Champions Trophy: India vs South Africa- As it happened...

Updated: Jun 06, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Live Updates from the first match of the ICC Champions Trophy at Cardiff.


India win by 26 runs.


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 50 II Score: 305/10

Tsotsobe was dismissed by Jadeja in the 43rd over. McLaren batted wonderfully to score 71* but he ran out of partneres. South Africa's innings ended with the dismissal of Morkel in the last ball of the 50th over.


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 40 II Score: 251/8

South Africa have lost another wicket. This time it's Kleinveldt who tries to go big but ends up hitting it in the air for Dhoni to take a simple catch. McLaren is batting on 29 and he has hit 5 boundaries.

Kleinveldt c Dhoni b Ishant 4(5)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 37 II Score: 240/7

Faf du Plessis was batting well and was looking dangerous but he feel to Ishant Sharma. India look all set for a victory now.

du Plessis c Raina b Ishant 30(23)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 32 II Score: 188/6

Another terrible mix up and Miller has to go as both batsmen ended up at the same end. McLaren is the new batsman in the middle.

David Miller run out (Ishant/Raina/Dhoni) 0(0)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 32 II Score: 187/5

Umesh Yadav comes back to the attack and he immediately picks up the wicket of the dangerman AB de Villiers who was trying to step out and smash it over deep mid wicket. David Miller comes to the middle now. Umesh Yadav has been very impressive today and he continues to impress.

de Villiers c Ravindra Jadeja b Umesh Yadav 70(71)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 31 II Score: 182/4

Indian spinners have slowed the run rate considerably. Duminy has not looked too comfortable against Ashwin in particular. And this time he is trapped on the pads. The batsmen have opted for a review but replayes show that the ball would have hit the stumps. Faf du Plessis is the new batsman.

Duminy lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 14(24)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 25 II Score: 155/3

South Africa are doing it well here. They were building a very good partnership. Both batsmen had reached their half centuries. Peterson falls victim to a terrible mix up and he has to go back to the pavillion as he is run out by a long way. De Villiers is batting wonderfully at the other end. India will look to pick up a few more quick wickets. Duminy is the new batsman in the middle.

Peterson run out (Ravindra Jadeja/Dhoni) 68(72)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 16 II Score: 116/2

South Africa have build up a decent partnership here. Both batsmen have played positively and are keeping up with the run rate. AB has hit six boundaries so far and Peterson has hit five. They have played the Indian spinners well till now.


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 10 II Score: 77/2

Robin Peterson is looking dangerous in the middle. He is scoring runs at a brisk pace and has already hit four boundaries. AB is looking good and is scoring runs quickly too. He has hit five glorious boundaries. Indian pacers are bowling loose balls all too frequently. It will be interesting to see when Dhoni brings in his spinners.


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 4 II Score: 31/2

Amla smashes Yadav for three consecutive boundaries. Umesh has picked up the price wicket of Hashim Amla. Amla poked at one outside off stump and got a nick that Dhoni took confortably. AB de Villiers is the new batsman in the middle. India on top.

Amla c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav 22(15)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 3 II Score: 17/1

Bhuvneshwar picks up the wicket of Ingram, who edges the first ball to second slip where an alert Kohli snaps a sharp chance. Robin Peterson is the new man in the middle. He gets three runs off the second ball he faces towards fine leg. Amla gets a single to mid on off the fifth ball.

Colin Ingram c Raina b Bhuvneshwar 6(5)


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 2 II Score: 13/0

Umesh Yadav to bowl the second over. Ingram gets a single off the first ball. Amla gets a single off the third ball to mid wicket. Ingram chips the next ball to the leg side for a boundary. This one is a yorker outside off stump and Ingram can't get any bat on it. Gets a single off the last ball.


SOUTH AFRICA Over: 1 II Score: 6/0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over for India. Amla gets a couple of runs off the second ball towards square leg. Bhuvneshwar is swinging the ball well. This time he strays on the pads and Amla chips it for a boundary.The next ball is swinging into him and he defends it to the bowler.


INDIA Over: 50 II Score: 331/7

Ravindra Jadeja has smashed a few big ones. He hit seven boundaries and a six. Ashwin was run out in pursuit of a few singles. Jadeja proved his worth today with this knock.

Ashwin run out (McLaren) 10(10)


INDIA Over: 47 II Score: 297/6

Big wicket for South Africa. MS Dhoni, trying to hit one over long on is caught at the boundary. Ashwin is the new man in the middle. Jadeja drives the next one past cover for a boundary. Takes a single off the next ball. Ashwin guides this one behind square for a single.

Dhoni c du Plessis b Tsotsobe 27(26)

No boundaries were scored in the 46th over. Both batsmen were content with singles and a couple of runs. Just seven runs off the over.


INDIA Over: 45 II Score: 284/5

Dhoni and Jadeja are playing without taking much risk till now. However, the occassional boundary has been coming their way. Jadeja played an impressive boundary straight over the bowler. Duminy has managed to put the brakes a little. Dhoni and Jadeja will be looking at the last five overs to go for the big hits.


INDIA Over: 42 II Score: 260/5

Suresh Raina's uncomfortable stay in the middle has come to an end. He was looking to flick a length ball to the leg side but only managed to get a top edge which was taken easily by Duminy. Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in the middle.

Raina c Duminy b McLaren 9(6)


INDIA Over: 39.2 II Score: 240/4

Ryan McLaren comes back into the attack and Karthik tries to guide one over the keeper but AB de Villiers plucks the ball from thin air. Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

Dinesh Karthik c de Villiers b McLaren 14(15)


INDIA Over: 39 II Score: 239/3

Dhawan is dismissed after playing a gem of a knock. MS Dhoni is the new man in the middle. Karthik has continued where he left off in the practise match against Australia. He has already hit a huge six off Duminy. Dhoni also gets into the groove straight away with a boundary off Tsotsobe.

Dhawan c (sub)Phangiso b Duminy 114(94)


INDIA Over: 34.2 II Score: 210/2

India have lost another wicket and this time Virat Kohli has been dismissed in an attempt to go big. The in-form Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman now.

Virat Kohli c Amla b Tsotsobe 31(41)


INDIA Over: 32 II Score: 194/1

Shikhar Dhawan gets to his maiden ODI hundred with two back to back boundaries. India are set for a huge total here. He has hit twelve boundaries and a six so far. Virat Kohli is playing with absolutely no pressure on him. Will be interesting to see how Dhawan takes his innings forward now.


INDIA Over: 27 II Score: 168/1

The fall of Rohit’s wicket has not made any difference to Dhawan as he carries on playing flamboyantly. He is batting on 84* with 9 boundaries and a huge six. Kohli has also looked good in the middle. South African bowlers continue to toil away but have not been able to put any pressure on the batsmen.


INDIA Over: 21.2 II Score: 127/1

Rohit Sharma, who was looking so good has been dismissed. He was trying to flick a length ball over deep square leg but ended up hitting it straight to the man placed there.First success for South Africa. Virat Kohli is the new man in the middle.

Rohit Sharma c Peterson b McLaren 65(81)


INDIA Over: 20 II Score: 123/0

JP Duminy comes into the attack now. Rohit Sharma gets to his fifty with a single to long on. He has scored 6 boundaries. Dhawan is hit hard on the helmet with a rising delivery from McLaren. Indian batsmen are doing it really well now. They are not taking any undue risks. Singles are coming all too easily for them and the occasional boundaries are also being scored. All bowlers have looked ordinary. Shikhar Dhawan has got to his fifty as well. India comfortably placed and definitely on top.


INDIA Over: 16 II Score: 101/0

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are batting beautifully in the middle. Rohit has hit six boundaries and a six. Shikhar Dhawan has been the quieter one in the partnership with five boundaries. India’s new opening pair has worked wonders against an inexperienced South African attack. Dhawan hit Peterson for two consecutive boundaries in the 15th over. 100 comes up for India and both batsmen are close to their half centuries.


INDIA Over: 10 II Score: 53/0

Both players have settled in well and are playing some glorious shots. Rohit has not been rattled by the short delivery and has played the pull with good control. He has already hit four boundaries and a six. Dhawan has also look assured in the middle and has hit two boundaries so far. India are off to a good start here. Kleinveld and McLaren have failed to trouble the batsmen.


INDIA Over: 6 II Score: 26/0

Rohit plays a brilliant straight drive for a boundary off the fifth ball of the fourth over. Rohit will be looking to make the most of this oppurtunity. The fifth over was quiet and just two runs came off it. Rohit hit a big six off the first ball of the sixth over from Tsotsobe. Dhawan drove the last ball of the over for a boundary towards extra cover. Batsmen looking a lot more settled now.


INDIA Over: 3 II Score: 7/0

Dhawan defends the first ball from Morkel, no run taken. The South Africans have been bowling a good line and length and the batsmen are also leaving most of the deliveries. Dhawan pushes the last one to mid wicket for two runs.


INDIA Over: 2 II Score: 5/0

Tsotsobe to bowl the second over. Rohit leaves the first ball. Rohit tries to guide this one past slips but the ball falls short of slip and he takes a quick single. Dhawan pushes the next one to point, no run taken. Dhawan punches the next one past mid on for three runs. Rohit is wrapped on the pads this time, huge appeal, but the umpire says not out. Four runs off the over.


INDIA Over: 1 II Score: 1/0

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle for India. Morne Morkel to start proceedings for South Africa. First ball is left alone by Rohit Sharma. Morkel is extracting good bounce here as Rohit leaves the second ball as well. The ball is carrying well to the keeper. He gets off the mark with a push to square leg. Shikhar Dhawan on strike now. He leaves this one outside off stump. Just a single off the first over.

Cardiff: South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and decided to bowl first in the opening match of the Champions Trophy 2013 on Thursday.

India have left out M Vijay from the side which beat Australia in the second warm-up match. Dhoni confirmed after the toss that Rohit Sharma would open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan while in-form Dinesh Kathik would bat in the middle-order.

Fast bowler Dale Styne would be missing out due to injury while Colin Ingram would open the innings for the Proteas.

Preview: Drawn in what is being dubbed as the Group of Death, India will look to carry forward the form they exhibited in the tournament`s warm-up games as they lock horns with South Africa in the Champions Trophy opener, which will be their first match outside the sub-continent in 15 months.

With every game a virtual shootout, both the former winners will be eager to make a head start in the tournament which is being held for the last time.

As World Cup champions, India will have more than reputation to defend in the 50-over format contest. They have not played a limited over international outside the sub-continent in the last 15 months but the two big wins in their practice matches against Sri Lanka in Birmingham and Australia in Cardiff will give the Indian team management a fair idea of the conditions to confront.

India will also look to put behind them the recent spot-fixing scandal surrounding the IPL.

India Squad: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar

South Africa Squad: AB de Villiers (c & wk), Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Rory Kleinveldt, David Miller, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Colin Ingram, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Alviro Petersen