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Cricket World Cup matchday 33: India seal semi-final spot

Cricket World Cup matchday 33: India seal semi-final spot
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India go through to the semi-finals as Bangladesh crash out of the tournament.

India returned to winning ways as a 28-run victory over Bangladesh confirmed their place in the World Cup semi-finals and eliminated their Asian neighbours.

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma took centre stage again as he became only the second player in World Cup history to score four hundreds in the same tournament.

His opening partnership of 180 with KL Rahul – the highest at this World Cup – laid the base for India to exorcise the demons of defeat to England at the same Edgbaston ground less than 48 hours earlier.

Tweet of the day

Former India batsman Virender Sehwag pays tribute to paceman Jasprit Bumrah.

Snap shot

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India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his fourth century of the 2019 World Cup (David Davies/PA)

Do not drop Rohit

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Rohit Sharma made the most of his good fortune after being dropped on nine (David Davies/PA)

You do not give Rohit Sharma a second chance. South Africa dropped him on one and he went on to make 122. Pakistan missed two chances to run him out and he punished them with 140. Joe Root spilled him on four in the England game and he made 102. So Tamim Iqbal knew exactly what was coming when he dropped him on nine at Edgbaston.

Tournament tracker

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Quote of the day

India captain Virat Kohli is a fully paid-up member of the Rohit Sharma fan club.

Six of the best

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan again impressed for Bangladesh (David Davies/PA)

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has six scores of 50-plus in his seven World Cup innings. Only India great Sachin Tendulkar has previously achieved that feat in World Cup history.

Top shot

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India's Rohit Sharma hits another boundary in his 104 against Bangladesh at Edgbaston (David Davies/PA)

Rohit set out his stall with a pulled six in the very first over of the game and produced plenty of contenders for shot of the day. But his maximum off Mohammad Saiffudin over extra cover was worth the admission price alone.

Bowled over

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India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman to complete a vital World Cup win (David Davies/PA)

They may have been bowled at numbers 10 and 11, but the way Jasprit Bumrah finished the game with his final two deliveries was perfection. All four of his victims were clean bowled and his final two yorkers were almost unplayable.

Angry Kohli

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India captain Virat Kohli was not impressed to have lost his review (David Davies/PA)

Skipper Kohli was left seething after India lost their one DRS review when attempting to overturn an lbw not out decision against Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar. The decision was not overturned as the suggestion was that it was pad and bat at the same time. The replay eventually showed that the impact was umpires' call, so Soumya would have survived but India would have kept their review.

Lord's first

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The pavilion at Lord's (Anthony Devlin/PA)

MCC are to open the iconic Lord's pavilion to local schoolchildren for the first time on a major match day.  Some 250 primary and secondary pupils from 14 City of Westminster state schools have been invited to attend the World Cup match between Pakistan and Bangladesh on Friday. The schools are part of MCC's extensive community outreach programme.

Up next

July 3: England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street


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