India very comfortably entered the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy 2013 tournament by winning all their three group matches, and South Africa panicked but thanks to their NRR, they went ahead of West Indies although the match was drawn due to a D/L system, and in the end the Group B standings were looking easy as Pakistan never was into the competition, losing all their 3 matches.
On the other hand, Group A had some narrow finishes and the group table was very tight with only England qualifying before the last group match, and the other three teams were dependent on the last group match between Australia and Sri Lanka to get into the semi-finals based on the result of that match.
Sri Lanka won the match to end up 2nd in the group and qualify for the semi-final after the nervy finish.
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Semi-Final Teams
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Semi-Final Fixtures
South Africa v England
Venue: The Oval
Jun 19, 2013 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 15:00 IST)
India v Sri Lanka
Jun 20, 2013 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 15:00 IST)
The final would be played on June 21st, with no extra days left between the matches, thus the winners of the two semi-finals would be fighting for the title the very next day.
What if it rains during Champions Trophy semi-final match?
If it rains before the match begins itself, there would be a one-over super over decider played to decide the winner, and if it rains and no game is possible at all, the team which topped the group would be progressing to the finals.