ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh set India target of 265 in semifinal clash
Part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav’s ‘golden arm’ provided decisive twin blows, helping defending champions India restrict Bangladesh to 264 for seven in the second semifinal of the Champions Trophy here today.
Jadhav s 2/22 in six overs brought India back in the game as he took the crucial wickets of Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) with his fastish off-breaks.
The two wickets proved to be the difference between Bangladesh only managing 264 instead of a projected 310 after Tamim and Rahim had added 123 runs for the second wicket in only 21.1 overs.
Once Kedar was done with his job, Jasprit Bumrah (2/40 in 10 overs) played his regular part to perfection stifling the opposition with as many as 40 dot balls.
The third Powerplay (41-50) saw Bangladesh scoring only 62 runs primarily due to a cameo from skipper Mashrafe Mortaza (30 no off 25 balls).
Bumrah’s senior partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53) complemented him well with couple of dismissals first up.
Bangladesh lost momentum when Jadhav first got rid of the dangerous Tamim, who tried an ugly slog sweep to a delivery that was fired down at middle and leg. He missed the line completely to be bowled.
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