Rohit Sharma carried his scintillating batting form in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 as India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston to secure a semifinals berth. The Men in Blue become the second team after Australia to qualify for the semis, whereas Bangladesh are now out of the tournament.
Chasing a stiff target of 315 to win, Bangladesh made a promising start but Mohammed Shami made the first breakthrough to remove the dangerous Tamim Iqbal. Later, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah contributed with the ball as they picked key wickets which didn’t allow Bangladesh to form a dangerous partnership.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again the pick of the bowler for Team India as he finished with figures of 4/55. He cleaned up Bangladeshi tail in no time with his inch-perfect Yorkers.
During the course of Bangladesh’s chase, star cricketer – Shakib Al Hasan became the first cricketer to accumulate 500+ runs and claim 10-plus wickets in a single World Cup edition. He is also the second highest run-scorer in the ongoing quadrennial extravaganza.
Shakib kept fighting the lone battle ina historic run chase for Bangladesh despite wickets being fell at the other end. But it wasn’t enough after Tamim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das failed to make useful contributions.
Earlier, Rohit continued his dream run with a record-equalling fourth century but the Indian innings once again lacked the final flourish, managing a par score of 314/9 versus Bangladesh. MS Dhoni (35 off 33 balls) once again failed to get going as India managed only 63 runs in the last 10 overs after Rohit’s 26th ODI century and Rishabh Pant’s (48 off 40 balls) flamboyance had taken India to 251 for 4.