India’s second one run win in T20Is and 10 other statistical highlights from India vs Bangladesh World T20 match at Bangalore
India beat Bangladesh by one run in the super 10 stage of ICC World T20 2016. Image courtesy: Getty Images

The 13th match of Super 10 stage of ICC World T20 2016 was probably the best match of the tournament so far. It started with Indian batsmen’s struggle to get the big runs against the pumped Bangladeshi bowlers and ended in a dramatic way. Bangladesh put India to bat first and could only manage a modest total of 146 on the board. In return, Bangladesh looked set to chase down the target but kept losing wickets at regular intervals and some tortoise que batting were witnessed. This led them to the thrilling last over where they needed 11 runs. Indian Skipper MS Dhoni opted to go for the medium pace of Hardik Pandya, who did  the job with the ball and ensured India’s victory by one run in a breathtaking final over. Unlike many other T20 matches, this was not a typical high-scoring match but still few records were broken and set, Abhishek Kumar presents some interesting statistical highlights from the match.

1.  146 is the lowest total scored by India in a T20I match against Bangladesh after playing for full 20 overs.

2.  This was Bangladesh’s fifth consecutive loss against India in T20Is. They are the fifth team to lost five or more matches against a side without a win in T20I. Zimbabwe, Scotland, Kenya and India are other team who has lost five or more matches against a side without a win in T20I.

3.  This is the second instance of India winning a T20I with a margin of one run. India defeated South Africa by one run in Super 10 match in ICC World T20 2012.

4.  Lowest total defended in by India in the history of T20I (excluding tied matches).

5.  Indian skipper Dhoni scored 12-balls 13 and went past 1000 runs. He is the fifth Indian cricketer to do so after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh.

6.  Dhoni also became the only cricketer to complete his 1000 runs without making a single half-century in T20Is. His highest scores in T20I is 48.

7.  Dhoni is also the first player to cross 1000-run mark as captain in T20Is.

8.  Al Amin Hossain and Ravichandran Ashwin both took two wickets and both are now the joint highest wickettakers in T20Is in 2016 with 20 wickets each.

9.  First instance of a team losing three wickets in last three balls in a T20I while chasing.

10.  Mashrafe Mortaza’s spell of 4-0-22-0 is the most economical spell of four overs bowled by a Bangladeshi bowler against India in a T20I.

11.  Jasprit Bumrah’s spell of 4-0-32-0 is the second most expensive spell of four overs bowled by an Indian bowler against Bangladesh in T20I. The most expensive spell was from Ishant Sharma on June 6, 2009, where he conceded 34 runs from his four overs.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with Criclife.com. He can be followed at abhicricket.kumar and @abhishekkr2593)