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RESULT
24th Match, Group E (N), Durban, September 20, 2007, ICC World Twenty20
153/5
(20 ov, T:154) 116/9

India won by 37 runs

Player Of The Match
50* (40)
rohit-sharma
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India 153/5(20 overs)
MS Dhoni 45 (33)
Makhaya Ntini1/30 (4)
South Africa 116/9(20 overs)
RP Singh4/13 (4)
Sreesanth2/23 (4)
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 116/9CRR: 5.80 
Makhaya Ntini4 (2b 1x4)
Morne Morkel1 (3b)
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-31-2
RP Singh 4-0-13-4

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 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 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 to JJ 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!

Johan van der Wath st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 10m) SR: 33.33
19.3
Harbhajan to JJ 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 to 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 to JJ 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.

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 109/8CRR: 5.73 RRR: 45.00
Morne Morkel0 (2b)
Johan van der Wath1 (3b)
RP Singh 4-0-13-4
Harbhajan Singh 3-0-25-1
18.6
Singh to Morkel, no run

that was quick, the short ball banged in at 143 kmh, Morkel can't connect with the pull, India have a foot in the semis and so do New Zealand

18.5
Singh to Morkel, no run

banged in short outside the off stump, Morkel tries to pull but mis-hits it towards cover

Morne Morkel strides to the middle.

18.4
W
Singh to Morkel, OUT

bowled him! RP bowls a full ball on middle and off stump, Morkel clears his front foot out of the way and tries to hit through the on side, he misses and hears ball hitting wood, South Africa are sinking and somewhere New Zealand are celebrating

Albie Morkel b Singh 36 (37b 2x4 1x6 60m) SR: 97.29
18.3
2
Singh to Morkel, 2 runs

RP Singh bowls a short ball which is too quick for Morkel, the ball is really skidding, he gets a top edge down to third man

18.2
1lb
Singh to JJ van der Wath, 1 leg bye

another good length ball skids on to van der Wath, he tries to pull but misses once again, another leg bye

18.1
Singh to JJ van der Wath, no run

short of a length outside off stump, van der Wath has a swing across the line and misses

South Africa need 20 more to qualify, and 48 to win. RP Singh will bowl the penultimate over.

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 106/7CRR: 5.88 RRR: 24.00
Albie Morkel34 (35b 2x4 1x6)
Johan van der Wath1 (1b)
Harbhajan Singh 3-0-25-1
Sreesanth 4-0-23-2
17.6
2
Harbhajan to Morkel, 2 runs

Morkel drives Harbhajan straight down the ground to long-on for two more

17.5
1
Harbhajan to JJ van der Wath, 1 run

sweeps and gets an inside edge to short thirdman

Here's Johan van der Wath, he walks in under super amounts of pressure.

17.4
W
Harbhajan to Philander, OUT

Harbhajan tosses it up teasingly, Philander charges and tries to hit him straight down the ground, he misses and Karthik completes an easy stumping, South Africa are stumbling

Vernon Philander st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 40
17.3
1
Harbhajan to Morkel, 1 run

bowled full and into the blockhole from round the wicket, Morkel edges it down to fine leg

17.2
1
Harbhajan to Philander, 1 run

flicked off the pads through square leg for a single

17.1
Harbhajan to Philander, no run

defended on the front foot to the off side, the pressure is building

South Africa need 53 to win, and 25 to make the semi-final.

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 101/6CRR: 5.94 RRR: 17.66
Vernon Philander1 (2b)
Albie Morkel31 (33b 2x4 1x6)
Sreesanth 4-0-23-2
Harbhajan Singh 2-0-20-0
16.6
1
Sreesanth to Philander, 1 run

cut off the back foot to third man for a single

16.5
Sreesanth to Philander, no run

that's another dot ball, excellent stuff from Sreesanth

Philander is the new batsman.

Best performances - batters
RG Sharma
RG Sharma IND
50 runs (40)
7 fours2 sixes
Control
66%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
1677160211
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni IND
45 runs (33)
4 fours1 six
Control
74%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
17 runs
2 fours1 six
7011951111
Best performances - bowlers
RP Singh
RP Singh IND
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
4
ECO
3.25
SM Pollock
SM Pollock SA
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Rohit Sharma
Match numberT20I no. 43
Hours of play (local time)First Session 18:00-19:20, Interval 19:20-19:40, Second Session 19:40-21:00
Match days20 September 2007 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Brian Jerling
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, South Africa 0
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