India beat Bangladesh to qualify for semifinals

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India thrashed Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham on Tuesday to qualify for the semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India became the second team to qualify for the semis after Australia.

Earlier after winning the toss, India scored 314 for nine against Bangladesh in the 40th match. Rohit Sharma once again scored a century to become the top scorer of the tournament. He crossed the 500-run mark in the tournament and became the second Indian batsman to amass 500 plus runs in one edition of the World Cup, after Sachin Tendulkar. He has also equaled Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara’s record of scoring four hundreds in a World Cup. However, the Indian innings once again lacked the final flourish.

Chasing 315, Bangladesh were in the hunt till the 34th over but all their hopes were dashed when Shakib Al Hasan fell to Hardik Pandya. Jasprit Bumrah got 4 wickets, while Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets. Rohit Sharma named Man of the Match (MoM).

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