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.

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
38.1
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.

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. "

37.4
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
36.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, no run, fullish outside off, Kohli mis-times one. Back up the pitch via the pad

"Whatever happens in Edgbaston today, India already has a big winner. Twenty-four-year-old HS Prannoy pulled off a huge upset at the Indonesia Open, beating World No.3 Lee Chong Wei 21-10, 21-18, though Prannoy himself is playing it cool."

36.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Sharma, FOUR runs, a no-look pull for four. A well-directed bouncer on middle, Rohit pulls and plays this behind square. Not quite in complete control, but he met the ball at the perfect time - to get it behind square

Rajdip: "Kohli completes 500 runs in Champions Trophy"

36.1
4
Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, FOUR runs, short and wide outside off, Kohli gets underneath the length and slices a cut over point. Very intentional, very classy. Tripe from Taskin
34.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, 1 run, that's his first run there. Against Sri Lanka, he got out tried to play that stroke. He's shown great discipline to avoid that shot. Now, he brings out the late cut for a run to third man
34.3
4
Taskin Ahmed to Sharma, FOUR runs, four more. Too full outside off, Rohit offers the full face and gets four. The mid-off is wide, like how de Villiers place himself. That allows batsmen to hit straight, to the right of the fielder

arun8283: "If Rohit can hurry to 136, he will be with Dhawan for the Golden Bat. So, no century Kohli. "

33.2
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, FOUR runs, fantastic timing, sensational placement. Very full outside off, drilled to the right of cover. No chance for long-off

It's looked like a stroll, but 265 definitely seemed like a challenging target at the start of the chase. Rohit has played a huge part in making this look so easy. Anyway, Nikhil will take over till the end of the match. Ta ta!

32.6
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Sharma, SIX runs, another short ball, and that brings up his 11th ODI hundred. Hooks it away, and it's in the air - it comes off the outer half of the top of his bat, and Mosaddek, running to his right from long leg and diving, can't quite reach the ball. It's hit the boundary cushions on the full
32.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Kohli, FOUR runs, fullish on off stump, and I was about to begin typing thinking this was just a push to mid-off. But that jab is timed so well that mid-off has no chance to stop it to his right. Doesn't move at all

Mustafizur. Over the wicket to Kohli.

30.5
4
Mahmudullah to Kohli, FOUR runs, tossed up wide of off, overpitched, and Kohli plays that whippy drive of his, to the right of extra-cover
30.1
4
Mahmudullah to Sharma, FOUR runs, starts with a rubbish, flat long-hop angling into middle and leg. Rohit pulls it to the square leg boundary

Bangladesh bring on Mahmudullah to see if he can change anything.

28.6
4
Taskin Ahmed to Kohli, FOUR runs, short outside off, gets up to shoulder height, and that's such quick feet from Kohli to get across and swivel on his back foot to pull to the right of mid-on, with a turn of the wrists at the top of the bounce. A superb way to bring up the smoothest of fifties

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