CWC 2019 Recap: Rohit, Bumrah help India seal semi-final berth; Bangladesh eliminated
A Cricket World series, CWC 2019 Recap looks at all the high-octane encounters from the last year's ODI World Cup: from Jofra Archer's bouncers to Rohit Sharma's hundreds and from Mitchell Starc's yorkers to Virat Kohli's antics.
India 314/9(50 Overs) - Rohit Sharma104 (92), Kl Rahul77 (92); Mustafizur Rahman5/59(10), Soumya Sarkar1/33(6)
Bangladesh 286(48 Overs) - Shakib Al Hasan66 (74), Mohammad Saifuddin*51 (38); Jasprit Bumrah4/55(10), Hardik Pandya3/60(10)
Result - India won by 28 runs
Entering into the 40th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, India needed a win to make it to the semis while Bangladesh had to win it at all costs to remain alive in the competition. India succeeded in getting what they were after but it was not without a stiff fight from the Tigers.
The game had not even reached the 30-over mark when the Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 180 runs and India were on the route to bat Bangladesh out of the game. But, as had become the pattern in the tournament, Rohit departed for 104, just after crossing the milestone and the Indian momentum took a hit.
Mustafizur Rahman bagged a fifer and kept India 30-40 runs short of what they looked likely to achieve. Still, 315 was never going to be easy for the Tigers.
They started off a bit slowly with Soumya Sarkar taking his time. Shami struck within the PowerPlay and Shakib then took charge as wickets kept falling at the other end. The tables turned after his dismissal. But just when things looked under control, Sabbir Rahman and Saifuddin gave India a serious scare.
Had it not been the back to back booming yorkers from Jasprit Bumrah to get rid of the No 10 and 11, things could have been different. This was the sixth consecutive ICC event where India reached the semi-finals.