"Bunch of semi-finalists heading for a World Cup win." is how South Africa's sports minister Fikile Mbalula labelled the team after their historic, first-ever knockout win at a World Cup
Cricket does not seem ready to give up Mahela Jayawardene - but the game rarely does perfect endings
Kumar Sangakkara was unhappy with Sri Lanka's capitulation to South Africa's spinners in the quarter-final at the SCG
Just how did Sri Lanka manage to lose? They ticked nearly every box required for victory, and put up all the right numbers
South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said his side had prepared for a show of strength against Sri Lanka in their quarter-final in Sydney, which they won comprehensively by nine wickets
Wickets taken by Imran Tahir this World Cup, the highest for a spinner.
Number of times Imran Tahir has dismissed Mahela Jayawardene, more than he has dismissed any other batsman.
Number of ODIs played in Sydney; this is the 150th. The only venue to host more games is Sharjah (218 ODIs)
Players who have made their ODI debut in a WC knockout match - W Larkins (1979 Semi-Final). T Kaushal is the second.