India to Meet Arch-Rivals in ICC Champions Trophy Final

India has won the semifinal match against Bangladesh today. The team won by nine wickets with a final result of 264/7 (50) to 265/1 (40.1).

India won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladesh’s Musfiqur and Tamim each hit half centuries, but after India’s bowlers, Jadhav, Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar each dismissed two players, India was back in the running.

Virat Kohli, India’s skipper, ended the game with 96 not out, including 13 fours to help reach hit total. He commented on the match: “We had another complete game. We needed a clean collective performance to win this game. We didn’t expect to win by nine wickets, but that’s the quality of batsman we have. With the ball we were really good. It was another complete game for us.”

Shikar Dhawan also batted for India, and was dismissed at 46 runs. Rohit Sharma was first up to bat, ending with 123 not out. He hit 15 fours, and 1 six. Sharma was named the Man of the Match.

Sharma had the following to say about his performance: “It was a great knock, especially when it comes on a winning note. I’ve been trying to get a big one in the last two games, so I was quite determined today.”

He further commented on the team’s performance: “We’ve been playing good cricket. One last hurdle, a big game against Pakistan. It felt like he (Kohli) was batting overnight – as a captain, he was brilliant!”

In the match against Bangladesh, India’s Yuvraj Singh reached the milestone of his 300th One Day International match.

India to Play Pakistan at The Oval

India will meet its arch-rival, Pakistan, in the final match of the ICC Champions Trophy. The final match of the tournament will take place on Sunday, 18th June 2017 at The Oval in London.