There is plenty at stake here for both teams, with India losing the series and fighting to restore some kind of pride, while Bangladesh hunt a stunning whitewash.
On a wicket that could produce some turn, Bangladesh chose to bowl first, not because of the pitch, but due to the overhead conditions, with a large cloud covering threatening to sprout some rain in Mirpur.
MS Dhoni said he would have bowled first as well, but he is comfortable batting, and India have made a couple of changes to their side, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja making way for Umesh Yadav and Stuart Binny.
Bangladesh, who would have liked to go with the same team that thumped India in the first two matches, were forced into one change, with Taskin Ahmed picking up a side strain which has ruled him out. Arafat Sunny is the man to be given an opportunity to make an impression against this nervy India side.
Early wickets (read Mustafizur Rahman) and Bangladesh definitely could be in for that word that has been coined now "Banglawash."
Score Update: After Rohit Sharma (29, 29b, 2x4, 1x6) got out to Mustafizur Rahman, wafting at a ball outside off stump in the final ball of the seventh over, Shikhar Dhawan, who has looked really good, and Virat Kohli, desperate for a big score, have taken India to 89/1 after 15 overs.
The duo have put on a 50-run partnership together.
Second wicket. Kohli (25, 35b, 1x4), after doing all the hard work and getting set throws his wicket away. The India vice-captain goes for a big cross-batted heave to Shakib and only sees his timber disturbed. Pathetic shot that from Kohli, who chooses the wrong length to play the shot, too full from Shakib. India 114/2 in 20 overs, with MS Dhoni in.
Third wicket: Just when India were gaining some serious momentum, Bangladesh striker again. After a delightful straight drive for a four, Dhawan (75, 73b, 10x4) looks to spank a short ball over midwicket, but can only find Nasir Hossain, who takes a smart catch with both hands jumping up. Dhawan is distraught, Bangladesh ecstatic. India 158/3 in 27 overs, Rayudu in. Dhoni and Dhawan put on 44 runs in 7 overs, should have been plenty more, though.
The partnership between Dhoni (57 n.o., 63b, 5x4, 1x6), who has gone past his half-century, and Rayudu (32 n.o., 40b, 2x4) has crossed 50 and India are now heading for the final ten-over block. If it will be a run glut or not, only time will tell. India 227/3 in 40 overs.
Fourth wicket: Ambati Rayudu is unlucky as a poor decision sends him back. Rayudu (44, 49b, 3x4) walks outside off stump to try and help the ball to the fine-leg boundary, misses the attempt off Mashrafe, an appeal is made and the umpire Enamul Haque raises his finger for a caught behind. The ball clearly came off Rayudu's thigh pad, while on his knees, and the batsman gives the umpire the death stare before walking back to the pavilion. India 251/4 in 43.3 overs. Raina in.
Fifth wicket: Dhoni (69, 77b, 6x4, 1x6) goes as well. The India skipper tries to loft one over midwicket off Mashrafe, but it is a slower one and plays it too early. Mustafizur runs in from deep midwicket and takes a nice catch low down. India 268/5 in 45.2 overs.
Sixth wicket: Raina gone after a 21-ball 38 (3x4, 2x6) blitz. Mustafizur gets his second wicket – his 13th of the series -- and ties the record with Ryan Harris for the most wickets in a three-match series. India 301/6 in 48.4 overs.
India finish their innings on 317/6 in 50 overs.
The second innings has begun, with Stuart Binny opening the bowling. Bangladesh need 318 for a clean sweep.
First wicket: Tamim Iqbal is picked up by Dhawal Kulkarni. An in-dipper from Dhawal, it hits Tamim's pads and the umpire gives it. Could have been sliding down, could have been hitting leg-stump. Bangladesh 8/1 in 2 overs.
Second wicket: Soumya Sarkar's flashy innings comes to an end. The left-hander looked outstanding during his 34-ball 40-run (5x4, 2x6) knock, but he plays one big shot too many. Goes for a loft straight back, but only manages to find R Ashwin at mid-on. Bangladesh 62/2 in 9.2 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das batting.
Third wicket: Mushfiqur Rahim (24, 30b, 1x6) trudges off the field. Dhoni's favourite part-timer Suresh Raina strikers, with the captain himself completing the catch as Mushfiqur gets a tickle through while attempting a square-cut off a delivery that was too close to cut. Bangladesh 112/3 in 19 overs.
Fourth Wicket: Litton Das (34, 50b, 3x4) now is sent packing. A quicker one from Axar Patel and Litton gets his bat down too late. Bangladesh 118/4 in 21.5 overs.
Fifth wicket: Shakib is the next batsman to fall. Goes fora big heave offRaina and Dhawal Kulkarni takes a really good catch low down running in from long-on. Bangladesh 148/5 in 26.3 overs.
Sixth wicket: Sabbir Rahman (43, 38b, 6x4) plays-on after failing to pick a slower one from Binny. Bangladesh 197/6 in 33 overs.
Seventh wicket: Just a matter of time now as Ashwin castles Mashrafe Mortaza, who misses the ball while going for a slog-sweep. Bangladesh 205/6 in 35.4 overs.
Eighth wicket: Nasir Hossain (32, 30b, 3x4) is also walking back as a leading edge off a Ashwin delivery is pouched by Ambati Rayudu in the covers. Bangladesh 216/8 in 39.1 overs.
Ninth wicket: After a lot of dot balls played out by Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain (2, 6b) tries to use the long handle off Raina, and can only find Axar at long-on. Bangladesh 222/9 in 43.2 overs.
Tenth and final wicket: Mustafizur is given lbw and Ambati Rayudu gets a wicket. Bangladesh all out for 240 in 47 overs. India win by 77 runs, but lose the series 2-1.
Lineups: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (capt), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.