Rohit Sharma fifty came off 70 deliveries including four boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 71.40 © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma’s fifty came off 70 deliveries including four boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 71.40 © Getty Images

Indian opener, Rohit Sharma scored his 26th half-century in ODIs 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. His fifty came off 70 deliveries including four boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 71.40. Currently, India are 108 for the loss of two wickets in 27 overs with opener, Rohit Sharma batting on 50 and Ajinkya Rahane on 18. Live Updates: India vs Bangladesh

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. Live Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh

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. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage