HomeCricketNewsHardik Pandya's Fiery Knock Guides India to victory against Bangladesh

Hardik Pandya’s Fiery Knock Guides India to victory against Bangladesh

Hardik Pandya’s impressive performance with bat and bowl contributed a major role in India’s 50-run victory against Bangladesh at Antigua.

India secured their second victory in the Super 8s stages in the match against Bangladesh on Saturday at Antigua. India is scheduled to play their second Super 8s match of the T20 World Cup 2024 tournament against Bangladesh on June 22 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Hardik Pandya was named as the Player of the Match. During the post-match conference, “We have played really good cricket. More than anything we have stuck together and executed our plans. I did realize the batters wanted to use the breeze, I made sure I did not give them a chance where the wind was blowing, it was about being one step ahead as a batter.”

“We as a group can get better in a lot of places, losing wickets in bunches is something we can rectify and get better at, apart from that, we are looking good. I have been fortunate to play for the country, it was a freak injury I had, I wanted to come back but God had other plans. I was talking to Rahul [Dravid] sir the other day, and he said: Luck comes to people who work hard and that has stuck with me for a long time.”

Coming to the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl where Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opened the innings while Mahedi Hasan opened the bowling attack. Rohit Sharma scored 23 runs on 11 deliveries including 3 fours and 1 sixes before being dismissed by Shakib on the fourth over. He was sent out on a full-length delivery where Jaker Ali took the catch at ease.

By this dismissal, Shaki Al Hasan becomes the first bowler to pick 50 wickets across all T20 World Cup Editions.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has been forging a partnership with Rishabh Pant aiming for a huge total in the match. By the end of the powerplay, India scored 53 runs for a wicket. In the 9th over of the innings, Virat Kohli was dismissed on the first ball for 37 runs. He was sent out on a short ball where Kohli wanted to go down the ground, but the ball struck the middle stumps.

Tanzim strikes again picking the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav for 6 runs. He was sent out on an outside full-length delivery where he tried to open the bat, but the ball got into the hands of Litton Das after Suryakumar delayed in match timing. India crossed the 100-run mark in the 11th over.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant was sent out for 36 runs by Rishad Hossain in the fourth ball of the 12th over. He was sent out on a full fast delivery where Rishabh Pant opted for a reverse sweep but ended up dragging the ball inside a half-straight fielder where Sakib caught the ball due to lack of timing. By this dismissal, India lost four wickets for 108 runs.

Shivam Dube scored 34 runs before being dismissed by Rishad Hossain while Hardika Pandya scored an unbeaten 50 on 27 deliveries to help the side in the scorecard. By the end of 20 overs, India scored 196 runs losing for five wickets.

With a target of 187, Bangladesh had a fiery start Litton Dan and Tanzid Hasan had a positive start as they scored 35 runs for the first wicket. With the dismissal of Litton Das in the fifth over, the Bangladesh Batting lineup started to crumble.

They lost the wicket of Tanzim Hasan for 29 runs to Kuldeep Yadav in the 10th over. He bagged another wicket of Towhid Hridoy for four runs on lbw. With the dismissal of Shakib Al Hasan for 40 runs, Bangladesh lost four wickets scoring only 98 runs on the 14th over.

Arshdeep Picked the wicket of Jaker Ali while Bumrah picked two wickets including Rishad Hossain. By the end of the 19th over, Bangladesh scored 142 runs for seven wickets. By the end of Bangladesh scored 146 runs losing 8 wickets on 20 overs.

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