India defeated Bangladesh by 5 runs in a crucial Super 12 match at the Adelaide Oval. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were India’s heroes with the bat. Both scored half-centuries.

In the second innings, Bangladesh put India on the backfoot after a strong start, before rain halted play. The target was revised to 151 runs in 16 overs. 

After the innings started again, India were clinical with both the ball and in the field. 

Here’s a look at the highlights from the crucial tie:

1. India start well behind solid knocks from K.L. Rahul, Surya Kumar Yadav and Virat Kohli

India lost their skipper Rohit Sharma early. Opener KL Rahul and Virat Kohli stabilised the innings with a 50+ stand.  Suryakumar Yadav helped accelerate, with a quick fire 30 off 16 balls

2. Middle order struggles to provide runs

Middle order again struggled to get going. India were 116/3 when SKY got out, and were soon reduced to 130/4, with the wicket of Hardik Pandya. In the space of three overs, Rohit Sharma and co lost two more wickets.

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3. Viral Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin help lift India late, to a score of 184

It was Ravichandran Ashwin, along with Virat Kohli who helped India finish on a commanding total of 184/6. The former scored 13 runs off six balls with the help of one boundary and a maximum. Kohli also hit a six and a four after reaching his fifty.

4. Bangladesh start well behind blistering knock from Litton Das and pull ahead

Bangladesh’s Litton Das came out all guns blazing in the powerplay overs. He scored a quickfire 21-ball fifty, hitting Indian quicks, especially Bhuvaneshwar Kumar all over the ground.

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5. Rain changes the outfield and target

Soon enough, rain halted play while Bangladesh was 17 runs ahead of their DLS score. But this turned to be a blessing in disguise for India. The wet outfield and break in play broke Shakib Al Hasan and co’s momentum. 

6. Collapse after the break triggered by India’s fielding results in Bangladesh falling behind

KL Rahul gave India its first breakthrough with a brilliant piece of fielding. His direct hit from deep midwicket sent Litton Das back to the pavilion. He was Bangladesh’s set batter and was at 60 runs, hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes on the way.

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7. India’s bowlers close it out

After the run out, Bangladeshi batting lineup never managed to build a stable partnership, as they lost their second wicket soon after the run out. But it was Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya’s two-wicket overs, that really put Bangladesh on the backfoot and helped India take control of the match.