Player of the Match
Player of the Match

We have seen two contrasting matches tonight..Tomorrow, it will be the teams from the other group flexing their muscles.. Till tomorrow, ciao ciao

Mushfiqur Rahim says, "Whoever gets set, ends up throwing their wicket.. so definitely not happening at the moment. After you lose a couple of wickets, you need to preserve the wickets, but also score runs because they had some good spinners. We thought about 150 plus as a good total, but unfortunately ended up below that. Two more games to go, so hopefully we can take some positives out of them"

MS Dhoni says, "No celebrations. We were slightly unlucky in Sri Lanka, we lost only one game and didn't qualify for the next round. But we have good players and the next few games are going to be extremely tough. I hadn't batted in a while and asked Yuvi if he was ok. Now everyone in the top five have had a bat. We don't have a bowler who we can bank upon - like Malinga or Narine - so we have to play the bowlers according to who is doing well at that time. We can't ask Virat Kohli to hit wicket and come back (to make games interesting). We can't do much about that (lack of challenge)."

R Ashwin gets the Man of the Match. he says, "Spinners have enjoyed good success, Mishy has won two Man of the Match awards, so I guess it was my turn today. A few difficult matches coming up now. We have played some excellent cricket, we don't need to be too worried (about not being tested enough)."

Another big win for India in the tournament that seals their spot in the semi-finals. Chasing a smallish target, India lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan early, but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli never looked troubled during their century partnership. Rohit got out against the run of play, which gave Dhoni a chance to get some match practice. Another insipid display from the home side.. they were outplayed completely again. The result also makes it practically impossible very hard for Australia to make it to the next round. The win has also pushed India to the top of T20 team rankings, ahead of Sri Lanka

"I don't think Aussies chances are practically impossible. If PAK wins against WI and not against BL and AUS wins remaining 2 matches they still have chance I believe.. hmm at least in distance" -- True Jude.. lowered the degree of difficulty

Ziaur Rahman to Dhoni, SIX runs, that's the end of it! Dhoni picks up a full delivery wide outside off and sends it soaring towards the sight screen
Ziaur Rahman to Kohli, 1 run, fuller on off stump, Kohli plays his whippy offdrive to deep cover for a single
Ziaur Rahman to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide outside off, the batsman pushes it to deep cover for a single

Ziaur comes back to bowl the 19th

18 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 133/2 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 3.00)

  • Virat Kohli56 (49b)
  • MS Dhoni15 (10b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-23-1
  • Al-Amin Hossain4-0-38-1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, he takes a step down, but Mashrafe bowls a slow offcutter. Kohli chops it straight to point
Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, not too much width outside off, but Dhoni is able to chop the short of length delivery to backward point for a single
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, he takes a step down the crease and pushes the length delivery down to long on
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it straight to midwicket
Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller and on the stumps, Dhoni jabs it down to long on for a single
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kohli, 1 run, he comes down the pitch and slices the full delivery down to third man for a single

17 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 129/2 (10 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 3.33)

  • MS Dhoni13 (8b)
  • Virat Kohli54 (45b)
  • Al-Amin Hossain4-0-38-1
  • Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-19-1

James: "I think both the "pro" and "anti" Kohli comments here are a bit wide of the mark. He's scored centuries outside India, and played Steyn well, but he's not a complete test player yet. A highest score of 119 says he has a way to go in tests yet (for what it's worth I think he'll get there). He is the complete package in limited overs formats, though."

Al-Amin Hossain to Dhoni, SIX runs, slower delivery attempted, but Dhoni reads it well, then flat-bats it over midwicket for a six.. Just clears the rope. He didn't look to hit it hard
Al-Amin Hossain to Dhoni, no run, comes down the pitch but gets cramped for room as the bowler fires a short of length delivery on his body, he pushes it back down the pitch
Al-Amin Hossain to Dhoni, FOUR runs, length delivery outside off, Dhoni sheds his approach of pushing for a single, swings his arms at that and whacks it over mid-off for a one-bounce four
Al-Amin Hossain to Kohli, 1 run, fuller on the pads, Kohli flicks this easily to deep midwicket
Al-Amin Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, prefers to stay deep in the crease, pushes the length ball past the non striker to long on

CSK: "Will Dhoni take the chase till last over?"

Al-Amin Hossain to Dhoni, no run, he stays back and punches the length delivery straight to cover

Al-Amin Hossain comes back

16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 117/2 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 5.50)

  • MS Dhoni2 (3b)
  • Virat Kohli53 (44b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-19-1
  • Al-Amin Hossain3-0-26-1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhoni, 1 run, he stays deep in the crease, punches this back of length delivery to the left of mid-off and calls for a sharp single

India's game?


Number of times, out of 10, that India have lost chasing under 140

India bowlers the best?


India and Nepal are the only teams to have not conceded 140 in an innings in this tournament

st Dhoni b Mishra


Number of international T20 stumpings off Mishra's bowling, the joint-highest for India. Saeed Ajmal holds the record with 17

Poor Powerplay


Runs Bangladesh scored off the Powerplay. Equals the second-lowest they have ever managed in a T20I

Poor starts


Runs Bangladesh scored before losing three wickets. In their last two games, they were 16 for 3 and 51 for 3

Missed run-out


Tamim Iqbal was 6 when Shikhar Dhawan failed to run him out. Tamim, though, failed to add to it

Bossing the toss


Number of tosses, in completed internationals, that MS Dhoni has won on the bounce