Ravichandran Ashwin, the spin leader of India finally got a game after sitting in the sidelines for the last two games. India are taking on South Africa today in what is a virtual quarter final. India lost to Sri Lanka despite getting a score in excess of 300. Hence, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field. The record says that India have lost their last seven games chasing against this very opposition. South Africa got off to a sedate start with Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock playing risk-free cricket. The Indian bowlers kept it tight and finally Hashim Amla was losing patience knowing he has to play the big shot. India had variation in their line-up as Ashwin and Jadeja both were bowling in tandem.
The score was 76 for no loss, both the batsman were on 35 a piece when Ashwin was bowling. It was surprising to see Ashwin build pressure on him. It was the 18th over, the ball was at the fourth stump, a tad bit short and Hashim Amla was sucked into playing a cut shot, the ball was there for the shot but he did not manage to get into the right spot while playing the shot, he lost shape and edged it into the gloves of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India had finally got the breakthrough they were looking for, South Africa had lost their first wicket and the innroads were made.
— Jaanvi _ (@ThatCricketGirl) June 11, 2017
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As we speak, mayhem has occurred South Africa have lost two wickets to runouts. They are 142 for 4. AB de Villiers and David Miller have run themselves out.