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2018 Nidahas Trophy

The 2018 Nidahas Trophy was a cricket tournament that was held in Sri Lanka in March 2018.[1][2] It was a tri-nation series between Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.[3] Each team played each other twice, with two teams progressing to the final.[1] The tournament was played to celebrate Sri Lanka's 70th year of independence; the title derives from the Sinhalese නිදහස් nidahas, meaning "freedom."[4] Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that the matches would be played as Twenty20 International fixtures.[5] The fixtures and venue were announced in November 2017,[6] with all the matches played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.[7] This was the first occasion that Discovery Networks Asia Pacific channel DSport acquired media rights to broadcast live cricket matches involving the Indian cricket team.[8][9]

The opening match of the tournament, between Sri Lanka and India, was held under tight security following the a state of emergency in Sri Lanka. It was imposed by Sri Lanka's government following the violence between Muslims and Sinhalese Buddhists in areas such as Ampara and Kandy.[10][11][12]

India progressed to the final after they beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in the fifth T20I match.[13] Bangladesh joined India in the final, after they beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the final group game.[14] In the final, India beat Bangladesh by four wickets to win the tournament.[15]

Squads

 Bangladesh[16] India[17] Sri Lanka[18]

Initially, Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of Bangladesh's squad before the start of the tournament due to injury. He was replaced by Liton Das with Mahmudullah named as captain.[19] However, Shakib rejoined the Bangladesh squad ahead of the sixth T20I match.[20]

Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal was given a two-match ban for a slow over-rate following the match against Bangladesh on 10 March 2018. Thisara Perera was named as Sri Lanka's captain in Chandimal's absence.[21]

Points table

Team
PWLTNRPtsNRR
 India431006+0.377
 Bangladesh422004–0.293
 Sri Lanka413002–0.085

T20I series

1st T20I

6 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
174/5 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
175/5 (18.3 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 90 (49)
Dushmantha Chameera 2/33 (4 overs)
Kusal Perera 66 (37)
Washington Sundar 2/28 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Kusal Perera (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Vijay Shankar (Ind) made his T20I debut.
  • This was Sri Lanka's first win at home against India in T20Is.[22]

2nd T20I

8 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
139/8 (20 overs)
v
 India
140/4 (18.4 overs)
Liton Das 34 (30)
Jaydev Unadkat 3/38 (4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 55 (43)
Rubel Hossain 2/24 (3.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Vijay Shankar (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

3rd T20I

10 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
214/6 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
215/5 (19.4 overs)
Kusal Perera 74 (48)
Mustafizur Rahman 3/48 (4 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 72* (35)
Nuwan Pradeep 2/37 (4 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban)

4th T20I

12 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
152/9 (19 overs)
v
 India
153/4 (17.3 overs)
Kusal Mendis 55 (38)
Shardul Thakur 4/27 (4 overs)
Manish Pandey 42* (31)
Akila Dananjaya 2/19 (4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Shardul Thakur (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced the match to 19 overs per side.
  • K. L. Rahul became the first batsman for India to be dismissed hit wicket in T20Is.[27]

5th T20I

14 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
176/3 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
159/6 (20 overs)
Rohit Sharma 89 (61)
Rubel Hossain 2/27 (4 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 72* (55)
Washington Sundar 3/22 (4 overs)
India won by 17 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

6th T20I

16 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
159/7 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
160/8 (19.5 overs)
Kusal Perera 61 (40)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/39 (4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 50 (42)
Akila Dananjaya 2/37 (4 overs)
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Mahmudullah (Ban)

Final

18 March 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
166/8 (20 overs)
v
 India
168/6 (20 overs)
Sabbir Rahman 77 (50)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/18 (4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 56 (42)
Rubel Hossain 2/35 (4 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Dinesh Karthik (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rohit Sharma (Ind) became the tenth batsman to score 7,000 runs in T20s.[32]
  • India made the highest successful run-chase for any team in a T20I final.[15][32]

Controversy

During the sixth T20I match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan argued the poor umpiring errors for not signalling a "no ball" delivery when Isuru Udana bowled 2 short pitched bouncer deliveries to Mustafizur Rahman in the last over of the match, where Bangladesh needed 12 runs to victory off the six balls.[33][34] Fellow cricketer, Mahmudullah who was on the non-striker's end when Mustafizur Rahman was batting, demanded a no-ball delivery from the on-field umpires. Shakib later threatened to leave the field and recalled the batsmen from the field as a result of the umpiring errors. Reserve Bangladeshi cricketer, Nurul Hasan was also suspected to have breached the code of conduct for exchanging war of words with Sri Lankan captain, Thisara Perera.[35] It was also revealed that Shakib exchanged arguments with Sri Lankan commentator, Russell Arnold. The International Cricket Council (ICC) later imposed a 25 percent fine and issued a demerit point to both Shakib and Nurul Hasan for their unruly behaviour on the field by breaching the code of ethics.[36][37][38] Just after the conclusion of the tense clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the Bangladesh dressing room was shattered by a suspicious person and it was later revealed that Shakib Al Hasan accidentally broken the glass door by pulling the door from backwards rather than pulling from the forward position.[39][40][41]

Notes

  1. ^ Mahmudullah captained Bangladesh for their first three round-robin matches in Shakib Al Hasan's absence.
  2. ^ Thisara Perera captained Sri Lanka for their final two round-robin matches in Chandimal's absence.

References

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