Bangladesh’s win over Sri Lanka in the third game of the Nidahas Trophy has made the points table interesting.

At the halfway stage in the league phase, all the teams have the same number of wins (1) and points (2).

Sri Lanka are at the top by virtue of having better NRR (0.297) than India and Bangladesh – who sit at second and third in the points table, respectively.

The last three games of the league phase are an interesting one as all the three teams have now the equal chance of making it to the final.

Bangladesh, who were considered minnows, stunned Sri Lanka in the third T20 by chasing down 215.

Openers Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das led the team from front to give Bangladesh a great start.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the star for Bangladesh in win over Sri Lanka. Photo credits: AFP

Later, Mushfiqur Rahim took the charge and with an inning of 72* off 35, he sailed team’s boat past win.

With a victory over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have sent a message that they are not a minnow in the tournament.

India, who were favourites to win the trophy, have already suffered a blip once.

A surprising loss against Sri Lanka in the opening contest gave a lot to India’s captain.

India won the second game but Bangladesh bounced back strongly against Sri Lanka.

India lost the opening game of Nidahas Trophy to Sri Lanka. (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The rest three games are sort of must-win games for three teams so as to seal a spot in the final.

Still, India and Sri Lanka look favourite to make it to the final.

Bangladesh will have to continue their form in their next two games so as to have a chance of making it to the next stage.

Points table after three games –

Teams Matches Won Lost Points NRR
Sri Lanka 2 1 1 2 +0.297
India 2 1 1 2 -0.040
Bangladesh 2 1 1 2 -0.231

In the next game of the tri-series, India will face Sri Lanka on March 12.

The winner of this game will move a step ahead of making it to the final of the tournament.

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