South Africa have always crumbled when under pressure earning themselves the tags of "Chokers" tag and they lived up to their reputation today. India were brilliant on the field, affecting THREE run-outs which turned the game around and the Twitterati did not spare the Proteas for the loss.
Brief Scores: South Africa 191/10 (Quinton de Kock 53, Faf du Plessis 36; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/23, Jasprit Bumrah 2/28) lost to India 193/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 78, Virat Kohli 76; Imran Tahir 1/37) by 8 wickets.
Here are some tweets from the game :
An open letter to the South African team from an Indian fan before the match!
South Africa start strongly, thanks to De Kock!
6th 50+ score for QDK against India in 10 ODIs. #INDvSA— srijith (@srijithcfc) June 11, 2017
Quinton de Kock has scored 50 on 5 occasions vs India in ODIs before today.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 11, 2017
He has converted them in to a 100 on all 5 occasions!#INDvSA
First fifty for de cock against india😅😅 #INDvSA— Dilipsinh Abda (@dilipsinhabda) June 11, 2017
Then the Indian fielding struck!
You need to be a Dhoni to beat a flying superman. pic.twitter.com/02m6X2Mlo4— Deνιℓ (@ibeingdevil_) June 11, 2017
Dhoni proving again why he is the best behind the stumps!
Then this happened!
This photo won the day!
This is what happens when you are afraid of Dhoni! :P
Faf du Plessis after getting out will be like....
South Africa in a hurry to catch the 9pm flight. They don't want to be late for work on Monday. #CT17— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) June 11, 2017
Rumour has it that the commentators are still trying to finish pronouncing it!
South Africa should hire
Rohit Sharma's biopic should be "The Accidental Talent" 😂— Mthn (@Being_Humor) June 11, 2017
But Dhawan continued his brilliant form in ICC tournaments!
Rafa Nadal at French open = Shikhar Dhawan at ICC tournaments. #CT17— cricBC (@cricBC) June 11, 2017
Captain Kohli joins the party!
Skipper gets to his fifty, finish it in style Kohli💙— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) June 11, 2017
The Bangladeshi camp after finding out they will face India in the semi-final!
The Bangladesh fan club right now!
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.