After losing their previous game to South Africa, India were in a spot of bother as their next two games turned must-wins for them to qualify for the semifinals. Hence, Men in Blue meant business when they took on Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma & co. had a little scare but won the rain-affected game by 5 runs to get closer to the semifinals.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and invited Team India to bat first. Virat Kohli continued his good form as he scored unbeaten 64 runs off 44 deliveries to take India to a strong total of 184/6 in 20 overs. In good news for India, the opener KL Rahul also stormed back to form with a whirlwind half-century including four maximums. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav also played a quickfire knock of 30 runs off 16 deliveries.
Chasing the total, the Bangla Tigers counterattacked from the very first delivery as the opener Litton Das smashed 60 runs off 27 deliveries. Bangladesh reached 66/0 in 7 overs when rain interrupted the game. When the game resumed the target was revised to 151 in 16 overs.
The equation got simpler for Bangladesh as they needed 85 runs in 9 overs with all 10 wickets in hand. To turn the game around, Men in Blue needed some extra motivation from the crowd to uplift their spirits.
Suryakumar Yadav made an incredible gesture towards the crowd
After the break, KL Rahul inflicted a brilliant run-out to remove Litton Das. After getting the breakthrough, Indian bowlers came hard at Bangla Tigers and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. India batter SKY grabbed two vital catches to help India in mounting the comeback.
At that point, the crowd started chanting Surya’s name but what followed next was a brilliant gesture from the batter. Suryakumar Yadav asked the crowd to chant India instead of his name by pointing towards his jersey in a heart-winning gesture. The batter then walked towards the fence and asked the crowd to raise their voice more by putting his hand on his ears.
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