India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Semi-Final: Star Sports Live Streaming Info and Cricket Live Score
With Yuvraj Singh expected to return for India after a brief injury in practice sessions and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis willing to risk suspension for winning in the semis, it’s going to be a tough clash at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur as the two teams take on each other on April 4, 2014.
The semi-final match starts at 6:30 p.m. India time.
Fans can catch the match live on Star Sports in Indian subcontinent including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, while SuperSport will telecast in South Africa.
Star Sports will be live streaming the Ind vs SA T20 match live at its official website for free.
Watch the match online on Star Sports here .
For USA fans, the match will be live on ESPN, while Fox Sports has the rights for Australia.
India’s streak in the group matches has been more than commendable with all the wins coming close and confident for the players.
They first slashed the hopes of arch rivals Pakistan and then went on to win against West Indies, demoralized Australian side and underperforming Bangladesh side.
There can be some good shuffle in the side for India in today’s match. They will have to make a choice between Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Shami, while only one of Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane will be retained.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. No changes in the Indian squad.
The squads are:
India Squad: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra and Mohit Sharma.
South Africa: AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir.
India innings: Check the final scorecard here.
- 176 for 4 (19,1 overs) India win by 6 wickets.
- 172 for 4 (19 overs)
- 163 for 3 (18 overs)
- 150 for 3 (17 overs)
- 133 for 3 (16 overs)
- 122 for 2 (15 overs)
- 113 for 2 (14 overs)
- 104 for 2 (13 overs)
- 94 for 2 (12 overs)
- 89 for 2 (11 overs)
- 80 for 2 (10 overs)
- 61 for 1 (7 overs)
- 57 for 1 (6 overs)
- 24 for no loss (2 overs)
- 172 f0r 4 wickets (20 overs)
- 158 for 4 wickets (19 overs)
- 146 for 4 wickets (18 overs)
- 136 for 4 wickets (17 overs)
- 130 for 4 wickets (16 overs)
- 127 for 3 wickets (15 overs)
- 118 for 3 wickets (14 overs)
- 107 for 2 wickets (13 overs) – 17 runs.
- 90 for 2 wickets (12 overs) – 16 runs in the over.
- 74 for 2 wickets (11 overs)
- 67 for 2 wickets (10 overs)
- 52 for 2 wickets (8 overs)
- 47 for 2 wickets (7 overs)
- 44 for 2 wickets (6 overs)
Yuvraj Singh, who recently suffered an injury while playing barefoot football, is expected to return to the field after being away from practice for two days. Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra and R Ashwin will cling to their positions today.
South Africa did win some matches and lost some, but this time skipper Faf du Plessis will not take any risks.
It is being speculated that Aaron Phangiso might play for the team today, but the captain deferred the decision when asked.
Hashim Amla is expected to open and other players remain constant.
If Phangiso is brought in the attack, they will have to sacrifice Beuran Hendricks. Faf du Plessis, who has been penalized twice for slow over rates, mentioned that he is willing to risk suspension if that means winning over India.
There are expected rains and thunderstorms on Friday at Mirpur, so that might change quite a few things.
The highlights can be watched here after the match is over.