T20 WORLD CUP 2022
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Bangladesh 145-6 (16 Ovs)
Nurul Hasan 25 (14)
Hardik Pandya 3-0-28-2
India won by 5 runs – 2nd inns reduced to 16 overs (DLS method) – Target 151
India indulged in some indoor nets ahead of the Bangladesh fixture © AFP
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What a turnaround from the Indian bowlers! Spare a thought for Bangladesh, who would’ve believed the two points were within touching distance after Litton Das’s exceptional batting show early on. It came down to 20 off the last over, and the pair of Taskin Ahmed and Nurul Hasan picked 14 runs! The equation was down to 11 off 2 and 7 off 1 with even a Super Over a possibility but Arshdeep nailed his full ball to deny Nurul on the final delivery. The win gives India six points and a step towards the last four.
Arshdeep dents Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan is gone now! After Afif fell on the first ball of the over, Arshdeep gave away just one single in the next three, forcing Shakib to go for a big stroke. He did but didn’t time it well enough to clear the shortest boundary in the ground. Credit to Deepak Hooda – who is on for Hardik Pandya – to get under it and hold onto it just near the boundary line. Bangladesh are four down and in trouble. Bangladesh now need 50 off 24!
Afif Hossain falls!
India is closing in as pressure and asking ramps up for Bangladesh. Arshdeep Singh comes back and has Afif Hossain caught by Suryakumar Yadav, who runs in from long on. The chase rests on Shakib Al Hasan’s broad shoulders now.
Shami has a wicket!
Oh pressure, pressure on Bangladesh! Najmul Hossain is gone now. He was starting to open with big hits but this one has gone to Suryakumar Yadav at long on. Mohammed Shami brings the breakthrough.
Litton Das is gone!
Are the winds about to change direction! Bangladesh have lost their set batter Litton Das to a fine direct hit from the deep by KL Rahul. Litton and Najmul Hossain took him on by trying to run two but Litton slipped a bit – perhaps because the ground is still wet – while running his second and Rahul gets his throw right to catch him short.
Play to resume briefly – revised target of 151 from 16 overs:So Bangladesh – on 66/0 in 7 overs – need 85 off 9 overs. Four bowlers can bowl 3 overs and one can bowl 4!
Only a drizzle now
The umpires are out inspecting as the rain has almost come to a stop. The covers are coming off too. Mind you, we will have a truncated chase because of the time lost.
Rain stops play!
Coming down hard now, pings Kaushik. Not what India fans want to read. Music to the ears of Bangladeshi fans. Oh the showers are here and the players are off. Bangladesh are 17 ahead of the par score based on DLS method!A second layer of covers are on nowpings our man in Adelaide.
STAT: Litton Das is the second Bangladesh batter to score 50-plus runs inside the Powerplay in T20Is, after Nazimuddin who hit 56 off 27 vs Pakistan in Nairobi in 2007
Fifty for Litton Das
He’s absolutely owned the PowerPlay here. He’s got to that half-century in just 21 balls – second-fastest in this World Cup. He’s put Bangladesh on course here in such a tall chase. Shakib said yesterday that Bangladesh beating India would be an upset… are they about to pull it off?
Litton fiery in the PowerPlay
He’s come out with the brief of going after the Indian pacers and he’s succeeding so far. He hit Arshdeep Singh for three fours – down the ground and over cover – and has hit over the infield against Bhuvneshwar too. 16 comes off Bhuvneshwar’s second over as Bangladesh fly to 30 for 0 in 3 overs. Just the start Bangladesh needed.
Kohli, Rahul muscle India to 184/6
What a tournament Virat Kohli has had so far. Another half-century to his name today – an unbeaten 64 off 44 with 8 fours and a six. Rahul was perfect early on with his strokemaking, getting to his fifty and Suryakumar did what he does best – played a cameo (30 off 16). 54 runs came off the last five overs Ashwin also chipped in, in the final over where he smashed Shoriful Islam for a six and a four. India have got to believe they’ve got enough here.
Exquisite from Kohli
Oh the shots he’s played this World Cup – absolutely phenomenal. He gets offered a half-volley from Mahmud and he leans into it to hit it over long on. Just beautiful batting!
Kohli gets fifty but DK falls!
Virat Kohli’s having fun out there, jokingly taunting his opposite number about the height of a full toss and no-balls too, and he’s also got another half-century – off 37 balls. He’s been excellent today except now where he’s sold DK down the river. A yes-no call leaves DK stranded on a call for a run. He has to turn around and rush back and even but can’t make it. He wasn’t happy with Kohli’s refusal for a run there. India are now five down for 150.
Dinesh Karthik is here!
And he’s shuffled across and swept Shoriful Islam, pushing Shakib to place a deep square leg. What an exceptional finisher this man has been for India in this format recently. He sat down in a long chat with Kaushik to explain his process. It’s a must-readif you haven’t already.
Hardik Pandya exits…
Are Bangladesh trying to claw back here? I think so. Hardik Pandya played a comical cut shot off a short ball from Hasan Mahmud, hitting straight to the backward point fielder.
Shakib ends the cameo…
The Bangladesh captain went wide off the crease and angled it into the right-hander. Suryakumar looked to make room and cut it away but missed and the ball crashed onto the stumps.
Suryakumar Yadav is doing Suryakumar things again…
Yes, he’s walked out and started to bat like he’s already been in for a while. Or you could say he gets this format the best. Either way, the shots are flowing – over cover, over backward point. There was a tough catch dropped off Shakib but that was just a blip in an otherwise frenzied start that took SKY to 30 off 15. He’s forced Shakib to move his fielders to the deep and has casually moved on to find gaps elsewhere.
Shakib removes Rahul…
Rahul brought up a 31-ball fifty but that’s as far as he went as Shaki Al Hasan got him to top-edge a lap shot. Mustafizur Rahman covered ground at short fine and completed the catch.
Rahul punishes Shoriful Islam
Oh that extra pacer has been absolutely hammered here. KL Rahul has turned around his early World Cup lethargy in some style here. 24 runs have come off Islam’s over with Rahul smashing a six off a no-ball and then hitting the free-hit ball for a six too. India are suddenly flying here at 76/1 in 9 overs.
Virat Kohli brought up this record when he got to 16
Kohli gets a record ©AFP
STAT: Virat Kohli is now the leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups
What a PowerPlay…
A fiery start to this game then. Shakib Al Hasan threw the ball to Taskin Ahmed for his third over to neutralize the threat of Virat Kohli early. Kohli welcomes that challenge with a booming cover drive over the infield and the next ball flew off the outside edge for another four. Taskin bowled four dots next, two of them even beating Kohli thoroughly. Taskin Ahmed then bowled the sixth, and he too beat the bat – of Rahul. India reach 37 for 1.
Hasan Mahmud’s instant redemption…
Well, wasn’t that quick? Just four balls after putting down a simple catch and getting an earful from Taskin, Hasan Mahmud has dismissed Rohit. And there’s a joyful run in celebration. Mahmud bowled short and just outside offstump and Rohit checked his cut short but couldn’t keep it down. It ended up being catching practice for Yasir Ali at gully.
Taskin Ahmed is not happy…
Rohit Sharma has been offered a reprieve here because Hasan Mahmud has dropped a sitter at deep backward square leg. Taskin looks livid, and understandably so. Bangladesh could come to regret this opportunity that they’ve offered to the Indian captain. Taskin has bowled beautifully all World Cup and here too he bowled a back of length delivery that Rohit tried to heave and didn’t connect well enough.
First sights of Shoriful…
The left-arm pacer’s inclusion has required Bangladesh to go a batter short here. But in overcast conditions and the chance to bowl first, the move hasn’t been bad. What has been bad though is Shoriful bowling a leg side length ball for Rahul to just pick up and hit over square leg. Remember, the square boundaries are shorter than the straight ones at this venue. Quicks need to go full here.
TOSS: Bangladesh opt to bowl in overcast conditions in Adelaide. Add an extra pacer – Shoriful Islam – for Soumya Sarkar. India brings back Axar Patel for Deepak Hooda.
Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant – who plays today?
While we wait for the toss, here’s something for you to binge on…
– First up..on India’s fielding sloppiness and why there’s no real quick-fix.
–Did you know, Australia is a country of early risers looking to always seize the day. That was news to me so this match preview from our man on the ground – Kaushik R – was educational. Give it a read!
Prelude – India’s step towards last-four
A win still won’t guarantee it yet, but India will take a big step forward towards the last four if they do go ahead and beat Bangladesh tonight. Which, despite their shortcomings in the South African defeat, should be fairly routine considering where Bangladesh find themselves in this format. Funnily, they’re in contention for the top-four too – with the same number of points as India – but are somehow not in Australia to win the World Cup. Shakib Al Hasan’s words, not mine.
India’s defeat to South Africa wasn’t one to sound alarm bells – because a) South Africa are impressively well-rounded in this tournament and one of the favorites (*whisper it* this might be their year!) and b) they got out of jail against Pakistan in the greatest game of cricket at the MCG to get two crucial points.
So heading into today’s game there’s a slight sense of comfort, although Bangladesh are on the same points too. Even if they themselves are playing down their chances, you can’t rule out a stunner today. Remember what happened the last time these two teams played in a T20 World Cup? Incredible scenes, will be the two best words to describe that evening in Bangalore. Here, refresh your memory with this.