Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

984dFirdose Moonda

Polly's puns and Hyde Park's charms

Our correspondent finds her favourite place in London, enjoys the company of the South African contingent - and has a brush with tragedy

987dNagraj Gollapudi

India quicks follow Kumble's lines

They came to England and were quite surprised by the lack of swing and seam. But to their credit, they have adjusted well enough to be in the semi-finals

989dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

What did an India captain say to a South Africa one?

India's victorious captain sits down with his IPL buddy and rival captain AB de Villiers to assuage the latter's disappointment after coming up short in yet another ICC tournament. Or so we think

990dESPNcricinfo staff

Three crucial AB-Faf mix-ups

They're best mates, but on three occasions AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have been involved in run-outs in big games

989dESPNcricinfo staff

Big game, big brain fade

Which of these moments of madness from South Africa in a crunch match of a global tournament is the worst?

989dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

De Villiers' run-out my fault - du Plessis

Faf du Plessis was involved in two run-outs against India, first involving AB de Villiers and then David Miller, before he fell for 36 against India at The Oval

990dFirdose Moonda in London

'De Villiers the most committed cricketer' - Kohli

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are both men of similar talent, leading high-profile teams in similar positions. Both had words of praise for each other ahead of their must-win face-off

990dFirdose Moonda at The Oval

De Villiers backs his captaincy skills

AB de Villiers has denied that his leadership role may be on the line if South Africa fail to progress out of the first round of the Champions Trophy

Preview

India's superior record

3-0

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

74.11

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

3.97

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

20.50

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

AB's lowest

6.66

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

Impact fielding

6

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

51/8

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

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798