India beat Bangladesh by six wickets: As it happened

Shikhar Dhawan's sixth T20I fifty helped India walk to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh.

Indian cricket team, BCCI, BCCI anual pay, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Shikhar Dhawan scored his sixth T20I fifty. (Source: AP)

In the end, it wasn’t much of a contest. Bangladesh simply let India run them over and were completely outplayed. India made a number of mistakes during the Bangladesh innings and yet the latter only managed to make 139. A target of 140 is always difficult to defend in a T20I against a team that has the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina in their batting line up. Dhawan scored his sixth T20I fifty and his partnership with Raina practically won the match for India. In the end, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik saw it through as India walked to a 6-wicket win.

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI Nidahas Trophy: Match highlights

  1. 10:35PM
    08 Mar, 18
    There it is! India claim their first win of the Nidahas Trophy, beat Bangladesh by six wickets

    Manish Pandey calmly took a single to move to 27 and that did the job for India. They have finished the match with eight balls and six wickets remaining. 

  2. 10:24PM
    08 Mar, 18
    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Liton Das b Taskin Ahmed India 123/4

    And finally he has to depart but the damage has been done. Dhawan looks to go big, and it does not have the necessary distance. He is caught at long on, India need 14 to win off 18

  3. 10:19PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India 120/3 after 16 overs

    Manish Pandey has come in and is giving Dhawan able company. India now need 20 runs to win off 24 balls. Aside from the three wickets and some very enthusiastic appeals, Bangladesh have done little to bother the Indians today

  4. 10:13PM
    08 Mar, 18
    GONE! Suresh Raina c Miraz b Rubel India 108/3

    And that's the end of the partnership. A good wicket for Bangladesh to claim but it means little in reality. It would take a collapse of monumental proportions for India to mess up this chase. Raina departs for 28

  5. 10:09PM
    08 Mar, 18
    14 overs gone India 107/2

    Shikhar Dhawan reaches his 6th T20I fifty. This has been quite an innings from him, perfect blend of aggression and restraint. He and Suresh Raina have practically won this match now for India. They need 32 to win off 36

  6. 10:04PM
    08 Mar, 18
    12 overs gone, India 88/2

    Dhawan survived a close call when Mehidy and the rest of the Bangladesh team appeal for LBW against him. Umpires was not interested but the Bangladeshis went for a review. There was no inside edge and it's umpire's call on wickets so not out is the call. 

  7. 9:52PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India 81/2 after 10 overs

    Suresh Raina ends India's first 10 overs with a four over mid-off. India now need 59 to win off 60 balls. As things stand, this match is the ocean and India are cruising

  8. 9:44PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India 68/2 after 8 overs

    13 runs come off eighth over as India now need 73 off 73. Dhawan and Raina are stabilizing the innings after the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant. So much so that India are now absolutely cruising 

  9. 9:34PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India 47/2, Suresh Raina survives

    Suresh Raina dropped at gully. It would have been a sensational catch to be honest, way too difficult. Mehidy dives to his left with almost no reaction time and the ball bounces out of his hands. He saved a boundary

  10. 9:29PM
    08 Mar, 18
    GONE! Rishabh Pant b Rubel Hossain, India 40/2

    There it is. Pant was playing pretty well but this time, he chases a length ball wide and ends up dragging it onto the stumps. 

  11. 9:20PM
    08 Mar, 18
    OUT! Rohit Sharma b Mustafizur Rahman, India 28/1

    Rohit Sharma plays on and we here the familiar sound of ball hitting stumps. Rohit looks for the late cut but is not given enough room for it, the ball takes his inside edge and hits the base of middle stump. And Rishabh Pant comes on at no. 3 

  12. 9:17PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India 27/0 after 3 overs

    Dhawan and Rohit are carrying it forward at a steady, making sure the bad balls are duly delivered to the boundary. So far there have been four fours, three fro  Rohit and one from Dhawan. No maximums yet but it's only a matter of time

  13. 9:06PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India off the mark!

    Nine runs came off the first over. Rohit Sharma took a single off the first ball and Shikhar Dhawan smashed a four to the on side off the second. That was the only boundary of the over but one could argue that, considering the target, it is more than enough

  14. 8:51PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh 139/8 at the end of 20 overs

    Shardul Thakur bowls a wide delivery that almost goes outside the pitch and then concedes a single and that means Bangladesh have set a target of 140 for India to chase. 

  15. 8:47PM
    08 Mar, 18
    RUN OUT! Taskin Ahmed run out, Bangladesh 136/8

    Bangladesh look for two when there was only one and long-on's throw seems to be deflected on to the stumps by Shardul Thakur. 

  16. 8:43PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Sabbir Rehman c Karthik b Unadkat

    Just as they were upping the ante. A yorker that goes past the Sabbir as he tries to drive, Karthik catches it and goes up straight away. The Umpire gives the decision and Sabbir goes upstairs. The third umpire takes his time as he has to be sure that the sound was that of bat hitting ball and not that of it colliding with the ground. He is convinced and Sabbir has to walk

  17. 8:33PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh unable to lift off

    Two runs came off the next over bowled by Shardul Thakur. The first three balls went for no runs and then came the single. This was followed by another dot ball and then a single. This was the 18th over of the game, a far cry from the fireworks we have come to expect at this stage of a T20I innings

  18. 8:32PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Manish Pandey b Jaydev Unadkat, Bangladesh 119/6

    Another one gone! Mehidy looks to pull a ball pitched at length, holes out at long on. Bangladesh lose another now and they are pretty much at sea

  19. 8:25PM
    08 Mar, 18
    How much can Bangladesh get?

    So Bangladesh have Sabbir Rahman and Mehedi Hasan at the crease. They are 112 for the loss of five wickets with four overs remaining. Jaydev Unadkar is back in the attack. How much will Bangladesh end up on?

  20. 8:20PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Litton Das c Suresh Raina b Yuzvendra Chahal

    Chahal comes back into the attack and strikes! Litton Das has no control over that shot which has gone up in the air and straight! Suresh Raina stations himself nicely under it before completing the catch!

  21. 8:18PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh 107/4 after 15 overs

    Expensive over from Vijay Shankar. Too many extras. 11 runs from the over and Bangladesh reach 107 for the loss of four wickets. Rohit Sharma doesn't seem to be happy with that over!

  22. 8:15PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Vijay Shankar with a stunning effort!

    Sabbir Rahman tries to go big! He fails to connect and skies one in the air which goes towards mid-wicket area! Vijay Shankar knows there is no fielder and runs himself. A big dive to get his hands to the ball but cannot catch it!

  23. 8:10PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh 96/4 after 14 overs

    Litton Das been batting nicely in middle. Bangladesh are 96 for the loss of four wickets after 14 overs. They need some quick runs. Das and Sabbir Rahman are capable of doing the big hitting but they need to save wickets as well

  24. 7:57PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Mahmudullah c Shardul Thakur b Vijay Shankar 1

    Bangladesh slipping in Colombo! Mahmudullah tries to hit a big shot against Vijay Shankar but is caught at sweeper cover. Bangladesh are four down now. Shankar has two now in two overs!

  25. 7:50PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh 69/3 after 10 overs

    At the halfway mark, Bangladesh have reached 69 for the loss of three wickets. Indian bowlers have done well to keep Bangladesh under pressure. Bangladesh struggling to score runs in Colombo

  26. 7:45PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim c Dinesh Karthik b Vijay Shankar 18

    Mushfiqur Rahim has to go as there is a spike on the UltraEdge as the ball passed the bat. A long review and confusion but that will be Vijay Shankar's maiden T20I wicket! Bangladesh are 66 for 3 after 9 overs

  27. 7:43PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Review from India!

    The umpire has not given Mushfiqur Rahim out caught behind of which India are quite sure of. Rohit Sharma reviews. This looks very interesting as everyone went up but not the umpire's finger

  28. 7:40PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh 55/2 after 8 overs

    Bangladesh have lost two wickets and scoring at a rate close to seven runs per over. Indian bowlers have done well to keep the pressure. Vijay Shankar will continue and Litton Das is on strike

  29. 7:27PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Tamim Iqbal c Jaydev Unadkat b Shardul Thakur 15

    He survived a review, hit two consecutive boundaries but is undone by a short delivery by Shardul Thakur! Tamim Iqbal could not resist pulling a short-pitched delivery but has top edged it to short fine-leg. Bangladesh are 35 for 2 after five overs

  30. 7:23PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Tamim Iqbal survives and Bangladesh 27/1

    WICKET! Tamim Iqbal has been adjudged LBW. Bangladesh lose second wicket. Bangladesh go for the review and Tamim is confident about surviving this. Looks out to the naked eye. But it has pitched outside the leg-stump line. Tamim will survive

  31. 7:20PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India vs Bangladesh 27/1 Live Score

    That will be four off the final ball of the fourth over. Sundar just going for the wrong line to Mahmudullah. Bangladesh are 27 for the loss of one wicket. Shardul Thakur is into the attack for Jaydev Unadkat

  32. 7:14PM
    08 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Somya Sarkar c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jaydev Unadkat

    GONE! This time the flick does not work for Somya. He has played it straight to short fine-leg. It was on the leg-stump line and Sarkar flicked it but that does not go where he desired. Chahal takes a good, low catch.

  33. 7:12PM
    08 Mar, 18
    SIX! Somya Sarkar on the attack

    A six from Somya Sarkar. That is a wonderful strike from the opener. It is flat and placed nicely over square-leg. Brilliant shot. He follows it with a shot over the infield but does not go to the boundary

  34. 7:07PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Dropped? Bangladesh 6/0 after 1 over

    Poor, poor from India! Unadkat did his job by inducing the leading edge off Sarkar's bat which went to the third man region. It's high up in the air and three fielders are converging for the catch. No one takes it. Bangladesh finish the first over with six runs

  35. 7:01PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Bangladesh openers take guard

    India will open the bowling with Jaydev Unadkat and Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Somya Sarkar are out in the middle. First ball coming up of this second T20 International of this Nidahas Trophy

  36. 6:55PM
    08 Mar, 18
    National Anthems!

    The two teams and match officials are out in the middel for the national anthems. First it will be of India followed by that of Bangladesh. Devendra Pandey from Colombo says "never seen such an empty stadium for an India game."

  37. 6:46PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Playing XI for Bangladesh

    Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

  38. 6:45PM
    08 Mar, 18
    Playing XI for India

    Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur

  39. 6:34PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India win toss, opt to field

    India captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh in the T20I. Rohit says India are playing the same side. Bangladesh go in with six batsmen and five bowlers

  40. 6:24PM
    08 Mar, 18
    India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score

    Welcome to the coverage of the India vs Bangladesh T20I of the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo. India lost the first T20I against Sri Lanka and would like to get their first win. Bangladesh are commencing their campaign and a win will be a big boost for them going into the tournament.