India vs South Africa 24th Match at Colombo, 02 Oct, 2012

Toss: South Africa, who choose to field first
India won by 1 run
W
South Africa, who choose to field first
South Africa 151/10 in 19.5 Overs
Current Run rate: 7.61

India 152/6 (20)

Player of the Match: Yuvraj Singh
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
0
0
0
0
0
28
8
5
4.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.5
0
37
3
9.65
5
10
3/19
12.10
4
0
27
1
6.75
15
12
2/16
35.91
Recent Overs:
4
1lb
2
1lb
1
4
1
W
W
.
1
1
1
1
1
6
W
1
6
W
.
6
W
Current Partnership: 6 runs, 0.3 overs, RR: 12 (DW Steyn, M Morkel )
Last Wicket:

Over 20.0  

Presentation Ceremony

Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the Match for scoring 21 and taking 2 for 23, well here is what he says: "Some people suggested that I should not have been in the playing XI. Nice to pick up a few wickets, I did not do too well with the bat. I feel that I need to spend more time in the middle, hopefully I will get those in the ODI form of the game. I have practised a lot on my bowling, unfortunately we did not qualify, nice to finish off with a win. I am getting better with every day, hopefully I will get back to ny previous best."

India's Skipper M S Dhoni says: "I am disappointed, buyt not at our quality of cricket. I think the rain intervention did not help us, there was little our bowlers could have done after it rained. I am very happy with the way we played otherwise. Today's start was not good, to lose three wickets quickly did not help. We rely heavily on getting a good start, we have the hitters down to take advantage. I felt that there was no point in using all our trumpcards right at the top and it was swinging around early. We have not really peaked as a team, all the three departments have not clicked together, but against top sides, we need to get out act together. We had one off-day, I blame the rain for that. Else, I am happy with our show."

South Africa's Captain AB de Villiers says: "Disappointed is not even the right word, we have had a poor tournament. Sorry to all the people back home, we have let them down very badly. We will look to do better. Our preparations were good, we felt that we had the right players in the squad. We will go back home for the Champions Trophy and the tour of Australia. Faf du Plessis was outstanding today, he showed his class."
So the Semi Final line up is: SL Vs Pak and Aus Vs WI
India defeat South Africa by 1 run. Both the teams are out of the competition though.
19.5
W
Over 19.5 L Balajito M Morkel, Bowled Him!
India has shocked South Africa by 1 run! Balaji has cleaned up Morkel!! Amazing finish in the end! All the interest seemed to have ended once SA got past 121 but we had a match to finish after all!

For the record, Morne Morkel made room to carve it over covers but it was full from Balaji which got underneath the bat to clean up the off stump.
19.4
6
Over 19.4 L Balajito M Morkel, Six!!
And India's fiery fast bowler bangs the pitch with a half tracker and Morne Morkel pulls that all the way over deep mid wicket for a six! 2 from 2
19.3
0
Over 19.3 L Balajito M Morkel, beaten, no runs
Goes back for a pull and misses a slower one outside off. 8 from 3
19.2
W
Over 19.2 L Balajito JA Morkel, Bowled Him!
Makes room and drags the near yorker off an inside edge onto the stumps! BalaLee strikes for India with his fiery pace! 8 from 4
19.1
6
Over 19.1 L Balajito JA Morkel, Six!!
Makes room and heaves the slower length ball flat over deep wide mid wicket for a six! 8 from 5
End of Over 19   South Africa 139/8

JA Morkel 4/4 R Ashwin 4-0-27-1
DW Steyn 0/0

Over 18.6 R Ashwinto JA Morkel, 1 run
Drives it through extra covers for a single. So South Africa need 14 runs to win from the final over.
18.5
W
Over 18.5 R Ashwinto J Botha, Caught!
Steps out and lofts it flat towards long off where Raina moves to his left to take a running catch.
18.4
6
Over 18.4 R Ashwinto J Botha, Six!!
Steps out and lofts it big over long on for a six! 15 from 8 with that.
18.3
1
Over 18.3 R Ashwinto JA Morkel, 1 run
Chips it on the bounce to long off for a single.
18.2
1
Over 18.2 R Ashwinto J Botha, 1 run
Chips the flighted delivery on the bounce to long on for a single.
18.1
1
Over 18.1 R Ashwinto JA Morkel, 1 run
Goes back and cuts the arm ball through backward point for one.
End of Over 18   South Africa 129/7

JA Morkel 1/1 Z Khan 4-0-22-3
J Botha 1/2

Over 17.6 Z Khanto JA Morkel, 1 run
Inside edges the yorker to fine leg for one.
17.5
1
Over 17.5 Z Khanto J Botha, 1 run
Punches the rising delivery through covers for one.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 Z Khanto J Botha, no runs
Attempts a pull shot and gets beaten for pace to a rising delivery around leg.
17.3
W
Over 17.3 Z Khanto RJ Peterson, Clean Bowled!
Peterson makes lots of room and gets his off stump cleaned up by a speedy yorker from Zaheer who will now be on a hat-trick.