The ICC Champions Trophy the current winner, Indian team captain Virat Kohli said that he was not expected to win by nine wickets.
India defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in this crucial match for the second consecutive time in the final.
Kohli picked up the toss and picked up the bowling and the Indian bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 264 runs in seven overs in the 50 overs they played. Then with the help of opener Rohit Sharma (123 not out) and Kohli (not out on 96), the target was won by losing one wicket in 40.1 overs.
After the match, Kohli said, ‘Another important win. We wanted a good match where the team would perform jointly. We did not expect to win by nine wickets but, this is the specialty of our upper order. ”
When India’s main bowlers failed to bowl Tamim and Rahim, Kohli bowled the part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav. He gave relief to his captain by taking wickets of Tamim and Rahim. As soon as both of them got out of the big scores, Bangladesh was faltering.
Regarding Jadhav, Kohli said, ‘It is a surprise package. He is a sensible player and knows what is in the wicket and where to put the ball. If both were not out, then the score could have been 300, “he said.
India has to compete against the rival Pakistan on Sunday in the final. India has lost in the round of the group. In this Champions Trophy, the middle order of India has not got much chance. On this, Kohli said, “When the middle order does not get the chance of batting then it has never been a concern. In practice, all the balls are hit well. ‘
Kohli said on this much-awaited fight, “We are taking it like another match. I know it is boring but it is our mentality. ‘