ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Match, Group B: India v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 6, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 1st match, Group B
India won by 26 runs
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
6 June 2013 (50-over match)

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

India 13/0   RG Sharma 6* (13b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 1.5-0-10-0

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

India 26/0   S Dhawan 10* (16b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 3-0-21-0

Morkel to RG Sharma, FOUR, nice, this shortish ball got big on Rohit, around chest height, coming in with the angle, he had time to move across, swivel and pull it into the ground, to the deep square leg rope

India 30/0   RG Sharma 17* (23b 2x4 1x6)   M Morkel 3.3-0-8-0

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit is not doing badly at all, another short one, not much bite, and he pulls it high over square leg off the front foot

India 35/0   RG Sharma 21* (27b 3x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 0.2-0-5-0

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, that teases McLaren all the way to the deep extra cover rope, overpitched this time and he eases it into the gap, all that elegance producing some runs for a change

India 39/0   RG Sharma 25* (29b 4x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 0.4-0-9-0

McLaren to Dhawan, FOUR, uh oh, length down the leg side to start off, Dhawan flicks it miles wide of the man at short fine

India 43/0   S Dhawan 15* (18b 2x4)   R McLaren 0.1-0-4-0

McLaren to RG Sharma, FOUR, another short ball and another pull, Rohit finding the deep backward square boundary this time

India 58/0   RG Sharma 31* (38b 5x4 1x6)   R McLaren 1.2-0-12-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, short yet again, and Dhawan uses the angle to pull off his pads behind square leg

India 64/0   S Dhawan 25* (26b 3x4)   RK Kleinveldt 2.3-0-20-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, that was a chance, the zillionth short ball, Dhawan hooks, times it alright, no danger of this falling short, but Morkel is too far in at fine leg, and this flies over him

India 77/0   S Dhawan 31* (30b 4x4)   RK Kleinveldt 3.2-0-28-0

Kleinveldt to RG Sharma, FOUR, almost as if he waiting for this rather lifeless short ball, Rohit cranks up and bursts into a powerful pull that races to the deep midwicket rope

India 82/0   RG Sharma 43* (53b 6x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 4-0-33-0

Peterson to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan steps out first ball of the over, takes it on the full, beats extra cover's dive and there is too much for the sweeper to do

India 86/0   S Dhawan 36* (33b 5x4)   RJ Peterson 1.1-0-9-0

Peterson to Dhawan, FOUR, he's coming out again, and putting it away past mid off's dive now, had to reach out to get to the pitch, and did

India 90/0   S Dhawan 40* (34b 6x4)   RJ Peterson 1.2-0-13-0

Morkel to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit pulls, from outside off, and picks up four more to the deep midwicket boundary, say all you want about Indian batsmen struggling against the short ball, but don't include this man in that list

India 115/0   RG Sharma 58* (70b 7x4 1x6)   M Morkel 4.4-0-14-0

McLaren to RG Sharma, FOUR

India 120/0   RG Sharma 62* (74b 8x4 1x6)   R McLaren 4.3-0-27-0

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

India 140/1   S Dhawan 63* (55b 7x4)   LL Tsotsobe 3.4-0-27-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, and again Dhawan gets away with the deep fielder standing a long way in, pulls in the air and over deep square leg, who tries getting back, but in vain

India 153/1   S Dhawan 74* (59b 8x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 4.4-0-40-0

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   S Dhawan 82* (63b 9x4 1x6)   LL Tsotsobe 5-0-43-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, pace continues to leak runs for South Africa, full on the pads and Dhawan flicks this to the deep backward square leg boundary

India 178/1   S Dhawan 89* (71b 10x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 6.2-0-50-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, why charge out and heave when you can do this, Dhawan flashes a silken cut past backward point next ball

India 190/1   S Dhawan 98* (79b 11x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 7.5-0-58-0

Kleinveldt to Dhawan, FOUR, short ball, waist height, Dhawan swats it without fuss to the deep square leg boundary, takes his helmet off and raises his arms, what a year he's having

India 194/1   S Dhawan 102* (80b 12x4 1x6)   RK Kleinveldt 8-0-62-0

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, starts with a wide ball and Kohli reaches out to flash a drive to the deep extra cover rope

India 203/1   V Kohli 26* (37b 1x4)   M Morkel 6.1-0-21-0

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, intentional this, opens the face very late to a short of a length ball and runs it past the keeper

India 207/1   V Kohli 30* (38b 2x4)   M Morkel 6.2-0-25-0

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

India 232/3   MS Dhoni 5* (5b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 7.2-0-57-1

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

India 239/3   KD Karthik 14* (14b 1x4 1x6)   LL Tsotsobe 8-0-64-1

McLaren to Dhoni, FOUR

India 258/4   MS Dhoni 14* (13b 2x4)   R McLaren 7.1-0-47-2

Duminy to Dhoni, FOUR

India 264/5   MS Dhoni 19* (16b 3x4)   JP Duminy 8.1-0-34-1

Kleinveldt to Jadeja, FOUR

India 272/5   RA Jadeja 4* (6b 1x4)   RK Kleinveldt 8.2-0-67-0

Kleinveldt to Jadeja, FOUR

India 278/5   RA Jadeja 10* (9b 2x4)   RK Kleinveldt 8.5-0-73-0

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

India 295/6   RA Jadeja 21* (19b 3x4)   LL Tsotsobe 8.4-0-68-2

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, width and Jadeja's flashed it over point

India 304/6   RA Jadeja 27* (22b 4x4)   R McLaren 8.4-0-56-3

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, neat, just outside off stump and he's steered it past short third man

India 308/6   RA Jadeja 31* (24b 5x4)   R McLaren 9-0-60-3

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

India 320/6   R Ashwin 8* (5b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 9.4-0-82-2

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja makes sure Ashwin's sacrifice is not in vain, picks this length ball on off and middle and carts it over extra cover

India 327/7   RA Jadeja 43* (28b 6x4 1x6)   R McLaren 9.5-0-66-3

McLaren to Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja finishes on a high, short ball into the body, but he arches back and dabs it over the keeper, it almost goes over the boundary, one bounce in the end

India 331/7   RA Jadeja 47* (29b 7x4 1x6)   R McLaren 10-0-70-3





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