That's all from this match. We look forward to your company tomorrow for the last day of the league stage. West Indies will be up against UAE in a crucial encounter (at 0330 IST), while Pakistan will lock horns with Ireland (at 0900 IST). A couple of places in the quarters are up for grabs. Do join us for all the action. Cheers!!!
India have remained invincible and are on top of the points table in Group B. They will now face Bangladesh in the second quarterfinal on 19th March at the MCG.
Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock! Says that he is glad with his performance, adds that Dhoni was brilliant in the partnership and they played smart cricket. The wicket was a good one for batting. Also says that he knew whenever team will need, he has to deliver. Thanks his skipper and the support staff for backing him. Signs off by saying that getting a World Cup award is special.
Zimbabwe will be disappointed with their performance in the second half of the chase. They had the World Champions on the mat but then let the game slip away from their grasps. The dropped catch of Raina didn't help their cause either as the southpaw made full use of the life granted to him and went on to hammer them all around the park. A word of praise for Brendan Taylor, he led from the front with the bat in his last match for Zimbabwe and helped his side post a challenging total. Then he was good in the field as well with his captaincy but the fielders and then the bowlers let him down with some mediocre performance.
Terrific victory for India! They had an untested middle order before this match but today have got that area ticked as well. It was a tough run chase for the defending champions, they were under the cosh after losing four top order wickets cheaply but what we witnessed after that was nothing less than spectacular. Suresh Raina rose to the occasion and hit a thumping century and he was involved in an outstanding unbeaten partnership with Captain Cool, MS Dhoni.
Tinashe Panyangara to MS Dhoni
SIX! Dhoni finishes it off in style! Panyangara goes short with his length on middle, Dhoni rides the bounce and launches it over square leg for a biggie. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
Full toss outside off, Dhoni drills it through covers. The fielder in the deep does well to pull it back and saves a couple of runs. Terrific effort!
Tinashe Panyangara to Suresh Raina
A full toss again, pushed down the ground to long off for a single.
Full toss outside off, Raina pushes it to covers.
Tendai Chatara to Suresh Raina
Short on middle, pulled down through mid-wicket for a single. 9 needed off 12 balls!
Full and angling away from the batsman, Raina drives it to point, looks for a run but is sent back.
Tendai Chatara to MS Dhoni
Good length ball outside off, slower in pace, Dhoni mishits it to covers for a single.
Wide! The bowler is scared of bowling in Dhoni's half. Serves it way wide outside off, MSD leaves.
Short and wide outside off, Dhoni cuts it powerfully through point for a couple of runs.
On the pads, worked through the gap on the leg side for a single.
Slower short ball outside off, Dhoni taps it down to covers for a single.
Wide! Down the leg side, Dhoni leaves it.
Tawanda Mupariwa to MS Dhoni
Full length ball on middle, Dhoni flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
FOUR! Dhoni is unstoppable now! Mupariwa bowls a full toss on middle, Dhoni swings his bat firmly across the line and powers it down to the fine leg fence.
SIX! Here comes the raw power from Jharkhand! Mupariwa serves it right in the slot for the batsman, Dhoni gives it the full whack of his bat and thwacks it over long on. 374th six of the tournament, this is now the most number of biggies hit in a single World Cup, previous record was 373 during the 2007 edition!