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King Kohli shines again as India rain over Bangladesh to all but seal T20 World Cup semi-final berth

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2nd November, 2022

Megastar Virat Kohli hit fresh heights as India vanquished Bangladesh by five runs in a rain-interrupted high-stakes T20 World Cup game.

The Indians made 6-184 in Wednesday night’s Adelaide Oval fixture as Kohli became the highest run-scorer in T20 cup history.

Bangladesh were on course for a famous upset at 0-66 after seven hours before a rain delay stalled their momentum. When they returned, their revised target was 151 from just 16 overs but they fell just short after needing 20 to win off the last over.

Opener Litton Das belted 60 off just 27 deliveries while Nurul Hasan nearly pulled off an unlikely win with a massive six in the final over as part of his cameo of 25 off 14.

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With one match remaining now for India, all they need to do is beat Zimbabwe on Sunday to advance to the semis.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Virat Kohli of India during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval on November 02, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)

Wednesday night’s win move India to six points, taking top spot in the group from South Africa (five points) who have a game in hand.


The Bangladeshis need to upset Pakistan on Sunday and hope the South Africans slip up when they meet Pakistan on Thursday and the Netherlands on Sunday.

Kohli made an unbeaten 64 from 44 balls and now has 1065 runs in 25 cup innings, surpassing Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene’s record of 1016 runs from 31 knocks.

The Indian dynamo has also now scored the most runs in this cup – 220 runs at an average of 220, after previous scores of 82 not out, 62 not out and 12.

His latest feat also extended his love affair with Adelaide Oval – Kohli averages 75.58 with five tons and three half-centuries in Tests, one-dayers and T20s. 

Kohli featured in an explosive 67-run stand with KL Rahul, who blasted four sixes in smacking 50 from 32 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav made 30 from 16 deliveries.