World T20 - 2nd semi final

India v South Africa

India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

0.5

Kumar to du Plessis, no run, good first ball for du Plessis. Pitches on a length, just outside off, swings back in towards off. Defended off the front foot

0.6

Kumar to du Plessis, 1 run, big swing but too straight, and has been clipped away for one

South Africa 10/1   F du Plessis 1* (2b)

1.1

MM Sharma to du Plessis, 2 runs, length ball outside off, he strides forward, moves into it, and pushes it wide of cover for two

1.2

MM Sharma to du Plessis, 1 run, pushes off the front foot, slightly to the left of cover, and he sets off immediately for a quick single

South Africa 13/1   F du Plessis 4* (4b)

2.1

Kumar to du Plessis, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, pushed wide of mid-on for one

2.3

Kumar to du Plessis, no run, on a length, angling in, pushed to mid-on

2.4

Kumar to du Plessis, no run, this one holds its line outside off, beats the outside edge as he looks to open the face of the bat

2.5

Kumar to du Plessis, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, pushed to leg for one

South Africa 16/1   F du Plessis 6* (8b)

3.5

MM Sharma to du Plessis, FOUR, du Plessis opens up. Moves across to a length ball, and whips it over the leg side. Over midwicket

3.6

MM Sharma to du Plessis, 2 runs, and du Plessis moves across again, and bunts this into the leg side. Straight of deep midwicket. Comes back for the second

South Africa 34/1   F du Plessis 12* (10b 1x4)

4.6

Kumar to du Plessis, no run, lovely punch from du Plessis but he can't beat extra cover with that

South Africa 43/1   F du Plessis 12* (11b 1x4)

6.1

Jadeja to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted on off, driven down the ground for one

6.3

Jadeja to du Plessis, 1 run, down the wicket again, pushes this to long-on for one

South Africa 47/2   F du Plessis 14* (13b 1x4)

7.1

Raina to du Plessis, 1 wide, and he too starts with a wide

7.1

Raina to du Plessis, 1 run, offbreak, hits the inside half of the bat, goes for a single to leg

7.4

Raina to du Plessis, no run, down the wicket, looks to work this to leg, can't beat midwicket

7.5

Raina to du Plessis, no run, flighted outside off, looks to drive it to long-off, can't beat Raina

7.6

Raina to du Plessis, 1 run, down the wicket again, plays it with soft hands, past midwicket for a single

South Africa 53/2   F du Plessis 16* (17b 1x4)

8.1

Jadeja to du Plessis, 1 run, du Plessis is down the wicket again, pushes this flat delivery into the leg side for one

8.3

Jadeja to du Plessis, 1 run, flat, into the pads, worked away for a single

8.5

Jadeja to du Plessis, 1 run, Faf is down again, looks to push this to leg, gets a thick leading edge past cover

South Africa 58/2   F du Plessis 19* (20b 1x4)

9.1

Raina to du Plessis, no run, short of a length, down the wicket, but can't bat midwicket

9.2

Raina to du Plessis, FOUR, slightly short of a length, he goes back to go over the man at midwicket. Rohit comes around from square leg, slides, gets behind it, but it slides. Just doesn't get it clean. And it goes for four. Kohli, who has run in from long-on, is livid. He kicks the ball away

9.3

Raina to du Plessis, 1 run, Faf makes room, shows him all three stumps, the ball turns back in, takes the inside edge. Single taken

9.5

Raina to du Plessis, 1 run, makes room to go over extra but the ball is gripping. Turns back more than expected, and goes to long-on off the inside edge

South Africa 65/2   F du Plessis 25* (24b 2x4)

10.2

Mishra to du Plessis, no run, Faf jumps away from the stumps to go over extra, but the ball dips and drifts and then turns away too far past the edge

10.3

Mishra to du Plessis, 1 no ball, Faf down the wicket, this is a big no-ball, played back to Mishra, and Faf dives back into the crease

10.3

Mishra to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot. He is down the wicket early, reaches the pitch of a quickish delivery, and chips it over extra cover. On a knee too

10.4

Mishra to du Plessis, no run, big turn. Slower and higher this time, pitches outside leg. The turn cramps Faf, who is already down the wicket, and has to play a defensive shot lest he miss and get stumped

10.5

Mishra to du Plessis, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away for one to leg

South Africa 73/2   F du Plessis 30* (29b 3x4)

11.2

Raina to du Plessis, 2 runs, stays back to pull a shortish ball wide of long-on for two. Kohli slips as he fields

11.3

Raina to du Plessis, FOUR, presses forward, gets under a length ball, and sweeps it over square leg for four

11.4

Raina to du Plessis, 2 runs, down the wicket this time, is beaten a bit in the air, but he manages the turn well, and places this wide of deep square for two

11.5

Raina to du Plessis, SIX, one-handed six off a spinner. Incredible. He tries the sweep, not to the reach of it outside off, the bottom hand comes off as he sweeps, but it still miraculously carries over square leg

11.6

Raina to du Plessis, 1 run, down the wicket to push this to long-on for one

South Africa 90/2   F du Plessis 45* (34b 4x4 1x6)

12.1

Mishra to du Plessis, FOUR, another incredible shot. Skipper Faf is getting into this here. He jumps away from the stumps to open the off side again, and he is all but beaten by the excessive turn. He still goes ahead with it, away from the body, and somehow manages to lob it over point for four. Fifty for the partnership

12.2

Mishra to du Plessis, 1 run, driven to long-off to bring up the fifty for Faf. Cometh the hour, cometh the captain?

12.5

Mishra to du Plessis, 1 run, too short, pulled wide of long-on, but Kohli does well there to keep them down to one

South Africa 103/2   F du Plessis 51* (37b 5x4 1x6)

13.1

Ashwin to du Plessis, no run, appeal for a catch down the leg side, but this is only to make sure it is not a wide. And the ball has hit the thigh pad. So Dhoni and Dharmasena do well here

13.2

Ashwin to du Plessis, SIX, first really poor delivery from Ahswin. Too shirt, pitches outside leg, and Faf pulls it over wide long-on for six. They knock the gloves after the hit. He is using the depth of the crease superbly

13.3

Ashwin to du Plessis, 1 run, swept away off a length, gets a single

13.5

Ashwin to du Plessis, OUT, Faf is bowled. Ashwin has done it again, but this is a strange dismissal, something we are quite used to seeing in T20s. Faf jumps away again to make room, Ashwin bowls a carrom ball that pitches well outside leg. Faf tries to go over the leg side, but misses, and it has gone off his body to tickle the off bail off

F du Plessis b Ashwin 58 (53m 41b 5x4 2x6) SR: 141.46

South Africa 115/3   F du Plessis 58 (41b 5x4 2x6)
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Photos

Apr 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed

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Apr 4, 2014

Yuvraj Singh lifts Virat Kohli up after the win, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Yuvraj Singh lifts Virat Kohli up after the win

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