India sailed into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals and knocked out Bangladesh after Rohit Sharma’s century and Jasprit Bumrah’s four-wicket haul secured a 28-run victory over their neighbours.
Rohit (104) smashed his fourth century of the tournament and featured in a massive 180-run opening partnership with KL Rahul to help India post a formidable total of 314-9 on the board.
Shakib Al Hasan struck a defiant 66 but the lack of partnerships hurt Bangladesh, who were bowled out for 286 in 48 overs with Bumrah (4-55) sealing the victory by claiming two wickets off his last two deliveries.
India are now second with 13 points, one behind the table-toppers Australia, and will compete against Sri Lanka in their final league fixture on Saturday.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Bumrah is a gun!
— Chris Morris (@Tipo_Morris) July 2, 2019
The HITMAN 💙
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 2, 2019
Quite the thriller, this one. A captivating game laced with a couple of high-quality knocks by our top order batsmen. Bowlers did their job well – picked wickets consistently and kept the pressure on. #INDVBAN #CWC19
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 2, 2019
Congratulations to #TeamIndia for making it to the #CWC19 semi-finals. It turned out to be a thriller of a game.
Loving the way Rohit is batting in this tournament & shouldering the responsibility consistently. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/FM2gpEyXck
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 2, 2019
Congratulations India on a well deserved win and cementing a place in the semi-finals. Bumrah was superb in the end but have to admire @BCBtigers for the magnificent spirit and fight they showed in the end. #IndvBan
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 2, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 2, 2019
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) July 2, 2019
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) July 2, 2019
Boom Boom Bumrah! Find me a better bowler at the death
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 2, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) July 2, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 2, 2019
Good fight by bangladesh but deservingly team India is in Semi final . Mubarakaaaa🇮🇳💪💪 #indvsbangladesh
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 2, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah is such a superstar. Terrific in the end. But have to complement Bangladesh on the fantastic fight and getting so close, especially after Shakib got out.
Congratulations Team India #IndvBan
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 2, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 2, 2019