India won the must-win game against Bangladesh to go one step ahead for qualifiers. But this win was not an easy task. No doubt the Indian batting department posted a huge total on board but Bangladesh opener – Litton Das had different plans. It was raining God who interrupted the game and after the resumption, it was a brilliant piece of fielding that resulted in his run out.
Litton Das knock against India in Adelaide
He formed a good foundation for the Bangladesh chase. He scored more than 95% of runs for the team within the initial 7 overs. Every Indian bowler was taken under remand. They were punished all over the park. He scored 7 fours and 3 sixes. It was a brilliant piece of fielding by KL Rahul who threw a direct run out and made him out of the ground. Rains interrupted in between and the match was stopped for a few minutes. When it was resumed the match was reduced to 16 overs. Ashwin was bowling when the batsman pushed for a risky two and resulting in a runout. Nevertheless, if it was a run and Litton would have survived, it was a Bangladesh match.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first. Indian openers did give a small good start but Rohit fell early. It was then the KL Rahul show. He started slow but in a span of a few minutes, he accelerated the innings and scored his first fifty of this tournament. Virat went on to score his 3rd fifty of the tournament. Surya played a good cameo and tried to maintain the scoring rate. Ashwin in the last over played some lavish shots and India posted a good total on board.
Bangladesh in their batting session played well initially. They almost made Indians under pressure with Litton fireworks with the bat. Soon the match was stopped by a passing shower. After resumption, the match was reduced to 16 overs and the target was also reduced accordingly. Litton fell short for a run and was run out. This wicket changed the fate of the game. With this wickets started to fall in quick sessions and Bowlers like Hardik, and Arshdeep made comeback. At last, they fell short of 6 runs.
India is one win away from qualification for Semi Final. Bangladesh is almost eliminated.
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