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Summary

  1. Champions India through to semi-finals
  2. India 302-6: Rohit Sharma 137
  3. Bangladesh 193 all out in Melbourne
  4. India have won last 11 World Cup matches
  5. Click audio icon for TMS commentary (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So, a fairly routine win for India - you can read Stephan Shemilt's match report on the BBC Sport website, and listen back to highlights on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 13:00 GMT, as well as Test Match Special's World Cup podcasts.

    As for Kevin Pietersen... I'm sure you can continue the debate on Twitter. And look out on the website later for the "Ask Vaughan" video where the former England skipper answers your questions.

    That's it from us after a bit of a marathon game - we'll be back tomorrow morning at 03:00 GMT to talk you through Australia v Pakistan from Adelaide. Whether or not you have World Cup Fever, enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. The Pietersen saga continues

    BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy: "Colin Graves has confirmed he recently called Kevin Pietersen who then requested a meeting when he returned from the World Cup. Graves hasn't yet agreed to the meeting but says he'll try to accommodate Pietersen although he'll make no promises to him.

    "Graves stressed it was a confidential phone call and that he can't comment any further until he takes over as ECB chairman on 15 May. But he did promise it'll be a different ECB under his leadership, with full consultation the key issue. Graves said Pietersen has just got to get on with what's best for him. The immediate priority for Pietersen will be getting released from his IPL contract to play county cricket."

  3. Captain's view

    India captain MS Dhoni: "It has been a good World Cup for us and we can't shy away from the fact that we are playing some good cricket.

    "A month back we were struggling in this format so credit to the boys and the support staff. Everyone has had to lift themselves up. Not many players from our side are among the top run-scorers, but we're still scoring runs as a team."

  4. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "People back home forget about Duncan Fletcher [who now coaches India]. He brought some good cricketers into the England side. He has a good eye for a cricketer. But he is also a good coach and is always looking. He will keep poking the India players with little comments to make sure they are still on it."

  5. Captain's view

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "The toss could've been important, we like to bat first but we can't complain. A score of 300 is always difficult to chase, 280 would have been much better.

    "Except this game, everyone back home should be happy. Most of the players had only played two or three ODIs before the World Cup and are just starting their careers. Back home they should be happy and hopefully we can carry on from here. We don't have enough experience to play in these sort of matches, but we now know how we have to play."

  6. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Bangladesh Cricket: Well done Tigers throughout this tournament! Today was not our day. Nonetheless, the world has begun to see the #riseofthetigers #CWC15.

  7. Man of the match

    More from India batsman Rohit Sharma, who made 137, on TMS: "Bangladesh bowled really well, especially Rubel. When I went in I wanted to bat to the powerplay and look to be positive. At the same time, my thinking was calm, and my focus was spot on. We got 50 runs in the powerplay and I think that won us the game from there. The bowlers then did the job for us.

    "We've spent four and half months in Australia and didn't do too well in the Test matches but a lot of planning has been there for this tournament. The amount of crowd we have in Melbourne is amazing. They have come from a lot of places and they have enjoyed some good cricket today."

  8. Post update

    Reaction from the captains coming soon.

    I suspect we will hear more about a potential turning point in this game, when Rohit Sharma was "caught" off a delivery which was called a no-ball for height, when it did not appear to be above his waist. Given that virtually all wickets get checked for no-balls, it seems an anomaly of sorts.

  9. #askvaughan

    Remember, if you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, Kevin Pietersen, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page. He'll answer them on a video on the BBC Sport website later.

  10. Review of the day

    Looking back, we'd hoped for a closer game than we had between Sri Lanka and South Africa yesterday. I suppose we had one, but not by much.

    After a great start by India, Bangladesh hit back in mid-innings, but the century stand between Rohit Sharma (137) and Suresh Raina (65) made the difference for India, despite some impressive death bowling from Bangladesh, 302-6 always looked like a winning score.

    The fact that no Bangladesh batsman passed 35 tells its own story, despite some entertainment from Tamim Iqbal at the top of the order.

  11. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Greg: Hopefully a better side will deal better with India's constant use of short, bullying bowling.

    Aashish: Aus/NZ in the semis? Not sure, Pak/Windies are two seriously talented unpredictable teams and can beat anyone on their day.

  12. Man of the match

    India centurion Rohit Sharma: "I think this is right up there as my most important innings. I wanted to bat for as long as possible to put the team into a good situation and the bowlers did a fantastic job as they did in the league stage.

    "Batting at the top of the order, it's important to get big hundreds. I've been given the opportunity and I wanted to make the most of it. I'm happy with the way we performed as a team. We now have two games to go."

    Rohit Sharma
  13. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "When England get knocked out of the World Cup it is the usual reaction. But for the long-term progress it may be a good thing as maybe an IPL-style tournament will arrive in England. For too long we have seen the 50-over game through Test match eyes.

    "If you look at the 15 men England had in their squad they should have played a lot better. They went back into their shells, but in the tri-series they looked like it was this new modern method of playing.

    "One of my real concerns for English cricket is we have all these performance programmes, but we don't seem to produce bowlers that can bowl at 145kph."

  14. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "India are the first team to bowl the opposition out in seven consecutive World Cup games. SA bowled the opposition out in six consecutive games in 2011.

    "MS Dhoni is the third captain to get 100 ODI wins, after Ricky Ponting (165) and Allan Border (107)."

  15. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    On Rohit Sharma's innings of 137: "It is a significant knock in his career. This has the meaning and the hype. He will put it up there with his best. He had some luck but take nothing away from him, he built that and took it deep into the innings to give the platform to build a total around."

  16. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Desmond Cassidy: Well I am hoping for a Australia v South Africa final...a repeat of the 2007 semi-final would be a great final...

    I'm not sure many people's heart rates could take a repeat of the 1999 semi-final between those two teams!

  17. Man of the match

    As expected, India's Rohit Sharma wins the man-of-the-match award for his 137 from 126 balls.

    Rohit Sharma
  18. Semi-final line-up

    To confirm, India will play the winners of tomorrow's Australia-Pakistan game in the semis. Here's the line-up as it stands:

    • Tuesday 24 March: New Zealand or West Indies v South Africa, Auckland (01:00 GMT)
    • Thursday 26 March: Australia or Pakistan v India, Sydney (03:30 GMT)
  19. Final scorecard

    Bangladesh 193 all out from 45 overs

    Fall of wickets: 33-1 (Tamim 25), 33-2 (Kayes), 73-3 (Mahmudullah 21), 90-4 (Sarkar 29), 104-5 (Shakib 10), 139-6 (Mushfiqur 27), 189-7 (Nasir 35), 192-8 (Mortaza 1), 193-9 (Rubel 0), 193-10 Sabbir 30)

    Bowling figures: Yadav 9-1-31-4, Shami 8-1-37-2, Mohit 7-0-36-1, Ashwin 10-1-30-0, Raina 3-1-15-0, Jadeja 8-0-42-2

    Not out batsman: Taskin 0

    India 302-6: Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

    India won toss

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Scorecard

  20. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Former Australia batsman Damien Martyn: A fantastic display today by India. Far too good in all areas. They are a side in very dangerous form leading into the semi-finals.

  21. Post update

    It had been largely a foregone conclusion for the last hour or so, but a professional performance from India has closed out victory. Yadav finishes with 4-31 from nine overs - India have taken all 10 opposition wickets in all seven games of this tournament - but my rupee would be on Rohit Sharma winning the man of the match award for his century.

  22. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "India are peaking at the right time. It was a clinical performance as they made more than 300. Bangladesh are honourable in defeat, and they have done their country proud."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  23. Champagne moment

    INDIA BEAT BANGLADESH BY 109 RUNS WITH FIVE OVERS TO SPARE AND REACH WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL

  24. WICKET

    Sabbir c Shami b Yadav 30 (Ban 193 all out)

    And it's all over before last man Taskin Ahmed can even face a ball - as Sabbir hooks one down fine leg's throat and India have won.

    India celebrate
  25. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "India look very powerful. Fielding today outstanding. And they will be difficult to beat in Sydney if there's any grip in the pitch."

  26. WICKET

    Rubel c Ashwin b Yadav 0 (Ban 193-9)

    But when he does connect, the ball skews into the air over square leg, Ashwin takes the catch and it's a third wicket for Yadav. Will he be spared the Australian Channel 9 cartoon duck to accompany him back to the pavilion?

    Umesh Yadav
  27. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    On Twitter: The attendance @MCG 51,552 for the #INDvBAN quarter-final.

    Fans
  28. Ban 193-8

    Rubel Hossain is the new batsman, he impressed with the ball today but with a highest score of 17 in 58 previous ODIs, it's fair to say he's not in the side for his batting. Sabbir lifts the ball over square leg, safely, and they run one. Rubel ducks under a bouncer from the hostile Yadav, he then can't connect with an attempted pull shot.

  29. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was almost like a half appeal from Dhoni and the bowler. India are just winding down, there is not much emotion in the celebration. They know this game is done and dusted."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  30. WICKET

    Mortaza c Dhoni b Mohit 1 (Ban 192-8)

    A pretty miserable day for Mortaza concludes as he feathers an edge to the keeper while trying to keep out a yorker, there's only a half-hearted appeal but the umpire sends him on his way.

    Scorecard

    Mashrafe Mortaza
  31. Ban 191-7

    Captain Mashrafe Mortaza to the crease, with a frankly unlikely target of 114 needed from 42 balls. He's quickly on strike after a single from Sabbir, and knocks his first ball for one.

  32. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was an enterprising knock. But they are seven down and this game might not have long left. The spin of India may be their ace. These are the defending champions and they are an impressive outfit."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  33. WICKET

    Nasir c Rohit b Jadeja 35 (Ban 189-7)

    But Nasir's cameo innings ends as after whacking another four through mid-wicket, he eyes up a third successive boundary and pokes a low catch to Rohit Sharma at cover. His 35 came from 34 balls.

    Scorecard

  34. Email tms@bbc.co.uk

    Chris: I completely disagree with Donald Parish (21st over), the way England handled their preparation was unprofessional. To change your captain with weeks to go, with another batsman who is not performing, showed a lack of leadership. England should have made that decision a year earlier or kept Cook and swapped Morgan out. England still wouldn't have won the cup, but they would have at least got to the quarters.

  35. Ban 185-6

    Just at the spell of the innings when India were moving into top gear, Bangladesh - with a required rate of 15.5 - are still stuck in second. Sabbir reverse-sweeps and misses, and the Tigers run a bye. Nasir gives Jadeja the charge, trying to hit over the top, and the ball flies off an edge for four as he becomes the first Bangladesh batsman to pass 30.

  36. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David McIlroy: World Cup has become formulaic: bat first, score 300, game over. Runs are great but close finishes are memorable.

  37. Ban 179-6 (target 303)

    Mohit Sharma's back on, he's not bowled since the 15th over - and the game has gone away from Bangladesh in the interim. Nasir pulls his fourth four to move to 25 - Bangladesh have had six men in the 20s today, but Soumya Sarkar with 29 is still the highest scorer at this stage. For the second successive over, Nasir steals the strike with a single off the last ball.

    Nasir Hossain
  38. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "For some reason, a whole flock of seagulls have arrived at the MCG this evening. They weren't here earlier. Where have they been? Why come now? Did they not know it was a 2.30 start? Maybe they could only get here after work? Reminds me of last summer's Headingley Test, where one pigeon stood at square leg/extra cover throughout."

  39. Ban 174-6 (Sabbir 27*, Nasir 21*)

    Into the last 10, then - Jadeja to bowl. Nasir Hossain is in danger of catching up his partner here, lifting the slow left-armer over mid-on for four before moving to 21 with a single.

    Nasir Hossain
  40. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Dr Cricket (Hassan): We can beat Australia tomorrow if we show aggression. People are acting as though we are rubbish.

    Our coverage of the third quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan starts at 03:00 GMT on Friday, 20 March.

  41. Latest scorecard

    Bangladesh 169-6 from 40 overs (target 303)

    Run rate: 4.22 per over Required run rate: 13.40

    Batsmen: Sabbir 27, Nasir 15

    Fall of wickets: 33-1 (Tamim 25), 33-2 (Kayes), 73-3 (Mahmudullah 21), 90-4 (Sarkar 29), 104-5 (Shakib 10), 139-6 (Mushfiqur 27)

    Bowling figures: Yadav 8-1-30-2, Shami 8-1-37-2, Mohit 5-0-28-0, Ashwin 10-1-30-0, Raina 3-1-15-0, Jadeja 6-0-28-1

    India 302-6: Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

    India won toss

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Scorecard

  42. Dropped catch

    Ban 169-6

    Yadav, who's impressed with 2-30 from his eight overs, is off as Ashwin returns to bowl his last over. Bangladesh plunder two singles - but they could have lost another wicket there as Sabbir cuts the off-spinner and Dhawan, who took that spectacular catch on the rope earlier, can't hold on at backward point. It means Ashwin finishes wicketless but economical with figures of 10-1-30-0.

  43. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    On Friday's third quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan at Adelaide:

    "Pakistan are always a threat with their bowlers but the Aussies are looking very strong. But I do like the way Pakistan bowl aggressively. It is not aggressive through words, it is through their body language."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  44. Ban 165-6 (Sabbir 25*, Nasir 14*)

    Nasir Hossain pulls at Shami, Shikhar Dhawan makes a tumbling stop in the deep and they run three. Sabbir pushes a single to mid-wicket, but there's only one way this game is going.

  45. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Damian: I think Kevin Pietersen's stint in the TMS box shows he can work with people who he has not necessarily always seen eye-to-eye with. Grow up ECB.

  46. Ban 161-6 (target 303)

    In contrast to Shami, Bangladesh look less fluent against the greater pace of Yadav. Just two singles from the over. Bangladesh need 143 more from 12 overs - or 72 balls, should you prefer. The required rate is a shade under 12.

  47. #askvaughan

    If you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, KP, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page. He'll answer them on a video on the BBC Sport website later.

  48. Ban 159-6 (Sabbir 23*, Nasir 10*)

    Jadeja (1-28 from six overs) takes a rest and Mohammed Shami is back into the attack. He's a little wayward at first, banging in a bouncer which is called wide, and after a couple of singles, Nasir unleashes a fearsome square cut for four which has no fewer than three fielders just failing to beat it to the rope.

  49. Post update

    Rahul Dravid

    Ex-India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Bangladesh innings has been really disappointing but there are positives when you look at the fast bowlers who they have coming through. They have a bright future and Bangladesh will get more and more competitive if they can keep Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed fit, especially overseas."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  50. Ban 152-6 (target 303)

    With Jim Maxwell on TMS calling for a slip to come in for number eight Nasir Hossain, the new batsman predictably gets an edge to his second ball... exactly where a slip fielder would have been. That's four runs.

    A single brings Sabbir on strike, he pulls a four through mid-wicket for his first boundary and then lashes another one through third man. Three fours in an over but I suspect it's too little, too late for the Tigers.

  51. Post update

    Rahul Dravid

    Ex-India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Bit of extra bounce got the outside edge and it was an easy catch for MS Dhoni. That wicket is just another nail in the coffin for Bangladesh. The India bowling has been exceptional."

    Umesh Yadav
  52. WICKET

    Mushfiqur c Dhoni b Yadav 27 (Ban 139-6)

    Mushfiqur Rahim swings cross-batted at the first ball of the batting powerplay, it takes a top edge and his fellow keeper Dhoni takes a simple high catch.

    Scorecard

    Mushfiqur Rahim
  53. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Aashish: Impressed by Bangladesh's World Cup campaign. Their group of young talent both batting and pace bowling bodes well for their cricket.

  54. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "The MCG is gradually emptying, but noise levels remain high. It is an atmosphere the spectacle doesn't really deserve. Is a close quarter-final too much to ask for? Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and West Indies, it's down to you."

  55. Drinks break

    Ban 139-5

    Jadeja rattles through his sixth over, knowing that Bangladesh's one-single-at-a-time progress will just send the required rate spiralling ever higher. Maybe the powerplay will change their approach. But umpire Ian Gould waves some drinks on first.

    Mushfiqur Rahim
  56. Post update

    Rahul Dravid

    Ex-India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "We are due a close game and it would be nice to get one tomorrow. Yesterday's game was a one-sided one and this is looking like being the same.

    "One or two of the West Indies players have the ability to have a once-in-a-lifetime game but New Zealand starts the favourite. The same for the Australia v Pakistan game where it seems Australia have all of the firepower. It would be a big upset to see Pakistan or the West Indies get through."

    We will have live coverage of both games, with the Australia v Pakistan match on the BBC Sport website from 03:00 GMT on Friday, 20 March. Our coverage of New Zealand v West Indies starts at 00:30 GMT on Saturday, 21 March.

    Rahul Dravid and Jim Maxwell
  57. Ban 133-5 (target 303)

    Mushfiqur is plodding along here, helping a single to fine leg, while Yadav advances the score with a wide. Sabbir, who only made his ODI debut in November and has a top score of 53 from 10 innings, moves to 11 from 18 balls.

  58. Ban 128-5

    India keep one Ashwin over up their sleeves and turn back to the pace of Umesh Yadav. Sabbir pushes a single to cover and Jadeja's lightning throw demolishes the stumps at the bowler's end, sending the flashing bails flying, but Sabbir had made his ground.

  59. Post update

    Rahul Dravid

    Ex-India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is getting to that point where Bangladesh are trying to just get an honourable result and wonder 'what might've been'. Once India got to 300 it was a bridge too far for Bangladesh."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Test Match Special
  60. Ban 127-5 (target 303)

    Bangladesh have a batting powerplay on the horizon, but to be honest, Dhoni could set a powerplay field now and it would have little effect, as Bangladesh are only able to take it one single at a time.

    Mushfiqur breaks the deadlock by sweeping a four - only the second in 12 overs - but I'm not sure what their plan is here. Is it "let's bat out the 50 overs to save face"? 176 needed from 17 overs.

  61. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    OptaJim: Ravichandran Ashwin (238) has passed Morne Morkel as the bowler to deliver most dot balls at #CWC15.

    India fans
  62. Ban 119-5 (Mushfiqur 16*, Sabbir 6*)

    Mushfiqur pushes a couple of quick singles, Dhoni appeals for a run-out from one of them, but the required rate is now above 10, and the defending champions - providing they don't do anything crazy - are well on course here. Five singles from the over.

  63. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Former England bowler Alan Mullally: The Bangers need a bit of AB, a touch of Gilly and a drop of Viv to take this one home.

  64. Ban 114-5 (target 303)

    After a couple of singles, Mushfiqur finally cuts loose, getting down on one knee to heave Jadeja over cow corner for a first-bounce four.

  65. Post update

    Rahul Dravid

    Ex-India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "One criticism of Ashwin was that he was not really performing well overseas in one-day cricket. But not so in this World Cup. He has bowled with guile and skill."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  66. Latest scorecard

    Bangladesh 107-5 from 30 overs (target 303)

    Run rate: 3.58 per over Required run rate: 9.83

    Batsmen: Mushfiqur 7, Sabbir 3

    Fall of wickets: 33-1 (Tamim 25), 33-2 (Kayes), 73-3 (Mahmudullah 21), 90-4 (Sarkar 29), 104-5 (Shakib 10)

    Bowling figures: Yadav 5-1-9-1, Shami 6-1-26-2, Mohit 5-0-28-0, Ashwin 8-1-21-0, Raina 3-1-15-0, Jadeja 3-0-7-1

    India 302-6: Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

    India won toss

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

    Scorecard

  67. Ban 107-5

    Ashwin, who'd do wonders for any side's over-rate, whistles through his eighth over as Sabbir sweeps a two. He has three, Mushfiqur has taken 24 balls to score seven, and India are in the departure lounge for that flight to Sydney. But will they be back to the MCG for the final?

  68. Ban 105-5 (target 303)

    Sabbir Rahman - who didn't bowl, so I suppose we'd class him as a recognised batsman - is in at seven for Bangladesh. He's under way with a single.

    The winner of this game - looking increasingly likely to be India - will stay in Australia and face the winner of tomorrow's Australia v Pakistan game at Sydney on Thursday 26 March.

  69. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Surely it is beyond Bangladesh now as he was their last experienced batsman. A disappointed-looking Shakib leaves the ground. Something had to give. The pressure was building."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  70. WICKET

    Shakib c Shami b Jadeja 10 (Ban 104-5)

    He couldn't keep prodding around forever - Shakib tries to go after Jadeja and slices a simple catch to short third man.

    Scorecard

    India players celebrate
  71. Ban 103-4

    Mushfiqur turns a single past leg slip. Time for Shakib to take on Ashwin? Even when Ashwin floats one towards off stump, Shakib can't get it past a fielder. There are some glum faces in the Bangladesh dug-out as this game ebbs away from them. With 200 more needed, the required rate is now over nine.

  72. Ban 102-4 (target 303)

    Shakib and Mushfiqur exchange singles against Jadeja, Shakib is showing a little more urgency but keeps picking out a man fielding at short mid-wicket. Once again, we're rapidly through an over and Bangladesh are slowly sinking out of this World Cup.

  73. Ban 100-4 (Ashwin 6-1-18-0)

    Little to cheer about for Bangladesh's loyal fans as Ashwin enters his sixth over, but there's still a measured cheer from the flag-waving Tigers as their score moves into three figures, as Mushfiqur helps himself to a couple of twos.

  74. Ban 95-4 (Shakib 8*, Mushfiqur 1*)

    Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, he of the bushy dark beard these days, is on for his first bowl of the day. Mushfiqur is finally off the mark with a single off the 13th ball he's received - and with only four runs from the over, the required rate is spiralling ever upwards, it's now up to 8.32.

    We're at the halfway stage, with Bangladesh needing 208 from 25 overs.

  75. Ban 91-4 (target 303)

    The deadlock is broken as Shakib cuts Ashwin for a single, but apart from umpire Dar - who appeared to be bitten by a wasp or bee earlier today - having a few troubles with the increasing number of seagulls swooping around the MCG, that's all that interrupts the over.

  76. Post update

    Shami
  77. Ban 90-4

    Shami is stopped in mid-run-up by... a seagull. It's the only thing that holds up another maiden over as Mushfiqur plays himself in.

    And if you've just heard Andrew McDonald on TMS explain how a "dead" seagull made a miraculous recovery in a Big Bash game in January, you can watch the video of its return on the BBC Sport website.

  78. Ban 90-4

    Ashwin to Shakib. Maiden over. Nowt else to tell.

  79. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Bibhash Dash: Dhoni the ex-goalkeeper pulls off his best David de Gea impression. And it is just as successful. Nice catch.

    Michelle Garland: Are Bangladesh the new England?

  80. Ban 90-4 (target 303)

    Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman - he remains the Test captain, having yielded the one-day captaincy to Mortaza. Far from the tallest man in international cricket - we'd like to see him standing next to Pakistan's giant pace bowler Mohammad Irfan - Mushfiqur has to duck a bouncer first up.

  81. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A great catch from MS Dhoni. He is having a good night. It was a one-handed catch, diving to his left, and it stuck in his paw. What a catch. India are up for this.

    "The celebrations are committed and it's a long ask for Bangladesh now. The batsmen are getting in and getting out. They need someone to get a big score."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon.

  82. WICKET

    Sarkar c Dhoni b Shami 29 (Ban 90-4)

    And it's all over for Sarkar - just after ramping Shami for four over the keeper's head, he edges and is brilliantly caught one-handed by keeper-skipper Dhoni diving to his left. That mountain to climb for Bangladesh is getting bigger and bigger.

    Scorecard

    MS Dhoni
  83. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Donald Parish: Really disappointing to read Alastair Cook's quotes today. Seems like he hasn't taken the opportunity to clear his head.

    England Test captain Alastair Cook has criticised the selectors for dropping him as one-day captain in the build-up to the World Cup.

  84. Latest scorecard

    Bangladesh 86-3 from 20 overs (target 303)

    Batsmen: Sarkar 25, Shakib 5

    Fall of wickets: 33-1 (Tamim 25), 33-2 (Kayes), 73-3 (Mahmudullah 21)

    Bowling figures: Yadav 5-1-9-1, Shami 4-0-22-1, Mohit 5-0-28-0, Ashwin 3-0-12-0, Raina 3-1-15-0

    India 302-6: Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

    India won toss

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    Scorecard

  85. Ban 86-3 (Sarkar 25*, Shakib 5*)

    Ashwin is quickly through his over, he must do wonders for India's over-rates. Just two singles and a wide from it.

  86. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "You can lose your first three games and still win the World Cup so it is set up for the bigger teams to go through. Now when bowlers are bowling at the death it is real pressure. It might cost your team the World Cup but in the group matches you can make a mistake and get a second chance."

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  87. Ban 83-3 (target 303)

    Shakib, batting in a sleeveless slipover on top of his Bangladesh shirt, unleashes a couple of pull shots against Shami which brings him a two and a single respectively. Bangladesh hearts are then in mouths as Sarkar is nearly caught and bowled, but the diving Shami couldn't quite make it to the ball. 303 still looks a long, long way away.

    Shakib Al Hasan
  88. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Matthew Noble: My word that was an incredible superhuman effort by Dhawan for that catch.

  89. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "If in doubt just whack it out of the park. There is a big open space out there, a huge vacant area. It was a full ball, he saw it and thought 'why not'. He swung through it and it was perfect timing."

  90. Six

    Ban 80-3

    Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman for Bangladesh, and there's a change of bowling with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin back into the attack. He spins a perfect off break past left-hander Shakib's tentative prod, but the former skipper is off the mark with a single.

    Sarkar sees Ashwin drag one down short and he hoists it over mid-wicket for six towards a delighted pocket of Bangladesh fans. India were 79-2 at this stage. Crisis, what crisis?

  91. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a triple play from Shikhar Dhawan. Good judgement, right in front of those Indian supporters. Mahmudullah tried to time it, but got a top edge."

    If you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, KP, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page. He'll answer them on a video on the BBC Sport website later.

    Shikhar Dhawan
  92. WICKET

    Mahmudullah c Dhawan b Shami 21 (Ban 73-3)

    Sensational catch! Mahmudullah hooks at the recalled Mohammed Shami, Shkihar Dhawan at long leg catches it at the second attempt, then realises he's going to step over the line, flicks the ball into the air, steps outside - and then back in - before completing the catch. A brief check with the third umpire to see whether Dhawan's foot was touching the rope at any point - but it's no third successive World Cup ton for Mahmudullah.

    Scorecard

    Mohammed Shami
  93. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The fielding from India has been good. MS Dhoni is such a good character. If you look back to the World Cup they won in Mumbai, people expected them to win that competition, but no one expected them to win this one, which they could do."

  94. Post update

    You'd think that with the required run rate inching towards seven, this is India's game to lose from here. But it's Dhoni giving his team a pep-talk while the drinks cart is on. In tournament cricket, when you reach the knockout stages, there's little wriggle room for error.

  95. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "For Bangladesh to get close to this target they have to target Raina. He is India's sixth option so they have to target him. Bangladesh can't relax and knock it for singles."

    If you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, KP, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page. He'll answer them on a video on the BBC Sport website later.

  96. Drinks break

    Ban 71-2

    While Ashwin and Jadeja are nominally India's two front-line spinners, they've only bowled one over between them so far and Raina is already into his third, but he's doing a fair job for his team here. That's better footwork from Sarkar, smashing the part-timer for four wide of extra cover. Four singles mean it's eight from the over, and time for some beverages.

    Soumya Sarkar
  97. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "There's noticeably fewer Bangladesh flags being waved inside the MCG, while the India supporters seem relaxed. Surely it's not game over already?"

  98. Ban 63-2 (Sarkar 11*, Mahmudullah 18*)

    Sarkar misses with an attempted pull shot at Mohit, before practising the shot again as the ball is thrown back to the bowler. At this stage, 303 looks a long way away for the Tigers, but you can expect they'll be looking at where they want to be at 15, 20, 25, 30 overs, and then reassess... Sarkar can't connect with a couple of bouncers, but then chips a single over extra cover

  99. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Bangladesh have to take their time, do it bit by bit, build a partnership and then make a late charge. Seven an over is attainable, it's just if it gets to nine an over needed then it becomes very difficult."

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  100. Ban 61-2 (target 303)

    Mahmudullah deftly sweeps Raina and they hustle back for a well-run two. More application like that will serve Bangladesh very well. In fact, they're able to milk the part-timer for ones and twos to give them seven off the over. That'll do nicely.

  101. Ban 54-2 (Sarkar 9*, Mahmudullah 11*)

    Mohit Sharma's had a change of ends, Sarkar slashes a single towards third man as three fielders converge. Mahmudullah's a long way from a third successive World Cup century, but this will do - whacking a four over mid-on to bring up the fifty for Bangladesh. A less glamorous smear brings him a single as he moves to 10 from 18 balls. Another couple of singles mean Mohit has 0-26 from four overs. Bangladesh need 249 from 37 overs at a required rate of 6.72.

  102. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Surrey and England bowler Chris Tremlett: Trott's return will hopefully be a positive one for England. Will be great to see him back in an England shirt.

  103. Ban 46-2 (target 303)

    It's off-spin from both ends as Suresh Raina, more of a part-time spinner but a very effective one in limited-overs cricket, comes on for a twirl. And it's a maiden over as Mahmudullah can't get him away - with Ravindra Jadeja particularly lively in the field.

    Melbourne (MCG)
  104. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Tom Oxley: I worry for the promising careers of Root, Lyth & Ballance with ECB management offering no control or composure. Fidgety times.

    If you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, KP, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page.

  105. Ban 46-2

    While Aggers on TMS instructs new Leicestershire coach Andrew McDonald on how much thermal underwear he needs to pack for Grace Road, it's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack - there's a slip and a leg slip posted, as well as long-on and long-off pushed back. Varying his pace well, he's quickly through his over but Sarkar and Mahmudullah take a single apiece.

  106. Latest scorecard

    Bangladesh 44-2 from 10 overs (target 303)

    Batsmen: Sarkar 6, Mahmudullah 4

    Fall of wickets: 33-1 (Tamim 25), 33-2 (Kayes)

    Bowling figures: Yadav 5-1-9-1, Shami 2-0-17-0, Mohit 3-0-18-0

    India 302-6: Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

    India won toss

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    Scorecard

  107. Ban 44-2 (Sarkar 6*, Mahmudullah 4*)

    Left-hander Sarkar leans back and ramps a bouncer over the keeper's head for four, but footwork has not been Bangladesh's strength so far in this innings, they are rather flinging the bat at things. Mohit goes round the wicket, and Sarkar angles a single to third man as the fielding restrictions end.

  108. Post update

    India
  109. Ban 39-2 (target 303)

    It's been a pretty epic game already - with the first innings, punctuated by a rain break, lasting more than four hours, and if this goes the distance, it really will have been a long haul. Sarkar is off the mark with a single off the seventh ball he's faced, while Mahmudullah swings and misses - Bangladesh are still throwing the bat, but have found it difficult going against Yadav, who has figures of 5-1-9-1.

  110. Ban 38-2 (Sarkar 0*, Mahmudullah 4*)

    Mahmudullah plays himself in cautiously against Mohit Sharma, no risky singles for a few overs, guys... Mohit gets one to seam away and whistle past the right-hander's forward prod. Superb delivery. Another away-swinger is sliced over backward point for four, which is energetically signalled by the Bangladesh fans within the cavernous MCG.

  111. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jay: That run-out was the very definition of brain fade.

  112. Ban 33-2 (target 303)

    Kayes is replaced by Mahmudullah, Bangladesh's heroic centurion against England who then repeated the feat against New Zealand. It's the old "add two wickets to the score" scenario, just when Bangladesh had made a bright start.

  113. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is what you get taught as a kid. He watched the ball, it was an easy run, but he then turned his back on the non-striker. Shocking running and how the game has just turned. It was a good dive, but he was still a couple of metres out. It was schoolboy stuff."

    Umesh Yadav
  114. WICKET

    Kayes run out 5 (Ban 33-2)

    Soumya Sarkar is the new batsman, there's a village-style mix-up and a calamitous run-out. Sarkar knocked the ball to third man, took a few steps down the track and was caught ball-watching as he stopped. The next thing he knows, Kayes is two-thirds of the way down the pitch, and he has no chance of getting back to the bowler's end. Two wickets in two balls.

    Scorecard

    Umesh Yadav
  115. WICKET

    Tamim c Dhoni b Yadav 25 (Ban 33-1)

    Yes, there was an edge. Yes, it was a clean catch. Out, surely? Tamim takes a while to walk off, but there's nothing he can do. Gone for 25 from 25 balls. But have Bangladesh's hopes of a shock win departed with him?

    Scorecard

    Umesh Yadav
  116. Third umpire

    Big moment. Tamim goes for another flashing drive and it takes the edge, Dhoni takes the catch but the umpires just want to check it's carried. And they send it upstairs to Steve Davis...

  117. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Maddy Raman: Highest chase at the MCG but with two new balls and some decent batting Bangladesh have a chance of an upset.

    Kishin Mahtani: If Bangladesh chase this down I will not watch cricket for a YEAR. No hope for Bangladesh; India on to the semi-finals.

  118. Ban 31-0 (Tamim 24*, Kayes 4*)

    Tamim, who hit that memorable century at Lord's on Bangladesh's last tour of England, flogs another two over mid-wicket when Mohit tries to bounce him. The flashing blade of Bengal is out again and the ball sails towards third man, where Ashwin doesn't really go for it, taking the ball on the bounce which persuades Dhoni to bring him up into the ring and send Yadav out to the deep.

    Tamim Iqbal
  119. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Australia captain Michael Clarke: Preparation done. The boys are ready.

    Australia play their quarter-final against Pakistan in Adelaide tomorrow. The match starts at 03:30 GMT and our live text commentary will begin 30 minutes before that.

  120. Ban 28-0

    After Shami was flogged round the park for three fours last over, Dhoni makes an immediate bowling change and sends for his third seamer Mohit Sharma, while moving his second slip into a catching position at short cover. Kayes dinks a single to third man, then Tamim gives Mohit the charge, flings his bat at it and flays him over backward point for another four! Game on!

    Tamim Iqbal
  121. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is a huge game for both sides. If Bangladesh get close they will get more nervous than they are now. They just have to keep playing like a free spirit. They will not be too worried about the Indian bowling attack, it is just the high run rate and that will increase the pressure. If Tamim Iqbal can fire for an hour you just never know."

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  122. Ban 23-0 (target 303)

    With a new ball used at each end, as has been the ODI regulations since 2012, it's as if there's a different game being played at each end here - as at one end, Tamim is driving freely against Shami, while at the other, Yadav is keeping Kayes tied up in knots.

    Finally, after nine dot balls, Kayes is off the mark with a three through the covers. After yesterday's game, I'm sure most neutrals would be hoping for an exciting run chase here under the lights.

    Tamim Iqbal
  123. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Cricket is not on anyone's agenda in England and that's a real issue for the game. People back home enjoyed the Big Bash and lots of people were watching it. It was great viewing. But the England team need to win in the West Indies, play well against New Zealand and then it will build again before the Ashes starts.

    "It is so important that Alastair Cook scores some runs in the West Indies so we can put to bed his poor run of form."

  124. Ban 20-0 (Tamim 17*, Kayes 0*)

    India's trio of pace bowlers have been one of the more surprising successes of this tournament - given that we knew how good their batting line-up was. But Tamim is ready to fight fire with fire, slamming a four past mid-off, cracking another one through point when Shami offers him some width, and smacking his third four of the over past extra cover. Ajinkya Rahane gives Shami a consolatory pat on the shoulders between deliveries.

  125. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Yesterday, England selector James Whitaker explained the current England management's stance on Kevin Pietersen, by repeating that he "isn't in their plans". Here is what Vaughan had to say about this response...

    "It is a difficult question to answer. Whitaker is in the real world and he is in the process and is having the finger pointing at him. He could say never again and suddenly everything changes and Pietersen is scoring runs and a new management decide they need him."

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  126. Ban 7-0 (target 303)

    Yadav is bowling with plenty of pace here, beating Kayes outside his off stump before the left-hander has to fend off a bouncer. A maiden over, and Kayes is scoreless from seven deliveries.

    And with plenty of debate to be had back home, if you want to send Michael Vaughan your questions, on England, KP, the World Cup or anything else, please submit them to @bbctms on Twitter with the hashtag #askvaughan - or via the TMS Facebook page.

  127. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    On Kevin Pietersen's potential return to the England set-up...

    "Colin Graves has come in as chairman and wants to meet with Pietersen to see where he is at. I don't think he has a cat in hell's chance of playing with the current management. But you have to look further down the line. If England play poorly, the management might change - it is pro, high level sport. There has been poor selections and strategies and that is down to management and coaches.

    "Let's see how they perform in the West Indies. If England play poorly, who is to say in May that there might be a change. And if Pietersen is scoring county runs, the new man may fancy him playing him in the middle order. Why not leave that open?"

    Kevin Pietersen
  128. Ban 7-0

    Mohammed Shami will start from the other end, he strays with a couple of wides - spraying one each side of the wicket - while Tamim, whose natural talent suggests his lifetime ODI average of 29.71 is a little underwhelming, adds another two to his score.

    Tamim Iqbal
  129. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    On the current England situation:

    "It is a soap opera. I don't know if any producers are willing but make a movie. It has been a shamozzle. They are not going in the same direction and haven't been for a while. I look at performance on the pitch and you have to be critical. We knew Cook was losing the ODI job before Cook did. How did that happen? It is terrible. There are leaks left, right and centre from the ECB and that has to stop."

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  130. Ban 3-0 (target 303)

    Left-handers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes are Bangladesh's opening pair, with right-arm paceman Umesh Yadav taking the opening over. Tamim gets what could be an epic chase under way with a couple of pull shots which bring him a two and a single. Then there's a stifled appeal from the two slips for a catch behind as Kayes tries to leave the ball, but keeper MS Dhoni doesn't react - and to confound the situation further, the snickometer hints that there might have been a bit of bat on that.

  131. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: This is going to be a fascinating chase: Bangladesh's overachieving batsmen vs India's overachieving bowlers. Hard to call!

    Adil Othman: Anyone else feel that the 302 score is a tad underwhelming for India?

  132. Post update

    Michael Vaughan has had plenty to say on TMS about the England situation, we'll bring it to you shortly as Bangladesh are ready to start their run chase...

    Michael Vaughan and Jonathan Agnew
  133. Post update

    And to add this into the mix: while James Whitaker says Kevin Pietersen is "not part of our plans" and Captain Cook says a KP return is "highly unlikely", the Guardian newspaper says incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves is ready to meet Pietersen for talks, having spoken to him on the phone.

  134. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jay: England had a chance to start with a blank slate & yet egos/stupidity will ensure that the mess will be carried into the future.

  135. Post update

    England Test captain Alastair Cook is out in Dubai preparing to play for MCC against Yorkshire in the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi next week. He doesn't sound a happy man either - telling radio station Dubai Eye 103.8 how "hindsight" may have proved the selectors were wrong in dropping him as one-day captain. He also thinks a return for KP is "very unlikely".

    Read more from Cook on the BBC Sport website.

  136. Post update

    TMS are playing out national selector James Whitaker's interview with the BBC's Pat Murphy from yesterday, in which he repeatedly says Kevin Pietersen is "not part of our plans".

    You can read more on the BBC Sport website.

  137. Player reaction

    India batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored 137: "I'm glad we eventually posted a good total. It was important for me to stay as long as I could as we lost a couple of wickets in the middle.

    "We knew the pitch was going to be slow and low and I wanted to take my time. After the rain break the ball came on nicely.

    "It's a decent total. We know Bangladesh's batsmen cannot be underestimated, they have made scores of 290 and 300 in the group stage. We have to bowl really well and be energetic in the field and take some catches."

    Rohit Sharma
  138. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "A nice touch during the interval. The volunteers, who have been helpful and friendly throughout the tournament, are lapping the outfield, waving to the crowd. India pacer Mohit Sharma is also out, marking his run-up. He obviously doesn't fancy any tea."

  139. Live now

    Right, turn your Test Match Special radio up and get your tin hats on - they're going to discuss England. I think we need to talk about Kevin...

  140. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was an innings that Bangladesh started to control midway, they squeezed, took a few wickets and controlled the run rate. But their captain lost control of his own bowling, conceded some runs and India launched to get to more than 300."

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  141. Post update

    An innings of several stages, then. India started well, then Shakib Al Hasan and Rubel Hossain pegged them back in mid-innings, then the Rohit Sharma/Suresh Raina stand put India on top, but Bangladesh pulled it back a little at the end - and will point to a controversial no-ball call which cost them.

    But to repeat: Bangladesh will have to break records here. Not only have they never made a World Cup semi-final, but no-one has ever chased more than 300 in an ODI at the MCG.

  142. End-of-innings scorecard

    Rohit Sharma

    India 302-6 from 50 overs (India won toss)

    Not out batsmen: Jadeja 23, Ashwin 3

    Fall of wickets: 75-1 (Dhawan 30), 79-2 (Kohli 3), 115-3 (Rahane 19), 237-4 (Raina 65), 273-5 (Rohit 137), 296-6 (Dhoni 6)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 10-0-69-1, Taskin 10-0-69-3, Nasir 9-0-35-0, Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0, Rubel 10-0-56-1, Shakib 10-0-58-1

    Rohit's innings: 137 runs from 126 balls with 14 fours and three sixes at strike rate of 108

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    Scorecard

  143. Ind 302-6

    If you want a lesson in death bowling, look at this over from Rubel Hossain. Six yorkers, six singles. You don't need to look at the data to see how effective those deliveries can be. Jadeja finishes on 23 from 10 balls and Bangladesh need 303 for a famous victory.

  144. Ind 301-6

    Ashwin makes it five singles from the over, this one to deep mid-on.

    No team has successfully chased a 300+ ODI target at the MCG.

  145. Ind 300-6

    Big cheer for the Indian 300 but Jadeja can only work a single to mid-wicket.

    India fans
  146. Ind 299-6

    Ashwin digs out a yorker, they can only take a single to mid-off. Good bowling from Rubel.

  147. Ind 298-6

    Jadeja swings, they run one to cover.

  148. Dropped catch

    Ind 297-6

    Ravichandran Ashwin the new batsman. Rubel Hossain to bowl the last over, and Ashwin's dropped by Taskin coming in from third man as they run one.

  149. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "A short ball, Dhoni tried to muscle it to the leg side, but it wasn't that short. Maybe he should have gone to the off side. It was an unlike Dhoni innings. He didn't hit one ball in the middle of his bat."

  150. WICKET

    Dhoni c Nasir b Taskin 6 (Ind 296-6)

    Taskin ends his spell with a wicket as Dhoni gets a leading edge trying to force the ball through mid-wicket and the ball spoons to point. Taskin finishes with 3-69 from 10.

    Scorecard

    Nasir Hossian
  151. Ind 296-5

    Jadeja, with 19 from his first six balls, thrashes a single to mid-wicket. Dhoni, rather overshadowed by his partner, has donned his helmet again against the quicks. He bisects deep mid-wicket and long-on for a comfortable two.

    MS Dhoni
  152. Ind 293-5

    Young Taskin to bowl his last over, Jadeja chips to mid-off and more sloppy fielding allows them an overthrow as a shy at the stumps is not backed up. Mortaza looks one of the angrier captains on the circuit.

    Jadeja somehow squeezes a yorker off his legs and down to long leg for four, then flicks one off mid-wicket where more comedy fielding earns India a rather undeserved boundary - Imrul Kayes lets the ball through his hands like a bar of soap and it trickles onto the rope. (Soap on a rope, if you like).

  153. Ind 283-5 (Shakib 10-0-58-1)

    New batsman Ravindra Jadeja to face for the first time - and Dame Fortune favours the bearded left-hander as he gets a bottom edge past the keeper which scoots away for four, before powerfully swatting a half-volley through extra cover for four. With eight from two balls, he nicks the strike with a chipped single just past the bowler. Two overs left, what will their target be?

  154. Ind 274-5 (Dhoni 4*)

    Dhoni removes his helmet to face the wily left-arm spin of Shakib. But the bare-headed Indian captain faces two dot balls before clubbing a single to long-on.

  155. Post update

    Andrew McDonald

    Ex-Australia all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a superb delivery, full and straight. But what an innings it was. The applause is worthy. It is a big knock and could go a long way to India winning this game."

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    Taskin Ahmed
  156. WICKET

    Rohit Sharma b Taskin 137 (Ind 273-5)

    That's how to do it - fast, full and straight, and a yorker ends Rohit's innings at 137 from 126 balls. He had almost helped himself to another six when he pulled Taskin over mid-wicket and it bounced just in front of the rope for four.

    Scorecard

    Rohit Sharma
  157. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "Sharma hits the ball so sweetly off the back foot. Earlier today it was crunching cut shots, now it's brutal pulls. In between was the best of the lot, sitting back, punching slower balls to the fence with nothing but impeccable timing."

    Rohit Sharma
  158. Six

    Ind 269-4

    Taskin to Dhoni, he's only operating in singles so far. A rare dot ball as Rohit chops the ball straight to point, it was a back-of-the-hand slower ball from the teenager. A bouncer high over Rohit's head is called wide, and even the vast MCG boundaries look small as Rohit launches his third six over mid-wicket.

    MS Dhoni
  159. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mahela Jayawardene, who played his last game for Sri Lanka in their nine-wicket loss to South Africa yesterday, writes on Twitter: "On a personal note, thank you all so much for the support all these years. It's been an absolute honour & privilege playing for my country."

  160. Ind 261-4

    A single brings skipper Dhoni the chance to join in the fun. Rubel bangs in a bouncer which the India captain hooks to long leg for a single. And Rohit ends a prolific over for India by whacking another four through extra cover - 16 from it. Who'd be a bowler?

  161. Six

    Ind 255-4

    With Mortaza's spell exhausted, he throws the ball to Rubel Hossain. With three of the four boundary fielders deployed on the leg side, Rohit goes the other way and smacks a six over long-off into the crowd, before a powerful pull brings him four wide of mid-wicket.

    Rohit Sharma
  162. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    On Twitter: During the interval (around 07:30 GMT) we will look ahead to Australia v Pakistan and news of another twist in the Kevin Pietersen saga.

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    Agnew and Pietersen
  163. Ind 245-4 (Rohit 112*, Dhoni 1*)

    Rohit, on 109, pulls a bouncer towards cow corner for a well-run two to take him to 111. But Nelson has no chance to strike as he guides his next ball for a single - his 112 has come from 116 balls. Dhoni flashes and misses at the last ball of the over.

  164. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    OptaJim: India have won four of the six ODIs when Rohit Sharma has hit a century; losing v Australia in January (MCG) & Zimbabwe in 2010.

  165. Ind 242-4

    Teenager Taskin Ahmed returns - Dhoni to face his first ball, which hits him on the pad as he tries to force it through the leg side. Next ball, a flashing cut shot just chops the ball into the wicket. Finally he's off the mark with a clip off his legs for one.

    Mashrafe Mortaza
  166. Post update

    Harsha Bhogle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I have seen many fine Rohit Sharma innings. This is up with the best because of the composure. He will be proud of this. And with good reason."

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  167. Ind 241-4 (Mortaza 10-0-69-1)

    The Indian captain walks to the middle. One ball remaining of his fellow skipper's 10-over spell. But it's Rohit facing as they crossed on the catch - and he punishes Mortaza's final delivery, through the covers for Rohit's 11th four.

  168. WICKET

    Raina c Mushfiqur b Mortaza 65 (Ind 237-4)

    With three scouts out on the legside fence, Raina goes for another big shot and skies one high into the air, but the back-pedalling keeper will take this one. Send for MS Dhoni!