India beat South Africa in a match which was considered to be a do-or-die battle. The Proteas batting lineup could not live upto the expectations as they misjudged the wicket. Only Quinton de Kock could score a half-century. Batsmen got off to starts but could not convert them into big scores. Apart from soft dismissals to bowlers, South African batsmen were horrible between the wickets as they lost three wickets in that fashion owing to miscommunication between players.

That was followed by India’s clinical performance with the bat. Even after Rohit Sharm’s wicket early on in the innings, they did not panic. Shikhar Dhawan continued his outstanding run in the tournament as he scored yet another half-century. After Dhawan’s wicket, Kohli made sure he takes his side home with 8 wickets to spare.

Man of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah

21:20 IST India are through to the semi-finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as they beat South Africa quite comprehensively by 8 wickets with 12 overs to spare!

21:19 IST Duminy to Yuvraj, he defends the first ball. HThe next ball spun a bit away from Yuvraj, another dot ball. He flicks the next ball for a single towards backward square leg. Kohli works the ball towards midwicket, takes a single. Just 5 runs needed to win now. A dot ball to follow as Yuvraj gets down the ground. Meanwhile, the crowd chants, “we want six!”. SIX! Yuvraj answers to the chants, hits that one over the midwicket boundary for a maximum. IND 193/2 in 38 overs.

21:16 IST Tahir continues, Yuvraj on strike, he takes a single after playing a dot ball. FOUR! Kohli finds the gap, hits it towards deep midwicket, another boundary for him, he moves to 74. He takes a single off the next. Yuvraj takes a single off the last ball of the over. IND 183/2 in 37 overs.

21:13 IST Duminy continues, Yuvraj on strike, he takes a single towards sweeper cover. Kohli works the ball towards midwicket, takes a single. Yuvraj inside edges the next ball, a dot one. A darted in delivery from Duminy, a single taken by Yuvraj as he just defended it on the back foot. Kohli mistimes the flick, a dot ball to end the ball. IND 176/2 in 36 overs.

21:10 IST Tahir continues, Yuvraj takes a single off the first ball, gets Kohli on strike. FOUR! Kohli gets down the track and hits a boundary using his wrists towards long on. He takes a single off the next ball towards long off. Yuvraj on strike, he defends that one with a straight bat and a long stride. Tahir appeals but the Umpire says no. SA have taken a review on this one. It seems a bit close. Inside edge off the bat. Yuvraj is NOT OUT! Yuvraj takes a single off the next ball, takes a single. A dot ball to end the over. IND 173/2 in 35 overs.

21:05 IST Jean-Paul Duminy comes to bowl, Kohli on strike, he plays the ball towards mid off, a dot ball. Kohli works the next ball towards short third man, takes a quick single. Yuvraj sweeps the next ball but mistimes, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards long on, takes a single. Kohli takes another single towards long on. Yuvraj plays the ball with ease towards long off, takes another single, retains strike. IND 166/2 in 34 overs.

Drinks Break!

21:00 IST Tahir continues, Yuvraj is trying to play himself in and prepare for the games to come. Yuvraj pushes the ball towards long off, takes a single. Kohli on strike, he goes back into the crease, he cuts the ball towards point, takes a single. FOUR! Yuvraj gets on one knee and hits the ball over mid on for a boundary. Big appeal off the next ball, they might ask for a review here, no, they don’t. IND 162/2 in 33 overs.

20:57 IST Morris continues, Kohli on strike, he plays two dot balls. Kohli is still not trying to attack the ball much, another dot ball. He is still calm and composed. Kohli uses his wrists and turns the ball towards midwicket, gets a couple of runs as well. Good running between the wickets by Kohli-Yuvraj. Kohli defends the next ball on the back foot, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, another dot ball to end the over. IND 156/2 in 32 overs.

20:53 IST Yuvraj Singh comes to bat but he is off strike as Kohli crossed over. Kohli drives the ball towards covers, a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards point. Yuvraj on strike, he tries to cut the ball, mistimes it but gets a single. Kohli plays the next ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He gets into the crease and plays the ball towards covers, takes a single. IND 154/2 in 31 overs.

20:50 IST WICKET! Dhawan c du Plessis b Tahir 78(83) Tahir gets a consolation wicket. South Africa did not utilise Tahir properly otherwise he would have had an impact in the game. IND 151/2 in 30.1 overs.

20:48 IST Morris continues, Dhawan takes a single off the second ball. He is currently batting on 78, we might witness another century from him tonight. Kohli on strike, he plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. Next ball, he tries to hit the short ball but could not get bat on it, another dot ball. Kohli defends the ball on the back foot with a straight ball, no runs scored off that ball. Last ball of the over, he takes a couple of runs towards square of the wicket. 150 up for India. IND 151/1 in 30 overs.

20:44 IST Rabada continues, Kohli defends the first ball, a dot ball. Kohli pulls the short ball from Rabada, that was in the air for a while but lands in no-man’s land, a single taken. Dhawan takes a single off the next ball. Kohli on strike, he drives the ball through covers, gets three runs. Dhawan drives the ball but towards mid off fielder, a dot ball. A quick single to follow towards mid off. IND 148/1 in 29 overs.

20:40 IST Morris continues, Kohli on strike, he is on 49. Kohli takes a single and gets to his 50! a good innin under pressure. FOUR! Dhawan attempts another slog off the front foot, a boundary for him, he is looking to wrap this up early. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! Here’s another one from Dhawan, this time it looked like a slap over mid on, second boundary for him. Two more singles from the over. IND 142/1 in 28 overs.

20:26 IST Rabada continues, Dhawan on strike, FOUR! That was a poor short delivery from him, brushed Dhawan’s gloves and went towards the fine lge boundary. Two dot balls to follow, hitting good lines now, Rabada. Dhawan takes a single off the next ball. Kohli on strike, eh gets behind the ball and defends it with straight bat. He takes a single towards fine leg and gets to 49, will retain strike. IND 131/1 in 27 overs.

20:31 IST Morris continues, Dhawan takes a single towards midwicket. Kohli turns the ball towards mid on, takes a quick single. FOUR! Dhawan slogs the ball over deep midwicket, you don’t see that quite often. 100-run partnership! Kohli-Dhawan steadied the ship after Rohit’s wicket. Dhawan plays the ball towards cover-point, a dot ball. Dhawan pulls the ball with raw power but will get just a single off that ball.A dot ball to end the over. IND 125/1 in 26 overs.

20:27 IST Rabada is back into the attack, Dhawan on strike, first ball, that one brushes his thighs and gets to the fine leg region, a couple of runs there, nothing going SA’s way. Next ball, Dhawan gets a single because of the overthrow. Kohli on strike, two dot balls to follow. Kohli plays the next ball towards point, a dot ball. Another dot ball to end the over. IND 118/1 in 25 overs.

20:22 IST Dhawan on strike, Morris continues, he tries to cut a short delivery but could not, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow as Dhawan played it towards mid off. FOUR! Dhawan hits it towards the onside gets a boundary. Dhawan reaches 50! It’s his 19th ODI 50. A dot ball to follow. A single off the next ball towards square leg. Kohli on strike for the last ball. he defends it. IND 115/1 in 24 overs.

20:19 IST Morkel continues, Kohli on strike, he starts off with a dot ball. Kohli tries to play the ball towards midwicket, fielded inside the 30-yard circle, a dot ball. FOUR! This time he gets the flick shot right, gets a boundary towards midwicket, no need to run for that. A pure class shot. FOUR! Kohli finds the gap again, this time he pushes the ball through covers, that was an exquisite shot from Kohli. A dot ball to end the over. IND 110/1 in 23 overs.

20:15 IST Morris is back into the attack, Dhawan plays it towards cover-point, a dot ball. Dhawan plays the next one towards point, another dot ball. Morkel comes round the wicket, Dhawan takes a quick single inside the circle, moves to 49. Kohli defends the next ball on the front foot, a dot ball. A short ball from Morkel, a dot ball as Kohli could not get bat on that. He takes a single off the last ball of the over. IND 102/1 in 22 overs.

20:11 IST Morkel comes back into the attack, he starts off with a dot ball to Kohli as he tries to play it past the gully with soft hands. Next ball, he edges it but takes a single anyway. Dhawan works the ball towards midwicket, takes a single. FOUR! Kohli takes the aerial shot but plays it over cover-point for a boundary. Not the best shot but good placement from him. FOUR! Kohli intentionally works it between the slips and gets another boundary. He is trying to break-free now. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 100/1 in 21 overs.

20:06 IST Andile continues, Kohli on strike, that was a sweet cover drive off the first ball but straight to short covers, a dot ball. He takes a quick single off the next ball, Morkel could not hit the stumps. Dhawan on strike, he inside edges the ball, a dot as it goes behind the wicket. Another dot ball as Dhawan tried to hit a good length ball outside the off stump too hard. FOUR! Dhawan shuffles across, gets the advantage of a short delivery and hits it towards the covers boundary. Last ball of the over, Dhawan pulls it but towards the fielder, a dot ball to end the over. IND 90/1 in 20 overs. 

20:02 IST Tahir continues, Kohli on strike, a googly to him, he defends it on the backfoot, a dot ball. Kohli takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! Dhawan pulls that one, hits it towards deep square leg boundary, good shot for him. FOUR! Dhawan cuts the ball late, gets another boundary, two in a row. A dot ball to follow. IND 85/1 in 19 overs.

19:58 IST Andile continues, Kohli on strike, he wanted to flick the first ball but could not succeed, a dot ball. He drives the next ball towards covers, a dot ball. Kohli pulls the next ball towards backward square leg, takes a single. Dhawan tries to play the cut shot, hits it too hard, a dot ball. Dhawan comes down the track, the ball was in the air for a while but Morkel was slow to get it, collects it on the bouncer, another dot ball. Another dot ball to end the over, just one run from it. IND 76/1 in 18 overs.

DRINKS BREAK! 

19:51 IST Imran Tahir has been introduced into the attack, Kohli on strike, he pushes the ball for a single towards midwicket. Dhawan on strike, two dot balls from Tahir. FOUR! Dhawan plays that one fine and square, gets a boundary, puts pressure on Tahir. Next ball, an appeal for stump out. The Umpire sends it upstairs. NOT OUT! Dhawan got his back foot back in time, a dot ball to end the over. IND 75/1 in 17 overs.

19:47 IST Andile continues, Kohli on strike, he is not letting him score easy runs, tow dot balls. DROPPED! Kohli dropped again, this time by Amla, it was a half chance but should have been taken at this level. He takes a quick single off the next ball towards mid on. Dhawan pushes the ball around for a single as well. Last ball of the over, Kohli plays it towards deep midwicket, misfield from Morkel ensures 3 runs for him. IND 70/1 in 16 overs.

19:43 IST Morris continues, Dhawan on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Kohli on strike, FOUR! He plays it down the ground, effortless push off the front foot, another boundary for him, no need to run for that. Next ball, he was beaten by Morris on that occasion, good comeback from Morris. He drives the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. Kohli tries to work the ball towards the third man, fielded inside the circle, a dot ball. Kohli takes a quick single off the next ball, no problem on that occasion. A short ball to end the over, IND 65/1 in 15 overs. 

19:37 IST Andile continues, Kohli on strike, SIX! Kohli gets down the track and hits it over the boundary for a maximum. That was a classic shot from him, that shot will release the pressure. He times the ball towards covers, takes a single. Dhawan takes a quick single as well. Next ball, Kohli tries to work the ball towards the third man, mistimes, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow as Kohli attempts a similar shot. A dot ball to end the over, IND 58/1 in 14 overs.

19:34 IST Chris Morris comes into the attack, Kohli on strike, he works the first ball towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs. Next ball, he tries to play the ball between slip fielders, a dot ball. Next ball nipped back into Kohli, a dot ball as he inside edges it to the pads. Another dot ball as Kohli plays it towards short mid on, a dot ball. In the air and dropped! Morkel drops a half chance at fine leg region as Kohli played a pull shot there, a single taken off that ball. 50 up for India! Dhawan on strike, he defends the last ball of the over. IND 50/1 in 13 overs.

19:29 IST Andile comes to bowl, Dhawan plays it towards covers, misfield, three runs taken on that ball as Rabada cuts it off. Kohli on strike, he plays a dot ball. Kohli works the next ball towards deep midwicket, a couple of runs off that ball. He takes a single after playing a dot delivery, he is rotating the strike now. Dhawan plays the last ball of the over towards covers, a dot ball. IND 47/1 in 12 overs.

19:24 IST Rabada continues, Kohli on strike, he plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball. He comes down the wicket trying to work the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball as he mistimes it. He shuffles across and works the ball towards square leg for a single. Dhawan dabs the ball towards short covers, a dot ball. Dhawan flicks the ball towards square leg, gets  a couple of runs. Next ball hits Dhawan’s pads, a single taken. IND 41/1 in 11 overs.

19:20 IST Morkel continues, Dhawan on strike, he plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan drives the ball down the ground, De Villiers could not save that one, a boundary for him. FOUR! Dhawan finds the gap again, this time towards offside, Miller was chasing it but could not save the boundary. A dot ball to follow. He defends the next ball on the back foot. NO BALL! Another mistake from Morkel. FREE HIT! Dhawan hits the full toss, gets a couple of runs towards square of the wicket. He lets the last ball go to de Kock. IND 37/1 in 10 overs.

19:15 IST Rabada continues, Kohli on strike, he has not been able to time the ball well and fine the gap. He takes a quick single off the fourth ball of the over inside the 30-yard circle. A run scored after 14 balls. Dhawan on strike, he guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. Another dot ball to end the over. IND 26/1 in 9 overs. 

19:11 IST Morkel continues, Dhawan on strike, he is struggling to find the gap. Trying to hit the ball with force but not with timing. Dhawan is over-hitting the ball, faces four dot deliveries from Rabada. Next ball, he guides it square of the wicket, another slight mix-up between Dhawan-Kohli, a dot ball. Last ball of the over, he gets beaten outside the off stump. IND 24/1 in 8 overs.

19:07 IST Rabada continues, Kohli on strike, he defends the ball on the front foot, a dot ball. Kohli tries to work the ball towards covers but it goes towards the point, another dot ball. Next ball, he defends it on the back foot towards short mid on, another dot ball. He shoulders arms on the next delivery, not looking to play the ball away from his body. He nudges the next ball towards point, another dot ball. Last ball of the over, he lets the ball go to de Kock. IND 24/1 in 7 overs. 

19:04 IST Virat Kohli comes to bat, he gets off the mark on the first ball, takes a single towards deep square leg. Next ball, Dhawan plays it towards midwicket, wanted a single but sent back by Kohli, a dot ball. Another dot ball to end the over. IND 24/1 in 6 overs.

19:01 IST WICKET! Rohit Sharma c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel 12(20)

19:01 IST Morkel continues, Rohit on strike, first ball, that was short and hurried onto the batsman,. Rohit wanted that one to be called as a wide, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow. Next ball, edged and gone. WICKET! Rohit departs, is this the opening South Africa were looking for? IND 23/1 in 5.3 overs. 

18:58 IST Rabada continues, Rohit plays a dot delivery to start with. He plays the next ball towards covers, takes a single, in the process ends up pulling his hamstring. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! Dhawan pulls the ball and this time finds the boundary as the fine leg fielder misfields, South Africa don’t need those. Two more dot deliveries to follow. IND 23/0 in 5 overs.

18:55 IST Morkel continues, he is not letting Dhawan get the ball out of the 30-yard circle. Three dot balls from Morkel, Dhawan is looking for a boundary. SIX! Dhawan plays his iconic pick-up shot, the ball goes over square leg boundary for a maximum. First boundary for him. A dot ball to follow as Dhawan shuffles across but could not time it. One more dot balls to follow. IND 18/0 in 4 overs. 

18:51 IST Rabada continues, Rohit plays the first ball towards covers. Miller puts in a dive to save it, a dot ball. Two more dot balls to follow, Rohit is struggling to get the ball outside the circle and find gaps, no runs scored off the first three balls. Next ball, Rohit almost edged the short ball to de Kock, survives. Next ball, FOUR! Rohit finds the middle of the bat this time, plays the ball down the ground, finds a boundary, first one of the innings. SIX! Rohit pulls the ball for a maximum, this shows he is in good form. IND 12/0 in 3 overs.

18:47 IST Morne Morkel to bowl the second over of the inning. He bowls one on the leg stump to Dhawan, a dot ball. Next ball, Dhawan tried to take a quick single, almost gave his wicket away, survives. Dhawan says, “Mujhe laga tha me gaya”. Next ball, Rohit defends the ball on the back foot, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow, good bowling from Morkel, he is not giving the batsman much room. He takes a single towards third man, gets off the mark. A dot ball to follow as Dhawan mistimes it. IND 2/0 in 2 overs.

18:43 IST Rohit Sharma on strike, Rabada to bowl the first over. He starts off with a short ball, he lets it go to the wicketkeeper, a dot ball. Next ball, Rohit defends it on the backfoot, a dot ball. He tries to work the next ball towards short mid on, a dot ball. Rohit is beaten on the offstump line as the ball whizzes past the outside edge, another dot ball. He shoulders arms on the next delivery, one more dot ball to follow. A maiden for Rabada to start with. IND 0/0 in 1 over.

18:38 IST Players are in the field for the second innings of the virtual quarter-final.

18:31 IST Dhawan and Sharma will be soon walking out to chase 192, stay tuned for the chase.

18:27 IST If South Africa are to create chances to beat India they need to get early wickets. Though it is yet to be seen whether they introduce Imran Tahir early on in the innings.

18:23 IST Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada will be opening the attack for South Africa against Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

18:17 IST South Africa make the do-or-die match, a do-or-suicide match as they threw way three wickets because of runouts.

18:12 IST India need 192 runs at a required run rate of 3.84 runs per over to reach the semi-finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

18:10 IST WICKET! Imran Tahir runout (Kohli/Dhoni) 1(7)

18:10 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Duminy on strike, he plays two dot deliveries. He is not willing to get Tahir on strike. Next ball, another mix-up between the batsmen, Tahir is well short of the crease. Another run out. SA 191 all out in 44.3 overs.

18:07 IST Bumrah comes to bowl, he starts off with a wide ball. Two dot balls to follow, Tahir is not letting Bumrah take his wicket. Tahir is defending the ball with a straight bat, plays two more dot balls He tries to take a single but could not work the next ball past the mid off fielder. Another dot ball to end the over. SA 190/9 in 44 overs.

18:03 IST Imran Tahir comes to bat, he plays the ball towards third man, takes a single. FOUR! Duminy plays that one towards the fine leg, a boundary for SA after a long time. A dot ball to end the over. SA 189/9 in 43 overs.

Bhvuneshwar Kumar on hat-trick! 

17:59 IST WICKET! Morne Morkel c Kohli b Bhuvneshwar 0(1)

17:58 IST WICKET! Rabada c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 5(8)

17:57 IST Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack, Rabada plays it using his bottom hand but the ball gets fielded at the point, a dot ball. Edged and gone! that was an easy picking for Dhoni. WICKET! SA 184/8 in 42.2 overs.

17:55 IST Ashwin is back into the attack, he has come round the wicket, an lbw appeal to start with, turned down by the Umpire. Next ball, Duminy cuts it towards point, another dot ball as Jadeja puts in a dive to save it. A single off the next ball towards long off. One more single off the last ball of the over. SA 184/7 in 42 overs.

17:52 IST Kagiso Rabada comes to bat, he gets welcomed by Bumrah, a dot ball to start with. A yorker from Bumrah to follow, he defends that inside the crease, a dot ball. FOUR! That was a splendid shot from Rabada as he gets on the back foot and pulls it towards the deep square leg for a boundary. He plays the next one towards midwicket, a dot ball. SA 183/7 in 41 overs.

17:47 IST WICKET! Andile Phehlukwayo lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 4(11) Dhoni Review System works again as he takes the review after the Umpire said no to the appeal. Another wicket for India. SA 178/7 in 40.1 overs.

17:45 IST Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack, Andile takes a single off the first ball. Duminy plays the next ball on the back foot, takes a single off the next ball. A dot ball to follow. Another dot ball, good fielding inside the circle. He plays the next ball towards mid off, a dot ball. A single off the last ball of the over. SA 178/6 in 40 overs.

17:41 IST Ashwin is being brought into the attack, Duminy on strike, FOUR! That was edged and runs towards the boundary towards the third man. He takes a single off the third ball. Andile takes a single off the last ball of the over. SA 175/6 in 39 overs.

17:38 IST Andile on strike, Pandya continues, a single off the first ball, he gets off the mark. Duminy lets the next ball go, a dot ball. Duminy is under immense pressure, two dot balls for Pandya. A single off the next ball, Duminy is struggling to score. A dot ball to end the over. SA 169/6 in 38 overs.

17:35 IST Duminy defends the last two balls off Bumrah’s over. SA 168/6 in 37 overs. 

17:31 IST WICKET! Morris c Bhuvneshwar b Bumrah 4(8)

17:31 IST Bumrah continues, a wide ball to start the over with. He bowls a dot ball to follow that. Duminy takes a single off the next ball. Next ball, in the air and gone! Another wicket for India. SA 167/6 in 36.3 overs.

17:28 IST Pandya continues, Duminy on strike, he has been beaten outside the offstump, a dot ball. A slip in place for him on the next ball, he takes a single off the third ball of the over. Morris takes a single, he is not looking to attack early on. Duminy works the ball for a single. Last ball of the over, a dot ball to finish off the over. SA 165/5 in 36 overs.

17:24 IST Jadeja continues, Duminy on strike, first ball, an appeal for runout as Morris stepped out of the crease. He is well into the crease. A dot ball to follow. Duminy takes a single off the next ball. Morris works the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. A dot ball to follow as Duminy inside edges it. A single off the last ball. SA 162/5 in 35 overs.

17:20 IST Chris Morris comes to bat, he faces two dot deliveries from Pandya. A couple of runs off the last ball of the innings. SA 159/5 in 34 overs.

17:17 IST WICKET! Faf du Plessis b Hardik Pandya 36(50)

17:17 IST Pandya continues Duminy takes a single off the second ball, gets Du Plessis on strike. Next ball, BOWLED! That one took an inside edge off Du Plessis’ bat, another wicket falls. SA under pressure, SA 157/5 in 33.3 overs.

17:14 IST Jadeja into his 9th over, Du Plessis takes a single off the first ball. Two dot balls to follow from Duminy. Three more singles to follow. SA 156/4 in 33 overs.

Hardik Pandya continues, Du Plessis on strike, he is struggling to score, two dot balls. Next ball, that was a wide ball, too much bounce on that one. He works the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. SA 152/4 in 32 overs

17:07 IST Jadeja continues, Du Plessis on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Duminy on strike, he tries the sweep shot but could not time it. An appeal for lbw, given out. Duminy takes DRS straight away, the decision is reversed as the ball had hit the bat. Duminy survives. Two singles from the over. SA 148/4 in 31 overs.

17:05 IST Ashwin continues his 7th over, Du Plessis on strike, he plays a dot ball. He takes a single off the next ball towards backward point, Another mixup off the next ball but this time Du Plessis survives. Two more singles off the over. SA 145/4 in 30 overs.

17:00 IST WICKET! Miller runout (Bumrah/Kohli) 1(3)

17:00 IST Ashwin comes back into the attack. That is a terrible mix-up between the two. Miller has to depart. SA 142/4 in 29.1 overs.

16:58 IST David Miller comes to bat, he takes a single off the second ball he faces. Du Plessis takes a single off the next ball. A dot ball to follow. SA 142/3 in 29 overs.

16:54 IST WICKET! De Villiers runout (Pandya/Dhoni) 16(12) That was a suicide run out, Dhoni would not miss those, another wicket for India.

16:53 IST Bumrah is back into the attack, he is trying to bowl full to De Villiers and Du Plessis. Four singles off the first four balls. A couple of runs off the next ball towards the square of the wicket. One more single to end the over. SA 139/2 in 28 overs.

16:49 IST Jadeja comes back into the attack, De Villiers takes a single off the first ball. Du Plessis on strike, he is getting under the pressure, playing dot ball after dot ball. Five dot balls to follow. SA 132/2 in 27 overs.

16:46 IST Hardik continues, De Villiers on strike, FOUR! That’s a marvelous shot from De Villiers, sends that one to the boundary in a moment’s time. He takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! Du Plessis works that one towards the fine leg, gets a boundary. A single off the next ball. WIDE! That was down the leg side, Hardik is losing his rhythm. A dot ball to follow as it gets fielded inside the circle. De Villiers comes down the track and plays an awkward shot, gets a single. SA 131/2 in 26 overs.

16:41 IST AB de Villiers comes to bat, he gets off the mark straight away, takes a couple of runs towards sweeper cover. A single off the next ball. Two dot balls to follow. SA 119/2 in 25 overs.

16:38 IST WICKET! Quiton de Kock b Ravindra Jadeja 53(72) After an lbw appeal Jadeja bowls one into the wicket, gets the much-needed wicket of De Kock, knocked him over. This will lift India’s spiritis.

16:37 IST Hardik continues, Du Plessis takes a single off the first ball. De Kock plays the ball towards square of the wicket, gets to his half-century in 68 balls. 50 for De Kock! Du Plessis takes a single off the next ball. De Kock plays the ball into the gap, Dhawan cuts it off, a couple of runs off that ball. Next ball, good fielding by Jadeja as he stops the ball at point, a single off that one. Last ball of the over, another dot ball. SA 116/1 in 24 overs.

16:32 IST Jadeja continues, a single off the first ball by De Kock. Next ball, Du Plessis finds the gap this time towards extra cover, three runs off that ball. A single off the next ball towards covers by De Kock. A dot ball to follow. Du Plessis works the ball towards square of the wicket, takes a single. A dot ball to end the over. SA 110/1 in 23 overs.

16:29 IST Hardik Pandya continues, Du Plessis was beaten on the first ball. WIDE! That was down the leg side, another wide ball. A single off the next ball towards the third man. De Kock plays the ball down the ground but could not take a single. Another dot ball, Pandya is hitting the right line and length in his second spell. He plays the next ball in the gap, takes a couple of runs, good fielding from Captain Kohli. Last ball of the over, he works the ball towards deep midwicket, just a single. SA 104/1 in 22 overs.

16:24 IST Jadeja continues, Du Plessis takes an easy single towards sweeper cover. De Kock takes a single off the next ball as well. Du Plessis takes a single off the next ball.  A dot ball to follow after that. Two more singles from the over. SA 99/1 in 21 overs.

16:21 IST Ashwin continues, Du Plessis takes a single off the first ball. De Kock on strike, FOUR! He flicks the ball towards square leg for a boundary, good shot from him. He is inching closer to his 50. He takes a single off the next ball towards sweeper cover. Next ball, that was a run out chance, a couple of runs off that ball, good running between the wickets. A dot ball to follow. WIDE! Another wide down the leg side. A single off the last ball of the over. SA 94/1 in 20 overs.

16:18 IST Jadeja continues, Du Plessis takes a single off the first ball. De Kock takes a single off that one as well. Du Plessis takes a single, this time towards sweeper covers. De Kock takes a single towards point. Du Plessis takes a couple of runs followed by a single. SA 84/1 in 19 overs.

16:14 IST Faf du Plessis comes to bat, he gets off the mark straightaway, takes a single off the first ball he faces. Next ball, was that a dropped catch? Two dot balls to end the over. SA 77/1 in 18 overs.

DRINKS BREAK! 

16:11 IST WICKET! Amla c Dhoni b Ashwin 35(54)

16:10 IST Ashwin continues, Amla on strike, WIDE! That was down the leg side. FOUR! Amla hits the flighted delivery over mid off for a boundary, first one off Ashwin. He defends the next ball on the front foot, a dot ball. WICKET! Ashwin strikes, draws first blood, Amla edges the ball to Dhoni, first wicket falls. SA 76/1 in 17.3 overs 

16:07 IST Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack, De Kock takes a single off the first ball. Amla on strike, he plays the ball on the back foot, takes a single. De Kock works the ball towards square leg, takes a single. Amla works the short ball for a single towards sweeper cover. Reverse sweep attempted by De Kock, could not get it past the short third man fielder. Another dot ball to end the over. SA 71/0 in 17 overs.

16:04 IST Ashwin continues, De Kock takes a single off the first ball, gets Amla on strike. Amla works the ball past covers, takes a single. A dot ball to follow as it gets fielded inside the circle. He works the next ball towards long on, takes a single. Amla works the ball towards the square leg, takes a single. Last ball of the over, a single towards long off, De Kock retains strike. SA 67/0 in 16 overs.

16:01 IST Pandya continues, Amla on strike, SIX! He shuffles across the crease and sends the ball over square leg boundary for a maximum, first one of the over. It seems like he is punishing Pandya for dropping his catch. A dot ball to follow, he tried to attempt a similar shot. Amla plays the ball towards point, another dot ball. FOUR! Amla shuffles across once again and this time works the ball towards fine leg for a boundary.10 runs off the over already. A dot ball to end the over. SA 62/0 in 15 overs.

15:57 IST Ashwin continues, bowls round the wicket to De Kock, good bowling from him, three dot deliveries to start with. A single off the fourth ball. Amla goes down the wicket and works the ball towards square leg. A dot ball to end the over. SA 52/0 in 14 overs.

15:54 IST Hardik Pandya continues, Amla defends the first ball. Hardik is hitting the right lines, two more dot deliveries to follow. He is bowling wicket to wicket. Amla works the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a single. Next ball, a quick single off that one, had Kohli hit the stumps on that one he would have got the first wicket. He is not impressed with himself on that one. Next ball, dropped! Pandya drops the catch on the follow through. SA 50/0 in 13 overs.

15:50 IST Ashwin continues, Amla turns the ball toward the the on side, takes a single. De Kock pushes the ball towards dee[ mid off, takes a single. Amla tries to sweep the next ball, mistimes it, just a single off that ball. De Kock plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. Next ball, it was slower in the air and into the wicket, another dot ball. FOUR! That was a poor delivery from Ashwin and got the treatment. SA 48/0 in 12 overs.

15:47 IST Hardik Pandya comes to bowl, end of powerplay overs. De Kock edges the first ball, a single off the first ball towards forward point. Amla gets on strike, he pulls the short ball towards the fine leg for a single. Kock defends the next ball on the back foot, but manages to take a quick couple of runs. He plays the ball towards fine leg, takes a single. Amla shuffles across the crease and guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. A dot ball to end the over, SA 41/0 in 11 overs.

15:42 IST Ravinchandran Ashwin comes into bowl, De Kock on strike, a slip in place, a single taken off the first ball towards the square leg. Amla on strike now, he gets on the back foot and plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball. Amla tries to flick the ball towards the square leg, a  dot ball as Bumrah picks that up. Another dot ball to follow, Amla is feeling the pressure. WIDE! That was down the leg side, Amla did not play that one. Two more dot balls to follow. SA 35/0 in 10 overs.

15:38 IST Bhucneshwar bowls his 5th over, De Kock takes a single off the first ball as he works the ball on the onside by moving across the crease. Next ball, Amla is beaten by the inswinger, beaten all hands up, good bowling from Bhuvneshwar. Next ball, Amla tried to flick that one, could not get bat on that one, a single taken anyway. Kock tried to play a paddle sweep off that ball, Bumrah puts in a dive at short fine leg to save the boundary, just a single off that ball. Amla defends the ball with a straight bat getting behind the ball. Another one defended by Amla, SA 33/0 in 9 overs.

15:34 IST Bumrah continues, Amla plays the ball towards the fine leg, takes a single. De Kock drives the ball towards mid on, a single off that ball. He plays the next one towards covers, another dot ball. The next ball hits De Kock’s pads, he tried to move across the stumps but could not get it on the bat, takes a single, leg byes. Amla mistimes the next ball towards short mid on, a dot ball. Another dot ball to end the over. SA 30/0 in 8 overs.

15:29 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, a single taken off the first ball by Amla towards square leg. Amla guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. He is starting to get comfortable on the crease now. A back of the length delivery towards midwicket, a dot ball. Swing and a miss, De Kock wanted to hit that one over deep midwicket, a dot ball. Bhuvneshwar is beating De Kock around the offstump line, just 2 runs from the over. SA 28/0 in 7 overs.

15:25 IST Bumrah continues, De Kock defends the first ball, a dot ball. A short of the length delivery, Kock plays it towards short cover, no runs scored off that delivery. He plays the fourth ball towards mid on, sneaks a single. FOUR! Amla relieves the pressure as he plays on the back foot and works it past the point fielder for a boundary, that will boost his confidence. A dot ball to follow, SA 26/0 in 6 overs.

15:21 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, bowls another fuller delivery to De Kock, a dot ball. FOUR! That was bowled on the pads, a boundary as it goes towards the fine leg, another boundary for him. Kock flicks the short ball towards the square leg, takes another single. Amla on strike, he punches the ball towards covers, another dot ball. He tries to hit the ball towards point, could not get it past the fielder, another dot ball. Just 5 runs from the over. SA 21/0 in 5 overs.

15:17 IST Bumrah continues, De Kock on strike, FOUR! That one was driven straight down the ground, gets a boundary, first one of the innings. Next ball, he works the ball towards square leg off the short ball, takes a single. Next ball, Amla wanted to pull that ball, survives as the ball nearly misses the stumps. Another dot ball, great fielding from Kohli, saves a boundary. He takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Last ball of the over, Kock on strike, he takes a single towards the square leg. SA 15/0 in 4 overs.

15:13 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, he is bowling a tight line and length to Amla, two dot balls. Next ball, a quick single, Kohli threw the ball at the non striker end but missed the stumps, a single off that ball. WIDE! That was down the leg side. Kock works the next ball towards the square leg, takes a couple of runs. Next ball, a dot ball to follow as Kock defends. A quick singlle off the last ball of the over. SA 9/0 in 3 overs.

15:09 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl, first ball, Amla defends the first ball of the over. He takes a single off the second ball. De Kock wanted to work the next ball, could not take a single off that one. Next ball, that one went past De Kock’s bat, a dot ball. A good length delivery off the next ball, De Kock defends it on the front foot. Another dot ball to end the over. SA 4/0 in 2 overs.

15:05 IST First over, Bhuvneshwar to de Cock and Bhuvi starts it with a wide. No balls counted but a run added in SA’s account. Bhuvi to Quinton, a single well taken and now Amla gets the strike. Bhuvi to Amla, no runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ball. A single off the last ball. SA 3/0 in 1 over.

14:59 IST The game is about to begin. The South African openers, Quinton de Cock and Hashim Amla, walking towards the crease. Quinton takes the strike while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ready to attack.

14:50 IST In head-to-head games, India have beaten South Africa mutiple times, will they be able to do it again? Stay tuned to find out!

14:46 IST Meanwhile, De Villiers-Kohli laughed it off at toss time.

14:42 IST South Africa have won one match batting first in the tournament. At the toss, De Villiers feels it is a plus point for them.

14:40 IST Well, keeping Yadav out of the side was a surprise move from Kohli.

14:37 IST Ashwin replaces Yadav and Phehlukwayo replaces Parnell.

South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

14:30 IST Virat Kohli wins the toss, elects to bowl first!

14:30 IST TOSS TIME!

14:26 IST Toss will happen in a few minutes, stay tuned to find out who wins the toss?

14:22 IST Will South Africa be able to get rid of the ‘Chokers’ tag? Stay tuned to find out!

14:20 IST Skipper AB de Villiers has been declared fit for the game!

14:15 IST Meanwhile, Suresh Raina wishes the team well ahead of their knockout clash against South Africa.

14:13 IST There is a chance that Mohammed Shami makes a comeback in the side after two years. Meanwhile, the toss will happen at 14:30 IST

14:10 IST We might see Ashwin playing in the game against South Africa as India need a fifth bowler by their side after losing to Sri Lanka.

14:07 IST Even if the game gets washed out at the Kennington, Oval; India will get through to the semi-finals because of superior net run rate.

14:06 IST Virat Kohli did not reveal the team combination for the match in the pre-match press conference. Though he hinted that there will be a change in the side against South Africa.

Welcome to inUth’s ldigital coverage of India vs South Africa’s virtual quarter-final clash in Match 11 of Group B at Kennington Oval, London. It is a knockout game between the two as whoever wins the match will get into the semi-finals. It is the battle between the favourites of the tournament. India are the Defending Champions whereas South Africa are No.1 ranked side in ICC ODI Rankings. Both the skippers Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their pre-match press conference are trying to keep calm and go into the fixture.

Pitch Report:
The Kennington Oval pitch is a batting paradise. India in their previous match put on a mammoth total in the first innings which did not turn out to be enough to stop Sri Lanka. South Africa too scored a 300 plus score in the first game they played at the ground. The team batting first will be looking to post a total in excess of 350 as both the teams have strength in their batting lineup.

Toss will be crucial:
It will be a good toss to win. The team winning the toss will be looking to bowl first as both the teams are comfortable while chasing a target. Whereas, with rain, threat looming over almost every match getting a bit of drizzle.

Weather Report:
The weather of London is unpredictable. However, the weather forecast does not show a major threat to the game but DLS might come into play as it did in the game between England and Australia.

Team Changes:
India might try to bring in Ravichandran Ashwin in the side and replace either Hardik Pandya or Kedar Jadhav. Whereas there might be one surprise change as well with Mohammed Shami replacing Umesh Yadav.

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien