Rohit Sharma’s match winning knock of 83 divided by a dropped catch in the 11th over. He had managed to score 21 off 27 balls, and was even failing to make contact between bat and ball.
Third ball of Taskin Ahmed’s over, Rohit drove the ball to backward point, to Shakib al Hasan and he could not hold on to the catch. Ball was not very far from him, but to be fair to him, it reached him at an awkward height and it had been hit with considerable velocity.
Taskin managed a smile at the chance that had gone begging, but not many would have imagined that Shakib’s dropped catch would be so costly. Rohit became a batsman transformed after this let-off and launched on an aggressive assault immediately.
He hit two fours and a six in the rest of the over, and scored 62 runs off the remaining 28 balls that he faced – taking India well past their initial target of around 150.