Nidahas Tri-Series 2018: Tendulkar, Sehwag, Yuvraj hail Dinesh Karthik after his last ball six

Dinesh Karthik smashed 29* in 8 balls

Dinesh Karthik was the hero for India | Getty

Dinesh Karthik's became the first batsman to win a T20I match with 5 or more runs required for a win and India lifted the Nidahas Tri-Series trophy by winning the final against Bangladesh by 4 wickets.

India needed 34 runs to win off the last 2 overs and with Vijay Shankar struggling at one end, all the pressure was straight on Dinesh Karthik but the experienced wicket-keeper delivered when it mattered the most.

Karthik remained not out on 29 off 8 balls, and his assault left Bangladesh in shock and tears at the end after a hard fought final. India had never lost in 7 T20I matches against Bangladesh, and the record is still safe thanks to one man in the end - Dinesh Karthik.

His innings was hailed by the Indian cricket fraternity, including some legendary names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.

 


By Saurabh Malhotra - 18 Mar, 2018

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