India – Pakistan Final – Oval is set for a Blockbuster Champions Trophy Contest
India outclass Bangladesh to set up a blockbuster ICC Champions Trophy final against their biggest rivals Pakistan at Oval. Throughout the chase, the defending champions were in the complete control.
Rohit Sharma made an unbeaten century, 123 and captain Virat Kohli, 96 not out in their nine wicket victory. They thrash Bangladesh bowling throughout the innings and sealed the victory with 10 overs to spare.
Earlier Bangladesh set 264-7 on the board with Tamim Iqbal, 70 and Mushfiqur Rahim, 61 were the top performers. At one stage, it looked likely that they are going to post a big total. After losing both Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim to Kedar Jadhav, they only reach 264.
India is favourite in the Sunday final and they will do their best to retain the trophy in Oval. The final is likely to be nail biting, colourful and vibrant. Pakistan is steadily improved after their opening match defeat against India. Sarfraz eleven is pretty confident with their recent victories.
Sunday’s final is at The Oval, where India will attempt to retain the crown they won in 2013. Moral of Pakistan team is high after they beat England on their home soil on Wednesday.
India sets up a dream final, as due to political tensions they have not played a bilateral series since 2012/13. Last time, both teams played a Test match in 2007. Their recent meetings have been in the major tournaments, including Asia Cup, T20 World Cup and 50 overs World Cup.