IND vs BAN: Semi-final hopes brighten for Team India after defeating Bangladesh by 50 runs; await AUS vs AFG result

    With this victory, India now has 4 points and leads their group, placing them on the brink of the semi-finals.

    India defeat Bangladesh

    India defeat Bangladesh

    The winning streak continues for Team India as they defeated Bangladesh by 50 runs in their second Super 8s game of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, matching the score Hardik Pandya notched for the Men in Blue. With this victory, India now has 4 points and leads their group, placing them on the brink of the semi-finals. Rohit Sharma and his team will secure a semi-final berth if Afghanistan fails to beat Australia later tonight.

    The clash against Bangladesh was one-sided from the start, with both batsmen and bowlers rising to the occasion. India set a formidable target of 197 runs, proving difficult to chase. This victory extends India's commanding 13-1 head-to-head record against Bangladesh in World Cups.

    Bangladesh struggled to achieve the quick start they needed, especially during the Powerplay. As the ball softened and spinners took control, scoring became increasingly challenging. Apart from Najmul Hossain Shanto, who scored 40 off 32 balls, no other batsman supported him or kept the scoreboard ticking. Tanzid Hasan managed 29 off 31 balls, while Rishad Hossain contributed 24 off 10.

    Kuldeep Yadav played a pivotal role, taking three crucial wickets, supported by Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah with two each. Hardik Pandya claimed the first wicket to break the opening partnership.

    Earlier, skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli provided India with a solid start, but Sharma departed in the fourth over after scoring 23 off 11 balls. Kohli (37 off 28) and Rishabh Pant (36 off 24) continued to keep the scoreboard ticking before both fell after reaching their 30s. 

    Suryakumar Yadav fell quickly for 6 off 2 balls. Shivam Dube played patiently for his valuable 34 off 24 balls, while Hardik's late innings provided the crucial push, nearly guiding India to the 200-run mark. Rishad Hossain and Tanzim Hasan Sakib picked up two wickets each, while Shakib Al Hasan claimed one.


    Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.