With India set to host the ICC World T20, this win is a step in the right direction", BCCI President Shashank Manohar said in a release.
Dhoni's final six freshened up memories of the 2011 World Cup final which the skipper also ended with a six. The Bangladeshi team can no longer be called underdogs, but need to be on top of their game if they are to beat India on 6 March, Sunday.
With 23 required off 19 balls, Dhoni walked in and bludgeoned a 104 meter six and finished the game with 7 balls to spare. Opener Rohan Mustafa, on 11, was the only other batsman to reach double digits. India brought up their 100run mark in the 13th over, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni coming ahead of Suresh Raina.
Shikhar Dhawan leads the way: Dhawan had only one T20I half-century before this match, and was not in great form in Asia Cup T20 2016.
Picture published in a Bangladesh newspaper after Indian batsmen struggled against Mustafizur Rahman. Shakib was at his attacking best as he dispatched Hardik Pandy for two fours in one over before being dismissed in the next over by off-spinner R Ashwin. Left hander scored the boundary. India move to 19 at the end of the fourth over.
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India has not lost even a single game in the whole tournament whereas Bangladesh has lost one game and that too against India which was the first match of the tournament.
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Tamim followed three balls later, trapped plumb in front to Jasprit Bumrah. The match has been reduced to 15-overs a side with fielding restrictions for five overs, and a bowler can bowl a maximum of three overs.
Mahmudullah tremendous display with the bat score an quick 28 or nine balls piles up pressure on the Indian bowlers.
Mahmudullah played a brief hurricane knock off 33 runs off 13 balls laced with two over boundaries and two boundaries while first down Sabbir composed a brilliant 32 runs off 29-ball hitting two fours to the fence.
UAE captain Amjad Javed said they were looking for a total of around 120 runs.
Everyone is taking responsibility to finish the game, Dhoni said. Shakib gave away 15 runs in the next over, as the pair effortlessly switched gears.
Ashwin, Nehra, Bumrah and Jadeja took a wicket each for India.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his side can go into the Asia Cup final without any expectations of lifting the trophy. Bangladesh 27/1 in 4 overs.