Birmingham, June 15: Defending champions India thrashed Bangladesh by 9 wickets with 59 balls to spare in the the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy 2017 here on Thursday (June 15).
Riding over brilliant batting effort from it's top order, India chased down Bangladesh's target of 265 in the 41st over to set up final clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday (June 18).
Rohit Sharma slammed an unbeaten 123 and skipper Virat Kohli scored 96* to take India home against an listless Bangladeshi bowling attack.
Earlier, Bangladesh middle order couldn't capitalise over the 123-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim and managed to post 264/7, after being invited to bat first.
Iqbal (70) and Rahim (61) steered the side from troubled waters and laid the foundation for a good total for Bangladesh. But a disciplined bowling effort in the middle overs and later in the death-overs helped India restrict the 'Bangla Tigers' to a par total.
At one stage, Bangladesh were looking to head towards a score past 300 but economical bowling from Kedar Jadhav and Jasprit Bumrah ensured Bangladesh fell way short of the projected score.
Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. Both the teams are coming back from a win and have decided to play with same playing eleven.
After winning the toss Kohli said, "Looks like a fresh wicket, should stay the same throughout. And it's a bit overcast as well - that could play a big role."
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza siad he too would have liked to bowl. "We want to go further, last 2-3 years we have improved a lot. 2015 World Cup also we went through (the group). This time it's time to go further," Mortaza said.
Here are the highlights from the match between India and Bangladesh:
# Bhuvaneshwar Kumar clean bowled Bangladesh opener for duck in the very first over of the innings.
# Sabbir Rahman came into bat at No. 3 and scored 19 off 21 deliveries.
# Rahman was caught by Ravindra Jadeja at point region off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
# Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 13 dots in a row before taking Sabbir Rahman's wicket.
# 46 runs scored by Bangladesh in the first 10 overs - Most in this tournament for them. In the previous three games their scores were 36,37 and 24.
# Hardik Pandya clean bowled Tamim Iqbal in his very first over but it was a No Ball.
# Pandya bowled two No Balls in his first over and conceded 14 runs.
# Tamim Iqbal brings up his fifty off 62 deliveries.
# Tamim Iqbal has now reached 50 in 4 of his last 5 ODI innings.
# He has scored fourth fifty against India in ODIs, third highest against India.
# 101 runs partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim for the 3rd wicket off 104 balls.
# Mushfiqur Rahim completed his fifty off 61 deliveries.
# Kedar Jadhav cleaned up dangerous Tamim Iqbal for 70.
# 123-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal came to an end with latter's dismissal.
# Shakib Al Hasan departed for 15 as he tried to cut Ravindra Jadeja through point but only managed an edge for MS Dhoni to take a sharp catch.
# Virat Kohli caught Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim off Kedar Jadhav's delivery to give Bangladesh their fifth jolt. Kohli teased Mushfiqur (61) by bringing his tongue out.
# Jadeja has become the first bowler in this CT to bowl a full continuous spell of 10 overs.
# Mosaddek Hossain was dismissed for 15. He tried to pull, but the ball reached back into the hands of bowler Jasprit Bumrah. This was Bumrah's first wicket of the match.
# Bumrah removed Mahmudullah with a perfect yorker to get his second wicket of the innings.
# 19 wickets taken by India between overs 11 and 40 - Most for any team in this tournament. Pakistan are second with 18.
# Jasprit Bumrah's spell came to an end. He conceded 40 runs from his quota of 10 overs and picked up 2 wickets.
# Bangladesh scored 264/7 against India. Mashrafe Mortaza stitched an unbeaten partnership of 35 runs with Taskin Ahmed to post a decent total on the board.
# India came back very strongly in the middle overs as they took 5 wickets for 75 runs.
# Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar and Jadhav took two wickets each. # Shikhar Dhawan (666*) went past Sourav Ganguly to become India's highest Champions Trophy run-maker.
# India scored 63/0 in 10 overs, their best opening partnership in the 1st powerplay in the Champions Trophy.
# With 766 runs between them Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have become most successful opening combination in the Champions Trophy. They average 83.11 and have participated in 4 100-plus stands and three 50+ stands.
# Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed at 46, bringing an end to 87-run opening stand.
# Rohit Sharma completed his career's 32nd ODI fifty off 57 deliveries.
# India reached 150 in the 23rd over itself for the loss of one wicket.
# Fifty came up for Virat Kohli with a boundary from 42 deliveries. This is his 3rd of the half-century of the tournament and 42nd overall.
# 100 run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli off 89 deliveries for the second wicket
# Rohit Sharma gets his first Champions Trophy century. His 11th ODI ton.
# Virat Kohli completed 8000 runs in ODI in 175 innings, fastest by any batsmen.
# India defeated Bangladesh by 9 wickets and 59 balls to spare.
# Kohli and Sharma put an unbeaten 178 run partnership for the second wicket as India reached their fourth Champions Trophy final.