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
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."
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."
a yorker on leg, 92 kph. Kohli wanted to sweep but is so full, so he improvises a flick to deep midwicket
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..."
sliced through point for two. Tossed up outside off, skewed away in his search for a drive
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"
tossed up outside off, driven to cover
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."
a googly outside off, Yuvraj goes back and guides a cut to the sweeper cover
gets forward and defends
shortish and wide, sliced to the sweeper cover
picks length early. He has been the best player of Tahir I've seen. Drops short on middle, it still skids on but Kohli goes back and swats a pull through midwicket. Wow
worked towards square leg
flat outside off, spins back in. Pushed away towards cover
slower on off, played towards square leg
flat on off, inside-edged towards third man. Takes a run
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."
quick and straight, full, no turn. Smothered back
fuller on leg, kept out by Yuvraj
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."
quick and straight, flicked to deep midwicket. Another run
Simba: "SA chokes again in a major tournament. Its a pity they just could not play their natural game....."
flat outside off, pushed to the sweeper cover from the back foot
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. "
slower, straight, guided down to third man.
overpitched outside off, pushed up to long-off