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ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day from the match between Bangladesh and India
March 28, 2014
The unwelcome catcher
Sohag Gazi covered a fair distance from midwicket in an attempt to get under a mishit from Rohit Sharma, but he had no business to be there when Anamul Haque was running in from deep midwicket. Still Gazi kept going, reached the ball but dropped it as Anamul Haque slid in with an expression of shock in his face. It would have been a simple chance for Anamul. The bowler, Ziaur Rahman, and captain Mushfiqur Rahim looked on, as Bangladesh's fielding slumped to a new low with this miss.
R Ashwin liberally uses the carrom ball in T20s. However, his first wicket of the match came off a classic offspinner's delivery. The second ball of his second over was tossed up high and full at Tamim Iqbal. Even as the batsman came forward to defend, it started to drift and dip. It then spun and bounced as well, took the outside edge and went low to slip. Erapalli Prasanna would have been proud.
In the over before he fell, Tamim had survived a straightforward run-out chance. Anamul pushed one to mid-on and Tamim rushed for a non-existent single. There wasn't one to be had, as Dhawan was around. Tamim had come too far out, though, and Dhawan, who had stopped the ball close to the pitch, could have as well jogged up to the stumps and removed the bails. He chose to flick t diving forward, however, and missed.
The quick return to the dugout
Shamsur Rahman was the only member of the Bangladesh squad to have not played in the World T20 so far. Given their batting performance, he was always going to be called up and just as soon as he was, he got out for a first-ball duck. He swept it right into Rohit Sharma's lap at deep square-leg, the fielder not having to move even an inch. Shamsur was back to the dugout, where he had been throughout the tournament.
The first six
Mahmudullah finally hit a six this year, in his ninth innings. It was off the 13th delivery he faced when Amit Mishra offered him some room to swing his bat. It was a flat hit over midwicket, a shot he had used so liberally in 2010 and 2012, years when he had been in good form.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets hereFeeds: Mohammad Isam
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