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Mashrafe Mortaza (middle) of Bangladesh and MS Dhoni (2nd from left) of India during the toss which India won and chose to bat at the MCG on Thursday © Getty Images

The dream for Bangladesh ended as they were beaten by 109 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarterfinal against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Though they had a few moments with the ball, India were far too superior for Bangladesh and eased towards victory. Once India had set up 303 to win, Bangladesh were always going to find it difficult and they never really challenge India during their run-chase. Rohit Sharma’s magnificent 137 and Suresh Raina’s combative 65 helped India post the big total.

Bangladesh were never in the game as they only had fleeting moments of success when the batsmen showed their abilities, but it was too tall a task for them. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals with the Indian bowlers dominating the proceedings. Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja shared the spoils. Umesh was too hot to handle for the Bangladeshi batsmen. There were barely any electrifying moments in this innings, save for MS Dhoni’s remarkable diving catch of Soumya Sarkar.

India now head to Sydney for their ICC Cricket world Cup 2015 semi-final. They will face the winner of the Australia- Pakistan quarterfinal at Adelaide.