India vs Bangladesh: That’s it!Bangladesh the match by 9 wickets and enter the final. Some things are just destined to happen. With the tension between the two countries, there was a big question mark on whether India should play Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy. As it turned out, the two giants will take on each other in the final on Sunday, in what promised to be a mouth-watering game for the cricket lovers. Coming back to today’s match, it was yet another dominating performance by the Indian cricket team with the captain, Virat Kohli himself leading the way. He came out to bat with a purpose and dominated the opposition from the word go. Rohit Sharma too batted beautifully.
On the other hand, Bangladesh would be really disappointed with this kind of performance. They were so good in this tournament and started off really well today too. But, a disciplined bowling performance by Indian forced the batsmen to surrender. Still, they should take a lot of heart from the way they played in this tournament. Meanwhile, get set for Sunday as it is going to be a tense yet entertaining game of cricket.
15 fours, 1 six, 123 runs ????
— ICC (@ICC) June 15, 2017
Here is India vs Bangladesh ICC Champions Trophy semi-final Highlights:
9:40 PM: India – 265/1 (40.1 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 123 (129)
Virat Kohli – 96 (78)
9:30 PM: Just 9 runs are needed now. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has reached 8,000 ODI runs.
9:24 PM: A couple of boundaries by Virat Kohli brings up the 150-run partnership between these two batsmen. Kohli is at 78 and he is closing in on his century as well.
9:17 PM: The fans are enjoying the game and why wouldn’t they! Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been on fire today:
KOHLI, KOHLI, KOHLI!
— ICC (@ICC) June 15, 2017
9:14 PM: At the end of 34th over, India is at 218/1. Just 47 runs are needed now from the last 16 overs.
9:07 PM: Rohit Sharma scores his 11th ODI hundred. He brings it up with a SIX! What an innings this has been, of superior quality. It took him 11 balls to reach there and the knock included 12 fours and a six.
9:02 PM: That’s 200 for India and it has come in a good time. Both these batsmen are looking very comfortable at the wicket and India need another 65 runs in 110 balls.
8:55 PM: That’s the end of 29th over, India moves on to 189/1 and it is also the half-century for the Indian captain Virat Kohli. Brings it up with a stylish four.
8:50 PM: It is getting way too easy for India. Just 90 more runs are needed and it’s only the matter of time before Virat Kohli pumps his fist in the air.
8:44 PM: Another cover drive by Virat Kohli and another four for him. He has quietly moved to 43 in quick time. Great stuff by the Indian skipper.
8:39 PM: At the halfway mark, India is at 164/1. India needs another 101 runs from the last 25 overs and the if the things remain the way they are now, it shouldn’t be a tough task.
8:35 PM: Mosaddek Hossain is into the attack. We haven’t seen too much of spin in this inning so far. Can the youngster create some impact here!
8:31 PM: Runs are coming at a brisk rate for India. Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have batted sensibly so far and doing it easily. 150 also comes up for India in the 23rd over.
8:28 PM: 11 runs from the last over. India moves on to 139/ after 22 overs and needs another 126 runs from the last 28 overs.
8:25 PM: FOUR! Extraordinary shot by Virat Kohli. On top of the ball and smashed it past the cover fielder. Pure timing and he moves on to 23.
8:23 PM: India – 128/1 (21 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 67 (74)
Virat Kohli – 15 (18)
8:18 PM: FOUR! Straight bat by Virat Kohli and a beautiful four. Takes his score to 13.
8:15 PM: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have taken charge after Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal. The run-rate is well over 6 at the moment.
8:01 PM: Half-century for Rohit Sharma and it took him 57 balls to reach there. Yet another brilliant knock by the Indian opener but he needs to stay in and convert it into a big one.
7:56 PM: OUT! That’s it, first wicket for Bangladesh and it’s their captain Mortaza who struck in his 8th over. Shikhar Dhawan is caught by Mosaddek Hossain for 46, another good inning comes to an end.
7:50 PM: India – 83/0 (14 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 41 (54)
Shikhar Dhawan – 42 (30)
7:47 PM: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack. So that’s spin being introduced for the first time in this inning.
7:44 PM: Mashrafe Mortaza is into his 7th straight over. So far he has given away just 22 runs from his first six but would like to pick a wicket now.
7:40 PM: FOUR! Easy runs for Shikhar Dhawan. On his legs and Dhawan just to guide it past the fine-leg fielder. He moves on to 38, Ind – 72/0.
7:32 PM: At the end of 10th over, India is at 63/0:
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7:27 PM: At the end of 9th over India is at 60/0. That’s a great start. It shouldn’t be a difficult task from here if the batsmen play sensibly.
7:23 PM: SIX! Smoked by Shikhar Dhawan. Fantastic over for India, 16 runs off it and the score moves on to 56/0 after 8 overs. Another 50-run stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
7:20 PM: FOUR! Cut and cut hard by Shikhar Dhawan. The left-hander pierced the gap between point and backward point fielders beautifully on that occasion.
7:17 PM: India – 40/0 (7 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 25 (30)
Shikhar Dhawan – 15 (12)
7:09 PM: First change in bowling. Tasking Ahmed will replace Mustafizur Rahman. Taskin was the pick of the bowlers in Bangladesh’s last game. He picked up two wickets against New Zealand.
7:06 PM: Rohit Sharma is on the move here. He has raced his way to 19 from 18 balls with the help of 4 boundaries. A good start for India so far.
7:00 PM: FOUR! Rohit Sharma finds the gap perfectly, hits it through cover. A cautious start by the Indian openers and rightly so.
6:55 PM: India – 11/0 (2 overs)
Rohit Sharma – 2 (7)
Shikhar Dhawan – 9 (6)
6:52 PM: Back to back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan. He is taking on Mustafizur Rahman and is now the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
6:47 PM: Alright! we are back live. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan start the run-chase for India. And, Dhawan opens the account with a couple of runs off Mortaza.
6:15 PM: Bangladesh – 264/7 (50 overs)
Mashrafe Mortaza – 30 (25)
Taskin Ahmed – 11 (14)
6:10 PM: A rare expensive over from Jasprit Bumrah, gave away 1o runs from it. Bangladesh moves to 258/7 after 49 overs.
6:04 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are doing a fantastic job for the Indian team. They have turned into a good death bowling pair.
6:00 PM: FOUR! Well played by Mashrafe Mortaza, guided it past the wicketkeeper for four valuable runs.
5:56 PM: It’s the 46th over of the inning and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is still swinging the ball. This shows there is still some juice left for the fast bowlers in the wicket.
5:53 PM: Bangladesh – 229/7 (45 overs)
Mahmudullah – 21 (25)
Mashrafe Mortaza – 7 (9)
5:50 PM: FOUR! Good shot by Mashrafe Mortaza cleared his leg and smashed it over the id-wicket fielder. Takes the score to 226/4 after 44 overs.
5:43 PM: Jasprit Bumrah has given away just 17 runs from his first six overs and he will be bowling four of the last eight. And, takes a wicket! He got rid of Mosaddek.
5:36 PM: FOUR! Smashed by Mosaddek, a good looking shot but Bangladesh would need more these from this situation. The score moves to 211/5 after 41 overs.
5:34 PM: Bangladesh – 207/5 (40 overs)
Mahmudullah – 11 (12)
Mosaddek Hossain – 10 (17)
5:32 PM: That’s how Virat Kohli celebrated Mushfiqur Rahim’s wicket:
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5:25 PM: Hardik Pandya is back into the attack. This is a very interesting move by Virat Kohli. Pandya was expensive in his first spell, can he create some impact now?
5:21 PM: About 30 minutes back, Bangladesh looked set for over 330 runs. Now, they might even struggle to get past the 280-run mark. A lot will depend on how Mahmudullah bats.
5:16 PM: OUT! Another one India! It’s the set man, Mushfiqur Rahim. He goes for 61. Once again it’s Kedar Jadhav who got the breakthrough and Virat Kohli is the happy man.
5:12 PM: OUT! Big wicket for India! Shakib Al Hasan was looking good but Ravindra Jadeja got better of him on that occasion. He is gone for 15, India back in the game.
5:02 PM: Bangladesh – 164/4 (31 overs)
Shakin Al Hasan – 6 (10)
Mushfiqur Rahim – 56 (73)
4:59 PM: Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. He scored a century against New Zealand in the last game and is in a great form.
4:56 PM: OUT! That’s the wicket India needed. It’s the big fish. Tamim Iqbal goes for 70 and Kedar Jadhav is the man who has got the breakthrough for India.
4:50 PM: 150 is up for Bangladesh in the 27th over. Also, Musfiqur Rahim has reached his half-century. It has been a superb knock so far but he needs to continue like this.
4:44 PM: At the half-way mark, Bangladesh is at 141/2. With Shakib-al-Hassan and Mahmudullah in prime form, they should score at lease 330 runs from here on.
4:41 PM: Sensible batting by Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. They have added 105 runs from 105 balls so far.
4:39 PM: FOUR! Another beautiful stroke, this time from Rahim’s bat. He went down on his knees and scooped it over the wicketkeeper’s head for a boundary.
4:34 PM: Back to back boundaries by Tamim Iqbal and that too against Ashwin. 12 runs from last three balls for him, 13 off the over. What a knock he is playing. Ban – 123/2 after 22 overs.
4:31 PM: Bangladesh – 110/2 (21 overs)
Tamim Iqbal – 50 (63)
Mushfiqur Rahim – 30 (42)
4:26 PM: In the air! And, just over the fielder. That goes four a four and it also brings up Tamim Iqbal’s half-century. He is now the leading run-scorer in the tournament. 100 also up for Bangladesh in the 19th over.
— ICC (@ICC) June 15, 2017
4:24 PM: Ravindra Jadeja in the attack for the first time and the clouds are back too. We hope that rain stays away.
4:22 PM: Good cricket from Bangladesh. This is probably the biggest game in their cricketing history but they have come out and played fearlessly. Superb!
4:17 PM: Another expensive over from Hardik Pandya, 10 runs from it. He has already given away 28 runs from the first three overs and Kohli might have to introduce Ravindra Jadeja soon.
4:13 PM: FOUR! A good stroke by Tamim Iqbal. A boundary after a long time for Bangladesh and a much-needed one. The score moves on to 80/2 after 16 overs.
4:10 PM: Bangladesh – 71/2 (15 overs)
Tamim Iqbal – 26 (49)
Mushfiqur Rahim – 15 (20)
4:05 PM: A very poor over from Hardik Pandya, bowled three no-balls and gave away 14 runs. Bangladesh moves to 63/2 after 13 overs.
4:00 PM: NO ball from Hardik Pandya and he did get a wicket but that was from a Free-Hit! Meanwhile, Fifty is up for Bangladesh and it came in the 13th over.
3:55 PM: Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack. The Sun is out as well so this will be interesting to watch. With Tamim Iqbal still in there, Ashwin will always have a chance.
3:48 PM: Indian bowlers have pulled things back since the last wicket. They have not allowed Tamim Iqbal to get going and that’s the good part. At the end of 10th over, the score is 46/2.
3:41 PM: Bangladesh – 32/2 (8 overs)
Tamim Iqbal – 8 (19)
Mushfiqur Rahim – 0 (6)
3:37 PM: OUT! Sabbir Rahman tried to cut that one but failed to keep it down, easy catch for Ravindra Jadeja at point. He departs for 19, another wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The score is now 31/2 after 7 overs.
3:30 PM: A very good approach by the Bangladesh batsmen. They have been aggressive from the word go and are going after the bowlers. What they have done is that they have made Virat Kohli think.
3:26 PM: FOUR! Edged and this time flies past the third-man fielder. Boundary for Tamim Iqbal, he gets going too. This is turning out to be a fast start for Bangladesh.
3:25 PM: Bangladesh – 26/1/ (4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal – 6 (9)
Sabbir Rahman – 19 (13)
3:20 PM: An interesting start at Birmingham. The Bangladeshi batsmen are taking on the bowlers despite an early wicket. You could sense that another wicket isn’t too far away either. At the end of third over, Bangladesh is at 21/1.
3:15 PM: FOUR! Boundary for Sabbir Rahman from the first ball of the inning. He starts well, Bangladesh moves to 10/1. An expensive start for Jasprit Bumrah, 10 off his first over.
3:12 PM: OUT! What a start for India! Bhuvneshwar Kumar got through Soumya Sarkar and that’s the first wicket. Dream start for India. A hint of swing and Sarkar played on the wicket.
3:10 PM: Bangladesh – 1/1 (1 over)
Tamim Iqbal – 1 (4)
Soumya Sarkar – 0 (2)
3:08 PM: So the game is underway. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will open the batting for Bangladesh. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball for India.
3:00 PM: The rain has stopped, the teams are out and the match might start in next few minutes. That’s the update from the middle.
2:52 PM: BAD NEWS! It’s raining again and the covers are back on. The match might not start on time and it’s very unfortunate.
2:48 PM: It was raining in Birmingham a few minutes ago but the Sun is out now and the playing conditions are looking good. We should have a good game of cricket.
2:35 PM: Here are the playing XIs:
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
2:30 PM: Good afternoon folks! It’s time for the toss. The captains are out in the middle along with the match-referee. So, It’s Virat Kohli who has won the toss and elected to bowl first.