India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy, match report: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan seal semi-final berth and Bangladesh date!

India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh hit a six to make India win by 8 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah was awarded the man of the match

India were playing South Africa in the virtual quarter final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 for a place in the semi finals. India won the toss and not going by history Virat Kohli opted to field first though the record was depicting a different story. South Africa got off to a slow start, they accumulated only 37 runs in the first 10 over on a wicket that did not offer swing of any kind. Ashwin got the first breakthrough getting rid of Hashim Amla who was looking to change gears. Just when Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock looked all set, de Kock departed for a well made 53 of 72 balls, which some might say is slow. Soon there was a middle order collapse to some brilliant fielding on the field. Two consecutive run outs two big wickets of AB de Villiers and David Miller were back in the hut for 16 and 1 respectively, South Africa were pegged back.

India was doing some excellent tight bowling and they had a plan. From then on in it was scores in single digits and nothing much to write off, they were finally bundled out for 190 runs and JP Duminy remained not out on 12 runs. Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up two wickets each.

Chasing 190 India got of to a positive start, then suddenly Rohit Sharma played a hash shot which is not expected of him only to lose his wicket for 12 runs.

But the man of ICC tournaments Shikhar Dhawan just kept breaking records on his way to his 6th fifty in ICC tournaments and his fourth consecutive 50+ score in ICC tournaments.

Virat Kohli the skipper also brought up yet another 50 after missing out in the last match.

Finally Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket in the quest of another ICC 100, he departed for 78 of the bowling of Tahir but it was too late by then, the score was 151, needing 40 more.

Yuvraj Singh then walked in to the middle and looked in good touch he was looking to take the singles and give most of the strike to Virat, which was the wise thing to do.

Finally, Yuvraj Singh hit a six to seal the deal with 12 overs to spare, India win by 8 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah was awarded the man of the match, he picked two wickets to wrap up the South African innings. India will now take on Bangladesh for a spot in the finals. Bangladesh should not be a big, strong team for India hence in that context this match was even more important.