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'Slightly disappointed with India's back-up seamers'


Nidahas Trophy

Final, Colombo

Six takeaways from the Nidahas Trophy

After a somewhat subdued build-up, the tournament provided controversy and excitement. What were the biggest talking points?

Which was the best batting cameo?

In T20 cricket, batsmen have changed games in less than an over. Which of these knocks do you think was the best from the last few years?

The Videocast: Does Karthik have a case to replace Dhoni in T20Is?

Gaurav Kalra and Raunak Kapoor on Dinesh Karthik's headline-stealing act, Washington Sundar's emergence, and Bangladesh's behaviour in the Nidahas Trophy


Bangladesh v India

Nidahas Trophy final, Colombo

India clinch title with Karthik's last-ball six

In the end, India needed 34 off 12 balls. Dinesh Karthik almost single-handedly knocked that off with a stunning 29 not out off eight balls

'We have confidence in T20s now' - Mushfiqur

Despite their impressive performance in the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh's wicketkeeper said they "haven't become a T20 side of caliber yet"

Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Colombo

Shakib, Nurul fined for breaching code of conduct

They have also received one demerit point each for separate incidents during their side's T20I match against Sri Lanka in Colombo

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Ugly scenes mar Bangladesh's dramatic win

For a few moments, play came to a halt with players from both sides having to be restrained from each other. Then Mahmudullah struck a six to seal Bangladesh's place in the final

Associated Press

Isam: Bangladesh exorcise ghosts of Bengaluru

Two years ago, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were the chief protagonists in that infamous final-over meltdown in the World T20. Now, in successive chases against Sri Lanka, both have shown they have learned the lessons

Pereras alleviate Sri Lanka's pain

Thisara joined Kusal with Sri Lanka 41 for 5, and both batsmen tempered their naturally aggressive styles in a partnership that propelled their side to a total that came close to match-winning

Nidahas Trophy

Bangladesh v India, Colombo

Important to try and read the batsman's mind - Sundar


Washington Sundar emerging as tournament's MVP

The 18-year old India spinner has taken the most wickets in the Nidahas Trophy, and also has the best economy rate despite bowling the bulk of his overs in the Powerplay

Rohit and Sundar carry India into final

Rohit Sharma's 102-run partnership with Suresh Raina lifted India to 176, a score that proved 17 runs beyond Bangladesh, despite another fifty from Mushfiqur Rahim


Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka v India, Colombo

Thakur and Pandey fashion India's victory

The fast bowler picked up four wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 152 and the batsman struck an unbeaten 42 in the chase

Thakur knuckling down to challenge of filling senior boots

Shardul Thakur has responded impressively to a difficult start to the tournament in the latest example of the depth in India's pace resources

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Bangladesh news

'We cannot expect batting plans from Walsh' - BCB president

In another instance of his unusually hands-on involvement with team matters, Nazmul Hassan has questioned the interim coach's ability to handle the batting side of the Bangladesh job

Nidahas Trophy

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Colombo

Mushfiqur has made amends for World T20 - Tamim

Mushfiqur was the man who was largely blamed for Bangladesh's loss to India two years ago, but his Colombo blitz has helped him take centre stage for good reasons

Liton's promotion gives Bangladesh a new high

It has long been a Sri Lankan T20 strategy to move the ball away from top-order batsmen, and not only did Bangladesh take notice of it, but they came up with a sound counter-measure

Mushfiqur pulls off record Bangladesh chase

The batsman overcame cramps and helped the visitors mow down a target of 215 with an audacious 72 not out off 35 balls

Nidahas Trophy

India in SL

Agarkar: Good to see fringe players taking their chances

Ajit Agarkar reviews India's performance in their first round of games in the Nidahas Trophy


Nidahas Trophy

Bangladesh v India, Colombo

Unadkat and Dhawan brush aside Bangladesh

The left-arm seamer took three wickets while the opener hit his second successive fifty to give India their first points in the T20 tri-series

Bangladesh let down by lack of strike rotation

Mahmudullah has identified the abundance of dot balls in Bangladesh's innings, and the lack of singles and twos, as the reason behind their fifth straight T20 defeat

Nidahas Trophy

SL v India, Colombo

Dasgupta: It's a new side, can't read much into India's loss


Kusal Perera's assault helps SL chase down 175

The batsman marked his return from injury with a 22-ball fifty, while Shikhar Dhawan's 49-ball 90 went in vain

Powerplay woes cost India - Dhawan

Kusal Perera's 27-run over off Shardul Thakur helped Sri Lanka set the early tempo in their chase

Bangladesh news

Nidahas Trophy

Shakib ruled out of Nidahas Trophy

Mahmudullah will continue to lead the T20 side in the absence of Shakib, who is yet to recover from the finger injury he sustained during the ODI tri-series in January

'Want full support of players, BCB heads' - Walsh

Apart from addressing Bangladesh's form, interim coach Courtney Walsh's immediate challenges will include dealing with the the hands-on approach of board president Nazmul Hassan

Bangladesh news

Nidahas T20s

Coaches are more like 'father figures' - Walsh

Having been Bangladesh's fast bowling coach for 18 months, he has been asked to temporarily lead the support staff in the Nidahas T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka

Shakib in tri-series squad despite fitness concerns

The allrounder will be available for only "one or two" matches, according to BCB president Nazmul Hasan

Assistant coach Halsall to miss Nidahas Trophy

The BCB has given him extended leave as part of a coaching-staff shake-up

Sri Lanka squad

T20I tri-series

Lakmal, Pradeep return to bolster SL T20 pace ranks

The two fast bowlers recovered from injuries, but wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was omitted in favour of Dhananjaya de Silva

Mathews sidelined from Nidahas Trophy

Dinesh Chandimal, who had led Sri Lanka in six limited-overs matches during the tour of Bangladesh, is likely to take charge in the T20I tri-series, also involving India and Bangladesh

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