Mar 23, 2016 23:35(IST) 23:31(IST)
Ravichandran Ashwin is named the Man of the Match. 23:28(IST) 23:26(IST) 23:26(IST) 23:25(IST) 23:25(IST) 23:21(IST) INDIA WIN BY 1 RUN
Absolutely crazy match. Pandya bowls a short of a good length delivery outside off, Hom goes for a slash but misses. Mustafizur charges for a run, Hom relises it late and then sets off. Dhoni, meanwhile, pouches the ball, runs all the way to the stumps and disturbs them. It looks close, the third umpire is called for and replays show Mustafizur was short. Nehra lifts Dhoni as India go wild in celebration. What a crazy match!
2 needed off 1 and Shuvagata Hom is on strike. 23:17(IST)
Ball 5: OUT! Oh dear! Drama....and more Drama! Full toss from Pandya. Mahmudullah goes for a swing across the line but doesn't connect it well. Jadeja charges in from deep mid-wicket and pouches a brilliant catch. 2 needed off the last ball. 23:16(IST)
Ball 4: OUT! Oh dear! Another twist in the tale! Short from Pandya, Rahim goes for a pull but ends up mistiming it straight into the hands of the Dhawan at deep mid-wicket. 23:13(IST)
Ball 3: FOUR! This might do it for Bangladesh. Rahim shuffles and scoops it off the shoulder of the bat just wide of diving Dhoni for a four. He punches the air in delight. 2 needed off 3 now. 23:12(IST) 23:12(IST)
Ball 2: FOUR! What a shot! A half volley outside off, Mushfiqur shuffled and smashes it over extra cover. A crucial hit this by Rahim. 6 needed off 4 now. 23:10(IST) 23:10(IST)
Ball 1: Just a single. Very full outside off, Mahmudullah crunches it to deep point for one. 10 needed off 5 now. 23:09(IST) 23:09(IST)
Hardik Pandya to bowl the last over. 11 needed off 6. Can he do a Joginder tonight? 23:08(IST) After 19 overs,Bangladesh 136/6 ( Mahmudullah 17 , Mushfiqur Rahim 3)
Brilliant over from Bumrah. Just 6 runs off it. Mahmudullah tried a paddle sweep but hit it straight to the fielder. They found it very difficult to get away Bumrah's yorkers.
11 needed off 6 balls. 23:03(IST)
Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over.
23:02(IST) After 18 overs, Bangladesh 130/6 ( Mahmudullah 14 , Mushfiqur Rahim 0)
Nehra got the wicket of Sarkar but Mahmudullah got the crucial four off the last ball. Sarkar started off with with a four off just the second ball as he pulled one over mid-wicket. Nehra then got Sarkar off the penultimate ball before a low full toss again, is smacked through extra cover for the second four off the over. 10 runs off the over. 17 needed off 12 balls now.
23:00(IST) OUT! Nehra gets lucky. Sarkar departs. Soumya Sarkar c Kohli b Nehra 21 (21b 1x4 1x6)
Full toss on middle, Sarkar looks to go downtown but seems to be done in by extra pace. He ends up mistiming it to long on where Kohli accepts a simple catch.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. 21 needed off 13.
22:57(IST) 22:56(IST) After 17 overs, Bangladesh 120/5 ( Mahmudullah 9 , Soumya Sarkar 16)
Sarkar gets a lifeline. A good over from Bumrah. He was on a yorker-spree. Five yorkers in the over. Bangladesh, however, managed to get 7 runs off the over. Sarkar looked to jam one to third man off the last ball, again a yorker, but got an outside edge,
Dhoni dived but spilled it. 7 runs off the over. 27 needed off 18 now. 22:50(IST) 22:50(IST)
Bumrah back into the attack. Everyone is in a shock!
22:49(IST) After 16 overs,Bangladesh 113/5 ( Mahmudullah 6 , Soumya Sarkar 12)
Sensible from Bangladesh. Sarkar gets down first ball and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a flat six. There is a huge appeal for a caught behind next ball as Sarkar looked to steer one, it seemed as if it went off the face of the bat to the naked eye but snicko replays showed there was no bat involved. Two more singles make it 9 runs off the over.
34 needed off 24 now. 22:45(IST) After 15 overs,Bangladesh 104/5 ( Mahmudullah 5 , Soumya Sarkar 4)
A decent over from Nehra. Just 5 runs off it. Bangladesh batsmen are patient at the moment. 43 needed off 30.
Nehra back into the attack....
22:40(IST) After 14 overs, Bangladesh 99/5 ( Mahmudullah 3 , Soumya Sarkar 2)
Bangladesh being cautious off Jadeja. Think that is the sensible approach as he has just one over remaining now. Sarkar looks to cut one late but misses and a huge LBW shout from Jadeja is turned down. Just three runs off the over. 48 needed off 36 now.
22:38(IST) 22:38(IST) 22:36(IST)
Ashwin has finished his spell - 4-0-20-2 22:36(IST) After 13 overs,Bangladesh 96/5 ( Mahmudullah 1 , Soumya Sarkar 1)
Fantastic over from Ashwin. Just one run and the wicket of Shakib in it. He beat Sarker twice in that over.
22:35(IST) OUT! Ashwin strikes. Shakib back in the hit. Shakib Al Hasan c Raina b Ashwin 22 (15b 0x4 2x6)
A lovely delivery. Loopy and on a length outside off, Shakib stays in his crease and looks to defend but is done in by the away turn and gets an outside edge to first slip.
Soumya Sarkar is the new batsman.
22:33(IST) After 12 overs,Bangladesh 95/4 ( Shakib Al Hasan 22 , Mahmudullah 1)
shakib is doing well to release the pressure. Jadeja got Mortaza first ball. But three balls later, Shakib smashed Jadeja over deep mid-wicket for a six. A single more made it 8 runs off the over. 52 needed off 48 now.
22:30(IST) OUT! Jadeja is fighting it out for India. Mortaza departs. Mashrafe Mortaza b Jadeja 6 (5b 0x4 1x6)
It's full on off, Mortaza gives himself room, charges down the track and looks to go inside out. He gives it a huge swing but misses and finds his stumps shattered.
Mahmudullah is the new batsman.
22:28(IST) After 11 overs, Bangladesh 87/3 ( Shakib Al Hasan 15 , Mashrafe Mortaza 6)
Poor from India! Another chance goes abegging in that over. This time Ashwin is the culprit.
He drops Shakib. Shakib smashes it to deep cover, Ashwin runs in but fluffs. Earlier he was livid when Bumrah had dropped Tamim off his bowling. Shakib then adds insult to injury as he flicks one over wide long on for a six. 10 runs off the over. 22:26(IST) 22:23(IST) 22:23(IST)
Dhoni continuing with Pandya.....Strange tactics.
22:22(IST) After 10 overs,Bangladesh 77/3 ( Shakib Al Hasan 6 , Mashrafe Mortaza 6)
A successful over for India. Raina got the wicket of Sabbir. But Mortaza showed his intent straightaway as he hammered his second ball over long on for a powerful six. 10 runs off the over. 70 needed off 60 now.
22:21(IST) OUT! Dhoni at his best behind the wickets. Sabbir is stumped. Sabbir Rahman st Dhoni b Raina 26 (15b 3x4 1x6)
Raina sprays one down the leg side, Sabbir looks to flick but misses. The momentum takes his front foot outside but he also ends up having his back leg in the air as he turns around. Dhoni, smartly waits and clips the bails off as he sees the back leg go in the air. Replays show that Dhoni was really smart with his stumping and Sabbir's foot was in the air.
Well, well, it's the captain Mortaza who has promoted himself up the order.
Suresh Raina into the attack now.
22:16(IST) 22:15(IST) After 9 overs, Bangladesh 67/2 ( Sabbir Rahman 26 , Shakib Al Hasan 4)
A good over for Bangladesh. That should hav ebeen their strategy, go after Pandya. Sabbir, however, got a couple of streaky fours. He went for a pull but got a top edge to fine leg and then went for a wild swing but got a top edge to third man for consecutive fours. 11 runs off the over. Dhoni needs to bowl spinners in tandem!
Hardik Pandya into the attack now.
22:11(IST) After 8 overs, Bangladesh 56/2 ( Sabbir Rahman 18 , Shakib Al Hasan 1)
A successful over for India. Jadeja got a hint of turn but more importantly, he got the wicket of the dangerous Tamim. 3 runs and a wicket off the over.
22:10(IST) OUT! Needless from Tamim. He is stumped. Tamim Iqbal st †Dhoni b Jadeja 35 (32b 5x4 0x6)
Tamim charges down the track, Jadeja pushes it a bit wide and fast. Tamim looks to reach out for a slash but misses. Dhoni, as always, is lightening quick.
Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman.
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.
22:07(IST) After 7 overs,Bangladesh 53/1 ( Tamim Iqbal 34 , Sabbir Rahman 18)
The worry for India is that Ashwin has already bowled three overs. A decent over for Bangladesh this. After two singles off the first three balls, Sabbir reverse sweeps him just over the head of Bumrah at short third man for four. Two more singles make it 8 runs off the over.
22:02(IST) After 6 overs, Bangladesh 45/1 ( Tamim Iqbal 32 , Sabbir Rahman 12)
Bumrah all over the place, first in the field then with the ball. Tamim making him pay for that drop. Four fours in that over. Tamim charges down the track first ball and hammers it through point, then clobbers it over mid on, then gets an outside edge to third man off a full toss and then thumps it through extra cover for the final four of the over. 16 off the over.
Bumrah into the attack now.
21:58(IST) After 5 overs,Bangladesh 29/1 ( Tamim Iqbal 16 , Sabbir Rahman 12)
Oh dear! Bumrah is having a shocker. He drops a sitter, Tamim gets a lifeline. Tamim goes for a slog sweep but gets a top edge high in the air. Bumrah settles under it at short fine leg but spills it. Sabbir then adds insult to injury by pulling one over deep mid-wicket for a powerful six. 9 runs off the over and that crucial drop of Tamim. 21:55(IST) After 4 overs,Bangladesh 20/1 ( Tamim Iqbal 14 , Sabbir Rahman 5)
India have been a tad sloppy so far. Sabbir pulls one to mid-wicket, they take a single but the fielder scores a direct hit and they get two more on the overthrows. Tamim then pulls one to deep mid-wicket fo ra couple. Two singles more make it 8 runs off the over.
Nehra back into the attack.
21:51(IST) After 3 overs, Bangladesh 12/1 ( Tamim Iqbal 10 , Sabbir Rahman 1)
A brilliant first over from Ashwin. He got the wicket of Sabbir and then beat troubled Tamim off consecutive balls. One resulted in the ball being hit on pads and the next one a beauty that almost kissed the outside edge. 2 runs and a wicket off the over.
21:49(IST) 21:48(IST) OUT! Ashwin strikes in his first over! Mohammad Mithun c Pandya b Ashwin 1 (3b 0x4 0x6)
It's tossed up outside off, Mithun dances down the track and looks to go downtown, doesn't connect it well and Pandya at long on fence takes a smart catch. He goes wild in celebrations (Don't know why).
Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman.
Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now.
21:45(IST) 21:44(IST) After 2 overs, Bangladesh 10/0 ( Tamim Iqbal 9 , Mohammad Mithun 1)
A good start from Bumrah. Tamim is looking in aggressive mood. Mithun got an inside edge just wide of the leg stump. Tamim then got an outsid edge to third man for a single. Just 3 runs off the over.
Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end.
21:41(IST) After 1 over, Bangladesh 7/0 ( Tamim Iqbal 7 , Mohammad Mithun 0)
An eventful first over. It all started with the ball of the innings. Tamim flicks it to fine leg where Bumrah makes a mess of it and gives away a four. In process, he bumps into Nehra and gets hurt. After a long delay and being attended to by the the physio, he looked fine. Tamim then played and missed one and then slapped one, not quite off the middle, through mid on for a couple. He then drove one uppishly but Nehra
dropped it on his followthrough. 7 runs off the over. 21:32(IST)
The Bangladesh openers - Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have made their way out to the middle. Dhoni is giving a pep talk to the team in a huddle. He looks intense. Ashish Nehra will start off proceedings.
COW UPDATE: End of the innings: Raina and Pandya got out on consecutive balls in the 16th over, Yuvraj Singh got out in the 17th over and just 5 runs were scored in the 18th over, bringing India's COW down to 38%. Thanks to some good hitting by Dhoni, Jadeja and Ashwin, when Jadeja got out, India ended their innings with their COW at 44%. 21:17(IST) 21:17(IST) 21:15(IST) India post 146/7
A decent last over from Mustafizur. He took a wicket and conceded just one four. 9 runs off it. Ashwin flicked one to fine leg for four. That's the only bad delivery that Mustafizur bowled.
21:11(IST) OUT! Jadeja's off stump goes cartwheeling. RA Jadeja b Mustafizur Rahman 12 (8b 2x4 0x6)
It's full on off, Jadeja goes for a wild swing across the line but misses. The off stump goes for a walk.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman.
Mustafizur to bowl the final over.
21:09(IST) After 19 overs, India 137/6 ( MS Dhoni 9 , Ravindra Jadeja 12)
Finally some pressure released. Dhoni absolutely spanks one over extra cover for four. He then misses a full toss and gets just a single off it. Jadeja then gets into the act as he smashes one over point and then pulls the next one through square leg for consecutive fours. 14 runs off the over.
21:06(IST) 21:04(IST) 21:04(IST) 21:03(IST) After 18 overs, India 123/6 ( MS Dhoni 5 , Ravindra Jadeja 3)
Another brilliant over for Bangladesh. Mustafizur varied his pace well and bowled them in blockhole. Just 5 singles off it.
20:59(IST) 20:59(IST) 20:57(IST) After 17 overs,India 118/6 ( MS Dhoni 3 , Ravindra Jadeja 0) OUT! Another one bits the dust.
Mahmudullay drops it a touch short. Yuvraj looks to pull but is done in by the slowness of the surface. He ends up playing it early and gets a top edge to deep mid-wicket. Just four runs and a wicket off the over. India 39/4 in last five overs!
20:53(IST) After 16 overs,India 114/5 ( MS Dhoni 0 , Yuvraj Singh 2)
A very good over from Al-Amin. He got two wickets and then beat Yuvraj's outside edge thrice in three balls. Just 2 runs and two wickets off it.
20:51(IST) 20:49(IST) Double strike for Bangladesh!
2 wickets in two balls for Al-Amin. Both off short balls. Raina, at first, dances down the track and looks to pull bu tends up mistiming it to deep mid-wicket.
Sarkar then pulls off a stunning catch on deep square leg fence as Hardik Pandya pulls it powerfully off a short ball. Al-Amin on a hat-trick now.
20:46(IST) After 15 overs,India 112/3 ( Suresh Raina 30 , Hardik Pandya 15)
Pandya is doing a brilliant job here. That's his role. Go all out right from the first ball. After just 3 runs off the first four balls. Pandya thumps one down the ground for four and then hammers the next over extra cover for consecutive fours. 11 runs off the over.
20:41(IST) After 14 overs,India 101/3 ( Suresh Raina 28 , Hardik Pandya 6)
Bangladesh got the wicket of Kohli in that over but it was an expensive one. Raina hit one straight back over the bowler's head for four. Kohli then hammered one over mid-wicket for six before departing. Pandya, who is promoted, then smacked the second ball he faced way back in the deep mid-wicket stands for another six in the over. 17 runs off the over.
20:39(IST) OUT! Huge wicket for Bangladesh. Kohli back in the hut. V Kohli b Shuvagata Hom 24 (24b 0x4 1x6)
Just when it seemed India were upping the ante, Kohli departs. Raina had hit a four and then Kohli had smashed a flat six. He went for another heave off the next ball but missed only to find the stumps rattled.
Surprise....Hardik Pandya strides out to the middle.
Raina has now changed his bat twice..... Wonder how many he will until the end of the innings.
20:35(IST) After 13 overs,India 84/2 ( Virat Kohli 18 , Suresh Raina 23)
Brilliant over from Shakib. He bowled them in the blockhole and followed the charging batsmen which meant that they could deal just in singles. Just 5 runs off the over.
20:32(IST) 20:31(IST) 20:31(IST) After 12 overs, India 79/2 ( Virat Kohli 16 , Suresh Raina 20)
The batsmen are struggling to connect them off the middle. Raina tries a couple of heaves but horribly miscues them. Kohli too mistimes one of his heaves. A very tricky pitch this. Not going to be easy to chase. Just 6 runs off the over.
20:28(IST) 20:25(IST) After 11 overs,India 73/2 ( Virat Kohli 12 , Suresh Raina 18)
An eventful over.
Raina finally gets going in that over while Kohli gets a lifeline. Al-Amin drops a back of a length delivery outside off Kohli took a couple of steps down the ground and looked to slap but was done in by the slowness of the pitch and ended up mistiming it straight back. Al-Amin stretched his hand out but couldn't manage to hold on. Raina then pulls one off a top edge to deep square leg and it goes just over the fielder's head but he then finally connects one off the middle and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for the second six of the over. Another charge down the wicket but he swings and misses. 13 runs off the over. 20:21(IST) After 10 overs, India 59/2 ( Virat Kohli 11 , Suresh Raina 5)
Raina struggling to connect it off the middle. The slowness of the pitch it not helping. He pulls one but it goes on the bounce to the deep square leg fielder. He then looked to go downtown but again ended up mistiming it to long on for a single. Kohli, meanwhile thumped one through covers for a couple. 7 runs off the Mortaza over. Things have slowed down. 32/2 in the last five overs.
20:15(IST) 20:13(IST) After 9 overs, India 52/2 ( Virat Kohli 7 , Suresh Raina 2)
The ball is holding onto the surface. Raina would have been back in the hut has Mortaza scored a direct hit on a risky second run. Kohli too looked a bit impatient as he charged down the track for a heave but got an insid edge through mid-wicket fo ra couple. The last three were dots. 3 runs off the over.
20:11(IST) After 8 overs, India 49/2 ( Virat Kohli 5 , Suresh Raina 1)
A decent over from Mortaza. Raina looked a bit fidgety. He looked to steer one but missed. It happens when you are in desperate need of runs. Kohli, meanwhile, has been middling them well. 4 runs off the over. A decent over from Mortaza. Raina looked a bit fidgety. He looked to steer one but missed. It happens when you are in desperate need of runs. Kohli, meanwhile, has been middling them well. 4 runs off the over.
20:09(IST) 20:08(IST) 20:06(IST) After 7 overs,India 45/2 ( Virat Kohli 2 , Raina 0 )
Another successful over for Bangladesh. They've got two wickets in two balls. Shakib got the wicket of Dhawan in that over.Just 3 runs and a wicket off the over.
The hosts are precariously placed in fourth spot of Group Two after one defeat and one win and desperately need an emphatic victory against
Bangladesh to boost their run rate as they bid for a semi-finals berth. India's six-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday will have boosted their confidence after a shock 47-run defeat to New Zealand in their opening group match.
But Nehra, part of the Indian side that won the 50-overs World Cup in 2011, said
Bangladesh could not be "taken lightly".
India would be looking to win against Bangladesh to make road to semi-finals easier. AFP
"Only two teams will qualify. Till the time (you do), you need to approach every game as a knockout game. There's not too much room for error," the 36-year-old said in a pre-match press conference Tuesday.
"Everyone in the dressing room, we are not taking
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has urged his big-hitters to improve their run rate dramatically against
Bangladesh and then Australia in the following match if they are to be sure of qualification.
Bangladesh have a poor track record in T20s, they beat India in a one-day series last year.
India, firm favourites at the start of the tournament to lift a second World T20 title, needed to improve to qualify from a tough group.
"I still feel there is still scope for improvement and in the coming two games that will be our priority," he said after Saturday's win over Pakistan.
New Zealand top the group on four points after two wins while Pakistan, Australia and
India all have two points. However India's run rate, which could determine who qualifies, is considerably worse than their rivals.
"In the first game our run rate went down. So it's not only about winning but you have to take care of the run-rate at some point," added Dhoni.
The hosts are seeking to become the first country to win the World T20 title twice, after clinching the crown in 2007, and also the first to win at home.
Bangladesh, by comparison, will be desperate for a win after two straight losses, the latest to Australia by three wickets on Monday.
Sitting at the bottom of Group Two after also losing to Pakistan, the Tigers have almost no chance of advancing to the semi-finals, but skipper Mashrafe Mortaza vowed to battle on.
"We will keep fighting. We still have two matches to fight hard," he said.
Shakib Al Hasan, widely considered
Bangladesh's best player, said his side needed to stamp out sloppy fielding including dropped catches that marred their efforts against Australia.
"We need to be very disciplined with our bowling and fielding to restrict them (
India)," he said.
The Tigers were left reeling after the ICC's decision at the weekend to suspend their top bowlers Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed for illegal actions, forcing them to rush in replacements from
There are also question marks over star batsman Tamim Iqbal who is unwell and did not play against Australia.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, India: Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh. : Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wicketkeeper), Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Shuvagata Hom, Saqlain Sajib Bangladesh