INDIA WON BY 8 WICKETS
India won the toss and chose to field first.
Team India had a change in their Playing XI’s, Umesh Yadav had been replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin whereas South Africa also had change, they replaced Andile Phehlukwayo in the place of Wayne Parnell
Speaking about the performance of India against Sri Lanka, they had lots of misfields in that match. But today the team was well prepared for today’s match.
South Africa had a good start, both the openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock had a good partnership until the sixth over.
R Ashwin took first wicket of Hashim Amla whereas De Kock continued him until he made his half century.
Openers of the team had gave them a good start but the middle order misunderstandings between the players was the cause of their loss.
Indian ballers had showed wonderful balling efforts, especially Jasprit Bumrah who gave 28 runs and took 2 wickets.
Indian players had not took any chance to misfield because this match was like a quarter final match. For both the teams it was a do or die match. As the captain Virat Kohli said in the post-match (IND vs SA) presentation that they need to work on their fielding, today they showed it on the field.
AB De Villiers and David Miller both were run out that is due to the misunderstanding with their team mate Du Plessis.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stumping is always class, his stumping helped team to beat down the top ranking player Ab De Villiers.
South African team ended up their innings with 191 runs.
South Africa gave target of 192 runs in 50 overs.
Indian openers Sikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma had a partnership till five overs with 23 runs. Then the captain came onto the pitch and took over the charge.
Sikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli had a partnership of 100 runs, both the players made to their half century. Sikhar Dhawan made 78 run and was out.
Yuvraj Singh accompanied Virat Kohli for the run chase.
Yuvraj Singh ended up the match with a SIX.
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