India and Bangladesh have a 50-50 record against each other in World Cups © Getty Images
India and Bangladesh have a 50-50 record against each other in World Cups © Getty Images

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Bangladesh did well to reach the quarter-final, but they were thoroughly out-classed by India today. Rohit Sharma led the way with a tremendous 137, and he was supported well by Suresh Raina. Though India looked like they would struggle to cross 260 at one stage, the Rohit-Raina stand changed the course of the game completely. With the ball, India were spot on as usual. Umesh Yadav took four wickets, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took two each, and Mohit Sharma snared one. In case you missed any of the action, you can read Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report, live from MCG, here: India maul Bangladesh by 109 runs at Melbourne, storm into ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final


MS Dhoni: “It has been good. We can’t shy away from the fact that we’re playing good cricket. A month ago we were struggling. Credit should go to the boys and the support staff. Everyone lifted themselves up individually.”


Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma for his 137 off 126 balls with 14 fours and three sixes.


Live cricket score Bangladesh: 193 (Target: 303) | Overs 45

BATSMEN: Taskin Ahmed 0 (0)

Umesh Yadav continues. ONE. Sabbir pulls to the deep, just short of the fielder. Rubel on strike. DOT. Short ball, Rubel ducks. DOT. Rubel goes for a pull, gets a thick edge but falls short of the fielder. OUT! Rubel looked the least convincing batsman in the history of tailenders. OUT! AND IT’S ALL OVER! India have beaten Bangladesh in comprehensive fashion, and they have stormed through to the semi-final!

OUT! Rubel Hossain 0 (3) c Ravichandran Ashwin b Umesh Yadav, Sabbir Rahman 30 (40) c Mohammed Shami b Umesh Yadav

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 192/8 (Target: 303) | Overs 44

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 29 (37)

Mohit Sharma continues now. ONE. Sabbir takes a single. You can bet Mortaza will swing his arms now. DOT. Quick single to point. Jadeja throws the stumps down again but Mortaza was well in. DOT. Slower ball, well bowled. Sabbir steps out and slogs, misses the ball by a mile. ONE. Pulled away to midwicket. DOT. Played to third man. OUT! And he’s gone! Mortaza looked to work it down third man, and gets a feather to Dhoni, who goes up straight away.

OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (3) c MS Dhoni b Mohit Sharma

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 189/7 (Target: 303) | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 27 (34)

ONE. Nasir gets the full toss to cover. ONE, BYE. Looks to reverse sweep, but he doesn’t get it off the bat. DOT. FOUR! Thick outside edge to third man off that slog. FOUR! This one was right in the slot. Nasir swings this away over midwicket. OUT! And just like that, Nasir’s little cameo comes to an end.

OUT! Nasir Hossain 35 (34) c Ravichandran Ashwin b Ravindra Jadeja

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 179/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 42

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 27 (33), Nasir Hossain 26 (29)

Mohit Sharma continues. DOT. Played to midwicket. FOUR! Nasir pulls this well to square leg. DOT. Short ball, Nasir ducks. DOT. Short again, and he leaves it alone. DOT. ANOTHER short ball! ONE. Nasir ends the over with a single.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 174/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 41

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 27 (33), Nasir Hossain 21 (23)

Ravindra Jadeja again. FOUR. Nasir clears mid on. DOT. Played to point. DOT. DOT. Defended again. DOT. Again defended. ONE. Played to long off.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 169/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 27 (33), Nasir Hossain 16 (17)

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl his final over. ONE. Sabbir gets it down to third man. ONE. Single to point. DOT. No run there. ONE. Played to square leg.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 165/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 39

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 25 (30), Nasir Hossain 14 (14)

Mohammed Shami into his eighth over. Short ball on off side, well defended by the batsman. Pull shot by Nasir, three runs. Misfield by Shikhar Dhawan. He had to run a lot. Crucial runs for Bangladesh. Required run rate over 12. Umpire Ian Gould signals one short ball for the over. Dot ball. Single to end the over.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 161/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 24 (27), Nasir Hossain 11 (11)

Umesh Yadav. No run, well defended. Followed by single and dot ball. The required run rate is above 11 now. Only one run from first four balls. Bangladesh need boundaries in the over. However, Nasir cuts one and Shikhar Dhawan collects it. Just one run. Dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 159/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 37

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 23 (24), Nasir Hossain 10 (8)

Mohammed Shami continues from other end. Singles to start the over. Dot ball. Short delivery and Nasir Hossain ducks in time. Excited Indian fans around the stadium. Bangladesh fans are quietly sitting and applauding. Boundary for Nasir. Goes backfoot and the ball runs to the boundary. Full toss and dot ball.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 152/6 (Target: 303) | Overs 36

BATSMEN: Sabbir Rahman 22 (23), Nasir Hossain 5 (3)

Umesh Yadav continues after drinks break. Batting powerplay taken by Bangladesh. First ball, Mushfiqur Rahim tries to pull, but the delivery top edges and MS Dhoni takes a comfortable catch. Second wicket for Umesh. Nasir Hossain is the new man in. Dot ball. Second ball edges and goes for a boundary. Dhoni unable to collect it. A single. Pull shot by Sabbir and the ball reaches the boundary, beating Virat Kohli who was chasing the ball. Another boundary. Third man unable to reach in time. Bangladesh lost a wicket but a good recovery. READ: Umesh Yadav removes Mushfiqur Rahim

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim 27 (43) c MS Dhoni b Umesh Yadav

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 139/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 27 (42), Sabbir Rahman 14 (21)

Ravindra Jadeja again. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to covers. ONE. Another single. ONE. Down to long off. ONE. Played down to point.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 133/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 34

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 24 (39), Sabbir Rahman 11 (18)

Umesh Yadav continues. He has gone at less than two runs per over! DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Slogged to fine leg off the inside edge. WIDE. Down leg. TWO. Down third man. ONE. Played to cover. DOT. Bouncer to end with.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 127/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 33

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 23 (37), Sabbir Rahman 7 (14)

Ravindra Jadeja continues. DOT. ONE. Played down the ground. ONE. Played to cover. TWO. He goes over cover, but it was nowhere near the middle. ONE. Mushy goes down on his knee and gets four through square leg. DOT. Can’t get it away.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 119/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 32

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 16 (32), Sabbir Rahman 6 (13)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to mid on. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Defended again.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 114/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (29), Sabbir Rahman 4 (10)

Ravindra Jadeja continues. ONE. Played to mid off. ONE. Worked away to square leg. FOUR! Mushfiqur goes down on one knee and heaves it away between midwicket and long on. DOT. Can’t get it away. DOT. Defended off the back foot, but gets an edge. ONE. Quick single.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 107/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (24), Sabbir Rahman 3 (9)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. Seven overs, none for 19. DOT. Sabbir plays it to short cover. DOT. Defends off the front foot. TWO. Sweeps to Mohit Sharma. Poor throw from the man who ran out AB de Villiers. DOT. Defends to midwicket. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Defends.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 105/5 (Target: 303) | Overs 29

BATSMEN: Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (24), Sabbir Rahman 1 (3)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Shakib steps out and defends. OUT! Shakib slashes this straight to point! Jadeja gets his man! In walks Sabbir Rahman. DOT. Defended. DOT. Defends again. ONE. Sabbir off the mark, played to square leg. DOT. Mushfiqur defends off the last ball.

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan 11 (34) c Mohammed Shami b Ravindra Jadeja

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 104/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 11 (32), Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (23)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Defended by Mushfiqur. ONE. To square leg. DOT. Defended again. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played to fine leg. ONE. Played to fine leg.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 102/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 27

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 10 (28), Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (21)

Ravindra Jadeja again. ONE. Quick single for Shakib. DOT. DOT. Defended. ONE. Worked away nicely. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played to the man at midwicket. DOT. Played to fine leg.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 100/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 26

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 9 (24), Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (19)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Rahim defends. TWO. Played to third man. TWO. Played over midwicket, just over the fielder’s head. DOT. Defended. DOT. Played to the man at cover.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 95/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 8 (23), Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (13)

Ravindra Jadeja comes on to ball. Starts off with a DOT. WIDE doen the leg side.ONE! Shakib plays the ball to long on. DOT Mushfiqur plays a solid defence. ONE run to deep cover. ONE down to long on again. DOT to finish.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 91/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 6 (20), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (10)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Shakib can’t get it away. DOT. Defended off the front foot. ONE. First run in 15 balls! Played to point. Ashwin bowling really well. DOT. Defended on the front foot. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. And another dot ball.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 90/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 23

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 5 (17), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (8)

Mohammed Shami again. DOT. Mushfiqur Rahim can’t get it away. DOT. Played off the back foot. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Beaten outside off. DOT. Played to midwicket. No runs in quite a while. DOT. Another maiden, that’s the second in a row!

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 90/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 5 (17), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (2)

Ravichandran Ashwin continues. DOT. Cant get it away. DOT. Defended off the front foot. DOT. And another defence. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played back to the bowler. DOT. Great over from Ashwin, it’s a maiden.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 90/4 (Target: 303) | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 5 (11), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (2)

Mohammed Shami again. DOT. Extra bounce. DOT. Still doesn’t get it off the middle of the bat. FOUR. Sarkar finally gets a short one away to third man, he opens the face of the bat. OUT! Superb catch! Sarkar looks to play it past Dhoni, but Dhoni takes a superb catch diving one-handed. And Shami is now the leading wicket-taker of the tournament! Mushfiqur Rahim on strike. DOT. Short ball, Rahim ducks.

OUT! Soumya Sarkar 25 (39) c MS Dhoni b Mohammed Shami

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 86/3 (Target: 303) | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 25 (39), Shakib Al Hasan 5 (11)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Defended off the front foot. DOT. Another defence. Shakib knows that Ashwin is getting some spin so he’s treating him with respect. WIDE. Down leg. ONE. Played to fine leg. DOT. Played to cover. ONE. Played to point. DOT.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 83/3 (Target: 303) | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 24 (37), Shakib Al Hasan 4 (7)

Mohammed Shami again. DOT. Play and a miss. TWO. Short ball, pulled away. DOT. Beaten again outside off, good take by Dhoni. ONE. Short ball, pulled away for a single. DOT. Another short one, Sarkar trying to pull, gets a leading edge that evades Shami by an inch! DOT. No run to end with.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 80/3 (Target: 303) | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 24 (35), Shakib Al Hasan 1 (3)

Ravichandran Ashwin continues. Shakib is the new man in. DOT. Defends of the front foot. DOT. Beaten all ends up! Pitched on middle, spun past Shakib! ONE. Shakib is off the mark, driven on the off side. DOT. That was pitched on leg, the batsman missed out. DOT. Another outside edge, but played with so hands so it didn’t carry. SIX! What a way to end the over! That was smashed over midwicket by Sarkar!

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 73/3 (Target: 303) | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 18 (32)

Mohammed Shami continues now. He bowled two overs for 17 before this one, but he has been known to come back well. ONE. Short ball, and Mahmudullah pulls it to fine leg. DOT. Short ball, and Sarkar missed the ramp shot. ONE. Played down to third man. DOT. Defends on the front foot. DOT. Short ball, Mahmudullah weaves out of the way. OUT! Oh dear, what a juggling effort down at third man! Dhawan takes it, fumbles, takes it, moves outside, throws it back in, then recovers to take it safely inside. That was an emotional roller-coaster!

OUT! Mahmudullah 23 (31) c Shikhar Dhawan b Mohammed Shami

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 71/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 17 (30), Mahmudullah 20 (27)

Suresh Raina again. ONE. Sarkar takes a quick single. ONE. Misfield at mid on allows the run. FOUR! Lovely shot from Sarkar! One that even Raina would have been proud of. Inside out over cover. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Down the leg side. Last ball. DOT. Can’t go past midwicket. And it’s drinks on the field now. Bangladesh steady ship against India in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 63/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 11 (26), Mahmudullah 18 (25)

Mohit Sharma continues. ONE. Quick single, but good commitment from the bowler. He fields it himself. DOT. Sarkar goes for a pull but misses. DOT. Short ball, Sarkar ducks. DOT. Short ball again, another attempted pull has been missed. ONE. Just a bit over the fielder at short cover. The ball isn’t quite coming on. DOT. Slower ball, he kept Mahmdullah waiting.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 61/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 10 (22), Mahmudullah 17 (23)

Suresh Raina again. TWO. Pre-meditated paddle sweep. ONE. Almost an action replay, but a single this time. ONE. Down to long off. TWO.  Nicely played again by Mahmudullah. ONE. Single to long off. Last ball now. DOT. Played back to the bowler.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 54/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 9 (20), Mahmudullah 11 (19)

Mohit is back after a single over from Ashwin. ONE. Soumya plays to deep third-man, easy run. DOT. Once again Mohit gets the zip off the pitch, Mahmudullah blocks. FOUR! Whoa! Out steps Mahmudullah, dispatches Mohit over mid-on, bounces jusssssst short of the ropes, what a shot, fifty for Bangladesh! ONE. Inside edge, the ball runs down to deep fine-leg. ONE. Soumya gives the strike back, plays it to sweeper cover. DOT. Drops the ball at his feet and runs. Bangladesh bring up 50 against India in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 46/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 7 (18), Mahmudullah 5 (15)

Raina! DOT. Mahmudullah blocks. DOT. Mahmudullah plays to square-leg, Soumya sets off for a run that wasn’t there, sent back. DOT. Plays to mid-on, no run. DOT. Raina is bang on target, no chance of a run. DOT. Plays to backward-point, excellent bowling. DOT. Plays to mid-wicket, it is a maiden!

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 46/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 7 (18), Mahmudullah 5 (9)

Ashwin on. DOT. Tosses up, Soumya blocks. DOT. Soumya blocks again, he is on target straight away. DOT. Tosses up (carrom ball?), plays to backward-point. ONE. Edges, the ball rolls past third-man, over to Mahmudullah. ONE. Mahmudullah drives to long-on. DOT. Ashwin flights, Soumya blocks, good first over.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 44/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 6 (13), Mahmudullah 4 (8)

FOUR! Lovely shot from Soumya, Mohit attempts a bouncer, Soumya arches back and uppercuts it over Dhoni! DOT. Soumya plays to point. DOT. Plays to mid-wicket, Soumya is looking solid out there. DOT. Soumya loses patience, goes after a slightly wide one, misses completely. DOT. How is he bowling them? Zips in off a length, Mohit is really getting them to dart in once they pitch! ONE. Plays to deep third-man.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 39/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 1 (7), Mahmudullah 4 (8)

DOT. Fast and short, Soumya ducks. DOT. Nice line, beats Soumya’s outside edge, good bowling. DOT. Umesh has been exceptional today, Soumya defends. ONE. Tucks it down to deep fine-leg, over to Mahmudullah. DOT. Nice shape, moves away, Mahmudullah lets it go. DOT. Swings and misses, another excellent over from Umesh, 5-1-9-1 for him.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 38/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 0 (3), Mahmudullah 4 (6)

DOT. Mohit does his hop, skip, and jump, bowls straight, Mahmudullah plays to cover. DOT. On the channel, Mahmudullah lets go. DOT. Whaddapeach! Not very quick, but after pitching it zips past Mahmudullah’s edge, Mohit, you beauty! DOT. Plays to mid-off, what was Soumya doing? WIDE. Lets it go to MSD. FOUR! Mahmudullah slashes hard through the vacant backward-point, beats third-man! DOT. On target. READ: Tamim Iqbal falls for 25

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 33/2 (Target: 303) | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Soumya Sarkar 0 (3), Mahmudullah 0 (0)

Umesh Yadav again. ONE. Tamim gets off strike, so India will feel a bit better. ONE. Played down to fine leg. OUT! Umesh pitches this up, Tamim throws his bat at it and gets the edge. MS Dhoni takes the catch, but the third umpire has been called for to check whether or not there was a bump. Yes that’s out! Big wicket! Soumya Sarkar is in at No. 3 now. OUT! RUN OUT! Two in two balls! What were the batsmen doing? DOT. Defended. DOT. Defended off the front foot.

OUT! Tamim Iqbal 25 (25) c MS Dhoni b Umesh Yadav, Imrul Kayes 5 (14)

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 31/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 24(23), Imrul Kayes 4(13)

Mohit Sharma comes into the attack now. DOT. He has bowled well throughout this World Cup so far. ONE. Outside edge to third man. FOUR! Tamim steps out and goes over point! TWO. Short ball, and this time Tamim pulls it over midwicket. Good fielding. ONE. The ball flew down to third man but it was well short of Ashwin. DOT. Kayes defends this off the back foot.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 23/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 17(20), Imrul Kayes 3(10)

Umesh Yadav again. DOT. Kayes tucks it away, no run. DOT. Kayes is not able to get the ball away here. THREE. He’s finally away! A misfield at cover allows him to take three. Good effort in the deep. DOT. Tamim Iqbal is looking good here. DOT. Defended to cover. DOT. Played to square leg.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 20/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 17(17), Imrul Kayes 0(7)

Mohammed Shami continues. WIDE. Outside off, Tamim flays his bat, misses, too wide. DOT. Drives to mid-off. FOUR! Lovely off-drive from Tamim, gorgeous! DOT. Better line and length, Tamim plays cautiously. FOUR! Wide again from Shami, poor bowling, Tamim square-drives with panache, excellent placement! FOUR! Tamim is re-living 2007 out there, wide and overpitched, all Tamim needed was to place it through cover, great going! DOT. Places to mid-wicket, Imrul is keen on giving Tamim strike but cannot.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 7/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 5(11), Imrul Kayes 0(7)

Umesh Yadav again. DOT. Pitched up by Umesh, “that’s the length to bowl,” says Manjrekar, it went across Imrul. DOT. Right on target, Imrul defends. DOT. Imrul tries to slog (why?) but misses. DOT. Excellent line and length from Umesh, he is not giving an inch away. DOT. Excellent bouncer! That one speeds towards Imrul’s chest after pitching, he fends, could have been a catch if there was a fielder. DOT. Straight and fast, an excellent maiden over.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 7/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 5(11), Imrul Kayes 0(1)

Mohammed Shami continues. DOT. Shami starts off with a bouncer. WIDE. Outside leg, this time he does not get away with it. WIDE. Way out of reach again. DOT. Shami is back, right on the channel, Tamim lets it go. TWO. Once again Shami deviates a bit, Tamim has no problem in flicking behind square-leg. DOT. Plays to cover-point, but cannot beat an alert Jadeja. DOT. Plays to wide mid-wicket, once again too straight from Shami. DOT. Tamim lets it go through to MSD.

Live cricket score Bangladesh: 3/0 (Target: 303) | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal 3(5), Imrul Kayes 0(1)

Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal have walked out. to the centre. Umesh has the new ball. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. DOT. Tight line outside off. TWO. Slightly short, Tamim pulls, Bangladesh are off. DOT. Tamim flicks casually, Umesh is yet to find that channel. DOT. Bang on target, Tamim defends off the back-foot. ONE. Short again, Tamim pulls, easy single, there. DOT. Thuds into Dhoni’s gloves, stifled appeal.


They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Rohit showed exactly how tough he was today. India recovered from a very dicey 115 for three to post a commanding 306 for six. Suresh Raina played a gem of an innings as well. The Rohit-Raina show is what ensured a big total for India. For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain were excellent with the new ball before losing the plot at the death. Shakib Al Hasan as excellent as usual. It’s now up to Mohammed Shami and co. to ensure Bangladesh don’t spring any surprises. In case you missed out on any of the action, don’t worry. You can read Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report, live from the MCG, here: Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina propel India to 302/6 vs Bangladesh in 2nd quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne


Live cricket score India: 302/6 | Overs 50

BATSMEN: Ravindra Jadeja 23 (10), Ravichandran Ashwin 3(3)

Final over of the innings now. Rubel Hossain to Ashwin. ONE. Short and wide, Ashwin just puts bat on ball and it flies to third man. ONE. Can’t get it past covers. ONE. Good yorker, worked it away to mid off. ONE. Another good ball, Jadeja just gets it to midwicket, and it’s 300 for India! At one stage even 260 looked tough for India. ONE. Slapped to mid on. ONE. Played to cover, a great last over from Rubel.

Live cricket score India: 296/6 | Overs 49

BATSMEN: Ravindra Jadeja 20 (7)

Taskin Ahmed again. TWO. Jadeja chips it just short of mid off, and they’ll get a single for the over throw. FOUR! Yorker again, but this one was on his legs, and Jadeja works it away well to fine leg. FOUR! Horrible, terrible, pathetic fielding! What should have been just two ended up going for four! Jadeja clips it away to midwicket and Imrul Kayes lets it go right by him! Mortaza is absolutely furious. ONE. Jadeja tries to go over the on side, gets an inside edge for a single. What can Dhoni do now? TWO. Goes through long on but will only get two. It was nowhere near the middle. OUT! And Dhoni gets an outside edge off the pull, he’s caught at point.

OUT! MS Dhoni 6 (11) c Nasir Hossain b Taskin Ahmed

Live cricket score India: 283/5 | Overs 48

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 4 (9), Ravindra Jadeja 9 (3)

Here’s Shakib Al Hasan. MS Dhoni on strike. DOT. Good ball, slow and with a bit of spin. DOT. Great ball again, slow and just a bit short. ONE. Down to long on. Great bowling from Shakib. What can Sir Jadeja do? FOUR! Oh dear, it was a great ball, Jadeja manages to get a thick edge down to third man though. FOUR! Short this time from Shakib, and Jadeja throws his bat at it! Screams through covers there! ONE. Jadeja will keep strike.

Live cricket score India: 273/5 | Overs 47

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 2 (5), Ravindra Jadeja 0(0)

Taskin Ahmed again. ONE. Dhoni gets it away on the leg side. DOT. Hit to the man at point. Another inch and it could have been four more though! WIDE. Too short. SIX! Short ball, and pulled away over long off! FOUR! Short again, pulled again, this time over square leg for four! DOT. Rohit looked to go through covers, but the ball dipped on Shakib. He doesn’t throw it away though. Last ball now. OUT! That is a beautiful yorker from Taskin Ahmed! But a superlative innings comes to an end.

OUT! Rohit Sharma 137 (126) b Taskin Ahmed

Live cricket score India: 261/4 | Overs 46

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 127 (121), MS Dhoni 2 (5)

Rubel Hossain the bowler now. DOT. Good yorker, Rohit can’t get it past mid off. SIX! What a shot! Pure class, pure talent! This is why Rohit Sharma is rated so highly! A mere extension of the arms over long off. FOUR! Short ball, and pulled away over midwicket. Rohit is turning it on as only he can. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Short ball, and Dhoni pulls it away to fine leg. FOUR! Rohit is just toying with Rubel here, picked the gap on the off side between cover and long off!

Live cricket score India: 245/4 | Overs 45

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 112 (116), MS Dhoni 1 (4)

Taskin Ahmed again. DOT. Dhoni can’t get it away. DOT. Tried to cut it away, but can’t get it off the square. ONE. Dhoni gets it through square leg. TWO. Short ball, Rohit pulled, and Dhoni called for two right away. ONE. Nicely played for a single. DOT. Short and wide.

Live cricket score India: 241/4 | Overs 44

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 109 (114), MS Dhoni 0 (0)

Mashrafe Mortaza again. ONE! Raina plays it to square leg. ONE! Rohit plays it to covers, a bad misfield costs Bangladesh a single. TWO! Raina charges down the track and lofts the ball over Mortaza’s head, it falls short of the man on the fence. DOT! Raina plays a tired shot. OUT! Raina top edges the ball after he tries to smash the ball across the line. It goes up in the air and Mushfiqur Rahim goes back a few steps and collects a safe catch. FOUR! beautiful shot through coves for a boundary from Rohit.

Suresh Raina c Rahim b Mortaza 65 (57)

Live cricket score India: 233/3 | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 104 (112), Suresh Raina 62 (53)

Shakib Al Hasan again. DOT. Beaten outside off. Big appeal but it was nothing. ONE. Played down to long off. DOT. Raina looked to go big, but couldn’t make contact. ONE. Full toss, it hit the toe of his bat. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Down to long on.

Live cricket score India: 229/3 | Overs 42

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 102 (109), Suresh Raina 60 (50)

Mashrafe Mortaza again. ONE. Short and wide, Rohit can only get it away for a single. FOUR! Lovely shot, Raina walks outside off, and flicks the slower ball over square leg for a boundary! Classy batting! ONE. Played to fine leg. ONE. Quick single. Rohit on 99 now. ONE. Played to long on. Rohit on 99, last ball. TWO, NO BALL. And there it is! Superb century here for Rohit! And it was a no ball as well, since there weren’t enough fielders in the circle. ONE. Played to long on.

Live cricket score India: 217/3 | Overs 41

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 97 (105), Suresh Raina 54 (47)

Shakib Al Hasan continues. ONE. Raina worked it away to square leg. ONE. Easy single down the ground again. ONE. That’s 50 for Raina! Short ball, and he pulls it to square leg. FOUR! Outside edge again, and this time Rohit gets four to third man. ONE. Played to cover. Last ball now. FOUR! Poor ball, short outside leg, and Raina was quick to pull it away.

Live cricket score India: 205/3 | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 91 (102), Suresh Raina 48 (44)

Rubel Hossain again. ONE. That was a good ball, the first sign of serious reverse swing we have seen. Played on the off side by Rohit. ONE. Played to mid off. DOT. Played to point. OUT! Rohit has played it down the throat of the fielder at midwicket. WAIT! IT’S A NO BALL! Oh dear oh dear, it’s called no ball for height too. Rohit survives. TWO. Raina pulls, gets a bit of a top edge, but there’s no one to take it. Shakib was running back, but he didn’t get there. FOUR! And Raina gets this one through covers! India really turning it on now! ONE. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score India: 194/3 | Overs 39

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 89 (99), Suresh Raina 40 (40)

Taskin Ahmed comes on now. TWO. Suresh Raina works it away on the leg side and scampers through, great calling. Hang on, the rain is coming down now, the batsmen are walking off. The players are back on now. Taskin back at the bowling mark, but where are the batsmen? They are walking out now after everyone else is on the field! Luckily there wasn’t much of an interruption. Raina will take strike. ONE. Played to square leg. FOUR! Outside edge and Rohit gets four more! Not quite where he wanted it, but he’ll take it! ONE. Played to third man. ONE. Quick single to fine leg. Last ball now. ONE. Drop and run.

Live cricket score India: 184/3 | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 83 (96), Suresh Raina 36 (37)

Rubel Hossain continues. ONE. Raina went for a slog but got an inside edge to square leg. ONE. Nicely played to mid off. FOUR! Full toss on the leg stump, and Raina will milk that away all day long. Poor ball from Rubel. ONE. Quick single again. These two are ensuring there aren’t too many dot balls. ONE. Short and wide, cut away to third man. ONE. Nicely done to end with.

Live cricket score India: 175/3 | Overs 37

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 81 (94), Suresh Raina 29 (33)

Shakib Al Hasan continues. But he’s bowling to Suresh Raina. Midwicket will be in business. SIX! There we go! Over long on! Raina knew there was a fielder there, but he also knew his own strength! DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Quick single again. DOT. Nicely bowled, Rohit looked to defend but got an inside edge. DOT. Played back to the bowler. FOUR! Swept away over square leg for another boundary! Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina bring up 50-run stand against Bangladesh in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 164/3 | Overs 36

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 77 (91), Suresh Raina 22 (30)

The batting powerplay is now on. FOUR! Suresh Raina starts off playing this one over cover, it’s his favourite shot! DOT. Slower ball, played back to the bowler. FOUR! That was terrific placement, it went right between point and third man for four! DOT. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score India: 155/3 | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 77 (90), Suresh Raina 13 (25)

Nasir Hossain again. DOT. Raina defends. DOT. Plays it back to the bowler.  ONE. Raina wants another, but Rohit tells him to cool it. ONE. Played to cover. DOT. Played to fine leg. ONE. Down to long off.

Live cricket score India: 152/3 | Overs 34

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 76 (89), Suresh Raina 11 (20)

Mashrafe Mortaza again. DOT. Played to the on side by Suresh Raina. DOT. Huge appeal from Mortaza, turned down by the umpire, but Mortaza is confident. He goes for the review. It pitched outside leg though, marginally. So it won’t be out! Decision stays with the batsman. Mortaza is disappointed. DOT. Good ball, Raina looks to play it down third man but it bounced and beat the outside edge. ONE. Played to point off the back foot. FOUR. It was an outside edge, but Rohit played that one deliberately. DOT. Can’t get it past point.

Live cricket score India: 147/3 | Overs 33

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 72 (87), Suresh Raina 10 (16)

Nasir Hossain bowling again. ONE. Down to long on. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Can’t get it away. ONE. Quick single to square leg. ONE. Played to the leg side behind square. Last ball now. ONE. Defended but the ball goes down to long off. Video: Virat Kohli’s dismissal and Rubel Hossain’s celebration in India vs Bangladesh quarter-final match

Live cricket score India: 143/3 | Overs 32

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 70 (85), Suresh Raina 8 (12)

Mashrafe Mortaza continues now. Rohit looks like he’s picking his spot. FOUR! Short and wide, and Rohit goes hard at that to get four over point! THREE. It should have been a regular couple, but the overthrow thanks to Mushfiqur allows another run. ONE, LEG BYE. Past the wicketkeeper. TWO. Rohit drops this toward short midwicket and sets off immediately. Good intent from India. DOT. Defended on the front foot. ONE. Single down third man.

Live cricket score India: 132/3 | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 60 (80), Suresh Raina 8 (11)

Naser Hossain continues. ONE down to long off by Rohit. DOT! Raina plays it back to the bowler. ONE! Quick single towards covers. WIDE down the leg side. ONE down to long off after a slight misfield from the bowler. ONE! Raina plays it to long off. ONEto finish the over. Rohit Sharma aims big following half-century against Bangladesh in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 126/3 | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 57 (77), Suresh Raina 6 (8)

Taskin Ahmed again. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Down to fine leg. Good shot though from Raina. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played to long off. ONE. Played to third man. FOUR! Outside edge down to third man!

Live cricket score India: 120/3 | Overs 29

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 56 (74), Suresh Raina 1 (5)

Suresh Raina comes in now. Nasir Hossain is the bowler again. DOT. Raina can’t get it past mid off. DOT. Swept right to fine leg. DOT. Played to the bowler. FOUR, BYES! Outside leg, and that one goes down fine leg to the boundary. Aleem Dar meanwhile is in some discomfort. It seems he has been bitten by an insect of some sort. Bit of medical assistance for him on the field. Hopefully its nothing serious. We’re back to action now. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Played back to the bowler.

Live cricket score India: 115/3 | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 56 (73)

Taskin Ahmed again. FOUR! Rohit Sharma plays the shot of the day, flicked away through midwicket in excellent fashion. Short, and Rohit pulls it away for a single. Could this be the start of India’s resurgence? DOT. Played to cover. ONE. Slower ball outside off, driven away by Rahane. Incidentally, Rohit’s average at MCG is the second best among all batsmen with over 250 runs at the ground! ONE. Played on the on side. The average is over 80 at the moment. OUT! Oh dear, Rahane has thrown it away! Rahane looked to go big, got it only as far as Shakib! Taskin and Mortaza bump chests and both fall! As far as celebrations go that wasn’t the most graceful.

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane 19 (37) c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed

Live cricket score India: 108/2 | Overs 27

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 50 (70), Ajinkya Rahane 18 (34)

Shakib Al Hasan to Rohit. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Steps out and drives inside out for a single. Rohit moves to 49. ONE. Rahane hit that one really well but he picked out the fielder. It was short and pulled away. ONE. Played to long-on, and that’s Rohit’s 26th ODI fifty! This has been a high quality innings in a lot of pressure. DOT. Played to short square leg. DOT. Can’t get it past Shakib.

Live cricket score India: 105/2 | Overs 26

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 48 (67), Ajinkya Rahane 17 (30)

Taskin Ahmed again. DOT. DOT. Played to long off. DOT. Played to mid on. DOT. Once again, he can’t get it past the fielder. TWO. Played to midwicket. That’s 100 up for India. It has taken far longer than they would have liked. FOUR. Off the outside edge to third man, first boundary in a very long time!

Live cricket score India: 99/2 | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 48 (67), Ajinkya Rahane 11 (25)

Shakib Al Hasan again. ONE. Rahane gets an edge but he gets a single for it. ONE. Quick single, great running. ONE. This is good batting here, the batsman gets another quick one. DOT. Looking to drive, got an inside edge. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Can’t get it past square leg.

Live cricket score India: 96/2 | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 47 (62), Ajinkya Rahane 10 (23)

Taskin Ahmed continues now. DOT. Can’t get it past the fielder. DOT.  Doesn’t get it past square leg. DOT. Once again can’t get it away. DOT. Defended back to the bowler. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score India: 89/2 | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 45 (59), Ajinkya Rahane 5(15)

Rubel Hossain again. ONE. Cut away, quick single. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Played through cover. DOT. Played to third man. ONE. Played to square leg, quick single.

Live cricket score India: 86/2 | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 43 (56), Ajinkya Rahane 4(12)

Shakib Al Hasan continues. DOT. Defended back to the bowler. DOT. Can’t get it past the in-field. ONE. Down to long on. Defended again. DOT. Looks to play it through the off side, but doesn’t get it away. ONe. Down to long on. India look to settle down following 2 quick dismissals against Bangladesh in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 84/2 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 42 (53), Ajinkya Rahane 3(9)

Rubel Hossain again. DOT. Ajinkya Rahane defends with the full face of the bat. DOT. Played to the man at mid on. ONE. Quick single to square leg. ONE. Pulled away to square leg by Rohit Sharma. DOT. Inside edge, Rahane lucky that it didn’t go on to the stumps! ONE. Nicely worked away to midwicket.

Live cricket score India: 81/2 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 41 (52), Ajinkya Rahane 1(4)

Shakib Al Hasan continues. ONE. Played to square leg by Rohit Sharma. DOT. Defended off the front foot. ONE. Ajinkya Rahane is off the mark now. DOT. Rohit steps out to defend, the ball doesn’t spin and hits the front pad. Bit of an appeal but it was nothing. DOT. Played back to the bowler.

Live cricket score India: 79/2 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 40 (49), Ajinkya Rahane 0(1)

Rubel Hossain again. WIDE. Too short, and Virat Kohli ducks but that was way over his head. DOT. Defended away. DOT. Defended off the front foot. DOT. Played to the fielder at cover. DOT. Played to point.  OUT! Kohli caught behind, this is a massive wicket! Tremendous scalp! Rubel got the ball to move away just a little, and Kohli goes hard at it. Outside edge through the ‘keeper. In walks Ajinkya Rahane. DOT. Outside off, and Rahane leaves it alone.

OUT! Virat Kohli 3(8) c Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain

Live cricket score India: 78/1 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 40 (49), Virat Kohli 3(3)

Shakib Al Hasan into the attack now. ONE. Played to long on. TWO. Played to point. OUT! Shakib gets the first victim! Dhawan looks to cut it away but misses, his back leg leaves the crease, and Mushfiqur Rahim is quick to knock off the bails! In walks Virat Kohli, the man who averages 126 against Bangladesh in ODIs! TWO. Off the mark right away, played through covers, and Kohli was quick to come back. DOT. Played to fine leg, but doesn’t get it past the fielder. ONE. Played to long off.

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan 30 (50) st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib al Hasan

Live cricket score India: 72/0 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 39 (48), Shikhar Dhawan 28 (48)

Rubel Hossain continues. DOT. Played to the off side. DOT. That was a good short ball, Shikhar Dhawan thought about the pull but checked his shot. Lucky that it didn’t balloon away. Rubel steams in again, but Dhawan pulls away. This isn’t the first time he has done this. The Bangladesh part of the crowd boos. DOT. Good ball again, short and quick, Dhawan lets it go outside off. DOT. Short ball, Dhawan went for the pull but he missed it. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Down to third man.

Live cricket score India: 70/0 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 38 (47), Shikhar Dhawan 27 (43)

Nasir Hossain the bowler. Nasser Hussain in commentary! DOT. Shikhar Dhawan plays it back to the bowler. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played to the bowler. ONE. Taken on the full, and down to long on. DOT. He can’t get it away, picks out midwicket. SIX! This was on the cards, Rohti goes over long on with a lot of conviction! India continue good momentum against Bangladesh in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 63/0 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 32 (45), Shikhar Dhawan 26 (39)

Rubel Hossain again. DOT. Defended away to the off side. ONE. Picked off his pads for a single.  ONE. Shikhar Dhawan swivel-pulls this away to fine leg. ONE. Played away to third man. DOT. Well bowled again by Rubel. He really should have opened bowling. Last ball now. ONE. Played off his pads to square leg. India in control against Bangladesh in quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 59/0 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 30 (42), Shikhar Dhawan 24 (36)

Nasir Hossain continues. DOT. Rohit Sharma hasn’t quite taken on the off spinner. ONE. Played to long off. ONE. Shikhar Dhawan steps out and plays it to long off. ONE. Played on the on side. DOT. Played to short cover.

Live cricket score India: 56/0 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 28 (38), Shikhar Dhawan 23 (34)

Finally, on comes Rubel Hossain. DOT. Defended nicely. DOT. Nicely bowled, it was pitched up and got the leading edge from point. DOT. ONE. Short ball, and pulled away. DOT. Width on offer, but Dhawan can’t cut it away. Big miss, that was four for the taking. DOT. Played back to the bowler.

Live cricket score India: 55/0 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 27 (34), Shikhar Dhawan 23 (32)

It will be Mahmudullah. DOT. Rank full-toss, Dhawan has probably missed out, hits it back. DOT. Dhawan is cautious, plays it to mid-off. ONE. Plays down to long-off, Rohit on strike. DOT. Rohit had committed himself, beaten in flight, hits it back. TWO. Pulls to deep mid-wicket, that would have reached the fence on any other ground, they should have run a third. ONE. On-drives, easy runs. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma add 50.

Live cricket score India: 51/0 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 24 (31), Shikhar Dhawan 22 (29)

Nasir Hossain continues. ONE. Bit of a misfield from the bowler allows a single to mid on. ONE. Nicely played by Shikhar Dhawan, steps out and played down to long off. ONE. Shortish, hit back to the bowler, another fumble allows a single. DOT. Played to cover. ONE. Played to deep cover. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score India: 47/0 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 22 (28), Shikhar Dhawan 20 (26)

Mashrafe Mortaza continues. TWO. Short ball, Shikhar Dhawan pulls it but doesn’t quite get it from the middle. FOUR! That was on middle again, but well timed by Shikhar Dhawan! He plays a very Graeme Smith-like flick and finds the fence at midwicket. DOT. Outside off, there was enough width but not much pace. Inside edge to the ‘keeper on the bounce. DOT. Defended well by Dhawan. DOT. Played to the fielder on the leg side. DOT. Played to mid off.

Live cricket score India: 41/0 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 22 (28), Shikhar Dhawan 14 (20)

Nasir Hossain again. DOT. Oh good ball, he nearly went through Shikhar Dhawan’s defence! No harm done though. DOT. Defended again. DOT. Played through cover but he can’t get it past the fielder. ONE. Played to fine leg.  DOT. Played to mid on. FOUR! That’s what we expect from Rohit, steps out and driven over long off!

Live cricket score India: 36/0 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 18 (26), Shikhar Dhawan 13 (16)

Mashrafe Mortaza again. DOT. Played to cover by Rohit Sharma. ONE. Outside off, played to third man. FOUR! Short outside off, and Shikhar Dhawan’s eyes lit up. He slapped it hard and once it was into the gap it would always be four. DOT. Played to short cover. TWO. Played through cover again, but this one wasn’t as well timed. Mortaza runs in to bowl the final ball, but Dhawan pulls away. Mortaza will have to run back again. ONE. Played to third man.

Live cricket score India: 28/0 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 17(24), Shikhar Dhawan 6(12)

Nasir Hossain (not the former English captain) comes on to bowl now. Interesting choice, the off-spinner. ONE. Played to long on by Shikhar Dhawan. DOT. Defended on the front foot. DOT. Defended on the front foot. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Played to long on. DOT. Played to cover. India playing sensibly against Bangladesh in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 26/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 16(20), Shikhar Dhawan 5(10)

Mashrafe Mortaza continues. DOT. Dhawan, facing only his seventh ball, plays it back to the bowler. DOT. Outside off, and Dhawan plays it to short point. ONE, LEG BYE. Pitched on his pads, but Dhawan can’t get it away. DOT. Bowled on middle stump, played to short midwicket. ONE. Lovely shot, played back with the full face of the bat, but just one. Dhawan stumbles while running but he makes it in time. ONE. Drop and run for Dhawan.

Live cricket score India: 23/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 15(18), Shikhar Dhawan 4(6)

Taskin Ahmed again. DOT. Good ball, pitched up, and defended back to the bowler by Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Short again, and Rohit is an excellent puller, he was quick to latch on to that one! DOT. Defended to the fielder. DOT. Oooh, a play and a miss. Taskin getting the ball to move just a bit and beats Rohit outside off. TWO. Picked away over square leg, Taskin strayed on his pads there. DOT. Short ball, and Rohit lets it go.

Live cricket score India: 17/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 9(12), Shikhar Dhawan 4(6)

Mashrafe Mortaza continues. FOUR! Straight down the ground! Rohit offers the full face of the bat! DOT. Short ball, and played back to the bowler. DOT. Played to cover. DOT. Defended to cover. DOT. Defended off the back foot. Last ball of the over now. ONE. Edged down to third man, but all along the ground. India off to a good start against Bangladesh in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live cricket score India: 12/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 4(6), Shikhar Dhawan 4(6)

Taskin Ahmed opens the bowling at the other end. Remember, he took a fifer against India on ODI debut! DOT. Good ball, short and quick, Shikhar Dhawan lets it go past his face. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Good line, it’s that probing one just outside off, but left alone once again. Good bowling from Taskin. DOT. Played to point, Dhawan is looking just a tad tentative. DOT. Strays on the pads, but he missed out on that one. FOUR! Great shot to end the over, it was pitched up on off, and driven crisply through covers!

Live cricket score India: 8/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 4(6), Shikhar Dhawan 0(0)

Mashrafe Mortaza streams in. Rohit Sharma on strike. FOUR! Just like the 2011 World Cup, India have started with a boundary! Poor ball though, it was wide and Rohit had to just put bat to ball. Screamed away through point. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Oh good ball, that one beat Rohit outside the off stump, it just went past the edge. DOT. Defended to the off side. FOUR, LEG BYES. Poor ball, down leg, and Rohit will feel he’s missed out on four easy runs. India still gets them though, off his pads. DOT. Played to the leg side.


India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the second quarter-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne on Thursday.

Dhoni: We want to bat first and put runs on the board. There is scope of improvement and if we manage to do what we have done we will be pleased. Every team that is in this round is good and you have to respect them. At the same time you have to be confident about it. Mashrafe: I am in for Taijul Islam. We also wanted to bat first. We are confident of good performance. We have to stop the twos and threes and field well. Rubel and Taskin have bowled at good pace.

TEAMS:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

The toss is just about to take place. Win the toss and bat, says Shane Warne. He adds, “Absolute no brainer.” Rahul Dravid opines: You don’t want to be in a tricky situation of chasing a big target. There are showers expected from 6-10pm local time and the reports from Melbourne suggest that the second innings is likely to be ‘heavily affected’ because of that. Does that mean the team that bats first will be benefited? Okay, so the legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has picked India as the favourites to win this quarter-final!

Indian fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ahead of the quarter-final clash. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya
Indian fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ahead of the quarter-final clash. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya

Raina: It was great to score the century. We are in QF, we have done all the preparations and we want to keep it very simple. To be honest we had a meeting yesterday and there was lot of calmness. Every one is excited to play in the QF. We don’t have anyone in the top-scorers in the top five but we have created lot of partnerships. We want to go out there and execute our plans.  MS Dhoni and his team are warming up with a light game of football ahead of the big clash. Toss is about 25 minutes away!


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second quarter-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between India and Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will bring you over-by-over updates of this match. India are unbeaten so far, having won all their six games and topping Pool B. On the other hand, Bangladesh edged out England to take them to their first ever knockout in World Cup. READ: India must guard against complacency moving ahead in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Around 30,000 Bangladeshi fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya
Around 30,000 Bangladeshi fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya

India are clear favourites for the game, and will look to secure their 11th consecutive World Cup match victory. That said, despite their undoubted superior strength, they would be wary of the giant-killers Bangladesh. Social media, especially from Bangladesh, has been quick to remind one and all that as far as World Cup records go, India and Bangladesh have an equal record against each other. Added to that is the interesting fact that India have never beaten Bangladesh in the month of March. READ: India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter-final 2: Key Battles

MS Dhoni is India’s lone survivor from the team that suffered a shock defeat to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup. On the other hand, Bangladesh have four players from that match in skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and Mushfiqur Rahim. While there is a lot of talk about that game and Bangladesh’s victory in the Asia Cup 2012, this is a different setting and history wouldn’t have as much of a bearing. That said, if at all Bangladesh look to past performances, they ought to be terrified of one man — Virat Kohli. READ: Virat Kohli’s tremendous record against Bangladesh will add another dimension to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter-Final 2

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be helped by the fact that the boundaries at MCG would be way back, which would help them challenge the batsmen to go over the top. They had delivered a good performance against South Africa, which would hold them in good stead. There may be a chance of some part-timers also bowlers. Raina had a long bowling session in the nets on the eve of the game. The fast bowlers — Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma — continue to be the in-form department and need to carry on the good work. READ: India would know the dangerous qualities of the Bangladeshi quartet in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final

On paper, India are stronger than Bangladesh, but the latter back themselves to do well. Shakib Al Hasan, their star all-rounder, said that they need to play fearless cricket in order to beat India. “We played fearless cricket (in 2007 and 2012). We all want to play that brand of cricket that we did. So far in this World Cup we’ve been doing it. If we do exactly what we did against England and New Zealand, I think we’ll have a very good game,” Shakib said a couple of days before the game. READ: Five reasons why Bangladesh will beat India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final

For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah has been their best batsman in this tournament with his two consecutive centuries. Mushfiqur and Shakib also need to fire as they have troubled India in the past. In Soumya Sarkar, they have a young batsman at the top, who plays fearless cricket. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes need to join the party and set a platform for those to follow. Know More: India vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter Final 2 at Melbourne

The pitch at the MCG looked a batting beauty on the eve of the game and seems to have runs on offer. At the end of the training session, skipper Dhoni walked up to the wicket and had a close look at it. Wonder what he was thinking. If you win the toss, bat first and put up a big score. That should be the key to win. India are the favourites, but there is always a danger lurking when the Bangladesh team is confident. READ: India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Quarter-Final 2 at Melbourne: Key points for India ahead of the big game

Teams:

India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed

Catch the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Quarter-Final 2 at Melbourne