The Knock Out Stages of any World Cup Competition is always the best for me, the men are seperated from the boys. In the second quarter final match it was defending champions India up against Bangladesh it was always going to be a tough ask for Bangladesh being the underdogs in this game.
India winning the toss and opting to bat first posting a score of 302/6 – Rohit Sharma’s 7th ODI century (137) & Suresh Raina’s quick-fire 57-ball 65 helped India light up the city of Melbourne. Looking at that score it shows why India are defending Champions.
Bangladesh came out banging in the opening overs with some aggressive batting but once the first wicket fell it was all downhill from there with Umesh Yadav taking 4/31 to guide India to victory & setup a semi-final encounter with either co-hosts Australia or Pakistan. This was an all round performance perfect batting, bowling and fielding by India.
Captain Fantastic Mahendra Singh Dhoni also became
first Indian skipper to register
100 ODI wins putting him third behind Australian legends Alan Border and Ricky Ponting.
Will India be able to defend their World Cup title?