ICC World Twenty20, Match 25: India vs Bangladesh - As it happened...
In the Match No. 25 of the ICC World Twenty20, India beat Bangladesh to add two more points in their kitty.
India held the nerves in the end to win a crucial tie against Tigers.
Over 20 | Score 145/9 (Shuvagata 0)
Hardik Pandya to bowl the last over. First ball, single off the first from Mahmudullah's willow. 2nd ball, boundary came towards extra covers from Mushfiqur's bat. India under pressure, bowler under pressure. 3rd ball, another boundary, this time towards fine leg. Mushfiqur Out! caught at deep mid-wicket. Mahmudullah Out! Two runs needed off the last ball. Run out! And India won a tight match against Tigers.
Mustafizur Rahman run out 0 (0b)
Mahmudullah c Jadeja b Pandya 18 (22b)
Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhawan b Pandya 11 (6b)
Over 19 | Score 136/6 (Mushfiqur 3; Mahmudullah 17)
Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Five singles off the first five balls. Last ball, another single. Bangladesh need 11 off 6 balls.
Over 18 | Score 130/6 (Mushfiqur 0; Mahmudullah 14)
Nehra to bowl. 2nd ball was a short one and Sarkar pulled it towards square leg for a boundary. Sarkar Out! Boundary came off the last ball. Bangladesh need 17 off 12 balls.
Soumya Sarkar c Kohli b Nehra 21 (21b)
Over 17 | Score 120/5 (Sarkar 16; Mahmudullah 9)
Bumrah back into action. Three from the first two balls. Third ball was a perfect yorker by the young pacer. Double off the next. Single from the fifth. Another single as seven came from the over. Bangladesh need 27 off 18 balls.
Over 16 | Score 113/5 (Sarkar 12; Mahmudullah 6)
Jadeja with his last. Sarkar smacked the bowler for a six over mid-wicket off the 1st ball. Bangladesh need 34 off 24 balls. Nine form the over.
Over 15 | Score 104/5 (Sarkar 4; Mahmudullah 5)
Nehra to bowl. Single off the first as Tigers touched the three-figure mark. Five from the over. Bangladesh need 43 off 30 balls.
Over 14 | Score 99/5 (Sarkar 2; Mahmudullah 3)
Jadeja with his 3rd over. Another good over for India. Bangladesh need 48 off 36 balls.
Over 13 | Score 96/5 (Sarkar 1; Mahmudullah 1)
Ashwin with his last over. Shakib Out! Gave a simple catch to Raina at first slip. Soumya Sarkar came to bat. Single from the over.
Shakib Al Hasan c Raina b Pandya 22 (15)
Over 12 | Score 95/4 (Shakib 22; Mahmudullah 1)
Jadeja scalped his 2nd wicket as Mortaza walked back to the pavilion. Shakib slogged the bowler for a six over deep mid-wicket. Mahmudullah is the new man in.
Mashrafe Mortaza b Jadeja 6 (5b)
Over 11 | Score 87/3 (Shakib 15; Mortaza 6)
Pandya back to bowl his 2nd over. Shakib was dropped by Ashwin at deep. Shakib then hit the medium pacer for a six. Ten came from the over.
Over 10 | Score 77/3 (Shakib 6; Mortaza 6)
Raina to bowl the over. Dhoni did a wonderful glove-work behind the wickets as Sabbir trudged back towards the pavilion. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has come to bat. Off the 5th ball he hit the bowler for a six over long on.
Sabbir Rahman st Dhoni b Raina 26 (15b)
Over 9 | Score 67/2 (Shakib 4; Sabbir 26)
Hardik Pandya to bowl his first over. Off the 4th and 5th balls came two luck boundary from Sabbir's willow. 11 from the over.
Over 8 | Score 56/2 (Shakib 1; Sabbir 18)
Jadeja to bowl his opening over. Tamim Out! He came down the track but missed the line completely as Dhoni dislodged the bails within a flash. Shakib Al Hasan joined Sabbit in the middle.
Tamim Iqbal st Dhoni b Jadeja 35 (32b)
Over 7 | Score 53/1 (Tamim 34; Sabbir 18)
Sabbir played a switch hit off Ashwin to get a boundary. Eight from the over. Tigers crossed the 50-run mark.
Over 6 | Score 45/1 (Tamim 32; Sabbir 12)
Tamim came down the track to hit the bowler towards point to collect a boundary off the first ball. Off the third, he lifted the ball towards long on for another boundary. Then came yet another four, this time towards fine third man. And off the last came one more. Expensive over as 16 came off it.
Over 5 | Score 29/1 (Tamim 16; Sabbir 12)
Ashwin to continue. Bumrah dropped a simple catch of Tamim at short fine leg. Sabbir launched the offie for a six over cow corner off the last ball.
Over 4 | Score 20/1 (Tamim 14; Sabbir 5)
Nehra back to roll his arms. Good over for Bangladesh as they collected eight in it.
Over 3 | Score 12/1 (Tamim 10; Sabbir 1)
R Ashwin to bowl the over. Mithun Out! Bumrah took a sharp catch at deep long on. Ashwin is getting at good turn from the wicket. Sabbir Rahman is the new man in. Two from the over.
Mohammad Mithun c Pandya b Ashwin 1 (3b)
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Over 2 | Score 10/0 (Tamim 9; Mithun 1)
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl. And the young pacer started off with a tight over, three from it. But India need wickets to win the match.
Over 1 | Score 7/0 (Tamim 7; Mithun 0)
Nehra to bowl the opening over. Miss-field off the first ball as Tamim picked a boundary towards fine leg. Double came off the fourth ball. Nehra dropped a tough caught and bowled chance. Single off the last. Seven runs came from the over.
Over 20 | Score 137/6 (Dhoni 9; Ashwin 12)
Mustafizur to bowl the last over of the innings. He bamboozled Jadeja's stumps off the first ball. Ashwin walked into bat. 2nd ball, Ashwin placed the bowler towards fine leg for a boundary. Single off the next. Double off the next. Fifth ball, a dot one. Last ball, double from Dhoni's willow. India put up a tricky total of 146 in front of Tigers.
RA Jadeja b Mustafizur Rahman 12 (8b)
Over 19 | Score 137/6 (Dhoni 9; Jadeja 12)
Al-Amin Hossain to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Dhoni hit the 2nd ball towards extra covers to get a boundary. Single off the next, leg byes. Off the next came another boundary, this time from Jadeja's willow. Fifth ball was pulled by Jadeja towards square leg to collect 3rd boundary from the over. Single off the last. 14 from the over.
Over 18 | Score 123/6 (Dhoni 5; Jadeja 3)
Mustafizur to bowl. Four runs came from the first four balls. With a single off the fifth ball, Dhoni completed his 1000 T20I runs. Super over by the left-arm seamer as he conceded mere five runs.
Over 17 | Score 118/6 (Dhoni 3; Jadeja 0)
Mahmudullah to bowl his opening over. Yuvraj Out! India in deep trouble. Jadeja is the new man in. Now the onus is on Dhoni.
Yuvraj Singh c Al-Amin Hossain b Mahmudullah 3 (6b)
Over 16 | Score 114/5 (Dhoni 0; Yuvraj 2)
Al-Amin Hossain picked two wickets off two balls. He first sent Raina to the pavilion and then got the better of Hardik Pandya as Soumya Sarkar took a blinder at deep mid-wicket. Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni have come to the middle.
HH Pandya c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin Hossain 15 (7b)
SK Raina c Sabbir Rahman b Al-Amin Hossain 30 (23b)
Over 15 | Score 112/3 (Hardik 15; Raina 30)
Shakib with his last over. Off the fifth came a boundary from Pandya's willow. Last ball, and he collected yet another boundary as 11 runs came form the over.
Over 14 | Score 101/3 (Hardik 6; Raina 28)
Offie Shuvagata into the attack. First Raina hit a boundary and then Kohli slapped the bowler for a flat six over deep mid-wicket. Kohli Out! missed the line completely and got clean bowled. Hardik Pandya is the new man in. And he smacked the last ball for a huge six over cow corner.
V Kohli b Shuvagata Hom 24 (24b)
Over 13 | Score 84/2 (Kohli 18; Raina 23)
Shakib to bowl the over. Excellent over by the experienced spinner, Five from it. India need some big hits now.
Over 12 | Score 78/2 (Kohli 16; Raina 20)
Mortaza with his last over. Now both the batsmen are looking for big hits but the ball is still not coming well on to the bat. Six from it.
Over 11 | Score 73/2 (Kohli 12; Raina 18)
Al-Amin Hossain back into the attack. The pacer dropped a straight caught and bowled chance to send Kohli back to the pavilion. Raina up the ante by smacking the bowler for two consecutive sixes of the 3rd and 4th ball. Eventful over.
Over 10 | Score 59/2 (Kohli 11; Raina 5)
Pressure must be on Raina to perform as he was flopped in the first two matches of the WT20. Mashrafe Mortaza with his penultimate over. He is mixing up his deliveries well. Bangladeshi bowlers have done a terrific job thus far. Seven from the over.
Over 9 | Score 52/2 (Kohli 7; Raina 2)
Shuvagata with his 2nd over. Superb over by the offie as he conceded mere three runs in it. India crossed the 50-run mark.
Over 8 | Score 49/2 (Kohli 5; Raina 1)
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza back into the attack. Good over by the seamer, four from it. Raina opened his account with a single.
Over 7 | Score 45/2 (Kohli 2; Raina 0)
Shakib to continue. Kohli is the new man in. And he opened his account with a single. Dhawan Out! Spinner trapped his in front of the wicket. Raina walked into the middle.
Over 6 | Score 42/1 (Kohli 0; Dhawan 22)
Bangladeshi skipper has already used five different bowlers. Mustafizur Rahman to continue. Rohit smacked the bowler for a six over long off. Massive hit. After a gap of one ball, Dhawan launched the bowler over cow corner for another maximum. Rohit Out! Another flop show by Indian Hitman.
Over 5 | Score 27/0 (Rohit 11; Dhawan 15)
Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the over. Ball in not coming well on to the bat. Tight over first up by the left-arm spinner, four form it.
Over 4 | Score 23/0 (Rohit 9; Dhawan 13)
Here comes the dangerous Mustafizur Rahman to bowl his opening over. Off the last ball, Dhawan slogged the bowler for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Six from it.
Over 3 | Score 17/0 (Rohit 8; Dhawan 8)
Rohit Sharma cut the first ball off Al-Amin Hossain towards point region to get his maiden boundary. Four singles off the next four. Last ball was a dot one. Eight from the over.
Over 2 | Score 9/0 (Rohit 2; Dhawan 6)
Off spinner Shuvagata into the attack. It's a spinning track, it means India have to be watchful. Third ball was whacked towards deep mid-wicket to get the first boundary of the match. Four from the over.
Over 1 | Score 5/0 (Rohit 2; Dhawan 2)
Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl the over. Both the openers opened their account off the first two balls with help of singles. Third ball was a wide down the leg side. Then came two more singles. Five from the over.
Rohit and Dhawan have come to the middle. Both should spend some time in the middle first before going for the big shots.
Team India unchanged, it means Suresh Raina is once again lucky to get a chance in the playing XI. Now the onus on him to prove Dhoni right.
INDIA XI: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, S Raina, Y Singh, MS Dhoni, H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Nehra, J Bumrah.
BANLADESH XI: T Iqbal, M Mithun, S Rahman, S Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, M Rahim, S Hom, M Mortaza, A Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh have won the TOSS and decided to bowl first.
A victory in today's Super 10 Group 2 match would take the hosts a step closer to the coveted semifinal berth and the team would look to ensure that it wins big to improve its Net Run Rate, which took a hit owing to the New Zealand loss.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, are on the verge of being knocked out of the event and a win on Wednesday would go a long way in giving them a mathematical chance of making the last-four stage.
However, a close look at the current form of the two teams would make India outright favourites for the match even though Bangladesh have built a reputation of upstaging big teams in big events.
India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamin Iqbal.