World Cup 2015: Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav Guide India to Semi-Finals

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | 0

Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored a fluent century (source: icc-cricket)


Defending champions India romped their way into the semifinals of the World Cup 2015 after thrashing Bangladesh by 109 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. With this, India extend their winning streak to 7 wins at the sport’s mega event.

Earlier, riding on a century from Rohit Sharma (137) and a quick-fire innings from Suresh Raina (65), India amassed 302-6 on board in 50 overs, with Taskin Ahmed (3-69) being the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh.

In their quest to chase down a substantial total, Bangladesh botched to handle the Indian bowling unit, as their wickets kept on falling at regular intervals, thereby getting bundled out for a paltry 193 in the 45th over itself.

For India, fast-bowler Umesh Yadav (4-31) was the wrecker-in-chief, while Mohammed Shami (2-37) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-42) also made crucial contributions with the ball.

Up next, India are slated to lock horns with the winner of the other quarterfinal clash between Australia and Pakistan in the last-four stage.



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