Sunil Gavaskar's Nagin Dance during Nidahas Trophy final irks Bangladesh fans
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 20, 2018,
Mar 20, 2018, 21:36
Rohit Sharma's side needed 34 off 12 balls. Hossain's over completely changed the course of the match and put India on the front before Soumya Sarkar once again created trouble for the two Indian batsmen, Karthik and Vijay Shankar.
The former Indian cricketer jokingly performed the act when Rohit Sharma was batting on 47, with India's score reading 82-2. Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey (28) played sensible innings but was dismissed when needed the most.
Later Bangladesh Defeated Srilanka in their final league match to enter the finals vs India, This match had some drama, Though Bangladesh has shown some exceptional cricket to seal the victory their behavior after the victory was immature.
Bangladesh throughout the tournament played aggressively and put up a fight against India in nearly every game. "To do what he did in the final will give him a lot of confidence going forward", Rohit said at the post-match media conference. As Bangladesh cruised towards victory, DK played a stunning knock of 29 from 8 balls to steal a win for his team. Batting for the first time in worldwide cricket, Shankar failed to get going under crunch situation.
Indian bowlers had sent both the openers - Tamim Iqbal (15 off 13, 1 four) and Liton Das (11 off 9, 1 six) - back to the pavilion when there were only 27 runs on the board.
With seven of the 15 top-ranked bowlers in T20s being wrist spinners, there were doubts on how off-spinner Sundar, only 18 and with just one T20 global under his belt, would fare in this series.
Tamim Iqbal was dismissed early in the piece, with Shardul Thakur pulling off a sensational catch on the boundary line.
"We always knew Soumya Sarkar is not a premier bowler".
At the halfway stage, Bangladesh were 68/3 with Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim (9) trying to stem the rot. The tone was set in the first ball of the 19th over itself. He conceded at less than six an over through the tournament and took eight wickets, earning the Man-of-the-Series award.
However, this is an opportune time to take stock of the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy, which was put together by Sri Lanka with the goal of celebrating the country's 70th independence anniversary. Jaydev Unadkat bagged two wickets off 33 runs while Washington Sundar got a wicket for 20 runs.
As mentioned above, Mustafizur nearly sealed things for Bangladesh with a splendid maiden over (four dot balls, one leg-bye, one wicket). En route his innings he created a few records too.