and Raina shows how it's done ... goes back and cuts the ball hard between two fielders at point. The scoreline says only two balls to spare, but the margin of victory was much wider than that.
10.45 pm India have won two out of two games. They are on top of their group. Australia, Pakistan and West Indies have all lost one game each. Bangladesh are yet to play.
Rishi: "I didn't care much for Rohit's reaction to Yuvraj's dismissal. He himself is more than capable of drawing such reactions of mild exasperation with his gameplay on his bad days."
Amit Mishra is Man of the Match for the second game in a row. He took 4-0-18-2 today. It's only his third T20 international that too. "I've done a lot of hard work in the nets for my variations and I'm happy they are coming out well."
Lots of questions coming in about the last ball, the batsmen crossed before the ball reached the boundary so it is scored as a single ...
Darren Sammy: "We just didn't respond well enough to their spinners, it took us a long time. Credit to them, they executed well ... it was good to see our bowlers take it the distance to the last over, because net run rate could come into play. Not enough runs on the board but happy with the way the bowlers came back. We know what our top order can do, it's just one game, we have three to go. No panic button, we are going to regroup and come back in two days' time."
MS Dhoni: "We are playing well, so it doesn't really matter that everyone should get a chance, our bowlers have bowled well, they have been tested. In the coming matches the other batsmen may get a chance. We don't really have a banker, a bowler to bowl the 18th-20th over ... we are playing games to some extent, to see who is better suited ... It was important for Rohit to bat through, we all know the kind of batsman he is, on a pitch like this ... he will take plenty from this game. Let's take it one game at a time, no point thinking too far ahead, we could have finished it an over earlier but that was up to the batsmen in the middle ..."
So that ends a day of contrasting games. Australia-Pakistan was an explosive, high-voltage contest. India-West Indies not so much. Thank you for all your emails, do tune in tomorrow for more World T20 action. Cheers.
Suresh Raina walks to the middle ... 1 to win off 3 balls, surely it won't go down to the final delivery? Dhoni is padded ...
caught at slip! Yuvraj goes and it's been a struggle for him once again. He tried to dab the ball towards third man as it spun away from him and edged it to his RCB team-mate Chris Gayle
wicket to wicket line, Yuvraj defends from his crease on the off side
played off the back foot towards backward point
length ball outside off, Yuvraj waits and open the face to play the ball towards point, he's levelled the scores and retained strike
Rohit chips the ball inside out over extra cover
Rohit swishes at a slower ball outside off and is beaten
Yuvraj dabs the ball in front of point and they sprint the single
a slower delivery and Rohit swats the ball through square leg for a single
Rohit backs away towards leg and opens the face to steer a length ball to short third man
Dwarak: "NRR does matter. Remember last T20 World cup, India had one bad match with Australia that kicked them out of Semis."
worked through midwicket for a single
comes forward and plays the ball to midwicket
Yuvraj waits on the back foot and cuts the ball through point
Abdullah Ar Raf: "Jeeves, India plays Bangladesh and Australia next. I think they're pretty sure that they can beat BD at least and progress into the next round easily. Hence they gave preference to Yuvi over NRR i guess."
Rohit gets on to the front foot and works the ball behind square
nudged off the pads in front of square for another single
dabbed with soft hands close on the off side - in front of point - and they run a single
too full on middle, Rohit moves forward and drives the ball fluently through midwicket and into the gap on the boundary
Ranjit: "Why are people whining about the NRR? A fit and firing Yuraj is far more important than boosting the run rate, especially when India looks all set to play in the semis anyway."
a full toss down leg side, Rohit fails to connect with his swing
a full ball, Yuvraj drives towards long on for a single
Yuvraj tries to flick a good length ball that looks pretty straight and misses, he is hit on the pad. No appeal from West Indies. He may have got an inside edge
Jeeves: "India must really weigh the advantages of letting Yuvraj get some match practice with the expedience of a better NRR."