India thrashes Bangladesh, enters into second consecutive Champions Trophy finals to meet the arch rivals Pakistan!

June 16, 2017, Chennai

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India cantered to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in a lopsided second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday, setting up a clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

Chasing 265 to win after electing to field first, the defending champions did not flinch for one moment as Rohit Sharma scored his 11th career ton (123 not out) and captain Virat Kohli notched up his 42nd fifty (96 not out) to stitch up an unbeaten 178-run partnership for the second wicket.


Kohli, in the process, became the fastest cricketer in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs in just 175 innings.

In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan continued from where he had left against South Africa before getting out to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. India won the match with 59 balls and 9 wickets to spare.