India beat South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semi-final


LONDON: Defending champions India swept into the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals by defeating South Africa in a must-win match at The Oval on Sunday.

Having dismissed South Africa for 191, the Kholi’s side chased down the target with 12 overs remaining as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kholi inspired the holders’ eight-wicket victory.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan remained top-scorer with 78 from 83 balls while skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 76.
Two-time champions India joins England and Bangladesh in the semi-finals, with the remaining place in the last four going to the winner of Monday’s Group B meeting between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
The Kohli’s side will face Group A runners-up Bangladesh in Birmingham on Thursday in the second semi-final as they bid to make the final for the fourth time.