ICC Champions Trophy 2017: South Africa 'Chokeslam' themselves, say amused Twitterati after batting collapse

FP Sports, Jun, 11 2017

India are on course to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals after demolishing a woeful South Africa for 191 in a do-or-die clash at The Oval on Sunday.

Virat Kohli's side will have to win their last Group B fixture to avoid an embarrassing exit and they rose to the challenge after electing to bowl first against the Proteas.

South Africa, who also face elimination if they lose, found it impossible to take charge against India's accurate bowling and only Quinton de Kock (53) produced an innings of substance.

India were aided by the shambolic South Africans, whose captain AB De Villiers failed for the third time in the tournament after being run out for 16.

In total, South Africa had three run outs as they lost their last eight wickets for 51 runs.

A win for the holders India will have them join Group A qualifiers England and Bangladesh in the semi-finals.

The remaining last-four place will be decided on Monday when Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in what would be another virtual quarter-final.

South Africa's extraordinary collapse was the cause for some amusement on Twitter, with the word 'chokers' being used pretty liberally. Here is a collection of tweets:

Captain Kohli leading from the front, right from good team selection, smart bowling changes and was live wire in the field too.


The needless run-outs paved way for the much needed jokes:




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Published Date: Jun 11, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 11, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115