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)

2.30 pm: The MCG is just electric, with fans clamouring to make their voices heard. The Indian openers are ready to do battle, with the Bangladeshi fielders spread to their respective positions across the field. It will be Rohit on strike to face the wrath of Bangladesh's Mortaza

Amit Velingkar: "Both National Anthems written by Rabindranath Tagore... Feeling proud.. :) "

david: "Great point about Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore, by the way, was born in Kolkata, but his family is from what is today Bangladesh. Also the first non-european to win the Nobel Prize award in Literature. Really a jewel for both countries :)"

2.23 pm: Sharda: "There is a giant Bangladeshi flag that has been spread across a width of about 15-20 fans in one of the stands."

2.20 pm: Just to settle the competitive juices a bit, should be noted that the national anthems, which are coming up just now, are both written by famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore.

2.18 pm: Shane Warne chips in on his home ground wicket: "It's a hot day, with temperatures over 30 C. Really blustery though. Could be tricky for the bowlers. The pitch looks an absolute belter. It is absolutely rock hard. We have seen scores of 300-plus already this tournament. The average score here in the last ten matches is around 290. Whoever wins the toss would be looking to bat first."

Abdullah: "This is where the IPL makes the difference. The Indian players are used to play in fron tof huge crowd and in so much noisy atmosphere. Not many Bangladeshi players are used to this."

2.10 pm: The Bangladeshi boys enjoy playing pressure-free cricket, as do most sides, and that is something they will strive to do today at the MCG. They recognize their status as underdogs in the challenge, a moniker which they hope will propel them to make history.

Dishant: "If we keep aside the strengths of both the sides aside, still the big question is does Bangladesh have that mental toughness to win at the biggest stage playing for the first time? Huge fan following back home and soaring expectations would surely play a part today for BD."

2.08 pm: Dhoni has made a call I suspect the blue billion back home would be relishing. India have had good fortune at this ground already when you consider their recent victory over South Africa. Bangladesh struggled with the open spaces on offer in their one and only match at the G. I wonder how much of a factor that will play in today's contest?

Jose: "Harsha, Warne & Dravid out there. Are they planning to star in "Men in Black - 4"?"

2.06 pm: India going unchanged, and Mortaza comes back to lead his side.

2.03 pm: MS Dhoni and Mashrafe Mortaza are out in the middle for the all-important toss. The coin has been flipped, and a result produced. India have won the toss, and have elected to bat first. We will have all the pertinent teams news in the next little while.

Mashrafe Mortaza: "Proud of our team. First time playing quarter-finals. Hopefully give our best today."

MS Dhoni: "It just gets harder and harder. What makes it easy it to make good plans, and then try to execute them well. Looking to improve and there is still scope for that."

1.55 pm: Sharda with some more news from the ground: "There are Indian fans lining along the boundaries behind the cameramen. Crowd building up." We will also have news from the toss in just over five minutes.

analyst: "Historical comeback by sudha's husband"

1.50 pm: For a side that has made some of the most significant waves this tournament, there is precious little the media has been able to glean, something which quite irks Sharda, as she explores the damaging effect the BCCI's call for silence has been from the players and team management. Don't forget that we will also be having a live showing of Match Point in just ten minutes' time.

Sudha: "Ok dear, you may come in from the balcony, but just for this game? "

The Crystal Ball has spoken: "For some reason I just feel there are a few upsets in the offing these Quarter Finals. Whether it is today I don't know..."

bihadi: "5 things- looks more like general formula to win an ODI in Aus/NZ"

Rokib: "Another point outside the 5 mentioned by Mohammed Isam - don't mind the mind games played by Indian fans (Videos like Mauka Mauka)."

1.40 pm: Mohammed Isam drives home five key things that Bangladesh need to do in order to topple the world champions. Do you agree with his list? Chime in with your thoughts by hitting the "Commentary Feedback" link below!

Pete has thrown his hat in the ring: "Toss is important, looking at the weather forecast, would you suggest bowl first??"

Nathan: "Rohan, it's never going too far to say something is a better love story than twilight."

1.30 pm: Mashrafe and Melbourne: A better love story than Twilight. Okay, perhaps that is going too far, as Mortaza shares with Devashish about a city that has held rather discomfiting memories for him, but not for what you would necessarily expect…

Mubashir: "Shakib is yet to to fire in this worldcup. I am sensing a big one from him is round the corner, Biggest game in Bangladesh's history, and he is probably one of the biggest players in their history."

saidur: "can't wait to see and hear a buzzing crowd in MCG..Will be plenty of support for both teams. "

Sasikanth: "Jadeja has been our best bowling all rounder for a while now..Binny is neither here nor there and Axar still has some way to go before we can call him an all rounder..Jadeja has won matches for us with bat and ball..with pitches slowing down..he is going to be all the more crucial..give the guy a break.."

1.20 pm: How good was Suresh Raina's century against Zimbabwe in India's final group match? Sharda certainly hopes that it will kick on the southpaw, who has played at the international level for close to ten years now, to become India's much-needed match-winner at No. 5, a position that has not been properly filled since the storied exploits of Yuvraj Singh.

Nakul has a reasonable theory: "Indian fans are just 'fashionable late'.. don't worry, the MCG would be a lot bluer before the match starts!"

1.15 pm: Sharda has this lovely tidbit to share: "It is a bright, sunny day and the thunderstorms predicted about 24 hours ago have turned into just a lot of wind for the late afternoon and a few, probable showers. Indian fans are also starting to trickle in"

Bhakta: "Hi Rohan ! I wish Dhoni will drop non-performer Jadeja today for either Patel or Binny. Do you remember Binny took 6 for 4 against Bangla in ODI? But I know Dhoni will continue with no change in squad"

1.10 pm: Mashrafe Mortaza, who was dropped in Bangladesh's previous match against New Zealand, will return to skipper his side after recovering from a dodgy sore throat. The other spot in contention will be battled between Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam and Nasir Hossain. As if there was any surprise, Dhoni will mostly like stick to his winning formula. For even more detail, check out Devashish Fuloria's official match preview.

Mindreader: "Bangladesh should play fearless cricket...do or die...just like SL did in 1996..go for it...Bangladesh!"

1.05 pm: Sharda Ugra has chimed in from the G: "On the MCG concourse a large number of Bangladeshi fans are gathered. Cars driving into the parking lot have Bangladeshi flags being waved - either from windows or taped onto the roof. A group we met have driven down from Sydney, in one of those mini vans, say that they are expecting 30,000 fans. He mentions how they have all asked for leave, and gave the final ultimatum that if they weren't granted their wishes, they would quit anyways.The number of Indians gathering are smaller and, er, quieter."

1.00 pm: The vast, 90,000-seater cauldron that is the MCG, plays host to a highly anticipated quarter-final clash, as Dhoni's Men in Blue take on the courageous Bangla tigers. The atmosphere promises to be electric as both sides should have plenty of vociferous support, providing a carnival-like air once play kicks off.

Bangladesh, who beat England in Adelaide during the group stages to secure this prized berth, are playing their first knockout game in an ICC event tournament, while India are entering into their tenth such contest, with an enviable record of 8-1.

History, form, and popular opinion suggest a straightforward result, but Bangladesh has, in the past, proven a worthy foe, and India would be foolish to take them lightly.

I am Rohan Sharma, and I will be delighted to take you through all the day's twists and turns as Bangladesh and India face off in Melbourne, with the match commencing at 2.30 pm.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, begins in electrifying fashion as he gets the Indian factions going with a divine square drive to this wide, full delivery outside off. Brilliant start for Rohit and India are on the go

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, bowls a length delivery, just outside off, which is defended away

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, length outside off which is just a shade away from the bat as it nipped away on its line to the keeper

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, fullish length slanting in from outside off. Rohit presents a dead, straight bat in response

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 4 leg byes, straying down the pads as Rohit tickles this away through fine leg to get this to the rope. Looks like it was leg byes though upon second viewing

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, once again too straight on middle and leg as this is just nudged away to the leg side

Ram: "Talking about the MCG, it was my dream to watch a boxing day test match there and I used to awe at the ground size and atmosphere on tv. But when I visited the ground, it seems rather small than on tv. Anybody else having this feeling."

End of over 1 (8 runs) India 8/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • RG Sharma 4 (6b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 0 (0b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-4-0

Taskin Ahmed has been handed the responsibility of bowling with the other new ball

1.1

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, starts with a nervy bouncer on middle which is allowed to fly through to the keeper. Looks as if he had dragged it a touch. Its a big occasion for the young lad

1.2

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, another bouncer, along a good line which cramps Dhawan for any space

1.3

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, found a wonderful line going across Dhawan on middle and off. This one bowled just back of a length as Shikhar had no space to work with

Hari: "Open Sehwag style! (cue the music)."

1.4

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, reaches out to this back of a length going across, steering this away to the fielder at point

1.5

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, fullish length delivery, on the pads, which is left unpunished as Dhawan is late on the flick

1.6

Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, FOUR, overpitched, and in the slot, as Dhawan obliges with a sumptuous cover drive which blitzes away to the extra-cover rope

Mannie: "I somehow feel in terms of beauty and facilities Adelaide Oval is at par with MCG but what makes MCG special is its capacity."

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • S Dhawan 4 (6b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Taskin Ahmed 1-0-4-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-4-0
2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, too easy for someone of Rohit's considerable talent. Pitched up on middle and pushed straight back with the full face, as this one just gathered momentum along the carpet to find the boundary. Sheer elegance from the right-hander

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, onto the back foot now as he keeps out this back of a length outside his off peg

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, tries to guide this back of a length away off the back foot through cover, but is held by the close-in fielder

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, looks to get away a drop single towards the point region, but hits it a bit too well to the fielder

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, defends this length delivery outside of off towards the bowler

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, back of a length, outside of off, which Rohit is drawn into playing, but the extra bounce has him surprised as he opens the face a touch to run this towards the slip fielder on the bounce. Would have been interesting had it been struck firmer to the fielder

Hardik: "Not even a single single/double till now !!!"

End of over 3 (5 runs) India 17/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • RG Sharma 9 (12b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-9-0
    • Taskin Ahmed 1-0-4-0
3.1

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, full delivery, angling in on off, which is struck back to the bowler

3.2

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, FOUR, picks the vacant space at backward square as he fetches this back of a length outside off, and manupilates it away with a pull towards the square leg boundary. Smart shot with the fielder on offer

3.3

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, gets right on top of this back of a length outside his off stump

Puneet: "Sharma is in the mood today !!"

3.4

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, has a go at this full delivery, outside off, with this one straightening on him as he went for the drive

3.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 2 runs, effortless flick to this fuller length off the pads as he picks out the deep fine leg fielder

3.6

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, delivers a sharp bouncer outside of off which is called one for the over

Ranjit: "Aaaaand Puneet starts the jinxes for today!"

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 23/0 (RR: 5.75)

    • RG Sharma 15 (18b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Taskin Ahmed 2-0-10-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-9-0

Slip, short point, and a point behind him in place

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, back of a length which bends into Dhawan as he defended off the back foot

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, short length, going across, which is punched away to the short cover in place

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, length delivery on the pads which Dhawan is late on as he attempted to get it away behind square. Doesn't prevent them from running the leg bye though

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, straying on the pads as this one is tucked away towards midwicket

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, full delivery which is met with the full face as it angled in. Shikhar was late on the call though, as he slipped in an effort to make up the pace, before finally regrouping to get to the other end. Would have been a calamitous way to go had the mid-on fielder been more aware

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 run, content to run the drop single to this length delivery going across. Hustles hard to beat the fielder from mid-off, who ends up taking a shy at the stumps

End of over 5 (3 runs) India 26/0 (RR: 5.20)

    • S Dhawan 5 (10b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 16 (20b 3x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-11-0
    • Taskin Ahmed 2-0-10-0

Early bowling change for Bangladesh as Nasir Hossain is brought on

5.1

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, begins from round the wicket as Shikhar is able to steer this one tossed up outside off towards extra-cover

5.2

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, goes back over the wicket now to the right-hander, with Rohit defending this tossed up delivery on and around off

5.3

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, solid, front foot defence employed by Rohit to this one darted in on middle and off

5.4

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, fends away this one darted in on middle

5.5

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, this time is able to guide it past the bowler's right to pickup a single through long on

5.6

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, jabs away this flighted delivery, from round the wicket, with the fielder at extra-cover called into play

End of over 6 (2 runs) India 28/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • S Dhawan 6 (12b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 17 (24b 3x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 1-0-2-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 3-0-11-0
6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, rocks forward to this fuller length outside his off stump

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, which is glided away purposefully through third man

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, FOUR, gets away a cut through the deep cover region, with the timing just spot on enough to get to the rope. Nifty punch off the back foot from the Delhi southpaw

GC: "Something tells me 400 is on the cards today. There is something eerie about the way these two are playing... Lull before the storm..."

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, going across, which is jabbed away to the silly mid-off fielder. Mortaza not quite looking the part so far...

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, 2 runs, waits for this length ball to arrive to him before punching away through the covers to pickup some more runs

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 run, once again waits for this to come on to him before finessing this back of a length delivery through third man with consummate ease

Aadish Shinde. : "Rohit Sharma looks heavily inspired by Messi's footwork against Manchester city. Sublime touches and control! "

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 36/0 (RR: 5.14)

    • S Dhawan 13 (16b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 18 (26b 3x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-19-0
    • Nasir Hossain 1-0-2-0
7.1

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, continues from round the wicket to the left-hander, with Dhawan just keeping this one out that slid in from outside off

7.2

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, rock steady as he defends this latest offering from Nasir on the front foot

7.3

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, now comes down the track, before blazing away a drive to the man at mid-off

7.4

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, ekes away a run off the pads to this one sliding in on middle and leg

7.5

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, goes back over now, with Rohit content to negotiate this floated delivery towards the leg side

7.6

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, FOUR, eases down the track before lofting, with a turn of the face, over the extra-cover region. So languid as he approached the ball, before executing with precision

walehk: "The Atmosphere here at the MCG is amazing. The only other stadium i think which could compete with it would be The Camp Nou in Barcelona. (98000 capacity). Indian fans are proving to be the most supportive in this event. A lot of blue jerseys in the stands."

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 41/0 (RR: 5.12)

    • RG Sharma 22 (28b 4x4)
    • S Dhawan 14 (20b 2x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 2-0-7-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-19-0
8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, 2 runs, shortish length and Dhawan is able to pull this, albeit not in total control, over midwicket for a couple. Much too short from the Bangladeshi skipper. Really doesn't look to be bowling in full flow at the moment

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, FOUR, Wonderful timing off Dhawan's blade as he short-arm jabs this push through midwicket, getting enough on it to beat the chasing fielder to the rope. Didn't look to put a lot into the stroke, but the result is all that matters

Short midwicket and short cover in place now

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, attacks this length delivery, going across him, with the ball getting an under-edge as it went through to the keeper

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, resolute in defence as he keeps out this length delivery on middle and leg

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, fuller length, on middle and leg, which is nudged away straight to the close-in fielder on the leg side

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dhawan, no run, meets this fullish length with the full face, but picks out the mid-off fielder soon after

Nithin: "Saying about the atmosphere, Anfield of Liverpool has always amazed me, its more because of the design of construction rather than the capacity that makes it more electrifying.. #Utdfan"

End of over 9 (6 runs) India 47/0 (RR: 5.22)

    • S Dhawan 20 (26b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 22 (28b 4x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-25-0
    • Nasir Hossain 2-0-7-0

Abdaal: "Mashrafe shouldn't really be bowling. This is an important knockout match. He is less than fit. Those gentle dollies are unfair to his team (and to himself)"

9.1

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, able to nurdle a single through the long on region thanks to the mishap from the bowler in fielding the ball

9.2

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, another one which is eased away, through long on now, as the batsmen exchange ends

9.3

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, looks to punish this long hop, but ends up belting it back towards the bowler on the bounce. Still allowed the run because of the deflection from the bowler through long on

9.4

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, looks to force away a drive through the covers, but fails in his attempt

9.5

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, now guides away a run through long off to get off the strike

9.6

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, fends away this delivery darted in on middle and off to end the mandatory powerplay overs

Shishank Dahiya: "Talking about intimate stadiums, Bull Ring in Johannesburg needs a mention."

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 51/0 (RR: 5.10)

    • RG Sharma 24 (31b 4x4)
    • S Dhawan 22 (29b 3x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 3-0-11-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 5-0-25-0

The man who simply can't do wrong, Mahmudullah, has been thrust the ball by Mortaza

10.1

Mahmudullah to Dhawan, no run, begins round the wicket as he dishes a low full toss which is struck back to him on the bounce

10.2

Mahmudullah to Dhawan, no run, better from the bowler, with this one defended away towards the off side

10.3

Mahmudullah to Dhawan, 1 run, a touch shorter as Dhawan sat back to work this away through long on

10.4

Mahmudullah to RG Sharma, no run, onto the front foot to keep out this Mahmudullah special

10.5

Mahmudullah to RG Sharma, 2 runs, gets into excellent position to cart away this slider on middle and leg towards the square-leg boundary, with the boundary rider in the deep doing a superb job to save a boundary

10.6

Mahmudullah to RG Sharma, 1 run, now nudges away a run through long on to end the over

niazsakib: "what about Mirpur Sher e Bangla stadium,it may be too small compared to MCG,but the noise of the Bangladeshi fans after every ball bowled was something more than electrifying"

End of over 11 (4 runs) India 55/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • RG Sharma 27 (34b 4x4)
    • S Dhawan 23 (32b 3x4)
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0
    • Nasir Hossain 3-0-11-0

Rubel Hossain, Bangladesh's match-winner against England, has the ball

11.1

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, shortish length, outside off, which is defended away by the batsman

Square boundaries are 83 m and 78m, with the straight boundaries at around 80m

11.2

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, fulller length, just outside off, which is negotiated well by the batsman

11.3

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, nicely forward as he keeps out this back of a length outside his off stump

Varun: "Surprised to see no mention of Eden Gardens!!!"

11.4

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, short ball, outside off, which is pulled away through midwicket

11.5

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, goes after this back of a length, flying across him, but is late on the delivery. Looked ungainly as he attempted the swish

11.6

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, covers the line of this back of a length on middle and leg

Swagath Subrama: "As an Indian, you would look at the MCG and feel "What a waste of real estate!" An Indian builder could have accommodated a stadium, parking lot, and 11 floor apartment complex."

End of over 12 (1 run) India 56/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • S Dhawan 23 (34b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 28 (38b 4x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-1-0
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0

Nasir has changed ends

12.1

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, fails to get away this shot through the off side

12.2

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, now guides away a run through long off to get off the strike

12.3

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, onto the front foot as he works this away through long on

Sahas: "Speaking of grounds , being an Indian i fell in love with THE LORD'S, that lush green outfield , just an awe striking scene, if there was a beauty competition for cricket grounds then this ground is the winner"

12.4

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, onto the front foot as he keeps out this one darted in outside off

12.5

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, content to just tuck away this delivery going down middle and leg, with the ball ending up at long on

12.6

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, punches away to the man at mid-off to end another good over for Bangladesh

Abhisekh: "Surprised not to mentioned the kabaddi ground in my village. The atmosphere is just electrifying during the match "

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 59/0 (RR: 4.53)

    • S Dhawan 24 (36b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 30 (42b 4x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 4-0-14-0
    • Rubel Hossain 1-0-1-0
13.1

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, shortish length, outside off, which is fended away by the batsman

13.2

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, fullish length, just outside off, which is re-directed through the leg side for a comfortable single

13.3

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, pulls away this shortish length off his hips towards deep backward square

Amol: "Not taking enough singles/doubles between boundaries. Need to rotate strike regularly."

13.4

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, fullish length, outside off, which is run away through the gully region

13.5

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, shortish length which is tucked away on the leg side with soft hands

13.6

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, glances away a single off the pads through midwicket, but is held to just the one as he looked to return for the second

Jhankar: "Have you guys heard of Signal Iduna Park ? Most loyal fan and electrifying atmosphere. It's the homeground of Borussia Dortmund Club."

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 63/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • S Dhawan 26 (39b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 32 (45b 4x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-5-0
    • Nasir Hossain 4-0-14-0

India settling into a nice rhythm while Bangladesh continue to search for the breakthrough

14.1

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, darts in one on middle and leg which is defended on the front foot

14.2

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, hurries him with a flatter delivery that is eased away on the leg side

14.3

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, no run, tries to now get away the bowler with a drive through him, but Nasir is on top of it

14.4

Nasir Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, quicker one which is nurdled down to long on

14.5

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, negotiates this tight line towards the mid-on fielder

14.6

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, SIX, releases the pressure with a skip down the track before smoking Nasir straight down the ground to bring up the first maximum of the innings

Wahabi Bullkhan: "As a Guyanese, the best ground in the world was Bourda in Georgetown. It can be compared to Lords, says the groundskeeper and as many great players have testified. They say you could not find a crack in the outfield and it was like a green carpet rolled out."

End of over 15 (7 runs) India 70/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • RG Sharma 38 (47b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Dhawan 27 (43b 3x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 5-0-21-0
    • Rubel Hossain 2-0-5-0
15.1

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, short of a length which is defended away towards the off side

15.2

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, surprises him with a bouncer which holds up on Dhawan as he looked to keep it down, with the ball bobbling off the face towards the bowler, but luckily not near enough for Rubel to get to it

15.3

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, sends down another bouncer which is allowed to fly through to the keeper

15.4

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, no run, sends yet another quick bouncer which Dhawan looks to hook out of the ground, but seems to be a touch late on it. It flies high to Mushfiqur, who instantaneously goes up for the review, with the bowler following suit. The umpire, though, is not at all interested. Perhaps all just a big show for the possible wide? Snicko doesn't seem to show anything though

15.5

Rubel Hossain to Dhawan, 1 run, full length, on the pads, which is tucked away efficiently by Dhawan on the leg side

15.6

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, on a good length and outside off. Rohit stylishly opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man for a single

Sharda with some news from the G: "Okay the wind has picked up. The sunshine has dissipated. There is rubbish blowing across the ground which is getting Rubel angry." Also time for drinks. India setting up nicely for the assault in the later overs. Bangladesh badly need a wicket here to prevent the eventual onslaught.

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 72/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • RG Sharma 39 (48b 4x4 1x6)
    • S Dhawan 28 (48b 3x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-7-0
    • Nasir Hossain 5-0-21-0

Shakib now into the attack

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, tosses one up on leg which is guided away through long on for one

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhawan, 2 runs, opens the face to this glide through third man, hitting this into the space in order to come back for two

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhawan, OUT, 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

S Dhawan st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 30 (74m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Bangladesh into business now with the destructive left-hander back in the shed. It's not all smooth sailing though, as Virat Kohli saunters purposefully to the middle

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs, straightaway Kohli is able to get off the mark as he drills away a brace through the covers, with the ball ending up at deep extra-cover

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, glanced to short fine, sent back by Rohit

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, into position quickly to drive this one down to long on to keep the strike

SandeepPmm: "I am still getting over the fact that Sangakkara could not score a century yesterday!"

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 78/1 (RR: 4.58)

    • V Kohli 3 (3b)
    • RG Sharma 40 (49b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-6-1
    • Rubel Hossain 3-0-7-0
17.1

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, 1 wide, gets right under this sharp bouncer from Rubel, which is ultimately wided by the umpire

17.1

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, back of a length now, outside off, which is kept out by Kohli

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, length delivery, outside off, which is defended by Kohli

Dhruv Patel: "Keep calm and Kohli on!"

17.3

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, length again, outside of off, which is struck away to the close-in fielder on the off side

17.4

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, no run, short of a length, outside off, which is negotiated well by the batsman

17.5

Rubel Hossain to Kohli, OUT, 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

V Kohli c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 3 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Bangladesh have struck two in two with not much added on the board. Ajinkya Rahane has to contend with the momentum shift in Melbourne

17.6

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, short ball, outside off, which Jinks smartly allows through to the keeper

Sujan: "Kept calm and Kohli gone!!"

End of over 18 (1 run) India 79/2 (RR: 4.38)

    • AM Rahane 0 (1b)
    • RG Sharma 40 (49b 4x4 1x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 4-0-8-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-6-1

Lot more noise coming from the Bangladeshi ranks. Rohit the key here with Ajinkya looking to settle in. Can Shakib capitalise further?

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets in a good stride before tucking away this delivery sliding down through the leg side

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, nicely on the front foot to keep out this floated delivery on middle

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, content to defend this delivery spun in from outside off

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, able to get away the punch through long on to get off the hot seat

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, comes down the pitch to play a front foot defence, with the ball hitting the pad, but he was safe

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, can't do anymore than keep out this latest Shakib special on off stump

Matt: "What was in the Tigers drinks! Have come back out to take 2 big wickets after an initial poor start. "

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 81/2 (RR: 4.26)

    • RG Sharma 41 (52b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Rahane 1 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-8-1
    • Rubel Hossain 4-0-8-1

Bangladesh have done well to pull back India from their threatening start initially...

19.1

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, which is fended away on the leg side

19.2

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, fullish length, slanting in from outside off, as Rahane looked to re-direct this through mid-on, but doesn't quite get it away so

Two slips in place

19.3

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, 1 run, shortish length which is tucked away by Rahane on the leg side as they scamper for the quick single

19.4

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, pulls away this short of a length outside his off stump, getting this away quite deftly in the end through long leg

19.5

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, almost gets Rahane to drag on this length delivery which skids through on and around off, with the ball keeping low as he looked to get this away

19.6

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, 1 run, fullish length, on middle, which is flicked away through midwicket to retain the strike

Kapil: "Too early to say anything but India started well and have given it away. You just cannot relax and big games and that's what they did after 10 overs. They had to take advantage my smashing BD for a few but inexplicably, they just took the foot out of the peddle. Dhawan's game post 10 overs was just plain ridiculous"

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 84/2 (RR: 4.20)

    • AM Rahane 3 (9b)
    • RG Sharma 42 (53b 4x4 1x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 5-0-11-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-8-1
20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, tossed up on and around off as this is defended back towards the bowler

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, now looks to get away a run on the leg side, but the close-in fielders at short leg and leg slip keep him honest

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, now steers away a run through long on to get off the strike

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, dead-bats this slider on middle and leg, with the ball dropping quite close to his feet in the end

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, another one which he negotiates away softly on the off side

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, weight on the back foot as he guides this one through the long on region for one

Ignatius: "Reminds me of yesterday's match... India getting bogged down like Srilanka did in the middle overs..."

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 86/2 (RR: 4.09)

    • RG Sharma 43 (56b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Rahane 4 (12b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-10-1
    • Rubel Hossain 5-0-11-1

Superb comeback from Bangladesh so far. Rohit has slowed down quite alarmingly since the early exchanges.

21.1

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, just cuts away this length delivery outside off as they scamper the quick single

21.2

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, looks to ease away a run on the on side, but is held by the close-in fielder

21.3

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, no run, delivers a slightly back of a length on and around off which is kept out by Rahane

Abhishek Saikia: "We have to keep rotating the strike in this mid overs....Not get bogged down ."

21.4

Rubel Hossain to Rahane, 1 run, short, outside off, and punched away towards sweeper cover as Rohit takes the strike

21.5

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, keeps out this back of a length, angling in from outside off, as this one is chopped away towards the slip region

21.6

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, shortish length which is tucked off the pads behind of square as the batsmen are able to cross for the run

Bhavic: "Taking singles should not be a issue considering the size of the ground."

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 89/2 (RR: 4.04)

    • RG Sharma 45 (59b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Rahane 5 (15b)
    • Rubel Hossain 6-0-14-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-10-1
22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven expansively through the covers, but only gets a singular run added to his tally for his efforts

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 2 runs, square drives the bowler through the sweeper cover region as a misfield inside of the ring allows for the second

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, slipping down the leg side now as Rahane gets away a fine sweep. Called runs off the bat

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, eases away a single on the off side with consummate ease

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, looks to whip away a single through midwicket, but the close-in fielder is all over this

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, is late on this one which turns in from off, as the eventual inside-edge onto the pad allows for a leg bye as the ball continues on through third man

Pranav K: "Back in 2007 there was another left armer, Razzak who troubled the Indians"

End of over 23 (6 runs) India 95/2 (RR: 4.13)

    • AM Rahane 9 (19b)
    • RG Sharma 47 (61b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-16-1
    • Rubel Hossain 6-0-14-1

Taskin back into the mix now

23.1

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, short of a length, outside off, which is struck away to the short mid-off fielder

23.2

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, looks to get away a single on the on side now, but picks out the man at square-leg

23.3

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, attempts a glance off the hips, but is just not able to find the open space as square-leg hares on the ball

Arpit: "Meanwhile it has been 78 balls since the last FOUR was hit.."

23.4

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, 1 run, content to get away a single through midwicket now as the batsmen look to rotate the strike

23.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, back of a length, slanting in from outside off, as this is defended with a nice, straight bat

23.6

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, fullish delivery, outside off, which is re-directed away straight to mid-on to end the over

Ram: "Rahane looks really nervous, especially in his running between wickets, which is making Rohit nervous, the Indian team more nervous, and me EXTREMELY nervous!"

End of over 24 (1 run) India 96/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • RG Sharma 47 (63b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Rahane 10 (23b)
    • Taskin Ahmed 3-0-11-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-16-1
24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 leg bye, beaten by the flight as he looked to come down to work away a single through mid-on, but the ball ends up spinning into the pads before bobbling over to the off side

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, this one slows up on Rohit as he executed a drive on the off side, with the pair able to make it through for the run

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, helps this one off the pads through the leg side to rotate the strike once more

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, looking to steer away a single through cover, before this was mishit away towards midwicket

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, advances down before re-adjusting his stroke to defend this one back to Shakib

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, sliding down the leg side as the leg slip is able to save a certain boundary after Rohit looked to sweep this hard round the corner

Nikhilesh: "Its time to counter punch"

End of over 25 (3 runs) India 99/2 (RR: 3.96)

    • RG Sharma 48 (67b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Rahane 11 (25b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-18-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 3-0-11-0

Halfway now and India just a tick under 100. Bangladesh have been impressive so far with the ball

25.1

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, just not coming on for Rahane as he drives back this length delivery outside off to the bowler

25.2

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, another one which he looks to get away through mid-off, but is unable to find the requisite space

25.3

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, full, inswinging delivery on middle and leg, which is turned away towards the mid-on fielder

Vivek: "Would love to know what Dhoni's thinking at the moment."

25.4

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, length delivery, on middle, which is flicked away to the midwicket fielder on the ring

25.5

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, 2 runs, helps India reach 100 with a flick to the midwicket region, with the pair returning for a brace

25.6

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, FOUR, fortuitous for Rahane as he looked to punch away Taskin through the covers, but ends up getting an outside edge through the slip cordon to find the third man boundary

Vinodh Rajarama: "Can we get Ganguly out of the comm box for few overs to face the spinners?"

End of over 26 (6 runs) India 105/2 (RR: 4.03)

    • AM Rahane 17 (31b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 48 (67b 4x4 1x6)
    • Taskin Ahmed 4-0-17-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-18-1

Jarrod Kimber has got the official match attendance figure, with 42,000 fans screaming loudly at the G

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, defends away this flatter delivery on middle and leg

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, advances down to go inside-out through the covers, but the timing was not spot on

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, 1 run, gets deep in his crease to try and slam away a boundary square-off-the-wicket with a pull to the on side, but ends up finding the deep square-leg fielder

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, brings up his workmanlike fifty with a push through long on. Met with relieved cheers from the Indian contingent. Really has to put his head down as he shoulders the hopes of a nation

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, fends away this one darted in on middle and leg towards the leg side

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Rahane, no run, waits on the back foot before working this one back to Shakib, who ends up diving low to his left in his follow through to pounce on the ball

Siddhesh: "Something's gotta pop...."

End of over 27 (3 runs) India 108/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • AM Rahane 18 (34b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 50 (70b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-21-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 4-0-17-0
27.1

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, FOUR, full delivery on middle and off, and suddenly Rohit has gone back to his vintage self as he just flicks away this straight delivery effortlessly through the vacant midwicket region for a boundary. Balance was just perfect there from the Mumbai maverick bat

27.2

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, now onto the back foot to pull away the bowler through the same region. Rahane wanted to come back for the second, but Rohit put his foot down

27.3

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, no run, pitched up outside off as Rahane's hand comes off the bat handle as he looked to drive through cover

27.4

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, 1 run, full delivery, outside off, which is punched away towards the man in the deep at sweeper cover

27.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, fetches this one outside off with the pull, but is stopped in the end by deep midwicket

27.6

Taskin Ahmed to Rahane, OUT, 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

AM Rahane c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 19 (38m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

Anil: "Looks like we need Jadeja's magic with bat and ball today :-)"

End of over 28 (7 runs) India 115/3 (RR: 4.10)

    • RG Sharma 56 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • Taskin Ahmed 5-0-24-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-21-1

Suresh Raina, fresh from his match-winning century against Zimbabwe, is the new batsman for India. Nasir back on, bowling round the wicket

28.1

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, spears one in from outside off as Raina got onto the front foot to defend

28.2

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, looks to sweep this slider going down the pads past the short backward square, but fails in his attempt

28.3

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, strikes this one darted in on off towards the bowler in his follow through

Aleem Dar may have just been stung by a wasp here, folks. Doesn't look all that pleased...I know, very random indeed

28.4

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 4 byes, anyways, back to the action, and Nasir delivers this one far too down leg as Raina appears to have got some bat on it as it went down fine leg. Called byes in the end

Aleem not looking very pleased at the moment. Looks like he got stung just behind his collar

Aleem just having a quick consult with the other match officials. Looks like he will press on though. He is a tough nut

28.5

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, gets away a single through the leg side to bring Rohit on strike

28.6

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, darts in a quicker one, on middle, which is struck back to the bowler to end a rather amusing over for the players, although I suspect not one for Aleem Dar...

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 120/3 (RR: 4.13)

    • RG Sharma 56 (74b 5x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1 (5b)
    • Nasir Hossain 6-0-22-0
    • Taskin Ahmed 5-0-24-1
29.1

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, no run, waits on the back foot as he looked to glide away this short of a length delivery, going across him. Ends up not getting it too far away in the end

29.2

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, shuffles over a touch before hooking this short, leg-side delivery to the man at deep fine leg

29.3

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, fails to get away this cut to this short, wide delivery outside his off stump

Adway Lele: "Who is not pleased? Aleem Dar or the Wasp?"

29.4

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, drills this half-volley outside of off, but picks out the man at mid-off almost instantaneously. Two chances there for Rohit to get away a boundary now

29.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, dishes out a slow, wide yorker which Rohit is able to grope at and angle away through third man for a single

29.6

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, FOUR, sliver of fortune for Raina as Taskin, who has bowled quite well, gets an outside edge to this attempted drive through the covers on the up, with the ball catching the outside edge to fly past the slip to the third man rope. Could have gone to hand there, but it is four more to India's total

Kush: "Someone needs to tell India that this is a WC knockout match!!"

End of over 30 (6 runs) India 126/3 (RR: 4.20)

    • SK Raina 6 (8b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 57 (77b 5x4 1x6)
    • Taskin Ahmed 6-0-30-1
    • Nasir Hossain 6-0-22-0
30.1

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, able to get away a single through mid-off, but that was not where he intended to go as he had set him up initially for the midwicket tap

30.2

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, gets in a good stride before working this one back to the bowler, who delivers this from round the wicket

30.3

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, executes the drop single through the cover region to perfection as Rohit hares to the other end

30.4

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 wide, drags this one well down the leg side as Rohit lets it through for sundries

30.4

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, this one holds up on Rohit as he went for the push past the bowler, with Nasir running full tilt to his left in an attempt to get at this half-chance. Nasir punches the ground in frustration

30.5

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, eases away a single through the long off region

30.6

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, slams away this drifted delivery on middle towards the leg side

Naveen: "India need the drinks what Bangla tigers had in the first drinks break"

End of over 31 (6 runs) India 132/3 (RR: 4.25)

    • RG Sharma 60 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 8 (11b 1x4)
    • Nasir Hossain 7-0-28-0
    • Taskin Ahmed 6-0-30-1

Mashrafe back on now. Didn't look very good initially in his first spell..

31.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, and straight away he is sent to the backward point boundary with a fierce cut to this short and wide loosener outside off. Lucky to avoid the flying backward point fielder as this went over

31.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 3 runs, now tucks away a run on the leg side, but some sloppy backing up allows the pair to add two extra runs

31.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 leg bye, straying on the pads as Raina looked to tickle this one away fine, but the keeper is able to get his body behind it in the end. Can't prevent the leg bye though

31.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 2 runs, takes this one from outside off before placing it expertly behind of square in the vacant space as these two run the first one sublimely enough, and despite a slip from Rohit at the non-striker's, he is able to come back for the second with any undue pressure

31.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, on the front foot as he negotiates this fullish length carefully on the off side

31.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, half-volley, outside of off, as Rohit just opens the face enough to get this to a wide, third man position

Farhan: "I am sorry but Mashrafe Mortaza is the weak link in Bangladeshi bowling attack, he should not have played this match. India might target him to gain momentum and get the run-rate close to 6 an over"

End of over 32 (11 runs) India 143/3 (RR: 4.46)

    • RG Sharma 70 (85b 6x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 8 (12b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-35-0
    • Nasir Hossain 7-0-28-0
32.1

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery, on middle and leg, which is guided away through long on

32.2

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, goes round the wicket to the southpaw, with Raina easing away this delivery spun in from outside off

32.3

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, tries to get a run through the mid-on region, but fails to pick the space

32.4

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, now gets away a single just behind of square with a flick outside off

32.5

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, Rohit tucks away a run through square-leg

32.6

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, gets nicely behind this one slid in off, with the ball beating the bowler's dive to go down to long on in the end

BHARTESH: "NEED BIG SHOT"

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 147/3 (RR: 4.45)

    • SK Raina 10 (16b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 72 (87b 6x4 1x6)
    • Nasir Hossain 8-0-32-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-35-0

"India Jeetega!" (India will win!) being bellowed by the Indian contingent. Bangladesh doing well to keep them quiet so far

33.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, looks to tuck away a run on the leg side, but is held by the close-in fielder

33.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, gets far too across as Mashrafe goes up straightaway for the appeal. The umpire doesn't appear interested though, with Raina running the leg bye, but Mashrafe is adamant he has got his man. Time for a review. No bat involved when this struck the pad. Ball tracking shows this one pitching outside of leg, but only just. Looks like just over half the ball had strayed that margin. Close shout from Bangladesh. Really was so close there. Almost 51% there

33.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, really flirting with his luck here as he almost gets an outside edge to this attempt dab down through third man

33.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, able to glide away a run through backward point as he opened the face a touch

33.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, controls this dab through third man as he is able to just get this away past the keeper's dive to find the third man boundary. Pure class from Rohit

33.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, looks to execute the drop single as this one is hit away through point, but ends up timing it a bit more sweetly than he would have liked

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 152/3 (RR: 4.47)

    • RG Sharma 76 (89b 7x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 11 (20b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-40-0
    • Nasir Hossain 8-0-32-0
34.1

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, darts one in on middle and off from round the wicket. Defended by the batsman off the back foot

34.2

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, comes down before playing this one to the left of the bowler as Nasir runs full tilt to get at this delivery before they could steal a run

34.3

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, into position quickly to manipulate the ball away through midwicket

34.4

Nasir Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, drives away this delivery outside off towards the mid-off region

34.5

Nasir Hossain to Raina, no run, looks for the single through square-leg, but Rohit sends him back

34.6

Nasir Hossain to Raina, 1 run, eases away a single down to long off to keep the strike

Venkat: "Any new batsman coming in had been striking only at about 50%. Kohli, Rahane, Raina combined consumed 67 balls and scored only 32 runs."

End of over 35 (3 runs) India 155/3 (RR: 4.42)

    • SK Raina 13 (25b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 77 (90b 7x4 1x6)
    • Nasir Hossain 9-0-35-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-40-0

It's Batting Powerplay time. Make-or-break period for both sides here.

35.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, Raina makes the first move as he advances down to loft Mashrafe over the covers for a sublime boundary

35.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, shimmies over a touch to the off side before clipping away this fullish length through the midwicket region

35.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, looks for the dab through backward point, and times this sweetly enough to beat the man on the ring, and short third man, to the boundary. Mashrafe is befuddled at how that one managed to get through the two fielders?

Deepa: "It is certainly not looking easy out there"

35.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, strays on the pads now as Raina glances this one straight to the square-leg fielder

35.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, length delivery, going across, as Raina just about works this one away square off the wicket on the off side

35.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery, on the pads, which is flicked away straight to square-leg to end the over

Sam: "Good thinking by Mash to get through his overs now, and not at the death."

End of over 36 (9 runs) India 164/3 (RR: 4.55)

    • RG Sharma 77 (91b 7x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 22 (30b 3x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-49-0
    • Nasir Hossain 9-0-35-0

Some experience from the other end as Shakib is brought on

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, SIX, comes down the track and Raina sends this one high over long on with a mighty heave as this one has enough on it to sail over the rope. Raina looking to up the ante a bit now

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, now looks to get away a sensible single on the leg side, but fails to work this away

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, a touch flatter from the bowler, and angling on the pads, as this one is nurdled away through midwicket

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, slow in the air as Rohit is late on this delivery as he looked for the tap on the leg side

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, another one drifted in and holding up on Rohit as he looked to fend away

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, FOUR, uses the angle of this delivery well to slog-sweep over the close-in fielders behind square to find a boundary through long leg. Calculated risk that comes off for the right-hander

Annamalai: "@Sam - It would've been better captaincy had MASH bowled MAHM(oudullah) instead of himself, these last few overs .. "

End of over 37 (11 runs) India 175/3 (RR: 4.72)

    • RG Sharma 81 (94b 8x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 29 (33b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-32-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-49-0

Mashrafe turns to Rubel to try and prise out a wicket

37.1

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, full delivery, on middle and leg, which is clubbed away rather awkwardly through square on the leg side. Looks like he was rushed as he wanted to go for the hoick over midwicket

37.2

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, works away a run through the extra-cover region as Raina comes back on strike

37.3

Rubel Hossain to Raina, FOUR, low, full toss outside of leg and Raina is wise to it as he positions himself to get this away leg-side with the turn of the bat. Ends up racing away through long leg for a welcome boundary

37.4

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, short of a length and clipped off the pads as Raina hares to the other end

37.5

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, short and wide as Rohit slices this away through third man, but the man in the deep is able to get behind it comfortably

37.6

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, as this is hoicked away over to deep midwicket for a single

Wasi-GCC: "Bangladesh bowled very very well, but might just be slipping here "

End of over 38 (9 runs) India 184/3 (RR: 4.84)

    • SK Raina 36 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 83 (96b 8x4 1x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 7-0-23-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-32-1

Time for a little Taskin. Sharda has also just sent in this: "The crowd here is lovely. PA music getting drowned out by the sound of the crowd. The Indian fans noisy but good-natured"

38.1

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 2 runs, length delivery, on middle, which is tucked away towards midwicket, with Rohit ushering Raina to run two all the time, which the pair are able to complete in the end

5.35 pm: The Bangladeshi players are back on the field, with the Indian batsmen missing at the moment? Perhaps they haven't yet got the memo then.. Oh, there they are now, coming from one of the tunnels at the G. Good to have you joining us, boys. Mushfiqur does not look amused though. Taskin to continue.

5.31 pm: We will be restarting at 5.35 pm as the umpires have asked for the covers to be removed.

5.28 pm: There is some significant rain across the ground as the umpires have signaled to the batsmen to come off the ground as the covers are brought on by the ground staff. Should not be a long one though, folks. Devashish has just informed me that it looks like it is just a passing squall, with the strong wind looking to blow this one over soon enough.

38.2

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, full delivery, on middle, which Raina is able to flick away through the leg side

38.3

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, FOUR, Taskin delivers a back of a length which is run away off the face through third man

38.4

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, now glides away a single through third man as he gets this wide of the slip in place now

38.5

Taskin Ahmed to Raina, 1 run, glances away this leg-side delivery through the fine leg region

38.6

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, able to get away a single close to the body on the off side as he keeps the strike

Sahil: "Had Rohit Sharma not been a cricketer, he would have been a surgeon."

End of over 39 (10 runs) India 194/3 (RR: 4.97)

    • RG Sharma 89 (99b 9x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 40 (40b 4x4 1x6)
    • Taskin Ahmed 7-0-40-1
    • Rubel Hossain 7-0-23-1
39.1

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, overpitched delivery, outside of off, which is struck away through mid-off as Rohit moves into the 90s

39.2

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, guides away a single off the back foot through long off as this back of a length delivery was delivered across him

Warne pleading to the Bangladesh fielders to stop the easy singles on offer

39.3

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, cuts away this shortish delivery through the cover region

Kartik ganesh: "And Rohit as a surgeon will perform once in 10 brain surgeries :)"

39.4

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, (no ball) 1 run, dishes a waist-height full toss which is clubbed away instinctively towards deep midwicket, with the fielder in the deep coming forward to claim the catch. There is an initial stirring from the Bangladeshi fans when they see it is Rohit who was dismissed, but, lo and behold, Rubel has been called for a no-ball. This one due to being over the waist. Replays show, however, that the call would have been marginal. The umpire's call though, was a lot more decisive. Big, big break there for India.

39.4

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, some more luck, this time from Raina, as he looks to tonk this short delivery, going across him, high over midwicket, but ends up top-edging over towards the area, but there were no fielders in the vicinity

39.5

Rubel Hossain to Raina, FOUR, Raina makes the Bangladeshi fielders pay next ball with this on-the-up drive through extra-cover, with the bat turning in his hand as he executed the stroke. Ends up getting enough on it though, despite the chasing fielders, to just get to the rope

39.6

Rubel Hossain to Raina, 1 run, now flicks away this fullish length off the pads towards the leg side to end a strong over for the Indians

Ram: "I think Aleem Dar gave Ian Gould the no-ball signal there. If that's the case, Bangladesh will lure more wasps onto the field."

End of over 40 (11 runs) India 205/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • SK Raina 48 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 91 (102b 9x4 1x6)
    • Rubel Hossain 8-0-34-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 7-0-40-1

Shakib back on now

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, content to work away a single on the leg side to get Rohit on strike

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, steers away a single off the back foot through long on

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, executes an emphatic short-arm pull to bring up his half-century. Looks to have sprung into some vital form here for India as he adds to his ton from the previous match. India will need him to keep going though

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit able to move to 96 with a glide to this delivery going outside off. Gets enough on this to beat the short third man fielder to the rope

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, steers away a run now through the covers as Raina is brought on strike

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, FOUR, fielders inside the circle at fine leg as Raina utilises the leg-side slant of the delivery to pull this over the fielder to find the rope. Brings up the 100-run stand, with the partnership, now at 102, coming off just 80 balls

Milind: "Sir Jadeja can do 10 out 10 unsuccessful surgeries."

End of over 41 (12 runs) India 217/3 (RR: 5.29)

    • SK Raina 54 (47b 6x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 97 (105b 10x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-44-1
    • Rubel Hossain 8-0-34-1

Mortaza brings himself back on now

41.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, short, and wide as Rohit cuts this away through sweeper cover, but isn't able to blaze it away to the boundary as he would have liked

41.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, fullish length, on middle and off, as Raina just steps over to the off side, before flicking this one away through backward square to find another boundary. Smart batting from the left-hander

41.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, now nurdles away a run through midwicket as the cheers goes up across the ground as Rohit assumes the strike

41.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, moves to 99 with an expertly-placed dab outside his off stump as Raina sneaks through at the danger end before the shy from the close-in fielder

41.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, steers away a run now off the back foot through long on as Rohit is given one final chance this over to reach the mark

Crowd really getting into it now... Have four inside the circle on the off side. Long on and deep backward square in place.

41.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, (no ball) 2 runs, and Rohit gets to a maiden World Cup century with a push through the covers as he removes the helmet to salute the crowd. Has been an immense knock with his side playing a real, high-pressure fixture. Can he now go on to produce a real, seismic, score? Also called a no-ball as well with just four inside the circle

41.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, now eases away a single through the long on region as the over finally comes to a close

Waqas Haider: "This is mediocre captaincy. Bangladesh has completely lost it."

End of over 42 (12 runs) India 229/3 (RR: 5.45)

    • RG Sharma 102 (109b 10x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 60 (50b 7x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-61-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-44-1

India set up beautifully for a big haul now as both batsmen get through their respective milestones. Mashrafe needs to do something quick to stem the impending runflow

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit plays inside the line of this one drifting in from outside off

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, now gets away a single through long off

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, no run, is beaten in the flight as he looked to hoick this one away over midwicket

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, gets low as he looks for the sweep round the corner, but can't quite get it away

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven away firmly towards deep cover

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Raina, 1 run, fires in one on middle and leg when he saw Raina advancing, with the left-hander readjusting to play this away through long on

supriya: "does Rohit have the temperament to stay till the end?"

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 233/3 (RR: 5.41)

    • SK Raina 62 (53b 7x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 104 (112b 10x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-48-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-61-0
43.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, tucks away this back of a length through the leg side

43.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, punches away this back of a length outside off through mid-off, with a misfield in the region ushering in the run in the end. Mashrafe not at all pleased with the effort

43.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 2 runs, looking to be adventurous as he came down to try and loft Mashrafe over long on, but ends up spooning this just to the right of the incoming mid-on fielder, who is unable to get to it

43.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, looks for the drive on the up off the back foot now, but ends up hitting a bit straighter to the bowler

43.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, OUT, 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

SK Raina c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 65 (81m 57b 7x4 1x6) SR: 114.03

Time for the Indian captain as he strides out to the middle

43.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, sheer class from Rohit. Unbelievable timing from the right-hander as he punched this one off the back foot, with the ball gathering enough momentum in the end to beat the ensuing sweeper cover fielder to the boundary

End of over 44 (8 runs) India 241/4 (RR: 5.47)

    • RG Sharma 109 (114b 11x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (0b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-69-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-48-1

Taskin back into the attack

44.1

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, no run, length delivery, shaping on leg, which Dhoni fails to get away with a clip

44.2

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, no run, pitches it up outside off as Dhoni fails to get away the strike through the covers

44.3

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, flicks away this leg-side slanting delivery to deep square-leg

satish: "simple bounce the ball to Raina's left shoulder and he top edges it."

44.4

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 2 runs, short ball, outside off, as Dhoni pulls this away towards midwicket, with MS calling two the whole way. Able to turn on the jets sufficiently enough to get to the non-striker's end in the nick of time

44.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 run, waits on this short, wide delivery, as he hoped to get it past short third man, but ends up finding the fielder instead

44.6

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, no run, chases after this short delivery outside off, with Dhoni late on it as Mushfiqur played clean-up behind

End of over 45 (4 runs) India 245/4 (RR: 5.44)

    • MS Dhoni 1 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 112 (116b 11x4 1x6)
    • Taskin Ahmed 8-0-44-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-69-1

Rubel Hossain into the attack

45.1

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, sends in a yorker just outside off which is struck away towards the long off region

45.2

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, SIX, stand and deliver from Rohit as he just lofts this full pitched delivery, on middle, high over the long off boundary as this just sailed away gracefully into the crowd. Stunning stroke from the right-hander

45.3

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, FOUR, now targets the vacant space at cow corner with a powerful swat across the line that sends the white ball screaming away to the rope

45.4

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, sensibly eases away a run on the off side to get MS on strike

45.5

Rubel Hossain to Dhoni, 1 run, short length which is hooked away fine through long leg

45.6

Rubel Hossain to RG Sharma, FOUR, becoming a bit too easy for Rohit as he now slams away uppishly through the extra-cover region to find the boundary in a hurry

End of over 46 (16 runs) India 261/4 (RR: 5.67)

    • RG Sharma 127 (121b 13x4 2x6)
    • MS Dhoni 2 (5b)
    • Rubel Hossain 9-0-50-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 8-0-44-1
46.1

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, 1 run, carts away this short of a length through midwicket, with the captain wanting two, but Rohit keeps him to just the one

46.2

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, cuts away this shortish, wide length fiercely towards point, but finds the fielder soon after

46.3

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, 1 wide, delivers a sharp bumper which is called wide by the umpire

46.3

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, SIX, connects sweetly with this short ball as he dispatches this one well over the cow corner stand. Made a wonderful sound as bat connected with leather

46.4

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, FOUR, shuffles across and then picks the change-up slower delivery, which is smoked over square leg.

46.5

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, no run, backs away to the leg side before looking for the heave through the covers, with this one falling just short of the extra-cover fielder in the end. Some boos ring across the ground because of the proximity of the fielder to the ball there

46.6

Taskin Ahmed to RG Sharma, OUT, 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

RG Sharma b Taskin Ahmed 137 (223m 126b 14x4 3x6) SR: 108.73

End of over 47 (12 runs) India 273/5 (RR: 5.80)

    • MS Dhoni 3 (6b)
    • Taskin Ahmed 9-0-56-2
    • Rubel Hossain 9-0-50-1

Fantastic knock from Rohit there as Jadeja comes in at No. 7

47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, fends away this one which comes at him rather slow in the air on off

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, no run, another one defended away on the front foot by the batsman

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dhoni, 1 run, belts away this one darted in on middle and leg towards the long on region. Didn't really time it away though

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, FOUR, able to get his first ball away for a boundary as he advanced down before getting low to reach out to this one darted in wide of off. Ends up racing away through third man for a boundary

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, FOUR, dropped a touch short as Jadeja is able to scythe this one away uppishly through the covers to find the extra-cover rope

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, able to get away a run now through the long off region as he keeps the strike next over

samarth derdeka: "are u sure Dhoni knows its 48th over in progress ? Doesnt look like..4 from 9 balls..?"

End of over 48 (10 runs) India 283/5 (RR: 5.89)

    • RA Jadeja 9 (3b 2x4)
    • MS Dhoni 4 (9b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-58-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 9-0-56-2
48.1

Taskin Ahmed to Jadeja, 2 runs, full delivery on middle and off which is chipped straight to mid-off, with the fielder throwing in a shy at the non-striker's, but with no one backing up, they are afforded an extra run

48.2

Taskin Ahmed to Jadeja, FOUR, goes in for the yorker once more, except this time Jadeja is able to clip it away off the pads behind of square to find a boundary

Mashrafe was very animated in berating Taskin for not backing up the first ball of the over

48.3

Taskin Ahmed to Jadeja, FOUR, full again, on middle and leg, as Jadeja places this one beautifully through midwicket, with some rather poor fielding on the rope allowing this one to just snake across the rope. Looked like he wanted to go in for the dive, but ends up allowing the ball through soon after. Mashrafe is about to lose his head here. Looking absolutely furious now

48.4

Taskin Ahmed to Jadeja, 1 run, slower ball, on leg, which is carted away on the leg side to bring MS on strike

48.5

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, 2 runs, slams away this fuller length through the long on region as he races through the first run in order to come back in time for the second

48.6

Taskin Ahmed to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni c Nasir Hossain b Taskin Ahmed 6 (28m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Aakash: "I don't like what I am seeing on TV. A young 19 year old fast bowler performing so well against a good batting unit on a batting pitch in a world cup quarter final, gets a mouthful from his captain."

End of over 49 (13 runs) India 296/6 (RR: 6.04)

    • RA Jadeja 20 (7b 4x4)
    • Taskin Ahmed 10-0-69-3
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-58-1

Rubel to bowl the final over, with R Ashwin the new man, and on strike

49.1

Rubel Hossain to Ashwin, 1 run, Taskin just can't stay out of the limelight as Ashwin looked to ramp this short delivery through third man. This one looked to have died on him before he could get under the ball. Still saves a boundary though in the end

49.2

Rubel Hossain to Jadeja, 1 run, clears the front leg to try and slam this fullish length over long on, but ends up mishitting more towards the off side

49.3

Rubel Hossain to Ashwin, 1 run, delivers an inswinging yorker that is just dug away towards the mid-on region

49.4

Rubel Hossain to Jadeja, 1 run, another full delivery which is clipped away now towards midwicket. They are able to scamper through to get India to 300, which is met with resounding cheers across this vast ground

49.5

Rubel Hossain to Ashwin, 1 run, works away this fuller delivery honing on off towards the long on region

49.6

Rubel Hossain to Jadeja, 1 run, sends in another one in the blockhole, this one outside off, as the ball is dug away towards the off side to end India's innings

6.46 pm: That is it for the first innings. Don't forget to check out Match Point, which should be playing live on the main homepage. We will be back for Bangladesh's chase as they look to get through to the semi-finals. See you in a jiffy!

Rohit Sharma: It was a big game for us. We wanted to make it count. Glad we were able to eventually post a big total. Need to come back now and bowl well. It was important for me to stay, especially knowing we lost a couple of wickets in the middle. Before we started we knew it was going to be slow and low. We just wanted to take our time and play our game. I knew if I stayed till the 30th-35th over, then we could make a big score. All the shots I played today, I liked it. After the rain the ball started to come on nicely. I think it's a decent total. We know we can't underestimate the Bangladeshi batsmen. They have posted 290 before in the group games. Have to be energetic in the field and take our catches. Hopefully we can defend the target.

6.42 pm: And the first innings finally comes to a close with India getting themselves up to an imposing total of 302 for 6, not a bad feat considering how well the Bangladeshi bowlers pulled them back after their rather spirited start in the early overs. Rohit Sharma played an imperious 137 to guide India to a suitable position, with Suresh Raina providing the adequate foil with his 57-ball 65. The late-hitting of Ravindra Jadeja ensured India could just get over the line and post a 300-plus total in the end.

End of over 50 (6 runs) India 302/6

    • RA Jadeja 23 (10b 4x4)
    • R Ashwin 3 (3b)
    • Rubel Hossain 10-0-56-1
    • Taskin Ahmed 10-0-69-3
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