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2nd Semi-final, Birmingham, Jun 15 2017, ICC Champions Trophy
(40.1/50 ov)265/1
India won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
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• The 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 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh264/7(50 overs)
India265/1(40.1 overs)

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 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 405 runs
INDIA: 261/1CRR: 6.52 • RRR: 0.40 • Need 4 from 60b
Virat Kohli92 (77)
Rohit Sharma123 (129)
Shakib Al Hasan9-0-54-0
Sabbir Rahman1-0-7-0
39.6
1
Shakib 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 to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

87 kph, on the pads, pushed away to long-on.

39.4
1
Shakib to Kohli, 1 run

on the pads, nudged away to deep square leg. Easy as ...

39.3
1
Shakib to Rohit 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 to Kohli, 1 run

quick on middle, pushed to long-off

39.1
Shakib 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 397 runs
INDIA: 256/1CRR: 6.56 • RRR: 0.82 • Need 9 from 11 overs
Rohit Sharma121 (127)
Virat Kohli89 (73)
Sabbir Rahman1-0-7-0
Shakib Al Hasan8-0-49-0
38.6
Sabbir to Rohit Sharma, no run

oh yes. Flat on off, pushed back to the bowler. Well played Rohit

A dead-bat defense?

38.5
1
Sabbir 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 to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

on middle and leg, nudged to square leg. Well done by Rohit

38.3
1
Sabbir to Kohli, 1 run

punched to long-off for a run. Kohli is the quickest ODI batsman to 8000 runs

38.2
Sabbir to Kohli, no run

flat and wide, left alone this time

38.1
4
Sabbir 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 3810 runs
INDIA: 249/1CRR: 6.55 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 16 from 12 overs
Rohit Sharma120 (125)
Virat Kohli83 (69)
Shakib Al Hasan8-0-49-0
Taskin Ahmed7-0-49-0
37.6
4
Shakib to Rohit 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 to Kohli, 1 run

overpitched on leg, driven to long-off for a single.

37.4
4
Shakib 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

37.3
Shakib to Kohli, no run

tossed up with a round-arm action on leg, defended

37.2
1
Shakib to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

quicker, straighter and fuller. Rohit cuts and finds the gap in front of point for a run

37.1
Shakib to Rohit Sharma, no run

short and very wide and very very slow. Cut but finds point

end of over 3710 runs
INDIA: 239/1CRR: 6.45 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 26 from 13 overs
Virat Kohli78 (66)
Rohit Sharma115 (122)
Taskin Ahmed7-0-49-0
Shakib Al Hasan7-0-39-0
36.6
Taskin 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."

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
123 runs (129)
15 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cover drive
22 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
96 runs (78)
13 fours
0 sixes
Control95%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Kedar Jadhav portrait
KM Jadhav
O
6
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
3.67
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Jasprit Bumrah portrait
JJ Bumrah
O
10
M
1
R
39
W
2
ECO
3.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia advanced
Match numberODI no. 3891
Hours of play (local time)10:30 start, First Session 10:30-14:00 Interval 14:00-14:45, Second Session 14:45-18:15
Match days15 June 2017 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
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Chris Broad