Bangladesh v India

World Twenty20, 2009

At Nottingham, June 6 (floodlit). India won by 25 runs. India 2 pts. Toss: India. Twenty20 international debuts: Rubel Hossain; P. P. Ojha.

A late flourish from Yuvraj Singh, who collected three sixes in four balls from off- spinner Naeem Islam, then next over (the 18th) clouted medium-pacer Rubel Hossain for six, four and four in an arc on the leg side, propelled India to an imposing total. Junaid Siddique briefly replied in kind, hoisting his first ball, from Irfan Pathan, into the crowd at midwicket and later adding two more sixes, but the introduction of Ojha changed the complexion of the match. Flighting his left-arm spin at less than 50mph, Ojha induced Shakib Al Hasan to top-edge a pull with his first delivery in Twenty20 internationals, and removed Junaid with his fifth. He finished with four wickets as Bangladesh fell short, despite Naeem's late burst, which included two impressive straight sixes off successive balls from Ishant Sharma.

Man of the Match: P. P. Ojha. Attendance: 15,876

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