India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs to qualify for the semi-final of World Cup. Rohit Sharma with his bat and Hardik Pandya with the ball helped India win the match.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision didn’t backfire as openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma notched up 180 run record partnership for India. Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Soumya Sarkar for 104 runs. Rohit Sharma scored his record fourth hundred in the ongoing World Cup. Kl Rahul was then dismissed by Rubel for 77 runs.
Virat Kohli couldn’t score his sixth consecutive half-century as he was dismissed by Mustafizur for 26 runs. Rishabh Pant was looking good in his second match today as he scored 48 runs before he was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. Hardik Pandya was dismissed for a duck by Mustafizur. MS Dhoni scored 35 off 33 balls before he was dismissed by Mustafizur again. Mustafizur Rahman took his first five-wicket haul in World Cup.
In reply, Bangladesh started well but lost Tamim Iqbal for 22 runs and it was none other than Mohammed Shami who gave India its first break. Soumya Sarkar was dismissed by Hardik Pandya for 33 runs. Shakib Al Hasan scored his sixth half-century of this World Cup, second highest after Sachin Tendulkar who scored 7 in 2003 edition. Shakib couldn’t convert his fifty into a hundred as he was dismissed by Hardik for 66 runs. Mishfiqur Rahim and Liton Das were looking good but was dismissed for 24 and 22 respectively.
Sabbir Rahman also scored 36 but couldn’t contribute much. Mohammad Saifuddin scored his second ODI fifty but his teammates couldn’t stand in front of lethal Indian bowling attack as Bangladesh was bundled out for 286 runs. Saifuddin remained unbeaten at 51 runs.
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