India put into bat by Proteas in must win match

James Fitzpatrick | cricket20

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has won the toss and elected to bowl first against India in a muct win match for MS Dhoni’s side at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

With Pakistan having beaten Australia only India can now reach the semi finals and they will have to beat South Africa by around 30 runs in order to leap frog above Pakistan thanks to a better run rate.

South Africa meanwhile will be playing for pride after being knocked out of the tournament because of Pakistans victory over the Aussies, even if the Proteas win they will only have two point which won’t be enough to leap frog India and Pakistan.

India team - G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni*†, SK Raina, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, L Balaji, Z Khan.

South Africa team - HM Amla, JH Kallis, AB de Villiers*†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, F Behardien, JA Morkel, J Botha, RJ Peterson, DW Steyn, M Morkel.

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