True to their unpredictable reputation, Pakistan have bounced back with three wins and stunned hosts England on Wednesday in the last four to seal their place in the showpiece encounter.
Once Rahim was gone, Bangladesh began to lose wickets at regular intervals.
Going into the match, India would be high on confidence having comprehensively defeated their Asian neighbour by 124 runs in the group stage.
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India enjoy a 5-1 head-to-head advantage over Bangladesh in ICC tournaments.
The game against Sri Lanka was a live-or-die bout to reach the semi-finals.
He was all praise for Pakistan team's turnaround in the competition. Pakistan restricted the hosts to a scant total of 211 runs.
On Thursday, India got off to a dream start against the potential banana skin opponents at Edgbaston, thanks to a brilliant new ball spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Jadeja made no mistake and took a simple but balanced catch to send back Rahman back to pavilion. Only Joe Root managed to score consistently. He was the leading run-scorer as India won it in 2013, making 363 runs, and he is on target to repeat that. It was Pakistan's first century opening for 35 ODIs. Mustafizur, arguably Bangladesh's top bowler, went for almost 9 per over in finishing with 53 runs off his six overs.
"We're playing for the first time in our life a semi-final, so that is also a fact, and also if it's pressure, I think India has got more pressure than us because the huge population is there, and people love cricket in India a lot", the Bangladesh skipper said.
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He also commented on the comeback by the green shirts after the awful defeat against the Champions Trophy in the group-stage matches.
Dhawan picked up from where he had left off against South Africa, cutting and driving through the offside with delight. Trying to get a big one, in the last two games. India will play Pakistan for the first time in the final of an ICC 50-overs event. Earlier today, India won the toss and chose to Bowl first.
The duo put on 123 for the third wicket but Bangladesh's innings never recovered after they were both out. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharama achieved an 87-run stand before the former was dismissed. India won comfortably in the crucial encounter and the credit is being showered on Dhawan and Virat Kohli for their valuable innings. The Captain Virat Kohli also scored 96 runs without losing his wicket.
The biggest compliment the Tigers can take is that they look at home in the kind of company they had at the Champions Trophy, and that any win they earn against a so-called heavyweight is no longer seen as a surprise.
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