Many expected what was a virtual quarter-final between India and South Africa to be a game which would end with a nail-biting finish. However, contrary to expectations of a cracker of a game, the Sunday’s fixture of the ongoing Champions Trophy turned to be a cakewalk for the Men in Blue as they registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over the Proteas at The Oval, London to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing 50-over marquee event.
Chasing a lowly target of 192, the defending champions lost just two wickets and crossed the line in just 38 overs.
India didn’t had a great start to their chase as they lost Rohit Sharma (12) at team’s score of 23. However, skipper Virat Kohli (76*), who came in next to bat, shared a 128-run partnership with opener Shikhar Dhawan (78). The left-handed opener, who had been in tremendous form in the Champions Trophy, was once again at his menacing best as he thrashed the South Africa bowlers to all the parts of the ground.
Nevertheless, after India defeated South Africa, Pakistani media’s reactions were worth noticeable.
Here is the glimpse of Pak media surprised as India entered semi-finals: