Commentry

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But obviously, Virat Kohli is named the Man of the Match. That's all we have from this match. India will clash with familiar foes, Sri Lanka for the all-Asian final, day after tomorrow on the 6th of April. Until next time, farewell!

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Once again after Rohit Sharma fell, Virat Kohli took over the reins and started slowly gathering pace. He was in no hurry, took his singles, masterfully converted it to doubles and then when the run-rate was calling, he started scoring boundaries at will.

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South Africa posted a massive 172 on the board after winning the toss and bat first. Thanks to the exploits of Faf du Plessis, South Africa scored at a brisk rate and that had India under pressure in the innings break.

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It's South Africa in an ICC semifinal alright but this was no choke from them. This was an outstanding run-chase conducted by Virat Kohli in the easiest of manners. Another chase orchestrated by that man, Virat Kohli. There are no adjectives left to do enough justice to the unbelievably consistent performances that Virat Kohli comes up with.

19.1
4

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

FOUR! INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Absolute brilliance this! A pitched up delivery on off, Kohli whips it away through mid-wicket and he's up rejoicing. WHAT.A.PLAYER!

18.6
0

to MS Dhoni

Short on middle, Dhoni remains firmly on the back foot and defends it to give Kohli the chance to hit the running runs.

18.5
1

to Virat Kohli

A short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it away through square leg and takes one.

18.4
4

to Virat Kohli

FOUR! Bang! Short on middle but at the pace of 131 kph, you're asking for trouble, Kohli pulls it away to the square leg fence.

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MS Dhoni walks in.

18.3
W

to Suresh Raina

OUT! Gone! South Africa won't be celebrating though. A good length delivery outside off, Raina tries to go over mid off but chips it straight up in the air. du Plessis takes a dolly at mid off.

18.2
0

to Suresh Raina

Slow, short outside off, Raina leaves it alone.

18.1
4

to Suresh Raina

FOUR! India running away here! Short delivery on middle, Raina helps it away with a pull to the deep square leg fence.

17.6
4

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

FOUR! Kohli, whaddaplayaa! A short of a length delivery outside off, Kohli carves it away over point and finds the fence.

17.5
2

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

A good length delivery on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket and Amla makes a fumble to allow the second.

17.4
0

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

On a good length and wide, Kohli tries to cut but misses.

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Looks like the ball has gotten wet and there will be a change in ball..

17.3
4

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

FOUR! The modern master of chases is turning it on here! Full length delivery on middle, with the help of that wristy bottom-hand, Kohli whips it away and finds the ropes at wide long on. What does Steyn have up his sleeve now?

17.2
1

Dale Steyn to Suresh Raina

Short of a length delivery, Raina attempts to cut but mistimes it away past point for a single.

17.1
1

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

Short of a length delivery, Kohli pulls it away through mid-wicket and settles for one.

17.1
1
wd

Dale Steyn to Virat Kohli

Wide! Full but swinging down the leg side. Steyn-gun under pressure?

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