India skipper Rohit Sharma led the reply with 56 but it was Karthik who injected the pace at the death. "But I told him: "I want you to bat and finish off the game for us, because whatever skill you have, it will be required in the last three or four overs".
Chasing down the target of 167, India were in control as they reached 132/4 after 17 overs. Man of the match Dinesh Karthik's startling innings of 29 runs in 8 balls and last ball six managed to get India cross the total of 166. Shankar launched into the fifth ball, but could not clear the ropes, long-on fumbling the ball for Mehedi Hasan to catch the ricochet from long off. Rohit Sharma heightened the score of India to 98/4. Will this be a match-winning effort?
Rahul scored 24 off 14 balls and his wicket put slowed down India's scoring rate drastically. Huge blow for India.
WHAT AN OVER! It is Rohit Sharma all the way as he smacks two sixes and one four in this over. Having taken 1 for 20 in the final, he and Yuzvendra Chahal - who took 3 for 18 - finished as the tournament's highest wicket-takers, with eight dismissals apiece. This brief period did not allow Bangladesh to close in after two big wickets, which in the final outcome proved massive.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, however, clarified that he did not mid batting first as it was a great track to bat on. He gets a lot of height and almost the distance, but Shardul Thakur takes a superb catch at long off. Huge blow for the Bangla Tigers. The pair added 35 runs for the fourth wicket. The Men in Green are in deep trouble now.
At the halfway stage, Bangladesh were 68/3 with Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim (9) trying to stem the rot. Dhawan takes a good catch at backward square to dismiss the batsman.
Washington Sundar was named the Man of the Series for his magnificent performances throughout the series. India have made one change to their side with Jaydev Unadkat returning in place of Mohammed Siraj. "We are playing with the same team".
Here is how the teams will lineup for the tournament decider. The live streaming of India vs Bangladesh final will be available on JioTV. Although, Shikhar Dhawan was bowled off by Shakib ul Hasan. They missed a golden opportunity to end that wait. MS Dhoni (6) and Shoaib Malik (5) are the other players to win five and more T20 finals as skippers.
For Bangladesh, Hossain picked up two wickets.
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, they need not to worry.