Team India defeated neighbouring country Bangladesh in ICC Cricket World Cup's second quarterfinal in Australia's Melbourne city. Indian bowlers put up a thoroughly professional performance to bundle out Bangladesh for a modest total and reached the semi-finals of the World Cup. After winning the toss India decided to bat first. The openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave a slow but steady start to India. Rohit Sharma (137 runs) made a brilliant century in this crucial tie against Bangladesh. Suresh Raina (65 runs) also scored a valuable half century. In the final overs Ravindra Jadeja (23 runs in 10 balls) played some big shots and helped India to cross the psychological mark of 300.
While chasing the target of 303 runs, Bangladesh lost their first and second wicket for 33 runs. Opener Tamim Iqbal was the first batsmen to get out after making 25 runs. Following that Iqbal and Imrul Kayes (run out). Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar tried to build up a partnership, but Mohammad Shami got Mahmudullah caught by Shikhar Dhawan when Bangladesh' score was 73 runs. Shami struck again when he got the wicket of Sarkar in 21st over at the score 90 runs. Bangladesh team got out at 193 runs and gifted a 109 run victory to the men in blue.
The score card is given below:
India Score Card:
Bangladesh Score Card: