MS Dhoni and his bunch of merry men picked up an impressive 109 run win over Bangladesh. The Melbourne Cricket Ground once again proved to be a ‘bat first’ wicket.
An impressive 137 from Rohit Sharma and an entertaining 65 from Suresh Raina saw India reach a formidable total of 302/6. In reply, the Indian bowling unit did what it does best. A fine bowling performance and fiery spells from the fast bowlers in particular ensured that the Bangladeshis folded up for 193 all out in 45 overs.
Among the records broken, MS Dhoni bagged his 100th win as captain.
India vs Bangladesh: Top tweets of the day
Congratulations poured in from fans, legends and many others as India made their way into the semifinals of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Incidentally, India’s perhaps most technically sound batsman VVS Laxman was the first to do so on his vibrant twitter account. Dr. Raman Singh, the honourable Chief Minister of Chattisgarh followed suit.
Bangladesh may have lost the QF but they should b proud of their performance& the way their youngsters played in this World Cup.Good luck:)
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 19, 2015
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) March 19, 2015
Bangladesh vs India: Warne Talk
Ever since his retirement, reputed leggie Shane Warne has been a man of opinion. Having done a massive chunk of commentary in today’s Bangladesh vs India match, the Aussie legend took time off to congratulate both sides for an absolutely entertaining match.
Congrats to India & SA for advancing to the Semi finals, I think they will be joined by Australia when they beat Pakistan tmrw
I admire the way B'desh have played in this tournament, but India have too much fire power ! B'desh must be aggressive & play without fear
Records tumble for MS Dhoni and India
India smashed records as mentioned earlier. Here are a few tweets recognizing those records.
7 matches. 70 wickets. A World Cup record for India. If it was Sri Lanka, they'd have retired hurt one batsman to deny the record. #CWC15
— Fake IPL Player (@_fakeiplplayer) March 19, 2015
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 19, 2015
A Letter From The Prime Minister
PM Narendra Modi has always been vocal about the Indian side’s performances in the World Cup.
Excellent game, excellent performance! Congrats yet again Team India.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2015
Bangladesh vs India: A touch of controversy
Although it is touch and go, eyebrows were raised on a couple of occasions. Before reaching his century, Rohit Sharma was caught in the deep off a Rubel Hossain full toss. Aleem Dar however, signalled a no-ball from square leg. Replays however, suggested that it should not have been a no-ball as the ball was sipping down and was struck by Rohit Sharma outside his batting crease.
Shikhar Dhawan’s magnificent catch in the deep to dismiss Mahmudullah was nothing but fantastic. However, replays and snapshots, as the one below go on to suggest that Dhawan might have touched the rope whilst pulling off the spectacular.
— Dr Faisal Ranjha (@fasiranjha) March 19, 2015
— smile Zayn! (@Zayngelic_x) March 19, 2015
Bollywood and fans open up
Bollywood stars, most of the time, are the first to congratulate the players.
Superbbbb India an all round performance by the champions. Just two more games for the biggest party of the year. #wewontgiveitback
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) March 19, 2015
Team India bowl their way into the semi-finals! What a catch and what a match! Congrats on the 7th consecutive win! #INDvsBAN
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 19, 2015
— Blades Of Glory (@BladesOf_Glory) March 19, 2015