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.