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ICC Champions Trophy: India beat South Africa by 8 wickets

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 11-06-2017

21:21 hrs IST: SIX! Yuvraj Singh hits the winning runs off Duminy as India enter semi-finals

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Ful Scorecard: India vs South Africa

21:18 hrs IST: Kohli has today shown the responsibility worthy of a captain

21: 14 hrs IST: Kohli moves to his seventies as India get closer to semi-finals. IND 176/2 in 36 overs 

21:08 hrs IST: Tahir takes a review for a LBW. It is unsuccessful. Replays show an inside edge. IND 173/2 in 35 overs

21:04 hrs IST: Duminy comes into the attack. He does a decent job and gives away just 4 runs. India will happily take it. IND 166/2 in 34 overs

20:59 hrs IST:FOUR! Yuvraj Singh comes to his elements as he lifts Tahir to long on boundary. IND 162/2 in 33 overs

20:56 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman at the crease. He has his captain for company. India are now 30-odd runs away from entering the semi-finals. IND 156/2 in 32 overs 

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20:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhawan (78) departs. Tahir gets one through his wrong ‘un. Dhawan mistimes his shot and top-edges to Du Plessis.

20:46 hrs IST: The maturity that Dhawan and Kohli have shown is tremendous. It was low target but then the opposition had bowlers like Rabada and Tahir. They capitalised on the missed chance to build a steady stand. 151/1 in 30 overs

20:37 hrs IST: FOURS! 

20:34 hrs IST: Kohli completes his 41st half-century

20:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan pulls Rabada for a four. He uses the pace the ball well. He is in tremendous form.IND 131/1 in 27 overs

20:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan is having a gala time on the field. He swipes for another four off Morris.

20:25 hrs IST: South Africa have been off-colour in the field so far. India gets two extra runs through leg byes. IND 118/1 in 25 overs

20:20 hrs IST: Dhawan reaches 19th fifty with a four off Morris. This is Dhawan’s third half-century in three matches. IND 115/1 in 24 overs 

20:17 hrs IST: FOURS! Kohli times the ball well off Morkel and finds a boundary with a flick. Then he gets another with a boundary in the extra-cover. IND 110/1 in 23 overs


20:15 hrs IST: Kohli is batting on 39 while Dhawan is on 49. They have the ability to finish this game off. IND 102/1 in 22 overs

20:11 hrs IST: FOURS! Kohli takes Morkel to task. First he sends the ball to backward point boundary and then guides the ball between slip and gully. IND 100/1 in 21 overs

20:07 hrs IST: Dhawan is just three runs short of his 19th half-century

20:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan drives Phehlukwayo to cover point. The left-hander has timed his innings really well. IND 90/1 in 20 overs

20:01 hrs IST: FOURS! Dhwana ups the ante after a lull in the proceedings. He goes after Tahir. IND 85/1 in 19 overs

19:57 hrs IST: Dhawan mistimes a pull but the ball falls short of mid-wicket fielder. IND 76/1 in 18 overs 

19:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan sweeps Tahir to reach 35. IND 75/1 in 17 overs

19:45 hrs IST: DROPPED! Amla lets go Kohli at first slip. He goes for a drive and edges but Amla can’t hold to the tough chance. IND 70/1 in 16 overs 

19:39 hrs IST:FOUR! King Kohli shows his class! He taps the ball on the off-side against Morris and it races to boundary. IND 65/1 in 15 overs

19:37 hrs IST: SIX! Kohli finally breaks the shackles with straight six against Phehlukwayo. IND 58/1 in 14 overs

19:32 hrs IST: Morris comes into the attack. South Africa trying all their options today. Kohli doesn’t look too fluent though as he gets to the other end with a rickety pull. IND 50/1 in 13 overs

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19:29 hrs IST: South Africa’s fielding has been poor so far. In Phehlukwayo’s first over, Miller misfields and then another fielder can’t take a half chance. IND 47/1 in 12 overs

19:25 hrs IST: India are not taking any chance at all. They are not hitting the boundaries in regular interval but are yet cruising to the target. IND 41/1 in 11 overs

19:19 hrs IST: India gets a free-hit after Morkel’s no-ball. India get only two runs. IND 37/1 in 10 overs

19:16 hrs IST: FOURS! India finally break the shackles as Dhawan goes after Morkel in mid-off. He follows it with another four off an elegant cover drive. 

19:14 hrs IST: India take their first run in 15 balls as Kohli drives to cover fielder. IND 26/1 in 9 overs

19:11 hrs IST: India 24/1 in eight overs after Morkel and Rabada bowl successive maiden over. 

19:07 hrs IST: India seem to have slowed down a bit after Rohit's departure. It’s the right approach. The target is not high but any collapse would bring the doomsday on them.

19:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit falls. IND 23/1 in 5.3

18:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan is not letting anything stop him. Now he pulls Rabada for a four. IND 23/0 in 5 overs

18:55 hrs IST: SIX! Now Dhawan targets Morkel. The left-hander brilliantly flicks the fast bowler over square leg. IND 18/0 in 4 overs

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18:50 hrs IST: BATSMEN ON FIRE! Rohit goes after Rabada with a four and a six. IND 12/0 in 3 overs

18:46 hrs IST: Morne Morkel comes to bowl from the other end. And Dhawan is almost run out but Miller’s direct throw misses stumps. India 2/0 in 2 overs

18:42 hrs IST: A maiden over to start with! Rohit hasn’t looked too comfortable against Rabada. India 0/0 in 1 overs

18:41 hrs IST: The target is not big for India but Rohit and Dhawan needs to provide India strong base.

18:37 hrs IST: India’s chase about to start! Rohit and Shikhar are at the ground! 

18:20 hrs IST: It was a very disciplined performance from us. The team depends on me as I’m the new ball bowler to take early wickets. With no swing in this tournament, we were looking to bowl cross-seam to get assistance from the wicket. It’s a pretty good total to chase down. We’ve seen 300 to be a par-score on this ground. Bowling them out for 190 was good - Bhuvneshwar Kumar

18:16 hrs IST: India are yet to get beaten by South Africa in ICC Champions Trophy. They have a 3-0 head to head record.

18:12 hrs IST: India thus need 192 runs in 50 overs to get an entry into the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-finals. Task is only half-done now.

18:10 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Tahir gone as South Africa are all out for 191

18:03 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar misses a hat-trick. South Africa get some extra runs as Bhuvi’s short legth delivery goes down leg. SA 189/9 in 43 overs

18:01 hrs IST: Morkel gone! SA 184/9 in 42.3 Bhuvneshwar on a hat-trick now as Morne Morkel top-edges the short delivery and is caught by Kohli.

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17:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Rabada (5) gone! SA 184/8 in 42.2 He edges to Dhoni off Buvneshwar

17:55 hrs IST: Ashwin comes to bowl his ninth over. He has been a great influence. SA 184/7 in 42 overs 

17:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Rabada pulls Bumrah for a boundary. Can South Africa reach 200-run mark? SA 182/7 in 41 overs

17:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Phehlukwayo (4) out! Successful review by India

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17:40 hrs IST: FOUR! R Ashwin come to bowl after a long gap and gets treated with a boundary by No. 7 Phehlukwayo. SA 175/6 in 39 overs

17:37 hrs IST: Pandya completes his 10 overs. He has given away 52 runs, taking rthe wicket of Faf du Plessis. SA 169/6 in 38 overs

17:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Morris departs! SA - 167/6 (36.4 Ovs) Bumrah gets his first wicket as Morris goes for a wild swing and top edges to Bhuvneshwar at short mid-wicket.

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17:29 hrs IST: The last 10 overs will be shared by India’s two best death over bowlers - Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar. 

17:27 hrs IST: Pandya is bowling is ninth over. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar have five overs left each while Ashwin has three. SA 165/5 in 36 overs

17:20 hrs IST: Appeal for a run out against Morris. But replays show he was clearly inside the line. SA 162/5 in 35 overs

17:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Du Plessis (30) departs. SA 157/5 in 33.3 overs And Pandya strikes.

He bowls du Plessis out as the ball stays a bit low . Pandya breaks into a wild celebration.

17:13 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls a quick over yet again. If he can get one more wickets at this stage, India will be in total control 

17:10 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is bowling his overs out. Kohli wants to use him against the new batsmen. No success for the all-rounder so far though he was responsible for a brilliant run out. SA 152/4 in 32 overs

17:08 hrs IST: REVIEW! Duminy takes it after he is given LBW off Jadeja. But replays show that the ball touched his gloves. SA 148/4 in 31 overs 

17:03 hrs IST: South Africa 145/4 in 30 overs

17:01 hrs IST: South Africa committing a hara-kiri! David Miller (1) is run out!

16:55 hrs IST: WICKET! AB De Villiers (16) gone! SA 140/3 in 28.2 overs Run out! Hardik Pandya has a brilliant throw as Dhoni makes no mistake to run ABD out!

16:51 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls and economical over and gives away just one run. SA 132/1 in 27 overs

16:45 hrs IST: FOURS! First ABD cover-drives Pandya and then de Plessis follows his captain’s footsteps to hit a four in the fine-leg region. SA 131/2 in 26 overs

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16:42 hrs IST: AB De Villiers comes in to bat. 

16:39 hrs IST: De Kock (53) out! SA 116/2 Ravindra Jadeja gets his first wicket! De Kock misses the line of Jadeja’s delivery and is bowled.

16:38 hrs IST: SA’s run rate in the first 15 overs of the inns in this tournament - the lowest among all teams. 

16:35 hrs IST: Quinton De Kock gets to his 14th half-century. SA 116/1 in 24 overs

16:32 hrs IST: Jadeja comes to bowl in. He picked two wickets in the first match against Pakistan but was devoid of success in the second game against Sri Lanka.

16:28 hrs IST: South Africa reach 100-run mark in 21.2 overs as Pandya bowls a wide

16:25 hrs IST: De Kock is just 6 runs short of his 14th half-century. The young left-hander has batted with responsibility. SA 99/1 in 21 overs

16:20 hrs IST: FOUR! De Kock comes forward and directs the ball towards mid-wicket. Ashwin won’t like it much. SA 94/1 in 20 overs

16:17 hrs IST: India are using spinners from both ends now. Jadeja bowling the 19th over. He had a poor outing against Sri Lanka. has to get more sting to his bowling. He gives away seven runs. SA 84/1 in 19 overs

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16:14 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis comes to bat at No. 3. Meanwhile, De Kock has moved to 35 

16:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Amla (35) gone. SA 76/1 in 17.3 overs Ashwin draws the first blood as Amla edged to Dhoni. Ashwin ball skidded a bit as it took Amla’s edge. Dhoni makes no mistake

16:05 hrs IST: Ashwin comes to bowl. Amla and De Kock get to the line of his deliveries and drive him easily. The is good batting. SA 67/0 in 16 overs

16:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Amla is getting more fluent as the over progress. This time he flicks Pandya to fine leg. SA 62/0 in 15 overs

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15:56 hrs IST: DROPPED! Pandya fails to catch Amla on his on follow through. SA 50/0 in 13 overs

15:54 hrs IST: RUN OUT CHANCE! Kohli’s throw from mid-off misses the stumps. De Kock is safe.

15:50 hrs IST: India’s fielding needs to be tighter! De Kock pushes Ashwin towards short fine leg. The fielder dives but misses the ball completely as the Proteas get another boundary. SA 48/0 in 12 overs

15:44 hrs IST: Another bowling change! Pandya come into the attack

15:40 hrs IST: R Ashwin introduced in the 10th over

15:37 hrs IST: CLOSE! Bhuvneshwar sneks one through Amla bat and pads. The ball cut in sharply but the stumps are intact. SA 33/0 in 9 overs

15:33 hrs IST: Bumrah continues from the other end and relies on full length deliveries just outside off. Has worked in his favour so far

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15:29 hrs IST: That’s close! Bhuvneshwar’s length ball stays low as De Kock looks dazed. SA 28/0 in 7 overs

15:26 hrs IST: Now Amla joins the party! The right hander punches Bumrah’s short ball through cover point. The South African openers seem to have got over the initial jitters. SA 26/0 in 6 overs

15:23 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! De Kock flicks the ball to the leg side off Bhuvneshwar. India begun well but the South African openers are slowly getting into the rhythm. SA 21/0 in five overs

15:15 hrs IST: FOUR! First boundary of the match! De Kock straight drives Bumrah to the boundary. De Kock always has the knack of doing well against India. SA 16/0 in 4 overs 

15:10 hrs IST: RUN OUT CHANCE! A direct hit from Kohli would have sent Amla back to the pavilion. It misses. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar is struggling with his line as he gives \away another wide. SA 9/0 in 3 overs

15:06 hrs IST: Bumrah comes into the attack! He gives away just one run. Bumrah relies on the full length deliveries as Amla and De Kock play cautiously. SA 4/0 in 2 overs

15:04 hrs IST: Bhuvi starts with a wide but buckles up quickly. With Umesh not there he has to take the extra burden. SA 3/0 in 1 over

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15:00 hrs IST: And the action is bout to start! Bhuvi to bowl the first over!

14:56 hrs IST: The national anthems of both the sides are being played. It is now time for the game. Get ready for this roller-coaster ride.

14:47 hrs IST: Getting Ravichandran Ashwin in is a good call. But, dropping Umesh Yadav, your best pacer in the side? Very questionable move but it could prove to be a master-stroke from Kohli.

14:41 hrs IST: AB de Villiers is not perturbed that South Africa are batting first. He says that the team achieved success in setting a target against Sri Lanka while Virat Kohli has said that he wants to continue the trend of chasing well.

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Here are the playing XIs of both the teams. 

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

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