T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli scored 64 runs off 44 balls against Bangladesh on November 2. However, the former Indian captain left Shakib Al Hasan extremely miffed with his gesture to the umpire during the final ball of the sixteenth over. Hasan Mahmud’s short-ball delivery eluded Virat Kohli. Who quickly requested the umpire for a potential wide, which didn’t sit well with the skipper of Bangladesh.

Shakib approached him and spoke with the former India captain before they laughed it off and returned to their original positions. Perhaps the bowler had already bowled a bouncer in that over, and Kohli was facing the second bouncer of the over. The Indian batsman had a valid request for a no-ball, and the umpires ultimately made the proper call.

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T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan’s Displeasure

T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan Not Happy With Umpires Signalling No-Ball After Virat Kohli's Gestures
T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan Not Happy With Umpires Signalling No-Ball After Virat Kohli’s Gestures

Shakib wasn’t likely pleased when the umpires signalled the no-ball after Kohli made the appropriate motion. The Indian bowlers were able to break strings in the middle overs despite Bangladesh’s stellar start to the second innings. Team India overcame Bangladesh by five runs to win their third game of the Super 12 and move closer to the T20 World Cup semifinals thanks to some outstanding bowling from Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya.

Bangladesh was given a goal of 151 runs from 16 overs in a rain-affected game, but they could not reach it. The team got off to a fast start thanks to Litton Das, but after he was fired, things looked dire. In the end, Nurul Hasan’s 25 off 14 cameo was fantastic, but it wasn’t enough.

T20 World Cup: Team India’s Way Ahead

As their fielding against Bangladesh became increasingly important, the Indian bowlers maintained their line, length, and composure. After the South Africa game, the Indian team needed to improve in this area, which the Indian guys eventually did. KL Rahul was outstanding in the field after playing a match-winning worthy innings with the bat, dismissing the dangerous Litton Das with a direct throw shortly after play started the following rain.

On November 6, India will play Zimbabwe at Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Bangladesh will play Pakistan at Adelaide Oval. In his 23rd T20 World Cup innings, Kohli outscored Mahela Jayawardene, the former captain of Sri Lanka, by 1,016 runs. After 31 innings, Jayawardene surpassed his previous World Cup record.

The in-form Kohli completed his third fifty in 37 balls to energize the predominantly Indian audience in Adelaide after already scoring two match-winning half-centuries during this World Cup. Bangladesh finally suffered a five-run defeat in the game. India improved their chances of making the semi-finals by defeating Bangladesh by five runs using the DLS method.

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