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Mar 28, 2014 at 10:16pm IST

As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, World T20, Match 24

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India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach World T20 semis for the first time in seven years.

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India never qualified for the semis in the last three editions of the tournament after winning it in 2007.

As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, World T20, Match 24

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Commentary (India 1st Innings)

That's all we have from this match. Yet another one-sided evening game. We look forward to your company tomorrow for another action-packed day. Cheers!!!

Ravichandran Ashwin gets the Man of the Match award! Says that the conditions are good for spin bowling and adds that he likes bowling with the new ball.

Comfortable win for India in the end and they cruise into the semi-final of the World T20, 2014. They were after a paltry total and in spite of losing Dhawan cheaply, they chased down the target with utmost ease. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli once again shone with the bat and threaded a 100-run stand. This partnership never allowed Bangladesh to come back into this match as India registered an emphatic win. Courtesy this win, India now jump up to the number one spot in the ICC T20I rankings.

18.3 Z Rahman to MS Dhoni, SIX! Dhoni finishes it off in style! Full delivery outside off, Dhoni shuffles across the stumps and hoists it over the bowler's head for a maximum. INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 141/2

18.2 Z Rahman to V Kohli, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single. 135/2

18.1 Z Rahman to MS Dhoni, Fullish on off, pushed through covers for a single. 134/2

17.6 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Taps a length ball to point, looks for a run but is sent back. 133/2

17.5 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Touch short in length on off, Dhoni hits it in between backward point and short third man for a single. 133/2

17.4 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Walks down the track and hits a length ball to long on for another run. 132/2

17.3 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 131/2

17.2 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Forces a full ball down to long on for a run. 131/2

17.1 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Kohli drives it through point for a single. 130/2

16.6 A Hossain to MS Dhoni, SIX! He has picked his spot! Hossain bowls it wide outside off, Dhoni keeps his weight on the back foot and hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 129/2

16.5 A Hossain to MS Dhoni, Advances down the track and hits a length ball back to the bowler. 123/2

16.4 A Hossain to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Hossain bowls it a touch short outside off, Dhoni remains on the back foot and muscles it over mid off. It goes one bounce into the fence. 123/2

16.3 A Hossain to V Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 119/2

16.2 A Hossain to MS Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni goes back to hit it through the line but it comes off the inside part of the blade and squirts to long on for a single. 118/2

16.1 A Hossain to MS Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni punches it to covers. 117/2

15.6 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Little short in length on off, Dhoni punches it off his back foot to extra cover for a quick single. 117/2

15.5 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery angling back into the batsman, Dhoni remains on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler. 116/2

15.4 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Slower length ball outside off, Kohli runs it down to third man for a single. 116/2

15.3 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Slants in a full ball on off, Dhoni goes deep inside the crease, gets behind the line and pushes it back past the bowler for a run. 115/2

15.3 M Mortaza to MS Dhoni, Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side. 114/2

MS Dhoni arrives in the middle.

15.2 M Mortaza to R Sharma, OUT! Soft dismissal! High full toss outside off, Rohit tries to heave it over covers but completely mistimes it straight into the hands of the point fielder, Nasir Hossain. 26 needed off 28 balls! 113/2

100-run stand between Sharma and Kohli!

15.1 M Mortaza to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli comes down the track and plays it through covers for one. 113/1

Mortaza back into the attack.

14.6 A Hossain to R Sharma, Charges down the track and drives a full ball to covers. Looks for a run but is sent back by Kohli. 112/1

14.5 A Hossain to V Kohli, A very full delivery on off, Kohli drills it through extra cover and calls two. But only a run is possible as the fielder in the deep was quickly to the ball. 112/1

14.4 A Hossain to R Sharma, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 111/1

Sixth T20I fifty for Virat Kohli!

14.3 A Hossain to V Kohli, Another fifty for this excellent batsman! Full length delivery outside off, Kohli gets on the front foot and drives it through mid off for a run. 110/1

14.2 A Hossain to R Sharma, Gets on the front foot to a full ball and pushes it through covers for one. 109/1

14.1 A Hossain to R Sharma, FOUR! Nicely played! Short delivery outside off, Sharma sits on top of the bounce and steers it through backward point for a boundary. 108/1

Al-Amin Hossain comes back into the attack.

Seventh T20I fifty for Rohit Sharma!

13.6 Mahmudullah to R Sharma, Turning back into the batsman, Rohit helps it wide of short fine leg for a single. Lovely knock by Sharma! 104/1

13.5 Mahmudullah to V Kohli, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 103/1

13.4 Mahmudullah to R Sharma, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 102/1

13.3 Mahmudullah to V Kohli, Charges down the track for a heave but it comes off the inside part of the blade. It goes on one bounce to the deep mid-wicket fielder for a run. 101/1

13.2 Mahmudullah to V Kohli, Goes deep inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 100/1

13.1 Mahmudullah to V Kohli, Advances down the track and whips it to mid-wicket. 98/1

13.1 Mahmudullah to V Kohli, Wide! Spinning down the leg side. 98/1

12.6 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Moves back inside the crease and firmly pushes it down through mid-wicket for a run. 97/1

12.5 Al Hasan to V Kohli, A bit short and around off, Kohli goes back and punches it to covers. 96/1

12.4 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Once again Rohit lunges forward and lofts it over covers for one. 96/1

12.3 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 95/1

12.2 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Loopy full ball on off, Rohit leans into the drive and lofts it over covers for a couple. Good stop in the deep by the fielder. 95/1

12.1 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it down to mid off for a single. 93/1

11.6 Z Rahman to V Kohli, Full and swinging back into the batsman, Kohli tucks it to mid-wicket for one. 92/1

11.5 Z Rahman to V Kohli, FOUR! Poor delivery, short and wide outside off, Kohli remains on the back foot and waits for the ball to come at him. He plays his shot very late almost off the gloves of the keeper and runs it past short third man. 91/1

11.4 Z Rahman to R Sharma, Helps it on the leg side for one. 87/1

11.3 Z Rahman to V Kohli, Full delivery again, on off, Kohli closes the face of the bat and softly places it through mid-wicket. Runs the first run hard, wants the second one as well but Rohit turns his back. 86/1

11.2 Z Rahman to R Sharma, Angles in a full ball on middle, Sharma chips it over wide mid on for a single. 85/1

11.1 Z Rahman to V Kohli, Fullish ball on off, pushed gently through mid on for a single. 84/1

10.6 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Short delivery outside off, staying a shade low, Kohli adjusts well and pulls it down to wide long on for a single. 83/1

10.5 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Turns it in the gap on the leg side and picks up a single at mid-wicket. 82/1

10.4 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Advances down to the pitch of the ball and forces it through mid off for one. 81/1

10.4 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Wide! Bowls a quicker one in the flatter trajectory but down the leg side. 80/1

10.3 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Gets down the track and drills it through covers for a single. 79/1

10.2 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Floated ball on outside off, Sharma taps it down to short third man. 78/1

10.1 Al Hasan to V Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 78/1

9.6 S Gazi to V Kohli, Turns it through mid-wicket for a single. 77/1

9.5 S Gazi to V Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot off the back foot! Just a shade short in length on off, Kohli is in the position for a cut shot and powers it through covers. 76/1

9.4 S Gazi to R Sharma, Gets on the front foot and helps it in the gap on the leg side for one. 72/1

9.3 S Gazi to V Kohli, Works it off his pads to the leg side for one. 71/1

9.2 S Gazi to V Kohli, FOUR! And those wrists of Kohli comes into play! Floated ball on middle, Virat advances down the track and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. No stopping that one! 70/1

9.1 S Gazi to V Kohli, Walks forward a bit and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 66/1

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