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World T20 Updates: India thrash Bangladesh, qualify for semis

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March 28, 2014


India: 141-2 (18.3 overs)
Bangladesh: 138-7 (20 overs)

MS Dhoni is the new batsman in. He hits a boundary and a six off Hossain to take Indian into the 130s. 

Another six off his blade, off Ziaur, ensures India win by eight wickets, with nine balls to spare. 

Kohli remains unbeaten on 57 and Dhoni on 22. 

India win their third game on the trot and qualify for the semis.

India: 117-2 (16 overs)
Bangladesh: 138-7 (20 overs)

Rohit completes his second straight fifty with a single of Mahmudullah. Three balls later, Kohli raeches the mark as well, with a single of Hossain. 

The two add exactly 100 runs (off 75 balls) for the second wicket before Rohit (56) hits a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery straight to Nasir Hossain at point. 

India: 77-1 (10 overs)
Bangladesh: 138-7 (20 overs)

Kohli smashes Hossain for a huge six over extra cover in the latter's second over. Rohit is caught while mishitting a free hit. India gets to the 50-runmark in the seventh over, courtesy a couple by Rohit.

The two, expectedly, have put India back on track. Rohit (on 34) has a piece of fortune as Gazi puts him down at midwicket off Ziaur Rehman. 

The batsman expresses his gratitude with a boundary, one that helps raise the 50-run partnership for the second wicket.

India: 18-1 (4 overs)
Bangladesh: 138-7 (20 overs)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India and it will be Mashrafe Mortaza first up for the home side. Three runs come off it. 

It's Sohag Gazi's spin in the second over. India get another three runs from it. 

Al-Amin Hossain to bowl the third over. Rohit welcomes him with a huge six over deep square leg. But the bowler rattles Dhawan's (1) stumps with his fifth ball. 

Virat Kohli is the new man in. Shakib Al Hasan is the new bowler.
20:29  Scorecard:

Bangladesh: 138-7 (20 overs)

Michael Vaughan tweets: "The Bangladesh team are no better now than they were when they started as a Test Nation in 2000.... Actually I reckon they are Worse..."

Ashwin ends with impressive figures (4-0-15-2). Jadeja goes wicketless (4-0-30-0). 

Mishra is back to bowl the 17th over and Mahmudullah welcomes him with a flat six over deep midwicket. The batsman also helps himself to a couple off boundaries off Shami in the next over. 

He and Nasir Hossain (16) add 49 for the sixth wicket before the latter becomes Mishra's second victim, out stumped, in the last over. Mishra's strikes in his next ball as well, having Ziaur Rehman caught by Jadeja at long off. 

Mortaza though ends the innings with a huge six. B'desh manage just 138-7.
20:03  Scorecard:

Bangladesh: 85-5 (14 overs)

Shami is back in the attack in the 11th over. Haque hits him for a six and Rahim (24) for a boundary but the bowler has the last laugh, having the latter caught by Kohli at midwicket. 

Mishra changes ends and accounts for Haque (44), doing him in with a googly.
19:48  Scorecard:

Bangladesh: 56-3 (10 overs)

Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain, has to come in earlier than expected. 

Ravindra Jadeja is introduced early into the attack, replacing Kumar (2-0-14-1) in the seventh over. Eight runs come off his first over with Haque finding the fence. 

Suresh Raina replaces Ashwin (3-0-8-2) in the eighth over and gives away eight runs, including a boundary to Mushfiqur. 

Mushfiqur hits successive boundaries in Jadeja's second over to help his team get past the 50-run mark. 

Amit Mishra to bowl the 10th over. He gives away five runs.
19:30  Scorecard:

Bangladesh: 21-3 (4.1 overs)

Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque open the batting for Bangladesh and it will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar first up for India. 

The second ball flies over the slip fielder to the fence, Tamim starting the Bangladesh innings with a boundary. Two balls later, Haque repeats the feat twice over, much in control on this occasion. 

R Ashwin to bowl with the second new ball. Tamim survives a run out, thanks to a meek attempt by Shikhar Dhawan, but Ashwin finds the edge of his blade in his second over, Suresh Raina making no mistake at slip.

In the next ball, Shamsur Rahman hits it straight to Rohit Sharma at deep square leg. Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes in his second over, getting through Shakib Al Hasan's (0) defenses.

India has won the toss and MS Dhoni has no hesitation in asking Bangladesh to bat first in Mirpur.

There's no change in the Indian line-up.

The home team has made a couple of changes. 
18:35   - Scorecard

James Faulkner to bowl the final over with 12 to get. Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo have given West Indies some hope. 

First up is a full delivery from Faulkner, which hits Sammy on the full on his pads. Since he wasn't playing a shot, no run taken.

A perfect yorker means West Indies need 12 runs four balls. 

Sammy follows it up with a six -- a full toss- towards long-off.

Sammy finishes the game with a massive six towards long-off with the entire West Indies team rushing towards Sammy. 

Windies seal the game with two balls to spare.
17:59  - Scorecard

After losing Gayle in the previous over, it was time for well-set Lendl Simmons to make the long walk back after he was caught at square-leg for 26. 

Maxwell who was stationed at square-leg, timed his jump to perfection to catch the ball as West Indies seem to struggle after the brisk start. 

West Indies at the end of 14 overs were 107-3, still needing 72 runs from 36 balls.
17:50   - Scorecard

James Muirhead provides the much-needed breakthrough for Australia and too the big fish -- Chris Gayle. 

Gayle looking to slap it over midwicket was holed out by Maxwell for 53 with the entire Aussie team rushing towards Maxwell. 

Gayle's 35-ball knock included six boundaries and two sixes.

West Indies were 103-2 after 13 overs. Simmons is on 23, while Marlon Samuels is on one.

17:40  - Scorecard

Chris Gayle hit a brilliant 31 ball 50 to give West Indies a flaying start in the chase of 179. 

Gayle and Dwayne Smith added 50 runs for the opening wicket in just five overs before the latter departed. 

Gayle reached the landmark with a brace off leg-spinner James Murihead  and is looking to consolidate after the initial onslaught on Aussies. 

West Indies were 93-1 after 11 overs. Gayle is on 52, while Simmons is on 17.
17:24   - Scorecard

Mitchell Starc who bowled an expensive first over, managed to redeem himself as he had Dwayne Smith walking back to the pavillion for 17. 

Smith slashed at a wide one, only to edge it to Haddin. 

But there is no stopping Gayle at the other end as he continues to demolish Australian bowling. 

Gayle smashed Watson for a maximum and picked up a brace to ensure that there are no quiet overs. 

West Indies at the end of 7 overs were 70-1. Gayle is on 44, while Lendl Simmons is on 4.
17:09   - Scorecard

After a maiden from Shane Watson in the opening over, it was a steady stream of boundaries by the West Indies openers.

Not surprisingly, it was Chris Gayle who was the first one to hit the boundary boards. 

Gayle smashed Mitchell Starc for four boundaries in the over to even up things. 

Dwayne Smith then managed to get consecutive boundaries off Dough Bollinger to announce his intentions. 

Gayle then smoked Bollinger for a maximum as West Indies were 33-0. Gayle is on 22, while Smith is on 8.
16:39  - Scorecard

West Indies picked up six wickets between themselves to restrict Australia to 178-8 in the World T20 game. 

After electing to bat first, Australia were off a decent start, before spinners wreck havoc on Australian batsmen, picking up wickets are regular intervals. 

Only Glenn Maxwell and Brad Hodge could muster up some counter-attacking game to ensure that Aussies cross the 150-run mark. 

Sunil Narine once again stood out as most economical bowler with figures of 2-19.
16:32   - Scorecard

Sunil Narine strikes in his final over as he removes dangerous Brad Hodge for 35.

Hodge looking to score some quick runs with three overs to go was castled round his legs, while going in for a reverse sweep. 

Meanwhile Krishmar Santioke, removed the other set batsman -- James Faulkner, who couldn't clear the boundary ropes and was caught acrobatically by Bravo off the second attempt. 

At the end of 19 overs, Australia were 167-7.
16:12  - Scorecard

Experienced Brad Hodge and all-rounder James Faulkner have managed to steady Australia after wickets rocked Australia early. 

Hodge, known as the one of the best finishers of the game, is dealing mainly in singles, while Faulkner is managing to get the odd boundary. 

West Indies have also helped their cause with wides and no-balls. 

At the end of 15 overs Australia were 128-5. Hodge is on 17, while Faulkner is on 8.
15:56   - Scorecard

Samuel Badree has been expensive today but he has the knack of picking up wickets.

His latest victim dangerous Glen Maxwell who has hitting them out of the park. 

Maxwell backed himself to clear the midwicket boundary, only to be holed out by Dwayne Bravo for 45.

Australia struggling in the game now as they were 101-5 after 12 overs.
15:52  - Scorecard

Marlon Samuels strikes once again for West Indies as he now packs off Australian skipper George Bailey for 12.

Bailey chips down the track, trying to chip it over midwickets head, only to hit it straight to Darren Sammy in the same position. 

Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell is looking to be aggressive and is playing big shots despite wickets falling around him. 

At the end of 11 overs, Australia were 94-4. Maxwell is on 39, while Brad Hodge is on 2.
15:41   - Scorecard

Sunil Narine now gets into the act as he removes Shane Watson for 2.

Watson looking to drive Narine off the front foot was stumped by Denesh Ramdin. 

Ramdin missed the stumping first time, but Waston just didn't move his foot back, allowing the wicketkeeper to whip the bails off second time.

A wicket maiden to end the over as Australia were 41-3 after 6 overs.
15:25  - Scorecard

After Finch, it was other opener David Warner's turn to make the long walk back to pavillion after he was castled by Samuel Badree. 

Warner look to hit one on the backfoot, but the ball stayed too low for his liking as the ball crashed on to his middle stump. 

Australia were 41-2 after 5 overs.

15:20  - Scorecard

Marlon Samuels strikes a much-needed breakthrough for West Indies as he castles Aaron Finch for 16.

Finch looked to slog one across the line, only to have his off-stump rattled by the off-spinner. 

Shane Watson who replaced Finch got off the mark to ensure that strike is being rotated.

Australia at the end of 4 overs were 35-1.
15:13  - Scorecard

Australia are off to a flying start after electing to bat first. 

After Krishmar Santioke bowled a decent first over conceding just 4 runs, opener Aaron Finch tore into Samuel Badree plundering 15 runs from the over.

Finch first smoked Badree for a maximum over long-off. He then hit consecutive boundaries to make his intentions pretty clear. 

At the end of three overs, Australia were 28-0. Finch is on 16, while Warner is on 11. 
14:51  - Scorecard

Welcome to the updates of the first match of the day between Australia and West Indies. 

Both team will look to make amends to their loss and would like to get one better. 

The news from the middle is that Australia have won the toss and have elected to bat first on a batsmen friendly surface. 

James Faulkner and James Murihead in Aussie line-up. While West Indies are going in with the same side.
12:02   Sunil Gavaskar to decide whether Sundar Raman, CEO of IPL, shall continue or some other person has to be engaged: Supreme Court
11:29   Senior-most vice-president of BCCI will look after other affairs of the Board: Supreme Court.

As interim president of BCCI, Gavaskar will exercise all powers concerning IPL, the Apex Court said.

Shivlal Yadav is the senior-most among the vice-presidents and is expected to take over from Gavaskar post IPL.
11:25  Except players and commentators, no other employee of India Cements or its subsidiary or associate companies will participate in any duties of the BCCI, said the Supreme Court.
11:24  India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been wrongly villified by media after yesterday's proceedings in which false allegations were levelled against him, BCCI to Supreme Court.
11:23  The next hearing in the matter will take place on April 16, said petitioner Aditya Verma outside the Supreme Court.
11:20  Supreme Court has refused to pass any order for allowing N Srinivasan to participate in activities of International Cricket Council, where he is supposed to take over as the chairman in July.
11:19  Srinivasan has been suspended from BCCI and all it's activities. Sunil Gavaskar will be the head of the BCCI with regards to the IPL activities, while one of the vice-presidents will take care of the other functions and will take over from Gavaskar after the IPL, said Supreme Court.
11:13  Gavaskar to be compensated for the job of interim president by BCCI, says Supreme Court.
11:12  The Supreme Court has asked Gavaskar to get out of contractual obligations with BCCI for commentary of cricket matches.
11:11  The Supreme Court pointed out that Gavaskar cannot do commentary during the time he is heading the BCCI and any of the vice-presidents can take over from the batting legend after the completion of the IPL.
11:09  Sunil Gavaskar will be the interim President of BCCI only for managing affairs of IPL: Supreme Court.

We are not going to stop any team or player to participate in IPL, the Apex Court said.

IPL matches of season 7 to go on as per schedule: SC.
11:06  IPL matches of season 7 to go on as per schedule: SC:   Meanwhile, PTI reports that Supreme Court has confirmed that the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will go on as per schedule.

Meanwhile, television channels are reporting that the Supreme Court in it's interim order has stated that Sunil Gavaskar will replace Srinivasan as the BCCI president for the duration of IPL.
10:59   Gavaskar on Thursday said he would be happy to adhere to the Supreme Court directive and is ready to take over as interim BCCI president.

However, BCCI is set to oppose the move to appoint Gavaskar as interim president. According to reports, the names of vice-president Shivlal Yadav and former leg-spinner Anil Kumble would be suggested to the SC to take over as the Board chief.

Also, it remains to be seen if the BCCI legal case manages to avoid the suspension of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings from IPL 7.
10:35   As Srinivasan hogs the headlines, here are 10 facts you must know about BCCI chief N Srinivasan, do check out some superb illustrations from's Uttam Ghosh....(click to read)
10:34  BCCI set to oppose Gavaskar as interim president:   Meanwhile, Bharat Sundaresan writing in the Indian Express reports that India's batting icon Sunil Gavaskar has conflict of interest too when it comes to taking over as the BCCI president...(click to read)

Interestingly, the BCCI will not give in to Supreme Court's proposal of naming Gavaskar as the president, reports Devendra Pandey in the Indian Express. The Board will request the SC to allow it to follow its own procedure to nominate a president incase a vacancy arises....(click to read)

If Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are suspended from IPL 7, it will throw the T20 league into doubt. However, the other franchises are ready to play even if the two teams are barred from playing, reports Vijay Tagore in Mumbai Mirror...(read more)

CNN-IBN reports that the BCCI members are backing the names of either former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble or Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Brijesh Patel to take over the reins from Srinivasan.

10:17  N Srinivasan is finally set to step down as the Board of Control for Cricket in India president. The Supreme Court on Thursday proposed that Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar should take over from N Srinivasan and be made interim president of the BCCI till it announces its final verdict in the matter.

The Supreme Court had also suggested that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals be barred from the Indian Premier League.

It further said any person associated with Indian Cements, the owners of Chennai Super Kings franchise, should not be involved with the BCCI.

It has given the BCCI a 24-hour deadline to respond to the proposals.

The Supreme Court said it will pass the interim order on the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal on Friday at 1030 IST.