- Sinchan Saha | November 2, 2022 | 7:56 pm
T20 World Cup’22, IND vs BAN: India 184 for 6 (Kohli 64, Rahul 50, Mahmud 3-47, Shakib 2-33) beat Bangladesh 145 for 6 (Litton 60, Hardik 2-28, Arshdeep 2-38) by five runs on DLS method
That Litton Das run out would surely be discussed later in Sylhet, Chattogram, and Dhaka. KL Rahul’s superb return to the runs (50 off 32) and Virat Kohli’s spectacular form (66 not out off 44) were the primary factors in India’s commanding total of 184 for 6.Also helpful was Suryakumar Yadav’s 30 from 16.
However, Bangladesh had a solid foundation when Litton struck seven fours and three sixes in the first seven overs. They were 66 for no misfortune when downpours hindered and diminished the match. Litton’s opening partner, Najmul Hossain Shanto, was seven off 16 at the time.
Given that the field was likely to be greasy following the downpour, they should have been confident that they could score the required 85 runs off the final nine overs (54 balls) when play resumed. However, Litton was out by about a metre to an outstanding Rahul direct hit from just beyond midwicket when Shanto called for a tight second, two balls into the resumption. Litton’s spikes failed to adequately grip the damp surface he was running on, so he was out by about a metre.
Even though Bangladesh rallied slightly toward the end to keep the final over interesting, they lost their way after that. In just 33 deliveries, they lost six wickets for 40 runs. Nurul Hasan attempted a miracle, but his 25 off 14 was insufficient.
India prevailed by five runs in a close contest thanks to excellent yorkers from Arshdeep Singh at the final ball, propelling them to the top of Group 2
Litton’s hope-giving barrage
Man really set Bangladesh up. Then left in a way that was extremely frustrating and for which he was largely to blame. When he hit Arshdeep for three fours in the second over—one past backward point, one down the ground, and the third through extra-cover—the game was over.
He continued to nail them.Beyond the deep square-leg, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was swivel-pulled into the stand. Then, perhaps, the game’s best shot came: In the bowler’s subsequent over, Litton got low and scooped Bhuvneshwar over the shoulder for six.
He had hit a fifty out of 21 balls when the Power play ended, and Bangladesh were flying. When the rains came down, they were 66 for 0 – 17 runs ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern par score after seven overs, which necessitated a lengthy break. At the time, Litton had 59 from 26.
However, on the second ball after the restart, he ran a second at Shanto’s insistence, slipping on the now-wet surface, costing him valuable metres. He was a metre short due to Rahul’s direct hit.The chase shifted at this point.
Given his half-centuries in the warm-ups, could this really be considered a dip? He had scored in the single digits for three games in a row.In either case, Rahul showed that he was never out of touch by hitting two spectacular sixes during the powerplay. The first was a sluggish pick-up shot from Shoriful Islam over a deep square leg. The second, which was the best of them all, was a square cut from Hasan Mahmud that was perfectly timed and flew into the stands.After proving his worth, he hit two more sixes and was run out in the 10th over.
This is the procedure to follow if you want to anchor.You bat in the slipstream of your teammates who are more aggressive. After that, you ensure that you catch up. Kohli’s score of 32 off 28 at the end of the 14th over was not particularly impressive. However, Kohli excels at soaring through the final overs, where other anchor-role players frequently falter.This time, in the final six overs, he hit four fours and a six, resulting in a strike rate of 145.45.He has scored 220 runs this tournament at a strike rate of 144.73 and has only been struck out once in four innings.
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Bangladesh’s post-Litton fade
Bangladesh had scored 67 runs in 43 deliveries before Litton was run out, and they had not lost a wicket. Bangladesh only scored 40 runs and lost five wickets in the 34 balls (not including the dismissal delivery) after he was run out. Arshdeep and Hardik Pandya bowling double-wicket overs was, essentially, where Bangladesh truly lost.
Shanto attempted to rekindle Bangladesh’s hopes, but India appeared to always be the more likely victor.