Rohit helps India defeat Bangladesh, India enters semifinals

India managed victory against Bangladesh on Tuesday to secure a place in the semi-finals with a group match to spare. Rohit Sharma’s fourth century of the tournament, a feat that makes him the leading runscorer with 544, proved the key contribution as India set their opponents 315 to win. An elated Rohit Sharma said, "had a great feeling right at the start. The pitch was good to bat on. Initially wanted to take some time and then assess where we go from there.

That's how it has been for me at this World Cup. The first game against South Africa the conditions were challenging, so I had to take my time. Against England as well the pitch was two paced and wasn't coming onto the bat as normally I would like to and they used the slower balls really well. But again batting first there is no pressure of the scoreboard. You come out thinking to be positive and that's what I do. I was lucky.

Fortune favors the brave. I never think about the short boundary. My game is all about piercing the field and once I am in there the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers. My mantra is whatever has happened in the past, keep it in the past. It is a new day, present day and I don't try to think what has happened. '