Another World Record 100 vs Bangladesh as India Enter Semifinal

As the second quarterfinal of the World Cup also remained a one-sided affair when India trounced hapless Bangladesh by 109 runs, Indian registered another world record 100 while playing against Bangladesh. During Asia Cup 2012 Sachin Tendulkar has registered his 100th international century vs Bangladesh, and now MS Dhoni became the first non-Australian Captain and overall third ODI captain of the World to register 100 ODI wins, while no miracle happened for Bangladesh.

World Cup 2015: Schedules and Results

Statistics and Records

    MOM: Rohit Sharma for his 7th ODI century.
    7th consecutive bowl out of a team gets India the unique record in World Cup.
    3rd Batsman (Rohit Sharma)
    India entered semifinal
    India leads Bangladesh 2-1 in World Cup clashes.
    100th ODI win as captain for MS Dhoni, only the third in the world to reach the feat. Ponting and Border are the other two captains of World holding the feat.
    17 wickets in 6 matches make Shami the most successful bowler of the World Cup 2015.

Electing to bat first, Indians batted for the third time in the World Cup 2015. The result was no different as they scored their third consecutive 300 or more score while batting first. The openers added 75 runs by 17th over when Dhawan (30) was caught napping by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur on the bowling of Shakib. Kohli (3) continued his mixed form as he was caught behind on the bowling of Rubel Hossain as he tried a careless shot on almost a wide ball. Rahane (19) struggled but survived till 28th over when he was caught by Shakib on the bowling of Taskin.

India at 115/3 in 28 overs were in a spot of bother. But the World Cup star Raina arrived and with his 57-ball 65 runs India not only improved its run rate but by the time he went in 44th over India were well on course to 300 runs. He added 122 runs with Rohit Sharma (126-ball 137) who scored his 7th ODI century, and second one at MCG becoming only the third non-Australian to record two or more centuries at MCG.

Rohit started atttacking after completing his century adding 36 for 6th wicket with Dhoni, who could score only 6 runs and acted as anchor to Jadeja (10-ball 23) also and was out in the 49th over as score read 296/6. In the last over, Jadeja and Ashwin (3) took 6 singles and India reached 302/6.

For Bangladesh, the biggest failure was Mashrafe Mortaza, their hero of all the three ODI wins vs India. He had 1/69 in 10 overs. Taskin (3/69) was the most successful, while Nasir Hossain (0/35 in 9) was most economic. Rubel (1/56) and Shakib (1/58) played a major role in drying up the runs till 25th over.

Bangladesh Chase 303 runs
Bangladeshi chased 303 runs but the first blow was their 2012 win hero Tamim Iqbal. He added run a ball 25 runs. But Umesh yadav got him caught by Dhoni in 7th over as the score read 33/1. In the same over on the next ball Soumya Sarkar ran out his partner Imrul Kayes (5). From there on it was just a matter of time and margin of defeat.

Last two match centurion Mahmudullah (21), Soumya Sarkar (29), Shakib (10), Mushfiqur (27), Sabbir (30), Nasir Hossain (35) added only few runs. As a result by 44th over Bangladesh were 192/8. Mortaza (1), Rube Hossain (0) and Taskin (unbeaten 0) could not help the cause and Indian bowlers bundled them out by 45 overs on 193.

Umesh Yadav was the pick of bowlers with 4/31 in 9 overs. Shami returned the figure of 2/37 in 8 overs. Mohit Sharma (1/36 in 7 overs), Raina (0/15 in 3) also did not let Bangladeshi batsmen relax. Ashwin was the most economic with 0/30 in 10 overs with a maiden.

India advanced to the semifinal of the ODI World Cup for the 66th time. It awaits the winner of Pakistan vs Australia.

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