India defeat Bangladesh, to secure semi-final spot
After facing their first defeat in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, India made a solid comeback as they registered a 28-run victory against Bangladesh at Edgbaston here on Tuesday. With the victory, India has secured their semi-final spot as they now have 13 points and have consolidated their second position on the points table. Chasing a mammoth target of 315 runs, Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start as the opener Tamim Iqbal began striking boundaries from the very beginning.
However, Mohammed Shami in the 10th over got hold of Iqbal, who played a knock of 22 runs. The other opener, Soumya Sarkar, was then accompanied by Shakib Al Hasan on the field. Both added 35 runs on the scoreboard before Sarkar (33) handed Kohli an easy catch off Hardik Pandya's delivery. Mushfiqur Rahim then took the field and batted furiously as he kept on hammering the ball for boundaries. In the 23rd over, Rahim struck a boundary to Yuzvendra Chahal but in the same over Chahal took the wicket of Rahim to halt his 24-run inning.