India beat Bangladesh by one run in the group stage Super 10 World T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium here in a humdinger of a contest on Wednesday.
Replying to India's 146 for seven in 20 overs, Bangladesh managed to hit 145 for nine in the same number of overs.
The final over of the match witnessed some heart-stopping moments where India, facing a defeat, snatched a victory with the help of two superb catches by Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja on Hardik Pandya's deliveries.
Requiring 11 runs of six balls in the last over, Bangladesh hit a single, two fours and lost three wickets to finally lose by a run.
Naturally, fans took to the social media to express various moods throughout the course of the match, and to share their joy/anguish at the end of the game. Let us take a look at how Twitter reacted to the match in some hand-picked tweets below:
Among the cricketers, Suresh Raina posted a real cheeky message for one Mushfiqur Rahim following the cliffhanger:
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 23, 2016
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) March 23, 2016
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 23, 2016
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) March 23, 2016
You know Bangladesh really screwed it up when a South African, that too a former Proteas skipper, trolls them for 'choking'.
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) March 23, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not one to miss out on congratulating the 'Men-in-Blue' on such occasions:
That was a thrilling game! Congratulations Team India. Very happy. Well played Bangladesh. #IndvsBan
There were references to Joginder Sharma (who bowled a similar last over in the final of the 2007 event against Pakistan):
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) March 23, 2016
Folks poked Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Rahim for his early celebrations:
That celebration by Mushfiqur after hitting boundary now looking even more ridiculous. #IndvsBan
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) March 23, 2016
— Troll Machi (@trollmachi) March 23, 2016
A few Bangladeshis were 'distraught' to say the least:
YOU INDIANS DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT DOES "SHAME" MEANS!! YOU GUYS WON FOR ONLY 1!! DONT U HAVE SHAME?? ONLY 1!! POOR PEOPLES! #BANvsIND
— Sumaiya Hossain Lia (@Lovemymessi) March 23, 2016
Some did not waste the opportunity to troll the Bangladeshis for their photoshop skills.
— Kirti Dixit (@iamkirtidixit) March 23, 2016
— Bharat Mata Ki Jai (@zzoker) March 23, 2016
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) March 23, 2016
This match was worse than the world's scariest roller coaster and bungee jumping combined. Knees still shaking. #IndvsBan
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) March 23, 2016
Give Ashish Nehra a Dronacharya award right now.... He's just coached Pandya into bowling the over of his life.
— $ir $ri $ri Magal (@jhunjhunwala) March 23, 2016
Yesterday's match wasnt less than a film- had entertainment, thrill and a lesson... Never lose hope #IndVsBan
— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@_SubhashChandra) March 24, 2016
Now that India somehow managed to keep themselves alive in this tournament, let us hope the India-Australia clash turns out to be an equally exciting clash.
With inputs from agencies