Mohali: Team India's thrilling win over Bangladesh in Bangalore on Wednesday night was just the kind of match Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co needed as the ICC World T20 reaches its business end.
If India's defeat in the opener against New Zealand was a wake-up call, the win over Pakistan lifted their morale. However, victory over Bangladesh has given them the confidence they needed to prove that they can win from any situation.
Bangladesh made a mess of the 147-run target as they lost three wickets off the last three balls of the final over.
mid-day learns that the team got into the huddle in the dressing room at Bangalore after the win and vowed to lift their game for the last league clash against Australia in Mohali on Sunday. Team members repeated that they are a "champion side" and need to play the brand of cricket which will prove they are worthy of being T20 champions again. They want to play a "fiery and dominating" brand of cricket.
'It was a scare'
"Every player wants to lift his game. More than the victory, it was a scare for them which they don't want to experience again in the tournament. Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat has given them the self-confidence they require.
"They also want to be clinical in their wins and learn from their mistakes. There was no celebration because they haven't won the trophy as yet," the source added.