Suryakumar Yadav continued his great form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in match number 42 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6. India had qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after South Africa went down to Netherlands by 13 runs in the first match of the triple-header. Still, India had a lot of play for against Zimbabwe. A win would have seen them top Group 2, which they did.
India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs (D/L method) in match number 35 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. Sent into bat after losing the toss, India put up an impressive 184/6 on the board. Virat Kohli top-scored yet again with an unbeaten 64 off 44 balls, while KL Rahul scored exactly fifty. In Bangladesh’s revised chase of 151 in 16 overs, Litton Das slammed a superb 60 off 27 balls. However, the chasing side lost their way after his dismissal and ended up on 145/6.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed 4 for 29, while Wayne Parnell picked up 3 for 15 as the Proteas defeated India in five wickets in match number 30 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the pacy Perth stadium on Sunday, October 30. With the win, South Africa went to the top of the table in Group 2, with five points.
Team India came up with a methodical performance to beat Netherlands by 56 runs in match number 23 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday, October 27. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 2 clash, the Men in Blue posted an impressive 179 for 2 on the board.
Virat Kohli scored a sensational 82 not out in 53 balls as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23. Chasing 160 for victory, India lost four wickets for 31 runs. However, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40 off 37) added 113 for the fifth wicket to give India some hope. Some incredible six-hitting from Kohli at the end took India past the finish line.
The mood has been set and all eyes now are on October 23 high voltage match when arch-rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the first Super 12 Group B game of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament. The cricket world will surely stand still when the rivals will collide at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Finally, the much-awaited announcement has been made by the BCCI with respect to replacement of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out from the ICC Men's T20 World Cup scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13 in Australia. Mohammad Shami has been officially named. He has reached the host country and is learned have been linked up with the Team India squad in Brisbane ahead of the first warm-up match against Australia on October 17.