ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 India vs Bangladesh: Pandya powers India to massive win

India's emphatic win puts them firmly in the driver's seat for a semifinal berth.

In a clinical display of batting and bowling prowess, India thrashed Bangladesh by 50 runs in the 47th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Group 1 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

Opting to field first, Bangladesh were left to rue their decision as the Indian batsmen finally found their form on a good batting pitch. Rohit Sharma (23 off 11) provided a quickfire start, before Virat Kohli (37) reached another milestone, becoming the first player to score 3,000 runs in a combined World Cup (ODIs & T20Is).

Following Rohit’s dismissal, a crucial partnership between Kohli and Rishabh Pant (36) ensured the scoreboard kept ticking. While both departed later, Shivam Dube (34 off 24) and a blistering knock from Hardik Pandya (50* off 27) propelled India to a mammoth 196/5 – the third-highest total for India in T20 World Cups and the highest T20I score at North Sound. India’s aggressive batting display was evident with a record-breaking 13 sixes, surpassing their best of 11 against England in 2007.

Chasing such a daunting total in North Sound, where no team had successfully chased above 180 in T20s, proved a bridge too far for Bangladesh. Litton Das provided a brief flicker of hope with a steady start alongside Tanzim Hasan, but his dismissal triggered a collapse. The Bangladesh batting, already susceptible to spin this tournament (losing the most wickets – 21 – to spin in T20 WC 2024), crumbled against Kuldeep Yadav‘s (3/19) guile. Rishad Hossain (24 off 10) offered late resistance, but Bangladesh fell short, managing only 146/8.

Jasprit Bumrah (2/13) continued his economical spell, ably supported by Arshdeep Singh (2/30) and Hardik Pandya (1/32).

Pandya’s all-round performance (50* runs, one wicket) earned him a well-deserved Man of the Match award.

India’s emphatic win puts them firmly in the driver’s seat for a semifinal berth, while Bangladesh’s hopes of progressing are dashed following their second consecutive defeat in the Super 8 stage.


India: 196/5, Overs 20, Hardik Pandya 50*, Tanzim Hasan Sakib 2/32

Bangladesh: 146/8, Overs 20, Najmul Hossain Shanto 40, Kuldeep Yadav 3/19

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