ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Group B

India v South Africa

India won by 26 runs

1.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, starts with a wide angle across the right-hander, left alone

1.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, takes a big step out and lets it go on the angle once more

1.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 run, an edge, but Rohit has played this very softly, holding bat close to the body, that is why it falls far short of the cordon, they run for the single, and a direct hit would have had Dhawan out by at least a couple of feet

1.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, he presses forward to a good length ball outside off and pushes it with an angled bat, but point dives to deny him

1.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 3 runs, there is only midwicket, no mid on, and Dhawan eases into a soft push through that vacant space, closing the face of the bat late

1.6

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit comes forward in that, lazy, languid, elegant, call it what you want, fashion, and is hit on the pad, but there seemed to be an inside edge as well

India 5/0   LL Tsotsobe 1-0-4-0

3.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 wide, length ball sent down the leg side, a question more than an appeal for caught behind turned down

3.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, neat, comes forward and across to push this good length ball solidly to cover

3.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, just back of a length, Rohit drops it onto the pitch and trots out, but there is no run there, bowler is around to send him back

3.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, wanted to punch through covers but the line was too close for him to get any timing on it

3.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 wide, sprays it way down the leg side now, some inward movement too, not of any help

3.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, another shout for leg before from Tsotsobe, that looked close, seemed to pitch in line, could have been the height, well, well, what do i know, replays show that pitching clearly outside leg

3.5

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, FOUR, and then he spots the line very early, it is just outside off, the front foot comes out confidently, and the connection, even if just a push, is too much for mid off, who chases it

3.6

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, tries to drive now, front foot coming out neatly again, but cannot time it, cover fields

India 13/0   LL Tsotsobe 2-0-10-0

5.1

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, SIX, hello, Rohit's decided to have a go, this is quite wide and he's smashed it over the infield, and it's carried all the way over the deep cover rope

5.2

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, shortens the length, tightens the line, Rohit tries to turn it to third man, can't time it, and slip cuts it off

5.3

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, no run, lunges forward outside off to defend, it pops up low in the air for a short while

5.4

Tsotsobe to RG Sharma, 1 run, makes room now, and gets the single to third man from middle and leg

5.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, right on off stump from a good length, pushed back to mid off

5.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan gets going now, skips down the track and places it through extra cover

India 26/0   LL Tsotsobe 3-0-21-0

23.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run, gets on top of a short of a length ball and makes room to cut it in the air to third man

23.2

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run, length ball, angled across, harmless, defended

23.3

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, moves forward and drives out to sweeper cover

23.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, that is smartly played, Dhawan was cramped with a shortish ball on off stump, but he arched back quickly and lapped it over the keeper

23.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, some width but Dhawan has cracked this straight to point

23.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, SIX, Tsotsobe is being taken apart, Dhawan dances out and hammers a length ball high and straight

India 146/1   LL Tsotsobe 4-0-33-0

25.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, too wide, bowler escaped as sweeper cover got around to a powerful cut, but a fumble allowed two

25.2

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run

25.3

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 2 runs, worked off the pad in front of square leg, and they are too quick to be denied the second as the man from the deep runs in

25.4

Tsotsobe to Kohli, no run

25.5

Tsotsobe to Kohli, 1 run, knocks a length ball softly in front of mid off, and they zip across for one more

25.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, FOUR, short on off, and Dhawan pulls again, this time he has no reason to worry about the deep fielder, it flies in the gap to vacant deep midwicket

India 164/1   LL Tsotsobe 5-0-43-0

34.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run

34.2

Tsotsobe to Kohli, OUT, India lose a wicket before the powerplay, the shot was on, and Kohli pulled the short ball, but he didn't time it and picked out Amla at the edge of the deep midwicket rope

V Kohli c Amla b Tsotsobe 31 (46m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.60

34.3

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run

34.4

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, can't time the cut, off the toe end to point, whose throw misses and they get one more

34.5

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, no run, Skips out and drives now, but extra cover dives and stops it

34.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 1 run, very short outside off, Dhawan ramps it high, suddenly they are mistiming everything, this falls well short of the boundary, and third man gets to it

India 213/2   LL Tsotsobe 6-0-47-1

36.1

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 3 runs, lifts this pitched up delivery high over midwicket, fielder runs around to it eventually as it slows down

36.2

Tsotsobe to Karthik, no run

36.3

Tsotsobe to Karthik, no run

36.4

Tsotsobe to Karthik, no run, dabs this to gully who prevents the single

36.5

Tsotsobe to Karthik, 1 run, pulls this violently out to deep square

36.6

Tsotsobe to Dhawan, 2 runs, places this push wide of extra cover and the sweeper

India 220/2   LL Tsotsobe 7-0-53-1

38.1

Tsotsobe to Dhoni, no run, left alone outside off

38.2

Tsotsobe to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni takes off early, pitched up outside off and he slaughters it over deep midwicket

38.3

Tsotsobe to Dhoni, 1 run, that surprised him, bounced extra from a length, popped up on the off side off the glove

38.4

Tsotsobe to Karthik, 2 runs, flicked to the left of Amla at deep midwicket and they take the second

38.5

Tsotsobe to Karthik, no run, bends the knee and gets out of the way of a short ball on the stumps

38.6

Tsotsobe to Karthik, FOUR, is hurried into the pull, but gets four nevertheless as it runs behi

India 239/3   LL Tsotsobe 8-0-64-1

46.1

Tsotsobe to Dhoni, no run, full on the stumps, Dhoni was setting himself up but pushed it back in the end

46.2

Tsotsobe to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni's cracked this length delivery straight to long on, South Africa strike again

MS Dhoni c du Plessis b Tsotsobe 27 (42m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.84

46.3

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, no run, full on the stumps again, pushed to the bowler

46.4

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, FOUR, shot, overpitched on off and Jadeja's crunched a drive past extra cover

46.5

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, overpitched once more, hits it in the air to cover

46.6

Tsotsobe to Ashwin, 1 run, short and slow, nudged behind square

India 297/6   LL Tsotsobe 9-0-70-2

48.1

Tsotsobe to Ashwin, 1 run, goes across outside off and dabs it to third man to get Jadeja on strike

48.2

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, SIX, here comes Warnie's rockstar, charges out and and hammers it high and straight over the boundary, 83 metres that went

48.3

Tsotsobe to Jadeja, 1 run, high full toss hit down to long off

48.4

Tsotsobe to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin's shuffled across a mile and got some bat on this wide one on leg stump, past the keeper

48.5

Tsotsobe to Ashwin, no run, very full just outside off, Ashwin backing away outside leg and missing it

48.6

Tsotsobe to Ashwin, 1 run, takes it on the full and mishits to the bowler, who misses at the non-striker's end

India 321/6   LL Tsotsobe 10-0-83-2
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Jun 6, 2013

Virat Kohli is hit by a short ball, India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 6, 2013

Virat Kohli is hit by a short ball

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Jun 6, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja appeals for a wicket, India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff, June 6, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja appeals for a wicket

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