World T20 - 2nd semi final

India v South Africa

India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

One slip on for de Kock, who will face the first ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over

"The question is have you done your warm up excercises Mr commentator. We need you to tickle that keyboard at pace. No cramping please :-)" John, enough fluids taken, and not of the dehydrating variety. I am ready. As are both the teams. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock walk out

PietSkiet: "Was not nervous at all, cause I gave SA no chance, but with winning the toss the nerves are settling in nicely. Will we see a Miller special today?"

6.55pm Both the squads, the match referee Ranjan Madugalle, the umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Ian Gould, and the third umpire Bruce Oxenford, are out for the national anthems. How are the nerves doing?

6.50pm Ten minutes to the start of the big one. Fairly settled XIs. It would have been a difficult choice at the toss because you want to bat first on the tired pitches, but there is some weather about. However, both the sides were happy batting first

South Africa have won the toss and have decided to bat first. They are unchanged except for du Plessis coming in for Behardein. "It's just another game for us," says du Plessis of the semi-final hoodoo. India would have batted too. They are unchanged, which means Rahane and Mohit play ahead of Dhawan and Shami

Time for the toss. Faf du Plessis is back as South Africa captain. MS Dhoni looks calm. "It has been quite boring," he says, "without cricket over the last four days."

6.15pm Fifteen minutes to go to the toss. Weather is still good. Questions to ponder for the two captains: Dhawan v Rahane and Mohit v Shami; and Phangiso v Hendricks

6pm Everybody is, understandably, talking about the hail stones in the semi-final yesterday, and everybody is worried about today's game, but momentarily at least I am glad to report that nothing is coming down from the sky. this is Sidharth Monga, welcoming you all to the live coverage of the second semi-final of this World Twenty20. It is a classic duel between a side that has been efficient and streamrolling opponents, and one that has been mercurial and has scrapped and scraped through. Only the roles have reversed. India have been the dominant side, South Africa have been doing the scrapping

0.1

Kumar to de Kock, 2 runs, length ball, pitches outside leg, flicked away to the right of deep fine leg for a couple

0.2

Kumar to de Kock, 1 wide, no swing, and it starts wide outside leg again. A slightly nervous start or lack of swing?

0.2

Kumar to de Kock, 2 leg byes, this one swings the other way, down the leg side, de Kock misses, but gets two leg-byes

0.3

Kumar to de Kock, FOUR, lucky four runs. This is short, angling away, he has the room to go after it, but not enough. Gets the bottom edge, past the diving Dhoni. Slightly nervous from both the batsman and the bowler

0.4

Kumar to de Kock, OUT, oh he has given this. is it nervous from the umpire too or a great decision? De Kock is not happy with the call. He goes for a big drive to a length ball outside off, the fielders go up immediately for the inside edge, Ian Gould raises his finger after thinking about it. De Kock is not thrilled about the decision. Replays show there is a sound as it passes the bat, so the umpire has got it right

Q de Kock c †Dhoni b Kumar 6 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

In comes Faf du Plessis

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

End of over 1 (10 runs) South Africa 10/1 (RR: 10.00)
F du Plessis    1* (2b)      B Kumar    1-0-8-1
HM Amla    0* (0b)     

No spin at the top. Mohit Sharma to share the new ball. One wide slip in place

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

Amla to face for the first time

1.3

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched away off the back foot, but can't beat cover

1.4

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, full, on the pads, Amla misses out. He has found the man at midwicket with the flick

1.5

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, mis-hits a shortish ball outside off, hit on the inside half of the bat. Three dots already for Amla

1.6

MM Sharma to Amla, no run, wide length ball, he drives, but can't beat the man at cover. Four dots for Amla, good start for Mohit

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
HM Amla    0* (4b)      MM Sharma    1-0-3-0
F du Plessis    4* (4b)      B Kumar    1-0-8-1

Dhoni comes up to the stumps

2.1

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

2.2

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets off the mark with a push wide of mid-on

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

2.6

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, Amla still manages to place it wide of mid-on for one

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 17/1 (RR: 5.66)
HM Amla    2* (6b)      B Kumar    2-0-12-1
F du Plessis    6* (8b)      MM Sharma    1-0-3-0

Dhoni stands back for Mohit Sharma

3.1

MM Sharma to Amla, FOUR, that's Amla showing his inner Dilshan. Stands tall, clears the front leg, and smashes this short ball through cover. Meets it on the top of the bounce

Slip moves out to short cover

3.2

MM Sharma to Amla, 2 runs, slower ball from Sharma, but Amla moves across to open up the leg side, and takes a couple fine of fine leg

3.3

MM Sharma to Amla, FOUR, these are some lucky runs. Amla shows Shamra that he is moving away, but stays his ground when the ball is delivered. Sharma stays straight, but can't do anything about the outside edge that goes wide of Dhoni

3.4

MM Sharma to Amla, 1 run, moves across this time, is beaten, but gets a leg-bye

Slip comes back for du Plessis

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

Fine leg comes up, midwicket goes back

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

End of over 4 (17 runs) South Africa 34/1 (RR: 8.50)
F du Plessis    12* (10b 1x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-20-0
HM Amla    13* (10b 2x4)      B Kumar    2-0-12-1

Dhoni stands up for Bhuvneshwar

4.1

Kumar to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot from Amla. Short of a length, angling in, and he has caressed it past midwicket. Yuvraj escorts it to the fence

4.2

Kumar to Amla, no run, tries another flick to leg, but is beaten and is hit on the pad

4.3

Kumar to Amla, no run, good delivery. Short of a length, on off. No room. Nor is it too straight. Defended

4.4

Kumar to Amla, FOUR, another Dilshan shot from Amla. Opens the front leg, and smashes this over extra cover

4.5

Kumar to Amla, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed wide of mid-off for one

4.6

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

End of over 5 (9 runs) South Africa 43/1 (RR: 8.60)
F du Plessis    12* (11b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-21-1
HM Amla    22* (15b 4x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-20-0

Bert: "Rumour is Amla is batting with a picture of Haroen Loorgat inside his helmut - this true?"

First change. Here is R Ashwin. Round the wicket

5.1

Ashwin to Amla, 1 wide, and he starts with a wide down leg

5.1

Ashwin to Amla, OUT, what a superb delivery from Ashwin. He bowls the carrom ball that pitches well outside leg, Amla plays for it, but the ball has turned more than he expects, and has pegged back the off stump. Will this be the moment people will talk about for years?

HM Amla b Ashwin 22 (24m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

JP Duminy comes in ahead of AB de Villiers. I think they want him to play the destructive part in the final overs, but will South Africa be in a position to do so? Dhoni going on the offensive here. Slip and leg gully. Bowling over the wicket

5.2

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

5.3

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, flighted, on the toes, defended to midwicket

5.4

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, flighted outside leg, Duminy tries the sweep, but is beaten

5.5

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, defended from the crease

5.6

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, another defensive shot brings to end a superb over. Match-turning one?

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 44/2 (RR: 7.33)
JP Duminy    0* (5b)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-1
F du Plessis    12* (11b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-21-1

Ravindra Jadeja now. Already three swings in this match. Will South Africa get bogged down?

6.1

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

6.2

Jadeja to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy uses his feet, gets right to the pitch of the ball, drives this to long-on for one

6.3

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

6.4

Jadeja to Duminy, no run, appeal for lbw as he is beaten on the sweep, but this has hit outside the line. Jadeja has run into du Plessis while appealing, and Gould asks him to watch it

6.5

Jadeja to Duminy, no run, down the wicket but can't beat midwicket

6.6

Jadeja to Duminy, no run, another sweep, another lbw appeal. This one is closer but Gould says no. Turning too much? Hit him outside the line?

End of over 7 (3 runs) South Africa 47/2 (RR: 6.71)
JP Duminy    1* (9b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0
F du Plessis    14* (13b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-1

Raina to bowl now

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

7.2

Raina to Duminy, 2 runs, low full toss, driven wide of long-on for a couple

Bhaskar: "Even with a very good last over by Ashwin, this turned out to be the most expensive powerplay against India this WC"

7.3

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, driven with the turn, but Jadeja dives at extra cover to take the sting off it

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

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 53/2 (RR: 6.62)
F du Plessis    16* (17b 1x4)      SK Raina    1-0-6-0
JP Duminy    4* (11b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0

Sinbad: "Preserving your best bowlers for AB?"

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

8.2

Jadeja to Duminy, 1 run, on a length, outside off, guided to the left of short third, gets a single

South Africa look like they will take six an over until the 14th or the 15th

8.3

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

8.4

Jadeja to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, punched to long-on

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

8.6

Jadeja to Duminy, no run, this one turns in from short of a length, cramps him up, Duminy can't place this dab well

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 58/2 (RR: 6.44)
JP Duminy    6* (14b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-8-0
F du Plessis    19* (20b 1x4)      SK Raina    1-0-6-0

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

9.4

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, whipped away for one

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

9.6

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to long-off for one

End of over 10 (8 runs) South Africa 66/2 (RR: 6.60)
JP Duminy    8* (16b)      SK Raina    2-0-14-0
F du Plessis    25* (24b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-8-0

"Strange are the ways of MSD. Wasn't it time to attack with Mishra and Ashwin on either side after the fall of Amla?" Srini, he is keeping them for the big overs in the end, but I agree with you

Speaking of him, here is Amit Mishra. The original decision had been to bowl Jadeja, but Dhoni eventually calls for Mishra

10.1

Mishra to Duminy, 1 run, slow sweep first ball, but Dhoni has a fielder for it at deep midwicket. Just the single

Sid: "That expression from Kohli was akin to Cristiano Ronaldo, when his team mates do not pass him the ball and go for goal themselves. Kohli probably wanted to put in the dive too!"

One slip in

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

Free hit coming up

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

10.6

Mishra to Duminy, 1 run, full and fast, too full for Duminy to try the slog sweep. Drives this to long-on for one

End of over 11 (8 runs) South Africa 74/2 (RR: 6.72)
JP Duminy    10* (18b)      A Mishra    1-0-8-0
F du Plessis    30* (29b 3x4)      SK Raina    2-0-14-0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back. No, it is Raina again

11.1

Raina to Duminy, 1 bye, turn and bounce as he tries to pull. Beaten. As is Dhoni. Takes a bye

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

One over too many from a part-timer? Story of Dhoni's life as captain?

End of over 12 (16 runs) South Africa 90/2 (RR: 7.50)
F du Plessis    45* (34b 4x4 1x6)      SK Raina    3-0-29-0
JP Duminy    10* (19b)      A Mishra    1-0-8-0

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?

12.3

Mishra to Duminy, SIX, oh a fullie. Duminy will slog-sweep this for hours on end. Sends it way over deep midwicket

I don't see any towels. Did that last bowl slip out of Mishra's hand?

12.4

Mishra to Duminy, 1 run, wrong'un, too short, and punched to deep midwicket for one

Du Plessis is struggling with his fitness a little. A slip is still in

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

12.6

Mishra to Duminy, FOUR, too full, outside leg, tries the wrong'un but half-volleys don't turn. Duminy sweeps it, sweeps it square and along the ground. Beats the fielder to his left

End of over 13 (17 runs) South Africa 107/2 (RR: 8.23)
JP Duminy    21* (22b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-25-0
F du Plessis    51* (37b 5x4 1x6)      SK Raina    3-0-29-0

Ashwin is back. Can he pull South Africa back again?

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

Still a slip in for Duminy

13.4

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, tries to sweep this from leg, gets a leg-bye

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

AB de Villiers is the new man in

13.6

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, wide, cut away to deep point for one

End of over 14 (9 runs) South Africa 116/3 (RR: 8.28)
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      R Ashwin    2-0-10-2
JP Duminy    22* (23b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-25-0

Mishra to continue. Still a slip in

14.1

Mishra to de Villiers, 2 runs, flighted on off, driven towards extra cover, Yuvraj misfields, allows two runs

14.2

Mishra to de Villiers, no run, another drive to extra cover, but this time Yuvraj fields well

14.3

Mishra to de Villiers, 2 runs, slightly short of a length, quick too, AB is clearly beaten by the trajectory, but he gets enough bat on it to chip it over Mishra's head

14.4

Mishra to de Villiers, FOUR, what a shot. AB tells Dhoni you need more fielders. You need a field for a left-hand and a right-hand batsman. He has taken this full ball from a foot outside leg, and has reverse-swept it past slip for four

Slip comes out

14.5

Mishra to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to deep cover for one

14.6

Mishra to Duminy, 2 runs, wrong'un, on a length, outside leg, bunted away with soft hands, between long-on and deep midwicket. Comes back for two

End of over 15 (11 runs) South Africa 127/3 (RR: 8.46)
JP Duminy    24* (24b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-0-36-0
AB de Villiers    10* (6b 1x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-10-2

Sixty off the last five. How many off the next five?

15.1

Ashwin to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, AB looks to sweep a wide ball outside leg fine, but gets only a faint tickle to short fine

15.2

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

15.3

Ashwin to de Villiers, OUT, three Ashwin overs, three huge wickets. Is he turning this match for India? This, for a change, is a long hop outside leg. A blindfolded AB can hit these for sixes, but this time he gets a top edge and is caught at long leg

AB de Villiers c RG Sharma b Ashwin 10 (7m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

David Miller makes it two left-hand batsmen in the middle

15.4

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, shortish, gets turn and bounce, but the edge doesn't carry to short third

15.5

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, pushed to extra cover

15.6

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, takes it from off, gets a single to deep midwicket

Excellent over from Ashwin

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 130/4 (RR: 8.12)
JP Duminy    26* (28b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-12-3
DA Miller    0* (0b)      A Mishra    3-0-36-0

Raina gets a fourth over. Two left-hand batsmen in

16.1

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, flat, into the pads, gets a single to leg

16.2

Raina to Miller, 1 run, on a length, on off, pushed past cover for one

16.3

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, stays back to a length ball, nurdles it for one to leg

16.4

Raina to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, punched straight of the diving short straight cover for one

16.5

Raina to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for one to deep square

16.6

Raina to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, stays low, punched to deep cover for one

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 136/4 (RR: 8.00)
DA Miller    3* (3b)      SK Raina    4-0-35-0
JP Duminy    29* (31b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-12-3

Ashwin to bowl out? He has got three already. Will he get another wicket? A slip is still in

17.1

Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, on a length, offbreak, pushed through cover for one

Slip comes out

17.2

Ashwin to Duminy, no run, big shout for lbw as he is beaten on the sweep, but this has hit him on top of the pad. No lbw here

17.3

Ashwin to Duminy, SIX, jumps at him, right to its pitch, swings through smoothly, and clears long-on easily. Beautiful old-fashioned shot

17.4

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, tries the sweep from outside off, gets a bottom edge through Dhoni's legs

17.5

Ashwin to Miller, 1 run, gets a single to leg

17.6

Ashwin to Duminy, 1 run, Ashwin's first wicketless over comes to an end. Worked away off the pads to deep midwicket

End of over 18 (10 runs) South Africa 146/4 (RR: 8.11)
JP Duminy    37* (35b 1x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-22-3
DA Miller    5* (5b)      SK Raina    4-0-35-0

Two overs to go. Two big overs for this match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the 19th

18.1

Kumar to Duminy, no run, low full toss, pretty straight, hit back at him. Valuable dot

18.2

Kumar to Duminy, no run, tries the cute ramp over fine leg to a length ball, but is beaten. Two dots, and pressure will be on Duminy now

18.3

Kumar to Duminy, SIX, that's a monster hit from Duminy. Stands strong, in the crease, gets under a length ball, and swings it clear over square leg. Don't bowl length at the death. Someone in the crowd seems to be hit

18.4

Kumar to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, Duminy adjusts late, opens the face, gets a single to short third

18.5

Kumar to Miller, FOUR, what a shot. Top shot this. Low full toss, nearly a yorker, he can't get under it, but he drives this hard and beats the diving extra cover by inches

18.6

Kumar to Miller, 1 run, well bowled to finish the over. A perfect yorker. He has dug this out to leg, and scampers through for one. Was out if Bhuvneshwar had hit the non-striker's end

End of over 19 (12 runs) South Africa 158/4 (RR: 8.31)
DA Miller    10* (7b 1x4)      B Kumar    4-0-33-1
JP Duminy    44* (39b 1x4 3x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-22-3

Last over coming up. Who will bowl it? Jadeja? Mishra? Both turn the ball back in to left-hand batsmen. It's Mohit to bowl the last over. Fine leg and third man are up

19.1

MM Sharma to Miller, 1 run, lucky to get away with a length ball. That was in the slot to hit a six. Doesn't get a good hit. Takes a single to long-on

Round the wicket

19.2

MM Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, wide yorker, squirted out for a single. Good start to the over for India

19.3

MM Sharma to Miller, SIX, misses the yorker by inches, and Mohit makes him pay for it. Gets under this low full toss, lofted straight of mid-off for a flat six. Top shot

Round the wicket now

19.4

MM Sharma to Miller, no run, good wide yorker. Just inside those tram lines. Beats the inside edge as he tries to squirt it past short third

19.5

MM Sharma to Miller, FOUR, tries the wide yorker, but the third man is in. Don't quite get that plan. If you are bowling wide yorkers, have third man back. Miller drives this half-volley, and goes over short third for four. South Africa have never lost after scoring more than 166

19.6

MM Sharma to Miller, 2 runs, good finish by Mohit, a yorker, middle and leg, he digs it out towards deep midwicket. He stumbles as he runs but has enough time to come back for the second

You will have to put South Africa ahead after that innings. As it is chasing has been difficult in these late stages of the tournament, and to add to it South Africa have posted a score they have never lost after posting. However, funnier things have happened. This is not past India yet. They have been the best team of the tournament so far. Let's see how they respond to having been put in a spot for the first time in this World T20. Be back soon

End of over 20 (14 runs) South Africa 172/4
DA Miller    23* (12b 2x4 1x6)      MM Sharma    3-0-34-0
JP Duminy    45* (40b 1x4 3x6)      B Kumar    4-0-33-1
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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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