Player of the Match
Player of the Match
84dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Yuvraj and Ojha fashion strong win

Yuvraj Singh and Pragyan Ojha proved the game-changers as India became the first team to successfully defend a total

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
50(46) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 5 14 7 6 0 2 14
Yuvraj Singh
41(18) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 0 4 7 18 7 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O4
M0
R21
W4
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Naeem Islam
O3
M0
R32
W2
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 155/8 (26 runs required, RR: 7.75)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim11 (11b)
  • Shahadat Hossain0 (0b)
  • I Sharma4-0-34-2
  • IK Pathan2-0-20-0

Yuvraj Singh's breezy cameo made the difference. India were dawdling along after Dhoni struggled to get going after promoting himself to no 3. Enter Yuvraj. By the time he left, he had pushed India to a strong total. Then Pragyan Ojha bowled a superb spell to finish the job.

Ashraful: We had two partnerships at the top but didn't have anything after that. Yuvraj batted really well. We bowled and fielded well. 20 runs too many in the end I think. We are a good side. If we play well we can win against Ireland.

Dhoni: It was a professional performance. We were struck in the middle when myself and Gautam were batting. We knew that the spinners would do well on this track. It was justified by our bowlers. Yusuf bowled well and after that Ojha and Harbhajan did the job for us. We have to improve in certain areas like new-ball and in the end. Yuvraj played a brilliant innings. At that mark, we (gambhir and I) were trying to hit but couldn't .. Rohit also played well.

Man of the Match Pragyan Ojha: "It was cold out there. I have played club cricket in England. It's a great feeling to play in this Indian team. It was a memorable debut {t20) for me and I would remember it for a long time."

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19.6
1
I Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full pitched on the off stump, driven to the off side .. And India, the defending champions, have won.
19.5
W
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, OUT, Yuvraj takes another very good catch. Naeem had lifted one towards long-off where Yuvraj was staitioned. Yuvraj rushed down, lunged forward to take a nice diving catch

Naeem Islam c Yuvraj Singh b I Sharma 28 (15m 17b 0x4 3x6) SR: 164.70

19.4
1
I Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, low full toss, pushed down to long-on
19.3
1
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single
19.2
6
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, SIX runs, Even bigger. Naeem is showing some real talent here. Again Ishant followed him as he moved down the leg side but he held his balance well to flat bat a forehand cross court over long-on for a big six
19.1
6
I Sharma to Naeem Islam, SIX runs, Impressive hit to long-off boundary. Naeem moved outside leg stump and flat-batted the short-of-length delivery over long-off. It was a fierce forehand down the line

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
2nd31Mohammad AshrafulJunaid Siddique
3rd19Junaid SiddiqueShakib Al Hasan
4th3Junaid SiddiqueMahmudullah
5th18MahmudullahRaqibul Hasan
6th16Mashrafe MortazaRaqibul Hasan
7th10Mushfiqur RahimRaqibul Hasan
8th33Naeem IslamMushfiqur Rahim
9th1Shahadat HossainMushfiqur Rahim