Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.10pm Clinical. From start to finish. Powerful. From beginning to end. And classy. India outlast and outclass Bangladesh in another one-sided semi-final, to give themselves a chance to defend their title on Sunday. Bangladesh can be proud of a terrific effort, they fought and scrapped through the tournament but were eventually done in by the quality of India. That's two let-downs of semi-finals, but that sets up one heck of a final, at least in foresight. In their chase of 265, they started well - solidly, putting the bad ball away. That's all they did through the afternoon, to be fair, and romped to a nine-wicket win.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match: "Was a great knock, especially when it comes on a winning note. Trying to get a big one, in the last two games. Was quite determined today. Wicket was brilliant. I kept telling myself to bat as much as possible. We've been playing good cricket. One last hurdle, a big game against Pakistan. It felt like he was batting overnight (Virat Kohli). As a captain, he was brilliant."

Virat Kohli: "Another complete game. We needed to have a clean, collective game. We didn't expect to win by nine wickets, but that's the quality of our top order. He's not a surprise package (Kedar Jadhav), he's a smart guy, he knows where to pitch the ball and see what the wicket is offering. it could have been close to 300. I wanted to give myself some time, 10-15 balls. Last time, we lost a wicket, so I had to adapt, I like those challenges. I grew in confidence. When you're coming onto the short ball, you know you're playing well. We're taking it as any other game, I know that's boring but that's our mindset. Never a worry when your middle order isn't batting too much. Everyone is hitting the ball magnificently in practice."

Mashrafe Mortaza: "We could have scored 300, even 320, but our set batsmen getting out was a setback to us. Next time, we'll come back strongly. We need to learn. Skill-wise we're fine, but mentally we need to be stronger."

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40.1
4
Sabbir Rahman to Kohli, FOUR runs, and that will be it. Kohli finishes on 96. A very wide overpitched delivery that is crisply driven, one of many today, through cover for four. A punch of the air, more delight than annoyance. And India set up another blockbuster on Sunday with Pakistan to determine the winners of the 2017 Champions Trophy

A two and a six gets Kohli 100, but I don't think he cares about it. Sabbir to continue. India one over away.

END OF OVER:
40 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 261/1 (4 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 0.40)

  • Virat Kohli92 (77b)
  • Rohit Sharma123 (129b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan9-0-54-0
  • Sabbir Rahman1-0-7-0
39.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli goes deep in the crease and meets the straight ball with an angled bat, gets one to square leg
39.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 1 run, 87 kph, on the pads, pushed away to long-on.
39.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, nudged away to deep square leg. Easy as ...
39.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 1 run, punched away off the back foot to the sweeper cover. One more.

Ahan: "Kohli quickest to 8000 runs.........yet another record that will soon be broken by Hashim Amla"

39.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, quick on middle, pushed to long-off
39.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, flat and wide outside off, guided to third man

Right then. 11 more for Kohli, India need 9

Virat Kohli has broken AB de Villiers' record for fastest to 8000 ODI runs.

END OF OVER:
39 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 256/1 (9 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 6.56, RRR: 0.81)

  • Rohit Sharma121 (127b)
  • Virat Kohli89 (73b)
  • Sabbir Rahman1-0-7-0
  • Shakib Al Hasan8-0-49-0
38.6
0
Sabbir Rahman to Sharma, no run, oh yes. Flat on off, pushed back to the bowler. Well played Rohit

A dead-bat defense?

38.5
1
Sabbir Rahman to Kohli, 1 run, quick on off, Kohli goes back and pushes to long-on

Kohli needs 12, India need 10

38.4
1
Sabbir Rahman to Sharma, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudged to square leg. Well done by Rohit
38.3
1
Sabbir Rahman to Kohli, 1 run, punched to long-off for a run. Kohli is the quickest ODI batsman to 8000 runs
38.2
0
Sabbir Rahman to Kohli, no run, flat and wide, left alone this time
38.1
4
Sabbir Rahman to Kohli, FOUR runs, drops short filth. On middle and leg, a donkey drop. And Kohli pulls through midwicket for four. Absolute tripe

India just 16 away. Sabbir.

END OF OVER:
38 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 249/1 (16 runs required from 72 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 1.33)

  • Rohit Sharma120 (125b)
  • Virat Kohli83 (69b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan8-0-49-0
  • Taskin Ahmed7-0-49-0
37.6
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, FOUR runs, enough of prodding and plodding. Flat and wide outside off, Rohit brings out an IPL drive, lofting the ball powerfully over cover for another boundary.

Brutus_Shylock: "@Ankush Kohli always had a majestic record in ODIs in England. It was the test match record he talked about. Still a bit of time to go for that, 2018 we shall see. "

37.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched on leg, driven to long-off for a single.
37.4
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, FOUR runs, drifts on the pads and Kohli says thanks. Just a bit of bat is all he needed, to fine leg, another boundary

Striking in the middle

19

Wickets taken by India between overs 11 and 40 - Most for any team in this tournament. Pakistan are second with 18.

Sedate Start

46

Runs scored by Bangladesh in the first 10 overs - Most in this tournament for them. In the previous three games their scores were 36,37 and 24.

Close to Call

26-5

The H2H record in favour of India versus Bangladesh. However they are 2-2 in the last 4 games.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798