Team India reaches the semifinals of the ICC Cricket world cup 2015
Rohit Sharma comes to the party
With just a couple of half centuries from the first 6 games, the Mumbai born batsmen was due for a big score and he did not disappoint. After a sedate start where the team was 51 without loss after the mandatory power play, the Indian batsmen struggled for timing and placement as the run rate crept along the 4 rpo mark. Sharma though stood firm as wickets tumbled around him. His innings proved to be an anchor point around which the Indian team was able to reach the 300 run mark. The right hander hit his 6th ton outside Asia and had a game changing partnership with soon to be married Suresh Raina. The southpaw continued from where he had left off against Zimbabwe as he notched up yet another half century. With
Bowlers make it perfect 7 for the Men in Blue
The Indian bowlers have surprised all and sundry with their performances in the ongoing World Cup. The Combination of Seamers and Spinners have foxed opposition batsmen for the 7th match in a row.
Chasing a huge Indian total of 302 was always going to be a big ask for the Bangladesh batsmen. Indian bowlers and fielding which have surprised many with the intensity was maintained in the quarter- finals too. The bowlers Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin bowled tight and to a a plan. The result, Bangladesh crumbled under pressure and lost wickets regularly. And with the asking rate climbing steadily, the target of 302 by India was looking distant dream for Bangladesh. How the Indian bowlers maintained their strangle hold on Bangladesh batsmen could be seen by the bowlers showing. Umesh Yadav 2/ 30, Mohammad Shami 2/37, Ravindra Jadeja 2/42.
Pakistan or Australia await in the Semis
Team India now awaits the winner of the quarterfinal match between Pakistan and Australia.