Birmingham, June 14, 2017: India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets (59 balls to spare) to take on Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 final.
India cantered to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in a lopsided second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday, setting up a clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.
Chasing 265 to win after electing to field first, the defending champions did not flinch for one moment as Rohit Sharma scored his 11th career ton (123 not out) and captain Virat Kohli notched up his 42nd fifty (96 not out) to stitch up an unbeaten 178-run partnership for the second wicket.
Kohli, in the process, became the fastest cricketer in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs in just 175 innings.
In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan continued from where he had left against South Africa with a quickfire (46; 34b; 7×4, 1×6) before getting out to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. India won the match with 59 balls to spare.
Earlier, riding on fluent half centuries from opener Tamim Iqbal and stumper Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh posted 264/7.
Tamim (70) and Mushfiqur (61) posted a 123-run third-wicket partnership to steady the Bangladesh ship after the tigers were reduced to 36/2.
Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/40) maintained a strict line to halt Bangladesh’s scoring rate while part-timer Kedar Jadhav (2/22) emerged as the surprise package for the Kohli-captained side.
Following is the scoreboard between India and Bangladesh in the the ICC Champions Trophy second semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday.Following is the scoreboard between India and Bangladesh in the the ICC Champions Trophy second semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday.
Tamim Iqbal b Jadhav 70Soumya Sarkar b Kumar 0Sabbir Rahman c Jadeja b Kumar 19Mushfiqur Rahim c Kohli b Jadhav 61Shakib Al Hasan c Dhoni b Jadeja 15Mahmudullah b Bumrah 21Mosaddek Hossain c & b Bumrah 15Mashrafe Mortaza not out 30Taskin Ahmed not out 10
Extras (lb 9, w 7, nb 2, pen 5) 23
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 264
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Soumya Sarkar, 0.6 ov), 2-31 (Sabbir Rahman, 6.5 ov), 3-154 (Tamim Iqbal, 27.6 ov), 4-177 (Shakib Al Hasan, 34.2 ov), 5-179 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 35.2 ov), 6-218 (Mosaddek Hossain, 42.3 ov), 7-229 (Mahmudullah, 44.6 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-1-53-2Jasprit Bumrah 10-1-39-2R Ashwin 10-0-54-0Hardik Pandya 4-0-34-0Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-48-1Kedar Jadhav 6-0-22-2
Rohit Sharma not out 123Shikhar Dhawan c Mosaddek Hossain b Mashrafe Mortaza 46Virat Kohli not out 96
Total (1 wicket; 40.1 overs) 265
Fall of wickets: 1-87
Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-29-1Mustafizur Rahman 6-0-53-0Taskin Ahmed 7-0-49-0Rubel Hossain 6-0-46-0Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-54-0Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-13-0Mahmudullah 1-0-10-0Sabbir Rahman 1.1-0-11-0
— ICC (@ICC) June 15, 2017