Rohit Sharma is batting on nine © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma is batting on nine © Getty Images

Defending champions India are off to a good start, following good opening batting from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who are mostly dealing in boundaries, against minnows, Bangladesh, in the 2nd quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Thursday. Currently, India are 17 for no loss in three overs with openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan batting on nine and four, respectively.

Earlier, Indian skipper, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first on a healthy batting track at Melbourne. India are moving in with an unchanged squad, whereas Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza makes a change in the form of Taijul Islam who is replaced by the skipper, himself.

India have had a fantastic time in Group B, having won all their six games, making their way to the quarters by topping the group. On the other hand,Bangladesh got past England and a few other victories helped them qualify for their first ever knockouts in the World Cup. The winner will face either co-hosts Australia or Pakistan in the semi-finals on March 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), reports AFP.