Team India hits the winning punch in T20 World Cup, moves towards the semi-finals

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Batting first, India scored 196 runs for 5 wickets Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 50 off 27 balls India beat Bangladesh by 50 runs

New Delhi. India has won the T20 World Cup 2024. In their second match of the Super 8, Team India defeated Bangladesh by 50 runs. In this match played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, India defeated Bangladesh in every department. With this victory, the Indian team has taken strong steps towards the semi-finals. India has reached the first position in the points table of Group A of the Super 8 stage with 4 points, beating Australia. The Indian team is still undefeated in this World Cup. India has won all its five matches played in the current World Cup. Team India will take on Australia on June 24 in their third and final match of the Super 8.

Bangladesh, chasing the target, could only score 146 runs for 8 wickets. Bangladesh got the first blow at the score of 35. Hardik Pandya gave the first blow to Bangladesh by getting Liton Das caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Liton was dismissed after scoring 13 runs off 10 balls. Tanjid Hasan was dismissed LBW by Kuldeep Yadav. Tanjid scored 31 runs off 29 balls. Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 11 runs. Jasprit Bumrah got Nazmul Hussain Shanto caught by Arshdeep Singh near the boundary on a personal score of 40. Zakir Ali returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run. He was dismissed by Arshdeep Singh. Bangladesh lost its seventh wicket in the form of Rishad. Bumrah got Rishad caught by Rohit.

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Hardik hit half century in 27 balls
Earlier, thanks to Hardik Pandya's fiery half-century and the excellent performance of the batsmen under his leadership, India scored 196 runs for 5 wickets. For India, Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 50 runs with the help of four fours and three sixes in 27 balls. Virat Kohli scored 37, Rishabh Pant scored 36 and Shivam Dubey scored 34 runs. For Bangladesh, Tanjim Hasan Sakib scored 32 runs while Rishad Hussain took two wickets for 43 runs.

Shanto won the toss and asked India to bat first
Bangladesh captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto won the toss and invited India to bat first. After which captain Rohit Sharma (23 runs, 11 balls, three fours, one six) and Virat Kohli gave the team a quick start. Bangladesh started the bowling with the spin duo of Mehdi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan (one wicket for 37 runs). Rohit hit fours on Mehdi Hasan and Shakib. He and Kohli also hit a six on Shakib. However, in an attempt to play another big shot on Shakib's ball, Rohit hit the ball in the air and got caught by Zakir Ali.

Kohli hit a six off Mustafizur's ball to take the score to 53 in the powerplay
Kohli hit a six on Mustafizur to take India's score to 53 runs on the loss of one wicket in the power play. Kohli welcomed Rishad with a straight six while Pant also hit a four on this leg spinner. Kohli missed the straight ball of fast bowler Tanjim and got bowled. He faced 28 balls and hit three sixes and a four. Suryakumar Yadav (06) hit a six on the very first ball of Tanjim but was caught by wicketkeeper Liton Das on the next ball.

India completed 150 runs in the 17th over
India scored 83 runs for three wickets in 10 overs. Pant completed India's century of runs by hitting two fours and a six off Mustafizur's ball in the 11th over. He hit a six and a four off consecutive balls of Rishad in the next over but got caught by Tanjim at short third man while trying to reverse sweep on the next ball. Pant faced 24 balls and hit four fours and two sixes. Hardik Pandya showed his attitude by hitting a six and a four off consecutive balls of Mehdi Hasan while Shubham Dubey also completed the team's 150 runs in the 17th over with a six off Shakib and Tanjim. Dubey also hit a six off Rishad's ball but was bowled on the next ball. He hit three sixes in his 24-ball innings. After hitting sixes off Rishad and Tanjim, Hardik completed his half-century off 27 balls with three fours off Mustafizur's ball in the last over.

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