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Bangladesh vs India, 24th T20 Match, Group 2, ICC World Twenty20 2014

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India won by 8 wkts | Bangladesh Vs India Live Score, 24th T20 Match, Group 2

It has become a norm in this tournament that after a thrilling first game the second becomes pretty dull. Hopefully, tomorrow's double header can change that. First up is Netherlands against New Zealand and the second is the all important match, a virtual quarterfinal between England and South Africa. Do join us for those games. Until then, take care and Bye, Bye!
Dhoni: 'No celebrations. We were unlucky when we played in Sri Lanka last time. I wanted to have a hit and there are some big games coming up. It was at the death and it was my time so told Yuvi that I would go in. Hopefully, Jadeja gets a knock in. We still do not know who our main bowler is in the death. You can't complain with easy games, you can't tell a Virat Kohli to get hit-wicket and come back. We will try to do the most in the practise sessions. '
Rahim: 'We are losing a couple of early wickets and even set batsmen are throwing their wickets away. They have very good spinners and you cannot afford to play too many dot balls in the middle overs. We are still working on our best XI. There are still two matches left and we are looking forward to it.'
Ashwin: 'Yeah the conditions were not bad at all. Mishy has been bowling well. He has got a couple of Man of the Match awards himself. I am game to bowl at the death too. Dhoni turns up to me and asks me to bowl. That is quite expected. We have played some excellent cricket so far. We did it in the Champions Trophy too. You saw the way MS finished it in the end. There is nothing to worry about.'
Ashwin is the Man of the Match for his figures of 2 for 15.
India register their third comfortable win and become the first team to enter the semis. With this win India are now the No.1 T20 side in the World. It was nicely set up by the spinners and the batsmen didn't make much fuss of the target. Dhawan could not get going as he perished early but it was once again Rohit and Kohli who added a 100-run stand, the second in as many matches to see India through. Dhoni promoted himself up the order and spent some time out in the middle. Bangladesh bowlers did not have much in the bank. They tried their best but could not restrict the two in-form batsmen from playing their shots. Stay tuned for the presentation....
18.3 Ziaur Rahman to MS Dhoni 6
SIX, India romp home by 8 wickets! Dhoni finishes things off in typical fashion, full delivery in the slot, he gets underneath it and slams it straight down the ground. The ball goes soaring over the fence
18.2 Ziaur Rahman to Virat Kohli 1
1 run, pitched up outside off, Kohli drills the drive to sweeper cover, Shamsur fumbles but the duo don't take the risk
18.1 Ziaur Rahman to MS Dhoni 1
1 run, too full and outside off, Dhoni squeezes it out to sweeper cover
Ziaur Rahman [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
End of over 18, 4 runs (1 1 . 1 1 . )
IND: 133/2
Virat Kohli - 56(49) This over: 2 runs
MS Dhoni - 15(10) This over: 2 runs
Mashrafe Mortaza
(4.0 - 0 - 23 - 1)
17.6 Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli 0
no run, on a length just outside off, Kohli takes couple of steps down the pitch and dabs it to backward point
17.5 Mashrafe Mortaza to MS Dhoni 1
1 run, back of a length on off, Dhoni looks to cut but the ball goes off the face of the bat to short third man
17.4 Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli 1
1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, Kohli comes down the track and punches it to long on
17.3 Mashrafe Mortaza to Virat Kohli 0
no run, back of a length around off, Kohli gets inside the line and works it gently to mid wicket
17.2 Mashrafe Mortaza to MS Dhoni 1
1 run, takes the pace of on this full delivery, Dhoni eases it down to long on

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Richard Kettleborough (England) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

TV umpire : Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Teams

Bangladesh : Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(c & wk), Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain.

India : Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.

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