Match Overview & Live Updates
India’s Virat Kohli and captain MS Dhoni (R) come off the field after India won the semi-final match against South Africa in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
T20 World Cup – India vs South Africa Live | IND vs SA T20 match live
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date: Fri Apr 4
Time: 13:00 GMT | 19:00 local | 18:30 IST | 18:00 PKT
Live Score & Ball by ball updates of the match
Toss: South Africa, chose to bat
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Ian Gould (England)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: Richard Kettleborough (England)
Match Report & ScoreReport: India beat South Africa to enter T20 World Cup 2014 Final
Virat Kohli hit an imperious half-century to help India upstage South Africa by six wickets in the second semi final. India enters WT20 Final against Sri lanka.
Following is the scoreboard of the second semi-final of World Twenty20 played between India and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Friday.
Quinton de Kock c Dhoni b Kumar 6
Hashim Amla b Ashwin 22
Faf du Plessis b Ashwin 58
JP Duminy not out 45
AB de Villiers c RG Sharma b Ashwin 10
David Miller not out 23
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 3, nb 1) 8
Total (for four wickets in 20 overs) 172
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (de Kock, 0.4 overs), 2-44 (Amla, 5.1), 3-115 (du Plessis, 13.5), 4-129 (de Villiers, 15.3)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-33-1
Mohit Sharma 3-0-34-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-22-3
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-8-0
Suresh Raina 4-0-35-0
Amit Mishra 3-0-36-0
Rohit Sharma c du Plessis b Hendricks 24
Ajinkya Rahane c de Villiers b Parnell 32
Virat Kohli not out 72
Yuvraj Singh c de Villiers b Imran Tahir 18
Suresh Raina c du Plessis b Hendricks 21
Mahendra Singh Dhoni not out 0
Extras (w 9) 9
Total (for four wickets in 19.1 overs) 176
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Rohit, 3.5 overs), 2-77 (Rahane, 9.3), 3-133 (Yuvraj, 15.6), 4-167 (Raina, 18.3)
JP Duminy 3-0-29-0
Albie Morkel 2-0-17-0
Dale Steyn 3.1-0-36-0
Beuran Hendricks 4-0-31-2
Wayne Parnell 3-0-33-1
Imran Tahir 4-0-30-1
World T20 Semi Final PreviewIndia has had a dream run so far in the ICC World Twenty20 2014, winning all its four matches in the group stage and doing so in style. While South Africa, meanwhile, has had its shares of ups and downs, but has done a fine job of making it to the final four.
Come Friday (April 4), it remains to be seen which team can capitalize on its momentum and hold its nerve for a chance to battle it out for the title. While India will look to make it to its second ICC World T20 final, facing Sri Lanka in a repeat of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final, South Africa will be desperate to put its past failures at the knockout stages behind it to win its first major ICC tournament.
Battle between Virat Kohli, arguably the world’s best batsman now, and the proven Dale Steyn will make for an interesting subplot in the second semifinal of the ICC World T20 2014.
If India win the tournament, they will become the first team to hold all three major titles, having won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy last year.
South Africa have made four world-tournament semi-finals before this without progressing further. Overall they have made 10 tournament semi-finals, and have progressed only once. Almost every time they have brought to the semi-final the form their opponents have brought to this one. They will be hoping the mad scrambling this time brings them better luck. And, by the way, the only time they won the semi-final, they went on to win the tournament, the 1998 Champions Trophy, coincidentally in Bangladesh.
This classical tournament semi-final duel, albeit with roles inverted, is also a last opportunity for India to get one back over their tormentors from the South African season. South Africa will want to continue their domination of India, albeit in much more challenging conditions, after they were unbeaten on the tour. If India can win this, it will give them a measure of satisfaction after they came close to pulling off a great upset in Johannesburg.
No team has been able to play its natural game against India so far in this tournament. Pakistan came unstuck against discipline, West Indies were not allowed to hit the sixes they like, Bangladesh never really turned up, and by the time Australia came up against them they were already a demoralised side. This is where South Africa’s unpredictability, even though this will be their first match at what has been India’s base, will provide India a challenge. It’s not often that you don’t know what to except of South Africa, but this tournament has not been about the expected.
The T20 World Cup Semi Final between India vs South Africa is being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur today on 4th April at 13:00 GMT, 19:00 local in Mirpur, 18:30 IST in India and 18:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for World T20 Semi Final of IND vs SA here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs South Africa match updates and match report after the match is over.
India vs South Africa SquadsSouth Africa Team: (From) Francois du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
India Team: (From) MS Dhoni (c/wk), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
Form guide(most recent first)
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Team newsYuvraj Singh, who missed a training session two days before the match because of a knock he sustained playing barefoot football, is expected to play, said India’s media manager. The two other decisions to make for India are between Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami and between Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan. Many, including India, are expecting Aaron Phangiso to play for South Africa, but du Plessis said they will make the decision only after watching the women’s game before the men’s semi-final. Du Plessis’ comeback over Farhan Behardien is the natural change now that the over-rate ban has been served.
Series UpdatesBangladesh hosts the fifth World Twenty20 with a total of sixteen teams participating for the first time. India qualified for T20 World Cup unbeaten and topping the points table, while South Africa lost only 1 match but look as solid. The winner of today’s match meet Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup 2014 Final.
India vs South Africa Live Streaming of T20 MatchSeveral TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
You can watch India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2014 Live match on tv in Pakistan and India on PTV Sports, ESPN Star, Star Sports and Ten Sports.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of India vs South Africa t20 clash here:
- starsports.com/cricket/video/ (in India only)
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- ptvsports.tv.com.pk/ (in Pakistan only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
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