India’s wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik played a virtual match winning knock as India beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. The right-hander smashed 29 runs off eight balls to gift India a memorable win. After his match-winning knock, the 32-year old explained the reason behind keeping his calm in such pressure-cooker situation.
“I have been practising these shots – where I hold a good base and swing through the line well and it came off well today,” Karthik said.
“I realised that it wasn’t that easy to bat, the way Mustafizur bowled that over, all I needed to do was to go for boundaries as soon as I went in. Touchwood some of the balls landed in a good place for me to hit a shot,” Karthik added.
The drama unfolded in the last over when India needed five runs in the last ball. Kathik slammed a flat six over extra cover to clinch the issue.