World Cup 2015: Road to semis: India

Tags: WC Cricket 2015, India, Semis

Published on: Mar 23, 2015

India take on Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup at Sydney.

India take on Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup at Sydney. Here's a recap of India's unbeaten run in the event so far.

Beat Pakistan by 76 runs at Adelaide: India kicked off their campaign with an emphatic victory over rivals Pakistan. Virat Kohli's patient 107, and Shikhar Dhawan's return to form with 73 saw India post 300, in spite of Sohail Khan's five-for. In response, Pakistan folded up for 224 with only Misbah-ul-Haq contributing 76. Mohammed Shami claimed 4 for 35 for India.

Beat South Africa by 130 runs at Melbourne: India's campaign got a massive boost as they defeated South Africa. Dhawan's 137, and Ajinkya Rahane's fiery 79 took them to 307 batting first. Good bowling and great fielding kept South Africa down to 177. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 for 41 while Shami and Mohit Sharma claimed two each.

Beat India by 9 wickets at Perth: Ashwin picked up 4 for 25 while Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja claimed two scalps each as India bowled out UAE for 102, bowling first. Rohit Sharma then made an unbeaten 57 from 55, and Kohli was not out on 33 as India won by 9 wickets.

Beat West Indies by 4 wickets at Perth: India bowled first again. Shami claimed three wickets, Yadav and Jadeja two each as Windies made 182 with skipper Jason Holder contributing 57. India crumbled in response, but the cool head of MS Dhoni (45 not out) took them home.

Beat Ireland by 8 wickets at Hamilton: Half-centuries from William Porterfield and Niall O'Brien saw Ireland post a competitive 259, Shami again claimed three wickets for India. The Indians got home easily as the openers contributed 174 -- Dhawan made 100 and Rohit 64.

Beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets at Auckland: Brendon Taylor smashed a fantastic 138 for Zimbabwe in his farewell game as they made 287. India lost early wickets in reply, but Suresh Raina's unbeaten 110 and Dhoni's 85 not out took them home.

Beat Bangladesh by 109 runs at Melbourne: India batted first and posted 302 courtesy Rohit's 137, and 65 by Suresh Raina. Bangladesh were all out for 193 in reply with Yadav claming 4 wickets, and Shami and Jadeja two each.

--By A Cricket Analyst

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