Edgbaston: India was at its fighting best when the men in blue defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs to enter the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh struggled hard to follow the target of 315 runs set by Indian batsmen in the first innings. However, Bangladesh had to bow out after scoring 286 runs.
India chose batting after winning the toss and went on to score 315 runs with no wickets in hand. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma took a century while Lokesh Rahul scored half century during India’s innings. The partnership when on to score 180 runs. Rishabh Pant had to bow out just 2 runs short of half century.
Rohit Sharma scored the 26th century of his career and the fourth century in the ICC World Cup with 7 boundaries, and 5 sixers. He has joined the list of batsman with the most number of centuries in a world cup with his dazzling 4 centuries at this world cup. He is at par with Kumar Sangakkara with 4 centuries and trails behind Ricky Ponting and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.