ICC Champions Trophy: India beat South Africa by 26 runs after Shikhar Dhawan's maiden century

South Africa, who ran neck-and-neck in terms of runs with India till at least the 35th over, paid the price for losing far too many wickets after at least three middle-order batsmen frittered good starts.

updated: June 11, 2013 13:26 IST
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Cardiff: India began their campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on a high with a 26-run win over South Africa in Cardiff. Chasing a target of 332, South Africa managed 305.

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South Africa lost three top wickets in six runs to hand India their first win in group B as the ICC Champions Trophy got under way here on Thursday. Chasing an imposing victory target of 332, South Africa were all out for 305 as Indian won comfortably by 26 runs.

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