India reach semis after beating Bangladesh
Former winner India became the first team to fix the spot in the World Twenty20 semi-finals after smashing half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a complete eight-wicket win against hosts Bangladesh on March 28. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (3-26) was one more time among the wickets as India controlled the hosts to an under-par 138 for 7 and hunted down target with nine balls remains to secure their third victory in three games in the contest.
Under incredible pressure following listless presentation this year, Bangladesh were enhanced by opener Mahmudullah (33) and Anamul Haq (44) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan’s fight back for ease persisted as the left-hander fell for one but the firm Sharma (56) and in-form Kohli (57 not out) conferred the modest Bangladesh assault with ease on the method to a century stand. Sharma got a acquit on 34 when both Sohag Gazi and Haq went for the skied option he suggested and the fielders were fortunate not to crash after wasting the chance to dismiss him.