India vs Bangladesh: the most memorable T20I matches
NEW DELHI: The rivalry between India and Bangladesh has increased some levels over the years, thanks to the theatricality shown by its players and fans alike. Although Bangladesh has lost the eight international T20 matches they have played against India so far, there have been some memorable matches and close finals.
T20I general head to head:
Won by India: 8
Won by Bangladesh: 0
2014 World T20 match, Dhaka: India won by 8 wickets
Bangladesh was the host nation of World T20 2014, so expectations were high and the pressure when they played against India in their Group 2 clash at Shere Bangla National Stadium on March 28, 2014. Batted, Bangladesh were three down by the fifth before Anamul Haque (40) and Mushfiqur Rahim (24) stabilized the ship. Mahmudullah (33 *) provided the late flowering to bring Bangladesh to 138/7 in its 20 envelopes. For India, Amit Mishra It took 3 wickets, but it was Wicket's double blow to Ravichandran Ashwin's successive deliveries that derailed the execution burden of the hosts.
The persecution of Indians had a bad start when Shikhar Dhawan fell in the third but his opening partner Rohit Sharma shattered a 56 of 44 balls and its association of 100 races with virat Kohli (57 *) assured that there were no more wobbles in the persecution of Indians. After Rohit's dismissal, things got a little difficult at the end for India with 22 races needed in the last four overs. But Indian captain MS Dhoni, playing his finalist role perfectly, hit Al-Amin Hossain four and six in the 17th to calm his nerves. Mashrafe Mortaza threw a good 18th place, granting only 4 races. Ziaur Rahman was brought back in the attack with India needing 6 runs of the last two overs. Dhoni reached the third installment of more than a six to seal an eight wicket victory and a place in the semifinals.
Asian Cup Final, 2016 in Dhaka: India won by 8 wickets
Bangladesh has reached the final of the Asian Cup three times, but on all occasions, they have not been able to get the winners trophy. The 2016 edition was the first time the tournament was held in the T20 format and was held in Bangladesh, so the hopes of local fans were high. However, on his way were the powerful Indians, who had recorded six T20I victories in the trot. The final of March 6, 2016 was reduced to 15 overs due to rain and Dhoni put Bangladesh at bat at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mahmudullah (33 *) and Sabbir Rahman (32 *) took Bangladesh to 120/5, with all Indian bowlers, except Hardik Pandya, taking a gate each.
Rohit registered a rare failure against Bangladesh, but this time Dhawan got going, slamming a 44-ball 60, with a six and nine fours in his knock. Dhawan put up a 94-run stand for the second wicket with virat Kohli, before falling to Taskin Ahmed. The Kohli-Dhoni combination again proved too much for the Bangladeshis. Kohli, who hit five fours in his 28-ball 41-run unbeaten knock, enhanced his reputation of being the 'chase master' and Dhoni again finished off proceedings in style. With 19 runs required off the last two overs, Dhoni hit the first delivery from Al-Amin Hossain over the mid-wicket fence to silence the Dhaka crowd. After a single off the next delivery, three runs were conceded off the third ball of the over, as a direct hit on the stumps resulted in an overthrow. Dhoni then sent the next ball flying over the covers for a four and the next ball - a full toss - was dispatched over the mid-wicket fence for his 300th international six as India won the Asia Cup title for the sixth time.
World T20 2016 match in Bangalore: India won by 1 race
This was so exciting, tearing the nerves and biting his nails like a cricket match can be. The group match on March 23, 2016 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will go down in history as one of the closest games ever played. Bangladesh won the draw and chose to chase. Suresh Raina Maximum score for India with 30, as the hosts were restricted to 146/7, with Al-Amin Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman taking 2 wickets each.
Bangladesh was in the game until the end, or indeed until the last ball. But premature celebrations and the search for glorious shots made them see, showing their lack of maturity. It took 11 races of the last one shot by Hardik Pandya and granted only one in the first installment. Mushfiqur Rahim reached the second delivery through the blankets for four and when he picked up the next delivery to the fence of the thin leg for another four, the wicketkeeper-batsman shook his fists and swung his bat, letting out a victory cry. With 2 necessary 3-ball runs, Mushfiqur (11) made a glorious shot and took a slower delivery of Pandya directly to Dhawan in the wicket half. The batters had crossed when the ball was in the air and that meant that with 2 runs in need of 2 balls, Mahmudullah, who already had his eye on, would be on strike. But before the next installment, Dhoni moved the best gardener in India. Ravindra Tray from the covers to the deep wicket medium. And Mahmudullah obeyed. Like Mushfiqur, Mahmudullah also went for a glorious shot and threw a full shot in the middle of the wicket where Jadeja ran to get a brilliant catch to stun Bangladesh fans. Two deliveries were finished and two wickets were lost and the equation was still in Bangladesh in need of 2 races, but now only one delivery. Dhoni took off his right glove before the last ball was thrown, anticipating that the batters missed delivery and tried to run to say goodbye and that was exactly what happened. Shuvagata Hom swung his bat hard, but missed the last installment just off the stump. Mustafizur Rahman ran from the bowler's end for a goodbye that would seal the game in favor of Bangladesh. But Dhoni picked up the ball, however he didn't throw it to the stumps. Instead, he decided to run to the stumps and evict the bonds so that Mustafizur ran out of mustaches. That triggered wild celebrations of Indian players and the Bengaluru crowd. Dhoni's quick thinking and sharp skills behind the stumps helped India win by 1 run. Bangladesh fell terribly short to learn an important lesson, it doesn't end until it ends.
2018 Nidahas Tri-Series final in Colombo: India won by 4 wickets
With both MS Dhoni and virat Kohli opting to rest, India were led by Rohit Sharma in the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series, that featured hosts Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh reached the final with the latter's victory against Sri Lanka being marred by ugly scenes, arguments and confrontations between the players. So it was understandable that the crowd at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on March 18, 2018 was supporting the Indians. Put in by India, Bangladesh put up a challenging total of 166/8, with Sabbir Rahman top scoring with a 50-ball 77. Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets and Jaydev Unadkat scalped two.
Rohit was India's best scorer with 42 of 42 balls, but India kept losing wickets regularly. When Mustafizur Rahman fired Manish Pandey (28), India was in need of 34 races from the last two overs. And I go in Dinesh Karthik . That day, India discovered a new finisher, a new hero. Karthik crushed Rubel Hossain's first installment by a six, the second by a four and the third by another six. With the fourth installment being a ball of points, Karthik stole two runs of the penultimate installment and then hit the last ball of the over by four to reduce the equation to 12 necessary runs of six balls. With the first ball of the last thrown by Soumya Sarkar as wide, Vijay Shankar managed to get a single from the second ball. Karthik also took a single from the next installment. With India needing 9 3-ball races, Shankar hit a four but was fired from the next installment, but when the batters crossed while the ball was in the air, it meant that Karthik would face the last ball of the match with India needing five runs. to win. Sarkar ran with the crowd of Colombo standing, Indian and Bangladeshi shelters boiled with excitement, nobody in the stadium was sitting. Bangladesh was confident that they had the game over, but Karthik, calmly and unconcernedly, overcame the last installment on the covers for a six to complete an emphatic and memorable Indian victory of four wicket that also helped them win the title.