Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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MS Dhoni, Man of the Match "Not really [if he likes to bat under pressure]. Given an option, I wouldn't. Of course we had the second Powerplay, so we knew we were never behind the rate, we just needed to keep wickets in hand. If we want to be No. 1, we need to do better with with ball and in the field. Today's best bowler was Yuvraj, and that's not really a good sign."

Shakib Al Hasan "We are getting runs consistently, that's a plus for us. When we got early wickets, we thought we had a chance, but they got a good partnership, all credit to them."

So heartbreak for Bangladesh, jailbreak for India. Dhoni and Kohli help India escape an embarrassing defeat, Bangladesh will wonder they let it slip away after they had India on the mat. It's perhaps in the initial stages of the Dhoni-Kohli partnership when they gave away singles too easily. Can't help but be reminded of this when Dhoni helped India escape in 2007.

47.3
4
Syed Rasel to Raina, FOUR runs, it's all over in Mirpur, Raina makes room and goes over point, making it look easy
47.2
1
Syed Rasel to Dhoni, 1 run, helped away to square leg for one
47.1
4
Syed Rasel to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Century for Dhoni, fulltoss, flicked away fine of short fine leg, efficient century, brings up efficient century, the team stands up for effort, it's knocks like this that get him the respect of the team

Nine of three overs. Dhoni needs four for century. Interesting

END OF OVER:
47 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 288/4 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 3.00)

  • Suresh Raina47 (42b)
  • MS Dhoni96 (105b)
  • Rubel Hossain9-0-60-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan10-0-45-1
46.6
6
Rubel Hossain to Raina, SIX runs, one short ball too many, and this is a softy too, chest high, not much pace, Raina gets under it and pulls it over square-leg boundary
46.5
2
Rubel Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, length ball, looks to slog, doesn't connect well, but gets two to wide of deep midwicket
46.4
2
Rubel Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, Raina top-edges a bouncer, always climbing into him, a good bouncer, clears short fine log, though
46.3
1
Rubel Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, low fulltoss again, hit powerfully back, Rubel gets a hand, but can't stop one
46.2
1
Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, low fulltoss, mis-hit, but he gets a single to wide of mid-off
46.1
0
Rubel Hossain to Raina, no run, yorker to start off with, dug out to midwicket

Change of a ball now. Rubel to bowl. Can he work some magic? Needs to string together dot balls

END OF OVER:
46 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 276/4 (21 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.25)

  • MS Dhoni95 (104b)
  • Suresh Raina36 (37b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan10-0-45-1
  • Abdur Razzak9-0-66-0
45.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, on the pads, and he finds short fine leg this time, only four off, can Bangladesh make something happen from here?
45.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, worked away for a single
45.4
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 2 runs, low fulltoss, played between long-on and midwicket, gets two
45.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, looks to sweep, misses, won't even get a leg-bye

round the wicket to left-hand batsman, with a strong leg-side field

45.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, drilled down to long-off
45.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, on the pads, Dhoni misses out, Raina wants a single but it's gone straight to square leg

Powerplay now, India need five an over. Shakib will start it off

END OF OVER:
45 | 1 Run | INDIA: 272/4 (25 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.04, RRR: 5.00)

  • Suresh Raina33 (34b)
  • MS Dhoni94 (101b)
  • Abdur Razzak9-0-66-0
  • Syed Rasel9-0-49-1
44.6
0
Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, this time flighted nicely, Raina opens the face, but it's gone straight to short third
44.5
0
Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, flat, around off, defended to cover
44.4
1
Abdur Razzak to Dhoni, 1 run, dances down the track, drives down the ground, is now within a hit of a century
44.3
0
Abdur Razzak to Dhoni, no run, full delivery, hit to leg, can't beat midwicket
44.2
0
Abdur Razzak to Dhoni, no run,
44.1
0
Abdur Razzak to Dhoni, no run, angled down the leg side, but can't get bat to it

No Powerplay, which means India - like Bangladesh - will wait for the last five

END OF OVER:
44 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 271/4 (26 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.15, RRR: 4.33)

  • Suresh Raina33 (32b)
  • MS Dhoni93 (97b)
  • Syed Rasel9-0-49-1
  • Abdur Razzak8-0-65-0
43.6
4
Syed Rasel to Raina, FOUR runs, Raina is hurrying up now, gets under a length ball, clears mid-on, and this is most likely a cruise from here on
43.5
4
Syed Rasel to Raina, FOUR runs, fulltoss, and Raina obliges, straight hit, bisecting mid-on and mid-off
43.4
1
Syed Rasel to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped away for a single

Dhoni asks for a helmet

  • Dhoni calls for bowlers to lift

    MS Dhoni said the bowling needs to be better if the team is to rise to the top of the rankings

  • Kohli comes of age

    Virat Kohli threatened to go the Rohit Sharma way and waste his initial chances in a land with tough competition for middle-order spots, but his innings at Mirpur today has signalled his journey to maturity

  • Dhoni and Kohli seal comfortable win for India

    A commendable performance with the bat, followed by an inspired opening burst wasn't enough for Bangladesh to pull off a surprise win against India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd21G GambhirV Kohli
3rd2Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
4th152MS DhoniV Kohli
5th94MS DhoniSK Raina