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19 June 2017

India's captain Virat Kohli (2nd R) shakes hands with South Africa's David Miller after the ICC Champions Trophy match between South Africa and India at The Oval in London on Sunday.

India had no such problems in knocking off the runs with 12 overs to spare, with captain Virat Kohli taking his team home with 76 not out. Kohli's side avoided the embarrassment of an early exit as they survived the must-win encounter to advance from Group B in style.

"Captaincy is all about backing players".

His expression, which honestly you have to see to believe, has garnered him a lot of attention, and several memes on them are already doing rounds on Twitter. "It was a day where India dominated us in all aspects and it shouldn't happen", he said.

"Because the last thing you want to do is go wicket‚ wicket".

"I can not pin point any negatives from today honestly. With all the players that we have and the cricket we've been playing, this tournament we haven't had a game where everything has clicked together, so we don't deserve to be in the semifinal". You have to be good enough to do that for the country and you have to be good enough to bounce back, as well. You can not be complacent or take any team lightly. "I just don't understand why it falls short of expectations at the global tournaments year after year", said Harbhajan. "Today was a team performance". In semi-final 1 England take on Pakistan and in the other semi finals India take on Bangladesh.

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South Africa and crunch games still can't see eye to eye. He credited Indian team to be a formidable opponent and hoped that his team played a better game of cricket.

"You know, I'm really delighted for all the bowlers to have executed their plans well in such a big game".

South Africa's quest for winning an ICC tournament came to an end after AB de Villiers' men suffered an eight-wicket loss against India.

De Villiers, who was criticised for his captaincy as he led the one-day global side to a first-round exit in the ongoing Champions Trophy, has ruled himself out of the test matches. Rival captain AB de Villiers did a splendid job of explaining what the Indian bowlers did right. No one said it's going to be easy.

"Through soft dismissals we lost our way and that was the part that hurt the most".

Test players Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and Kagiso Rabada have all been rested for the Twenty20 series as South Africa try to make sure their key players remain fresh on a lengthy three-month tour of England.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017