Player of the Match
Player of the Match
957dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Dominant India march into yet another final

The best team at ICC events since 2010 marched into its fourth final in seven tournaments to set up a summit clash against Pakistan, pitting the tournament's best bowling sides against each other

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
123(129) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
12 7 17 18 27 12 14 16
V Kohli
V Kohli
96(78) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 27 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
2 5 3 5 29 14 10 28

Best performances - Bowlers

KM Jadhav
KM Jadhav
O6
M0
R22
W2
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O10
M1
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

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

Close to Call

26-5

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

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.

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.

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