India joins Australia into the semi-finals of the ICC world cup 2019, with still a game remaining. After a demotivating loss against England India raised its morale back by winning against Bangladesh.
Rahul and Sharma do the magic.
It started off really well and Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul broke the past Indian record of the highest opening partnership by India in the world cup. Both Rahul and Sharma did extremely well. Sharma scored his 4th century of this world cup, making 104 runs off 92 balls hitting 7 fours and 5 sixes. While Rahul held the other end making 77 off 92 balls.
Pant making the most of it.
Rishabh Pant who came in as a replacement of the injured Shikar Dhawan made the most of this opportunity by hitting a beautiful 48 in 41 balls while M.S. Dhoni played a 35 ball knock in 33 runs.
Mustafizur Rahman’s 5 wicket haul.
Bangladesh’s bowling attack today was lead by Mustafizur Rahman who took a 5 wicket haul in 10 overs giving away 59 runs and 29 dots. He was responsible for sending away Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and M.S. Dhoni back to pavilion. While Shakib-Al-Hasan, Rubel Hussain and Soumya Sarkar each took 1 wicket.
Bangladesh gives a tough fight.
Bangladesh gave quite a tough fight to India but ended up being prey to India’s superb bowling attack. Jasprit Bumrah gave everyone quite a scare when he left the field for sometime in the middle of the game. Bumrah once again proved why he is the number one bowler in the world by taking 4 wickets in 10 overs.
Hardik Pandya’s crucial 3 wicket haul was responsible for dismissing Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das and the dangerous in-form Shakib-Al-Hasan.
Al-Hasan scored 66 off 74 balls and passed the total of 500 runs in the tournament. Mohammed Saifuddin ended up scoring a half-century in just 38 balls but it was too late for Bangladesh to come back in the match.
Though Mohammed Shami’s over which gave away 17 runs had everyone biting their nails. Shami, Buvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket each. Bangladesh ended at 286/10 in 47.5 overs and India won the match by 28 runs.