In their 2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 match on Wednesday, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket side struggled against Bangladesh before winning by five runs (DLS method). India reached 184-6 thanks to Kohli’s unbeaten 64, but Bangladesh appeared to be winning after speeding to 66-0 in seven overs before play was suspended due to rain, which resulted in the loss of four over. Litton Das, the opener, scored a 27-ball 60, but his run out following the 50-minute break signalled Bangladesh’s collapse, which resulted in a final score of 145-6.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that Bangladesh panicked after the rain-break. “Oh absolutely, at that particular point in time, they were 66 in seven, so we are talking about more than nine runs per over and they were scoring quite comfortably with 10 wickets in hand. And suddenly, when the target was reduced by almost 33 runs, they somehow seemed to have panicked. The asking rate was still the same as when they began their innings,” Sunil Gavaskar said. “Instead of playing smart cricket, they tried to hit a six just about every ball, trying to target the short square boundaries. The Indians bowled cleverly, just out of the arc of the big shots. Hence, the shots, which otherwise would have gone for sixes were caught at long on and deep mid-wicket.”
He continued by saying that Bangladesh had lost the plot. “Instead of India winning, I would say Bangladesh lost the match. Yes, India maintained composure, but Bangladesh’s batsmen lost control and attempted too many glory shots. They would have only needed 10 runs an over if they had played wise cricket and moved the ball around for twos “added Gavaskar. India are on top of Group 2 with six points from four games and are in pole position to clinch a semi-final spot with a win against Zimbabwe in their final Group 2 match on Sunday.