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Thursday, March 24, 2016, Chaitra 10, 1422 BS, Jamadius Sani 14, 1437 Hijri

India beat BD by 1 run
So close yet so far
Sports Reporter
Published :Thursday, 24 March, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 99
Tigers disappointed all as they lost the match that was in their favour while the experience paid off for India as they won their third Super Ten match of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 against Bangladesh by only a run in the nail biting last ball thriller at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.
India posted a moderate 146 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs after they were sent to bat first. In pursuit, Tigers needed only two runs in last three balls but they lost three wickets in these three balls scoring a single run to concede a disappointing defeat as they scored 145 runs for nine wickets.
Mithun opened the innings with Tamim instead of Soumya, who was struggling to get form. But Mithun could not make it better as he got out scoring only one run.
Sabbir and Tamim then added 54 runs for the second wicket pair to rebuild the innings. Tamim walked off the ground scoring 35 runs. Soon after Sabbir also returned with a 15-ball 26 runs.
Surprising all Mashrafe came to the crease to accelerate the run rate. He opened his account with a six but failed to continue it as Jadeja bowled him out before adding some more runs.
Shakib then followed Mashrafe and went back to dressing room with 22 runs.
Soumya and Mahmudullah then giddied the innings towards victory adding 31 runs for the sixth wicket pair. But Soumya got out with 21 runs behind of the target.
Bangladesh heeded into the final over with Mushfiq and Mahmudullah at the pitch with the need of 11 runs. Mushfiq hits two fours in the second and third ball to take the control over the match as they needed only two in three balls. But the scenario changed in the next two balls as both Mushfiq and Mahmudullah got out in full tossed delivery of Hardik Pandya trying to hit big shots.
In the last ball Bangladesh needed two runs. Shuvagata failed to hit the ball and run for a single but Dhoni knocked down the stumps before Mustafiz touched the line for single.
The bowling of Bangladesh was better on the day. Mashrafe used six bowlers and expect the skipper himself all got wicket.

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