Bangladesh was dismissed for 193 in response. Umesh Yadav took four for 31 as India bowled out its opposition for a seventh straight time in the tournament.
Bangladesh, though, demonstrated that its progress into the last eight was no fluke. Rubel Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan bowled parsimonious early spells to tie India in knots.
Rohit, however, had other ideas. His 137 was as measured and responsible as it was an aesthetic delight. Raina did not hold back either, making a rapid 65 as India registered a sizeable score.
The victory was Dhoni’s 100th in 177 outings as captain. India, which will now feature in the second semifinal to be played on March 26 in Sydney, will face the winner of the Australia-Pakistan contest.
Bangladesh innings (target: 303 runs from 50 overs)
Tamim Iqbal c Dhoni b Yadav 25; Imrul Kayes run out (Jadeja/Yadav) 5; Soumya Sarkar c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 29; Mahmudullah c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 21; Shakib Al Hasan c Mohammed Shami b Jadeja 10; Mushfiqur Rahim c Dhoni b Yadav 27; Sabbir Rahman c Mohammed Shami b Yadav 30; Nasir Hossain c Ashwin b Jadeja 35; Mashrafe Mortaza c Dhoni b Mohit Sharma 1; Rubel Hossain c Ashwin b Yadav 0; Taskin Ahmed not out 0
Extras: (b 1, lb 1, w 8) 10
Total (all out; 45 overs) 193 (4.28 runs per over)
Fall of wickets: 1—33, 2—33, 3—73, 4—90, 5—104, 6—139, 7—189, 8—192, 9—193, 10—193
India Bowling: Umesh Yadav 9—1—31—4, Mohammed Shami 8—1—37—2, Mohit Sharma 7—0—36—1, Ravichandran Ashwin 10—1—30—0, Suresh Raina 3—1—15—0 , Ravindra Jadeja 8—0—42—2.
Rohit Sharma b Taskin 137; Shikhar Dhawan st Mushfiqur b Shakib 30; Virat Kohli c Mushfiqur b Rubel 3; Ajinkya Rahane c Shakib b Taskin 19; Suresh Raina c Mushfiqur b Mortaza 65; Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Nasir Hossain b Taskin 6; Ravindra Jadeja not out 23; Ravichandran Ashwin not out 3. Extras: (B—4, LB—7, W—3, NB—2) 16
Total: (for 6 wickets in 50 overs) 302
Fall of wickets: 1—75, 2—79, 3—115, 4—237, 5—273, 6—296.
Bangladesh Bowling: Mortaza 10—0—69—1, Taskin Ahmed 10—0—69—3, Nasir Hossain 9—0—35 —0, Mahmudullah 1—0—4—0, Rubel Hossain 10—0—56—1, Shakib Al Hasan 10—0—58—1.
India’s dominance in World Cup 2015 continued as the defending champions defeated Bangladesh by 109 runs for their 11th straight win in cricket’s biggest stage. This was the team’s seventh straight win in World Cup 2015 and the defending champions will now face the winner of the quarterfinal between Australia and Pakistan.
After scoring 302, courtesy a fluent 137 from Rohit Sharma, Indian bowlers dominated the chase from the word go to bring down the spirited Bangladeshis. The eventual triumph was celebrated with vigour by players and fans alike – especially as it was captain MS Dhoni’s 100th win as ODI captain. This is the most by a non-Australian in a list which has Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins). Former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje and New Zealand skipper and current coach of Chennai Super Kings Stephan Fleming had 99 and 98 wins, respectively.
It has indeed been a dominant performance from the world champions – led by an able general who now has a win percentage of 70% in ODIs. With bowlers firing on all cylinders – bowling out an opposition for the seventh straight time – and batsmen raking up the runs, Dhoni and his men are on course for more glory Down Under.