Liton Das almost took the game away from India but the rain interruption disturbed Bangladesh’s moment and the men in blue came back strongly to win a thriller.
Bangladesh fought well against a strong Indian team but once again they failed to cross the finishing line and lost the game by just 5 runs.
With this victory, team India is now leading the points table in Group 2 and their semi-final spot is almost confirmed.
|India 20 overs 184-6|
|Kohli 64* (44) Mahmud 3-47|
|Rahul 50 (32) Shakib 2-33|
|Bangladesh 20 overs 146-6|
|Liton 60 (27) Arshdeep 2-38|
|Nurul 25* (14) Pandya 2-28|
|India won by 5 runs (DLS method)|
Bangladesh were 66-0 in the first 7 overs courtesy of a superb knock from Liton Das who scored 60 runs off just 27 deliveries.
Rain interrupted the match and the revised target for Bangladesh was 151 runs off 16 overs.
The wet outfield cost Bangladesh the run-out of Das and they collapsed badly after his dismissal.
Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmad hit some good shots in the end but they fell just 5 runs short of the target.
In the first innings, India batted superbly to set a big total of 184 runs on the board.
Virat Kohli continued his fine form and scored an unbeaten knock of 64 runs while KL Rahul also got his form back and hit a brilliant half-century at the top.
Rahul back among runs
KL Rahul has finally managed to bring his form back as he scored his first half-century of this world cup.
Batting first, India lost Rohit Sharma early on in their innings but Rahul kept the scoreboard running alongside Virat Kohli.
Rahul smashed 4 sixes and 3 fours before getting dismissed on 50 runs off 32 balls.
The vintage Virat continues his form
Virat Kohli is having an excellent T20 world cup so far as he becomes the leading run-scorer of the tournament.
He continues his outstanding form and scored his 3rd half-century of this World Cup.
He played the anchoring role in the partnerships with Rahul and Suryakumar.
But in the final overs, Virat showed his power-hitting abilities and helped India to cross the 180-run mark.
He remained unbeaten on 64 runs off 44 balls including 8 fours and a six.
A blistering start from Liton Das
Liton Das demolished the Indian bowling attack in the power play.
He scored runs all around the ground and put Bangladesh in a commanding position.
The right-handed batter completed his half-century off just 21 balls (the second-fastest fifty of this world cup).
56 out of the 60 runs scored by Bangladesh in the powerplay came out of Litton Das’s bat.
Bangladesh required 151 runs in 16 overs after the rain interruption. But unluckily Liton Das slipped and got run out straight after the rain break.
India gained momentum and destroyed the Bangladeshi middle order with some exceptional bowling. Bangladesh collapsed from 68-0 to 108-6 and in the end, they lost the match by just 5 runs.