India beat Bangladesh by 9 wkts in semifinal  

India beat Bangladesh by 9 wkts in semifinal  

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Dhaka – Bangladesh’s dream to reach the final of any ICC event got shattered as they suffered a nine-wicket defeat to India in the 2nd semifinal of the 8th Champions Trophy at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday.To defend their title, India will face Pakistan in the all-subcontinent final of the eight-nation tournament at Kennington Oval in London on Sunday.India will look forward to clinch their 3rd title of the event when they meet the first time finalist Pakistan which reached the final eliminating favourite England by a stunning 8-wicket victory with 77 balls remaining in the 1st semifinal in Cardiff on Wednesday (June 14).In the day’s match, India chased down a target of 265 for 1 in 40.1 overs riding on their brilliant top-order performances where opener Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 123 off 129 balls, featuring 15 boundaries and one six, hitting his 11th century.Man of the match, Rohit Sharma, and skipper Virat Kohli shared an unbeaten partnership of 178 in 25.3 overs in the 2nd stand starting from 87/1 in 14.4 overs after the departure of Shikhar Dhawan from the opening pair.Virat Kohli played an innings of 96 off 78 balls with 13 boundaries while Shikhar Dhawan scored 46 off 34 balls, including seven boundaries and one six.Shikhar Dhawan was caught by Mosaddek Hossain off Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.Mashrafe took the only wicket for Bangladesh conceding 29 runs in 8 overs while the efforts of remaining seven bowlers — Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad and Sabbir Rahman – went in vain.Bangladesh, which reached an ICC event semifinal for the first time, scored 264 for 7 in 50 oversTigers’ skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (30 off 25b; 5×4) roared in the end with Taskin Ahmed (11 off 14b; 1×4) to play an unbeaten partnership of 35 runs in 5 overs in the 8th stand which carried the team to the final score from 229/7 in 45 overs.To recover the Tigers’ early loss, Tamim shared a partnership of 123 in 21.1 overs with Mushfiqur in the 3rd stand which started from 31/2 in 6.5 overs.The worthy 3rd pair ended at 154/3 in 28 overs as Tamim was bowled out by Kedar Jadhav after playing an innings of 82 balls firing seven boundaries and one over boundary for his 38th ODI half century.Bangladesh innings collapsed quickly in the middle with Tamim’s departure as they lost three batsmen — Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur — within a span of 25 runs in 7.2 overs from 154/3 in 28 overs to 179/5 in 35.2 overs keeping the team in great jeopardy.Mushfiqur faced 85 balls for his score hitting four boundaries on his way to the 26th ODI half century and was caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli off Kedar Jadhav.Mahmudullah Riyad (21 off 25b; 2×4), Sabbir Rahman (19 off 21b; 4×4), Shakib (15 off 23b; 1×4) and Mosaddek Hossain (15 off 26b; 3×4) were the other double digit scorers for the side.Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh suffered top-order batting collapse losing Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman for 31 in 6.5 overs from where Tamim and Mushfiqur started their 3rd pair.Soumya was bowled in the last ball of the innings very 1st over when Bangladesh’s collection was only one.Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent out both the Tigers’ batsmen as Sabbir was caught by Ravindra Jadeja while Soumya was bowled out with duck.Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged two wickets each conceding 22, 40 and 53 runs in 6, 10 and 10 overs respectively. Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket for 48 runs in 10 overs.UNB news agency

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