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Saturday, October 23, 2021

India beat Bangladesh by four wickets, win Nidahas Trophy 2018

Dinesh Karthik slammed 29 off 8 balls, including a last ball six to help India beat Bangladesh by four wickets in a breathless finish and clinch the Nidahas Trophy 2018

Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Nidahas Trophy 2018, india cricket team, cricket news, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Dinesh Karthik scored a six off the last ball to win the match for India. (Express Archive)

You had to see it to believe it. India seemed to have bottled it. The first moment when they looked down was when captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed but then Manish Pandey then took India back into the game. Bangladesh responded by making sure the struggling Vijay Shankar remains on strike with Muztafizur Rahman bowling a gauntlet of an 18th over. Manish Pandey was then dismissed and it looked like Bangladesh might just pull off a famous win here. And then came Dinesh Karthik, the man who has been around for a long time in the fringes of the Indian team. He stepped up and slammed 29 off eight balls. It went down the wire and India needed five runs to win off the last ball and what does Karthik do? He simply slammed Soumya Sarkar over the cover boundary for a six and won the match in the most extraordinary fashion you would ever see on a cricket pitch.

India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy final highlights: