Match No – 24, Group 2 – India vs South Africa
Day and Date – Tue Oct 2, 2012
Match Time – 14:00 GMT | 19:30 local (7.30 pm)
Venue – R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Toss – South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
Result – India won by 1 run
Even after winning the match by 1 run today against South Africa, Indians were disappointed as they were knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2012. To qualify for semi finals, India needed to restrict South Africa to 121 or less but South Africa scored 151 and in the other match Pakistan won against Australia. South African’s once again choked and the tag of chokers is still haunting them. They needed 14 off the last over which then came to 2 runs on the last ball but Balaji bowled Morne Morkel and thus India won by 1 run
Earlier India were asked to bat first by South Africa. India were 36/3 but Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh then bailed India out. Suresh Raina and Dhoni then ended perfectly and helped India post a total of 152/6 in 20 overs.
Chasing 153 to win, South Africa lost Amla in the very first over soon followed by J Kallis. But Faf du Plessis scored a brilliant 65 off 38 balls to take South Africa close to victory. But after his wicket, the chokers choked once again and lost the match on the last ball of the match by 1 run.
India: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 9
India: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 11
India: 150 runs in 19.4 overs (119 balls), Extras 11
South Africa: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 1
F du Plessis: 50 off 29 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
South Africa: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
South Africa: 150 runs in 19.4 overs (119 balls), Extras 4