India’s swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma stroked an authoritative century and Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets to help defending champion India advance to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday.
Riding on Rohit Sharma’s spectacular 137 off 126 balls and his rollicking 122-run fourth wicket stand in only 15.5 overs with the belligerent Suresh Raina (65), India were able to post a commendable 302 for six after opting to bat at the MCG.
In reply, Bangladesh were never in the contention as India hardly took their foot off the pedal to dismiss their neighbours for a paltry 193 in 45 overs without hardly breaking a sweat.
Here are some stats from the match:
– Rohit Sharma scored his first century in World Cup cricket.
– Rohit Sharma became the second Indian batsman after Sourav Ganguly to score a hundred in the knockout stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
– Mohammad Shami is now the leading wicket taker in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
– MS Dhoni registered his 100th ODI win as Indi’s captain. Dhoni became the first “non-Australian” captain to register 100 wins in ODI cricket.