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India vs. Bangladesh, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 28:  Virat Kohli of India bats as Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh looks on during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between Bangladesh and India at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMarch 28, 2014

India became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament with an eight-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh in Mirpur.

India, who chose to field after winning the toss, restricted the Tigers to 138-7 in their 20 overs.

The winners of the inaugural tournament in 2007 reached the target with nine balls to spare.

They now have three wins from Group 2 ahead of their final match with Australia on Sunday.

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Bangladesh lost regular wickets, despite 44 at the top of the order from Anamul Haque. When the opener departed after 13 overs, they were struggling at 82-5.

An unbeaten 33 from Mahmudullah gave the hosts a glimmer of hope as they moved close to setting a target of seven runs per over.

Bangladesh: 138 for 7 (20 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Tamim Iqbal c Raina b Ashwin 6 14 10
A Haque b A Mishra 44 49 43
Rahman c Ro Sharma b Ashwin 0 1
Shakib b B Kumar 1 2 2
Mushfiqur Rahim c Kohli b Shami 24 22 21
Nasir Hossain st Dhoni b A Mishra 16 30 17
Mahmudullah not out 33 27 23
Rahman c Jadeja b A Mishra 0 1
Mortaza not out 6 2
Extras 0nb 2w 4b 2lb 8
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
B Kumar3 0 21 1
Ashwin4 0 15 2
Shami3 0 29 1
Jadeja4 0 30 0
Raina2 0 11 0
A Mishra4 0 26 3
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The dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in the third over gave Bangladesh hope, but a second wicket partnership of 100 took the game out of their grasp.

Rohit Sharma brought up his second successive half-century from 39 balls before departing for 56 in the 16th over.

The consistent Virat Kohli saw India through to their target with an unbeaten 56 alongside captain MS Dhoni (22 not out), who promoted himself up the order to get some vital batting practice and finished the match with a straight six.

India: 141 for 2 (18.3 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Ro Sharma c Nasir Hossain b Mortaza 56 62 44
Dhawan b Al-Amin 1 11 6
Kohli not out 57 67 50
Dhoni not out 22 15 12
Extras 1nb 4w 0b 0lb 5 5
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Mortaza4 0 23 1
Gazi3 0 21 0
Al-Amin4 0 38 1
Shakib4 0 26 0
Rahman 2.3 0 26 0
Mahmudullah1 0 7 0
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Bangladesh's hopes are now teetering on the brink after their second successive defeat and they will need to beat Pakistan and Australia to have any hopes of progressing.

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