CT2017, 2nd Semi-Final (Preview): India vs Bangladesh

Thu, Jun 15, 2017 11:31 am Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
India vs Bangladesh
June 15 (CRICKETNMORE) Defending champions India will aim to live up to their tag of title contenders and dominate Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Thursday.

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Bangladesh rode on a record partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmadullah to beat New Zealand by five wickets in their last match in Group A. 

The South Asians had sufferred a top order collapse, losing four wickets by the 12th over before Shakib and Mahmadullah got together to add 224 runs between them -- Bangladesh's highest partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODI).

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Apart from scoring a brilliant century, Shakib also bowled economically. Mahmudallah will also look to add strength to the side's batting while openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will have to give the team a good start against India. 

Pacer Mustafizur Rahman will be the key in the Bangladesh bowling line-up. He has featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and should have some idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian batsmen.

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