India are very close to going to the semifinal of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as they defeated Bangladesh by five runs with the DLS method. Today, India faced Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval, where Virat Kohli’s brilliant batting show helped India to beat Bangladesh. Therefore, the victory moves India to the top of the table with six points.
Shakib Al Hasan, the T20 captain of Bangladesh, won the toss and decided to bowl first in the Adelaide Oval. So, India started their batting innings with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. But Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, lost his wicket early. In the 4th over, pacer Hasan Mahmud picked up his wicket.
But Virat Kohli then made a strong partnership with the opener, KL Rahul. They ruled the Bangladeshi bowlers. Together they added 67 runs on the scoreboard. However, KL Rahul lost his wicket to Shakib Al Hasan after scoring a half-century.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli kept scoring runs. He remained not out in 64 runs. Moreover, the former captain hit one sixes and eight fours in his innings. In addition, Surya Kumar Yadav played a vital role in the middle order. He added a very quick 30 runs from 16 balls only. Relying on these scores, India ended their batting innings with 184 runs.
Chasing the target, Bangladesh got a flying start. Liton Kumar Das was literally devastating on the crease. He tried to hit every ball he faced from the first over. But his partner, Najmul Hossain Shanto, was very slow. While Liton picked up a half-century from 21 balls, Shanto scored only seven runs from 13 balls. But Bangladesh were getting closer to the target.
Unfortunately, the rain started at that moment, so the umpires stopped the game. When the rain stopped, Bangladesh needed 151 runs from 16 overs according to the DLS method.
The way Liton was playing, it seemed Bangladesh could chase the target. But India took control by taking Liton’s wicket. In the 8th over, Liton Kumar departed the crease after being run out. However, he scored the highest 60 runs from 27 balls before losing wickets.
After that, Shakib Hasan, Nurul Hasan, and Taskin Ahmed tried hard. Unfortunately, they couldn’t contribute enough. Nurul Hasan remained not out with 25 runs, but that didn’t help enough. India tied up Bangladesh by 145 runs. As a result, India won the match by five runs and have gone closer to the semifinal.