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ICC World Cup Final: India sets 177-run target for South Africa


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Indian cricketer Shivam Dube batting against South Africa. (Photo: ICC)

India has set a 177-run target for South Africa in the final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup underway in West Indies on Saturday.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, India notched up 176 runs losing seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Virat Kohli topped the score with six fours and two sixes off 59 balls followed by Axar Patel with 47 runs. Patel hit one four and four sixes of 31 deliveries.

Similarly, Shivam Dube contributed 27 runs including three fours and one six off 16 balls. The other batsmen could not achieve double-digit runs.

In reply, Keshav Maharaj and Anrich Nortje took two wickets each while Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada claimed one wicket each for South Africa.

India entered the final of the ICC World Cup by defeating England by 68 runs. Similarly, South Africa entered the final by defeating Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the semifinal of the ICC World Cup.

India Team 
Rohit Sharma (c)

Virat Kohli

Rishabh Pant

Suryakumar Yadav

Shivam Dube

Hardik Pandya

Ravindra Jadeja

Axar Patel

Kuldeep Yadav

Arshdeep Singh

Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa Team
Quinton de Kock

Reeza Hendricks

Aiden Markram (c)

Heinrich Klaasen

David Miller

Tristan Stubbs

Marco Jansen

Keshav Maharaj

Kagiso Rabada

Anrich Nortje

Tabraiz Shamsi


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