ICC T20 World Cup 2012: India vs South Africa-As it happened...

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INDIA WERE ELIMINATED FROM 2012 ICC WORLD T20, PAKISTAN GO THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS

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India beat South Africa in the final Super Eight group stages by 1 run but were knocked out of the 2012 ICC World T20.

South Africa Innings

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Over: 19.5 I Score: 151 all out

Balaji bowled the last over and Albie Morkel connected his slog sweep for a big six over mid-wicket first ball. Next ball, Balaji clean bowled Morkel as the big hitter played on a length delivery trying to smash the ball towards point. third ball , the other Morkel, Morne was deceived by a slower one - a dot ball. Morne got the revenge next ball walloping the short of length delivery over deep square for a massive six. In the fifth ball, Balaji hit the timber of Morne Morkel.

Albie Morkel b Balaji 10(6) [6s-1]

Morne Morkel b Balaji 6(3) [6s-1]

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Over: 19 I Score: 139/8

After three singles, Botha hit a straight six off a tossed up delivery off Ashwin but he perished in he next ball getting holed out in the deep. 10 runs of the over. SAF need 14 runs to win in 6 balls.

Johan Botha c Raina b Ashwin 8(5) [6s-1]

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Over: 18 I Score: 129/7

Behardien was holed out in the deep deceived by a slower delivery from Zaheer Khan. Next ball, Zak got the wicket of Peterson. Clean bowled. 3 runs off the over. SAF need 24 runs to win in 2 overs.

Peterson b Zaheer 10(10) [4s-1]

Behardien c Raina b Zaheer 13(12) [4s-1]

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Over: 17 I Score: 126/5

Balaji came on to bowl and Peterson hammered him for a boundary first ball past mid-wicket. South Africa crossed 121 runs and thus ELIMINATING INDIA FROM THE 2012 ICC WORLD T20. 13 runs off the over.

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Over: 16 I Score: 113/5

Peterson hit the ball straight to the fielder trying to switch hit Ashwin, but a review from the Umpire showed Ashwin had overstepped and then came the free hit and Peterson was clean bowled trying a switch hit. Peterson then got a single playing proper cricketing shot lofting the ball over the in-field towards deep extra cover. 6 runs off the over.

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Over: 15 I Score: 107/5

Pressure not being put on the SAF batsmen but Duminy perishes trying a slog sweep off Balaji, gets holed out at deep square. 3 runs off the over.

Duminy c Gambhir b Balaji 16(23)

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Over: 14 I Score: 104/4

SAF batsmen outrunning the Indian fielders now. 4 singles and a double in the Ashwin over. 6 runs off the over.

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Over: 13 I Score: 98/4

Yuvraj bowled his final over of the match as du Plessis read the length of a short of length delivery early and danced down the track for an inside out lofted drive for four. The next ball, du Plessis mistimed a lofted drive and Raina took an easy catch at long-off. Yuvraj with the breakthrough again. 8 runs off the over. Yuvraj ended with impressive figures off 4-0-23-2.

du Plessis c Raina b Yuvraj 65(38) [4s-6 6s-2]

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Over: 12 I Score: 90/3

L Balaji came on to bowl his first over as SAF batsmen scored three singles in the first four balls but du Plessis got a short of length ball away wide of mid-wicket for boundary. Then du Plessis hit a six in the same region.11 runs off the over.

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Over: 11 I Score: 79/3

Four for du Plessis as he reaches his half century. A lucky boundary as he came down the track and was beaten in the flight slight edge took the ball away from Dhoni and the ball rolled towards the third man boundary. 6 runs off the over.

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Over: 10 I Score: 73/3

Finally, the specialist spinner in the side comes on to bowl, Ravichandran Ashwin. He gives away three singles and a double. 5 runs off the over.

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Over: 9 I Score: 68/3

Yuvraj bowled the 9th over conceding a double and three singles. 5 runs off the over.

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Over: 8 I Score: 63/3

du Plessis with a big six over mid-wicket whipping the leg side delivery from Rohit Sharma. Three singles and a double. 13 runs off the over.

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Over: 7 I Score: 50/3

Yuvraj came on to bowl and the man with the golden arm struck with the big wicket of AB de Villiers. The ball was a bit flat around middle and leg, AB went for a defense, the ball hit the ground and went on to hit the stumps. 50 up for South Africa. 4 runs off the over and a wicket.

de Villiers b Yuvraj 13(13) [4s-2]

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Over: 6 I Score: 46/2

du Plessis with two boundaries in the Irfan Pathan over. He drove first to extra cover then another in the same region. Three doubles. 14 runs off the over.

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Over: 5 I Score: 32/2

Six by du Plessis off a fuller delivery off Zaheer Khan over mid-wicket. Couple of doubles and a single of the over. 11 runs off the over.

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Over: 4 I Score: 21/2

Irfan Pathan got the wicket of Jacques Kallis as the big man went for an on-drive but the movement of the ball took the ball towards shot mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch. De Villiers then crashed the last ball to deep extra cover. 5 runs off the over.

Kallis c Rohit Sharma b Irfan Pathan 6(8) [4s-1]

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Over: 3 I Score: 16/1

de Villiers went down the pitch moving away, got the ball over the in-field for boundary towards extra cover. Zak came back well bowling 4 dot deliveries. He conceded a double in the last ball. 6 runs off the over

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Over: 2 I Score: 10/1

Irfan Pathan bowled the second over and Kallis got a boundary at deep square as the ball moved a bit. Double of the fourth ball of the over. Pathan got the ball to move back in throughout the over. 8 runs off the over

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Over: 1 I Score: 2/1

Zaheer Khan started the proceedings for India as Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis opened the innings for the South Africans. Zak produced a Jaffa to dismiss Hashim Amla. Full length with a hint of away movement, edge and Sehwag at first slip grabbed an tough chance. AB walked out to the middle. 2 runs off the over and a wicket .

Amla c Sehwag b Zaheer 0(2)

India Innings

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Over: 20 I Score: 152/6

Final over was bowled by Kallis and Dhoni with impeccable timing gets boundary of a sweep towards deep square boundary. 5 singles as Raina was run-out in the final ball. 8 runs off the over. INDIA FINISH WITH A TOTAL OF 152/6.

Raina run out (du Plessis/de Villiers) 45(34) [4s-5]

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Over: 19 I Score: 143/5

Dhoni clobbered a length ball from Steyn towards mid-wicket for four and then struck the third ball like a 'tracer-bullet' straight over the umpire's head for another boundary. Three doubles and couple of boundaries. 14 runs off the over.

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Over: 18 I Score: 129/5

Kallis came back into the attack and after conceding 4 singles, Raina went for a pull off a short ball but was dropped by Behardien at deep square. Raina then dug out a block hole delivery whipping the ball wide off long-on for a boundary. 10 runs off the over.

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Over: 17 I Score: 119/5

Raina got a boundary in the first ball of Steyn's over, again an inside out loft, this time much straight. But after that Steyn came back well conceding just 3 singles. 7 runs off the over

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Over: 16 I Score: 112/5

After three singles in the first four balls Rohit Sharma departed in the fifth trying to sweep a full length delivery and missing it completely. Umpire Ian Gould adjudged it LBW. 3 runs off the over.

Rohit Sharma lbw b Peterson 25(27) [4s-2]

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Over: 15 I Score: 109/4

JP Duminy was introduced into the attack and Raina-Sharma duo took 6 singles. India need to move on now. 6 runs off the over.

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Over: 14 I Score: 103/4

Big over for India as they got two boundaries in the Johan Botha over. Rohit Sharma got the first dabbing the ball past short third, then Raina again executed the inside out loft for a boundary. India went past 100-run mark as well. 13 runs off the over.

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Over: 13 I Score: 90/4

Raina flicked a leg side ball past backward square leg for a boundary. 9 runs off the over

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Over: 12 I Score: 81/4

Morkel bowled his final over the quota conceding 4-0-28-2. He bowled a front foot no-ball but Raina failed to dispatch the free hit which was a slower bouncer. Botha then dropped Sharma. But that was terrific effort from the spinner covering a lot of ground but dropping the ball while landing on the ground. Raina got a boundary in the last ball playing an inside out shot lofting the ball over the in-field. 10 runs off the over.

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Over: 11 I Score: 71/4

Faf du Plessis introduced into the attack and bowls a tidy over, displaying terrific fielding effort on his own bowling. Three singles. 3 runs off the over.

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Over: 10 I Score: 68/4

Rohit Sharma got into the act lofting the over mid-wicket for a boundary. but after 3 singles Morne Morkel provided the sucker punch dismissing Yuvraj Singh. Clean bowled. It was a well disguised slower delivery, full length, Yuvi went with the shot early, the ball crashed into the stumps. 7 runs off the over and a wicket.

Yuvraj b Morne Morkel 21(15) [4s-1 6s-2]

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Over: 9 I Score: 61/3

Yuvraj picked up a boundary off Botha rocking back and pulling the ball towards mid-wicket. 4 singles and a boundary in the over. 8 runs off the over.

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Over: 8 I Score: 53/3

Yuvraj on one knee hoisted a length ball from Peterson high over mid-wicket. Yuvraj is getting into the groove. 8 runs off the over.

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Over: 7 I Score: 45/3

Johan Botha was introduced into the attack and after 3 singles and the first four balls, Yuvraj Singh lifted one nonchalantly high over deep extra cover for a six. Botha beat Yuvraj in the last ball. 9 runs off the over.

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Over: 6 I Score: 36/3

Robin Peterson was greeted with a massive six over long-off as Sehwag danced down the track reaching the pitch of the ball hoisting the ball well over the boundary but Peterson got his revenge immediately taking the big wicket of Sehwag. Sehwag again came down the track, Peterson bowled it very slow, Viru was through his shot early as the ball crashed into the off-stump. 5 dots balls, a six and a wicket off the over. 6 runs off the over.

Sehwag b Peterson 17(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

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Over: 5 I Score: 30/2

First boundary for Sehwag off Kallis's first ball as he hit a short one behind square but Kallis came back well scalping Virat Kohli. It was a short of length delivery down the leg side, Kohli in a bid to whip the ball to third man boundary got an edge, de Villiers took a good catch diving to his left. Rohit Sharma walked out to the middle. 5 runs off the over and a wicket

Virat Kohli c de Villiers b Kallis 2(6)

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Over: 4 | Score: 25/1

OUT!!! Morne Morkel uprooted Gautam Gambhir's (8) middle stump as the leftie tried to move away and play it on the off-side. The ball moved in a bit and cramped up Gauti. Virat Kohli walked out to the middle and played a solid cover drive for double. 3 runs and a wicket off the over

Gambhir b Morne Morkel 8(12) [4s-1]

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Over: 3 I Score: 22/0

Dale Steyn's second over yielded 5 runs, but the pacer tested Sehwag and Gambhir with couple of short deliveries. The last ball went for a boundary as one short delivery hit Gauti's helmet and flew over AB de Villiers head. 5 runs off the over.

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Over: 2 I Score: 17/0

Good running between the wickets by the openers as they got couple of singles and three doubles off the Morne Morkel over. 8 runs off the over.

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Over: 1 I Score: 9/0

Dayle Steyn started off the proceeding for South Africa with Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag opening the innings for India. Gambhir was off the mark with a boundary in the very first ball driving a length ball past extra cover. India got a boundary in the 4th ball courtesy leg-byes. Steyn finished the over with a dot ball. 9 runs off the over.

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Over: 0 I Score: 0/0

South Africa won the TOSS elected to bowl first.

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan

South Africa (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers(w/c), Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel

Meaning, if India need to qualify for the semi-final they need to defeat South Africa by 31 runs.

CHANGES: Faf du Plessis in for Richard Levi and Albie Morkel in for Wayne Parnell.

India will field an unchanged squad.

The match will begin at 7:30 pm IST

Australia have qualified for the semi-finals even though they lost to Pakistan by 32 runs.

So, it is down to India and Pakistan for the final semi-final spot. South Africa are also out of the tournament.

PREVIEW

Welcome to our live coverage of the Super Eight fixture between India and South Africa at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

India did win their first Super Eight match in T20 World Cup since 2007 but they will have to win big against South Africa for a chance to make it to the semi-final of the 2012 ICC World T20.

India after a morale-boosting victory over Pakistan will look to for a win over the demoralised South Africa.

South Africa have lost both their matches in contrasting manners ---- a close defeat against Pakistan and a comprehensive one against Australia.

A lot of permutations and combinations and run-rate would be fitted in for both India’s and South Africa’s qualification.

If Australia win against Pakistan, India need just a win against South Africa to qualify for the semis. But a Pakistan win would make it tough for India as they would require a big win over RSA.



First Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 23:22

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