Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

812dChristian Ryan

The lingering image of Rubel Hossain

Short, slight, fast, skiddy, moves it sideways, in-drifts it, and gets good bounce. And the last Australia probably saw of him was two one-over spells

812dBishen Jeswant

India 11, Dhoni 100

Stats highlights from the second quarter-final, between Bangladesh and India at the MCG

812dAndy Zaltzman

Belief blows behind Indian sails

The depth and strength of a team's or a player's belief cannot be accurately measured but it has certainly emboldened India's World Cup challenge

812dDevashish Fuloria and Sidharth Monga

No logic in the no ball

The ICC protocol, which suggests that a no-ball can be checked only if there has been a dismissal, could do with some tweaking. If an umpire's assessment of an lbw can be questioned, why not a no-ball?

812dDevashish Fuloria at the MCG

A brilliant tournament for us - Mashrafe

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza conceded that despite the loss to India in the quarter-final the World Cup was a "brilliant tournament" for the side with plenty of positives, specially in the batting

812dSharda Ugra at the MCG

Rohit turns up awake, alert

Where other Indian batsmen had stomped their authority in the World Cup, Rohit Sharma's scores appeared to nodding off. At the MCG on Thursday, he stepped up as the leader and backbone of India's batting

812dJarrod Kimber at the MCG

When Bangladesh played out a fantasy

There was that time, in the sun, at the G, during a World Cup knockout game, where they looked beautiful. And then it all went bad

812dESPNcricinfo staff

Kamal's comments unfortunate - Richardson

ICC chief executive David Richardson has called ICC president Mustafa Kamal's criticism of the umpires "unfortunate," after Rohit Sharma was caught off a full-toss, which was called a no-ball, in the second quarter-final against Bangladesh on Thursday

812dDevashish Fuloria in Melbourne

Mashrafe out for Melbourne redemption

Mashrafe Mortaza has visited Melbourne several times since 2003 and they've all been painful. On Thursday, the 31-year-old, who has braved surgery 11 times, will be back in the city to lead Bangladesh in arguably the biggest match of their history

812dMohammad Isam

Five things Bangladesh must do to beat India

Bangladesh will play the role of the underdogs in their World Cup quarter-final against India, but would it stop them from plotting to turn over the applecart? ESPNcricinfo looks at five things they must do to beat India

A different century


Number of ODI wins for MS Dhoni. He is the third captain after Ricky Ponting and Allan Border to reach this landmark.

Up against it


Instances of teams chasing 300+ at the MCG. The highest target successfully achieved is 295.

Kings of the G


Number of overseas batsmen who have scored 2 hundreds at the MCG - Rohit Sharma, David Gower and Viv Richards



Number of wickets lost by India during the Batting Powerplay in this World Cup. Every other team has lost at least one.

The Indian Crawl


Number of times (in 29 inns) that a Test nation has failed to score 100 inside 25 overs when batting first in this World Cup

Enjoying the big stage


India's win percentage in World Cup knockout matches, second-best only to Australia (71%)