India secured an eight-wicket victory over South Africa to enter the semi-finals of the CT keeping their title defence hopes alive. But even before the halfway mark of the game, it was clear that the match was a tactical blunder by the Proteas. Here is a look at how India secured the dominating win.
Staying to a particular length help Indian pacers
By just looking at the pitch maps of the Indian bowlers, one can see the disciplined performance that the duo
South African batsmen failed to emulate de Kock’s trait
Before coming into the match, de Kock averaged an incredible 74.11 against India, which includes five
Ashwin proves his value, yet again
For a spinner, the best way to find success on these type of flat wickets is to pitch the way full and allow the batsman to play on his front foot as often as possible. He also bowled slower through the air to make the most of the dry wicket and ended up confusing the South Africans which was summed up the way Amla perished to the ace Indian
agility on the field does half the job
The rise and rise of the Indian fielding unit
The Dhawan-Kohli combination augurs well for Indian success
South Africa knew how dangerous the Indian top order is once they going and what added insult to injury was the fact that that they were defending a modest 192 runs. If the bowlers could have imposed themselves and applied pressure on the duo of Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, they might have fancied their chances. But instead, they allowed Kohli to settle by putting the ball on his
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