Kohli urges India to keep cool in do-or-die SA clash

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal bowls during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval cricket ground in London. | AP

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal bowls during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval cricket ground in London. | AP

Against England he went 46, 50 and 30 not out in the three games before (this tournament), so AB must be out of form after just two knocks. There's nothing I can say here that's going to change anything, except that I still believe I can and hopefully I'll prove that.

South Africa also have one win from their two matches and can reach the last four with a victory in south London, making it a victor takes all clash. "That took a lot of pressure off ourselves, and we just went out there, expressed ourselves, and you can see what we can do when we play with a lot of freedom", Mathews said. "But the good thing they did was they did not lose wickets and they kept rotating strike which we as a team have done so many times". "That's partly my responsibility to make sure there's no panic", the South African skipper said. "I think the team that treats the game as normal as they can is the team that's in a better position to get the right result".

AB de Villiers may be a super cool batsman but he is human after all.

"My take on him (Kohli) is simple really. We're very excited about tomorrow and I also feel really excited about the opportunities". "I've thoroughly enjoyed every second out there", he said. Now it's done, and we look forward to the next game. But I understand what I'm trying to do out there. But none of the other teams is out of the competition as I write this on Friday. Ashwin who looks so good on Indian wickets is unable to do much.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said an inspirational net session with the legendary Kumar Sangakkara played a key role in his side's stunning win over defending champions India in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy match here.

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Captain Virat Kholi has warned his side they must keep their emotions under control when they face South Africa on Sunday. "As a cricketer, honestly I crave games like this". "You want to be part of matches that are as important as this one and then if you perform in that and your team gets across the line, it's a different feeling". You need to be smart about why you pick a spinner in one-day cricket - to change the pace of the game.

"Yes, it's become very exciting".

Indian ODI skipper Virat Kohli has indicated that the Indian team were beatable after being stunned by the young and spirited Lankan side in their group game of the Champions Trophy on Thursday.

"It was very pleasing for us to give them a win because we had some bad times in the recent past, especially with losing a lot of lives due to floods and we are very grateful that we could give them (Sri Lankan people) a (reason to) smile", the soft-spoken Sri Lanka skipper said at the post- match conference here last night.

"The team who has the most composure will have the better chance of winning tomorrow".