In a crucial Super 12 match on Wednesday in Adelaide, Virat Kohli led India to a score of 184-6 against Bangladesh. And becoming the highest run-scorer in Twenty20 World Cup history. A crucial 67-run stand between Kohli, who scored an unbeaten 64. And KL Rahul, who smashed 50 brilliant runs, laid the groundwork for a substantial total.
Kolhi bats well in a must-win game for India
India must win their final two games to guarantee a spot in the semifinals. But Bangladesh is also vying to advance to the next round. In his 23rd T20 World Cup innings, Kohli outscored Mahela Jayawardene, a former captain of Sri Lanka, by 1,016 runs. After 31 innings, Jayawardene surpassed his previous World Cup record.
The in-form Kohli completed his third fifty in 37 balls to energize the predominantly Indian audience in Adelaide after already scoring two match-winning half-centuries during this World Cup.
Bangladesh Bowling first but Kohli powers India
After Bangladesh decided to bowl first, Taskin Ahmed kept India on the back foot with a dangerous opening burst of seam and swing bowling. When Taskin forced Rohit Sharma to mistime a hit to a deep backward square. Indian fans’ mouths dropped, but Hasan Mahmud dropped the catch.
Mahmud had his retaliation in the following over to get the opener out for two, thus the captain Rohit was unable to capitalize. Rahul had other plans and overcame his sluggish play to launch an attack that included a barrage of boundaries, with Kohli joining in from the other end. The Indian run rate rose when Rahul, who had only scored 17 runs in the previous three games, smacked two sixes and a four in a 24-run ninth over.
Shakib Al Hasan helped him go to fifty, but the left-arm spinner’s subsequent pitch caused him to lose his footing. The Bangladeshi bowlers could not get a break as Suryakumar Yadav joined Virat Kohli in continuing the attack and casually smashing the ball anywhere on the pitch. Yadav’s innings were cut short after 30 balls after another strike from Shakib. Following the two wickets, Kohli slowed down but quickly changed tack with two boundaries, continuing the attack all the way to the end with the aid of Ravichandran Ashwin’s six and four in the last over.
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