New Delhi: It was indeed the match of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 so far. Both sides needing a win to stay in the tournament, produced a humdinger in Bangalore.
Here are the five talking points from the Super 10 Group 2 match:
Catches will not always win matches
In cricket, there's is saying which goes like this 'catches win matches'. The off repeated adage was proved wrong on Wednesday when Bangladesh was beaten by India, despite dropping plenty of catches. Strangely enough, Bangladesh held onto the chances that came by, including a brilliant catch taken by Soumya Sarkar at deep, to dismiss Hardik Pandya.
Fastest feet belong to the one with fastest hands:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no ordinary captain. The India skipper can do things we mere mortals can only dream. Like the World Cup winning six at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. But yesterday, MSD first showed his quick hands to dismiss Sabbir Rahman, out of nothing; than sprint with pads on to run out Mustafizur Rahman.
Too close for comfort but India know how to win by single run
After scoring a below par total of 146, India needed to bowl well, field well which invariably included taking wickets. Nothing seemed to be happening, at least for the fast half of the second innings. Then, the 40th over of the match happened, and it all happened. It's the second time that India has beaten an opponent by one run in T20 Internationals. First one was against South Africa, at Colombo (RPS) on October 12, 2012.
The merciless Ravi's
Spinners have been India's strike bowlers. Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets conceding 20 runs. Ravindra Jadeja also took two wickets conceding two runs extra. Meaning, collectively, the spin duo gave away 42 runs in return of four wickets, all top order batsmen. Their spells were pivotal to India's win.
Two types of celebrations – Mushfiqur Rahim's and...
We celebrate everything, from life to painting to killing. But some celebrations are so immature that the protagonists or antagonists ended up mourning the celebration itself. That's what happened with Mushfiqur Rahim. The Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman, after hitting two fours of Hardik Pandya in the last over, did an elaborate gig. Three balls later, Indians were celebrating.