Rohit Sharma makes a brilliant century(123*) and Virat Kohli unbeaten on 96 as India chase down Bangladesh’s total with ease to set up final with Pakistan.
|Bangladesh||264 – 7 (50.0 overs)|
|India||265 – 1 (40.1 overs)|
India cruised to victory over Bangladesh just as the polls predicted and they now make their way down to London for the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma hit a dreamy century in which just about every delivery landed upon the middle of his bat and after Shikhar Dhawan had offered another of his D’Artagnan impersonations, Kohli, also relishing this batsman’s paradise, suggested that he is in sublime form and notched his 8,000th one-day international run in the process.
The batting masterclass was preceded by a combined bowling effort that restricted Bangladesh to a below-par 264/7 after India opted to field first. Bhuvneshwar gave Bangladesh two early setbacks but Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck fifties each to lead the recovery. The Indian bowlers then made a comeback in the middle overs, thanks to a defining spell from part-timer Kedar Jadhav (2/22). They landed regular blows before Mashrafe Mortaza scored 25-ball 30 to a 250-plus total.