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17th Match, Group 2 (N), Dhaka, Mar 23 2014, World T20
(19.4/20 ov)130/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Bowlers give India easy win

West Indies have been in Bangladesh for a week, but they still looked jetlagged in a bizarre innings of 129 for 7, which set up another comprehensive win for India

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Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
West Indies129/7(20 overs)
India130/3(19.4 overs)

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.

19.4
1
Samuels to Raina, 1 run

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.

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 ...

19.3
W
Samuels to Yuvraj, OUT

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

Yuvraj Singh c Gayle b Samuels 10 (19m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.63
19.2
Samuels to Yuvraj, no run

wicket to wicket line, Yuvraj defends from his crease on the off side

19.1
Samuels to Yuvraj, no run

played off the back foot towards backward point

end of over 194 runs
INDIA: 129/2CRR: 6.78 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Yuvraj Singh10 (16)
Rohit Sharma62 (55)
Krishmar Santokie4-0-27-0
Marlon Samuels3-0-21-0
18.6
1
Santokie to Yuvraj, 1 run

length ball outside off, Yuvraj waits and open the face to play the ball towards point, he's levelled the scores and retained strike

18.5
1
Santokie to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Rohit chips the ball inside out over extra cover

18.4
Santokie to Rohit Sharma, no run

Rohit swishes at a slower ball outside off and is beaten

18.3
1
Santokie to Yuvraj, 1 run

Yuvraj dabs the ball in front of point and they sprint the single

18.2
1
Santokie to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

a slower delivery and Rohit swats the ball through square leg for a single

18.1
Santokie to Rohit Sharma, no run

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."

end of over 186 runs
INDIA: 125/2CRR: 6.94 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Rohit Sharma60 (51)
Yuvraj Singh8 (14)
Marlon Samuels3-0-21-0
Andre Russell2-0-12-1
17.6
1
Samuels to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

worked through midwicket for a single

17.5
Samuels to Rohit Sharma, no run

comes forward and plays the ball to midwicket

17.4
1
Samuels to Yuvraj, 1 run

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."

17.3
1
Samuels to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Rohit gets on to the front foot and works the ball behind square

17.2
2
Samuels to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs

nudged off the pads in front of square for another single

17.1
1
Samuels to Yuvraj, 1 run

dabbed with soft hands close on the off side - in front of point - and they run a single

end of over 176 runs
INDIA: 119/2CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 3.67 • Need 11 from 18b
Rohit Sharma56 (47)
Yuvraj Singh6 (12)
Andre Russell2-0-12-1
Sunil Narine4-0-20-0
16.6
4
Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

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."

16.6
1w
Russell to Rohit Sharma, 1 wide

a full toss down leg side, Rohit fails to connect with his swing

16.5
1
Russell to Yuvraj, 1 run

a full ball, Yuvraj drives towards long on for a single

16.4
Russell to Yuvraj, no run

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."

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
62 runs (55)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
25 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
0474129422
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
54 runs (41)
5 fours
1 six
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
3511254915
Best performances - bowlers
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja
O
4
M
0
R
48
W
3
ECO
12
Amit Mishra portrait
A Mishra
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra
Match numberT20I no. 382
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30
Match days23 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, West Indies 0