India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Half-centuries by Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan guide India to comfortable 8-wicket win

By: | Updated: June 11, 2017 9:35 PM

India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India win the match by 8 wickets, enter semi-finals.

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India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India win the match by 8 wickets. What a game it was for India. Except for the first few overs when Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock stitched together a good partnership, Virat Kohli and co totally dominated the game. The bowlers rose up to the occasion and picked up wickets at an important time, fielders produced some magical moments and batsmen were as clinical as always. Anil Kumble would be really happy with his team, it was a performance to be proud of.

On the other hand, it was a funny day for the South Africans. Some bizarre run-outs along with few misfields didn’t help their case. The side once again failed to lift the tag of chokers. So, India is into the semi-finals now and will probably face Bangladesh unless Sri Lanka or Pakistan win by a huge margin tomorrow. From the other group, we already have England and Bangladesh into the knockouts. So, get set for two interesting contests.

Here are India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 highlights:

9:20 PM: That’s it! India win the match by 8 wickets with 12 overs to spare. Jasprit Bumrah is the Man of the match.

9:13 PM: India – 183/2 (37 overs)

Virat Kohli – 75 (100)

Yuvraj Singh – 14 (20)

9:08 PM: India is getting closer to that win with each ball. Just 18 more runs needed now.

9:03 PM: India – 167/1 (34.1 overs)

Virat Kohli – 64 (93)

Yuvraj Singh – 9 (10)

8:59 PM: JP Duminy comes into the attack. A desparate attempt by South Africa to get a wicket but with 30 runs needed in 102 balls, there is not much left for them in this game.

8:56 PM: Decent start for Yuvraj Singh as well. Got a boundary to his name early in the innings. He moves to 6 from 6.

8:48 PM: OUT! Dhawan is gone for a well-made 78. But, he did his job. Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman in.

8:45 PM: That’s 150 for India. It’s been a highly calculative knock by these two. Only 41 more runs needed from here.

8:42 PM: India – 148/1 (29 overs)

Virat Kohli – 55 (75)

Shikhar Dhawan – 77 (80)

8:36 PM: Half-century for Virat Kohli as well. Great knock by the Indian captain. This match is looking like a formality now.

8:27 PM: FOUR! Another cracking stroke from Shikhar Dhawan’s bat, this time over mid-wicket. Also, brings up the 100-run partnership.

8:23 PM: The partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan is now of 95 runs and India just need another 75 runs from 150 balls.

8:19 PM: FIFTY! for Shikhar Dhawan. Another great knock from a great player. Second of the tournament, 19th of his career.

8:15 PM: India – 110/1 (23 overs)

Virat Kohli – 47 (61)

Shikhar Dhawan – 49 (58)

8:10 PM: 100 up for India and in quick time. This is now getting away from South Africa and only a miracle can save them.

8:03 PM: FOUR! Another boundary for Shikhar Dhawan. Smashed it past the point fielder, moves on to 47.

8:00 PM: Back to back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan against Imran Tahir. The leg-spinner would be under immense pressure after that over. India moves to 85/1 after 19 overs.

7:50 PM: After 17 overs, India is at 75/1. The partnership is now of 52 from 7o balls.

7:40 PM: After 15 overs, India is at 65/1. Not at all a bad start for the defending champions. They need another 127 runs from here.

7:30 PM: FIFTY! for India, comes up in 13th over. Good start for Virat Kohli and co.

7:25 PM: An interesting send-off by Hardik Pandya earlier in the day:

7:21 PM: Another quiet over by South Africa. This has been a good spell from young Rabada. He gave away just 21 runs from his first six overs but no wickets to show.

7:16 PM: NO BALL! That’s a crime from Morne Morkel. Dhawan fails to make full use of the Free Hit but still, gets two from it. Takes India to 37/1 after 10 overs.

7:13 PM: FOUR! Good shot from Shikhar Dhawan, straight past the bowler. One of the best shots of the innings so far. Follows it with another boundary through covers, great stuff.

7:08 PM: India – 24/1 (8 overs)

Virat Kohli – 1 (7)

Shikhar Dhawan – 11 (21)

7:05 PM: Huge blow for India. Rohit Sharma is gone for just 12. He was one of the in-form batsmen. Virat Kohli is the new man in.

6:50 PM: SIX! That’s already second of the inning. This time by Shikhar Dhawan and what a shot it was. India – 18/0 (3.5 overs)

6:45 PM: A slow start for India. Just 2 runs from the first two overs. Both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been watchful so far and rightly so.

6:10 PM: OUT! Another run-out to end the inning. South Africa has been bowled out for just 191 runs. The target for India will be 192, an easy run-chase from here?

5:57 PM: OUT! Another one for India, another one for Bhuvi! This is ending faster than expected. Ninth wicket down for South Africa.

5:55 PM: OUT! Wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and MS Dhoni deserves some credit for that. Bumrah was supposed to bowl this over till Dhoni interfered and asked Kohli to bring on Bhuvi. Take a bow!

5:52 PM: South Africa – 184/7 (42 overs)

Kagiso Rabada – 5 (6)

JP Duminy – 19 (36)

5:46 PM: OUT! South African batsmen keep on falling like a pile of cards. Phehlukwayo departs for 4. Second wicket of the match for Jasprit Bumrah.

5:42 PM: After 40 overs, South Africa is at 178/6. How many more runs can they add from here on? Eight an over will take them to 258.

5:37 PM: FOUR! A rare boundary for South Africa and that came after 12 overs.

5:35 PM: Excellent last over from Hardik Pandya. He finished off his spell well. Pandya finished with the figures of 52/1 from his 10 overs.

5:29 PM: OUT! Sixth wicket for India. Chris Morris tried to pull that one but only managed to get a top edge. Wicket for Jasprit Bumrah.

5:25 PM: South Africa – 165/5 (36 overs)

Chris Morris – 4 (6)

JP Duminy – 10 (19)

5:15 PM: OUT! Castled by Hardik Pandya! Faf du Plessis departs for 36. South Africa is in deep trouble now. SA – 157/5 (33.3).

5:10 PM: This has to be the shot of the day:

5:08 PM: South Africa – 152/4 (32 overs)

Faf du Plessis – 34 (47)

JP Duminy – 3 (4)

5:06 PM: 150 is up for South Africa in the 32nd over. The run rate has gone down in last few overs and the captain won’t be very happy with that.

5:00 PM: The celebrations are now on at the Oval:

4:58 PM: OUT! Another one for India! This time it’s Miller who ran himself out in a bizarre mix-up. He goes for 1, India on top.

4:53 PM: OUT! A big wicket for India. AB de Villiers is gone for 16, South Africa – 140/3. Brilliant piece for fielding from Hardik Pandya, caught ABD short of his crease.

4:43 PM: 12 runs from that last over by Pandya. Very expensive and something Kohli wouldn’t have wanted at this stage. South Africa moves to 131/2 after 26 overs.

4:39 PM: AB De Villiers is the new man in. This is going to be a crucial partnership.

4:35 PM: OUT! Big wicket! Ravindra Jadeja provides the second breakthrough, gets rid of De Kock. He scored 503 from 72 balls.

4:32 PM: FIFTY! for Quinton De Kock. It took him 68 balls to reach there, a good knock.

4:28 PM: Du Plessis has started off really well here. He is going at more than run a ball and is providing the much-needed momentum to this inning.

4:24 PM: 100 is up for South Africa in the 22nd over. The Sun is out conditions are going to only improve for batting from here.

4:18 PM: South Africa – 94/1 (20 overs)

Faf du Plessis – 10 (9)

Quinton De Kock – 42 (57)

4:14 PM: The good thing is that India hasn’t allowed South Africa to score freely. Even though the Proteas haven’t lost too many wickets, they have just put on 84 runs by the end of 19th over.

4:10 PM: OUT! Hashim Amla goes, Ashwin strikes and proves his inclusion right. He is happy and so is MS Dhoni. Amla departed for 35. Faf du Plessis is the new man in.

4:05 PM: Ashwin into his fifth over. He has given away just 16 runs so far and has been economical but needs to pick up a wicket.

3:57 PM: South Africa – 62/0 (15 overs)

Hashim Amla – 27 (47)

Quinton De Kock – 30 (43)

3:53 PM: FIFTY! is up for South Africa. And, once again an Indian fielder is guilty of dropping a catch. Hardik Pandya dropped a simple return catch from Hashim Amla.

3:35 PM: South Africa – 33/0 (9 over)

Hashim Amla – 11 (26)

Quinton De Kock – 19 (28)

3:30 PM: The pitch is looking slightly dry and might start to break as the game goes on. That will bring in the spinners into the play.

3:25 PM: South Africa won’t be disappointed with kind of start. Amla has been slightly on the slower side but he can pick up the pace later.

3:21 PM: FOUR! Another one, this time from Hashim Amla. Went on the backfoot and piereced tha gap between cover and point fielder.

3:17 PM: South Africa – 2/0 (5 overs)

Hashim Amla – 4 (16)

Quinton De Kock – 15 (14)

3:10 PM: Another single to finish off the third over. South Africa moves to 9/0 after 3 overs.

3:07 PM: Good start for India. Both the bowlers have moved the ball a bit. A couple of early wickets can really help Kohli.

3:01 PM: South Africa – 3/0 (1 over)

Hashim Amla – 1 (5)

Quinton De Kock – 1 (1)

2:57 PM: That’s it! We are live. The players are out in the middle. Quinton De Kock will open the batting for South Africa with Hashim Amla. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start with the new ball.

2:43 PM: So, Umesh Yadav is the casualty. He makes way for Ashwin but the fast-bowler had picked up three wickets in the game against Pakistan. Right decision? Time will tell.

2:35 PM: Here are the squads:

South Africa – Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

2:30 PM: So, it’s time for the toss. Both the captains are out in the middle with the match referee. Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bowl first.

2:10 PM: Thankfully, we have a clear sky today and it’s a warm day in Oval as well so we should have a full game. The pitch looks good for batting, get ready for a high-scoring game.

2:00 PM: India is all set for the match. The team is looking in good shape but team selection will be the biggest challenge for Virat Kohli:

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1:30 PM: Kohli and de Villiers will take a new step in their relationship. They’ll walk to the middle half-hour before the match for the first time as opposing captains in an international match.

1:15 PM: “I know him really well. We’ve played together quite a few years at Bangalore. I respect him even more off the field. Just a good guy with a good heart,” said ABD about Kohli.

12:50 PM: “When you have set standards for yourself and then people get shocked. You know, he’s by far the most committed cricketer I’ve ever seen around, and the reason for that was trying to do something extra for his team and that’s the kind of character he’s always been,” Virat Kohli said about De Villiers ahead of the match.

Squads –

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien


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