Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 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

  • 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

  • India 11, Dhoni 100

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

  • 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

  • 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?

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%)