T20 World Cup: Rohit Sena may clash with New Zealand in the semi-finals, the scenario of ODI World Cup was shattered

New Delhi: Back in form, KL Rahul’s accurate throw, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten half-century and rain helped India beat Bangladesh by five runs with the Duckworth-Lewis method in a thrilling match. With this, the team made a strong move towards the semi-finals in the T20 World Cup. If we look at the senario of the semi-finals, then it can be against New Zealand. This is the same New Zealand team captained by Kane Williamson, which broke millions of hearts by defeating India in the ICC World Test Championship title match and ODI World Cup 2019 semi-final.

Something like this is the mathematics of the semi-finals
If the Indian team beats Zimbabwe in their last match, which is most likely then it will have 8 points. On the other hand, if the South African team of the same group wins their remaining two matches, then it will have 9 points (5 points in 3 matches). In such a situation, India will qualify for the semi-finals by finishing second in the group. Now let’s talk about Group 1. There are maximum chances for New Zealand to qualify while on top. In such a situation, India will clash with him.

Such was the thrill of the match
Talking about the match, in response to the target of 185 runs for victory, Bangladesh made 66 runs for no loss in seven overs after making a great start. Liton Das looked to take the team towards victory after scoring 60 runs in 27 balls but the game had to be stopped due to rain. When the game resumed, Bangladesh got a revised target of 151 runs in 16 overs but on the very second ball of the eighth over, Rahul ran out Litton on a precise throw from deep midwicket which also proved to be the turning point of the match. Bangladesh’s team could only manage 145 runs for six wickets. Earlier, India had scored 184 for six on the basis of ‘Player of the Match’ Virat’s unbeaten 64 off 44 balls and KL Rahul’s fifty. India now have six points from four matches and will have to beat Zimbabwe in their last match on Sunday to reach the last four.

KL back in rhythm
After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan invited India to bat first. The eyes were on KL Rahul, whose bat had not yet played in this World Cup. He was under pressure and after the dismissal of captain Rohit Sharma (2) in the fourth over, the responsibility of grooming the innings also increased. Rahul played 20 balls to score the first 21 but opened his hands after the powerplay and hit two brilliant sixes. 29 runs off the next 10 balls of Rahul. No bowler from Bangladesh had any answer for his brilliant strokes. He was dismissed for 50 runs in 31 balls. Rahul played a partnership of 67 runs in 35 balls for the second wicket with Virat.

King again at the crease
After Rahul’s departure, Kohli got the support of Suryakumar Yadav. Surya scored 30 runs in 15 balls in his own style. The foundation of the team’s big score had been laid and Sun was moving towards another half-century. Then the straight ball of the experienced bowler Shakib Al Hasan, who took the highest wicket in the T20 World Cup, took his bails. After this, India also lost the wickets of Hardik Pandya (5) and Dinesh Karthik (7) cheaply, due to which the pace of runs slowed down a bit. But Kohli made sure to build a strong total by staying at the crease. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 13* in six balls.

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