ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Quarter-Final: Bangladesh v India at Melbourne, Mar 19, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd quarter final
India won by 109 runs
Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (neutral venue)
19 March 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RG Sharma b Taskin Ahmed 137 223 126 14 3 108.73
46.6 86.0 mph, ends the Rohit special with a full, inswinging delivery which the right-hander looked to glide away through third man as he got low. Ends up playing this one on after the ball hit the ground. Ends one of the all-time best knocks for India in a crucial World Cup match 273/5
View dismissal S Dhawan st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 30 74 50 3 0 60.00
16.3 51.4 mph, comes down the track to try and drive Shakib through the covers, but the flight beats him as he went with the down swing. Mushfiqur is alert to the stumping chance as he collects this before whipping off the bails in a flash. The back foot looked like it might be dragging outside of the crease. Replays show that Dhawan indeed has his back foot outside the crease when the bails were successfully removed. Huge roar from the Bangladeshi contingent at the MCG as Shikhar is given his marching orders 75/1
View dismissal V Kohli c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 3 6 8 0 0 37.50
17.5 88.3 mph, Kohli is gone. Bangladesh have a big wicket here. Delivers a fullish length delivery, pitched wide outside off, as Kohli is instinctively drawn into the drive, with the ball catching the outside edge to fly over to the keeper, who is able to take a good, low catch to this right to pluck a huge, huge wicket for the Bangla tigers. There was some away shape to the ball, which also played a part in the dismissal 79/2
View dismissal AM Rahane c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 19 38 37 1 0 51.35
27.6 87.4 mph, fuller delivery, outside off, and Rahane's struggle has come to an end as he mistimes the loft over extra-cover, with the bat turning in his hand, as the ball ends up just to the left of Shakib, who dives in the end as he claimed it. Bangladesh cock-a-hoop after that dismissal. India looking in some trouble now at 115 for 3. Hilarity ensues as Taskin and Mashrafe went for the celebratory chest-bump, which they fail on the first occassion, before trying again to save face. This time however, they both fail miserably as Taskin slips. Comical end to a key wicket there for Bangladesh 115/3
View dismissal SK Raina c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 65 81 57 7 1 114.03
43.5 70.6 mph, looking for the almighty heave over midwicket, but ends up top-edging this length delivery high over his head, with Mushfiqur, who called it early, having to take a few paces back before settling under it nicely. Ends an integral knock from Raina, who has really put India into a strong position here in the latter overs 237/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Nasir Hossain b Taskin Ahmed 6 28 11 0 0 54.54
48.6 85.1 mph, looking for quick runs with a thwack through the leg side to this shortish length, but ends up getting a leading edge high over towards the cover point region, with the fielder getting under it rather comfortably in the end 296/6
RA Jadeja not out 23 15 10 4 0 230.00
R Ashwin not out 3 5 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 3, nb 2) 16
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 239 mins) 302 (6.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Mashrafe Mortaza 10 0 69 1 6.90 30 10 0 (1nb)
43.5 to Raina, 70.6 mph, looking for the almighty heave over midwicket, but ends up top-edging this length delivery high over his head, with Mushfiqur, who called it early, having to take a few paces back before settling under it nicely. Ends an integral knock from Raina, who has really put India into a strong position here in the latter overs 237/4
View wickets Taskin Ahmed 10 0 69 3 6.90 30 9 1 (1w)
27.6 to Rahane, 87.4 mph, fuller delivery, outside off, and Rahane's struggle has come to an end as he mistimes the loft over extra-cover, with the bat turning in his hand, as the ball ends up just to the left of Shakib, who dives in the end as he claimed it. Bangladesh cock-a-hoop after that dismissal. India looking in some trouble now at 115 for 3. Hilarity ensues as Taskin and Mashrafe went for the celebratory chest-bump, which they fail on the first occassion, before trying again to save face. This time however, they both fail miserably as Taskin slips. Comical end to a key wicket there for Bangladesh 115/3
46.6 to RG Sharma, 86.0 mph, ends the Rohit special with a full, inswinging delivery which the right-hander looked to glide away through third man as he got low. Ends up playing this one on after the ball hit the ground. Ends one of the all-time best knocks for India in a crucial World Cup match 273/5
48.6 to Dhoni, 85.1 mph, looking for quick runs with a thwack through the leg side to this shortish length, but ends up getting a leading edge high over towards the cover point region, with the fielder getting under it rather comfortably in the end 296/6
  Nasir Hossain 9 0 35 0 3.88 28 1 1 (1w)
  Mahmudullah 1 0 4 0 4.00 3 0 0
View wicket Rubel Hossain 10 0 56 1 5.60 25 4 1 (1nb, 1w)
17.5 to Kohli, 88.3 mph, Kohli is gone. Bangladesh have a big wicket here. Delivers a fullish length delivery, pitched wide outside off, as Kohli is instinctively drawn into the drive, with the ball catching the outside edge to fly over to the keeper, who is able to take a good, low catch to this right to pluck a huge, huge wicket for the Bangla tigers. There was some away shape to the ball, which also played a part in the dismissal 79/2
View wicket Shakib Al Hasan 10 0 58 1 5.80 25 5 1
16.3 to Dhawan, 51.4 mph, comes down the track to try and drive Shakib through the covers, but the flight beats him as he went with the down swing. Mushfiqur is alert to the stumping chance as he collects this before whipping off the bails in a flash. The back foot looked like it might be dragging outside of the crease. Replays show that Dhawan indeed has his back foot outside the crease when the bails were successfully removed. Huge roar from the Bangladeshi contingent at the MCG as Shikhar is given his marching orders 75/1
  Bangladesh innings (target: 303 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c †Dhoni b Yadav 25 28 25 4 0 100.00
6.3 90.2 mph, Yadav has got his man as Tamim, chasing after this length delivery which just nips away, ends up catching the outside edge of Tamim's flashing blade, with Dhoni taking a good, low catch to his left to take it. Tamim is not convinced though as he wants the umpires to review whether this one indeed carried cleanly to the Indian captain. Shows the ball went in cleanly upon second viewing. Tamim has to go 33/1
View dismissal Imrul Kayes run out (Jadeja/Yadav) 5 31 14 0 0 35.71
6.4 Yadav to Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh falling apart here in the space of two balls as a huge mix-up between Soumya and Imrul has got the other opener back into the shed now. Soumya was guilty of ball-watching, along with Imrul, who backed up quite a bit before realising his partner had sold him down the river. Tries in vain to get back to his end at the non-striker's, but the fielder at short backward square was able to fire in a pinpoint throw at the right end as Yadav collected and flicked off the bails in time. Looks like it was Jadeja who had put in the fine work in the field 33/2
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 29 59 43 3 1 67.44
20.4 87.0 mph, how is that for a catch?! it's a rare sight to see Dhoni diving, but he has here and has plucked a one-handed screamer! Shami goes for another short ball bowled cross-seam, Sarkar looks for an encore of the ramp, but realises this is the slower bouncer. He does't have to pace to work with, he committed to the stroke too early and the ball simply runs off the open face. Dhoni moved to his left, dived full length and the ball somehow manages to find a seat in his left glove 90/4
View dismissal Mahmudullah c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 21 44 31 2 0 67.74
16.6 86.3 mph, it was a short ball, it was coming in at Mahmudullah who goes for an instinctive pull. But it seems to spew off the top edge. Yet it was travelling and seemed to lob the fielder at long leg, but Dhawan has pulled off a magnificent juggling act. Admittedly the ball popped out of his hands as he went for a reverse-cup catch. But he regrouped quickly, took the second attempt but that was when his left leg was about an inch away from disturbing the rope. He knew he has to toss the ball back into the field of play. Did that so very well and then wandered back in to pick up the catch 73/3
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c Mohammed Shami b Jadeja 10 36 34 0 0 29.41
28.2 56.0 mph, cut straight to short third man, couldn't have been an easier wicket! There was room, there was time, but there was short third man too! Shakib went on the back foot and sliced the ball from well outside off straight to Shami 104/5
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim c †Dhoni b Yadav 27 50 43 2 0 62.79
35.1 87.6 mph, it had to happen! Beware the batting Powerplay. The short ball skids onto him far too quickly for his pull, takes a leading edge while he was only midway through the stroke and simply shot straight up. Dhoni says it's mine, spreads his arms out to make sure everyone knew it and pouches it cleanly. 139/6
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman c Mohammed Shami b Yadav 30 68 40 2 0 75.00
44.6 85.6 mph, nearly popped out, but the second grab does it. India are into the semi-finals with the 100th win under MS Dhoni. Had to be a short ball to sign things off and the top-edged pull flies to long leg. The fielder got under it, but might have been a touch nervous. Hard hands meant he nearly spilled it, but he was alert enough to grab the rebound 193/10
View dismissal Nasir Hossain c Ashwin b Jadeja 35 29 34 6 0 102.94
42.6 56.4 mph, loops the ball up to tempt the drive, out it comes but Nasir has failed to keep it down. Nor did he place it. Picks out Ashwin at short cover. Time for the tail, time for some fun 189/7
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza* c †Dhoni b MM Sharma 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
43.6 85.5 mph, they've got another, Dhoni's got another! It was full and a shade outside off, Mashrafe hurts himself by staying put outside leg stump and poking at the ball. It almost runs off the face to the keeper 192/8
View dismissal Rubel Hossain c Ashwin b Yadav 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
44.4 86.2 mph, short ball consumes Rubel as Kohli shakes his head, almost sadly. Too quick for him, too straight for him to free the arms and the top edge is safely pouched at square leg 193/9
Taskin Ahmed not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 8) 10
  Total (all out; 45 overs; 182 mins) 193 (4.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets UT Yadav 9 1 31 4 3.44 37 3 0 (1w)
6.3 to Tamim Iqbal, 90.2 mph, Yadav has got his man as Tamim, chasing after this length delivery which just nips away, ends up catching the outside edge of Tamim's flashing blade, with Dhoni taking a good, low catch to his left to take it. Tamim is not convinced though as he wants the umpires to review whether this one indeed carried cleanly to the Indian captain. Shows the ball went in cleanly upon second viewing. Tamim has to go 33/1
35.1 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 87.6 mph, it had to happen! Beware the batting Powerplay. The short ball skids onto him far too quickly for his pull, takes a leading edge while he was only midway through the stroke and simply shot straight up. Dhoni says it's mine, spreads his arms out to make sure everyone knew it and pouches it cleanly. 139/6
44.4 to Rubel Hossain, 86.2 mph, short ball consumes Rubel as Kohli shakes his head, almost sadly. Too quick for him, too straight for him to free the arms and the top edge is safely pouched at square leg 193/9
44.6 to Sabbir Rahman, 85.6 mph, nearly popped out, but the second grab does it. India are into the semi-finals with the 100th win under MS Dhoni. Had to be a short ball to sign things off and the top-edged pull flies to long leg. The fielder got under it, but might have been a touch nervous. Hard hands meant he nearly spilled it, but he was alert enough to grab the rebound 193/10
View wickets Mohammed Shami 8 1 37 2 4.62 34 5 0 (4w)
16.6 to Mahmudullah, 86.3 mph, it was a short ball, it was coming in at Mahmudullah who goes for an instinctive pull. But it seems to spew off the top edge. Yet it was travelling and seemed to lob the fielder at long leg, but Dhawan has pulled off a magnificent juggling act. Admittedly the ball popped out of his hands as he went for a reverse-cup catch. But he regrouped quickly, took the second attempt but that was when his left leg was about an inch away from disturbing the rope. He knew he has to toss the ball back into the field of play. Did that so very well and then wandered back in to pick up the catch 73/3
20.4 to Soumya Sarkar, 87.0 mph, how is that for a catch?! it's a rare sight to see Dhoni diving, but he has here and has plucked a one-handed screamer! Shami goes for another short ball bowled cross-seam, Sarkar looks for an encore of the ramp, but realises this is the slower bouncer. He does't have to pace to work with, he committed to the stroke too early and the ball simply runs off the open face. Dhoni moved to his left, dived full length and the ball somehow manages to find a seat in his left glove 90/4
View wicket MM Sharma 7 0 36 1 5.14 23 5 0 (1w)
43.6 to Mashrafe Mortaza, 85.5 mph, they've got another, Dhoni's got another! It was full and a shade outside off, Mashrafe hurts himself by staying put outside leg stump and poking at the ball. It almost runs off the face to the keeper 192/8
  R Ashwin 10 1 30 0 3.00 39 0 1 (1w)
  SK Raina 3 1 15 0 5.00 8 1 0
View wickets RA Jadeja 8 0 42 2 5.25 23 5 0 (1w)
28.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, 56.0 mph, cut straight to short third man, couldn't have been an easier wicket! There was room, there was time, but there was short third man too! Shakib went on the back foot and sliced the ball from well outside off straight to Shami 104/5
42.6 to Nasir Hossain, 56.4 mph, loops the ball up to tempt the drive, out it comes but Nasir has failed to keep it down. Nor did he place it. Picks out Ashwin at short cover. Time for the tail, time for some fun 189/7

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India advanced
Player of the match - RG Sharma (India)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - SJ Davis
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - PR Reiffel

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (RG Sharma 24, S Dhawan 21, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 72/0 in 16.0 overs (RG Sharma 39, S Dhawan 28)
    • India: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 7
    • RG Sharma: 50 off 70 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: India - 132/3 in 31.0 overs (RG Sharma 60, SK Raina 8)
    • Over 33.2: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SK Raina (Struck down)
    • India: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 13
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 50 runs, 0 wicket)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (RG Sharma 21, SK Raina 28, Ex 6)
    • Rain: India - 186/3 in 38.1 overs (RG Sharma 83, SK Raina 38)
    • India: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (239 balls), Extras 14
    • SK Raina: 50 off 46 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 79 balls (RG Sharma 41, SK Raina 54, Ex 7)
    • RG Sharma: 100 off 108 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 250 runs in 45.2 overs (274 balls), Extras 15
    • India: 300 runs in 49.4 overs (300 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: India - 302/6 in 50.0 overs (RA Jadeja 23, R Ashwin 3)
    • Bangladesh innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 71/2 in 16.0 overs (Soumya Sarkar 17, Mahmudullah 20)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 139/5 in 35.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 27, Sabbir Rahman 14)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 35.6 overs (216 balls), Extras 8
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (Sabbir Rahman 13, Nasir Hossain 35, Ex 2)
    • Attendance - 51,552
 
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