ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli Says Ahead Of The Match Against Pakistan

India skipper Virat Kohli was strongly satisfied after winning their second warm-up game against Bangladesh of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. On Tuesday, a supremely confident defeating Bangladesh by 240 runs and setup for the mega tournament in a forceful style and warning for arch-rivals Pakistan.

India creates short work against their sub-continental neighbour where they bowl them out for 84 in 23.5 overs at the Oval after piling up a commanding 324/7.

The 28-year-old India’s skipper Kohli said that all-win record in warm-up games was the perfect preparation ahead of the marquee clash against Pakistan on June 4. Later, India defeated New Zealand by 45 runs (D/L method) in the first warm-up game.

Virat Kohli

After the match, skipper Kohli said “Very pleased. We got what we wanted in both the games. Last game as well; the bowlers did a fantastic job. As soon as the cloud cover comes in, it becomes increasingly difficult for the batsman. Not taking anything from out bowlers. But it gets very difficult.”

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It was an all-rounder performance where they beat Bangladesh with solid batting by the opening batsman from Umesh Yadav (3/16 in 5 overs) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/13 in 5 overs).

Virat Kohli

Others batsman like Dinesh Karthik had made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a classy 94 off 77 balls.

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Shikhar Dhawan (60) got runs under his belt against a quality Bangladesh attack including Mustafizur Rahaman (1/53), Rubel Hossain (3/50) and Taskin Ahmed (0/45).

Hardik Pandya showed his value as an all-rounder with an equally impactful unbeaten 80 off 54 balls, which was tie with six boundaries and four huge sixes in the arc between midwicket and long on.

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