as per, India Vs Bangladesh T20 WC.
India 184-6 (Kohli 64*, Rahul 50, Mahmud 3-47) defeated Bangladesh 145-6 (Das 60, Arshdeep 2-38, Pandya 2-28) by 5 runs (D/L method) in their T20 World Cup match on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
India once again moves to the top of the group 2 points table and has guaranteed their chance of making to the semis after winning against Bangladesh at Adelaide, despite a fiery 60 from Litton Das and a rain scare, India managed to claw out a five run victory.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl. On the high scoring pitch of Adelaide and 60% chances of rain, India was put to bat first. Although it was the redemption day for KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma went early for only 2. The man in form Kohli decided to go till the end of the innings and scored 64*. SKY played a little cameo of 30 runs with strike rate of 187. Hasan Mahmud took 3 key wickets vis-a-vis Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel. Bangla skipper Shakib also clutched 2 wickets.
Bangladeshi’s had the best start one could expect with 66 run opening partnership until rain started pouring. Rain disturbing the rhythm of Bangladeshi batmen, no batsman could play long enough to get them over the bar, after Liton’s dismissal by a run out courtesy of KL Rahul. Hardik and Arshdeep took 2 wickets each and 1 wicket for Shami.
The turning point of the match took place exactly after covers were taken off the pitch. When Rahul in the deep collects the ball and fires a direct hit on the bowler’s end. Das stumbled half way on the pitch and then dived to make ground but it wasn’t enough.
- Redemption day for KL Rahul as he scores his first half-century of the tournament 50(32).
- Kohli’s 64*(44) and he becomes the top run getter of tournament.
- KL Rahul’s direct hit from the boundary to get in form Liton Das dismissed.
- Hasan Mahmud’s 2 wickets after dropping Rohit Sharma early.
- Liton Das’s 60(27) with a strike rate of 222.
With only 85 required off the final nine overs following rain, Bangladesh should have performed better than they did. Despite Nurul Hasan’s best efforts to lead the squad over the finish line and the fact that their current run rate was significantly higher than the required run rate, they kept losing wickets, losing six in just 36 runs, before the seventh wicket partnership between Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed brought the game to the final ball, where seven runs were needed but only one was scored.
Man Of The Match
Virat kohli is the player of the match and he says that it was a pretty close game but not as close as they wanted it to be. Adds that he is just in a happy space and is really happy to contribute for the team.