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India beats Bangladesh by 1 run

India’s much vaunted batting line-up struggled on a slow and sluggish track as they managed an unimpressive 146/7 against a disciplined Bangladesh attack in a group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20, on Wednesday.

The teams

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mohammed Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahaman, Shakib Al Hasan Mahmuddulah Riyadh, Shuvagato Hom, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahaman, Al Amin Hossain.

India will take on Bangladesh in the World T20 championship match in Bengaluru on Wednesday. If India wins this match, the hosts brightens their chances to enter the semifinals along with New Zealand from this Group.

From Ashwin Achal at the Chinnaswamy stadium:

- Given the spinner-friendly nature of this wicket, will Dhoni consider giving Yuvraj a bowl? R. Ashwin has bowled out his four, Jadeja has one left, and Raina has three overs left.

- 50 up for Bangladesh in 6.4 overs. The energy among the Indian fielders has dipped considerably. Only a wicket can bring them back to life.

- Two-drop Shakib Al Hasan looked in superb touch during the previous match, against Australia, but got out for 33. Once he was dismissed, Bangladesh crumbled and the game was lost. Shakib has to bat through till the close to take his side to a win today.

- Shuvagata Hom cleans up Virat Kohli, and the crowd goes silent. Hom is playing this match only because Arafat Sunny got suspended for bowling with an illegal action. Not a bad replacement at all.

- "The emcee at the Chinnaswamy Stadium is doing his best to keep the crowd entertained. The lack of big fireworks from the Indian batsmen is making his job tough.

Soumya Sarkar grabs a stunning catch at deep square-leg, and even the normally stoic journalists in the press box cannot help but break into applause.

- India were put into bat after Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss in the crucial group league encounter of the ICC World T20, here tonight.

- While India are fielding the same side, Bangladesh were bolstered by the return of Tamim Iqbal, who missed the last match in place of left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib.

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