India meet Pakistan in June 18 final

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 15 Jun 2017, 22:43:14 | Updated : 15 Jun 2017, 22:45:24
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India meet Pakistan in June 18 final

India meet Pakistan in June 18 final
Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli fired India to mouth-watering June 18 final against Pakistan as Bangladesh’s dream run ended in Birmingham’s Edgbaston on Thursday.

Splendid century from Sharma and cameo knock by Kohli brought the curtain down on the Tigers’ Champions Trophy campaign with the crushing semi-final defeat.

The 9-wicket win helped defending champions set up the much awaited India-Pakistan finale, securing their fourth final spot in the quadrennial elite global tournament.

Earlier, sent to bat first, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) struck fine half-centuries in a 123-run stand, the Tigers’ third century partnership in the tournament, to fashion 264/7 off 50 overs.

But their middle-order failed to capitalise on it as the aspirants of a maiden final at an ICC event managed the competitive total.

However, the total proved inadequate to pose any threat to the seasoned Indian batsmen.

Rohit (123) and Shikhar Dhawan (46) gave India a breezy start before the former paired with Kohli (96) in a staggering unbroken 178-run partnership to send Bangladesh packing with 59 balls to spare.

Scorecard:

Bangladesh: 264/7 in 50 overs (Tamim 70, Soumya 0, Sabbir 19, Mushfiqur 61, Shakib 15, Mahmudullah 21, Mosaddek 15, Mashrafe 30*, Taskin 11*; Bhuvneshwar 2/53, Bumrah 2/40, Ashwin 0/54, Pandya 0/34, Jadeja 1/48, Jadhav 2/22).

India: 265/1 in 40.1 overs (Rohit 123, Dhawan 46, Kohli 96; Mashrafe 1/29, Mustafizur 0/53, Taskin 0/49, Rubel 0/46, Shakib 0/54, Mosaddek 0/13, Mahmudullah 0/10, Sabbir 0/11).

Result: India won by 9 wickets.

Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma.

India will meet Pakistan in the final on June 18, according to bdnews24.com.

 
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