India vs Bangladesh, Champions Trophy 2017 Semi-Finals: India to play Pakistan in Finals, beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets

Till now, the Indian team has only lost to Sri Lanka in the league phases and now, roaring loud, they have entered the finals

Fellas, get ready for the biggest final ever of the ICC Champions Trophy as Team India has successfully entered the finals and will play Pakistan on June 18. With Rohit Sharma’s phenomenal knock of 129* runs off 129 balls  and Virat Kohli’s magnificent 96* helped India to beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets and conquer the Semi-Finals. Till now, the Indian team has only lost to Sri Lanka in the league phases and now, roaring loud, they have entered the finals.

India had a target of 265 runs to win the game and enter the finals. As usual, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, which have been in the best form, came to the crease to open and gave the perfect start. They looked very cool to play this big game superbly. Once again the pair batted superbly and added 87 runs for the first wicket before Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket to Bangla skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. Dhawan missed his another half century by 4 runs however he became the leading run scorer of this tournament.

Then came the skipper himself at number 3. Virat Kohli superbly accompanied Rohit in this voyage and gave him most of the chances to score. Both Rohit and Virat played a match-winning knock and added 152 runs for the 2nd wicket. Both of them batted till the end and took their team to victory.

Finally, Rohit Sharma scored his first century of this tournament which his career’s 11th. On the other hand, Virat Kohli knocked his 3rd half-century in this tournament and completed his 800 runs in ODIs.

Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. Just like the previous game, he anticipated the pit and weather conditions very well and took a good decision. Bangladeshi openers Tamil Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar opened the innings but they had an early loss in the form of Soumya Sarkar who lost his wicket in the first over itself and was out for a duck. Later, Tamim Iqbal and wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim handled the situation and gave the much-needed push by scoring their fifties. But later, their run scoring frequency turned low and they managed to put just 264 runs on the scoreboard after losing 7 wickets.

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