South Africa vs West Indies ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Match

South Africa vs West Indies 

Result - D/L method: Match Tied. South Africa enters the semi final.

England has proved to be a great venue for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. After a series of few low scoring games, now slowly teams have settled down in the playing conditions out there and started scoring big. Although Cardiff pitch doesn't provide a heavenly experience to the batsmen, let us hope South Africa vs West Indies atleast turns out to be a cliff hanger. Indian TV viewers can continue enjoying high quality live telecast of Champions Trophy cricket on Star Sports 2 and Star Cricket.

South Africa and West Indies are sailing in the same boat. With one win and one loss to their points tally, they both need a win to reach the semis. A loss today will eliminate either of the teams. A do or die situation for both! That would bring out the best cricket from these teams.

South Africa posted a good total against Pakistan thanks to a good innings from Man of the match Hashim Amla. Ryan Mclaren has turned out to be a very good all rounder for the team. He has scored runs and also taken seven wickets in two matches. AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Miller, etc would all look to score big.

Dale Steyn is very likely to play this game and that would be a big concern for West Indies. Morris who bowled well in the IPL made his debut against Pakistan. He grabbed few wickets and was impressive. South Africa has a quality deep bowling line up.

West Indies relies a lot on the top order batsmen to lay a foundation of big score. Gayle, Darren Bravo, Samuels, etc need to click. Sarwan, Pollard, Sammy, Dwayne Bravo can still add lot of runs in the middle order.

Even West Indies has a lot of quality bowlers. Almost all of them can bowl. Roach, Sammy, Bravo and Pollard are key to their quick bowling line up. Narine needs to click with his spin against a team like South Africa who are considered to be weak against the spin. Even Samuels and Gayle can play the role of part timers.

With so much of potential cricketers featuring in this match, we are bound to be served with a good cricket treat. Stay tuned for more cricket updates.

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