Bangladesh's fifth and final match was more of an academic affair after India had ensured their semifinal berth from Pool A behind South Korea by beating England 69-18 on Tuesday, so the men in red and green had to be content with a third-place finish in the pool with three wins against England, Australia and Argentina from their five matches. The regular raiders Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal found their groove as the match progressed and at the end of the first half, India had raced into a huge 45-6 lead, with the duo managing nine and 11 points respectively. England, on the other hand, can take a lot of heart from their performances as they finished fourth in Group B with 10 points.
Bangladesh inflicted the first all-out of the match in the fourth minute to lead 11-0.
Desperately in need of a win, Kenya finally pressed the acceleration button to push Thailand out and occupy the second spot in Group B. Sandeep Narwal firing will be great news for India ahead of the semi-finals and the same can be said for Pardeep Narwal. India inflicted second all out in the 13th minute to lead 24-5.
A win for Thailand (15 points from four games) would eliminate Japan and Kenya, but a victory for Japan would bring the differential score (difference between total points won and total points conceded) into calculation and the team with a higher differential will qualify for the semifinals. Argentina's raiders put up a good show but it was their defence that led to their downfall as it contributed just two points.
India went on to inflict another all out in the 28th minute to take their lead to 57-8 before England's Adewalure scored two raid points consecutively to become the first man to score 50 points in the ongoing World Cup.
On Tuesday, Kenya exhibited great determination to outplay minnows United States as they went into the break with a 38-8 lead. With less than five minutes to go, India led 64-14 as Rahul Chaudhari scored his third point of the match. India were comfortable as Ajay Thakur attained a super 10 in the 39th minute as India eventually registered a commanding 69-18 victory.