Karthik wins India Nidahas Trophy with sensational 8-ball blitz

Brief score: Bangladesh 166/8 (Sabbir Rahman 77; Yuzvendra Chahal 3 for 18) lost to India 168/6 (Rohit Sharma 56, Dinesh Karthik 29*; Mustafizur Rahman 1 for 21) by four wickets

Statistical highlights

  • India, courtesy their eight-wicket win to lift the Nidahas Trophy 2018, have now beaten Bangladesh in eight consecutive T20Is
  • Sabbir Rahman, with his fourth T20I half-century (a 50-ball 77; 7×4, 4×6), helped Bangladesh post a competitive 166/8 batting first
  • Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking 3 for 18 and stifling Bangladesh’s progress in the middle overs
  • Then, Rohit Sharma got India off to a quick start in pursuit of 167, going on to make his 14th T20I half-century (a 42-ball 56; 4×4, 3×6) and also moving up to fifth on the list of leading run scorers in T20I cricket
  •  This victory was Rohit Sharma’s eighth as Indian captain in nine T20Is, losing just one
  • The Nidahas Trophy is India’s third major T20I tournament title, the most for any side

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