Nidahas Trophy: Shakib, Shohan fined 25 percent of their match fees

Dianna Christensen
March 19, 2018

Bangladesh beat host Sri Lanka in a do-or-die game on Friday at the R Premadasa Stadium to reach the finals of the Hero Nidahas Trophy to be played on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by two-wickets in the tri-series match, but not before their players got involved in an argument with umpires over a no-ball decision in the final over of the game.

Emotions ran high between the two teams as a verbal confrontation threatened to turn physical during that fateful final over - as Bangladesh Captain Shakib al Hasan ran from the sidelines and briefly pulled his two batsmen, Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain, off the field.

When the second ball was sent down to Mustafizur Rahman, the square-leg umpire appeared to have called a no-ball but the decision was overturned after a discussion with the head umpire since no warning had given to the bowler after the first bouncer. Dhawan has amassed 200 runs in this tournament and we can consider skipper Rohit to be back in form after 89 balls 61 against the same opposition in the last group stage. But veteran batsman Shikar Dhawan will be expected to deliver for the Men in Blue, in order for them to continue their T20 domination of Bangladesh and take home the Nidahas Trophy. "We weren't the usual Indian team that's known for its fielding", said Karthik.

"Friday's incidents were disappointing as you don't want to see such player behavior during any level of cricket", Broad said in a statement. Bangladesh dressing room. Image sourceNeedless to say, the act did not go down well with the Twitterati and a plethora of fans who slammed the visiting side on the social platform! He belted the next ball for four, struck two off the fourth ball before smashing a towering six to win the game with the penultimate one.

'"Many things happened that shouldn't have happened.", he said, apologetically.

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Shakib, however, agreed he needed to be careful being the captain of the team.

Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera was disappointed to not able to defend 160, which he felt as a reasonable target. I was overjoyed. Excitement was there. Bangladesh substitute fielders also got into a fight with Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera.

India are up against a gutsy Bangladesh in the final tomorrow but Karthik said they are well prepared to take on the Tigers. I don't know much about the wicket, but if the dew settles it's much easier for the team that bats second.

"We always had healthy competition in the ground, but outside, we are friends". The two cricket boards have good relation for the last 10-15 years.

"When we play Bangladesh and we win it's like: "Ok, you've won against Bangladesh".

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