Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Virat Kohli Wants His Batsmen To Score More Runs Vs South Africa

India lose to Sri Lanka by 7 wickets on Thursday

India captain Virat Kohli hailed his team's performance after the holders thrashed a shambolic South Africa by eight wickets at the Oval to dump them out of the Champions Trophy on Sunday.

Perhaps the more embarrassing of the two ended with Faf du Plessis and David Miller finding themselves diving for the same crease, allowing Jasprit Bumrah to throw the ball to the non-strikers end for the run out to be completed and the latter mentioned batsman departing.

Whether he likes it or not, Proteas skipper AB de Villiers is the flagbearer of that failure as leader. Obviously he (de Villiers) is a big player for us, and he was looking good. You have to lay it out in front of them that this is what we did wrong, including me, and we need to take it on the chin and accept it and prove it.

"They had great intensity, they didn't miss the mark very often and bowled pretty well", he added.

Chasing 192 runs to win, after a good bowling performance from India, it was Shikhar's innings of 78, which comprised 12 fours and one six, which did the trick for India.

Sri Lanka defeated India by 7 wickets and it made life tough for Virat Kohli and his men. However, once Ravichandran Ashwin--playing his first match of the ongoing Champions Trophy--got the wicket of Amla, things just started to fall apart for the AB de Villiers-led side. "We just didn't play well". Both de Kock and Amla survived early run-out chances, with the former dropped by Hardik Pandya as the early runs were hard to come by.

South Africa were 94 for one after 20 overs and De Kock reached a tidy half-century off 68 balls before he was deceived by spinner Ravindra Jadeja and bowled for 53.

"On paper, Bangladesh are a weaker team than South Africa but will probably pull up a better fight because they have a good batting lineup, they play spin well and their bowlers have done well".

"You have to understand how to finish games off, luckily we got their big strikers out early. I don't know how many maiden overs or dot balls, but something that we spoke about, we executed that, and that always feels good as a team", Kohli said at the post-match press conference. They put the pressure on us. I believe we're the very close unit. We'll have to wait and see what people out there want to decide or whoever is in control.

"This kind of fielding performance was required".

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