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India to play Pakistan in final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

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BIRMINGHAM (Dunya News) – Pak-India match has always been one of the greatest sports events of the year and when they face each other in the final of a mega event, it undoubtedly becomes the chiller and a killer and a thriller.

After Pakistan knocked down the favorite English side in the first semi-final, it was rather an easy peasy job for their arch-rivals to qualify for the final as they defeat Bangladesh in the second semi.

India dominanted the proceedings from the very start when they were chasing down a target of 265 in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy.

At the end of the day, it was India that turned out to be the victors as they convincingly won the second semi-final by nine wickets.

India chased the required target of 265 runs in the forty first over.

Earlier, after being asked to bat first in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston, Bangladesh were able to score 264 in the allotted overs as both the veteran i.e., Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were able to score 70 and 61 respectively to help their side in putting a decent total on the board.

India won the toss and decided to field first in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh on a fresh looking wicket.

The toss was slightly delayed by light drizzle, therefore, the match also started 10 minutes late at 02:40 PM (PST) at the Edgbast Cricket Ground. The winners of this semifinal will face Pakistan in the final on Sunday at The Oval.

India skipper Virat Kohli said after winning the toss that it looks like a fresh wicket, should stay the same throughout. It s a bit overcast as well – that could play a big role, he said. India have made no change in their team.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe said he would have liked to bowl too. He added that we want to go further, last 2-3 years we have improved a lot. 2015 World Cup also we went through (the group), this time it s time to go further, he said. Bangladesh are unchanged as well.






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