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T20 WC: India defeat Bangladesh in rain hit thriller

Sports Lounge Staff



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Adelaide: Rohit Sharma led Team India defeated Bangladesh by five runs in a rain-curtailed T20 World Cup match here on Wednesday.

Arshdeep Singh held his nerve on the final ball of the match as India clinched a win by 5 runs (D/L Method).

Invited to bat, Virat Kohli and K L Rahul scored sparkling fifties to power India to 184/6. The under-fire Rahul returned to form with a 32-ball 50 before Kohli took charge of the innings with an unbeaten 64 off 44 deliveries.

Hasan Mahmud (3/47) was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh. Defending a revised target of 151 in 16 overs following a brief rain interruption, India restricted Bangladesh to 145/6. Liton Das top-scored for Bangladesh with a 27-ball 60. Arshdeep Singh (2/38) picked up two wickets for India.

The win took India to the top of the table in Group 2 and a step closer to the semifinals after India and Bangladesh both began Wednesday’s crunch match level on points (4 points in 3 games), while Bangladesh’s hopes for a semi-final birth crashed as the threw away the game from a winning position.


India: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed.

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