India 5 runs away from final

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 15 Jun 2017, 21:39:51 | Updated : 15 Jun 2017, 22:08:10

India 5 runs away from final

India 5 runs away from final
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Chasing 265 to win, defending champions India 250 for one wicket in 39.4 overs in the second semifinal of 8th Champions Trophy in Birmingham on Thursday.

Brief score: India 250/1 in 39.4 overs v Bangladesh 264/7.

Sent to bat at Edgbaston, Bangladesh managed to score 264 for the loss of 7 wickets, banking on Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim’s fifties.

Tamim and Mushfiqur paired in a 123-run third wicket stand to fashion a strong base for the Tigers at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Bangladesh did not have a great start as Soumya Sarkar (0) and Sabbir Rahman (19) departed early. But the experienced pair dug deep, played themselves in and then counterattacked to turn the tables on the men in blue.

With Tamim and Mushfiqur going strong, Bangladesh looked good for a total in excess of 300.

But India spinners Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja hurt Bangladesh with quick strikes, allowing the other bowlers tighten the screws in the middle- and end-overs to peg the Tigers back.

Tamim (70) and Mushfiqur (61) walked back in quick succession in a spell where Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 25 runs, including that of their centurion from the last game Shakib Al Hasan (15).

The other centurion from the remarkable win over New Zealand, Mahmudullah (21) then added 34 runs with Mosaddek Hossain (15) to haul his team past 200.

Jasprit Bumrah took out both the batsmen to leave the tail-enders with the job of seeing through the last 5 overs. Bangladesh were teetering on 229 for 7 losing 5 wickets in the space of 70 runs.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (30 off 25 ball) then clubbed five boundaries and scored 35 in five overs with Taskin Ahmed (11) to give Bangladesh a respectable total.

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