India vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final highlights: India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets!

India vs Bangladesh Highlights, ICC Champions Trophy 2017; Indian batsmen chase down a modest total from Bangladesh as they won the game with 59 balls to spare

India once again played a perfect match against Bangladesh beating them quintessential win for the defending champions. India will be going up against Pakistan now on June 18 at Kennington, Oval, London. There was nothing that went out of India’s hands in the match as they dominated Bangladesh. It was a complete match for India with their batting order firing once again. Rohit got his first 100 in Champions Trophy and skipper Kohli played his natural game and scored 96 from 78 balls. He scored at a strike rate of 123.08.

India bowlers set up Indian batsmen for an easy chase. They won the game with 59 balls to spare. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah bowled well in the start and in the death overs. Kedar Jadhav turned out to be an ace up Kohli’s sleeve as he got two big wickets which stopped Bangladesh batsmen from scoring at a brisk rate and get past 300.

21:48 IST Rohit Sharma has been awarded as the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 123 from 129 balls.

21:44 IST Meanwhile, Virat Kohli comepleted his 8,00 ODI runs. India will be playing thier fourth final in the history of the tournament.

21:38 IST Virat Kohli hits a boundary and India win the semi-final with 9 wickets. They are through to the finals. IND 265/1 in 40.1 overs.

21:37 IST Shakib continues, Kohli takes a single off the second ball of the over. Rohit gives him back the strike. Kohli takes a single off the next ball, he is not concerned about scoring his 100. He takes a single off the last ball of the over, retains strike. IND 261/1 in 40 overs.

21:35 IST Sabbir Rahman comes to bowl, FOUR! Kohli picks the short ball and hits the ball for a boundary towards midwicket, that was a loose delivery from him. A dot ball to follow. Kohli takes a single off the next ball towards long off. Kohli on strike, he needs 12 to score his 100. He takes a single towards long on. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 256/1 in 39 overs.

21:32 IST Shakib continues, two singles from the first three balls, they are just cruising towards the victory. FOUR! Kohli guides the next ball fine, gets a boundary towards long leg. He takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! Rohit hits a boundary to end the over, that one was hammered past the covers fielder. IND 249/1 in 38 overs.

21:28 IST Taskin continues, Kohli on strike, FOUR! Kohli hits the uppish delivery for a boundary over point for a boundary, he will be eyeing his century as well. He takes a single off the third ball of the over, moves to 78. FOUR! Rohit pulls the ball, it seems to easy from here, gets another boundary towards square leg. The next one was in the air for a while, gets a single off that ball. Last ball of the over,  a dot one to finish off the over. IND 239/1 in 37 overs.

21:24 IST Shakib continues, Rohit takes a single off the first ball towards long off. Rohit plays the next one towards sweeper cover, takes a single. A dot ball to follow. Three more singles from the over. IND 229/1 in 36 overs.

21:22 IST Taskin Ahmed is back into the attack, starts off with a dot ball to Rohit as he mistimes the ball towards mid on. He defends the next ball staying inside the crease. FOUR! Rohit punches the ball past mid off, gets a boundary off the third ball of the over. None of the bowlers seemed to trouble him, he takes a single off the next ball through covers. Kohli guides the ball towards covers, takes a single. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 224/1 in 35 overs.

21:18 IST Shakib continues, Kohli defends it, a dot ball. FOUR! Poor fielding effort, another boundary for Kohli, he is batting flawlessly tonight. Two more singles from the over. IND 218/1 in 34 overs.

21:12 IST Mustafizur comes back into the attack, FOUR! Kohli welcomes him with a boundary, that one raced towards the long off region for a boundary. Kohli takes a single off the next ball towards long off. Rohit defends the ball on the front foot with a straight bat. Another dot ball to follow as the short of the length hits Rohit on the elbow. Last ball of the over, Rohit is on 96, SIX! Rohit gets to his first 100 in Champions Trophy! IND 212/1 in 33 overs.

21:07 IST Shakib continues, good bowling from him, just singles from the over, three runs from it. IND 201/1 in 32 overs

21:05 IST Mahmudullah has been brought into the attack, FOUR! Rohit pulls the ball for a boundary, he is looking in fine touch today, another boundary for him. Two dot balls to follow. Rohit takes a single towards deep backward square leg. FOUR! Kohli drives the ball, that one was dispatched with disdain, one more boundary of the over. He takes a single off the last ball of the over. IND 198/1 in 31 overs.

21:01 IST Shakib continues, Rohit takes a single towards covers. Kohli plays a dot delivery. He pushes the next one towards long off, takes a single. 100-run partnership for Rohit-Kohli. Rohit plays the ball towards deep mid off, takes a single. A dot ball to follow. Last ball of the over, Kohli drives the ball towards covers. IND 188/1 in 30 overs.

20:59 IST Taskin continues, two singles off the first two balls, Rohit and Kohli are moving towards 100-run partnership for the 2nd wicket. Kohli takes a single off the next ball, good running between the wickets as he sneaks a single towards midwicket. A dot ball to follow. Rohit plays the ball towards midwicket, takes a single, moves to 88. FOUR! Kohli pulls the ball for a boundary towards midwicket, 50 for Kohli! IND 185/1 in 29 overs.

20:54 IST Shakib continues, Rohit takes a single off the first ball towards long off. Kohli pushes the ball towards long off, takes a single. A dot ball to follow. Rohit lofts the ball over long off, gets a single as the ball was in the air but lands safe. Kohli pushes the ball towards long on. IND 177/1 in 28 overs.

20:51 IST Taskin continues, Rohit is not trying to hit him for boundaries. Four dot balls of the over, this is turning out to be a good over for Bangladesh. He takes a single off the fifth ball towards the third man. One more dot ball to end the over. IND 173/1 in 27 overs.

20:47 IST Mosaddek continues, Kohli and Rohit are nudging the ball around for singles. FOUR! That was driven through the covers for a boundary for Kohli. Two singles from the over. IND 172/1 in 26 overs.

20:44 IST Taskin has been brought back into the attack, the first ball takes an inside edge off the bat, a dot ball. Next ball, Kohli drives it gracefully, takes a single. Another short ball to Rohit, he plays it towards midwicket, takes a single. Kohli on strike, he lets the ball go to wicketkeeper. Kohli pulls the next ball but could not time it, gets a single off that one. Last ball of the over, swing and a miss, a dot ball to finish off. IND 164/1 in 25 overs.

20:39 IST Mosaddek Hossain comes to bowl, Kohli takes an way single off the first ball. Rohit drives the ball towards covers, takes a single. Rohit flicks the ball towards long on, takes a single. Next ball, it was darted into the stumps, defended on the back foot, a dot ball. Rohit finds the gap on the next one, takes a single, he has moved on to 80 from 83 balls. Kohli on strike, he takes a single off the last ball of the over, will retain strike. IND 161/1 in 24 overs.

20:36 IST Rubel continues, Kohli on strike, FOUR! He is in a hurry to finish the match, that was from the middle of the bat, gets another boundary, a cover drive from a class player. Next ball, that one was played towards deep midwicket, a mere push from Kohli, three runs off that one. Rohit on strike, he pulls the ball towards square leg, takes a single. Kohli takes a comfortable single towards midwicket. FOUR! Rohit just helps the ball on it’s way, gets another boundary, runs are flowing for India. Last ball of the over, FOUR! That one was hammered past the point fielder. IND 156/1 in 23 overs.

20:21 IST Mustafizur continues, Kohli on strike, FOUR! That’s fine work of wrists from Kohli, he is looking to break free now, not a good sight for a Bangladeshi fan, FOUR! That is even better, that’s a mesmerising shot from Kohli, just pierced the ball on covers, gets a boundary. He takes a single off the next ball. A dot ball to follow. Rohit defends the next ball on the back foot, a dot ball. He drives the ball towards covers, takes a couple of runs. IND 139/1 in 22 overs.

20:26 IST Rubel continues, Rohit takes a single off the first ball. Kohli rotates the strike as well. Rohit guides the ball towards third man, 3 runs scored off the first 4 balls. Kohli nudges the ball square of the wicket, takes a single. Last ball of the over, Rohit plays it towards mid on. IND 128/1 in 21 overs.

20:22 IST Mustafizur continues, Kohli on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, he is eager to get Rohit on strike. Two dot balls from Mustafizur, despite bowling dot balls, Bangladesh have not been able take wickets. Rohit guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. FOUR! Kohli drives the ball down the ground, that was a perfect shot for four. A copy-book straight drive for him. Last ball of the over, a bouncer to finish off the over. IND 124/1 in 20 overs.

20:19 IST Rubel continues, Rohit on strike, he takes a single towards backward point. Kohli plays the next ball towards mid off, a dot ball. He defends the next ball towards point, a dot ball. He plays the next one into gap, gets three runs towards deep midwicket. FOUR! Rohit pulls the ball for a boundary, that’s a lovely shot from Rohit. FOUR! That one was edged, gets another boundary. IND 118/1 in 19 overs.

20:13 IST Mustafizur is back into the attack, Kohli plays it back at the bowler, a dot ball. Kohli plays the next ball towards covers, takes a single. Rohit plays the next one past short cover, gets a couple of runs off that ball. Rohit defends the next ball, a dot one. Rohit plays the next one towards backward square leg. A yorker to Kohli, he manages to play that one. IND 106/1 in 18 overs.

20:09 IST Rubel continues, Kohli plays it towards mid on, a dot ball. Rubel has bowled well so far but has not produced a wicket-taking delivery yet. He takes a single off the next ball towards covers. Rohit takes a single towards third man. A short ball from Rubel, Kohli easily pulls it for a single towards square leg. Next ball, that one came into Kohli, he plays it towards on side, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, fuller delivery from him, a dot ball. IND 102/1 in 17 overs.

20:04 IST Shakib continues, Rohit on strike, he drives the ball to covers fielder, FOUR! That was poor fielding effort from the skipper, gets a boundary off the first ball. FOUR! That was an advancement of the previous shot, another boundary for him through covers. He takes a single off the next ball, 5o for Rohit! Kohli takes a single towards long on, gets off the mark. Rohit takes another single, this time towards square leg. One more single to end the over. IND 99/1 in 16 overs.

20:01 IST Virat Kohli comes to bat, the skipper took India to victory in the previous match. He defends the first ball he faces. Another dot ball to end the over. IND 87/1 in 15 overs.

19:57 IST WICKET! Dhawan c Mosaddek Hossain b Mortaza 46(34)

19:57 IST Mortaza continues, into his 8th over, towo dot balls to Dhawan. FOUR! Dhawan pulls the ball for a boundary towards square leg, another boundary for him. In the air and gone, WICKET! That was an unnecessary shot from Dhawan, he just threw his wicket away. Mortaza’s marathon spell finally yields a favourable result, first wicket for him. IND 87/1 in 14.4 overs

19:53 IST Rohit takes a single off the first ball as Shakib Al Hasan has been introduced into the attack. Dhawan takes a single off the next ball. Rohit pushes the ball through covers, takes a couple of runs off the next ball. Two more singles from the over. IND 83/1 in 14 overs.

19:50 IST Mortaza continues, into his 7th over on the trot. Rohit plays two dot balls, boundaries have dried up in the previous few overs. He takes a single towards extra cover. Dhawan defends the next ball and gets a single off the next ball. Two more singles from the over. IND 77/0 in 13 overs.

19:45 IST Rubel continues, Rohit plays the short ball towards wide third man, takes a single. Dhawan on strike, FOUR! he guides the ball pitched in leg stump line for a boundary towards fine leg. He plays the next ball towards mid off, a dot ball. Dhawan takes a single off the next ball. Rohit defends the ball, he is not trying to look something extraordinary here. IND 74/0 in 12 overs.

19:40 IST Rohit on strike, Mortaza into his 6th over, he is trying hard to get a wicket. A single off the first delivery by Dhawan. Rohit on strike, he plays the ball towards gully, slight mix-up between the wicket but Dhawan was back home easily. He takes a single off the next ball towards third man. Dhawan on strike, he pulls the ball towards fine leg, could not make use of a slower bouncer, just a single. He defends the next ball on the front foot. One more single off the last ball of the over. IND 67/0 in 11 overs.

19:35 IST Rubel Hossain continues, Dhawan on strike, he plays it towards covers, fielded inside the circle, a dot ball. He plays the next one towards midwicket, takes a single. Rohit on strike, he hits it fine off the third man fielder, gets a couple of runs, good running between the wickets. He plays the next ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. A marvellous shot from him but striaght to the fielder, a dot ball. IND 63/0 in 10 overs.

19:30 IST Mortaza continues, Rohit on strike, he is having it easy, defends the first two dot balls. He plays the next one towards midwicket, a dot ball. Rohit puts his back into the next shot, finds the gap behind square, gets a couple of runs. Rohit plays the next one towards midwicket, takes a single. Last ball of the over, Dhawan on strike, he takes a single towards square leg. IND 60/0 in 9 overs.

19:25 IST Taskin continues, Dhawan takes a single towards fine leg. Rohit back on strike, an inside edge off the bat, takes a single towards deep square leg. FOUR! Dhawan plays a short arm jab, that one goes past the point fielder, another boundary for him. This is looking too easy for India. Next ball, he dabs it down the onside, a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan gets another boundary, this time pulls the short delivery towards square leg. 50 up for India! Last ball of the over, SIX! Dhawan pulls the ball and this time in the air, that one lands in the crowd. IND 55/0 in 8 overs.

19:20 IST Rohit on strike, Mortaza continues, he is trying to put pressure on Rohit, two dot balls. So far India has done well and have got off to a good start. He defends the next ball on the back foot with a straight bat, a dot ball. One more dot delivery to follow, this has been so far a good over for Mortaza. FOUR! Rohit hits another boundary, pulls the short delivery and takes the aerial route, he has moved to 25 with that shot. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 40/0 in 7 overs.

19:16 IST Taskin Ahmed comes to bowl, Rohit on strike, creates problems for him straightaway. Edged but short of the slip fielder. A fuller delivery to follow, Rohit pushes it towards mid on, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards extra cover, another dot ball. He guides the next ball towards the third man, takes a single. Dhawan plays the next one towards covers, a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan plays the full shot for a boundary, IND 36/0 in 6 overs.

19:12 IST Mortaza continues, Dhawan takes a single off the first ball. Rohit defends the next ball. He defends the next ball. FOUR! Rohit plays that one towards midwicket, timed with perfection, he is back in his 2015 mode against Bangladesh. Rohit plays the back of the length delivery towards short mid off, a dot ball. He guides the next ball towards the third man, takes a single. IND 31/0 in 5 overs.

19:07 IST Rohit Sharma on strike, Mustafizur continues, FOUR! That was wide and was asking to be put away, smashed towards the offside boundary piercing the field. A dot ball to follow. He defends the ball on the back foot, a dot ball. FOUR! That one was muscled by Rohit past the point fielder, that was a perfect drive for him. Rohit plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. FOUR! That was a perfect on drive, third boundary of the over. IND 25/0 in 4 overs.

19:03 IST Dhawan on strike, Mortaza continues, he plays it towards covers, a dot ball to start the over with. He pushes the next ball towards cover-point for a single. Rohit hops on the back foot and plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards square leg. Dhawan defends the ball on the front foot, that one was pitched in the line of stumps. A dot ball to end the over. IND 13/0 in 3 overs.

18:58 IST Mustafizur Rahman comes to bowl, Dhawan on strike, he defends the first ball of the over. FOUR! Dhawan pushes the ball through covers, gets a boundary, first one of the innings. FOUR! Another boundary for Dhawan, he is continuing his form from previous three games. A dot ball to follow. He plays the next one towards square leg, takes a single. Last ball of the over, a dot ball to end the over. IND 11/0 in 2 overs.

18:53 IST Mashrafe Mortaza to open the Bangladesh bowling, Rohit on strike, he plays the loose delivery into the gap, takes a couple of runs off the first ball. A dot ball to follow as it beats Rohit., it was a close call. Rohit defends the next delivery on the back foot. Another dot delivery as Rohit is looking his usual cautious in the powerplay overs. One more dot ball to end the over. IND 2/0 in 1 over.

18:48 IST Bangladesh players are walking out to the middle to defend 265.

18:45 IST We are just a few minutes away from the second innings action as Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to chase 265.

18:29 IST If Bangladesh need to put pressure on India, they need early wickets in the powerplay overs to put India on the back foot.

18:22 IST India need a modest 265 to reach the finals!

18:21 IST Mortaza on strike, Bhuvneshwar continues after strain in the ankle, a dot ball there as he pushes it back to the bowler. He plays the next one towards point, a dot ball. He takes a single off the last ball of the over. He takes a single off the last ball of the over.  BAN 264/7 in 50 overs. 

18:18 IST Bhuvneshwar to bowl the last ball of the over. A couple of runs off the first ball of the over. A yorker to follow, Mortaza could not put that one away. WIDE! That was just past the line. Next ball, Mortaza mistimes the ball towards long off, gets a couple of runs. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar is on ground, he might have hurt his ankle. BAN 262/7 in 49.3 overs.

15:13 IST Bumrah continues, Mortaza on strike, FOUR! That one went past the fine leg for a boundary, he is getting lucky boundaries here. FOUR! That one was in the middle off the bat, beats Yuvraj at covers, two boundaries in a row. Two dot balls to follow, good comeback from Bumrah. A full toss to follow, Bumrah takes a single towards long on, Taskin on strike for the last ball of the over. A single off the last ball of the over. BAN 257/7 in 48 overs.

18:10 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Taskin is struggling to get off strike, he is mixing the pace, bowling short balls, not letting him take a single and get Mortaza on strike. Four dot deliveries. Bhuvneshwar bowls another short delivery, beats Taskin’s bat, this is turning out to be an excellent over for India. FOUR! An outside edge off the bat runs towards the boundary, just 4 runs from the over. BAN 248//7 in 48 overs.

18:07 IST Bumrah continues, Mortaza on strike, FOUR! That was an awkward shot for a boundary, luck favours Mortaza. Next ball, hits Mortaza on the body, a short ball from Bumrah, a dot one. Short ball from Bumrah put away for a single towards long on. A bouncer to follow, that one surprised Taskin, a dot ball there. He gets a couple of runs off the next ball towards midwicket. BAN 244/7 in 47 overs.

18:02 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Mortaza takes a single off the first ball. Taskin Ahmed continues, bowls a dot ball to him. He takes a single towards third man. FOUR! Short ball takes a top edge off the bat, gets a boundary, these are useful runs for Bangladesh. A bottom edge off the bat, a dot ball to follow. Last ball of the over, a single off tha delivery, retains strike. BAN 236/7 in 46 overs.

17:57 IST WICKET! Mahmudullah b Bumrah 21(25)

17:57 IST Bumrah continues, Mahmudullah takes a single off the first ball. Mortaza plays the low full toss towards midwicket, a dot ball. A single off the next ball. Mamudullah needs to attack now if Bangladesh are to score big and get near 270 mark. A slower ball from Bumrah, hits his pads, a dot ball. He picks up a couple of runs off the next ball, good fielding by Bhuvneshwar at the fine leg. Bowled! BAN 229/7 in 45 overs.

17:53 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack, bowls a dot delivery to Mahmudullah. He takes a single off the next ball, gets Mortaza on strike. He tries to get it over the top but inside edges the ball, a dot one. FOUR! That was short from Bhuvneshwar, he pulls it towards midwicket for a boundary, first one for him in the innings. An excellent yorker to follow, almost got Mortaza there, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, another dot to follow. BAN 225/6 in 43 overs.

17:49 IST Mashrafe Mortaza comes to bat, he gets just a single off the second ball he faces. Mahmudullah takes a single off the last ball off the over, retains strike. BAN 220/6 in 42 overs.

17:46 IST WICKET! Mosaddek Hossain c & b Bumrah 15(25)

17:46 IST Bumrah continues, Hossain on strike, two dot balls to start with. He is not letting him score boundaries like the previous over. In the air and caught, Bumrah takes the catch. BAN 218/6 in 41.3 overs.

17:44 IST Ashwin continues, Mahmudullah on strike, FOUR! He starts off with a boundary off the first ball, that will put pressure on Ashwin. Just two more singles from the over. BAN 218/5 in 41 overs.

17:40 IST Bumrah continues, a dot ball to start with to Mahmudullah. He takes a single off the next ball, Hossain on strike. A fuller delivery from Bumrah, Hossain had to defend it on the back foot. FOUR! Hossain plays it through the covers, that was timed sweetly off the middle of the bat. Next ball, gets past the offside edge, a dot ball. BAN 212/5 in 41 overs.

17:37 IST Ashwin continues, Hossain takes a single off the second ball. Good fielding by Yuvraj who is playing his 300th ODI. Next ball, Mahmudullah takes a single towards square leg. A couple of runs off the next ball as Dhoni hits the stumps and it results into an overthrow. Two dot balls to follow coupled with a wide ball. BAN 207/5 in 40 overs

Drinks Break! 

17:30 IST Hardik Pandya is back into the attack, he beats Mahmudullah on the first ball. Next ball, another dot ball for him. DROPPED! Ashwin drops the catch at the third man region as Mahmudullah tries the upper cut. Pandya-Kohli are not happy with that. FOUR! The ball runs away towards the boundary. He is beaten again, another dot ball. He plays the next ball towards point, gets a single off that one. Last ball of the over, Hossain on strike, beats the offside edge. BAN 197/5 in 39 overs.

17:26 IST Ashwin comes into bowl, he starts off with a dot ball to Hossain. He tries to scoop the next ball, gets just a single off that one. Next ball, a dot one, Kohli is happy with that one. Mahmudullah plays the ball towards point, takes a single. One dot ball to end the over. BAN 191/5 in 38 overs.

17:23 IST Jadeja continues, Mahmudullah takes a single off the first ball through covers. Next ball, Hossain was beaten by the spin and bounce, a dot ball. He tries to work the next three balls square of the wicket but could not succeed, three dot balls. FOUR! He finally succeeds and gets a boundary past point. End of Jadeja’s spell. BAN 188/5 in 37 overs.

17:20 IST Mosaddek Hossain comes to bat, he defends the first two balls, he needs to stick there. A huge mix-up off the next ball, survives as the throw was a bit late at the non-striker end. FOUR! Hossain goes on the back foot and plays the ball past point for a boundary. BAN 183/5 in 36 overs.


17:17 IST WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim c Virat Kohli b Kedar Jadhav 61(85) Here’s antoher wicket, Rahim was looking restless with wickets falling from the other end, tries a reckless shot and gets caught at the midwicket by Kohli. BAN 179/5 in 35.2 overs.

17:17 IST Mahmudullah comes to bat, he takes a single off the first ball. Rahim is looking cautious, gets a single off the last ball of the over. BAN 179/4 in 35 overs.

17:13 IST WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan c Dhoni b Jadeja 15(23) Jadeja gets his first wicket, that one went straight and took the edge off his bat. BAN 177/4 in 34.2 overs.

17:12 IST Jadhav continues, Rahim takes a single towards long on. Shakib defends the next ball on the front foot, a dot ball. Shakib plays the next one towards point, another dot ball. Next ball, that one was defended by Shakib, he is bowling dot balls after dot balls. A single off the last ball of the over. BAN 177/3 in 34 overs.

17:10 IST Jadeja continues, Shakib on strike, FOUR! he works the ball towards backward square leg, first boundary for him. Shakib plays the next one towards backward point, a single for him. Rahim plays the ball towards backward point, a single for him. Two more singles to follow from the over. BAN 175/3 in 33 overs.

17:07 IST Jadhav continues, Shakib takes a single off the first ball. Rahim on strike, he uses his bottom hand and plays the ball towards mid off, a dot ball. Next ball, he tries to sweep that one, fielded at square leg, a dot ball. He finds the gap this time, takes a single off the next ball. Hasan tries to cut the ball past point but could not do so, gets just a single off that one. A slight mix-up off the last ball but safe in the end. BAN 167/3 in 32 overs.

17:05 IST Jadeja continues, he is putting pressure on Shakib, not allowing him to play himself in, two dot balls to start with. A single off the third ball. Rahim defends the ball on the front foot with a straight bat, a dot ball. He tries to sweep the next ball, gets just a single. Last ball of the over, a quick single for Shakib towards short third man. BAN 164/3 in 31 overs.

17:02 IST Jadhav continues, Shakib plays the first one towards covers, a dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards long off, takes a single off that one. Rahim on strike, he works the ball towards backward square leg, takes a single. Shakib plays the next one towards midwicket, gets a single. Rahim plays the ball towards backward square leg again, takes a single. Another single to end the over. BAN 161/3 in 30 overs.

16:59 IST Jadeja contiunes, Rahim on strike, he is not letting him get offstrike that easy, two dot balls to start with. He takes a single off the third ball of the over, Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. Two slips in place for him, he plays the first ball towards Jadeja, a dot ball. He works the next ball towards backward square leg, gets a single. Next ball, Rahim defends it towards point. BAN 156/3 in 29 overs.

16:55 IST WICKET! Tamim b Kedar Jadhav 70(82)

16:55 IST Jadhav continues, Rahim on strike, he starts off with two dot balls, not letting him any freebies. WIDE! That was down the leg side. Next ball, Rahim plays it towards covers, well fielded inside the circle, just a single off that ball. Rahim sweeps the next ball hard, could not get it past the fielder, a dot ball. He drives the next ball, a dot ball to follow. Bowled, WICKET! BAN 154/3 in 28 overs.

16:53 IST Jadeja continues, the ball hits his pads, a single off the first ball. Next ball, inside edge off the bat, a single towards short fine leg. 50 for Rahim! Iqbal on strike, he plays two dot balls followed by a single towards square leg. Rahim takes a single off the last ball of the over. BAN 152/2 in 27 overs.

16:50 IST Kedar Jadhav comes into bowl, Rahim hits the ball towards deep square leg, takes a single off the first ball. Iqbal plays the ball towards deep cover, takes a single. A low full toss from Jadhav, Iqbal plays it towards deep mid off, takes a single. Rahim plays with soft hands, takes a single towards fine leg. Last ball of the over, another single for Iqbal. BAN 148/2 in 26 overs.

16:46 IST Jadeja continues, Rahim takes a single towards short cover, a dot ball. Next ball, Iqbal plays it back to Jadeja, a dot ball as it hits the stumps. Iqbal sweeps the ball towards square leg, takes a single. Rahim sweeps the ball too, takes a couple of runs towards deep square leg. Rahim comes down the track, pushes it back to the bowler. He works the ball towards long on, takes a single. BAN 142/2 in 25 overs.

16:43 IST Rahim on strike, Ashwin continues, he scooped the first ball of the over towards deep fine leg, gets a couple of runs. He plays the ball in the air, gets a single towards midwicket. Iqbal works the ball towards square leg, takes another single. Rahim gets down the wicket, takes a single off the next one. Iqbal drives the next ball towards covers, takes another single. Rahim takes another single, retains strike. BAN 137/2 in 24 overs.

16:40 IST Jadeja continues, he is been knocked around the park for singles and doubles. They are playing sensibly yet attacking the Indian bowlers. 7 runs from the over. BAN 130/2 in 23 overs.

16:38 IST Ashwin continues, Rahim on strike, he is putting pressure on him. Two dot balls to start with. Rahim takes a single towards deep mid off, he has moved to 31 from 45 balls. Iqbal on strike, FOUR! That one was driven past the point fielder, a splendid shot from Iqbal. FOUR! Iqbal comes down the track again, gets another boundary going inside out. He looks well-settled now. FOUR! Iqbal just helps the ball on it’s waym third boundary off the over. BAN 123/2 in 22 overs.

16:34 IST Jadeja continues, Rahim on strike, FOUR! That one was a reverse-sweep from Rahim, gets the elevation and the gap, a boundary for him towards the third man region. Next ball, a dot one for Jadeja. A stump out shot off the next ball, that was a close one. Rahim survives as the third Umpire feels it is not out. Rahim plays the ball towards short mid on, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball. Iqbal on strike, a dot ball to end the over. BAN 110/2 in 21 overs.

16:30 IST Ashwin continues, Rahim on strike, he is not letting him take a single. Rahim everything in the over, cut shot, coming down the track. He finally gets a single off the last ball of the over, retains strike. BAN 105/2 in 20 overs.

16:29 IST Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack, Iqbal works the ball towards backward square leg, takes a couple of runs. He takes a single off the next ball. Rahim on strike, he defends that one, a dot ball. He tries to drive the next one, another dot ball as it was fielded at the covers. This time he finds the gap, takes a single towards covers. Last ball of the over, FOUR! Reverse sweep from Iqbal, takes the top edge, just past the short third man fielder, he gets a boundary, 50 for Iqbal. BAN 104/2 in 19 overs.

16:25 IST Ashwin continues, Rahim takes a single off the first ball. Iqbal on strike, he defends the ball on the front foot, a dot ball. Hw works the next one towards long on, takes a single. Rahim goes on the back foot and cuts the ball towards deep third man, takes a couple of runs off that ball. He gets down the track off the next ball, takes a single off that one. Last ball of the over, Iqbal comes down the track, takes a single. BAN 96/2 in 18 overs.


Drinks Break! 

16:20 IST Pandya continues, Iqbal pulls the short ball, gets a single off that one. Rahim rotates the strike, he knows Iqbal is hitting the ball. SIX! Iqbal comes down the track and flicks the ball on his pads for a maximum, that’s the first one of the innings. He is starting to look dangerous. He takes a single off the next ball. Rahim on strike, he misses that one, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards the third man. BAN 90/2 in 17 overs.

16:17 IST Ashwin continues, Iqbal plays the ball towards long off, takes a single. Rahim too takes a single, plays the ball towards long on. Iqbal comes down the track but defends the ball on the back foot, the ball takes an inside edge, takes a single. Rahim works the next ball towards fine leg, takes a single. FOUR! Iqbal gets a boundary, he has started to hit the ball now, might prove dangerous in the coming overs. A single off the last ball of the over. BAN 83/2 in 16 overs.

16:13 IST Hardik continues, he was expensive in the previous over as he gave 14 overs in it. Iqbal on strike, he plays the first ball towards backward square leg, a dot ball. Iqbal works the next one towards midwicket, gets a single. Rahim on strike, he tries to cut the ball towards square of the wicket but could not get bat on it, a dot ball. Rahim takes a quick single as he plays the ball towards short midwicket. A short ball from Hardik, Iqbal could not hit that one, a dot ball. A single to end the over, BAN 70/2 in 15 overs.

16:09 IST Ashwin continues, Iqbal on strike, he starts off with a WIDE! Next ball, he comes down the track but plays it back to Ashwin, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow as he defends it on the front foot. Iqbal takes a single off the next ball, gets Rahim on strike. He tries to work the ball fine but could not time it. Rahim sweeps the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. Iqbal takes a single off the last ball towards long off, retains strike. BAN 66/2 in 14 overs.

16:06 IST Hardik Pandya comes to bowl, Iqbal on strike, the first one was played back to the bowler, a dot ball. Iqbal pulls the next delivery, in the air but lands safe, takes a single. FREE HIT! That was a no ball because there were not enough fielders inside the circle. Mahmudullah on strike for the free hit, that was in the air, caught and thrown back at the striker end, a couple of runs taken off that one. The throw was a little wide from him. He takes a single off the next ball towards backward point. Next ball, Rahim takes a single towards short third man. Bowled but no ball! Hardik could not believe his luck, he got Iqbal to drag the ball onto the stumps but he survives. FREE HIT! That was bowled way off the target, WIDE BALL! Another free hit to follow. FOUR! he hits the low full toss down the ground, gets a boundary, this over might shift momentum towards Bangladesh. Iqbal works the short ball towards deep square leg, takes a single. BAN 61/2 in 13 overs.

15:59 IST Ashwin has been introduced into the attack, Iqbal plays the first ball back to the bowler, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow, Iqbal still struggling to score. WIDE! That was down the leg side. He blocks the next ball, a dot one. Iqbal takes a quick single off the next ball towards the third man. Rahim defends the next ball, a dot one. He tries to work the ball towards backward square leg, could not get it past the leg slip, a dot ball to end the over. BAN 49/2 in 12 overs.

15:56 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, he is bowling his 6th over on the trot. Iqbal comes down the track but misses the ball, a dot one. Two more dot balls to follow, Iqbal is struggling to find boundaries. Iqbal guides the fourth ball of the over towards third man, takes a single. Rahim on strike, he defends the ball on the back foot, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, goes past the offside edge. BAN 47/2 in 11 overs.

15:52 IST Bumrah continues, he is still causing problems for, three dot balls from him. He takes a single off the fourth ball of the over. Rahim is on strike, he is looking settled at the crease, two dot balls as he looks to defend. BAN 46/2 in 10 overs.

15:48 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Iqbal is still not looking to attack, he knows how priced his wicket is. Iqbal takes a single off the third ball of the over. FOUR! Rahim comes down the track, the ball takes a massive inside edge, misses the stumps, a lucky bounday for Rahim. FOUR! Rahim drives the ball through covers, that was from the middle of the bat unlike the previous shot. FOUR! Rahim hits the short ball through the cover-point, third boundary off the over. BAN 45/2 in 9 overs.

15:44 IST Bumrah continues, Tamim takes a single off the first ball, he is playing sensibly. Next ball, Rahim on strike, he defends the ball, a dot one. Two more dot balls to follow, he is playing with caution. Last ball of the over, Rahim could not get on that, the ball misses the outside edge off the bat. BAN 32/2 in 8 overs.

15:41 IST Mushfiqur Rahim comes to bat, he defends the first ball. BAN 31/2 in 7 overs.

15:38 IST WICKET! S Rahman c Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar 19(21)

15:38 IST Rahman comes down the wicket on the first ball of the over from Bhuvneshwar. A short ball from him beats Rahman fair and square. He plays the next one towards point, a dot ball. He defends the next ball on the front foot, another dot ball. Another bouncer from Bhuvneshwar, Rahman ducks it, a dot ball. In the air and gone!, that one was slower from him, Rahman goes after it but plays it straight to the point fielder, Jadeja won’t miss those. WICKET! BAN 31/2 in 6.5 overs.

15:45 IST Bumrah continues, Iqbal on strike, he was made to block off the first ball. Another dot ball to continue as Iqbal played it towards midwicket. Next ball, Iqbal works it towards square leg, another dot ball, the angle is working for Bumrah. Next ball, that one moved away from Iqbal, just whizzed past the outside edge. He defends the next one on the front foot, a dot ball. One more dot ball to finish off the over. A maiden from Bumrah. BAN 31/1 in 6 overs.

15:32 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Iqbal defends the first ball of the over, a dot ball. FOUR! That one took the offside edge off the bat as he tried to work it towards onside, a boundary for Iqbal, that one was unlucky for Bhuvneshwar. He takes a quick single off the next ball, a direct hit would have made it a close call. Next ball, Rahman defends it on the back foot, a dot ball. A bouncer from Bhuvneshwar, Rahman ducks that one, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, a short ball from him, Rahman tries to hit it but fails. BAN 31/1 in 5 overs.

15:28 IST Bumrah continues, he is coming round the wicket to Iqbal. A dot ball to start with, that one almost got an offside edge. Next ball, that one hit the pads, a single taken through leg byes. Meanwhile, there is a slight drizzle at Edgbaston, we might see a few stoppages here. Rahman on strike, he defends the inswinging delivery, a dot ball. Next ball, he works the ball towards Dhawan, another dot ball. FOUR! Rahman once again comes down the track and hits the ball over mid off, another boundary for him, the counter-attack for Bangladesh is working. A dot ball to end the over. BAN 26/1 in 4 overs.

15:24 IST Rahman on strike, Bhuvneshwar continues, he defends the first ball cautiously. Next ball, that was driven inside the circle, a dot ball. FOUR! Rahman comes down the track and plays the ball on the up, hits it over covers for a boundary, a splendid shot from him. Next ball, he works the ball towards backward square leg, a couple of runs taken, not a good throw there from Bumrah. Next ball, that one hit the pads, a mild lbw appeal, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, FOUR! That one was driven beautifully, another boundary for him, he is looking in fine form today. BAN 21/1 in 3 overs.

15:19 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl, Iqbal will take strikes. FOUR! Here’s the first boundary for Bangladesh, that was down the leg side and Iqbal just guides that one towards the boundary. Bumrah comes round the wicket on the next ball, Iqbal takes a single off that one towards square leg. Sabbir Rahman comes to bat, FOUR! He drives the ball through cover-point, gets a boundary straight away, that will give him confidence. Next ball, WHOA! That one almost clipped the off stump, wonderful comeback from Bumrah. Nex ball, there was an edge from Rahman’s bat, a single towards the third man. A dot ball to finish off the over. BAN 11/1 in 2 overs.

15:14 IST WICKET! Soumya Sarkar b Bhuvneshwar 0(2)

15:14 IST Bhuvneshwar bowls a wide good length to Iqbal, he leaves that one, a dot ball to start with. Iqbal leaves the next ball too swinging away from him, another dot ball. Next ball was pitched in the line of the stumps, Iqbal defends it on the back foot, another dot ball. He works the next ball towards the forward square leg, takes a single, first runs for Bangladesh. Sarkar on strike, he too lets the ball go to the wicketkeeper, a dot ball. BOWLED! That one was dragged onto the stumps by Sarkar, India get the first wicket in the first over. BAN 1/1 in 1 over.

15:10 IST As expected Bhuvnehswar Kumar to open the bowling for India.

15:09 IST Soumya Sarkar and Tami Iqbal walk out to bat at Edgbaston.

15:08 IST Virat Kohli having a word with the players in Team Huddle.

15:05 IST The countdown for the epic semi-final starts.

15:04 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to open the bowling for India, will he get the dangerous Tamim Iqbal out early on?

15:03 IST Play will resume soon, stay tuned folks, the epic semi-final is going to start soon.

15:01 IST Both the teams are walking out for their respective national anthems.

14:58 IST Expect a game soon, the crease is being drawn at the pitch. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is waiting eagerly for the match to commence.

14:56 IST The ground staff are still working and checking the outfield, till now we are expected to get a full game between India and Bangladesh.

14:53 IST Delayed start at Edgbaston, stay tuned to find out when the match starts.

14:52 IST Fans around the world are hoping for a India vs Pakistan finale, will India make it a reality tonight? Stay tuned to find out as the game is about to start at Edgbaston.

14:50 IST Kohli has once again shown his faith in Ashwin despite Umesh Yadav’s performance against Bangladesh in the warm-up game.

14:48 IST It is a good toss to win for India as they will be chasing the total with rain threat looming over Edgbaston.

14:46 IST Yuvraj Singh has been presented a memento by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly as he is playing his 300th ODI.

14:36 IST: Here comes the playing XI. Both India and Bangladesh goes unchanged in the big game of this tournament.

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

14:33 IST: Here’s the toss! Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to ball first

14:30IST: The toss is just a few minutes away. The team which will win it, will have the advantage and anticipate accordingly. Like Virat Kohli did it against South Africa. But we have to see, how the toss turns out to be beneficial.

Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of ICC Champions Trophy 2017’s semi-final between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a big day in the history of Bangladesh cricket as they have reached the semi-final of an ICC event for the first time. On the other hand, India are the Defending Champions of the tournament and would like themselves to set up a blockbuster final against Pakistan for the final.

Changes in the side?
In the press conference, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that he would not be replacing Ravichandran Ashwin with Umesh Yadav just because he did well against Bangladesh in the warm-up game. Kohli would like to stick with the winning combination as he announced that all the players are fit to play.

Pitch Report:
The Edgbaston pitch will help the batsmen. Expect a bit score, especially if India bats first. They played against Pakistan at Edgbaston and scored 319 in 48 overs. Bangladesh had a horrendous warm-up game as they lost by 240 runs. They would like to forget that and focus on the game in hand.

Weather Report:
There is no major threat to the match as it will be mostly sunny at Edgbaston. But, there might be a few rain showers which might deduct a few overs from the game. But, there is no chance that the game gets washed out. Expect a full game between India and Bangladesh.


Yuvraj Singh’s 300th ODI:
Yuvraj will be playing his 300th ODI. With the form he is in, he is likely to make it count. With him being targetted as a weak link in the team, he has every reason to destroy Bangladesh bowling attack.

Shikhar Dhawan’s form:
Dhawan is in fantastic form having scored two centuries and a half-century in the tournament. He would be looking to continue his assault in the Champions Trophy and take India to the final against Pakistan.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Sunzamul Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam

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