ICC Champions Trophy 2013 1st Match Group B: India Vs South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 6, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 10:45 local time (09:30 GMT, 3 PM IST).
Teams : India Vs South Africa
Venue: Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
Toss: South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first
Rohit Sharma reaches his 14th fifty in ODIs.
Dhawan reaches his 2nd fifty in ODIs.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma walk out to open. Here comes Morne Morkel with the first new ball
Both sides going into the first match of the tournament without one specialist opener each
AB de Villiers wins the toss and South Africa will bowlfirst
AB de Villiers: "It is a bit overcast. There might be movement around. We have gone with four seamers. The other surprise is we are starting with Colin Ingram, he is opening the batting. We don't want to risk Dale Steyn." Even without Steyn, this is quite a pace attack - Morkel, Tsotsobe, McLaren, Kleinveldt
MS Dhoni: "We were looking to bowl as well. I don't think the wicket will change much. Vijay misses out. We can manage this much cold. Birmingham was really cold." Rohit Sharma will open, with Dinesh Karthik in the middle order. Two spinners, and no Irfan
Pitch report: Hard pitch, grass cover, expect bounce and some seam movement, says Simon Doull on air
Last Five matches results:
India L W W W L
South Africa W W L W L
1.South Africa have the worst ODI record in England over the past six years, having won only two matches in 10.