A seven-wicket win over West Indies, who end their tournament without a win. They came here a depleted side and have done well in patches. Their defence of a small total against Pakistan was promising until Umar Akmal and Afridi finished it off. Then against Australia they had them seven down before Johnson went berserk. Here they just failed to bat well. Remains to be seen what happens when they go home, regarding the contracts saga. Their fast bowlers have really impressed in South Africa.
As for India, well they played poorly against Pakistan and were denied a chance to press on when it rained in the Australia match. Things did not look good for them when rain struck. They came here needing to win handsomely and for Pakistan to beat Australia but that happened and shortly into India's chase it was confirmed that they were out. Countless fans are disappointed, no doubt. It must be noted that India were without some key players, but I don't know how much consolation that will be for passionate Indian fans.
Reifer: "We didn't get a lot of runs. Teams lose a lot of wickets in the first 15-20 overs and that dictates things. Our batting has been inexperienced and we have to work on that. We bowled and fielded well. Tonge and Miller were very good. We have a lot of positives to take back home. As we go far from here the guys have to look at their game."
Dhoni: "I just played three balls in the Champions Trophy. We could have won the first game but didn't. To get into the groove is important; you can practice hard and all but you have to get into the mood in the games. PK started brilliantly and Ashish has been the pick of our bowlers. Bhajji and Mishra did well. We came back well against Australia and again I am pleased with the bowlers. It was swinging a bit so I thought why not give myself a bowl? Next is the Australia series, so be prepared for it."
Kohli is Man of the Match: "I am hitting the ball well for the past few months and I was confident of going out and scoring runs. If you score good runs at a good level it gives you confidence and urges you to do well in the future. I have learned to become more patient at the crease and its paying off. It was a good track but it was doing a bit, Roach was bowling quick. It was tough work but I enjoyed it out there."
That is it from the presentation ceremony and that is it from all of us at Cricinfo. Thanks for joining us again. The first semi-final is on October 2 between Australia and England. Do come back and see us then. Bye for now!
Gopal: "passing a comment is the easiest job done.i don't think any team will be chastised just for the sake of one loss.hope sanity prevails over enthusiastic fans."
Scores are tied ...
Chandu: "Come on guys, enough of the criticism. Our team is doing good for quite sometime now. The current Test Team does'nt look to loose at-all. And slowly we will pick in ODI's. We are sitting on Rank 1 or 2 not for no reason."
Good effort from Kohli. He took his time before opening up. India need eight more.
Dheeraj: "I think the criticism is unfair. We are crashing out after having lost just one match. You can't call the Australia match because as we have seen throughout the tournament, matches have had their shares of twists and turns. As for the ads, why would any sane person turn down the offer to earn money in an otherwise fickle employment system where you could be kicked out for one bad performance. Remember, it is us viewers who idolize these players therefore paving the foundations for these ads."