VIDEO: How Dhoni-Hardik heroics in the last over sealed the deal for India: India scripted a miraculous 1-run win over Bangladesh in their Group stage match at Bangalore. Batting first India posted a total of 146 and it had to be the lowest total they defended successfully till date in a T20I.
Bumrah’s amazing bowling display with Yorkers in the penultimate over gave away only 6 runs and the equation came to 11 off 6 in the last over. MS Dhoni then turned to Hardik Pandya, one of the two youngsters in the team, he showed faith in.
With every ball, the team meeting and planning extended further. The senior pros were seen giving tips to Hardik Pandya and the later executed plans spot-on. Indian Fans have certainly had hearts in their mouth after two consecutive boundaries of the second and third ball. Then it came down to 2 required off 3 balls. But then two blunders from Bangladesh batsmen brought India back into the game and they needed to defend 2 off 1 ball.
It was silent at the Chinnaswamy, Bangalore as Hardik Pandya runs in to bowl the last ball. The batsman missed a wide delivery outside off stump and MS Dhoni sprinted to effect a magnificent run-out.
Skipper MSD later revealed that Pandya was instructed not to bowl Yorkers in last few balls of the over. A Yorker would certainly gifted batsman at least one run and a full-toss would have been worst scenario.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for young Hardik Pandya, who held his nerve during the last few moments and executed the instructions brilliantly.
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