1st Group B Match – India vs South Africa Live Score & Updates | IND vs SA Live Thu Jun 6, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
India’s Umesh Yadav (2nd L) is congratulated by teammates Suresh Raina (L) and Virat Kohli (R) after dismissing South Africa’s Hashim Amla during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match at Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, Wales June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown
Group B Match – India vs South Africa Live | IND vs SA group b match live
Ground: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: Thu Jun 6
Time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT
Toss: South Africa won the toss, elected to BOWL
Umpires: IJ Gould and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire: RJ Tucker
Match referee: ; AJ Pycroft
Reserve Umpire: BF Bowden
Shikhar Dhawan smashed 114 off 94 balls as India overcame valiant South Africa by 26 runs in the opening match of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff on Thursday.
The left-hander led a batting feast by the Indians, who piled up 331-7 against a depleted attack that took the field without premier fast bowler Dale Steyn due to a side strain.
South Africa made a brave chase of the daunting target and replied with 305 following a defiant century stand between skipper AB de Villiers and pinch-hitter Robin Peterson for the third wicket.
India takes on South Africa after beating their strong opponents earlier the warm up matches with thumping margins beating both Sri Lanka and thrashing Australia. Having said that, India is still a new team compared to big names that are missing from their today’s squad against South Africa (e.g Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh) in the first and opening match of Champions Trophy that kicks off the event.
South Africa are also missing some of their legendary names, with Graeme Smith injured and Jacques Kallis skipping the tournament for personal reasons. Their fans might have felt reassured looking at the familiar bowling line-up, but Dale Steyn’s side strain means he could miss the first game.
While South Africa have at least been able to focus entirely on the cricket, India haven’t. For the past few weeks in India, cricket has dominated newspaper front pages and has been breathlessly reported on round-the-clock by television channels, but almost all of it has been about the corruption in the IPL, and the ensuing turmoil in the BCCI. Even as MS Dhoni was addressing the press in Cardiff ahead of the opening match of the Champions Trophy, the cricket news back in India was about the Delhi Police questioning the owners of Rajasthan Royals in connection with the spot-fixing controversy.
Dhoni’s already has a stellar CV as captain, but marshalling this new-look team under these distractions, especially in a short tournament like the Champions Trophy where even one defeat could mean elimination, will be among the biggest challenges of his career.
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India: (probable) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Suresh Raina, 7 Ravindra Jadeja/ Irfan Pathan, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav
South Africa: (probable) 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Alviro Petersen, 3 Colin Ingram, 4 AB de Villiers (capt & wk), 5 Faf du Plessis, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Robin Peterson, 9 Rory Kleinveldt, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe
+ South Africa have the worst ODI record in England over the past six years, having won only two matches in 10
+ Of the players in the squads of the two teams, only AB de Villiers has aggregated 100 or more runs in the Champions Trophy
+ India have won both their encounters against South Africa in the Champions Trophy, the last of which was in 2002. Of those who played that 2002 fixture, only Robin Peterson is in the current tournament’s squads.
The Group B 1st match between India vs South Africa is being played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Thursday Jun 6 at 10:30 local in Cardiff, 09:30 GMT and 14:30 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st match 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 Squads for 1st Group B Match
India Squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar
South Africa Squad: AB de Villiers (capt, wkt), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Graeme Smith/Alviro Petersen (see below), Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
England host the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy from June 6 to 23 with all major eight teams divided in 2 groups.
India vs South Africa Live Streaming of 1st Match of Group B
Several 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.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of India vs South Africa clash here:
- espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html (in Pakistan only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)