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India snatch a thriller against Bangladesh

Men in Blue stun Mashrafe Mortaza-led side by 1 run in World T20

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Publish Date: Mar 24 2016 12:33AM | Updated Date: Mar 24 2016 12:35AM

India snatch a thriller against Bangladesh

Indian players celebrate a wicket against Bangladesh. (Photo: Cricinfo)

 

In a nail-biting finish, India stunned Bangladesh by 1 run in a group league match of the ICC World T20 in a Bengaluru on Wednesday, to keep their semi-final hopes alive.
 
Asked to bat first, India managed 146 for seven in their stipulated  overs
 
Suresh Raina (30 off 23 balls) was the top scorer for India, with  Virat Kohli (24 off 23 balls) and  Shikhar Dhawan 23 off 22 balls)  being other notable contributers with bat .
 
In reply, visitors were off to a good start as Tamim Iqbal (35 off 32 balls) and Sabbir Rahman (26 off 15 balls) put on 44-run partnership for the second wicket.
 
In 20th over match seemed to be slipping out of India’s hand with Bangladesh needing only two runs off the last three bowls.
 
However, visitors fell short of a run after Indian skipper MS Dhoni ran out Mustafizur Rahman in the last ball of the match.
 
Bangladesh lost three wickets in last three balls off Pandyas over.
 
India will now face Australia in their next match on Sunday in a bit to secure their spot in semis.