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"Obviously, if you reach the finals you have to play some good cricket and credit to them, they've turned around things for themselves really well. Their belief showed on the field", Kohli told the media here in the post-match press briefing.

At the start of the tournament, Pakistan were considered the underdogs of their group, which they shared with South Africa, Sri Lanka and India. "But we lost our way in the middle of the game", he said, adding that people always criticise you after a defeat.

"What we are going to try to do is repeat the similar sort of cricket that we have played so far, knowing the strengths and weaknesses they have".

"My comments were made after I heard of reports of Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate his performance against Sri Lanka to Miandad and him saying that Miandad criticises the team too much", Aamir said. But you can't predict anything in this game. We have seen some really surprising results and it's been awesome for the fans to watch and for the players to be a part of, as well. We deserve to be in the finals as we have played some really good cricket.

"We have repeated these mistakes often in big matches".

Sohail now claims that the video is being interpreted out of context and he had said that before the semi-final between Pakistan and England.

As well as Kohli, their batting line-up boasts the likes of dynamic opening pair of Rohit Sharma, fresh from a hundred against Bangladesh, and Shikhar Dhawan with Yuvraj Singh, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya to come in if needed.

The duo was just immaculate with their timing and shot selection during the course of the partnership as they smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers to all the parts of the ground and hampered their confidence so and so that they could not never get the edge in the match. The Indian skipper managed to cross the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings. Sabbir Rahman, who was batting at No.3, was given an aggressive send-off but Bangladesh recovered with Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim slamming fifties.

"We have a good bowling attack".

Sharma, on the other hand, was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.

India are in the ICC Champions Trophy final for a second consecutive time.

So it will be the unpredictable and unsafe Pakistan against the formidable, potent India on Sunday at The Oval.

The two arch rivals meet in the final at the Oval on Sunday in what is expected to be a highly emotive affair both on and off the pitch. "The way Pakistan have come back after losing to India in the first match is incredible", he said.

Though the one-sided affair could not reward the passionate Bangladeshi supporters who were vastly outnumbered at Edgbaston, they can still reflect on their side reaching a global semi-final for the first time in their history and a journey that included the incredible run chase against New Zealand in Cardiff when they chased down a victory target of 266 after being 33 for four.

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