ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh Vs India, Match 40: INDIA WIN BY 28 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh Vs India, Match 40: INDIA WIN BY 28 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS.

A close margin of victory in the end but India always seemed comfortable. They become the second team after Australia to qualify into the semis and sadly for Bangladesh, they are out of the tournament. They tried hard, but India were too good.

315 may not have been a huge target to chase but India were superb on a slowish track. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah were excellent with the new balls and then Shami started well, though he went for plenty towards the end. The pick of the bowlers was Hardik Pandya, who kept on taking wickets at crucial intervals and ended up with 3 scalps. Bumrah took 4 but those were cheap wickets, coming right at the end.

Partnerships were the key for Bangladesh and they did get them but not big enough. The first 4 stands all crossed 30 but could not quite get convert into at least a 75 or a 100. The Saifuddin-Sabbir partnership did try hard but by then the game had gone out of grasp. A special mention to Shakib Al Hasan. His team has bowed out but he fought another battle, but could not quite go through. Looking at the margin of defeat, if he had got a century, who knows, Bangladesh might have still been alive.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman

India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

India has so far won the World Cup title twice. For the first time, he won the title of Kapil Dev in 1983. After that in 2011, he again became the world champion. Along with this, he reached the 2003 World Cup finals but failed to win. At the same time, talking to Bangladesh, he has never been able to make the final place in the final.

India and Bangladesh have come face to face three times by now Team India beat Bangladesh twice, though once they have to face defeat. India's highest score against Bangladesh is 370 runs, while Bangladesh's highest score is 283 runs. Team India's minimum score is 191, while Bangladesh's minimum score is 192.

When: July 2, 2019, at 10:30 AM Local Time

Where: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

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