Batting first, Kohli and opener KL Rahul’s fifties powered India to 184/6.
The Men in Blue were at 150/4 in the 17th over when Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli were looking to attack the Bangladeshi bowlers. On the last ball of Shoriful Islam’s over, the former India skipper slapped a wide full-toss to extra-cover. DK called for a run. Mid-way through the run, Kohli sent him back. The finisher was run out.
Karthik, who dived to get back in the crease, got up and looked at Kohli unhappily. He was dismissed for seven runs in five balls.
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Then Axar Patel came on strike and hit a boundary, but his stay was short lived. At the start of the 19th, Axar Patel played one over the infield, but gave a simple catch to the fielder, who took the catch running back from cover.
As India was cruising to a commanding total, Bangladesh took three wickets and gave just less than 30 runs in the space of 20 balls. This flurry of wickets didn’t help India, but Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin then hit a few boundaries to put the pressure back on Bangladesh bowling attack.
Virat Kohli hit a four and a six after reaching his fifty. Ashwin also hit a couple of boundaries, starting the final over with a six and a four.With the help of these boundaries, India managed to score 27 runs in the final two overs and to set a target of 185 runs for Bangladesh to chase.