Bangladesh would be in all probability be without pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza for the upcoming World Cup because of a knee injury. Bangladesh bowling attack would be badly hit by his absence as they don’t have someone who can readily replace him. We all remember how he destroyed India at the 2007 World Cup and bagged the Man of the Match award. We will miss him this time.
India were chasing Australia's 284, but more importantly they need to score 254 to beat New Zealand on net run-rate, and make their way to the final. Single-handedly, Sachin Tendulkar took India close to the qualification target, when sandstorms disrupted the play. Just when making it to the final looked difficult, Tendulkar not only took them beyond that target, but for a brief while even flirted with a win. One of his best knocks till date.