Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Virat Kohli (76*) 128 runs partnership took India (193/2) to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, beating South Africa (191 all out) by 8 wickets at the Oval.
After being put in to bat, South Africa made a good start. Openers Quinton de Kock (53) and Hashim Amla (35) started off slowly and were at 35/0 after 10 overs. R. Ashwin dismissed Hashim Amla for 35. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock (50 of 68 balls) formed a 76 runs partnership , Quinton de Kock scored a half-century off 68 balls . The entire South African middle-order collapsed like a house of cards .From 140/2, South Africa lost last 8 wickets for 51 runs in 98 balls. Each and every Indian bowler took wickets and India restricted the score to 191 runs.
Chasing a low total of 192, India lost Rohit Sharma’s wicket for 23 .Shikhar Dhawan (78) and Virat Kohli (76*) stitched together a 128-run stand to take India close to the South African total.
Dhawan departed for 78. He formed a 128 runs partnership with Kohli for the second wicket and captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten at 76 from 101 balls. Yuvraj Singh finished the innings with a 6.(Scorecard)
India won the match by 8 wickets with 12 overs to spare. Jasprit Bumrah won the man of the match (2/28 in 8 overs).Shikhar Dhawan becomes fastest to score 1000 runs in ICC tournaments in 16 innings.
South Africa (SA) Scorecard
|Quinton de Kock (W) b Ravindra Jadeja||53||72||4||0|
|Hashim Amla c MS Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin||35||54||3||1|
|Faf du Plessis b Hardik Pandya||36||50||1||0|
|AB de Villiers (C) run out (Hardik Pandya)||16||12||1||0|
|David Miller run out (Jasprit Bumrah)||1||3||0||0|
|JP Duminy not out||20||41||1||0|
|Chris Morris c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Jasprit Bumrah||4||8||0||0|
|Andile Phehlukwayo lbw b Jasprit Bumrah||4||11||0||0|
|Kagiso Rabada c MS Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5||8||1||0|
|Morne Morkel c Virat Kohli b Bhuvneshwar Kumar||0||1||0||0|
|Imran Tahir run out (Virat Kohli)||1||7||0||0|
India (IND) Scorecard
|Rohit Sharma c Quinton de Kock b Morne Morkel||12||20||1||1|
|Shikhar Dhawan c Faf du Plessis b Imran Tahir||78||83||12||1|
|Virat Kohli (C) not out||76||101||7||1|
|Yuvraj Singh not out||23||25||1||1|