Kedar Jadhav's spell made the difference in the game, says Kohli

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 10:29 am Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
June 16 (CRICKETNMOE) - India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav's spell was the key behind India being able to restrict Bangladesh to 264/7 and then cantering to a nine-wicket win in the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here to set up a final clash against Pakistan.

"We had another complete game. When we won the toss, I expected another clean performance. With the ball, we never let them away. The two quick wickets got us the momentum. He (Jadhav) has bowled in India as well. He is a smart guy. He knows where to pitch it. Had those guys carried on, we would have been chasing 300.

"Kedar's spell was difference in the game for us. To restrict them to 260....they never got away from us. We never let them get past six runs an over," Kohli said after the match.

India rode on Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 123 and Virat Kohli's unconquered 96 to sail into the final. The defending champions were in full control of the game from the word go as in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan also smacked a quickfire 34-ball 46.

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