New Delhi: Bangladesh suffered a five-run defeat against India in the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was in pain after suffering a loss in a close match. Shakib said that his team comes close to winning the match against India every time but is unable to finish the line.
In the T20 World Cup 2022, Bangladesh had to face defeat against India by 5 runs through the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been in pain after suffering a loss in such a thrilling match. Shakib Al Hasan has said that his team comes close to winning the match against India every time but is unable to cross the finish line.
‘It was a great match’: Shakib Al Hasan
After the match, Shakib said, “This has been our story that when we play against India, we are close to winning the match but we do not finish the line. It was a great game that both the teams enjoyed and that’s what we wanted. In the end someone has to win and someone has to lose. Liton Das is our best batsman. The way Liton Das played in the powerplay gave a lot of momentum and gave confidence that we can chase the target due to the short boundaries here.”
Shakib further said, ‘If you look at India’s top-4, then they are very dangerous. Our plan was to get those 4 players out early and so we got Taskin Ahmed to get all four overs in the beginning. Unfortunately Taskin didn’t take wickets but he was very economical. We are quite relaxed in this World Cup. We have one more match to play and we want to focus on that.”
Kohli stood not out with 64 runs
Team India, batting first after losing the toss, scored 184 runs for 6 wickets. KL Rahul returned to form and scored 50 runs in 32 balls, which included three fours and four sixes. At the same time, Surya Kumar Yadav played an innings of 30 runs in 16 balls with the help of four fours. Virat Kohli contributed the highest unbeaten 64 runs. Hassan Mahmood took three wickets for Bangladesh.
Liton Das had blown India’s senses!
In reply, due to rain, Bangladesh got a revised target of 151 runs in 16 overs but they could manage only 145 runs for six wickets. Opener Liton Das had once blown the senses of the Indian team because of his stormy innings. But the rain tripped the momentum of the Bangladesh innings.
Liton Das scored 60 runs in 27 balls, which included seven fours and three sixes. The same Nurul Hasan scored 25 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 21 runs. Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each for India.