Nidahas T20I tri-series, 5th game: India target berth in the final with a win against Bangladesh

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Colombo: India would like to throw the mathematical possibilities out of the window and seal their place in the final of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series when they face a tricky Bangladesh here on Wednesday.

Having suffered an unexpected defeat against Sri Lanka in their tri-series opener, it is highly unlikely that India will experiment against a resurgent Bangladesh in their final round-robin game .

Bangladesh’s confidence has been boosted by their record 215-run chase against Sri Lanka and a win against India will bolster their chances of making it to the final.

A defeat may not be end of the road for India as it will then depend on the outcome of the final game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Net run-rate will also be a factor.

With back-to-back victories in the last two games, India have a healthy net run-rate of +0.21.

For India, the tri-series at the beginning was about giving youngsters a chance in the absence of seasoned players but for a side which is always under the…

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