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Bangladesh bowler Rubel Hossain walks into door after CT 2017 semi-final defeat to India

Bangladesh bowler Rubel Hossain walks into door after CT 2017 semi-final defeat to India

Bangladesh lost the match by nine wickets despite posting a fighting total of 265 runs against the defending champions India at Edgbaston.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We knew Kedar Jadhav would get us few dot balls but he changed the game, says Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We knew Kedar Jadhav would get us few dot balls but he changed the game, says Virat Kohli

Going in, in the 28th over, the spinner got rid of daunting Tamim Iqbal and subsequently, Mushfiqur, in the 36th over. The slow, tossed up, less turning off spin ramped up a figure of 6-0-22-2 as the Tigers suffered to 179/5. Kedar managed to bowl 18 dot balls, 17 of them being to left-handers.

WATCH: Dramatic scenes during India-Bangladesh innings break show how much fans love Virat Kohli & Co

WATCH: Dramatic scenes during India-Bangladesh innings break show how much fans love Virat Kohli & Co

India chased down the target with relative ease, thanks to the brilliance of top three batsmen.

WATCH: Who's scared now? Wife Ritika Sajdeh asks Rohit Sharma after scary encounter with virtual shark

WATCH: Who's scared now? Wife Ritika Sajdeh asks Rohit Sharma after scary encounter with virtual shark

Rohit remained not out on 123 off 129 balls yesterday as India chased down Bangladesh's total of 264/7 for the loss of one wicket.

ICC Champions Trophy: Kamaal Rashid Khan gives hygiene advice to Virat Kohli, tells skipper to behave

ICC Champions Trophy: Kamaal Rashid Khan gives hygiene advice to Virat Kohli, tells skipper to behave

After the match, he praised the Indian team for making the final, and even hinted that Kohli & Co will win the tournament for a record third time. But he spoilt the moment by adding an unnecessary rejoinder, with which he targeted the Indian captain.

ICC Champions Trophy: My preparation after IPL 2017 is paying off in the tournament, says Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy: My preparation after IPL 2017 is paying off in the tournament, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, who reached 8, 000 ODI runs in the semi-final match against Bangladesh, added that number of runs do not matter for him at the moment.

2017 Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza reckons Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher for high-pressure matches

2017 Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza reckons Bangladesh need to get mentally tougher for high-pressure matches

While there is plenty of room for improvement, the final group stage win over New Zealand will remain as a highlight of the tournament for Bangladesh.

Yuvraj Singh's 300th ODI: Sachin Tendulkar's emotional post on left-hander will leave you teary-eyed

Yuvraj Singh's 300th ODI: Sachin Tendulkar's emotional post on left-hander will leave you teary-eyed

Yuvraj's 300th match proved to be a memorable one for the Men in Blue, who registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Bangladesh to advance into their second consecutive final of the coveted tournament. 

ICC Champions Trophy: Twitterati praises Virat Kohli & Co for reaching second consecutive finals with comprehensive win over Bangladesh

ICC Champions Trophy: Twitterati praises Virat Kohli & Co for reaching second consecutive finals with comprehensive win over Bangladesh

Men in Blue, who defeated England in 2013 edition to become winners, have now reached their second consecutive final in a row.

ICC CT 2017: After tense moments in the field, Virat Kohli credits MS Dhoni for game changing move in semi-final

ICC CT 2017: After tense moments in the field, Virat Kohli credits MS Dhoni for game changing move in semi-final

As it turned out, those five runs failed to materialised as India chased down the 265-run target comfortably, losing only one wicket.

Cricket fans want 'cover drive' to be renamed after Virat Kohli! WATCH why...

Cricket fans want 'cover drive' to be renamed after Virat Kohli! WATCH why...

Kohli's knock was replete with classic strokes, but one particular shot stood out. Fans were quick to appreciate Kohli's class, and some even asked if the International Cricket Council (ICC) is ready to rename the shot after the Indian captain.

WATCH: Simply Unreal! This Kohli, Kohli chant from Indian fans in England will make desi hearts swell with pride

WATCH: Simply Unreal! This Kohli, Kohli chant from Indian fans in England will make desi hearts swell with pride

The win set-up yet another mouth-watering India-Pakistan clash, this time in a final, in a global tournament.

ICC CT 2017, IND vs BAN: Clinical India decimate Bangladesh by nine wickets to reach consecutive final

ICC CT 2017, IND vs BAN: Clinical India decimate Bangladesh by nine wickets to reach consecutive final

The Indian captain also reached a personal milestone of 8000 ODI runs in his 183rd match.

WATCH: Rohit Sharma decimates high-flying Bangladesh with batting masterclass; reaches century with six

WATCH: Rohit Sharma decimates high-flying Bangladesh with batting masterclass; reaches century with six

Indian opener Rohit Sharma toyed with high-flying Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston on Thursday.

ICC Champions Trophy: Bangladeshi fans at it again, use derogatory Facebook post to insult Indian captain Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy: Bangladeshi fans at it again, use derogatory Facebook post to insult Indian captain Virat Kohli

Once the semi-finals line-ups were confirmed after India beat South Africa and Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the virtual quarter-finals, Bangladesh fans resorted to ugly mind games by showing a dog, wrapped with India's national flag being chased by a tiger, purportedly representing Bangladesh.

WATCH: Scary! Virat Kohli performs death dance to intimidate departing Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

WATCH: Scary! Virat Kohli performs death dance to intimidate departing Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

All these while Kohli was marshaling his resources, but in the 36th over, he took the centre stage by taking a catch to remove dangerous Mushfiqur Rahim.

WATCH: Virat Kohli gets angry as MS Dhoni gives away unnecessary 5 penalty runs in IND vs BAN match

WATCH: Virat Kohli gets angry as MS Dhoni gives away unnecessary 5 penalty runs in IND vs BAN match

The incident took place while Dhoni was attempting his famous blind-sighted run-out against Mosaddek Hossain.

WATCH: Brilliant Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives India a dream start against Bangladesh in ICC CT 2017 semi-final

WATCH: Brilliant Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives India a dream start against Bangladesh in ICC CT 2017 semi-final

Defending champions India sure started the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as the obvious favourites, but even the greatest of teams need good starts.

Ever-relevant Virender Sehwag captures nation's mood in just the perfect way — READ

Ever-relevant Virender Sehwag captures nation's mood in just the perfect way — READ

Virat Kohli & Co are taking on Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston.

WATCH: MS Dhoni's daughter Ziva hits all the right notes in this viral video, shared by mommy Sakshi

WATCH: MS Dhoni's daughter Ziva hits all the right notes in this viral video, shared by mommy Sakshi

The young Dhoni family are in England as India bid to defend the ICC Champions Trophy title, which they won four years ago.