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Nidahas Trophy: India beat Bangladesh to enter final

ANI  |  Colombo [Sri Lanka] 

The Indian team beat by 17 runs in the last league stage match at the R. Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday to seal their spot in the finals of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series.

Being put into bat first, scored 176/3 in their 20 overs, powered by a flamboyant knock by stand-in

Sharma made 89 from 61 balls, before being run out by

He slammed five sixes in his knock of 89 and became the leading batsman in T20I for India, to hit most sixes.

Sharma who now has 75 sixes in T20 internationals to his name, overtook Yuvraj Singh (74).

(47) and Shikhar Dhawan (35) played quick knocks to take the Indian team total to 176.

Bangladesh, in response, made 159/6 in their 20 overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim made 72 from 55 balls but got little support from the other end.

took three wickets for

Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, and scalped one wicket each.

The last league game of the tri-series between and on March 16 will now be a knockout as it will decide India's opponent in the final.

The final will be played on March 18.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 23:25 IST