June 11, Sunday : With flamboyant batting and bowling skills India beat South Africa by 8 wickets to enter into semi finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Splendidly chasing the target of 192 runs, now Virat Kohli- led team India will face Bangladesh in the Semi Finals.
Opening batsman Shikar Dhawan and Skipper Kohli helped India to finish off the match in just 38 overs.
However was an eventful day for Virat Kohli-led team as first they bowled out South Africa for 191 in 44 overs, later Indian batsmen showcased thier excellence on the crease in must win clash at The Oval and nailed it in the do-or-die clash of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B match on Sunday at The Oval.
With this 8 wicket victory, India knock out South Africa from the competition.
As Both teams had one point apiece in Championship, as India defeated Pakistan but witnessed a lost to Sri Lanka, while South Africa beat Sri Lanka before loosing to Pakistan.
Here are the updates :
- In the semi final decider match India won the toss and elected to field against South Africa.
- South Africa began its iconic clash with de Kock and Amla on the crease. While Bhuvneshwar started proceeding for India.
- AB de Villiers-led side started their innings cautiously as after first 10 overs they were at 35 without any loss of wicket.
- India got first wicket of South Africa after so long in 17th over by dismissing Hashim Amla for 35 runs.
- After 20 overs South Africa at 94 for 1 with rate run of 4.70.
- Soon after smashing half century, Q de Kock bowled out for 53.
- South Africa after 30 overs at 145/4 with du Plessis and Duminy on the crease.
- With loss of six wickets RSA after 40 overs with a score 178.
- Virat Kohli-led side bowled out South Africa for 191 runs in 44.3 overs.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each.
- India began with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, while Rabada opened the attack from South Africa.
- Virat-led squad lost its first wicket of Rohit Sharma in fifth over.
- After Captain Kohli joined Dhawan on the crease.
- India after 10 overs at 37 with loss of one wicket
- After 20 overs , India for 90 for 1.
- India’s score in the end of 30 overs was 151 with 1 on stumps.
- South Africa got its second big wicket of Dawan for 78 runs.
- On drinks, India were at 30 runs away from making its spot in last four. Most probably it will face off with Bangladesh at Edgbaston.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, David Miller, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir