Rohit, Sundar take India to final as Bangladesh lose by 17 runs

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India will qualify for the final of the Nidahas Trophy with a victory over BangladeshAFP Getty Images

Sundar came back to pack back the other opener Tamim Iqbal (27), who looked threatening with his four boundaries and a six off Shardul Thakur's first over before losing his leg stick to the 18-year-old tweaker. If the India national cricket team happens to win today too, then it will make itself a place in the final of the series - Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 triseries. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play a virtual semi-final on Friday, having won only one game apiece so far. Among slow bowlers, off-spinner Washington Sundar has done extremely well opening the bowling in the Powerplay overs in every game.

Rahim had put up a 65-run partnership with Sabbir Rahman, who later departed for 27.

Rubel Hossain was the most successful bowler, taking the wickets of Dhawan and Raina, and also had Rohit run out in the 20th over.

India have made one change by bringing in Mohammed Siraj in place of Jaydev Unadkat.

In walked the Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, to start the proceedings. The Tigers improved immensely in their next game against hosts Sri Lanka and chased down 215 to upset the 2014 World T20 champions.

The Men in Blue, who began the T20I tri-series in the absence of rested skipper Virat Kohli with a five-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka, will aim to continue their winning momentum heading into the fourth match as they bid to seal the final spot.

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With 33 needed off the last 2 and Mushfiqur still at the crease, a good over could have very much kept Bangladesh in the hunt.But before that, the damage was done up early when Washington picked up three wickets in his first three overs.

However, Raina and Rohit were soon dismissed by Rubel Hossain in the final over, as India reached a respectable total.

Skipper Mahmudullah (11) was guilty of squandering a half-tracker when he pulled one from Yuzvendra Chahal (1/21 in 4 overs) straight into deep mid-wicket fielder KL Rahul's hands. Thakur bowled a magnificent spell of 4-27.

While Rohit upped the ante in the end, Raina once again played a significant role, hitting five boundaries and two sixes.

In reply, Bangladesh could manage only 159-6 in their 20 overs despite a hard fought 72 not out from Mushfiqur Rahim.

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