India thrash Bangladesh to reach World Cup semi-final

India continued their unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup 2015 as they thrashed Bangladesh by 109 runs to reach the semi-finals here at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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This was India's 7th win in a row in the tournament. After Rohit Sharma's 137 had powered them to 302/6 in 50 overs, they bowled out the opposition for 193. (Special 100 for Dhoni)

Rohit Sharma

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5.15 PM: Semi-final 1 (March 24) in Auckland - South Africa Vs New Zealand/West Indies

Semi-final 2 (March 26) in Sydney - India Vs Australia/Pakistan

5.10 PM: A special 100 for MS Dhoni. He is only the third captain in ODI history to have 100 wins. Full story here

4.50 PM: ALL OVER. India make it 7 wins in a row at this World Cup, 11 overall (all Dhoni as captain). India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs. Umesh takes the final wicket of Sabbir. 193 all out in 45 overs. India set new World Cup record by bowling out the opposition in 7 games in a row (70 wickets in 7)

4.48 PM: WICKET - Umesh sends back Rubel for a duck with a short ball. Easy catch for Ashwin. 193/9 in 44.4

4.44 PM: 8th WICKET gone. Mohit removes Mortaza (1) caught by Dhoni. 192/8 in 44 overs

4.38 PM: 7th WICKET down. Nasir (35) goes. Jadeja gets the wicket, caught by Rohit. 189/7 in 43

4.37 PM: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played their "worst games" to quarter-finals, says Brian Lara

4.26 PM: DROPPED - Nasir (15) gets life as Shikhar puts down an easy chance off Ashwin

4.24 PM: No much happening for Bangladesh. They have given up. Just batting out overs. 165/6 in 39 overs

4.07 PM: WICKET - Rahim c Dhoni b Umesh 27. Short ball gets another wicket. Pull shot gone wrong as top-edge is well caught by Dhoni. Bangladesh 139/6 in 35.1 overs. India edging closer to semi-finals

4.04 PM: Total spectators at MCG for today's match - 51,522 (total capacity is 90,000)

4.01 PM: The required run rate is touching 11. Bangladesh 139/5 in 35 overs. 164 needed from 90 balls

3.39 PM: WICKET - Shakib (10) is the latest man to head back to the pavilion. Jadeja has his first wicket of the match. Shami in the thick of things again. He has taken the catch at backward point. 104/5 in 28.2

3.30 PM: Jadeja is bowling his first over. 4 off it. Bangladesh 95/4 in 25. 208 more to win in 150 balls

3.20 PM: India now have taken 22 wickets in this World Cup with short-balls

3.15 PM: WICKET - Superb left-handed diving catch by Dhoni. Sarkar (29) is gone. Shami has one more wicket, again with a bouncer. He is now the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 17. Bangladesh 90/4 in 20.4

3.10 PM: After 19 overs, Bangladesh 83/3. In the previous over, Sarkar hit Ashwin for a SIX, 1st of the innings. Still a long way to go for the Men in Green. Sarkar is with Shakib Al Hasan. Two left-handers at the crease and Ashwin continues

3.00 PM: WICKET - Shami strikes with a bouncer in his comeback over. Mahmudullah (21) is out. Good juggling catch at the long-leg boundary by Shikhar. He overstepped and crossed the boundary but had thrown the ball in the air and returned to complete the catch. Third umpire checked and it is fine. Bangladesh 73/3 in 17 overs

2.45 PM: Bangladesh 62/2 in 14.1, require 241 runs in 35.5 overs

2.35 PM: Suresh Raina brought into attack. Bangladesh 46/2 in 11.3

2.14 PM: WICKET - Two in two. Imrul is run out. Superb fielding and throw by Jadeja. 33/2 in 6.4

2.10 PM: WICKET - Tamim (25 off 25) is gone. Dhoni took a low catch off Umesh. It was referred to the third umpire. Tamim asked Dhoni but the latter left it to the umpires to check. A clean catch in the end. Big breakthrough for India as Tamim was looking dangerous. Bangladesh 33/1 in 6.3

2.05 PM: Mohit Sharma has come on to bowl, replacing Shami (0/17 in 3). Bangladesh 23/0 in 5 overs

2.04 PM: Rohit Sharma's father has spoken after his son's century

2.00 PM: 2 boundaries from Tamim off Shami. Bangladesh 20/0 in 4 overs. Imrul yet to open his account after facing 7 balls

1.54 PM: Will Bangladesh create history at MCG? No team has successfully chased a target of 300 and above at this ground. They are 7/0 in 3 overs now

1.46 PM: Bangladesh 3/0 in 1 over. Mohammed Shami to bowl the 2nd over

1.42 PM: 2nd innings - The players are back on field. Bangladesh need 303 to win. Tamim Iqbal and and Imrul Kayes are the openers. Umesh Yadav bowling

1.16 PM: We have to bowl really well. Cannot underestimate Bangladesh batsmen, says centurion Rohit

1.14 PM: India accelerated in the final 20 overs. They were 126/3 in 30 overs, scored 176 in final 180 balls. Final 10 overs - 97

1.13 PM: END OF THE INNINGS - India 302/6 in 50 overs. Rohit (137), the star of the show. Raina hit 65. Towards the end it was Jadeja's 10-ball 23 not out. Will be tough for Bangladesh. Full Scorecard

1.07 PM: WICKET - Dhoni out for 6. However, Jadeja has come and played a gem of an innings. Dhoni's words must have helped. He had criticised the left-hander. Last over coming up. India 296/6 in 49 overs

1.05 PM: Captain Mortaza is very animated. He is clearly upset with his fielders. Sloppy work from them

12.56 PM: WICKET - Great comeback by Taskin. Yorker disturbs Rohit's stumps. He's gone for a magnificent 137 (126). India 273/5 in 47. Jadeja joins Dhoni

12.55 PM: Rohit on the attack. India looking good for 300 plus score

12.46 PM: After 45 overs, India 245/4. With Dhoni around, team can look for 300 plus

12.45 PM: Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar is under fire. Read the story here

12.37 PM: WICKET - End of fine knock from Raina (65 off 57). India 237/4 in 43.5

12.27 PM: CENTURY for Rohit, 7th in ODIs. Gets there with a double in the 42nd over. 101 off 108

Rubel celebrates

12.22 PM: FIFTY off 46 balls for Raina. He had a century in his last game. India 217/3 in 41

12.19 PM: The no-ball signal came from Aleem Dar at square-leg. Check out the photo of the no-ball. Looks not a no-ball. Lucky for Rohit

12.17 PM: "That should have been a wicket. The ball was under the waist," says Warne

12.15 PM: Rohit (90) caught off a no-ball from Rubel. Ian Gould says ball was above the waist. But replays suggest otherwise. Tough on the bowler. Shane Warne is not happy

12.12 PM: India 194/3 in 39. Final over of batting powerplay coming up. Rohit is nearing his century, currently batting on 89

12.08 PM: India 186/3 in 38.1. Play restarts

12.06 PM: Bangladesh players are back on the field. They are waiting for Indian batsmen Rohit and Raina

11.59 AM: RAIN STOPS PLAY. India 186/3 in 38.1

11.57 AM: West Indian batting legend Brian Lara feels India can score 300 plus

11.55 AM: India 184/3 in 38. Another good over - 9 runs

11.50 AM: BIG ONE from Raina - Smashes one into the long-on stands, off Shakib. India on the attack in the powerplay overs. 11 runs from 37th over. India 175/3

11.47 AM: Good first over of powerplay - 9 runs (2 boundaries from Raina). India 164/3 in 36

11.42 AM: Final 15 overs coming up. India are 155/3 in 35. Time for five overs of batting powerplay

Shikhar out

11.38 AM: Rohit gets another boundary, guiding the ball through the slips region. He moves on to 76. India 152/3 in 34

11.34 AM: DRS time - Mortaza reviews LBW decision against Raina. Pitched outside legstump, says third umpire Steve Davis and NOT OUT decision of Ian Gould stays

11.32 AM: Watch Rubel giving a send-off to Kohli

11.30 AM: India 143/3 in 32 overs. First ball after drinks, from Mortaza, was hit for a boundary by Rohit. The opener needs to carry on till the end. Mature innings this, from him

11.21 AM: DRINKS BREAK - India 132/3 in 31 overs. Things began to change for Bangladesh after the previous water interval (72/0 in 16). India lost two quick wickets after the break. How will this pan out?

11.18 AM: 20 overs remaining. India 126/3 in 30. Usually you double the 30-over score for next 20. Will India end up with 252?

11.08 AM: Chest-bumping celebrations between Taskin and the skipper Mortaza. 1, 2 and the Taskin falls on the ground trying for third

11.05 AM: WICKET - Rahane (19) goes, caught at mid-off by Shakib off Taskin. India 115/3 in 28 overs

11.04 AM: 250 is a good score, says Sourav Ganguly.

11.03 AM: VVS Laxman wants Rohit to convert this 50 into a big hundred

11.00 AM: FIFTY for Rohit off 70 balls. India 108/2 in 27 overs

10.58 AM: India bring up 100/2 but has taken 25.5 overs. Second 50 in 98 balls. First one - in 57

10.54 AM: HALFWAY STAGE - India 99/2 in 25 overs. After 10 overs - 51/0, 84/2 in 20

10.52 AM: "India have to play really well to get 300 from here," says Sourav Ganguly. Now it is 99/2 in 24.3

10.48 AM: Taskin (1st spell 0/10 in 2 overs) is back replacing Rubel - 6-0-14-1. India 95/2 in 23 overs

10.46 AM: Not a good statistic to see for Indian fans when Kohli gets out cheaply (under 15) outside Asia. Here it is

10.44 AM: Watch both of India's dismissals here

10.43 AM: Clouds gathering over MCG. It has gone dark and lights are on. Chances of rain? India 88/2 in 22 overs

10.41 AM: Good aggressive bowling, Rahul Dravid on Rubel. Since the drinks break, Bangladesh have come back very well

10.36 AM: Excellent stuff from Rubel. Just 11 runs and a wicket from his opening 5 overs. India 84/2 in 20.2 overs

10.34 AM: Images on the big screen after Kohli's dismissal

10.32 AM: Great to see Bangladesh's body language. The believe they can win this game, observations from former Australia batsman Mark Waugh in commentary

10.29 AM: Ajinkya Rahane is in at No. 4. Two Mumbai boys in the middle - Rohit and Rahane

10.25 AM: WICKET - Double blow for India. Rubel gets Kohli caught by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur for 3 (8). He played away from the body. Wide delivery. India 79/2 in 17.5. Big celebrations by Bangladesh players

10.21 AM: Virat Kohli is the new man in. He is off the mark straightaway. The last time Kohli faced Bangladesh in a World Cup, in 2011, he hit 100*. That was his World Cup debut match. India 79/1 in 17.1

10.18 AM: WICKET - Shakib has done it, gets Shikhar stumped. Third umpire decision. Quick glove-work by Mushfiqur. Shikhar out for 30. India 75/1 in 16.3 overs

10.15 AM: Shakib Al Hasan to bowl for the first time. Can he break the partnership?

10.11 AM: DRINKS BREAK - India 72/0 in 16 overs (Rohit 39, Shikhar 28) - 7x4, 1x6. It has been all India at MCG. The openers Rohit and Shikhar have been in control. They have set a solid platform for the rest of the line-up. A total of 300 plus looks a possibility

10.05 AM: No boundary for 39 balls and Rohit breaks free with the first SIX of the innings, off Nasir. India 70/0 in 15

10.03 AM: After 14 overs, India 63/0. It is cloudy at MCG at the moment

10.00 AM: Rubel Hossain into his 2nd over. India 60/0 in 13.2 overs

9.58 AM: Some of the pictures from the match

9.55 AM: India 56/0 in 12 overs

9.52 AM: India scored 7 boundaries in the first 10 overs, 4 to Rohit and 3 to Shikhar. Bangladesh desperately looking for a wicket here. Very good surface to bat on at MCG

9.46 AM: End of mandatory powerplay. India untroubled so far. The opening 46 minutes all India's. 51/0 in 10 overs

9.45 AM: 50 up for India in the 10th over

9.44 AM: Still lot of empty seats at the MCG

9.43 AM: India 47/0 in 9 overs. Rohit 22, Shikhar 20

9.42 AM: Bangladesh giving early confidence to India, says former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar

9.40 AM: Fast outfield here at MCG. Shikhar collects another FOUR, off Mortaza. India nearing 50

9.35 AM: A boundary after 18 balls. Shikhar hits Mortaza to through the offside. Last time Shikhar played here, in group game, he got a century against South Africa. 36/0 in 7

9.30 AM: Did you know? Bangladesh have been unbeaten against India in the month of March. Read here

9.29 AM: 2 runs of Nasir's opening over. India 28/0 in 6

9.27 AM: Change in bowling. Time for spin. Nasir Hossain comes on to bowl his off-spin. Taskin 2-0-10-0

9.25 AM: India 26/0 in 5 overs. No boundaries for the last 10 balls

9.20 AM: This is a very good start for India. Rohit looking in fine touch already. India 23/0 in 4

9.16 AM: At the end of the third over, India are 17/0

9.11 AM: FOUR - Shikhar is also off the mark with a boundary off Taskin Ahmed, through the covers. India 12/0 in 2 overs

9.10 AM: Windy conditions at MCG. Not easy to bowl, says Shane Warne

9.06 AM: After 1 over, India 8/0. Two boundaries, 1 off the bat and the other from legbyes

9.03 AM: FOUR - Sehwagesque start by Rohit. First ball of the match from Mortaza is sent to the offside boundary. The same happened in 2011 when Sehwag hit the first ball to boundary in Mirpur

9.02 AM: Wishes for the Indian team from badminton player Jwala Gutta

9.00 AM: All set for the action to unfold at MCG. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma on the ground, so are Bangladesh fielders. It is 1-1 in World Cups between the sides. Bangladesh won in 2007 and India in 2011

8.58 AM: This is the pitch for today's big game

8.55 AM: Players and match officials are on the ground. Time for the National Anthems. First up is Bangladesh. Both India and Bangladesh's National Anthems written by Rabindranath Tagore

8.54 AM: Pictures from the coin toss

8.52 AM: Showers expected in Melbourne later in the day

8.43 AM: This is from spin legend Shane Warne - "India are too strong for Bangladesh". Rahul Dravid says India are under more pressure when compared to their opposition as they are expected to win

8.42 AM: Here are the official team sheets

8.39 AM: India are unchanged. Bangladesh have 2 changes, captain Mashrafe Mortaza and Nasir Hossain return 

Here are Playing XIs

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

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


8.15 AM: Toss will take place in 15 minutes. As we wait, read the match preview here

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