Published On: Thu, Mar 24th, 2016

India edge out Bangladesh in a nail biting thriller to keep semifinals hopes alive

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India defeats Bangladesh by 1 run in a pulsating contest

India scraped to a one-run victory over Bangladesh at the World Twenty20, with wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni running out Mustafizur Rahman with the last ball of the game. Earlier, Bangladesh’s tenacious bowlers restricted India to 146 for seven in their World Twenty20 match in Bangalore Wednesday, silencing the local crowd hoping for a big total from the hosts.

Put in to bat in humid conditions, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan (23) and Rohit Sharma (18) put on a patient 42-run partnership before both lost their wickets in the space of six balls as they tried to accelerate.

Kohli and Suresh Raina put together a 50-run partnership before Hom clean bowled Kohli just as he was looking dangerous.

In reply, Bangladesh scored 145 for 9 in 20 overs in a thrillimg last-ball finish which saw this year’s Asia Cup runners up lose 3 wickets in the last 3 balls of the game.

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