Player of the Match
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235dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Inspired India evict South Africa

A sensational spell of 4 for 13 from Rudra Pratap Singh dumped SouthAfrica out of the Twenty20 party as India romped to a comprehensive 37-runvictory that sealed a place in the semi-final against Australia

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
50(40) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 6 7 7 16 0 2 11
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
45(33) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
7 0 1 1 9 5 11 11

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O4
M0
R13
W4
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 116/9 (38 runs required, RR: 5.80)

  • Makhaya Ntini4 (2b)
  • Morne Morkel1 (3b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-31-2
  • RP Singh4-0-13-4

The presentation ceremony begins now and there are two captains with contrasting emotions ready to have a word.

Graeme Smith: "It's hugely disappoiting. We've played some superb cricket and to think we've lost only one game and are out of the tournament, it's very disappointing."

When asked about where it went wrong Smith says: "Good batting in the end from India took them to 150. But we just kept losing wickets. 150 under lights with a bit of green on the pitch was always going to be a tough ask.'

When asked if South Africa missed Jacques Kallis, Smith said: "I wasn't even thinking about that. It's a credit to have someone like Jacques Kallis in your side at any time. We've played some good cricket in this tournament so far. On a day like this, in a big game, it's always good to have experienced cricketers in the mix."

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says: "We played professional cricket. This is the way we need to play. We needed to get a good start from the bowlers and had to back that up with solid fielding. The important thing is to be determined about winning and have the belief and then you'll come out on top."

When asked if his team were worried about the pitch Dhoni says: "We're not too worried about the grass. We have a very decent bunch of fast bowlers. The way they've played today shows they're among the best in the business."

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his superb innings. "I've played in conditions like this before. I'm used to it," he says when asked about coming in to bat in a tricky situation. "We felt it was enough," says Rohit Sharma about the total India put on the board. "There was a lot happening in the wicket. Our bowlers did a really good job as well."

When asked about the transformation in the Indian fielding Rohit says: "We've been working hard on our fielding for the last couple of months. It all came out very nicely today."

That's all we have for you from the presentation and from this game. Do stay with Cricinfo for all the analysis of this game. And do remember to be logged on for the two semi-finals: India v Australia at Durban and Pakistan v New Zealand at Cape Town.

For the moment, though, this is Anand Vasu, signing off, saying cheers and good night.

19.6
1lb
Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, 1 leg bye, fired in full and fast into the pads, that's it, India have won and South Africa haven't qualified for the semis
19.5
4
Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, FOUR runs, Ntini drives at one outside the off stump and edges it down to third man for four, but that's too little and too late
19.4
W
Harbhajan Singh to van der Wath, OUT, van der Wath charges and has another swing but once again he gets beaten, Karthik whips off the bails in a trice and Harbhajan is elated, South Africa have been upset here, and New Zealand celebrate!

JJ van der Wath st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 2 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to van der Wath, no run, van der Wath swings wildly outside the off stump and can't make contact, South Africa are going out

South Africa need 15 for the semis.

19.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to M Morkel, 1 run, bowled full and fast into the blockhole, Morkel can only manage a single to midwicket, just a single, they need more
19.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to van der Wath, 1 run, low full toss, van der Wath hits it down the ground to long on, South Africa need 16 more

South Africa need 17 to make the semis. Harbhajan Singh will bowl the final over. Kingsmead is extremely tense.

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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd1GC SmithAB de Villiers
3rd0JM KempAB de Villiers
4th18MV BoucherJM Kemp
5th1SM PollockMV Boucher
6th69MV BoucherJA Morkel
7th3JA MorkelVD Philander
8th6JJ van der WathJA Morkel
9th2JJ van der WathM Morkel
10th5M NtiniM Morkel

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031