In a close match, Indian cricket team have defeated Bangladesh to keep their hopes alive in ICC World T20 2016. India won by on the last ball of match by 1 runs to earn crucial two points in world t20 points tally.  This is the first occasion when Indian team has defended a total lower than 150 runs.

India beat Bangladesh by 1 run in close wt20 contest.
India beat Bangladesh by 1 run in close wt20 contest

Winning the toss Bangladesh chose to bowl first. India got steady start and openers added 42 runs 6 overs before Rohit got out on the last ball of power-play. After this, India’ run machine Virat Kohli and struggling with form Suresh Raina started to score runs but couldn’t hit the ball freely. Raina made 30 runs and Kohli scored 24 before returning to pavilion.

After this, Men in Blue lost wickets at regular intervals and managed to put 146 runs challenging target on this wicket. In the chase of 14, Bangladesh just shortened by 2 runs to win the game and equal the scores by 1 run.

After the match. Bangladesh skipper Mortaza said, “Last three balls, we lost three wickets and we needed only two runs.”

Man of the match Ashwin said, “I gave Bumrah a cheeky idea to try a Mankad in the end (laughs).”

Match Summary

Toss: Bangladesh won toss and chose to field

India innings: 146 runs in 20 overs for 7 wickets (Raina-30, Kohli-24)

Bangladesh innings: 145 runs in 20 overs for 10 wickets (Tamim-35, Rahman-26)

Result: India won by 1 run

Player of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

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