World Cup 2019: India Beat Bangladesh By 28 Runs, Qualify For World Cup Semi-Finals

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India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday and became the second team after Australia to qualify for World Cup 2019 semi-finals. Riding on Rohit Sharma’s hundred, India posted a huge total of 314/9 in their quota of 50 overs. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers for India, who finished with figures of 4/55. Bangladesh’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout phase of the tournament also came to an end. Shakib Al Hasan tried to take the attack to India, but he was also done by a slower-one from Hardik Pandya.

For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman was the star with the ball. He bagged figures of 5/59 his 10 overs to help Bangladesh control the damage at the back end of the Indian innings.

The day belonged to the in-form Sharma, who played an attacking knock, hitting seven fours and five sixes in his 92-ball innings while being cheered on by another largely pro-India crowd in Birmingham.

Sharma and his opening partner KL Rahul put on 180, the highest stand for the first wicket in the tournament, to get India off to a flying start. Sharma was finally was caught at extra cover by Liton Das off the bowling of Soumya Sarkar and Rahul, who filled an opener’s slot following an injury to Shikhar Dhawan, was caught behind off Rubel Hossain for 77.

India will next face Sri Lanka on Saturday