ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: (Ind vs B’desh) India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs, enter semis

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: (Ind vs B’desh) India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs, enter semis

Team India crushed Bangladesh by 109 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to storm into the semi-finals of the World Cup 2015. Chasing 303, Bangladesh folded for 193 in 45 overs.

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

Complete coverage: Live Scorecard | Live Commentary

Highlights

Watch: Stunning catches – Dhawan juggles, Dhoni dives

Wanted to make it count in quarters: Rohit

Images: Rohit sizzles with a century

Watch: Rubel’s send-off to Kohli

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Head-to-head

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.

Team India’s Road to Quarters

Bangladesh’s Road to Quarters

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

Read: Team India relaxed before crunch battle

Expert Columns:

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

‘Drop in’ pitch won’t help B’desh: Manjrekar

Bangladesh don’t measure up to India: Srikkanth

Upset an unlikely prospect: Kumble

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

Top performers for Team India

For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah with his back-to-back centuries has been the key performer with the bat, while Shakib Al Hasan with his all-round show has delivered whenever it mattered the most.

Here’s the complete list of the top performers for Bangladesh

Top performers for Bangladesh

Livestreaming of India-Bangladesh quarter-final match

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