ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: (Ind vs B’desh) India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs, enter semis
Earlier, India opted to bat in the crunch tie. After a solid start, Bangladesh hit back with a flurry of wickets pushing India on the backfoot. Thanks to Rohit Sharma’s 137 and Suresh Raina’s 65, India finished with a 300-plus score.
Read: Rohit’s ton puts India in control
Images: Rohit sizzles with a century
Watch: Rubel’s send-off to Kohli
India doesn’t enjoy a 100% success record against Bangladesh in ODIs. In 28 meetings, India have won 24 and lost three, while one had no result. And how can one forget the infamous loss to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup that led to India’s early exit from the tournament.
The last time, the two sides met in a World Cup game, India posted 370 in their comprehensive victory over Bangladesh in the 2011 edition. Virender Sehwag’s 175 and debutant Virat Kohli’s century were the highlights of that game. Scorecard
As we bring you the live coverage, here’s what former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels.
“India have beaten Bangladesh on many occasions earlier and so the Indians may be confident that they can do the same this time also. But on current form, Bangladesh are a very dangerous side. Not only beating England, they ran very close to New Zealand.” Read more
Players to watch out for
Shikhar Dhawan’s contributions at the top has been the driving force for India’s campaign in the World Cup so far. With Mohammed Shami leading India’s pace-attack, the bowling has exceeded expectations.
Here’s a look at the Top 5 performers for India
Here’s the complete list of the top performers for Bangladesh