ICC Champions Trophy: India to take on Bangladesh in 2nd semi-final

  • ICC Champions Trophy: India to take on Bangladesh in 2nd semi-final
15-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India will take on Bangladesh in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston in Birmingham today.
The match will begin at 3 PM Indian Time.
 
India will start today's game as strong favourites as they had finished the group stage at the top of Pool-B with wins over arch-rivals Pakistan and the top ODI side South Africa.
 
However, they will still be wary of Bangladesh who had entered the last-4 stage on the back of an upset win over New Zealand and had finished second in Group-A.
 
Pakistan stormed into the Final of the tournament last night with a brilliant 8-wicket win over England in Cardiff.
 
Pakistan's decision to bowl first in the first semi-final bore fruit as its pacers did not allow the hosts to find a strong foothold and bundled them out for 211.
 
Hasan Ali bagged 3 wickets, while Junaid Khan and Rumman Raees took two each.
 
In reply, a 118-run first wicket stand between Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan chase down the target with almost 13 overs to spare.
 
Azhar top scored with 76, while Fakhar made 57. Hasan Ali was named man of the match.
 
The Final will be played on Sunday at the Oval in London.

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