The second Semi Final went along expected as team India brushed past Bangladesh into the final, winning by 9 wickets. Rohit Sharma hit his 11th ODI hundred, while Virat Kohliscored 96 off 78 balls as defending Champions got a 9 – wicket victory in second semi – final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham over Bangladesh on Thursday. The defending champions will now face Pakistan on Sunday at Oval.
Team India won the toss and elected to field first against Bangladesh in the second semi – final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham on Thursday.
Bangladesh finished with 264 runs with 3 wickets to spare. Tamim Iqbal (scored 70 runs off 82 balls) and Mushfigur Rahim (scored 61 of 85 balls) showcased a good batting performance by taking the total of 142/2 at the halfway mark. The entry of Kedar Jadhav make a twist and he got the wickets of both Tamim and Rahim. Apart from Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also got two wickets and Ravindra Jadeja picked up one wicket.
Team India got good opening partnership of 60 runs. Rohit Sharma (123 not out; 129 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 runs off 34 balls) ensured India crossed the 60-run mark in the first Power-play for the first time in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament. And Virat Kohli (96 not out; 78 balls) putting in his best performance in this tournament (ICC Champions Trophy 2017). The majestic performance of the top three batsman take India into the final of Champions Trophy 2017.
India vs Bangladesh Highlights
Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Jayant Yadav, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya
Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Subashis Roy