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."
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."
Vishal: "Kohli is in the top 7 in terms of most runs - and they say that he is out of form..."
Shahab khan: "Currently all four asian teams are alive. one will go home tomorrow. but still three out of four asians in semifinalist, great acheivement"
So, India are not the only ones cruising to victory at the moment. Rafael Nadal has just crushed Stanislas Wawrinka on the way to a staggering 10th French Open title, breaking several records in the process."
soumith potturi: "Disagree with you, people who watched it could easily say it was also going down the leg, let alone pitching outside leg. And he did review when it looked close. You need to not use it for the sake of using it."
Sarthak Baral: "And this is why Virat is the best chaser in the world, started off very shaky but he rode that period and now he's close to seeing his team home, great batting."
Simba: "SA chokes again in a major tournament. Its a pity they just could not play their natural game....."
Dipanjan Mitra: "Can't imagine the difference between the 2 present batsmen at the crease, Yuvraj and Kohli, in terms of ODI runs is just 700. and the latter has played 117 games less. "