Champions Trophy: Bangladesh fans fear repeat of 2015 World Cup defeat

Jun 15, 2017, 11:32 IST | IANS


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Ahead of today's semi-final against India, Bangladesh fans are wary of a repeat of the 2015 World Cup quarter-final against India, where two umpiring decisions went against them.

According to a report in Bangladesh daily 'Jugantor' published on Tuesday, a major section of Bangladesh supporters have that quarter-final in mind.

First, centurion Rohit Sharma (137) got a reprieve on his individual score of 90 with the team total at 196 in the 40th over bowled by Rubel Hossain when a marginal 'no-ball' call went in favour of the Indian opener.

Next, Shikhar Dhawan seemed to touch the boundary rope while taking a catch to dismiss batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah for 21 in the 17th over. India won by 109 runs.

Jugantor claimed that though there have been no reports of Bangladesh fans expressing their concern over Richard Kettleborough and Kumar Dharmasena, umpires for Thursday's semi-final, the 2015 World Cup incidents are fresh in their memories and everyone will be on guard watching it all on TV.

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