The now-famous run-out by MS Dhoni that helped India beat Bangladesh by a solitary run in their ICC World T20 match was re-enacted by commentators.
Cricketer-turned-commentators Daren Ganga and Shaun Pollock enacted the roles of Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, while Russell Arnold and Nick Knight played the roles of Bangladeshi tail-enders Shuvagata Hom and Mustafizur Rahman.
ICC put out a video of the same on their official Twitter account, with the 'actors' taking care of the minutest of details such as Ganga keeping the wickets with just one glove on, as Dhoni had done in the crucial game in order to save time on taking it off in the event of a possible run-out.
Bangladesh needed 11 runs off the final over to pull off a well-deserved victory, one that would have seriously hampered India's chances of qualifying for the semi-final.
After taking a single off the first delivery, wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim hit a couple of boundaries off Hardik Pandya to bring the equation down to two runs off three balls, beginning to celebrate after the second four.
It was then that the hara-kiri began — both Rahim and Mahmudullah got caught near the midwicket region off full-tosses from Pandya while attempting to hit the winning six.
With two needed off one delivery, Pandya bowled a delivery outside off that Hom failed to connect. Dhoni sprinted down towards the stumps and dismantled it before Mustafizur's bat could cross the finish line at the striker's end.
— ICC (@ICC) March 27, 2016
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium went wild with celebrations as India managed to keep their World T20 campaign alive, while the Bangladeshis were heartbroken after letting go of a match that belonged to them for the most part. With the original commentary being played in the background, the imitation from the commentators is near perfect and almost gives that original feel.
Published Date: Mar 27, 2016 05:12 pm | Updated Date: Mar 27, 2016 05:12 pm