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India crush South Africa, Virat Kohli’s men enter ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final - Highlights

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan shared a 128-run stand as India reached South Africa’s 192-run target in 38 overs. Earlier, Indian bowlers restricted South Africa to 191 in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match. Get highlights of India vs South Africa here

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 11, 2017 21:48 IST
Abhishek Paul
Virat Kohli -led India crushed South Africa by eight wickets in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match. Get highlights of India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match here
Virat Kohli -led India crushed South Africa by eight wickets in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match. Get highlights of India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match here(AP)

India rode on Virat Kohli (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan’s (78) 128-run stand to defeat South Africa by eight wickets to seal ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final berth. Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah picked two wickets each as India dismissed South Africa for 191 in a must-win Group B game . After opting to field, India were left frustrated by the resilience of Quinton De Kock (53) and Hashim Amla (35). However, they suffered a couple of run outs to be reduced from 140/3 to 191 all out in less than 20 overs. India is likely to face Bangladesh in the last four clash. Get highlights of India vs South Africa here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

21:44 hrs IST: It’s not an ideal way to finish the tournament. Very disappointing. Credit to them in those first 15-20 overs in the field. They had great intensity, they didn’t miss the mark very often - AB de Villiers

21:40 hrs IST: It was a good toss to win. The wicket didn’t change much. Our bowlers bowled really well. Always good to get him (AB) out early. He can really hurt you in the middle overs - Virat Kohli

21:34 hrs IST: It was an important game for us. We were looking forward to the game. We wanted to be calm and wanted to execute our plans in this game, so it worked out for us. I was happy to bowl with the new ball. We contained well at the start. The ball wasn’t swinging, so we wanted to stick to a tight line, not give them room - Jasprit Bumrah

21:30 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah has been declared the Man of the Match for figures of 2/28.

21:25 hrs IST: This has been great performance from Indian batsmen and bowlers alike. They raised their game when needed the most.

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

21:18 hrs IST: Kohli has today shown the responsibility worthy of a captain. IND 183/2 in 37 overs

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

Shikhar Dhawan (R) and India captain Virat Kohli shared a 128-run stand for the second wicket. (AFP)

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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! Dhawan moves to his seventies with couple of fours. He seems to be in a hurry. IND 142/1 in 28 overs

20:34 hrs IST: Kohli completes his 41st half-century with a single off Morris.

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! Dhawan ups the ante after a lull in the proceedings. He goes after Tahir. First he punishes the spinner for a bad short ball and then goes for a cover drive. 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

19:49 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Vijay Mallya booed with ‘chor, chor’ chants at India vs South Africa game - watch video

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

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

The opener goes for a wild heave and edges to Morkel. He is caught by wicketkeeper de Kock.

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

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. But then he struggles against Mohammad Amir too in the first match but then went on to score 91. India 0/0 in 1 over

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! Kagiso Rabada will bowl the first over.

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.

17:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Rabada (5) gone! SA 184/8 in 42.2

He edges to Dhoni off Bhuvneshwar.

17:55 hrs IST: Ashwin comes to bowl his ninth over. He has been a great influence. He not only broke the opening stand of De Kock and Amla but also . SA 184/7 in 42 overs

Jasprit Bumrah appeals successfully for the wicket of South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo . (AFP)

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! Bumrah gets his second wicket as he traps Phehlukwayo in front of the wicket. He was given out but India went for review, a successful one.

17:44 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar back into the attack. He gives away three runs. SA 178/6 in 40 overs

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.

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. SA 156/4 in 33 overs

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! There is confusion in the middle as both Faf and Miller run towards the same direction. Faf has a bigger dive and gets saved.

16:55 hrs IST: WICKET! AB De Villiers (16) gone! SA 140/3 in 28.2 overs

Run out! Hardik Pandya makes a brilliant throw as Dhoni makes no mistake to run an indecisive 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

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. SA 104/1 in 22 overs

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

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

South Africa's Hashim Amla in action during India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match. (REUTERS)

15:53 hrs IST: SIX! The first maximum of the match. Amla flicks Pandya over square leg. It was his first boundary in 25 balls.

15:56 hrs IST: DROPPED! Pandya fails to catch Amla on his own 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. Amla and De Kock is in no hurry. They rely on the ones and twos to keep the scorecard moving. They have got the base to build a big score! SA 41/0 in 11 overs

15:40 hrs IST: R Ashwin introduced in the 10th over. He gives away a wide but bowls the other deliveries decently. SA 35/0 in 10 overs

15:37 hrs IST: CLOSE! Bhuvneshwar sneaks 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. SA 30/0 in 8 overs

15:29 hrs IST: That’s close! Bhuvneshwar’s length ball stays low as De Kock looks dazed. And the medium pacer beats De Kock yet again with a length ball. 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

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.

14:39 hrs IST: 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

14:34 hrs IST: India win the toss and they bowl in the game against South Africa. Ravichandran Ashwin in for Umesh Yadav while Andile Phehlukwayo replaces Wayne Parnell in the South African team.

14:25 hrs IST: India have lost both the tosses in the Champions Trophy 2017 and they have had mixed results. However, looking at this pitch and the situation, teams winning the toss might opt to chase rather than defend.

14:20 hrs IST: With the weather deciding to be generous, one can expect the clash to go ahead smoothly. The winner of the India vs South Africa will take on Bangladesh in the semi-final.

14:16 hrs IST: South Africa will have to improve their batting and it will have to be led by AB de Villiers, who has managed just four runs in two matches so far.

14:07 hrs IST: The current mood at The Oval is a festive one. Here is a glimpse of the action before the start of the India vs South Africa match

Fans gear up for the game between India and South Africa at The Oval. (Hindustan Times)

13:58 hrs IST: India are facing a rare must-win situation in an ICC event. One has to rewind back to 2016 and 2012 but they were Twenty20s. If one has to think about an ODI event, it has to be the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

13:50 hrs IST: The situation currently in London is bright and sunny. However, earlier in the morning, it was a totally different picture. Check it out.

13:48 hrs IST: South Africa will have to encounter two bogeys. The ICC knock-out bogey and the jinx against India. In three matches that they have played in the ICC Champions Trophy, they have never defeated them. The losses in 2000 and 2002 in particular proved to be fatal.

13:42 hrs IST: There is a strong possibility that Ravichandran Ashwin might come into the side. There were calls from several analysts regarding Ashwin’s absence in the first two matches.

13:37 hrs IST: The India vs South Africa clash has plenty of stars. From AB de Villiers to Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma to Imran Tahir, here are the five key player clashes for this match.

13:33 hrs IST: London awoke to a cloudy morning. India and South Africa, especially the Proteas will be hoping that rain stays away from this contest. According to the Met office, conditions in London are expected to be cloudy with no rain expected.

13:06 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the game between India vs South Africa at The Oval. This is a crunch game between both teams. It is winner takes it all. The loser goes out.

South Africa once again face a situation where it is boom or bust for them in an ICC event. A win for AB de Villiers’ side will see them enter the semi-final while a loss will result in their elimination. The task will not be easy against India, against whom they have lost all their three matches in this tournament. India, on the other hand, suffered a rude jolt against Sri Lanka and they will be determined to slip-up in this crucial loss as Virat Kohli’s team aim to seal a spot in the semi-final.

Key players

For India, the top order has been in fine form. Shikhar Dhawan slammed a hundred against Sri Lanka while Rohit Sharma got going with fifties. However, Virat Kohli holds the key to the batting and his contribution could change the entire dynamics of the Indian batting. Backed up by MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’s prowess towards the end, India would be hoping their bowling holds through.

South Africa’s fortunes hinge on the success of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. The skipper, in particular, has managed just four runs in two games and will be eager to deliver the knock-out blow to India in this crucial match.

Quotes

There is no doubt about his ability. He has achieved tremendous things for India and he might like to use this occasion as extra motivation - India skipper Virat Kohli on Yuvraj Singh

I think my captaincy is pretty good. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every second out there - South Africa skipper AB de Villiers reacting on his captaincy