The group match between India and South Africa, an implicit quarter final game between the two hot favorites failed to be a crowd entertainer as the Proteas surrendered imprudently to the Indian bowlers first and then to batsmen as well, accepted the 8 wickets defeat.
Being the group champion, India will battle with Bangladesh, the group runners from the other edge, in the semifinal.
Heartbroken Proteas middle order batsman Faf du Plessis did not hide his emotions, yielded the mistakes he did in the field and afterwards appreciated India for their robust show on the field.
Meanwhile Faf du Plessis predicted about the final of ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, which would be held, according to his foretelling, between India and England.
“That will be my final. England are the form team but India know how to win big games” – Du Plessis said.
Bangladesh will play against India in the second semi final of the tournament on June 15 while England are waiting to see their counterpart for the first semi final on June 14 that is going to be decided within several hours in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.