India vs South Africa : India won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first and their team piled up 191 runs in 44.3 overs. After this, India achieved the target of 12 overs only with Kohli (76 not out) and Shikhar Dhawan (78). India beat South Africa for the fourth time in Champions Trophy
Indian captain Virat Kohli, after winning by eight wickets on South Africa, termed it his best match in the ICC Champions Trophy and hoped that the team will repeat similar performances in the semifinal against Bangladesh in Birmingham because the pitch there The game is friendly.
Turning Point Out to De Villiers
Kohli said after the match, “It was good to win the toss. The wicket has not changed anything. It was a very good wicket for batting. Our fielding was good today and they gave full support to the bowlers. Whenever you get the chance, you should take advantage of it. It was good that we managed to get him out (AB Dealers) because he could hurt you.
The captain also praised Dhawan who continued his fantastic form. Kohli said, “It was necessary that someone bat till the end. Pinnacle unmatched batting. So far as we played in the tournament (in the tournament) it was probably the best in them. ‘
Bumrahah Man of the Match
Against South Africa, Jaspreet Bumrah made his debut and took two wickets for 28 runs. They were selected Man of the Match. Bumrah said, ‘It was an important match for us. We wanted to stay calm and implement our strategy. I am happy in whatever role I am given. It is good till you are contributing. ‘
He said, “The ball was not doing too much swing and so we stayed on basics and we bowled the right length and did not play it openly. It’s good to win the toss. Chasing the goal is a little easier. ‘
India will face Bangladesh in semi-finals
India will have to clash with Bangladesh in Birmingham in the semi-finals and Kohli said that they like the pitch there, but also advised their players to avoid too much confidence.
The Indian captain said, “We have played in Birmingham. We like that pitch and are friendly to our game. We do not look back and see. There is always room for improvement. You can not live with praise. ‘
South African captain De Villiers said that India was successful in making pressure on them. He said, “This is not the ideal way to end the tournament. Credit goes to them which they kept pressuring us in the first 15-20 overs.