India clinch a thriller, beat Bangladesh by 1 run


India won a thriller against Bangladesh by pulling off a sensation 1-run victory, thereby keeping its hopes of qualifying for the semi-final in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup alive.

Batting first India had scored 146 for 7 in their quota of 20 overs. Bangladesh chased well and needed 11 runs off their last over to register an upset win against the hosts.

The match to a stage, where Bangladesh needed to score just two runs to win and one run to tie the match off the last ball.

At one point, the win for Bangladesh looked a forgone conclusion as they scored nine runs from the first three deliveries, including two vital boundaries from Mushfiqur Rahim.

But, they wasted the two deliveries in their attempts to hit another boundary leaving themselves two runs from the last delivery. But a rising swing away from the batsman by Hardik Pandya deceived the batsman, prompting Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps to collect the ball and run to dislodge the bails off before Mustafizur Rahman ffrom non-striker could make the ground.

The decision went to the third umpire, who didn’t have to struggle in ruling in India’s favour.

With two wins out of three games, India are now placed second in their group behind New Zealand.