short, Bhuvneshwar backs away, has enough time to ramp it over the keeper as it floats through, but lets it go in the end. Things getting tight for India...
45.1
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Bhuvneshwar advances and throws his bat at it, gets a thick inside edge towards mid-on and they decide against the single

Rubel Hossain [8.0-2-15-1] is back into the attack

44.6
0
Mahmudullah to Jadeja, no run, tossed up towards the leg-stump, Bhuvneshwar tries to turn it away into the on-side but the straightening delivery deceives him to take a leading edge. Not much bottom-hand on it, so it trickles away back towards the bowler
44.5
1
Mahmudullah to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, flat one on leg and middle, stays low, clipped away quickly off the back foot for a single behind square leg
44.4
1
Mahmudullah to Jadeja, 1 run, slower but still flat in trajectory, on the pads, and tucked away in front of square leg off the back foot for a single
44.3
1
Mahmudullah to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, drops it short, coming into the batsman, Bhuvneshwar gets low in his stance and mistimes the pull behind square leg for a single
44.2
2
Mahmudullah to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs, blinding length outside off, enticing flight, Bhuvneshwar backs away into the on-side and flat-bats it over the in-field towards sweeper cover for a brace. Bangladesh wouldn't mind this for now - could buy them a wicket
44.1
1
Mahmudullah to Jadeja, 1 run, fired in flat on a length and heading for middle, punched towards long-on off the back foot for a single

Mahmudullah [4.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

43.6
1
Mortaza to Jadeja, 1 run, slower delivery from round the wicket on off, a delayed check-drive by Jaddu towards long-on to retain the strike
43.5
1
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, Bhuvneshwar punches it sweetly on the up towards cover, and the misfield at cover allows them the single - Sarkar, the guilty fielder
43.4
0
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, no run, short, wide, it was there for the cut, but the tackiness of the surface makes Bhuvi miss it completely. He winces, does Bhuvi, as though in physical pain
43.3
0
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, and heading towards the stumps, Bhuvneshwar hangs back on the back foot and defends it back to the bowler. They consider a non-existent single, and sensibly decide against it in the end
43.3
1
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, wide, back of a length and going across down leg-side, Bhuvneshwar gets across to glance it away but misses. Wide called
43.2
1
Mortaza to Jadeja, 1 run, slower length ball going across from over the wicket, Jaddu delays the tap on the head away from the body with a horizontal bat towards sweeper cover for a single
43.1
0
Mortaza to Jadeja, no run, slightly back of a length with minimal width, Jadeja crouches low in his stance and carves it behind point. Can't clear the in-field - gap not found

Mashrafe Mortaza [9.0-0-31-1] is back into the attack

42.6
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, very full and fast on middle, Bhuvneshwar has come across but ends up dragging his feet back and whip it away in front of square leg. Fantastic over by Rubel - and he still has 2 left
42.5
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Bhuvneshwar tries to hop in the air and punch it away towards cover, ends up too early into the shot and miscues it with an thick inside edge towards the on-side
42.4
0
Rubel to Bhuvneshwar, no run, good length delivery searing in towards off and threatening to uproot off-stump, and Bhuvi manages to defend it late right under his eyes at the last moment
42.3
1
Rubel to Jadeja, 1 run, angling too far across, ends up wide outside off, a little short too, and he steers it with the back leg coming across towards third man for a single
42.2
0
Rubel to Jadeja, no run, length delivery directed at the stumps, Jadeja hurries down the wicket and checks a drive back towards the bowler
42.1
0
Rubel to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery angling outside off after pitching on middle, Jadeja defends from the crease into the off-side. Just a drop under the eyes

Rubel back from over the wicket

41.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Jadeja, 1 run, gives it air trying to tempt Jadeja outside off, and he shimmies down the wicket to clip it down to long-on for a single
41.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Jadeja, no run, pulls the length back immediately, a little too much, punched off the back foot to mid-on
41.4
4
Nazmul Islam to Jadeja, FOUR, tossed up and too full, Jadeja reaches out and drills a full-blooded drive straight down the ground, nearly taking a bit of the bowler's finger and the umpire for four. Straight down the ground
41.3
2
Nazmul Islam to Jadeja, 2 runs, good length and wide outside off, Jadeja reaches out and caresses the drive square of the wicket for a brace
41.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Jadeja, no run, flat and fired in towards middle, Jadeja is on the back foot to nudge that in front of square leg
41.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, flat and short outside off, Bhuvneshwar opens up his stance and pulls it away straight down the wicket towards long-on for a single

Nazmul Islam [9.0-0-48-1] is back into the attack

45 off 54 required @5rpo. A run-a-ball should do, but easier said than done in this heat.

40.6
3
Mehidy Hasan to Bhuvneshwar, 3 runs, tossed up full and angling down leg, Bhuvneshwar is front-on and on knee to attempt the lap-sweep, gets a top-edge off the splice towards fine leg for a triple. Fantastic running. Mushy isn't pleased with the delivery, and India are being made to work for every run...
40.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the boots, flat in trajectory, clipped away to short fine leg for a quick single
40.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Bhuvneshwar, byes, 1 run, tossed up full and wide outside off, Bhuvneshwar throws his hands at the cover drive, misses, hits Mushy on the glove and it sneaks through him as they steal a bye
40.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Bhuvneshwar, no run, tossed up just outside off, nudged towards mid-on

Back over the wicket to Bhuvi

40.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller and flatter on middle, and that's an open-faced steer towards sweeper cover for a single
40.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Jadeja, no run, tossed up on a length from round the wicket, poked off the front foot in front of point

Mehidy Hasan [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Mehidy in to bowl. Mushy making some fielding changes.

39.6
0
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, no run, tucks this to the right of mid-on and yells a big no
39.5
0
Mortaza to Bhuvneshwar, no run, hangs it in the corridor of uncertainty, Bhuvneshwar feels for it and gets defeated by the late away movement
39.4
1
Mortaza to Jadeja, 1 run, opens the bat face, drops the ball in front of cover and sprints a quick single
39.3
0
Mortaza to Jadeja, no run, good length on off, punched back to the bowler
39.2
2
Mortaza to Jadeja, 2 runs, slower and wider of off, Jadddu under-edges the cut past the diving keeper to his left. Third man tidies up
39.1
0
Mortaza to Jadeja, no run, flashes at a short and wide one and chops it into the covers
38.6
1
Mustafizur to Jadeja, 1 run, full on middle, Jaddu flicks this wide of mid-wicket and takes on the fielder. A quick single, but safe nonetheless
38.5
1
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, good length delivery on off, Bhuvi gets across and works it into the mid-wicket pocket. Off the mark and off strike
38.4
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, forward and driven into the covers
38.3
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, good length delivery outside off, Bhuvi opens the bat face and taps square of cover
38.2
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, poked into the off-side off the back foot
38.1
0
Mustafizur to Bhuvneshwar, no run, and Bhuvi's beaten first ball. Looks to fetch a teaser outside off and doesn't bother moving his feet, big bat swing and it's past his outside edge

BREAKING: Kedar Jadhav is walking off. He's been asked to return to the dressing room and fair to say, it's a wise call from the Indian physio. Bhuvi walks out to replace him

Mags says: What was Dhoni talking to umpires about? Why was he upset? -- He didn't seem too pleased with the whole situation around Jadhav's injury

37.6
4
Mortaza to Jadeja, legbyes, FOUR , handy runs for India, length ball on Jadeja's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, brushed his pads and beat the keeper into the fence
37.5
1
Mortaza to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, gets inside the line of this length ball, tucks round the corner and limps to the other end. Gee, he is struggling. The Indian fans across the stadium look deeply worried
37.4
0
Mortaza to Kedar Jadhav, no run, trots forward and gets smashed on the thigh pad as he misses this back of a length delivery outside off

Rohit gestures from the dressing room telling Jadhav not to worry about the dot balls. Asking him to stay there as long as he can

37.3
0
Mortaza to Kedar Jadhav, no run, shuffles forward and chops this length delivery into the off-side
37.2
0
Mortaza to Kedar Jadhav, no run, pushed into the off-side
37.1
0
Mortaza to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Mushfiqur isn't sure! Did Jadhav get an edge? Nothing on the UltraEdge. This good length delivery swerves back in late and was eerily close to snicking Jadhav's edge as he hung out his bat to poke. Rahim takes a fine low catch but never looked confident

Mashrafe Mortaza [7.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

KL Rahul, the sub, walks out to have a word with Kedar Jadhav. The umpire's trying to shoo him off. Scenes!

36.6
0
Mustafizur to Jadeja, no run, spears this full ball on the legs and screams in appeal. Missing leg. Jadeja thinks he can steal a quick legbye and realizes late that his partner isn't half fit as him. Rushes back in time as the fielder misses the direct hit
36.5
0
Mustafizur to Jadeja, no run, good length targetting off, Jadeja presses forward and plays out a compact defence
36.4
1
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, shuffles to off and flays this full ball over covers, protection in the deep and they'll only get a single
36.3
0
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, no run, walks forward and pushes the full delivery into the leg-side
36.2
1
Mustafizur to Jadeja, 1 run, full on the pads, Jadeja flicks it behind square and is off the mark with a single

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

36.1
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, out Caught by Rahim!! Rohit's expression goes from worry to awry. The coach Ravi Shaz is shell-shocked. Reason? Dhoni nicks one behind. Did that jadhav injury put him off? He was clearly upset in between overs and had an animated chat with both the umpires. And this is how he got out: A fizzy away slanter bowled on a length, it just hung in like a banana peel in the outside off corridor and Dhoni couldn't stop fishing at it with hard hands. Big nick and gone! Dhoni c Rahim b Mustafizur 36(67) [4s-3]

Mustafizur to Dhoni, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

The physio is out again. Jadhav is clearly not 100 percent, but he's okay to continue for now. Rohit Sharma looks concerned

35.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, arm-ball, Dhoni clears his left leg and eases it down to long-on for a strike-retaining single
35.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, loopy, full on leg-stump, driven out to mid-on
35.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, flat outside off, left alone to the keeper
35.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, nudges this in the gap between square leg and mid-wicket and Jadhav is struggling here. Merely limping across to the other end. Not a good sign for India
35.2
4
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, that's easy pickings for Jadhav! Bends forward, fetches the ball on the full and slams the sweep behind square in the gap
35.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, no run, tossed up on off, Jadhav strides forward and blocks
34.6
1
Mustafizur to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, squeezes the drive to mid-off and hurries across for a quick single. A hit and a miss at the bowler's end. Jadhav could have been safe anyway, but whilst trying to sprint hard he seems to have done some damage to his hammy. He's seen clutching his right hammy as the physio gathers the necessary tools to treat the same. Dhoni is having a drink meanwhile. Jadhav is getting some attention now, his hammy is being strapped firmly with the tape
34.5
1
Mustafizur to Dhoni, 1 run, camps on the back foot and uses the width on offer to biff the drive past cover
34.4
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, gets across and closes the bat face and on the drive to mid-on
34.3
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, Dhoni tries to push the drive in the gap on the off-side, but his shot lacks timing and therefore, dribbles straight to cover
34.2
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, rolls his fingers over this and drifts this into Dhoni's pads, clipped gently to square leg
34.1
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, angling away on off-stump, Dhoni punches it back to the bowler

Fizz's back

33.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, 77ks, touch short outside off, Dhoni slaps this into the covers and Mehidy fails to stop it clean
33.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, works this off his pads behind square leg and thinks of a second, Dhoni sends him back and rightly so
33.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, no run, slower on off, Jadhav backs away and punches to cover
33.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, slider on middle, Dhoni steps out and dinks to long-on to bring up the 150 for India
33.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, pushed through down leg, Jadhav nudges square on the on-side
33.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, stays leg-side of this flatter delivery and drives it past the diving left hand of cover

Nazmul Islam [7.0-0-37-1] is back into the attack

76 needed, 17 overs left

32.6
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, 1 run, neatly manoeuvres the ball between mid-wicket and square leg to keep the scoreboard ticking
32.5
0
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, no run, fired into the pads, Dhoni clips to mid-wicket
32.4
1
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, slightly short and drifting down leg, Jadhav gets down on one knee and drags the sweep square on the leg-side
32.3
0
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, no run, forward and blocked
32.2
6
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, SIX, Kedar Jadhav, the pocket rocket. Done a job with the ball and now reveals his intent straightaway. Gallops out of his crease and clubs this full flighted delivery right back over the bowler's head
32.1
0
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, no run, presses across and blocks this full delivery down the pitch
31.6
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, this one rose from back of a length, Dhoni tucks to square leg and doesn't look too bothered with this being a maiden
31.5
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, happy to sit back and punch this 130ks length ball into the off-side
31.4
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, gets a hint of reverse on this. It was full and curving in towards the stumps, Dhoni stays beside the line and pushes the drive to mid-off
31.3
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, wobbly length delivery on off, punched straight back to Rubel
31.2
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, opens the bat face and drives into the covers
31.1
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, short ball outside off, Dhoni stands still and watches it sail over
30.6
2
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, 2 runs, consider it his strength or weakness, but Jadhav isn't the type of player who would allow half-trackers go scotfree. Like on this occasion, rocks back and lays himself into the pull and gets off the mark with a double
30.5
0
Mahmudullah to Kedar Jadhav, no run, spins in slightly, but the length's short and Jadhav punches it back to the bowler

Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Time for drinks then. Can Dhoni finish it off? Can he? Send in your opinions. It's brewing up for an exciting finish

30.4
0
Mahmudullah to Karthik, out Lbw!! DK turned his back the moment it hit his pad. He knew that was plumb and rightly so. 'Plumbest lbw decision in the decade' chirps my colleague in the comm box. Couldn't agree more. It was loopy, full and dipping cunningly in front of DK; it came down at that luring pace and the dip was too canny. Okay, let me not complicate this for you. It was a low full toss and DK was hit on the tip of the boot after missing the flick and up goes the finger. Dead. Replays in: That's hitting middle of middle. Karthik lbw b Mahmudullah 37(61) [4s-1 6s-1]

Mahmudullah to Karthik, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

30.3
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, 1 run, forces this wide of extra cover and nabs a quick single
30.2
0
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, no run, dances out of his crease and fetches the drive from outside off to mid-on
30.2
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, wide, sprays this down leg, Dhoni wanted to spank it on its way, but misses by a whisker
30.1
0
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, no run, fired full on middle and leg, Dhoni turns it to square leg
29.6
0
Rubel to Karthik, no run, sharp from Rubel as he goes sniffing at Karthik. Banged in short, hurtles above Karthik's shoulders as he sways out of the line
29.5
0
Rubel to Karthik, no run, back of a length delivery close to off, chopped to backward point
29.4
0
Rubel to Karthik, no run, length ball on off, good stride forward from Karthik as he defends
29.3
1
Rubel to Dhoni, 1 run, back of a length delivery on leg stump, glanced to fine leg

Five in the ring, both mid-on and mid-off up

29.2
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, another full ball close to off, 137kph, gently punched to cover
29.1
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, pitched up around off, 134kph, Dhoni punches it back

Rubel Hossain [5.0-1-13-1] is back into the attack

28.6
0
Mahmudullah to Karthik, no run, full ball on middle and leg, swept to short fine leg. Didn't quite get hold of it
28.5
0
Mahmudullah to Karthik, no run, fired in on middle and leg, flicked to short fine leg. Karthik was looking for a single but Dhoni rightly sent him back
28.4
0
Mahmudullah to Karthik, no run, tossed up outside off, treats it with respect as he prods forward in defence
28.3
4
Mahmudullah to Karthik, FOUR, awful delivery from Mahmudullah, almost a free-hit down the leg-side. Karthik bends low and sweeps it past short fine leg
28.2
0
Mahmudullah to Karthik, no run, length ball turning in on off, defended back
28.1
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, 1 run, didn't quite get to the pitch as he shimmied down, so he worked it behind square for one
27.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, slightly short outside off, slapped to short cover
27.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, loopy full toss, driven to long-off
27.4
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, drifting in on middle, Karthik forays down and works it down to long-on
27.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, turning away from off, Karthik has it covered as he defends on the front foot
27.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, floated up outside off, Dhoni slices it through the covers for one
27.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, flighted on off, pushed to long-off
26.6
1
Mahmudullah to Karthik, 1 run, makes room and punches this down to long-off
26.5
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up on off, pushed down to long-off
26.4
1
Mahmudullah to Karthik, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket
26.3
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle, Dhoni turns it to short midwicket. Karthik wasn't backing away that far, so you could say the throw was unnecessary, but the real error was from the fielder backing up. Gives away an overthrow
26.2
0
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, no run, bit short outside off, cuts it to point
26.2
1
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, wide, darted down leg, Dhoni wanted to paddle-swat it fine but missed out
26.1
0
Mahmudullah to Dhoni, no run, zoots through from a length on off, almost snuck under Dhoni! That was flat, it skidded a bit low and Dhoni had exposed his stumps while looking to cut. He's just about able to chop it to cover

Mahmudullah, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

25.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, little short outside off, Dhoni cuts to deep point
25.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, now Karthik does the same as Dhoni had done a couple of balls back, steps out to take it on the full but he hits it straight to deep square leg
25.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, flighted length ball on off, defended to short cover
25.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, dances down to the pitch of it and pushes down to long-off
25.2
4
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, FOUR, steps out to take it on the full and flicks it through midwicket. No one in the deep there. Dhoni's on a roll today with his footwork
25.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, nicely back in the crease to work this round the corner from middle stump

Nazmul Islam [5.0-0-25-1] is back into the attack

24.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhoni, no run, length ball on leg stump, works it to square leg
24.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Karthik, 1 run, too full from Mehidy, squeezed down to long-off
24.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Karthik, no run, length ball on off, turned to short midwicket
24.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run, sensibly works this one down to long-on
24.2
4
Mehidy Hasan to Dhoni, FOUR, sledgehammer blow from Dhoni! Excellent use of the feet before belting it down the ground. That was hit so, so hard. Long-off only had to move around 10 yards to his right, but he couldn't get there
24.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Karthik, 1 run, starts the spell with a loosener, lucky to get away with a single. Short ball spinning down leg, Karthik's pull finds long leg

Mehidy Hasan [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

The last time India chased down a 150+ target without any player from the top three making 50+ - vs Zimbabwe in Auckland in WC 2015, Raina and Dhoni bailed them out. Today: Rohit 48; Dhawan 15; Rayudu 2.

23.6
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, chopped to point
23.5
2
Mustafizur to Dhoni, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on middle, Dhoni clips it away through square leg
23.4
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, cutter on a length outside off, defended
23.3
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

Bangladesh are attacking with their field. They have as many as six inside the circle, which they don't need to at this stage. It's about wickets for them

23.2
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, not enough room for Dhoni to nail the cut. Mistimes it to point
23.1
4
Mustafizur to Dhoni, FOUR, the ball was through Mortaza before he could bend! Length ball outside off, Dhoni fiercely crashes it through the covers. Threw his hands at it
22.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, length ball sliding in on off, defended forward
22.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, played back down the pitch
22.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, back of a length, slides towards off, punched crisply to cover
22.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, skips down the track and works this wide of mid-on. Good intent with his footwork today
22.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, flighted ball on off, plonked to cover
22.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, nice drift from Nazmul, Dhoni was looking to push through the covers but all he manages is a thick inside edge that rolls to midwicket
21.6
1
Mustafizur to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length on off, steers it through cover
21.5
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, dances down to convert it into a half-volley and whips it to mid-on. He hit that too well, no run
21.4
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, cutter from Mustafizur, grips away from a length outside off, Dhoni leaves
21.3
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, chops it to backward point
21.2
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, full ball on off, pushes gently towards mid-off and takes a couple of steps down for the single. But seeing that the fielder was charging in, Dhoni sends Karthik back. Good call
21.1
0
Mustafizur to Dhoni, no run, length ball slanted across off, left alone

Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

20.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, flighted ball drifting in on off, driven back
20.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, no run, oooh, good comeback. He saw Karthik shimmy out and held the length back. Karthik rushes his bat down as he chops it to short third man
20.4
6
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, SIX, Karthik is severe on this half-tracker! He rocks back and absolutely bludgeons it over wide long-on, into the second tier
20.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, 1 run, drops it short outside off, slapped to sweeper cover
20.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, length ball turning away outside off, steers it with the turn to short third man
20.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhoni, no run, little shimmy from Dhoni, but it landed in the blockhole. Squeezed out to mid-on

Nazmul Islam [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

19.6
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, gets a full pitcher outside off, DK belts the drive, but can't pierce the gap on the off-side
19.5
1
Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, chips forward and across, is aware of lack of pace from Mortaza and neatly drops it into the covers to sneak a quick single. Smart batting
19.4
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, 124ks, zips in and drifts onto DK's pads, he gets inside the line of it and helps it backwards of square leg
19.3
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, slower delivery targetting off, DK tucks himself into a firm defence off the front foot
19.2
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, allows the ball to angle back and blocks under his eyes with an angled bat in front of point
19.1
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full and shaping in towards off, negated with soft hands into the off-side
18.6
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, another bumper, but the height on this one seems to be okay accoring to the umpire
18.5
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, closing in on off, pushed back at the bowler
18.5
1
Rubel to Dhoni, wide, the effort delivery, lifter. Way too high for MS and umpire Marais Erasmus belatedly signals a wide
18.4
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, fullish and swerving in towards off, Dhoni closes his bat face and taps into the leg-side
18.3
1
Rubel to Karthik, 1 run, short and angling in towards off, DK swivels and rolls his wrists on the pull through mid-wicket
18.2
1
Rubel to Dhoni, 1 run, punched to the left of Mortaza at cover, he dives and saves a certain boundary, but can't prevent Dhoni from stealing a single
18.1
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, 138ks, aiming for the top of off, Dhoni jumps back and punches into the covers
17.6
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, shuffles a tad and taps the length ball down the pitch
17.5
1
Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, angles his bat at the last moment and glides this length ball down to third man
17.4
0
Mortaza to Dhoni, no run, whew! Look at that calmness in Dhoni's eyes. A freebie outside off, but MS lets it pass and doesn't get too flustered by a ring of boos from the Bangladesh crowd
17.3
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-on and they sneak a quick single
17.2
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, another firm drive from DK, picks out mid-off now
17.1
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full and shaping in towards leg peg, DK shuffles and drills the drive to mid-on
16.6
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, Rubel appeals, the whole of Bangladesh appeal - at the ground and through telly sets. But Dhoni got a huge chunk of bat on that. Inside edge and hence not out. The nip-backer from Rubel, speeds in sharply and shaves the inside edge before clicking MS in front of middle and leg
16.5
0
Rubel to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, left alone to the keeper

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.4
0
Rubel to Rohit, out Caught by Nazmul Islam!! Bangladesh back in the game? Indian crowd stunned into silence, and so is Rohit Sharma. Rubel lets out a huge roar, oh those vocal chords. Careful. It's the short ball and Rohit gets out playing his favourite and perhaps go-to stroke - the pull. It hurried onto him quickly denying all the room and it went flat to deep square to his right, Nazmul keeps his calm and grabs a fine running catch. Rohit c Nazmul Islam b Rubel 48(55) [4s-3 6s-3]

Rubel to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

16.3
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, back of a length on off, punched crisply to mid-off
16.2
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, full and wobbling into the pads, Rohit tucks to short mid-wicket
16.1
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, 140ks outside off, driven out to mid-off
15.6
2
Mortaza to Karthik, 2 runs, short again, and DK had all the time in the world to bash this wherever he wanted. He transfers his weight onto the back foot and smacks the pull through mid-wicket, Mithun in the deep puts in a valiant dive to prevent the boundary
15.5
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, short ball, loops over a ducking DK and he thinks that's wide, wasn't to be
15.4
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, plenty of width on offer, Rohit bends his back knee and square drives this through point
15.3
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to deep square
15.2
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, good length on the stumps, pushed into the on-side
15.1
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, full on off, driven straight to mid-off

Only fair they called for drinks after all that chaos

14.6
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, India survive a run-out scare, a huge moment in the game? I certainly think so. It's a mega mix-up. Rohit drove this to mid-off and called for a quick single, DK was quick to respond too; but on seeing Liton charge towards the delivery, Rohit stops abruptly and causes a moment of confusion. And on seeing that, DK turns back cluelessly and pauses momentarily before hustling back to his respective end. And while all of this was happening, Liton failed to collect the ball and Soumya Sarkar from mid-on moped up before smashing the stumps direct at the bowling end. DK though was back just in the nick of time. Rohit heaves a huge sigh of relief. The replays show that DK's bat came down just in time. Just. Rohit and DK hug each other to evaporate all the tension
14.5
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, bulleted off Rohit's bat. Slam-bang straight drive. Perfect balance, but just that he it too straight and damaged the stumps at the other end
14.4
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, angled in on the pads, Rohit gets across and knocks it round the corner
14.3
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, opens the bat face and steers this short of length delivery to backward point
14.2
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, compact defence off the front foot
14.1
6
Rubel to Rohit, SIX, short ball? 'Bring it on' says Rohit's willow. It was quick and seeking Rohit's helmet, but he's such a good timer of the pull shot and although he didn't get all of it, the early swivel meant he spliced it way over the fine leg fielder
13.6
2
Mortaza to Karthik, 2 runs, slower ball, but this one's far too wide and DK helps it to third man with an open face to buy a couple of runs
13.5
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, change of pace from Mortaza! Rolls his fingers over the ball and extracts some late inward movement as DK fiddles and misses outside off stump
13.4
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, digs it hard into the pitch, but doesn't get as much bounce, Rohit hops back and clatters it past point
13.3
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, better from DK! Watched it all along and presented a straight bat while maximising his bottom hand power with a drive through covers
13.2
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, good length in the zone for Rohit, he unveils an elegant punch square on the off-side
13.1
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, pitched up wide of off, DK wanted to slam it hard through covers, but the extra zip of Mortaza foils his timing and as a result, the bat turns on impact and dribbles to mid-off
12.6
1
Rubel to Karthik, 1 run, makes use of the width and slices the punch uppishly backwards of point
12.5
0
Rubel to Karthik, no run, fiery bumper, very rapid too! DK spotted it late, but did well to stay mum and sway out of its way
12.4
1
Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, full and veering into the stumps, Rohit frees his wrists and gets it rolling through mid-wicket
12.3
1
Rubel to Karthik, 1 run, opens the face and steers this fine of third man
12.2
1
Rubel to Rohit, leg byes, 1 run, appeal for leg before but that's comfortably missing leg. Slower ball, pitches on a good length and rolls across to rap Rohit high on the pad, he missed the tuck and never looked in trouble despite getting restrained by his bat angle
12.1
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, all jumpy and whippy as Rubel releases this delivery, Rohit though is solid as a rock. Bunts it into the off-side off the back foot

The wicket of Rayudu was Mashrafe Mortaza's 250th wicket for Bangladesh - the first to reach the milestone for Bangladesh. He currently has 251 and the one wicket came while playing for the Asia XI.

11.6
2
Mortaza to Karthik, 2 runs, cracks this off the back foot and gets a boundary almost, the fielder at third man races across to his right and puts in a dive to deny DK a boundary
11.5
2
Mortaza to Karthik, 2 runs, on the move, tucks the bat close to bat and cleverly manipulates the bat angle at the last instant to glide it past backward point. A needless direct hit at the striker's end enables another run
11.4
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, opens the bat face and punches to the left of backward point, a diving stop by Liton Das
11.3
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, Mortaza is getting some shape. Ummm, interesting!! Lands it on the seam and the gets it to nip away sharply wide of DK's off-stump, he tries to poke but then leaves it alone at the last minute
11.2
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length angling in on the stumps, Rohit sits on the back foot and tucks through square leg
11.1
0
Mortaza to Rohit, no run, full one curving in towards off, Rohit gets his bat in front of pad to smother it down under his eyes
10.6
1
Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in towards off, Rohit opens the face of the bat late and steers it away towards square third man for a single
10.5
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, shortish one rising towards the off and middle line, Rohit hops onto the back foot and defends into the off-side. Karthik, the non-striker is charging down, but sensibly sent back by Rohit
10.4
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, good length delivery angling in towards middle and off, Rohit blocks it back down the wicket from the crease
10.3
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, very full delivery on off, Rohit maneuvres with with a late bottom-handed turn away towards mid-on
10.2
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, short of length delivery this time heading straight for the off-stump line, Rohit gets behind it with a tall stance to defend
10.1
0
Rubel to Rohit, no run, back of a length and a fraction wide outside off, seaming back in, but left alone comfortably by Rohit

Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

First time in this Asia Cup India have lost two wickets in the first powerplay.

9.6
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, back of a length and angling back into the right-hander, Karthik was looking to flick and gets an inside edge onto the pads
9.5
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, short of a length and angling into Karthik's hips, he was shuffling across on the tuck and missed, the ball brushed his trousers and rolled close to the leg-stump
9.4
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Karthik plays with an open face and looks to run it wide of slip, but Mehidy puts out the dive and saves the single

Slip is back for Karthik

9.3
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, on a good length and just outside off, Rohit plays with an open face and runs it down towards third man
9.2
4
Mortaza to Rohit, FOUR, beautifully played, back of a length and well outside off, Rohit stands tall and plays a delightful looking back-foot punch, wide of cover and rolls away to the fence
9.1
0
Mortaza to Rohit, no run, on a length and angling into the right-hander, Rohit plays with a straight bat and finds mid-wicket
8.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, 1 run, Nazmul drifts this one on Rohit's pads, worked away behind square on the on-side for a single
8.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, no run, nicely flighted on off, Rohit gets forward and finds cover with the drive

Slip moves across to short extra cover

8.4
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, flighted delivery on off, Karthik gently pushes it down towards long-off for a single
8.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, 1 run, slower and on off, eased down towards long-off for a single
8.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, no run, tossed up just outside off, Rohit makes room and finds cover-point with the drive
8.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Karthik, 1 run, Nazmul drops one short and well outside off, punched down towards long-off for a single
7.6
1
Mortaza to Karthik, 1 run, too straight from Mortaza, on Karthik's pads and it's nudged in front of mid-wicket, scampers across for a quick single
7.5
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, on a length and angling onto Karthik's pads, he's late on the flick and misses, a friendly appeal for LBW is turned down
7.4
0
Mortaza to Karthik, no run, short of a length and angling into the right-hander, tucked towards mid-wicket and Karthik wanted a single, sent back by his captain
7.4
1
Mortaza to Karthik, wide, Mortaza loses his line and spears this one down the leg-side, called as a wide

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip for DK

7.3
0
Mortaza to Rayudu, out Caught by Rahim!! Edged and caught! Bangladesh are fighting back in Dubai, lovely bowling from the captain, pitched on off and then shaped away slightly, Rayudu was looking to work it towards the on-side, played with a closed face and found the edge, goes low and to the right of Rahim who doesn't drop those. India find themselves in some trouble now. Rayudu c Rahim b Mortaza 2(7)

Mortaza to Rayudu, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

7.2
1
Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, length ball on Rohit's pads, clipped away in front of square on the on-side for a single
7.1
0
Mortaza to Rohit, no run, short of a length and around the off-stump line, pushed back at the bowler

Mashrafe Mortaza, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

6.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, 1 run, Nazmul tosses this one on off, driven down towards long-off for a single
6.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, no run, Nazmul drifts this one onto Rohit's pads, nudged towards the on-side
6.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, no run, nicely tossed up on middle, Rohit gets well forward and pushes it back at the bowler
6.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Rayudu, 1 run, tad too short from Nazmul, allows Rayudu to go back and punch it to long-off
6.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Rayudu, no run, flatter and just outside off, Rayudu stays back and drives it to cover
6.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Rayudu, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Rayudu leans forward and drives it back at the bowler
5.6
6
Mustafizur to Rohit, SIX, lovely, too short from Mustafizur, he doesn't have the pace to trouble Rohit with the short ball, the Indian captain is quick to swivel across and nails the pull, hard and flat over square leg, sails over the ropes for a maximum
5.5
1
Mustafizur to Rayudu, 1 run, back of a length and angling across the right-hander, Rayudu plays with an angled bat and runs it down towards third man, off the mark with a single
5.4
1
Mustafizur to Rohit, 1 run, fuller length delivery on Rohit's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a single

Mustafizur, from round the wicket

5.3
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, no run, short and wide of off, Rohit stands tall and cracks it straight to the fielder at backward point
5.2
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, no run, on a length and at the stumps, Rohit prods across and turns it towards the on-side
5.1
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Rohit plays with an open face and finds the fielder at backward point
4.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Rayudu, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Rayudu stays back and finds cover with the punchy drive
4.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Rayudu, no run, pushed through just outside off, Rayudu presses forward and nudges it behind square on the off-side, set-off for a single and is sent back by his partner

Ambati Rayudu, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar!! This is a huge moment, Dhawan has thrown his wicket away and Nazmul celebrates with his patented naagin dance. This was the chinaman, tossed up invitingly outside off and then spun just a bit, enough to induced a mistimed lofted drive, Dhawan was looking to go over the bowler's head, the bat turned on impact and he hit it straight into the grateful hands of Sarkar at mid-off. Will this wicket spur the Bangladeshis? Dhawan c Soumya Sarkar b Nazmul Islam 15(14) [4s-3]

Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.3
4
Nazmul Islam to Dhawan, FOUR, this is a horror start from Nazmul, loopy delivery and well outside leg, Dhawan doesn't bend completesly as he plays the flat sweep, past the keeper and into the ropes
4.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, 1 run, pushed through just outside off, punched down towards long-on for a single
4.1
6
Nazmul Islam to Rohit, SIX, a long hop and Rohit has sent it over long-on, was quick to go back and gets plenty of height on the lofted straightish pull, lands just over the ropes

Nazmul Islam, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Players opening both batting and bowling in an ODI final:
M Prabhakar (thrice)
N Johnson
C Gayle
Mohd Hafeez
MEHEDI HASAN

Agent Prakash reporting from Dubai: "Everytime an appeal is not entertained, there's a round of loud boos from the crowd...lot's of Bangladesh fans around still" - Gotta appreciate their optimism.

3.6
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, defended with an open face towards backward point
3.5
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, change of pace from Mustafizur, the slower off-cutter on middle, Dhawan watches it all along and defends
3.4
4
Mustafizur to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking shot, this was full and this was wide of off, Dhawan leans into the drive and finds the gap wide of cover-point, no need to run for those
3.3
1
Mustafizur to Rohit, 1 run, Mustafizur shortens his length on middle, nudged in front of square on the on-side for a single
3.2
0
Mustafizur to Rohit, no run, another loud shout for LBW and no review from Bangladesh again, pitched well outside leg-stump. Rohit was beaten as he looked to flick and missed, struck on his front pad and in front of leg-stump
3.1
2
Mustafizur to Rohit, 2 runs, poor ball from Mustafizur, full and on Rohit's pads, flicked in front of square on the on-side. Mahmudullah gives the chase and keeps them down to a brace

A wide slip for Rohit

2.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, no run, the slider from Mehidy, came straight off his arm, Dhawan goes back and punches it to cover
2.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, 1 run, Mehidy gives this one plenty of air, Rohit leans forward and eases it down towards long-on
2.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, pushed towards the on-side
2.3
4
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, FOUR, poor ball from Mehidy, errs in line and drifts this one down the leg-side, Rohit is quick to rock back and pulls it powerfully past backward square leg
2.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, no run, Mehidy tosses one on off, Rohit gets half-forward and blocks
2.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, no run, pushed through quicker and drifting down the leg-side, Rohit was looking to flick and missed. An overambitious LBW appeal by Mehidy and umpire Marais Erasmus has a smile on his face
1.6
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery and holding its line outside off, left alone
1.5
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Dhawan leant forward on the drive and mistimed it back at the bowler
1.4
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, loud shout for LBW and Bangladesh decide against a review, nipped back in from a length and struck Dhawan high on the pads, he was shuffling across on the tuck and missed

Slip moves out to square leg

1.3
2
Mustafizur to Dhawan, 2 runs, too full and too straight from Mustafizur, ended up drifting onto Dhawan's pads, clipped away behind square on the on-side for a couple of runs
1.2
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Dhawan gets close to the ball and defends it towards point

A wide slip in place for Mustafizur

1.1
0
Mustafizur to Dhawan, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Dhawan plays with an angled bat and pushes it towards point

Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, no run, pushed through on Rohit's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side
0.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, no run, a long hop and Mehidy is lucky to get away without conceding a run, Rohit rocked back and found the fielder at backward square leg with the pull
0.4
4
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, FOUR, lovely, this is a poor start from Mehidy, drops this one short and on Rohit's pads, he leans across, brings his bottom hand into play and flicks it behind square on the on-side. The timing is supreme and the ball teases the two chasing fielders to the ropes
0.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, 1 run, Mehidy drops this one short and well outside off, punched down towards long-off for a single
0.2
4
Mehidy Hasan to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too short and wide of off, Dhawan stands tall and crunches the cut behind square on the off-side, beat the two men in the ring and raced away to the boundary
0.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Rohit, 1 run, tossed up and drifting onto Rohit's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side, Rohit is away with a single

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Mehidy Hasan will open the attack