India beat Bangladesh to seal World Cup semi-final

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 India’s Rohit Sharma celebrates his century - Action Images via Reuters


  • Rohit Sharma scores fourth century in 2019 World Cup, equals record of Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara

BIRMINGHAM: India booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup with a 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday. 

Victory saw two-time former champions India join reigning title-holders Australia in the last four with a match to spare, while this result ended Bangladesh’s slim hopes of advancing to the knockout phase. 

For the second match in a row, India’s Rohit Sharma was dropped in single figures and made a hundred. 

Sharma’s 104, his fourth century of the World Cup, helped take India to 314-9 despite Mustafizur Rahman’s 5-59. 

That proved too much for the Tigers, who were dismissed for 286 with two overs to spare, India spearhead Jasprit Bumrah taking 4-55.

Dropped on nine by Tamim Iqbal, Rohit (104) and KL Rahul (77) forged a 180-run stand, the highest opening partnership at this year’s tournament, to give India a strong foundation. 

Rohit tied Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four hundreds in a single World Cup and also overtook Australian David Warner as the leading scorer at this tournament. 

Rishabh Pant made 48 but the Bangladesh bowlers, led by Mustafizur Rahman (5-59), stemmed the boundary flow at the end as India fell short of the 350-mark which had looked within their reach at one stage.