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India vs Bangladesh Highlights, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash Bangladesh in semis, to play Pakistan in final

India vs Bangladesh: Half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim propelled Bangladesh to a fighting total of 264/7.

Aditya Chauhan Aditya Chauhan Birmingham Updated on: June 15, 2017 22:23 IST
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Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Rohit Sharma in action against Bangladesh.

Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between India and Bangladesh in Birmingham. Bangladesh put up a fighting total of 264/7 in 50 overs. After being put in to bat by India, Bhuvneshar Kumar rocked the Bangla Tigers by removing opener Soumya Sarkar in the first over. However, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim slammed half-centuries to give Bangladesh the stability in the middle overs. After that, captain Mashrafe Mortaza played a handy cameo of 25-ball 30 to propel them to 264/7. For India, Bhuvneshwar, Jasprit Bumrah and Kedar Jadhav took two wickets each, while Jadeja picked up one. It is a competitive total and Bangladesh will give India a tough fight. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates. (LIVE SCORECARD)




21.34 IST: Virat Kohli also gets to his 8000 ODI runs. He is also the fastest batsman to reach the milestone.

21.33 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits Sabbir Rahman for a boundary! Rank long hop on middle and leg, Kohli pulls it over mid-wicket and finds the fence. IND 256/1 in 39 overs

21.32 IST: FOUR! Rohit ends the over with another boundary off Shakib. Elegance! Floated around off, Sharma stays leg side of the ball and goes inside out over extra cover for a boundary. IND 249/1 in 38 overs

21.29 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Angling into pads, Kohli gets a tickle on it and sends the ball across to the fine leg fence.

21.28 IST: FOUR! This time it is Rohit Sharma! He hits Taskin for a boundary. India are racing towards the target with some authority! Dug in short on middle, Sharma as usual keeps his weight on the front foot and pulls it over square leg to find the ropes. IND 239/1 in 37 overs

21.26 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits Taskin for a boundary! Slashes and slashes hard! Shotish and width on offer, Kohli cuts it over backward point and the ball crosses the boundary on one bounce. IND 233/1 in 36.1 overs

21.21 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Rohit Sharma off Taskin Ahmed. Exquisite! Fractionally overpitched outside off, Rohit creams it through mid off for a gorgeous boundary. He is so easy on the eye when in full flow. IND 224/1 in 35 overs

21.17 IST: FOUR! Shot! Floated outside off from Shakib, Kohli drills it through extra cover. The long off fielder runs to his left to cut it off but the ball wins the race. IND 218/1 in 34 overs

21.13 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma hits hundred off 111 balls. This is Rohit's second century against Bangladesh. IND 212/1 in 33 overs, need 53 runs

21.09 IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot from Kohli for a boundary off Mustafizur. This is stand and deliver stuff from Kohli. Kohli is in the zone! Length delivery around off, Virat strokes it uppishly through mid off and the ball whistles away to the ropes.

21.08 IST: India are mastering this chase at the moment. Bangladesh players look drained out! IND 201/1 in 32 overs

21.07 IST: 200 up for India in just 31.4 overs! 

21.05 IST: FOUR! This time it is Kohli! Hits Mahmudullah for a boundary to deep extra cover. IND 198/1 in 31 overs

21.03 IST: FOUR! Rohit hits Mahmudullah for a boundary.

21.00 IST: FOUR! Short ball outside off, Kohli drags it through mid on for a boundary. It also brings up the Indian skipper's fifty. It has been a very fluent innings by him. Fifty for Kohli off 42 balls. This is also his 42nd ODI half-century. IND 185/1 in 29 overs, need 80 runs

20.54 IST: Tidy over from Shakib Al Hasan - just 4 runs off it. IND 177/1 in 28 overs

20.53 IST: In the air... but safe. Shakib floats it up, Rohit comes down the track and tries to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge which falls between long off and covers. Rohit must consider himself lucky there.

20.51 IST: Good over from Taskin Ahmed - just a single off it. IND 173/1 in 27 overs

20.46 IST: FOUR! Pure class from Indian skipper. He picks the gap beautifully and caresses it through the covers. IND 172/1 in 26 overs

20.44 IST: Play and a miss from Rohit. That's rare. Just 3 came off Taskin's over. IND 164/1 in 25 overs

20.40 IST: 5 runs off the over. IND 161/1 in 24 overs

Mosaddek Hossain is brought onto bowl.

20.37 IST: FOUR! Make it 17 off the over, Indian batsmen looking to finish this off quickly. This time to the other side of point. Short and outside off, Rohit cuts it to the right of point and the ball races away to the fence. IND 156/1 in 23 overs

20.36 IST: FOUR! It is raining boundaries. A tad short outside off, Rohit just cuts through backward point for a boundary. IND 152/1 in 22.5 overs

20.33 IST: FOUR! WOW! Bowls it full outside off, Kohli drives it through covers for a boundary. IND 143/1 in 22.1 overs

20.32 IST: 11 runs off the over. IND 139/1 in 22 overs

50-run stand completed between Rohit and Kohli.

20.29 IST: FOUR! Cracking drive off the cover this time. This is even better. Full and angling away outside off, Kohli leans into it and drives it through covers for another boundary. Back-to-back boundaries for Kohli. IND 136/1 in 21.2 overs

20.28 IST: FOUR! Nice roll off the wrists from the Indian captain. TYPICAL KOHLI! Full ball on middle, he just whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. IND 132/1 in 21.1 overs

20.27 IST: 4 runs from the over. Bangladesh desperately need a breakthrough. IND 128/1 in 21 overs

20.22 IST: FOUR! Brilliant stuff from the Indian captain. IND 124/1 in 20 overs

20.19 IST: FOUR! Streak from Ro-hit Sharma this time. Back of a length outside off and room on offer, Rohit looks to punch it square of the wicket but gets an outside edge through the slip region for a boundary. 12 of the over. IND 118/1 in 19 overs

20.18 IST: FOUR!  That was played with authority! Short on middle, Sharma pulls it hard through square leg. The fielder in the deep has no chance to stop it. IND 114/1 in 18.5 overs

20.15 IST: 4 runs from the over. IND 106/1 in 18 overs

Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack for his second spell

20.10 IST: 3 runs off Rubel's over. IND 102/1 in 17 overs

20.06 IST: 100 comes up for Men in Blue! IND 100/1 in 16.2 overs

20.04 IST: FIFTY! This is Rohit Sharma's 32nd ODI fifty, third of the tournament. IND 99/1 in 16 overs

20.03 IST: FOUR! He's doing it in style right now. Another beautiful shot. Well played! Fullish outside off, Sharma strokes it elegantly through cover-point to find the fence. IND 95/1 in 15.2 overs

20.02 IST: FOUR! Sloppy cricket from Bangladesh. Tossed up outside off, Sharma drives it towards Mortaza at point who makes a mess of it to concede a boundary. IND 91/1 in 15.1 overs

20.01 IST: 4 runs and a wicket for Mortaza. IND 87/1 in 15 overs

19.59 IST: OUT! Mortaza removes Dhawan for 46, Bangladesh got their first breakthrough. IND 87/1 in 14.4 overs. Virat Kohli steps in at No.3

19.56 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Dhawan. IND 87/0 in 14.3 overs

19.54 IST: 6 runs from the over. IND 83/0 in 14 overs

Time for some spin! Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack.

19.50 IST: Mortaza bowls a long spell, he bowls another tidy over for his team. IND 77/0 in 13 overs

19.45 IST: 7 runs from the over, IND 74/0 in 12 overs

19.43 IST: FOUR! This one tickled away fine on the leg side. IND 72/0 in 11.2 overs

19.40 IST: Decent over from the Bangladesh captain., just 4 singles off it IND 67/0 in 11 overs

19.36 IST: 3 runs off the over. IND 63/0 in 10 overs

Rubel Hossain comes into the attack.

19.31 IST: Good over for Bangladesh, just four off it. IND 60/0 in 9 overs

19.26 IST: SIX! BANG! This is even better. Short ball outside off, Dhawan pulls it with power over the square leg fence for a maximum. 16 runs off the over. IND 56/0 in 8 overs

19.26 IST: FOUR! This one is through the on side. Short ball on leg stump, Dhawan just pulls it through square leg for a boundary. He becomes the top run getter for this year's Champions Trophy. IND 50/0 in 7.5 overs

19.25 IST: FOUR from Dhawan! WHAT TIMING! Hurls it on a length outside off, Dhawan punches it onto the ground and the ball bounces over the point fielder for a boundary. He is in some form. IND 46/0 in 7.3 overs

19.20 IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot form Rohit. IND 40/0 in 7 overs

19.17 IST: FOUR!  That has been pulled with authority. Short on the leg stump, Dhawan pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. India are off to a great start here. IND 36/0 in 6 overs

Taskin Ahmed replaces off-colour Mustafizur Rahman from the other end

19.10 IST: FOUR! There is never a better sight in cricket than watching Ro-Hit caressing the ball all around the park. IND 30/0 in 4.4 overs

19.08 IST: FOUR! Third boundary off the over. Another brilliant shot by Sharma. A tad fuller on leg stump, Rohit plays an exclusive on drive past mid on. The ball races away to the fence. IND 25/0 in 4 overs

19.06 IST: FOUR! Classical from the Mumbai batsman. That made a cracking shot off the bat. Full and wide outside off. He goes down on one knee and hits it through covers and the ball goes to the boundary like a trace of bullet. IND 21/0 in 3.4 overs

19.05 IST: FOUR! Too full this time from Fizz, outside off. Rohit leans into it and drives it through cover point to the fence. IND 17/0 in 3.1 overs

19.03 IST: Mortaza bowls another tidy over. IND 13/0 in 3 overs

18.59 IST: 9 runs from Mustafizur's first over. IND 11/0 in 2 overs

18.57 IST: FOUR! Another scintillating shot from the left hander. Brilliant stuff. Short and wide outside off, Dhawan cuts it through point for another boundary. Back-to-back boundaries in the over. He is in great touch. IND 10/0 in 1.3 overs

18.56 IST: FOUR! BEAUTIFULLY TIMED! Length delivery outside off, little bit of width. Dhawan pushes it past the diving cover-point fielder for a boundary. He is underway.Dhawan started off from where he left in the last match. IND 6/0 in 1.2 overs

18.54 IST: Quiet first over from the Bangladesh captain. Sharma plays cautiously. IND 2/0 in 1 over

Indian openers - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the chase. The defending champions are 265 runs away from making it to the Champions Trophy final for the second time on the trot. Rohit Sharma to take the strike.  


18.30 IST: India made an excellent come back with ball in the middle overs. Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja picked crucial wickets and stopped the run flow of the Bangla Tigers. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were very good towards the depth. They would fancy themselves to chase this target down on a very good wicket. Join us back for India's chase.

18.25 IST: So, Bangladesh have crawled their way to a decent total, courtesy of their captain Mashrafe Mortaza who played a handy knock with the tail towards the end. They recovered well after losing two early wicket. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were going great guns in middle where they stitched a partnership of 123 but they lost their way towards the end. 

18.20 IST: Single off the last delivery off the innings, brilliant last over from Bhuvneshwar KumarBAN 264/7 in 50 overs

18.18 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in pain after bowling the third delivery off the over. Might be a cramp, he's back to bowl the final 3 balls, 

18.14 IST: 10 runs off the over. BAN 258/7 in 49 overs

18.12 IST: FOUR! Back to Back fours for Mortaza. Hit with disdain! Back of a length on off, Mortaza backs away and slaps hard through the line. Yuvraj at mid off dives to his left but fails to stop it from going to the ropes. Three boundaries in a row.  BAN 256/7 in 48.2 overs

18.11 IST: FOUR! Good start to the penultimate over, Mortaza swings hard. Streaky boundary! Short delivery, rising up on Mortaza. He goes for the pull but gets a top edge over Dhoni and the ball rolls to the fine leg fence. 250 comes up for Bangladesh. BAN 252/7 in 48.1 overs 

18.10 IST: FOUR! Unlucky for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he bowls 5 dots and concedes a boundary off the last delivery. Fortune favours the brave! Low full toss on off, Ahmed swings hard at it but gets an outside edge past the keeper for a boundary. BAN 248/7 in 48 overs

18.07 IST: Good over for Bangladesh, 8 runs off it. BAN 244/7 in 47 overs

18.03 IST: FOUR! That's really lucky for Mortaza, he almost chopped this one onto his stumps. BAN 240/7 in 46.1 overs

18.03 IST: 7 runs from Bhuvi's over. BAN 236/7 in 46 overs

18.01 IST: FOUR! It comes from the top edge off Mortaza. BAN 235/7 in 45.4 overs

17.57 IST: BOWLED! Bumrah removes Mahmudullah for 21. Mahmudullah makes room and Bumrah keeps it straight and full on off. The batsman looks to jam it out towards point but misses it completely to get his stumps rattled. India continue to dominate. BAN 229/7 in 45 overs ​

17.56 IST: Nice fielding by Bhuvi at the fine leg, he saves a certain boundary. Bad ball from Bumrah. BAN 229/6 in 44.5 overs

17.52 IST: FOUR! Good strike from the Bangladesh skipper. BAN 225/6 in 43.4 overs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack.

17.49 IST: Just two runs from the over. BAN 220/6 in 43 overs

17.47 IST: GONE!  Bumrah removes Mosaddek for 15. BAN 218/6 in 42.3 overs

17.44 IST: 5 runs from the over. BAN 218/5 in 42 overs

17.42 IST: FOUR! That's innovative from Mahmudullah, Nice improvisation! Tossed up on off, Mahmudullah goes for the fancy reverse sweep and connects well. Gets it over short third man for a boundary.  BAN 216/5 in 41.1 overs

17.40 IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot from Hossain. Shot! Fuller in length on middle, Hossain stays leg side of the ball and drills it through extra cover for a boundary. BAN 212/5 in 41 overs

Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. 

17.37 IST: 5 runs from Ashwin's over. BAN 202/5 in 40 overs

17.30 IST: 6 runs from Pandya's over. BAN 197/5 in 39 overs

17.28 IST: DROPPED! Ashwin drops a tough one at third man and it goes to the boundary. BAN 195/5 in 38.3 overs

17.26 IST: 3 off Ashwin's over. BAN 191/5 in 38 overs

17.23 IST: FOUR! Another good shot from Hossain off the last delivery off Jadeja's over. BAN 188/5 in 37 overs

17.21  IST: FOUR! Mosaddek Hossain hits it at deep backward point, welcome runs for Bangladesh. BAN 183/5 in 36 overs

17.18 IST: OUT! Jadhav snares Rahim for 61. BAN 179/5 in 35.2 overs ​

17.17 IST: 2 runs and a wicket from Ravindra Jadeja. BAN 179/4 in 35 overs

17.14 IST: OUT! JADEJA STRIKES! Shakib has to depart. Drags his length outside off, turns in a touch, Shakib goes for the cut but gets it off the toe end of the bat to Dhoni who takes a good catch. Bangladesh are losing their way here. They have lost their fourth. Jadeja is all pumped. He gets his first. Shakib gone for 15. BAN 177/4 in 34.2 overs​

17.13 IST: Jadhav doing the job for India right now, he's bowling it really tight. BAN 177/3 in 34 overs

17.10 IST: 8 runs from the over, good one for Bangladesh. POOR LINE! Short and wide outside off, Shakib cuts it behind point where the fielder dives and gets a hand to it but the ball races away to the fence. BAN 175/3 in 33 overs

17.09 IST: FOUR! This will take some pressure away from the Bangladesh batsmen. BAN 171/3 in 32.1 overs

17.08 IST: Indian spinners pushing it back at the moment. 3 runs from the over. BAN 167/3 in 32 overs

17.05 IST: Tight over from Jadeja from the other end. BAN 164/3 in 31 overs

17.03 IST: 5 came off the over. BAN 161/3 in 30 overs

16.59 IST: Good over from Jadeja, just 3 off it. BAN 156/3 in 29 overs

16.55 IST: OUT! Jadhav removes Tamim for 70. Bangladesh have lost their third wicket. BAN 154/3 in 28 overs. Shakib Al Hasan walks in next.

16.54 IST: WIDE!

16.53 IST: 4 runs from the over. BAN 152/2 in 27 overs

16.51 IST: FIFTY for Mushfiqur Rahim! Well played, this also brings up 150 for BANGLADESH. BAN 150/2 in 26.3 overs

16.50 IST: Six singles from Jadhav's first over. BAN 148/2 in 26 overs

16.47 IST: Bangladesh batsmen are rotating the strike well at the moment. 5 rruns off the over. BAN 142/5 in 25 overs

It's becoming all too easy at the moment for the experienced Bangadesh batsmen.

16.44 IST: 7 runs off Ashwin's over. BAN 137/2 in 24 overs

16.42 IST: 100 runs partnership off just 105 deliveries for Tamim and Rahim! BAN 132/2 in 23.1 overs

16.41 IST: Another good over for Bangladesh. 7 runs come off it. BAN 130/2 in 23 overs

16.38 IST: Back to Back boundaries from Tamim Iqbal! He's taking the attack to the opposition bowlers now. Brilliant cricket from the southpaw. Make it three in a row! Straying on the pads, loose ball and Iqbal tickles it through fine leg to fine the fence. BAN 123/2 in 22 overs

16.37 IST: FOUR! Tamim hits a good square drive. Well played! Ashwin comes around the wicket and tosses it up around off, Iqbal drives it through square of the wicket on the off side to earn a boundary. BAN 115/2 in 21.4 overs

16.34 IST: Rahim survives a close stumping appeal from Dhoni, BAN 110/2 in 21 overs 

16.32 IST: FOUR! Another reverse sweep, this time a more controlled one from Mushfiqur Rahim. Nice improvisation! Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahim premeditates and executes his reverse sweep well. Gets it over the backward point fielder for a boundary.  BAN 109/2 in 20.1 overs

16.31 IST: Tidy over from Ashwin. Just one run off it. BAN 105/2 after 20 overs

16.29 IST: FOUR! Tamim brings up his fifty with a boundary. Pre meditated shot from the leading run-getter in the series. He had some luck on his side today, well played. BAN 104/2 in 19 overs

16.28 IST: 100 comes up for BANGLADESH! Decent start in the important semifinal.

16.26 IST: Six runs come off Ashwin's over, a decent one for Bangladesh. BAN 96/2 in 18 overs

16.19 IST: SIX! First six of the innings from Tamim off Pandya to square leg. That is going, going and gone. Tamim comes down the track and just picks it over deep mid-wicket for maximum. That was a brilliant pick up shot. BAN 90/2 in 17 overs

16.17 IST: FOUR! A boundary for Tamim Iqbal off Ashwin. Ashwin bowls it outside off, Tamim just guides it past the short third man fielder for a boundary. These two are tickling along well here. BAN 80/2 in 16 overs

16.14 IST: Decent over from Pandya - gives away just 4 runs. BAN 71/2 in 15 overs

16.09 IST: Ashwin gives away just 4 runs. BAN 67/2 in 14 overs

16.07 IST: End of an eventful over from Pandya. BAN 63/2 in 13 overs

16.05 IST: FOUR! Tamim Iqbal hits Pandya for a boundary to long-off. Pandya bowls it full and Iqbal smashes it straight back past the bowler for a boundary.

16.04 IST: Drama as Iqbal gets bowled but it won't be counted. Pandya has overstepped and what a time to do it. To add wound to the salt, Free Hit is coming up. Oh no! Pandya bowls a wide. 

16.01 IST: Kohli has now introduced Hardik Pandya into the attack. Tamim Iqbal might sense this as an opportunity.

16.00 IST: Ashwin gives away just 2 runs. BAN 49/2 in 12 overs

15.58 IST: Time for some spin as R Ashwin is introduced into the attack.

15.56 IST: Great comeback from Bhuvneshwar as he gives away just a single. BAN 47/2 in 11 overs

15.52 IST: Good over from Bumrah - just a single off it. BAN 46/2 in 10 overs

15.49 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur is sending Bhuvneshwar on a leather hunt. Shortish and room on offer, Rahim slaps it through point to find the fence once again. Shot of the day so far says Ganguly on air. 13 from the over. BAN 45/2 in 9 overs

15.47 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundary for Mushfiqur off Bhuvneshwar. Fractionally overpitched outside off, Rahim creams it through extra cover for a gorgeous boundary.

15.46 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim hits Bhuveshwar for a boundary! That was a close shave as well. Back of a length delivery outside off, Rahim uses his feet and looks to force it through the off side but gets a thick inside edge which goes past the stumps, beats the keeper and rolls to the fine leg fence.

15.44 IST: Another good over for India as Bumrah gives away just a single. BAN 32/2 in 8 overs

15.41 IST: It's a wicket maiden from Bhuvneshwar. BAN 31/2 in 7 overs

15.40 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Sabbir Rahman for 19! A shot too many from Rahman! Shortish delivery and width on offer, Sabbir looks to cash in on the width. Slaps it uppishly towards Jadeja at backward point but doesn't bother to keep it down. It goes straight to the best fielder of the Indian side and he makes no mistake. Kumar is pumped up and so is Virat Kohli! Rahman's entertaining knock comes to an end. The replays show that it was a knuckle ball. BAN 31/2 in 6.5 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim is the next batsman.

15.35 IST: Maiden over from Bumrah. BAN 31/1 in 6 overs

15.30 IST: FOUR! This time it is Tamim, who hits Bhuvneshwar for a boundary. On a length on the pads, Iqbal looks to nudge it early and ends up getting an outside edge past slip. Another boundary results. BAN 31/1 in 5 overs 

15.28 IST: FOUR! Sabbir hits Bumrah for a boundary to long-off. The aggressive ploy is working for Rahman at the moment. Comes down the track to the fuller length ball on off and hits it over Kohli at mid off for a boundary. The bat turned a bit in his hand but he managed to get enough on it. BAN 26/1 in 4 overs

15.24 IST: FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Sabbir to end Bhuvneshwar's over. Fuller length ball outside off, Rahman strokes it through cover-point and gets the desired result. Good positive start from Rahman. BAN 21/1 in 3 overs

15.22 IST: FOUR! Sabbir hits Bhuvneshwar for a boundary. Down the wicket, on the up and over mid-off. On a length outside off, Rahman charges down the track and lifts it over wide mid off for a boundary.

15.18 IST: FOUR! This time it is Sabbir Rahman who hits a square drive off Bumrah for a boundary. Beautifully played! Fuller length ball outside off, Rahman drives it elegantly through cover-point and the ball whistles away to the fence. BAN 11/1 in 2 overs

15.17 IST: FOUR! Tamim hits Bumrah for a boundary. Easy pickings! Straying on the hips, Iqbal turns it through fine leg. Yuvraj runs to his left, puts in a dive but fails to stop the boundary.

15.16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar.

15.15 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Soumya Sarkar for a duck! Kumar gets the better of Soumya Sarkar! Lures him into a false stroke and he perishes. Just the start India needed. Bowls a length delivery around off, angling away. Sarkar goes for a booming drive but only manages to get a thick inside edge that crashes into the stumps. Played awayed from the body and paid the price for it. BAN 1/1 in 1 over. Sabbir Rahman is the next batsman in.

15.11 IST: It was a good toss for India to win. The bowlers will look to display the same performance they showed against South Africa and bundle Bangladesh out for a small total. If everything click for India, they will be a hard nut to crack for Bangladesh. 

15.10 IST: Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have made their way into the middle. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. Here we go...

15.07 IST: We are done with the national anthems and the fireworks have it up the Egdbaston sky. The Indian team have formed the mandatory huddle with some pep talks from Virat Kohli.

15.03 IST: Loud cheer from the substantial crowd as players are making their way out to the middle for the national anthems.

14.54 IST: GOOD NEWS! Covers are getting rolled in, the drizzle has stopped in Birmingham and we'll have some live action underway shortly. 

14.45 IST: Captain's Talk

Virat Kohli: We are going to bowl first. It looks like a fresh wicket. It should stay the same throughout the game. The conditions are overcast and that will play a big role.We might have a on and off first half. As a batting side, it is difficult to gain momentum and that is what we experienced in the first game against Pakistan. Not at all complacent. You have to play good cricket throughout to go all the way. We know what Bangladesh can do. No changes in our line up.

Mashrafe Mortaza: We would have liked to bowl as well. We will have to play them with some sort of confidence not that we beat them before. Hopefully we will play well and let's see how it goes. Team wants to go further. Last two years, the team has improved a lot. Hopefully, it will go well. Lot of expectations. Not only this game, every match we play. Every match we will have to play hard. We are sticking to the same team.

14.40 IST: Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

14.35 IST: TOSS! India win toss, opt to bowl vs Bangladesh in 2nd semi-final

14.28 IST: Yuvraj Singh aka The Warrior Prince is set to appear in his 300th ODI. Watch out for him. A little felicitation happened for Yuvraj where Sourav Ganguly presented him with a memento. 

14.25 IST: We are just minutes away from the toss at Edgbaston. Don't go anywhere.

Brief Preview:

For India, nothing short of a place in the summit round will satisfy them while Bangladesh are standing at the cusp of what could be the biggest day in their cricketing history if they manage to pull off a victory. 

A victory for India will be par for the course for which they won't possibly get the credit that one gets for beating Australia, South Africa or England. 

But a defeat will lead to unparalleled criticism from fans and critics alike with some of the uncomfortable behind the scene happenings (like the alleged Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli rift) again raising their head. 


It will be interesting to see if India retain Ravichandran Ashwin or bring Umesh Yadav back as his pace scared the Bangladeshi batsmen during their 240-run thrashing in a warm-up game. 

In the case of Bangladesh, their aim will be to repeat the performance of the 2007 World Cup opener in Port of Spain -- still a 'Red Letter Day' in cricketing history. (Read Full Preview Here)


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