Can Bangladesh's emotional outburst aid against India? - Nidahas Trophy Final Preview

KEY MAN Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya bowls during a training session ahead of his team's clash against Bangladesh in Colombo on Thursday. AFP

KEY MAN Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya bowls during a training session ahead of his team's clash against Bangladesh in Colombo on Thursday. AFP

The incident involving Shakib happened in the 20th over of the Bangladesh innings when he came to the edge of the boundary and gestured at his batsmen to come off the field while remonstrating against an umpiring decision. But sanity prevailed and Bangladesh erupted after Mahmudullah Riyad hit the winning six on the penultimate ball.

Nurul Hasan, one of the reserve players who was sent to the field with a message from the Bangladesh dressing room, was also involved in a spat with Thisara Perera, the Sri Lankan skipper.

But when umpires interfered, play was resumed and Mahmudullah pulled Bangladesh out of trouble waters and helped them to seal the match by two wickets. The second match that we played, I thought we fielded the poorest against Bangladesh.

India vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy final, latest update: DINESH KARTHIK'S ON STRIKE AND HE ENDS IT IN STYLE WITH A SIX! One reason that the tri-series wasn't in vogue for a long time is because when the home team is not playing, you tend to get a match with very little crowd.

"India are a very good side but we have the momentum, so hopefully we can continue the performance", said Shakib.

The Perera duo once again performed, Thisara (58) and Kusal (61) showing their mettle with a fine counter-attacking batting display to take their side past the 150-run mark.

Head to Head Record: India have won all the seven T20Is played between the two teams. "If we think it is a big final against India, then it is pressure", Shakib said on the eve of the final, on Saturday (March 17). "Now as far as we are concerned, we'll focus on our processes and routines that have given us good results till now".

Coming to the match, Bangladesh won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has also been tidy throughout the series but skipper Sharma would want his young fast bowlers, who have been on the expensive side, to step up and deliver in the big final.

Rohit Sharma's men, meanwhile, will be eager to prove a point, as they eye triumph without the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

Shakib briefly called his batsmen off the field, nearly forfeiting the match, when the umpires failed to award a no-ball to his team after medium-pacer Isuru Udana bowled too many bouncers in the over. "What are you doing?'"

A live stream of the Bangladesh vs. India Nidahas Trophy T20 worldwide cricket championship final will be available exclusively in any country from the Indian streaming TV service YuppTV.

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