Finally, we Indians will be able to see India’s final match with Pakistan in ICC Champions trophy 2017. Yesterday India played semi-final against Bangladesh and won the match very easily. After winning the toss, India chose to field first and Bangladesh set target of 265 runs.
There was a variety, aggression, intelligence from the Indian bowling attack and that deadly combination made India won the match.
Every time, Indian team successfully build pressure in powerplay on the opposition with batting, bowling or fielding. With this method, Indian team reached the final of this tournament with the best economy rate in powerplay. Even Indian team have taken most wickets in powerplay.
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Semi-Final 2017 Score Highlights:
India won toss and chose to field
India: 265/1 (Rohit Sharma- 123* and Virat Kohli- 96*)
India won the match by 9 wickets and Rohit Sharma is player of the match
After choosing the field, India reduced Bangladesh to 46 runs with 2 wickets in first 10 overs. So pressurized Bangladesh started taking risks. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim added 100 runs partnership with 6.86 runs per over. It brought back some momentum for their team.
Then Captain Kohli brought Kedar Jadhav to bowl. Then Indian team came back and tied the opponents to 264 runs. After winning the match Captain Kohli praised Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumarh.
While chasing 265 runs score, Indian team managed to chase it easily as the openers played well. India lost only Shikhar Dhawan as a wicket. Rohit Sharma’s 123* and Captain Kohli’s 96* finished it off with almost 10 overs to spare.
Virat Kohli said, “Especially the last two games they’ve been terrific initially and in the later stages, as well, their wicket-taking ability, which is something the opposition always knows. Big credit to both of them for getting us where we stand right now. A lot of credit goes to both of them, as well, for having bowled the way they have in the last two games.”
Now, 1.2 Billion Indians’ dream of India vs Pakistan final in ICC Champions Trophy to come true. India vs Pakistan ICC CT 2017 final match will be played on 18th June 2017, Sunday at Oval.
India vs Pakistan ICC CT 2017 Final Match:
Date: 18 June 2017, Sunday
Venue: Kennington Oval, London.
Stats and Records for Indian team:
Shikhar Dhawan became the leading run-scorer with 680 runs while Ravindra Jadeja became the highest wicket taker for India in Champions trophy 2017.
Virat Kohli became the first player to score 8000 runs in ODIs in 175 innings.
Rohit Sharma’s 100 against Bangladesh was the 1000th International century in England.
Virat Kohli became the highest run scorer against Bangladesh with 654 runs, going past Gautam Gambhir.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s 178 runs partnership is the highest second wicket partnership for India in Champions trophy.
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