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India came back strong with the ball to clinch the series 2-1.

India clinch series

Heartbreak for Bangladesh again. I don't know how many more they can take against India. It keeps happening. Their hopes go up but then the pressure gets to them. They needed 69 from the final eight overs with eight wickets still remaining and would have backed themselves to get the job done. Naim in particular was going bonkers but then India came back strong. Dube picked two in two and then Chahar took over. Excellent comeback win for India. They lost the first game and then went on to win the next two to add another trophy to their collection.

And it's a hat-trick!!!

He has done it. Chahar has broken a few records here. He has picked up a sixth wicket, he has a hat-trick now and his figures of 6 for 7 are the best ever in a T20 International. Unbelievable scenes here.

Number 5

Well deserved. What a top performance this has been by the pacer. He has seamlessly replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this lineup and he has a five-wicket haul here. Can he pick up a hat-trick?

4 for Chahar

Shafiul finds Rahul at the deep and Chahar gets number four. His figures are 3-0-7-4. That's absolutely staggering.

Mahmudullah falls

Another one bites the dust. The Bangladesh skipper tried to take on Chahal but he loses his stumps. India are edging towards an easy win here. How this game has turned on its head.

2 in 2

Wow!! And now a cross seamer fetches him another wicket. Dube gets two in two and Afif has to walk back after a leading edge is taken by the bowler. India are right back in the contest. In fact, the balance has tilted in favour of the hosts now. Bangladesh will feel gutted.

What a ball!!

Dube was probably looked at upon as the weak link but he has come up with one of the best yorkers you will ever see to get rid of the dangerous Naim. The opener smashed his way to 81 but India have struck at the right time. They can claw back into the game now.

Five overs to go, Bangladesh need 50 off 30.

Dube strikes

Rahim falls for a first-ball duck. Length ball from the medium-pacer and the Bangladesh 'keeper has chopped it one. Is there a late twist?

Bangladesh 111 for 4

Chahar strikes

Mithun's 29-ball 27 comes to an end. Bangladesh were inching closer but the pacer has landed a timely blow. Trying to cover long-off, Mithun mistimes one and falls. Can India pull things back? Looks unlikely at the moment.

Bangladesh 110 for 3

Bangladesh's game to lose now - 69 needed off 48 and Naim is taking this game away from India.

The chase is on ...

Naim has kept the asking rate in check and is batting on 48 off 32 now. Bangladesh need 101 off 60 now with Shivam Dube under a lot of pressure having leaked 23 in his first two overs. Pressure on Yuzvendra Chahal as well today with the wet ball. Bangladesh now need Mithun to get going. He's on 16 off 19 and a few boundaries will put India a lot of pressure.

Bangladesh 74 for 2 in 10

Slow going

The two wickets have really dented Bangladesh in the chase. The onus is now on the young guns - Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun - to drive the chase forward and keep the side in the hunt. Naim did welcome Chahal with three consecutive fours to give some momentum.

Bangladesh 33 for 2

Two in two

Brilliant start from India and Chahar. Khaleel gave eight runs in the first over but Washington Sundar pulled things back with three in the second. Chahar came in for the third and got Liton Das caught at square-leg pulling a short one. Soumya Sarkar drove the next ball straight to mid-off.

Bangladesh 12 for 2

We're back!

Khaleel Ahmed to open the bowling attack for India. Liton Das on strike and Mohammad Naim is his partner. Time for some fireworks ...

Bangladesh set 175

Only once Bangladesh successfully chased down a 170+ target in T20 Internationals - 215 vs SL in Colombo RPS in 2018. Can they seal a historic win today? There's dew and it won't be easy for the Indian bowlers. Superb knocks from Rahul and Iyer after the early wickets of Rohit and Dhawan. Make no mistake, India have decided to drop Krunal and are banking on Shivam Dube to bowl all his four overs. Bangladesh can chase this down but it won't be easy. A good start from the top three is needed. We'll be back in 15 with the chase. Excited?

Sarkar strikes twice

Iyer falls for 62 off 33. Wanted to go for another big one and Sarkar pulled his length back a touch. Iyer mistimed the ball to long-off and Liton took a good low catch. Can India get 180?

India 144 for 5

Pant goes

Length ball and an off-cutter. Pant slogged it and missed it. Walks off disappointed with his stumps rattled.

India 139 for 4

Five overs to go

Here's how the 15th over went - 6, 6, 6, 0, 1

Iyer gets to his maiden T20I half-century as he dismisses Afif Hossain from his presence. You don't bowl a spinner to Iyer when he's in this kind of form.

India 129 for 3

50 and OUT

Sixth half-century in T20Is for Rahul. He gets there off 33 balls and has put India in a solid position. However, Al-Amin comes in and bowls a slower one. Rahul chipped it straight to mid-off. Just what India didn't need.

India 94 for 3

50-run stand

Iyer's got going now. He hammered one straight over Biplob and then whipped one wide of long-on. A six and a four as these two have now scored 52 off 34.

India 87 for 2

10 overs done

India have a decent score at the halfway mark and that's mainly because of KL Rahul. He's struck the ball well and raced to 41 off 27. Doesn't look like there's much for the bowlers in the track. Iyer is still settling in after being dropped early. The average score here is 149 and India will aim for something around 170. Rahul needs to go big.

India 71 for 2

Powerplay done

Shafiul gets his second and Dhawan falls in the sixth over. Tried to take on the pacer and skied a catch wide of mid-on. Mahmudullah judged it well and caught it with ease. All equal at the moment especially after Dhawan and Rahul attacked the pacers. Things, however, could have been much worse. Iyer lobbed in a simple catch to point and Biplob dropped a sitter.

India 41 for 2

India on the move

Two boundaries from Dhawan in the third over and Rahul struck one past mid-off and then past point in Shafiul's second over. India were 3 for 1 after two overs and now have scored 23 in the last two.

India 25 for 1


Big blow for India and a lazy shot from the India captain. Length ball and the inside edge knocks the leg stump out. Shafiul Islam gets the wicket and just what the hosts didn't need. It's a maiden as well!

India 3 for 1

Alrighty then, Rohit on strike, Dhawan walks out with him and Al-Amin to start with the ball. Excited?

TOSS - Bangladesh opt to field.

India bring in Manish Pandey in place for Krunal. Bangladesh replace Mossadek for Mohammad Mithun.


India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the third and final T20I between India and Bangladesh in Nagpur. With the series level, Bangladesh find themselves in a tough spot once again. The mauling in Rajkot, especially the assault from Rohit Sharma, can leave a side, any side, deflated. Now, not only do they need to show that the lessons from those eight defeats were absorbed well, they also will have to prove they've become a temperamentally better side.

In a par chase in Delhi, Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar did just about enough to stay in the hunt before the seasoned campaigners drove home the win. However, when stuck in on a batting wicket, Bangladesh's top three were found out as their starts only led to the team posting 153. Head coach Russell Domingo admitted in Nagpur the side doesn't have the muscle to out-bat teams like England or West Indies but need to be smart to put the inexperienced Indian bowling under pressure. The resurgence, as is the norm, needs to come from the top three.

As India try to find the ideal support cast the established players for the 2020 T20 WC, Khaleel Ahmed's form has only raised concerns. Rohit Sharma stressed he's one of the candidates identified for the pacer's role and can do the job for them but figures of 1 for 37 and 1 for 44 have only led to the side being under more pressure. Shreyas Iyer, slowly and steadily, is sealing the No. 4 spot but Shikhar Dhawan's returns have been very underwhelming. There may be a slim chance that India try opening with KL Rahul and give Manish Pandey a chance in the middle-order with Iyer taking up the No. 3 slot.

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