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India beats Bangladesh in nail biting finish and inches closer to semifinal berth

India defeated Bangladesh in a nail-biting finish by five runs to move one step closer to its semifinal berth in the ongoing T20 World Cup to be played in Australia.

By wasmulhaq 
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Adelaide: India defeated Bangladesh in a nail-biting finish by five runs to move one step closer to its semifinal berth in the ongoing T20 World Cup to be played in Australia. The match was reduced to 16 overs due to rain. Arshdeep Singh remained cool in the last over and fetched victory for India.

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Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first in order to take advantage of the early moisture of the pitch at Adelaide Oval. Bangladesh’s bowlers started the proceedings on a promising note and sent skipper Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion on two. After the fall of Rohit’s wicket, it was Kohli’s turn to play a remarkable innings. Rahut and Kohli played entertaining cricket, and the duo put together a crucial 67-run partnership.

Rahul got out after scoring a well-made 50. The arrival of Suryakumar Yadav on the ground means runs will flow all around the park. He played a cameo, scoring 30 runs in just 16 balls. Kohli kept one end intact and scored briskly. He remained unbeaten on 64 in just 44 deliveries. During the course of his innings, he hit eight fours and one six. In the end, India managed to score 184 runs.

Chasing 185 runs was a daunting task for the Bangladeshi batters against a promising Indian attack. However, the Bangladeshi openers started superbly. Litton Das and Shanto played some remarkable cricket. They put on 68 runs for the opening stand.

During the Bangladesh innings, rain interrupted the match for a while. At that time, Bangladesh was ahead by 17 runs. The heartbeat of India’s cricket fans was running high. Fortunately, the rain stopped, and after that, Indian bowlers were on top following the wicket of Litton Das, who ran out of 60 in just 27 deliveries. His wicket let down the Bangladeshi chase. India has to play Zimbabwe next.

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