Proteas win toss and field against India

GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: South Africa captain Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to field against India in a Group C World Twenty20 match at the Beausejour Stadium here on Sunday.

India made two changes from the side that beat Afghanistan by seven wickets here on Saturday.

Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was ruled out with stomach illness and his place was taken by Dinesh Karthik.

And, in a tactical switch, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla replaced fast bowler Zaheer Khan.

This was South Africa''s first match of the tournament and the Proteas opted to use the big-hitting Loots Bosman as captain Graeme Smith''s partner at the top of the order.

India: Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wk), Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Ashish Nehra

South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Loots Bosman, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher (wk), Albie Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Simon Taufel (AUS), TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)
Match referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL).