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ICC Champions Trophy semifinal | India vs B'desh: India script 9 wicket victory over Bangladesh, set up final clash with arch-rivals Pakistan

India defeated Bangladesh by 9 wickets and set up a thrilling final with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli played with zeal and determination to set up a majestic victory.


By   |  Updated On : June 15, 2017 10:20 PM
ICC Champions Trophy  | India vs Bangladesh

ICC Champions Trophy | India vs Bangladesh

New Delhi :  

India played brilliantly as they defeated Bangladesh by 9 wickets and set up a high-voltage final clash with arch-rivals Pakistan. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli played majestic innings to secure a grand victory over the Bangla tigers.

India had a majestic start to their Champions Trophy semi-final when they picked up two early Bangladesh wickets. However, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal fought back to wrest the initiative in the middle overs and it seemed that Bangladesh was cruising towards a big score.

The Indian spinners however, had other ideas. After Hardik Pandya proved expensive and Ashwin failed to get a breakthrough, the captain turned towards Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja. Both of them delivered when it mattered and shared three wickets between them.

The fast bowlers did the rest of the job and bowled probing death spells apart from claiming four wickets. Whereas Bhuvneshwar was responsible for the early strikes, Bumrah took 2 late wickets to restrict the Bangladesh score to 264 runs off their allotted 50 overs. India now need 265 runs for victory and a clash in the semi-final with arch-rivals Pakistan.

Going by current form and the quality of players at its disposal, India started as overwhelming favourites against their South Asian neighbours but one can't rule out Bangladesh who have a reputation of being giant killers at major ICC tournaments. The 'Men in Blue' would not be one bit complacent as they are very well aware of what Bangladesh did to them in the 2007 ICC World Cup.

Here are the Match Updates: Click here for ball-by-ball updates

# Overs 40.1: India 265/1, win semifinal against Bangladesh by 9 wickets, set up final clash with Pakistan

# Overs 39: India 256 for 1

# S Rahman to Kohli, 1 run, flattish delivery and the batsman punches the ball down to long-off to scale 8000 ODI runs! King Kohli becomes the fastest to do so as well

# Sabbir Rahman, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

# Only 5 runs more needed for Kohli to scale 8000 ODI runs!

# Shakib to Kohli, FOUR, tickles it fine, really fine. The ball races past the man at 45 degrees and Kohli is into the 80s

# Overs 38: India 249 for 1 

# Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, FOUR! to backward square leg, the partnership between Rohit and Kohli takes India closer to victory

# Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, FOUR!

# Overs 37: India 229 for 1 

# Shakib to Rohit, 1 run, triggers on the front foot and goes further up before driving to sweeper cover

# Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up delivery. Kohli stays leg-side to the delivery and drives to long-off

# Overs 35: India 224 for 1

# Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, FOUR, no Taskin Ahmed manages to pull out another half-volley gift from his bag. Just outside off and Rohit shows full blade and beats mid-off to his right

# Taskin Ahmed is back into the attack

# Overs 34: India 218 for 1 

# Shakib to Kohli, FOUR!

# Overs 33: India 212 for 1 

# Mustafizur to Rohit, SIX! 11th ODI ton for Rohit . Second against Bangladesh, first in Champions Trophy.

# Mustafizur to Kohli, FOUR! was a slower ball around off and Kohli punished him

# Overs 32: India 201 for 1, Rohit and Kohli bat beautifully 

# Overs 31: India 198 for 1

# Overs 30: India 188 for 1 

# Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, to long off, the partnership between Kohli and Rohit is now 100 runs. Shakib tossed up outside off and was driven down to long-off

# Overs 29: India 185 for 1

# Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, FOUR! 42nd fifty for Kohli. Short ball and Kohli does the sane thing, rolls his wrists on the pull and hits well in front of square, past the man in the ring at mid-wicket. 

# Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, 1 run, on a length and just outside off. Kohli pushes on the up square on the off-side

# Overs 28: India 177 for 1

# Shakib to Kohli, 1 run, to long on

# Shakib to Rohit, 1 run, Bangladesh are going through the motions here. Flatter outside off, punched to sweeper cover

# Shakib Al-Hasan is back into the attack  

# Overs 27: India 173 for 1 

# Amazing over by Taskin as only one run came off it.

# Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, no run, back of a length around off. Rohit taps in front of point, Kohli wants a single but the fielder quickly reaches the ball

# Taskin bowling with brutal pace, the last delivery was 144 kph per hour.

# Overs 26: India 172 for 1 

# Mosaddek Hossain to Kohli, FOUR! He's been driving with elegance

# Mosaddek Hossain to Kohli, 1 run

# Overs 25: India 164 for 1

# Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, 1 run, similar line for Rohit as well, though there is not much room and hence he gets across and tucks in front of mid-on

# Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, 1 run, to sweeper cover

# Taskin Ahmed is back into the attack

# Overs 24: India 161/1

# Mosaddek Hossain to Rohit, 1 run, slows it with a fullish length , driven to short cover who fumbles for a single

# Mosaddek Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

# Overs 23: India 156 for 1

#Rubel to Rohit, FOUR, to deep backward point. India cruising towards the 265-run target.

# Rubel to Kohli, 3 runs, flicked away to mid-wicket

# Rubel to Kohli, FOUR!, Wow! What a fabulous strike by the Indian skipper

# Overs 22: India 139 for 1

 # Mustafizur to Rohit, 2 runs, fullish and outside off stump, Rohit drives it to deep extra-cover

# Mustafizur to Kohli, FOUR! Another awesome innings from Kohli seems to be the order of the day

# Mustafizur to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli uses his wrists beautifully to guide the ball towards the boundary.

# Overs 21: India 128 for 1 

# Rubel to Kohli, 1 run, square of the wicket

# Rubel bowling with good speed but is unable to trouble the Indian batsmen

# Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, that's full and outside off stump, Rohit runs it down to third man

# Overs 20: India 124 for 1

# Mustafizur to Kohli, a majestic FOUR

# Mustafizur to Kohli, 1 run, shortish and on the leg stump, Kohli works it away through backward square leg

# Overs 19: India 118 for 1

# Rohit edges a ball and its another FOUR! Nothing going right for Bangladesh today.

# Rubel to Rohit, FOUR! 

# Rubel to Kohli, 3 runs. The Indian skipper has an awesome record while chasing and his looking to script another perfect win today

# Rubel to Rohit, 1 run, cut shot in the air from Rohit. The ball flew to the left of backward point, Taskin tumbles at third man to stop the ball

# Overs 18: India 106 for 1

#Mustafizur to Rohit, 2 runs

# Mustafizur to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli defends this full ball off the front foot and plays it to cover

# Mustafizur Rahman is reintroduced in the attack

# Overs 17: India 102 for 1

# Rubel bows a good over as only 3 runs come off it

# Rubel Hossain is back into the attack

# Overs 16: India 99 for 1

 # Rohit hits another fifty, the third one in the tournment

# Shakib to Rohit, FOUR!

# Shakib to Rohit, FOUR! oh that's square-driven and that's the captain himself unable to bend down in time at point to stop this ball

# Overs 15: India 87 for 1 wicket

# Virat Kohli, Indian captain, right handed bat, comes to the crease

# Mortaza to Dhawan, out Caught by Mosaddek Hossain! India's Gabbar goes, just a few runs short of a well-deserving half-century

# Mortaza to Dhawan, FOUR!, to backward square leg. Dhawan is in sublime touch

# Mashrafe is tiring now, poor show from Mustafizur and Taskin has added extra pressure on the Bangladesh skipper

# Overs 14: India are 83 for no loss

# Shakib to Rohit, 2 runs, slower through the air and inviting the batsman on the front foot, driven wide of the diving cover fielder, long-off tidies up

# Shakib to Rohit, 1 run, shortish delivery on the off stump, Rohit punches it down to long-on

# Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

# Overs 13: India are 77 for no loss

# Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 run, to fine leg. It was a powerful shot, good fielding at the position

# Mortaza now bowling from round the wicket

# Mortaza to Rohit, no run, a gentle back foot punch to short cover from Rohit, just 125kph on that length ball from Mortaza. Mortaza is bowling his seventh straight over and is the only bowler who has earned some respect from India's explosive opening duo.

# Overs 12: India are 74 for no loss

# Rubel to Dhawan, no run, defended to point

# Rubel to Dhawan, FOUR!, tickled away fine and Rubel can only blame himself as he stands there in disbelief. A poor short of a length ball down the leg side

# Overs 11: India are 67 for no loss

#Mortaza to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Rohit runs it off the face of the bat to third man

# Shikhar Dhawan clearly India's most dependable batsman in Champions Trophy

# Most runs for India in CT: 666 runs Shikhar DHAWAN (while on 32*), Sourav Ganguly - 665 runs, Rahul Dravid - 627 runs, Sachin Tendulkar - 441 runs, Virat Kohli - 428 runs

# Overs 10: India are 63 for no loss 

# Rubel to Rohit, 2 runs, short and outside off, Rohit hops to ride the bounce and steers it past the diving backward point fielder.

# Shikhar Dhawan is once again leading contender for Golden bat  

# Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Another change from Birmingham end, Rubel Hossain is on

# Overs 9: India are 60 for no loss

# Mortaza to Rohit, 2 runs

# 19th fifty plus stand comes up for Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dharwan!

# Overs 8: India are 56 for no loss

# Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, SIX, all the way! What an over as Dhawan hits three huge boundaries off it

# Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, FOUR, shot! Just a short-arm jab and the ball is near the ad cushions. Back of a length and just outside off, Dhawan brings the bat down and connects at the right time, the ball hits the practice wickets and bounces over backward point

# Overs 7: India are 40 for no loss

# Mortaza to Rohit, FOUR!, India are managing to get a boundary each over. This is not short by any means, but Rohit is so good on the pull shot that he picks the length very early, pulls off the front foot over mid-on, couple of bounces and into the fence

# Mortaza to Rohit, no run, back of a length outside off, Rohit punches away from the body to cover-point

# Overs 6: India are 36 for no loss

# Taskin Ahmed to Dhawan, FOUR, what a majestic shot! That pull shot is top drawer from Shikhar Dhawan. Banged in short as Taskin decides to test the bounce on the wicket, gets good lift but Dhawan was into position quickly,

# Taskin Ahmed to Rohit, no run, edged and short of slip. Not all that short to play the cut, but Rohit is striking them so sweetly that he thinks it is, goes for it and the outside edge drops well in front of Sarkar

# Taskin Ahmed, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

# Overs 5: India are 31 for no loss 

# Mortaza to Rohit, FOUR! He's playing alike a man possessed. Sharma playing with elegance and silken hands

# Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 run, strays onto the pads and is picked away backward of square, for a single

# Overs 4: India are 25 for no loss

# Mustafizur to Rohit, FOUR, glorious! Shot of the day, for me at least. Nothing much wrong with the delivery, angled in from round the wicket, on off and middle, Rohit presents the full face of the bat and drives it past mid-on

# Mustafizur to Rohit, FOUR! square of the wicket

# Mustafizur to Rohit, FOUR!, not much of feet movement, but the hands get across to cream the square drive. Overpitched outside off, Rohit is half-forward as he drills it onto the ground, bounces over the short cover-point fielder

# Overs 3: India are 13 for no loss

# Mortaza to Dhawan, 1 run, square of the wicket

# Overs 2: India are 11 for no loss 

#Mustafizur Rahman bowls slightly fuller this time, Dhawan onto it with a flash, another boundary

#Mustafizur Rahman bowls a loose delivery, Dhawan dispatches it for four!!!!

#M Rahman comes into the attack

#Overs 1: India are 2 for no loss 

#Mashrafe comes back with a beauty of a delivery to get past Sharma's defences

#India off the mark as Rohit Sharma scampers for a double

#Mashrafe starts off the proceedings for Bangladesh

#Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma come out to open for India

# Overs 50: Bangladesh 264/7

# Bhuvneshwar bowls a good final over as only six runs come off it.

# Bhuvneshwar to Mortaza, 2 runs, to long off

# Bhuvneshwar to Taskin Ahmed, 1 run, he does so off the first ball. Dug in short, follows the backing away Taskin Ahmed, who miscues the pull

# Overs 49: Bangladesh 258 for 7

Mashrafe Mortaza hits two boundaries off Bumrah's first two deliveries as Bangladesh surpass 250-run mark

# Bumrah to Mortaza, FOUR

# Overs 48: Bangladesh 248 for 7

# Bhuvneshwar to Taskin Ahmed, FOUR,

# Bhuvneshwar bowling with fire. Bangladesh under too much pressure to increase their run-rate

# Bhuvneshwar bowls three dot balls on the trot, excellent bowling by the death overs specialist

# Overs 47: Bangladesh 244 for 7

# Ahmed takes too runs off Bumrah's next delivery

# Bumrah bowls a good bouncer to Taskin Ahmed

# Bumrah to Mortaza, 1 run, to mid wicket

# Bumrah to Mortaza, FOUR! to fine leg

# Overs 46: Good bowling from Bhuvneshwar, Bangladesh 236 for 7

# Bhuvneshwar to Mortaza, FOUR! to fine leg 

 # Taskin Ahmed, left handed bat, comes to the crease

# Overs 45: Bangladesh 229 for 7

# Bumrah to Mahmudullah, OUT, Bowled!! Cleaned up. Fast yorker, at the base of off, beating the advancing Mahmudullah. Too good from Bumrah.

# Bumrah to Mahmudullah, no run, slower delivery on the pads, Mahmudullah misses the flick

# Bumrah bowling an impeccable line in the 45 th over, using all his skills as a death-overs specialist

# Overs 44: Bangladesh 226 for 6

# Bhuvneshwar to Mortaza, FOUR! to deep mid wicket

# Kumar to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of a length, angling into leg stump, tucked off the hips to long leg

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right arm medium pace, is reintroduced in the attack

# Overs 43: Bangladesh 220 for 6

# Bumrah to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT, six down. That's excellent bowling from Bumrah. Hit the deck hard again, but this time he angled it into the batsman's body. Mosaddek looked to pull, but he was cramped for room and could only offer a return catch looped back off the high part of the bat.

# Bumrah to Mosaddek Hossain, no run

# Overs 42: Bangladesh 218 for 5

 # Ashwin to Mahmudullah, FOUR, shot!

# Overs 41: Bangladesh are 207 for 5

#Bumrah to Mahmudullah, FOUR, that's a top drive

# Bumrah returns to the attack

#Overs 40: Bangladesh are 207 for 5

# Ashwin to Mosaddek Hossain, leg byes, 2 runs

# Ashwin to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, to short third man

# Time for drinks as both the teams relax a bit

Overs 39: Bangladesh are 197 for 5

#Mahmudullah is showing intent here, stepping up the gas with some aggressive shots

#Hardik Pandya has been on the shorter side all through the match

#Hardik Pandya brought back into the attack

#Overs 38: Bangladesh are 190 for 5

#Ashwin comes back into the attack

#Overs 37: Bangladesh are 188 for 5

#Mosaddek Hossain comes out to bat 

#Overs 35: Bangladesh are 179 for 5

#Double blow for Bangladesh, Jadhav gets well set Rahim for 61

#Overs 34: Bangladesh 179 for four in 35 overs

#Jadeja breaks Bangladesh resistance, dismisses Shakib Al Hassan for 15

# Overs 33: Bangladesh 175 for three

# Jadeja to Rahim, 1 run, square of the wicket

# Jadeja to Shakib, 1 run, to backward point

# Jadeja to Shakib, FOUR! poor from the fielder at point

# Overs 32: Bangladesh 167 for three

# Overs 31: Bangladesh 164 for three

# Jadeja to Shakib, 1 run, Shakib is back in his crease, takes it from around off and drops the dab in front of short third. Easy run

# Jadeja to Rahim, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Rahim mistimes the sweep, but gets it wide of mid-wicket 

# Overs 30: Bangladesh 161 for three

#Kedar Jadhav to Shakib, 1 run, enough width outside off, for the cut square of the wicket, the singles keep coming

# Kedar Jadhav to Rahim, 1 run, takes it from middle stump line, glanced to backward square leg
#  Kedar Jadhav to Shakib, 1 run, drifting in, Shakib goes deep in his crease and whips it across the line

# Overs 29: Bangladesh 156 for three

# Shakib Al-Hasan, left-handed bat comes to crease

#Over 28: Bangladesh 153 for three

#Kedar Jadhav to Tamim, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!! Kedar Jadhav strikes, the dangerman Iqbal goes

#Over 27: Bangladesh 151 for two

#Jadeja to Rahim, 1 run, a thick inside edge on the drive. Rahim wanted to get it wide of cover, but it went away to deep backward square. 50 for Rahim as well. He has been the perfect foil for Tamim

#Over 26: Bangladesh 147 for two

#Kedar Jadhav, right arm-off break comes into the attack

#Over 25: Bangladesh 142 for two

#Over 24: Bangladesh 137 for two

#Ashwin to Rahim 2 runs, 100 run partnership comes up between Iqbal and Rahim

#Over 23: Bangladesh 130 for two

#Over 22: Bangladesh 122 for two

#Ashwin to Tamim FOUR! Three fours in the over

#Over 21: Bangladesh 109 for two

#Over 20: Bangladesh 104 for two

#Over 19: Bangladesh 103 for two

Jadeja to Tamim, FOURTamim gets to fifty

#Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

#Over 18: Bangladesh 96 for two

#Ashwin to Rahim, 2 runs, to deep backward point

#Over 17: Bangladesh 90 for two

#Hardik Pandya to Tamim, SIX! breaks the shackles. Comes down and gets outside leg, a slowish cutter and it's been flicked away with disdain over deep mid-wicket. There is just a deep square and Tamim has put it in the gap. A mini six and one can see that Tamim had a stare at Hardik Pandya after hitting the biggie

#Over 16: Bangladesh 80 for two

#Over 15: Bangladesh 71 for two

#Over 14: Bangladesh are 66 for two

#Ashwin to Tamim, wide, down leg

#Over 13: Bangladesh are 63 for two

#Hardik Pandya to Tamim, FOUR, to long off

#Pandya bowls Tamim off a no-ball and can't believe his luck

#Hardik Pandya to Tamim, no ball, 2 runs, good short ball. Hurries onto Tamim, who splices the pull. 

# 50 comes up for Bangladesh

# Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium comes into the attack

#Over 12: Bangladesh are 49 for two

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break comes into the attack

#Over 11: Bangladesh 47 for two

# Bhuveshwar makes a good comeback as after that expensive over, he gives only one run in this over

#Over 10: Bangladesh 46 for two

A good over by Bumrah as only 1 run is scored off it.

#Bangladesh are 45 for two after 9 overs

# Bhuvneshwar to Rahim, FOUR, make that three in a row. Short and wide outside off, too much width for Rahim, who stood tall and cuts it wide of point. 

#Bhuvneshwar to Rahim FOUR

#Bhuvneshwar to Rahim, FOUR

#Bangladesh are 32 for two after 8 overs

#Bangladesh are 31 for two after 7 overs

# Bhuvneshwar to S Rahman, out Caught by Jadeja

#Bangladesh are 31 for one after 6 overs

#Bangladesh are 31 for one after 5 overs

#Bangladesh are 26 for one after 4 overs

#A little width from Bumrah and Rehman latches onto it, that's four!!!!

#Sabbir goes after Bumrah, he has come out with a positive intent

#Bumrah comes into bowl

#Bangladesh are 21 for one after 3 overs

#Tamim Iqbal is the dangerman for India 

#Sabbir Rehman has started well with a flurry of boundaries

# S Rahman comes into replace Soumya Sarkar

Over 2:

Bangladesh 11/1, Tamim: 6, Sabbir: 5

Over 1:

#Bangladesh lose first wicket, Soumya Sarkar (0) is out, b Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 1/1

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#Playing Eleven for Teams

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

# Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar come out to open

#The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to field

#It has gone a little dark due to clouds looming over the ground, Ground staff have got the covers in.

#A little felicitation for Yuvi from the Indian team occurred where Sourav Ganguly gave away a little rectangular frame with a bat mounted on it.  

#Yuvraj Singh is set to play his 300th One Day International

#The clash between the two South Asian Nations is about to unfold

#The fans from both nations have thronged to the stadium. It is a lively atmosphere at Edgbaston, Birmingham

#The toss is scheduled to commence at 2:30 pm

First Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 01:55 PM
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