Player of the Match
Player of the Match

38 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 193/2 | RR: 5.07

  • Yuvraj Singh23 (25b)
  • Virat Kohli76 (101b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy3-0-17-0
  • Imran Tahir6-0-37-1

6.50pm A resounding performance from India put SA out of their misery. SA were so under-par for the majority of the day that they didn't deserve to be in the official knockouts. Virat Kohli was at it again, the chasing master. Saw off a testing opening spell and then just did Virat Kohli, taking India through. Shikhar Dhawan was terrific. Cliched yes, but this was a complete India performance from the start, keeping the SA openers on a tight leash and it resulted in tight singles that shouldn't have been. Thereon, there was just one winner. India will play Bangladesh in one semi final, a repeat of the 2015 World Cup quarter-final. And South Africa may go home for a bit before returning to England for the Tests.

Virat Kohli: "A good toss to win, the wicket didn't change too much. A decent wicket to bat on. The fielkders backed our bowlers. The opportunity comes your way, you have to grab it. Always good to get him out early, he can always hurt you (AB de Villiers). We wanted to step up that intensity. Important for someone to bat till the end, but Shikhar's intent was outstanding. This is probably our best game we played so far. We played in Birmingham, we like that pitch, suits our game. No looking back. Always room for improvement, always small point you can improve on, can't rest on your laurels.

AB de Villiers: Not an ideal way to finish. Credit to them in those first 15-20 overs, put the pressure on us, we normally don't bat that way. We never got going, very sad obviously, We were hoping to play a better game of cricket. Came unstuck against a better team. Couldn't it get away. A lot of soft dismissals."

Jaspirit Bumrah is the Man of the Match: "An important game for us. We wanted to be calm and execute our plans. I'm happy with any role given to me. As long as you're contributing, it's good. The ball doesn't swing too much, so stick to the basic,s bowl a hard length, don't give room. A good toss to win, chasing has been relatively easier."

Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, finished with a six, and India seal their semi-final spot. Drops short on middle and leg, Yuvraj goes back and says thanks with a swat over midwicket. South Africa knocked out of yet another global event
Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 93 kph, on the pads, misses a flick does Yuvraj. Struck on the pad

Vikas Vadgama: "@Dipanjan, you just can't compare runs, Yuvraj batted most of his career at 5 or 6 whereas Kohli at 3 or 4. Obviously, Kohli had more time to settle down and score runs."

Duminy to Kohli, 1 run, a yorker on leg, 92 kph. Kohli wanted to sweep but is so full, so he improvises a flick to deep midwicket
Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket

Vishal: "Kohli is in the top 7 in terms of most runs - and they say that he is out of form..."

Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, sliced through point for two. Tossed up outside off, skewed away in his search for a drive

India's superior record


India's win-loss stats against South Africa in Champions Trophy - in 2000, 2002 and 2013. Also India have beaten SA in the last 4 meetings in ICC tournaments.

De kock's favourites


Quninton de Kock's average against India in ODIs, before today, the best for any batsman with 500+ runs. He has made 5 100s in 9 inns.

Slow beginners


SA's run rate in the first 15 overs of the inns in this tournament - the lowest among all teams. Their scores after 15 overs in the 3 games have been 55, 62, 62.

Spin trouble


Amla's average against spinners in this tournament whereas against the fast bowlers he averages 113.

AB's lowest


AB de Villiers' average in this series - the lowest in any ODI series/tournament playing 3 or more innings.

Impact fielding


No. of run-outs effected by India in this tournament - the most by any team. No other team has effected more than two run-outs.

Lost in middle


Runs for which South Africa lost their last 8 wickets. They were 140 for 2 in the 29th over.

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