India beat listless Bangladesh by 109 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to book a berth in the semis. While chasing an imposing total of 302, Tigers kept losing their wickets at regular intervals and lost the match without putting up a fight. If Rohit Sharma scored a ton then Umesh Yadav too returned with four wicket haul to come out as the pick among the bowlers. This is 100th ODI win for Dhoni as a skipper. Rohit was rewarded with Man of Match award for his magnificent ton.
Over 45.0 | Score 193/10
Yadav picked up last two wickets in the form of Rubel and Sabbir as India crush Bangladesh by 109 runs to seal a berth in the semis.
Sabbir Rahman c Mohammed Shami b Yadav 30 (40b)
Rubel Hossain c Ashwin b Yadav 0 (3b)
Over 44 | Score 192/8
Skipper Mortaza has come to the middle. Finally Mohit picked up his first wicket of the match as he got the better of Mortaza.
Mashrafe Mortaza c Dhoni b MM Sharma 1 (3b)
Over 43 | Score 189/7
Jadeja picked up his 2nd wicket in the form of Nasir, who gave a straight catch to short cover fielder as Bangladesh lost their seventh wicket.
Nasir Hossain c RG Sharma b Jadeja 35 (34b)
Over 42 | Score 179/6
Ten runs came in the last two overs bowled by Jadeja and Mohit Sharma respectively. 124 runs needed off 48 balls.
Over 40 | Score 169/6
It seems as if Bangladesh now just want to play their full quota of 50 overs. They don't want to push for a win from here. In the last ten over Tigers need 134 runs and they have mere four wickets in hand.
Over 39 | Score 165/6
Off the third ball, Nasir pulled Shami to run three runs. Single off the last ball as four runs came in the over. 138 runs needed off 11 over.
Over 38 | Score 161/6
Yadav and Shami are bowling in tandem. Another tight over by Yadav as two runs came off it.
Over 37 | Score 159/6
Shami has been brought back. It means Dhoni wants to finish the game quickly here. Nasir Hossain is the new batsman to the crease. To much off short pitch stuff by Shami. Nasir played a cut shot off the 2nd last ball to get a boundary towards point region.
Over 36 | Score 152/6
Yadav with his 7th over. Mushfiqur Out! In trying to pull the pacer out of the park, the diminutive batsman only managed to got the top edge off his bat and Dhoni took a simple catch behind the wickets. Now it's just a formality for India to seal the match and book a berth in the semis. In the meantime, Bangladesh crossed the 150-run mark.
Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhoni b Yadav 27 (43b)
Over 35 | Score 139/5
Jadeja gave six runs in his sixth over. Bangladesh need 164 more runs to win the match in the last 15 overs and they have five wickets in hand.
Over 34 | Score 133/5
Strike bowler Umesh Yadav is back into the attack. Rahim is trying to charge the bowler but not connecting the ball well. And mind it the boundaries at MCG are big. Six runs from the over.
Over 33 | Score 127/5
Off the fifth ball, Rahim hit Jadeja towards mid-wicket to collect his 2nd boundary. Bangladesh need a lot of boundaries and sixes to pull this match off. Eight runs came in it.
Over 32 | Score 119/5
Ashwin with his 9th over. Five singles came in it. 184 runs needed off 18 overs.
Over 31 | Score 114/5
Off the third ball, Rahim launched Jadeja towards long on to collect a boundary. Seven runs off the over. Tigers are on the back-foot.
Over 30 | Score 107/5
Sabbir Rahman has come to the middle to join Rahim. Bangladesh need 196 more runs from 20 overs to seal the match.
Over 29 | Score 105/5
Jadeja strikes! Shakib walked back to the pavilion after giving a simple catch to point fielder. He went to the backfoot to cut the spinner but found a fielder. It's a good match so far for Jadeja. Three runs came in the last two overs. Half of the Bangladesh team is back in the hut.
Shakib Al Hasan c Mohammed Shami b Jadeja 10 (34b)
Over 27 | Score 102/4
Both the spinners -- Jadeja and Ashwin -- are completing their overs quickly. Two from the over. Attacking field setting by the MSD.
Over 26 | Score 100/4
India have an upper hand in the match now. In the meanwhile, Bangladesh have touched the 100-run mark. Ashwin has been exceptional thus far with the ball in the marquee event. Five from the over.
Over 25 | Score 95/4
Jadeja has been brought into the attack for the first time. Tight opening over by the spinner as he gave mere four in it.
Over 24 | Score 91/4
Ashwin and Shami are not offering much room to the batsmen to free their arms. Yet another tight over by Ashwin as he gave mere a single in it. Required rate is increasing with every passing over.
Over 23 | Score 90/4
Shami with his 6th over. He has picked up two wickets in his 2nd spell. For Bangladesh two of their most experienced campaigners -- Rahim and Sahkib -- are in the middle. Another maiden.
Over 22 | Score 90/4
Ashwin bowled a maiden here to put more pressure on Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in after the fall of Tigers' fourth wicket.
Over 21 | Score 90/4
Sarkar Out! Shami picked up another wicker here as he managed to get the outside edge of Shami's bat and Dhoni took yet another catch behind the wickets. Four runs from the over.
Soumya Sarkar c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 29 (43b)
Over 20 | Score 86/3
Another fine over by Ashwin as he gave mere three runs. The Tigers still need 217 runs to win the match in 30 overs and they have seven wickets in hand.
Over 19 | Score 83/3
Star batsman Shakib Al Hasan has come to the middle to join Sarkar. Off the last ball of 18th over, Sarkar launched Ashwin for a six over deep mid-wicket. And in the next over came three runs.
Over 17 | Score 73/3
Strike bowler Mohammad Shami has been brought back into the attack. It means, MSD is looking for a wicket here. Sarkar and Mahmudullah have already added 40 runs for the third wicket. And Mahmudullah Out! In trying to pull the seamer over fine leg he gave a catch to Dhawan at deep. It's a well judged catch by Dhawan.
Mahmudullah c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 21 (31b)
Over 16 | Score 71/2
Raina to continue. Sarkar played an inside out off the third ball to get a boundary. Both the batsman are playing sensible cricket in the middle. Good over for Bangladesh as eight runs came in it.
Over 15 | Score 63/2
Mohit with his fifth over. Mohit is mixing up his deliveries well. He is using the bouncers and slower one with good effect. Good over by the seamer as he gave mere two runs in it.
Over 14 | Score 61/2
Raina with his 2nd over. Four runs came in the first four three balls. Then came a double from Mahmudullah's bat. No run off the last ball as the spinner conceded seven in the over.
Over 13 | Score 54/2
Now that's a strange move by MSD as Mohit Sharma is back into the attack. Sarkar and Mahmudullah have to build the innings here. Off the third ball, Mahmudullah hit the seamer over long on to hit a boundary. In the meanwhile, Bangladesh have crossed the 50-run mark. Eight from the over.
Over 12 | Score 46/2
Spin from both ends as part-timer Suresh Raina has been introduced into the attack. And the offie started off with a maiden.
Over 11 | Score 46/2
Spin for the first time in the innings as R Ashwin has been given the ball to roll his arm. Single came in the first four balls. Good over first up by the offie as he gave mere two runs.
Over 10 | Score 44/2
Sarkar played an upper cut over the slip cordon off the first ball to collect a boundary. Excellent thinking by the southpaw. Five from the over as Sarkar took a single off the last ball.
Over 9 | Score 39/2
Yadav is displaying a superb spell of fast bowling here. Another tight over by the speedster as he gave mere a single in it.
Over 8 | Score 38/2
Mohit is bowling on a good line. In form Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar have come to the crease as Bangladesh lost two wickets in two balls. Five runs off the over.
Over 7 | Score 33/2
Yadav to continue. And he strikes! Yadav gave India their first breakthrough as he managed to produced an outside edge of Tamim's bat and Dhoni took a clean low catch. India got the wicket of the aggressive opener cheaply. Double blow for the Tigers! Off the next ball another opener Kayes got run-out. Superb over for India.
Imrul Kayes run out 5 (14b)
Tamim Iqbal c Dhoni b Yadav 25 (25b)
Over 6 | Score 31/0
First bowling change as Mohit Sharma has been introduced into the attack. Tamim collected his 4th boundary in the over to eight runs from the over. Expensive over first up the seamer.
Over 5 | Score 23/0
Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes are playing sensibly in the middle. They are taking calculatavie risks. With the help of three boundaries Tamim as quickly reached to 17 off 20 balls. Shami and Yadav are the strike bowlers for India, who are still hunting for their first wicket.
Riding on Rohit Sharma's excellent ton, India put up an imposing total of 302 in front of Bangladesh, who have reached the knockout stages of the marquee event for the very first time. Indian batsmen have done their job, now it's time for their bowlers to defend the total and book a berth in the semis.
Over 50 | Score 301/6
First ball, single from the Ashwin's willow. Off the next came another single. In the next two balls came two more runs, and with that India touched the 300-run mark. Yet another single in the fifth ball. Superb bowling by the speedster as he gave mere six runs in the last over off the innings.
Rubel to bowl the last over.
Over 49 | Score 296/6
Takin to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Jadeja is dealing in boundaries at the moment. Off the 2nd ball he collected his 3rd boundary off the match. In the next ball came another four. Jadeja is in a roll here. Three runs in the next two balls. Dhoni Out! In trying to hit a big shot, Dhoni ended up giving a skier to Hossain. 13 from the over.
MS Dhoni c Nasir Hossain b Taskin Ahmed 6 (11b)
Over 48 | Score 283/5
Shakib with his final over. Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. And he collected consecutive boundaries off the 3rd and 4th ball to get ten runs from the over.
Over 47 | Score 273/5
Takin set to bowl the over. Single came off the first two balls. Next was wide as it went over the head of Rohit. Off the next ball, Rohit smacked the bowler towards cow corner for a maximum. A boundary came off the next ball, this time towards square leg. Rohit clean bowled! Young seamer bowled a perfect yorker to send the centurion back to the pavilion. Rohit's super innings came to an end.
RG Sharma b Taskin Ahmed 137 (126b)
Over 46 | Score 261/4
Rubel with his 9th over. 2nd ball and Rohit hit the bowler out of the park. Off the next came a boundary towards mid-wicket. Rohit is dealing in boundaries and sixes here. Single off the 4th. Another single off the next. In the last ball Rohit collected another boundary, this time towards cover region. Big over for India as 16 came off it.
Over 45 | Score 245/4
Taskin Ahmed to bowl the over. MS Dhoni is the new man in. Three runs off the first four balls. Single off the fifth. No run came in the last ball. Good over by the young seamer under pressure as four runs came in it.
Over 44 | Score 241/4
Skipper Mortaza with his last over. Single off the first ball from Raina's willow. Another single in the next ball due to a miss-field. Then came a double. 4th ball, no run. Raina Out! Off the next ball, Mortaza got the better of Raina, when the southpaw tried to hit the bowler out of the park but got the top edge of his bat and wicket-keeper took a well judged catch in the end.
SK Raina c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 65 (57b)
Over 43 | Score 233/3
Shakib to continue. Tight over by the experienced campaigner as he conceded mere four in the over.
Over 42 | Score 229/3
Mortaza to bowl the over. In the 2nd ball, Raina hit the bowler towards square leg to get a boundary. Off the last ball, Rohit took a double by placing the ball towards covers region to complete his hundred. It's his 2nd ton at SCG.
Over 41 | Score 217/3
Raina completed his fifty with the help of a single. And then he hit two boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan's over to collect 12 from the over. In the meantime, Raina-Rohit stitched 100-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Over 40 | Score 205/3
Rubel Hossain with his 8th over. Two singles came off the first three balls. Next ball, Rohit out! NO NO NO HOLD ON! It's a no ball Over waist line, harsh call by the umpire. Off the fifth ball, Raina collected a boundary towards wide long off. 11 from the over as India scored 50 runs in the Batting powerplay. In the meanwhile, India crossed the 200-run mark as well.
Over 39 | Score 194/3
Off the third ball, Rohit was lucky to survive and even get a boundary as he got an outside edge of his bat and the ball ran past the boundary rope. Two singles in the next two balls. In the last ball came another single from Rohit's willow. Ten from the over.
And covers are off and players are back into the ground to resume the match.
Good news that is coming from the center is that match will resume soon, may be in next five minutes.
Over 38.1 | Score 186/3
Raina placed the first ball towards on-side to pick a double. And here comes the rain. Players are going off the ground as covers are coming in.
Takin to bowl the over.
Over 38 | Score 184/3
Two singles off the first two balls. In the third came a boundary from Raina's willow towards square leg. Three singles off the last three balls. Another good over for India as nine runs came in it.
Rubel Hossain into the attack.
Over 37 | Score 175/3
Shakib to bowl the over. First ball, Raina charged the bowler over long on for a massive six. Single off the third ball. Two dot balls after that. And then Rohit hit a boundary off the last ball towards square leg.
Over 36 | Score 164/3
Mortaza bowled the fist over of the powerplay. Raina made room off the first ball and hit it over covers for a boundary! Third ball had width on offer and Raina timed it well past the diving fielder at point for another boundary! Raina has made it intentions clear – to make the best use of the field restrictions! Single off the fifth ball. Nine runs came in the first over of the Batting powerlplay.
Over 35 | Score 155/3
Nasir Hossain to bowl his ninth over of the innings. Decent over from the right-arm spinner. Just three from the over. These two need to bat for four to five overs and then change gears for a huge total.
Over 34 || Score 152/3
Raina was lucky to escape a big LBW appeal off the 2nd ball. In the fifth ball, Rohit played a late cut to get his sixth boundary. Five from the over.
Over 33 || Score 147/3
The right-arm spinner has bowled well so far in the match. Yet another tight over by the offie as he conceded mere four singles in it.
Nasir Hossain with his 8th over.
Over 32 || Score 143/3
Mashrafe Mortaza is back into the attack. First ball, short and wide on off-stump, Rohit slapped it towards point region for a boundary. Raina and Rohit are running hard between the wickets to put some pressure of the fielders. Good over for India after a very long time as 12 runs came in it.
Over 31 || Score 132/3
Rohit has to take some calculative risks now as he is the set batsman among the two. So far he has played according to the situation. Six from the over bowled by spinner Nasir Hossain.
Over 30 || Score 126/3
Heath Streak, the bowling coach of Bangladesh would be happy with the efforts of his bowlers, thus far, especially the speedsters. Off the last ball came a boundary from the bat of Raina as he got the outside edge of his bat and the ball ran towards the third man top cross the boundary rope. Six from the over.
Taskin with his 6th over.
Over 29 || Score 120/3
Suresh Raina, the centurion of the last match for India, is the new man to the crease as they lost their third wicket in the form of Rahane. Five runs came from the over.
Over 28 || Score 115/3
Now Rohit has to change his gears to accelerate the run-rate a bit. Off the first ball Rohit flicked Taskin for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Three singles came off the next four balls. Rahane Out! In trying to break the shackles, Rahane tried to hit the bowler over covers but couldn't connect it well and Shakib took a simple catch at covers.
AM Rahane c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 19 (37b)
Over 27 || Score 108/2
Rohit took a single off the 4th ball to complete his fifty. He used 70 balls to reach the mark with the help of four boundaries and a six. Shakib conceded three in the over.
Over 26 || Score 105/2
Rahane took a double off the 5th ball as India crossed the 100-run mark. Off the last ball Rahane collected boundary towards third man as he got the thick outside edge off his bat. Six from the over.
Over 25 || Score 99/2
Shakib Al Hasan has set a good field for himself and is bowling according to it. He knows his limitations and is playing accordingly. Tight over yet again by the left-arm spinner, three came from it.
Over 24 || Score 96/2
Taskin Ahmed has been reintroduced into the attack. No run came in the first three balls. Single off the next from Rahane's willow. A good comeback over by the young seamer as he conceded just a single. Rohit is just three runs shy of his fifty.
Over 23 || Score 95/2
New man in Rahane is struggling at the moment in the middle. Rohit-Rahane just need to pick singles and doubles at the moment. Six runs came in the over.
Over 22 || Score 89/2
Rubel is showing aggressions of a fast bowler here. Another superb over by the speedster as he gave mere three runs in it.
Rubel Hossain with his 6th over.
Over 20 || Score 84/2
Shakib and Rubel are bowling in tandem for Bangladesh. But good thing from India's point of view is that one of their openers, Rohit, is still in the middle. Now the momentum has slightly shifted towards the Tigers. Three runs came in the over.
Over 19 || Score 81/2
Shakib Al Hasan bowled another tight over as he gave mere a single in it. India need a good partnership here. Another wicket here and India would be on the back-foot.
Over 18 || Score 79/2
Rubel Strikes, Virat Kohli Out! Double blow for India. Trying to hit an expensive cover drive, Kohli only managed a thick outside edge off his bat and wicket-keeper took a simple catch. Ajinkya Rahane is the new man in. Bangladesh are back into the match.
V Kohli c Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 3 (8b)
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Over 17 || Score 78/1
Star player Shakib has been introduced into the attack for the first time. And he strikes straight away. Dhawan Out! The southpaw tried to hit the ball towards off-side, missed the line completely and his back-foot came out of the crease and wicket-keeper took the bails off within a flash. And here comes the bedrock of Indian batting Virat Kohli.
S Dhawan st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 30 (50b)
Over 16 || Score 72/0
No run came off the first three balls. Single off the next. Two from the over as Rohit took a single off the last ball as well.
Rubel Hossain to continue.
Over 15 || Score 70/0
Off the last ball Rohit came down the track to charge Hossain, and hit him straight over his head for a six. First six off the match. Seven from the over.
Over 14 || Score 63/0
Ruble is looking all charged up. He is bowling at a good pace, pitching the ball on right areas, not offering much room. Three singles came off the first four balls. Wind is blowing at a good speed too at MCG. Single off the last two. Not a single boundary has come in the last four overs.
Over 13 || Score 59/0
Indian openers are not taking too much off a risk to hit boundaries as runs are coming easily for them. Another good over by the spinner as three came off it.
Nasir Hossain with his 4th over.
Over 12 || Score 56/0
He pitching the ball in right areas. First three balls were right on the money. Off the next came a single from Rohit's willow as he pulled the ball towards mid-wicket. Excellent opening over by the seamer. Just a single came off it.
Rubel Hossain set to bowl his first over.
Over 11 || Score 55/0
2nd bowling change as Mahmudullah has been given the ball to roll his arm. Three runs came in the first five balls. Off the last came a single. Tight first over by the offie as he gave mere five runs.
Over 10 || Score 50/0
With a single off the 2nd ball, India touched the 50-run mark. Another tight over the spinner as he gave mere two runs in it.
Hossain to continue.
Over 9 || Score 47/0
Dhawan tried to pull Mortaza off the first ball, but couldn't connect it well, still collected two runs. Off the next he played the ball once towards mid-wicket and this time he timed it to perfection to get his third boundary. Bangladeshi speedsters are bowling at a leg stump line, which won't help them. Six runs came from the over.
Over 8 || Score 41/0
The spinner is bowling at a good line. He is not offering much room to the batsmen to free their arms. Single came from the first four balls from the bat of Dhawan. Off the last ball, Rohit danced down the track to hit the bowler over covers to get a boundary. Five from the over.
Hossain with his 2nd over.
Over 7 || Score 36/0
Rohit is middling the ball well. And a big knock is due from the opener. Single came off the first two balls. Off the next Dhawan cut the speedster towards point to get a boundary. Dhawan once again went on to the back-foot, off the fifth ball, to place the ball towards cover region to collect two runs. Single off the last. Eight from the over.
Mortaza to continue.
Over 6 || Score 28/0
First bowling change! Spinnner Nasir Hossain has been brought into the attack. Tight over first up by the left-arm spinner as he conceded mere two runs.
Over 5 || Score 26/0
Good strategy by Mortaza, he set a fielder at shot point, because he knows that Dhawan plays a lot in the air on the off side. But for that he needs to bowl that off-stump line. Dhawan took a single on the on-side off the third ball to go to the other end. Tight over as three runs came off it.
Over 4 || Score 23/0
Off the 2nd ball, Rohit pulled the short ball by Taskin towards square leg for a boundary. Taskin has to pitched the ball up to extract some movement from the pitch. Off the fifth ball Rohit flicked the ball once again towards square leg to collect two more runs. Six runs came from the over.
Over 3 || Score 17/0
First ball, and Rohit hit an elegant straight drive to get his 2nd boundary. What a shot. Lazy elegance at it's best. Ball is coming nicely on to the bat. Single came off the last ball as five came off it.
Mortaza with his 2nd over.
Over 2 || Score 12/0
Excellent start by Taskin as he picked up a good line and length from the word go. No run came from the first five balls. Off the sixth, Dhawan played an exclusive cover drive on the front foot to get his first boundary. Four from the over.
Taskin Ahmed is set to bowl the 2nd over with the other new ball.
Over 1 || Score 8/0
A gentle loosener first up by Mortaza, and Rohit played an expensive drive towards cover region to hit the first boundary of the match. After that the pacer made an excellent comeback as he gave no room to Rohit off the next three balls to score a run. Off the fifth came another came 4 runs of extras, as the ball crossed the fine leg boundary after clipping Rohit's pad. Good first over for India as 8 runs came off it.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has the new ball in hand.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma took the center stage as they come to open the Indian innings. Indian supporters have come in good numbers to support their team at MCG.
Indian players looked more relaxed during their national anthem.
Bangladesh national anthem starts. These players would be under immense pressure today as they have reached the knockout rounds of the marquee event for the very first time.
Both the teams are set to come to the ground for the national anthems.
Toss: India have won the toss and elected to bat first. India is yet again playing with the winning combination, while for Bangladesh, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has made a comeback in place of Taijul Islam.
Also read: ICC World Cup 2015 Schedule
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India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma Umesh Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel and Stuart Binny.
Also read: ICC World Cup 2015 Full Coverage
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmuddullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Anamul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam and Mominul Haque.
Umpires: Ian Gould (England) and Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
TV umpire: Steve Davis (Australia)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka).