India defeat Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy to advance into the finalPosted: June 18, 2017
India’s win against Bangladesh in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy will lead them to the final game, which will take place at The Oval on Sunday, 18th of June.
In this game, India managed to overcome Bangladesh by nine wickets. India took 261-1 with 10 overs to spare, while Bangladesh reached 264-7 in 50.
Bangladesh was performing good, but Kedar Jadhav made Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal lose from 154-2.
India was controlling the chase expertly, as Virat Kohli made 96 and Rohit Sharma an unbeaten 123, which helped them seal the win at 40 overs.
India and Pakistan still never played against each other in an international 50-over competition. Both countries faced each other once in an international competition at the World Twenty20 final where India emerged victorious in 2007.
Pakistan has significantly improved since their previous performances, managing to overtake England at home. This time, India will start as favourites.
When India started experiencing difficulties they went for Jadhav. Tamim’s and Mushfiqur’s efforts failed to meet the expectations.
Bangladesh’s lack of a sturdy competitiveness was confirmed when Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit set about the chase.
The previous time India gained the title at the Oval was in 2013 and this time they will be there again to try recollecting the crown that they had gained once.