A masterclass batting from Rohit Sharma who scored his 11th century and skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 96* made India to thrash Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the second semi-final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston.
Chasing 265 to win after electing to field first, Opener 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 and won the match with 59 balls remaining.
Kohli became the fastest cricketer in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs in just 175 innings.
Earlier, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and stumper Mushfiqur Rahim scored half centuries which helped them to post 264/7. Tamim (70) and Mushfiqur (61) posted a 123-run third-wicket partnership to steady the Bangladesh ship after the tigers were reduced to 36/2.
Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/40) maintained a strict line to halt Bangladesh’s scoring rate while part-timer Kedar Jadhav (2/22) emerged as the surprise package for the Virat Kohli.
The defending champions will now face Pakistan on Sunday at The Oval in a bid to become three-time champions.