India crush Bangladesh, set up final clash with Pakistan

India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in CT 2017 SemifinalBirmingham: As expected, Team India registered an emphatic 9-wicket win over Bangladesh to set up the finale clash with Pakistan on Super Sunday at the ICC Championship Trophy 2017. This is the 4th time India made it to Champions Trophy final.

Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bangladesh posted 264/7 in 50 overs. For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal (70), Mushfiqur Rahim (61), Mortaza (30) were the top scorers.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53), Jasprit Bumrah (2/40) and Kedar Jadhav 2/22 were the top wicket takers.

Indian openers started on a positive note, as Rohit and Dhawan added 87 runs for the first wicket. Dhawan scored 46 from 34 balls.

Rohit Sharma hit his 11th ODI hundred. He remained unbeaten on 123, as India reached 265/1 in 40.1 overs. He and Virat Kohli added unbeaten 178 runs for the second wicket. Kohli remained not out on 96 off 78 balls.

Rohit Dharma was declared ‘Player of the Match’. Kohli completed 8,000 runs in ODI cricket. He became the fastest person and played lowest number of innings (175) to achieve the milestone. India will take on Pakistan in the final on Sunday.

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