India and Bangladesh have played some great matches over the years in big tournaments. But on March 23 in 2016, they arguably played the best match in the history of the ICC World T20 and easily the most thrilling between these two sides.
MS Dhoni-led Team India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the last over of the Super 10, Group 2 match in Bengaluru.
India batsmen had an uncharacteristically off-day in the middle and they were restricted to just 146/7 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina top-scored with 30 for India as Bangladesh bowlers did a magnificent job of keeping the big Indian names quiet.
Bangladesh batsmen did well to keep their team in the contest for most parts of the game with Tamim Iqbal (35) and Sabbir Rahman (26) did most of the damage.
In the last over of the innings, Bangladesh needed 11 runs off 6 deliveries with four wickets to spare. Mushfiqur Rahim slammed back to back boundaries on the second and third balls respectively off Hardik Pandya and Bangladesh needed just 2 runs off three balls.
However, Pandya then removed Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah off successive deliveries — both batsmen were dismissed after playing rash shots and getting caught out at the mid-wicket boundary. Then, on the last ball of the over, MS Dhoni did a Usain Bolt as he ran his lungs out to run-out Mustafizur Rahman for a duck, after the batsman failed to make contact with the ball.
Here’s the video of the final over:
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— ICC (@ICC) March 23, 2018