South Africa won the toss and scored a solid 173 runs in their allotted 20 overs in the T20 World Cup semi-final match against India being played in Dhaka on April 4, 2014.
If the weather holds good then we will have a tense exciting contest this evening between India and South Africa in the second Semi-Final of the ICC World T20 2014 at Dhaka. The winner of this match will face Sri Lanka in the Finals on April 6.
Weather is the biggest concern as of now in the Shere Bangla National Stadium. A hailstorm disrupted yesterday’s semi-final match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
When last reports came in, The India score was 38 runs for no loss in 3 overs. See the Ind vs Sa live scores here.
The ground was transformed into a lake almost. We will have to see if yesterday’s damage by the thunderstorm will have any effect on the outfield and the pitch or not.
Unfortunately thunderstorms have been predicted for today’s semi-final. According to the Met Reports, there is 70% of rain today.
Cricket fans would be hoping that they get to see a proper contest to decide the winner. In case of no play due to rain, then the ICC rules say that India will advance into the Finals because of their higher ranking!
The India-South Africa Semi Final match will begin at 6:30 pm Indian time. The live action can be watched on Star Sports or Doordarshan in India.
Watch Virat Kohli’s 72 off 44 balls:
The same can be watched on SuperSoprt channel in South Africa. On the internet, users can log in to the Star Sports website for the live online streaming.
Watch the Ind vs SA T20 match highlights:
Now to the team news, India’s biggest match-winner Yuvraj Singh has been declared fit to play the match. Yuvraj was injured a couple of days on his ankle while playing football as part of a warm-up routine!
Team India is in a dilemma of sorts whether to stick with Ajinkya Rahane and Mohit Sharma or not.
Rahane didn’t do much against the Aussies but he is competing with Shikhar Dhawan, who has been struggling to get going in the recent times.
Mohit Sharma on the other hand had a fantastic outing against the Aussies but will the team management prefer him over the proven Mohammed Shami remains to be seen.
South Africa are likely to get back their Skipper Faf du Plessis who missed the team’s last game because of a suspension from the Match Referee for over-rate.
There is talk about left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso coming into the team as well perhaps in the place of Beuran Hendricks.