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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

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Mohammad Rafique

Mohammad Rafique is an accurate, rhythmical slow left-armer. He played in Bangladesh's inaugural Test, against India at Dhaka in November 2001, and was far from outclassed, producing his side's most economical analysis. His career hit the rocks shortly afterwards, however, when he was reported to the ICC for a suspect bowling action, but he bounced back in May 2003, with figures of 6 for 77 against South Africa. It was the best bowling performance by a Bangladeshi in 19 Tests (and only their third five-wicket haul), and it spurred Rafique onto greater things. Later that year, he was the leading wicket-taker in the series against England. He can bat a bit too - his 77 at Hyderabad in May 1998 was instrumental in Bangladesh's only victory against Kenya - their first seven attempts against them- while in May 2004, he carved an astonishing 111 from No. 9, to help secure a precious first-innings lead against West Indies in St Lucia. His 5 for 65 against Zimbabwe at Chittagong was instrumental in Bangladesh winning their first-ever Test and he played a vital role in turning around the one-day series against them as well. He was named Bangladesh's Cricketer of the Year for 2004-05

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