India scored 176/3 in 20 overs after Bangladesh opted to bowl. Captain Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 61-ball 89 which took India to their highest score of the tournament. The skipper was given good support at the start by Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 35 and had a 70-run partnership. Then Suresh Raina stepped with his 30-ball 47 and had a 102-run partnership with Rohit. India are on the verge of qualifying for the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 T20 tri-series. If the Rohit Sharma-led outfit win against Bangladesh at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo tonight, they will enter the summit clash that will be played at the same venue on Sunday. They had also earned a comprehensive six-wicket win over Bangladesh on March 8. Get live cricket score of India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy 2018, here. (Live streaming) (Scorecard)
20:47 hrs IST: The Bangladeshi batsmen are coming out to bat now
20:46 hrs IST: Suresh Raina says the wicket was very slow
20:45 hrs IST: India scored 105 runs in the last 10 overs
20:42 hrs IST: Rohit was brilliant with his 89, five fours and sixes each
20:40 hrs IST: A very good last over by Rubel Hossain, only four runs but two wickets
20:37 hrs IST: This is India’s highest total in the Nidahas Trophy
20:34 hrs IST: Rohit is run out on the last ball for 89 as India end at 176/3
20:32 hrs IST: Only one run!
20:31 hrs IST: Three balls left and Rohit on 88
20:30 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik has come in to replace Raina
20:29 hrs IST: Raina gets caught out in the deep after a brilliant 30-ball 47 which included five fours and two sixes
20:27 hrs IST: India are 172/1 with one over left and Rubel Hossain to bowl
20:25 hrs IST: Back to back boundaries by Rohit Sharma, he has reached 87 not out!
20:22 hrs IST: Three sixes and 21 runs! India are 161/1 with two overs left to play
20:21 hrs IST: Six more! This time from Raina!
20:20 hrs IST: Another six! Rohit’s fourth! Now he is beginning to explode in Colombo
20:19 hrs IST: 14 runs from the 17th over and India are 140/1
20:16 hrs IST: Raina walking at the crease, must have confused Mustafizur but only one run
20:15 hrs IST: Chipped in the air but lands safely at mid-off. Rohit Sharma is still not out!
20:14 hrs IST: After 16 overs, India are 126/1
20:11 hrs IST: This is now Rohit’s highest score in a T20 in Sri Lanka, going past 55 he made against England in the 2012 World T20
20:08 hrs IST: Two back to back boundaries by Raina! Good over for India, 13 from it
20:05 hrs IST: India are 104/1 after 14 overs!
20:04 hrs IST: India have crossed the 100-run mark!
20:02 hrs IST: Big six from the willow of Raina! And now a four! This is good cricket by Raina
20:01 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma has had a miserable tournament so far so this knock was much needed
19:59 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma is scored his 13th half-century in Twenty20 Internationals as India near the 100-run mark
19:57 hrs IST: Much needed four from Rohit who is on 49 now
19:53 hrs IST: After 12 overs, India are 84/1. India should seriously consider accelerating now
19:51 hrs IST: Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack
19:50 hrs IST:SIX from Rohit! India needs these!
19:48 hrs IST: After 10 overs, India are 71/1. Get live cricket score of India vs Bangladesh here.
19:46 hrs IST: Suresh Raina is the new man in
19:45 hrs IST: Bangladesh have a wicket and partnership ended at 70
19:44 hrs IST: OUT! Dhawan finally gets out for 35. Ruber Hossain clean bowls the left hander!
19:43 hrs IST: Both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in 30s
19:42 hrs IST: Just four runs from the over and India are 67/0
19:40 hrs IST: With all the wickets in tact, India can really explode with only 11 overs remaining
19:35 hrs IST: Dhawan pulls and a lovely boundary down deep mid wicket
19:33 hrs IST: Wicketkeeper Liton Das drops Dhawan! What a reprieve for the opener! Both India openers are in their mid-20s
19:32 hrs IST: The foundation has been laid for India to score a big total here!
19:30 hrs IST: India have reached the 50-run mark without losing a wicket
19:29 hrs IST: Two boundaries from the sixth over. India are slowly accelerating now. India are 49/0 after 6 overs
19:25 hrs IST: Bangladesh have used five bowlers for the first five overs! Don’t recall when that happened last!
19:23 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma also gets into the act and SIX! India 38/0 after 5 overs
19:21 hrs IST: Big six by Dhawan and India are 27/0 after 4 overs! That was mighty impressive from the left hander
19:19 hrs IST: Four different bowlers have bowled the first four overs!
19:16 hrs IST: Mustafizur Rahman comes in to bowl.
19:15 hrs IST: India are 18/0 after three overs
19:13 hrs IST: Rohit could have been out again there but that was a difficult take
19:11 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain into the attack. India need a good start here
19:10 hrs IST: Dhawan hits his first four and India are 11/0
19:08 hrs IST: First boundary of the match comes up! From the willow of Rohit
19:06 hrs IST: End of 1st over and India are 2 for no loss
19:04 hrs IST: Like the previous India vs Bangladesh game, crowd just over 1000
19:03 hrs IST: Sad to see but the stadium is more or less empty. India are not used to this, are they?
19:00 hrs IST: Abu Hider Rony delivers the first ball!
18:59 hrs IST: India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are stepping out. Dhawan is the highest scorer of the tournament with 153 runs. Rohit on the other hand has not done well at all
18:58 hrs IST: Time for national anthems
18:56 hrs IST: To Siraj’s credit, he was the leading wicket-taker in Vijay Hazare Trophy with 23 scalps. He had three-five wicket hauls, including one against eventual champions Karnataka
18:55 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed dropped makes sense as he went for runs in the previous two games. However, dropping Jaydev Unadkat, the joint-highest wicket-taker for Siraj is a gamble
18:50 hrs IST: Here are the squads: India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (w), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Mahmudullah (c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam
18:45 hrs IST: Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah says: “The wicket looks quite dry, spinners may come into play. The wickets here get better and better. We have two specialist spinners. One change, Abu Hider comes in for Taskin.”
18:40 hrs IST: “I was thinking about batting, if we qualify for the final, we want to do that. Very happy with the way the team is performing. No, not at all (concerns of form). One change, Mohammad Siraj in place of Jaydev Unadkat,” says Rohit Sharma.
18:35 hrs IST: India and Bangladesh have faced each other six times in Twenty20 Internationals. India have won each and every time
18:30 hrs IST: So the news from the centre is that Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bowl against India
18:25 hrs IST:Interestingly all four games so far in the Nidahas Trophy, the team that has chased has won. So the captains know what to do at the toss
18:23 hrs IST: There is a strong possibility of Mohammed Siraj playing in place of Jaydev Unadkat
18:20 hrs IST: If India win today, they will for sure enter the final
18:15 hrs IST: The main news today is that there is no rain and we are in for a 6:30 PM toss and 7:00 PM start
18:10 hrs IST: This the second T20 game between the two sides in the Nidahas Trophy after India won comprehensively last week
18:05 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs Bangladesh.
A win for Bangladesh will open the table as it will boil down to the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh game on Friday and eventually the net run rate to see which two teams qualify for the final.
India are atop the standings with four points while hosts Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have two each.