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India Beat Bangladesh by 1 Run, stay in semifinal hunt

... Editorial Team

India defeated Bangladesh in a cliffhanger by 1 run in the last ball of the match to stay in contention for the Semi-final berth of the T20 World Cup. 

When the final over began, Bangladesh needed 11 off it. A single and two fours by Mushfiqur Rahim brought it down to just two runs off the last three balls. With victory so close, Bangladesh batsmen wither panicked or went for glory shots with both the set batsmen sacrificing their wickets trying to clear the boundary ropes. Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah hit two consecutive deliveries high in the air, when just playing them on the ground would have been enough, and were dismissed.

So, it came down to the last ball and the race. Two needed for a Bangladesh win, one for a super over and a dot ball for India to remain in the competition. Dhoni maintained his cool and made all the right moves to ensure that the team took advantage of the situation and showed great presence of mind to run Mustafizur out.

India play Australia next which will decide which is the second team to join New Zealand from this group.

Scores: , India 146/7 (Raina 30) Bangladesh 145/9(Tamim Iqbal 35)

 

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