Bangladesh v India - Champions Trophy, Semi Final , Birmingham

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  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India off to a perfect start, first dismissing Soumya Sarkar in the first over for 0, and later Sabbir Rahman to leave Bangladesh stuttering at 32 for 2.
  • Tamim Iqbal rode his luck, scoring a fighting 70 in 82 deliveries stitching a crucial 123-run stand with Mushfiqur Rahim (61 )for the fourth wicket.
  • But Kedar Jadhav, the surprise package of the day snaffled both of them up in quick succession to stall Bangladesh's progress.
  • Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers picking up 2 for 39 in his ten overs.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza smashed a quickfire 25-ball 30 with five boundaries to help Bangladesh reach a respectable 264 for 7 in their 50 overs.
  • Shikhar Dhawan started the chase rapidly, smashing a 34-ball 46 with seven fours and a six as India raced away to 63/0 in the Power-play
  • Rohit Sharma slammed his eleventh century, scoring an unbeaten 123 in 129 deliveries studded with 15 fours and a six.
  • Virat Kohli was at his imperious best, as he scored a 78-ball 96 which included 13 hits to the fence, also in the process reaching the milestone of 8000 runs, the quickest batsman to do so in One-Day International history.
  • India was in cruise control throughout the chase, as they strolled past Bangladesh's total in 40.1 overs, winning by nine wickets and booking a spot in the Final.