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
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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A two and a six gets Kohli 100, but I don't think he cares about it. Sabbir to continue. India one over away.
Kohli goes deep in the crease and meets the straight ball with an angled bat, gets one to square leg
87 kph, on the pads, pushed away to long-on.
on the pads, nudged away to deep square leg. Easy as ...
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"
quick on middle, pushed to long-off
oh yes. Flat on off, pushed back to the bowler. Well played Rohit
A dead-bat defense?
quick on off, Kohli goes back and pushes to long-on
Kohli needs 12, India need 10
on middle and leg, nudged to square leg. Well done by Rohit
punched to long-off for a run. Kohli is the quickest ODI batsman to 8000 runs
flat and wide, left alone this time
drops short filth. On middle and leg, a donkey drop. And Kohli pulls through midwicket for four. Absolute tripe
India just 16 away. Sabbir.
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. "
overpitched on leg, driven to long-off for a single.
drifts on the pads and Kohli says thanks. Just a bit of bat is all he needed, to fine leg, another boundary
tossed up with a round-arm action on leg, defended
quicker, straighter and fuller. Rohit cuts and finds the gap in front of point for a run
short and very wide and very very slow. Cut but finds point
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."