Kohli stars, India down Bangladesh in T20

Megastar Virat Kohli has hit new heights as India survived a Bangladesh whirlwind and Adelaide rain for a high-stakes five-run win in the T20 World Cup.

The Indians moved top of their group while putting Bangladesh's semi-final prospects in peril in Wednesday night's drama-charged Adelaide Oval fixture.

India made 6-184 with Kohli (64no) becoming the highest run-scorer in World Cup history and the highest scorer this tournament - at an average of 220.

Bangladesh opener Litton Das blasted 60 from 27 balls in response before his team lost momentum during a 52-minute rain delay which reduced their target to 151 from 16 overs.

Bangladesh finished 6-145 with India (six points) moving ahead of South Africa (five points) - but the Proteas have a game in hand.

Bangladesh remain on four points, tossed in the 'mathematical chance' basket to advance to the semis.

Das smashed a half-century from just 21 balls and, after the six-over powerplay, had made 54 of 60 runs.

When rain halted play an over later, he'd cracked three sixes and seven fours and his team were 0-66, some 17 runs ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis par score.

The delay left Bangladesh needing another 85 from 54 balls. And on resumption, drama came instantly.

On ball one after the rain, Das slipped when aborting a turn for a second run and sought treatment on his left wrist.

Next ball, he again slipped on the turn before being run out by a direct-hit rocket throw from KL Rahul when attempting a second run.

"It was a little slippery with the amount of rain we had," Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said,

"Normally that suits the batting side rather than (the) bowling side.

"But we should not make that excuse."

The dismissal started Bangladeshi's slide - they lost 6-40 as India seized control.

Earlier, Kohli's superb 44-ball knock took his overall tally to 1065 runs in 25 World Cup innings, surpassing Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene's 1016 runs from 31 knocks.

The Indian dynamo has now scored the most runs in this edition - 220 runs and dismissed just once.

Kohli's latest knock also extended a love affair with Adelaide Oval where he averages 75.58 with five tons and three half-centuries in Tests, one-dayers and T20s.

Kohli featured in an explosive 67-run stand with Rahul, who blasted four sixes in making 50 from 32 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav struck 30 from 16 deliveries.

India will be hot favourites to defeat Zimbabwe in their last group game, on Sunday.

The South Africans meet Pakistan on Thursday and the Netherlands on Sunday while Bangladesh play Pakistan on Sunday.