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In the end, it looked like men against boys. Bangladesh were left with no answers as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ran them ragged. An opening stand of 87 was followed by an unbeaten second wicket stand of 178 and India chased down a target of 265 with nearly 10 overs to spare. Rohit Sharma scored 123, Virat Kohli had to finish with 96 while Shikhar Dhawan made a quickfire 46 and that was the game. It was a brutal statement by Kohli and his men that India are very much the favourites to retain the title. Bangladesh made a good effort with the bat, but it has been completely dwarfed by the ease with which India chased down the target that was set for them. It now means that India play Pakistan once again in the tournament. This time, the winner takes the trophy home.
India vs Bangladesh, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final Match highlights: That’s that! Kohli hits Sabbir Rehman for a four and brings the win for India. He himself ends unbeaten on 96 while Rohit Sharma has got 123. India have just run Bangladesh over in the chase and now face Pakistan in the final.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman