World T20: India demolish Bangladesh to enter semis
India registered a comprehensive 8-wicket win over hosts Bangladesh to enter the semis of the World Twenty20 for the first time since 2007.
Ravichandran Ashwin gave India a great start, picking a wicket in the fourth over of the Bangladesh innings. (All images AP and AFP)
Anamul Haque led Bangladesh's charge against India with 44 from 43 deliveries.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid of Shakib-al-Hasan early to put the pressure on Bangladesh.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahman got going but he too perished soon as India were starting to dominate the tie.
Amit Mishra, who has been in splendid form with the ball, cleaned up Anamul Haque.
Mahmudullah (33 not out off 23 balls) helped Bangladesh post 138/7 in 20 overs. Amit Mishra finished with figures of 2/15, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/26.
In reply, Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed early by Al-Amin Hossain.
Rohit Sharma (56) was in fine nick, scoring his second consecutive half-century.
Virat Kohli's good form with the bat continued as he too scored his fifty.
Rohit Sharma (56) and Virat Kohli (57 not out) added 100 runs for the second wicket to pave the way for a comprehensive win.
Rohit fell but MS Dhoni walked out at No.4 and finished the game in trademark style with a big six to guide India to the semis of the tournament for the first time since 2007.