India hold off Bangladesh’s fight to reach final

Brief score: India 176/4 (Rohit Sharma 89, Suresh Raina 47; Rubel Hossain 2 for 27) beat Bangladesh 159/6 (Mushfiqur Rahim 72*; Washington Sundar 3 for 22) by 17 runs

Statistical highlights

  • India maintained their¬†unbeaten streak, which has now extended to six T20Is, against Bangladesh by registering a 17-run win in the 5th T20 of Nidahas Trophy 2018
  • Former captain of Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim made his fourth T20I half-century (a 55-ball 72*; 8×4, 1×6) and second consecutive in this series, this time, however, not managing to take his team to a victory
  • Rohit Sharma made his 13th T20I half-century and moved into eighth place on the list of highest run-scorers in T20I cricket with a 61-ball 89 (5×4, 5×6) which helped India post a total close to 180. The Indian skipper was awarded the man of the match for his knock
  • Playing his fifth Twenty20 International, Washington Sundar recorded his best bowling figures (3 for 22) in this format, taking all three wickets in the first seven overs and stifling Bangladesh at the top of the innings
  • Dinesh Karthik reached 50 stumpings in all T20 cricket when he stumped Litton Das off the bowling of Tamil Nadu team-mate Washington
  • Rohit Sharma tasted his seventh victory in his eighth T20I as Indian captain

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