Bengaluru: India survived a mighty scare before pulling off an incredible 1-run victory over Bangladesh in a nerve-wracking low-scoring thriller to keep their semi- final hopes alive in the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday.
Defending a modest 146, India looked down and out for the better part of the match before pulling their acts together in the final two overs to restrict Bangladesh to 145 for 9.
Bengaluru, Mar. 23 : The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side, which bounced back in style to beat arch-rivals Pakistan, will aim to continue their momentum when they take on Bangladesh in their must-win World T20 match here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium today.
India have suffered a humiliating 47-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their campaign opener before a thrilling six-wicket win over Shahid Afridi's side in their second group-stage match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Saturday.
Kolkata: Notwithstanding a convincing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday cautioned against complacency and said the side could still improve in some areas, especially in tackling opponent spinners.
"I think we can still do better (playing against spin). What is important is not to get satisfied with the performance," Dhoni said after humbling Pakistan by six wickets in a group 2 encoutner of the World Twenty20 at the Eden Gardens.
Kolkata, Mar. 19 : In one of the most awaited and exciting fixture of the T-20 World Cup, the Indian Men's team will face Pakistan at Eden Gardens in Kolkata this evening.
After losing the first ICC World T20 Super 10 clash against New Zealand at Nagpur by 47 runs, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Team India will play under pressure to register a win against their arch rivals.
On the other hand, after having won their first match against Bangladesh by 55 runs, the Pakistani side will be all confident when they face the men in blue.
Kolkata: Jolted by the shock loss to New Zealand in the opening game, India will be fighting a survival battle quite early in the tournament when they take on arch foes Pakistan in what is being seen as the marquee clash of the ICC World Twenty20 here.
The hosts, who started clear title-favourites, were in for a blow in the first match itself when New Zealand's spinners bamboozled their famed batting line-up on a turning Nagpur track.
As a result, the world No. 1 side is staring at an early elimination should it lose to Pakistan in the high-voltage game on Saturday at the Eden Gardens.
Ranchi, Mar 17 : Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be required to pay one-time tax along with penalty after his sports vehicle 'Hummer H2' was 'mistakenly' registered as Scorpio by the transport department in 2009, said the district transport officer of Ranchi.
As a result of the typing error, Dhoni was asked to deposit only 53,000 rupees as registration charges instead of four-lakh rupees.
"He has paid tax till 2010. He will have to pay one-time along with penalty as per rules," said Nagendra Paswan, DTO Ranchi.
Nagpur, Mar 16 : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has cited lack of application and partnerships as the reasons behind his side's shocking 47-run loss to a spirited New Zealand in the opening group match of the World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Chasing a modest target of 126, Indian batsmen failed collectively as a unit against New Zealand's spinners and were bundled out for just 79 runs in 18.1 overs, their lowest ever T20 score on home soil.
Johannesburg, Mar. 14 : Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes that his side are lagging behind the other teams when it comes to the shortest format of the game, suggesting that his T20 side would serve better if they play more matches before heading into big tournaments.
Hazlewood's comments came after his side suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of weakened West Indies in the warm-up match on Sunday ahead of the World T20.
The 25-year-old said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side had prepared well for the tournament by playing a lot of T20 games, Sport24 reported.
New Delhi: India are certainly one of the favorites to win the the ICC World T20. Everything has been falling in place for MS Dhoni & Co. They entered the tourney as the top ranked T20 team. India have been in sublime form in the shortest format as they have won ten out of their last 11 matches.
But India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't want to take things for granted given the format's fickle nature.
Kolkata, March. 8 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that his side are currently running on the top gear, but admitted that they have to maintain their intensity from the very first game of the World T20.
"I think we are running on the sixth gear," Dhoni told reporters here ahead of their first warm-up against West Indies on Thursday. "I think how we are playing cricket and the kind of stuff we are doing on the field is adequate enough for any level of game and we have to keep our intensity up and the focus should be there right from the very first ball.
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