India Vs South Africa: In the pre tournament Article,”Building up of Champion”, it was mentioned that South Africa needn’t fight opposition, it has to fight itself and quite indeed. India didn’t defeat Africa, they defeated themselves. Chokers huh ! The snapshot review of the match:
- Winning toss and Putting Africa into bat, the decision by Kohli came into doubt when Proteas posted 75-0 in 15 overs. lack of another pacer was quite evident but then the newest addition, Ashwin picked Amla.
- After that the lone survivor De Kock also fell for 53. After that the run outs of Devilliers and Miller broke the aspirations of Africa and they lost rest 8 wickets for 51 posting a feeble 191. The Indian feilding was worth mentioning and it kept building on pressure.
Bumrah (MOM) 8-0-28-2 and Bhuvi 7.3-0-23-2 while every other bowlers took wicket a piece. Three run outs will definitely pose questions on African’s ability to run between Wickets.
Indian bowlers had done their job, it was time for Batsman and they didn’t disappoint. Dhawan (78) and Kohli(76) made sure there was no late resurgence from Africa. Dhawan has now 6 50+ scores in 8 innings. Joint Indian highest. He has also broken Sachin’s record of fastest 1000 runs in CT.
The win has knocked out Africa out while in all probability, has set up an Indian clash with Bangladesh in Semis. With this win, India continued its dominance over South Africa in Champions Trophy winning all 4 games. For make the equations different, the winning team of today (Pakistan Vs Srilanka), has to win by 270+ runs.
Ind : 193/2(38)
India won by 8 wickets.
Pic courtesy: ICC world