India beat Bangladesh to eye T20 World Cup semi-finals

Fifties from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, superb bowling spells by bowlers helped India clinch a 5-run victory over Bangladesh in a rain-curtailed clash of Group 2, Super 12 match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Adelaide.

In a rain-curtailed 16-over match, Litton Das lit up Bangladesh's chase with his 60 coming off 27 balls but the batter failed to guide his team home. For India Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya bagged two wickets each.

With three wins in their hands out of four matches, India are the Group 2 table topper with six points. On the other hand, Bangladesh are in third place with four points.

Chasing a target of 185, Bangladesh got off to a flying start as their opener Litton Das hammered Indian bowlers all around the ground.

The equation went down and Bangladesh needed 31 off 12 balls in the end. In the second-last over Taskin Ahmed slammed Pandya for one four and one six, but the Indian all-rounder handled the pressure to close out the over with Bangladesh needing 20 runs in 6 balls.

Earlier, the fifties from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul helped India reach a powerful 184/6 in their 20 overs in their Group 2, Super 12 match.

Virat (64*) had a historic outing as not only his score powered India to a huge total, but he also became highest run scorer in T20 WC history. KL Rahul (50) also found form. Hasan Mahmud (3/47) was pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh.


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