May 23, 2018

CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals

19 June 2017, 12:45 | Sandy Nunez

AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in three-match T20 series against England

AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in three-match T20 series against England

Instead of looking forward and trying to bounce back from their under-par showing at the Champions Trophy, De Villiers conceded that the Proteas will be licking their wounds for a while. There's more than enough talent, and we've just got to get it right when it matters most.

South Africa, who entered the coveted tournament as the World No. 1 side in the 50-over format, were touted as one of the favourites as their team comprised some of the best cricketers in world cricket.

Granted, De Villiers has not quite looked like the ABD we all love and admire of late, but in this innings, the South Africa captain looked like that old De Villiers, timing the ball from the off and getting off to a fast start. "England are the form team but India know how to win big games".

It really was that long ago‚ and performances like Sunday's will only push South Africa's sole success further into memory. Ravindra Jadeja has shaken off the off-day against Sri Lanka.

To that little lot‚ add the second ball of the 28th over on Sunday.

With his great mate and equally risky Faf Du Plessis at the other end, the stage was set perfectly for a big partnership from the two and for the duo to bat India out of the game.

Whether he likes it or not, Proteas skipper AB de Villiers is the flagbearer of that failure as leader.

But his bat wasn't‚ despite a full-length‚ and he was run out. "Dismissing de Villiers and David Miller with their brilliant fielding, Team India enjoyed a huge boost in confidence".

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Regarding Miller's dismissal, Du Plessis reasoned that he couldn't hear the batsman's call because of the noise in the crowd.

"I take full responsibility for AB's runout; that's my fault‚" Du Plessis said. "I just don't understand why it falls short of expectations at the global tournaments year after year", said Harbhajan. "We asked our bowlers to make them play hard shots". "A few errors of judgement, a few mistakes out there cost us badly today", he said. And I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one, but that's what I believe. And then two or three balls later, obviously a miscommunication, and then Dave came down and ran.

"We never got going".

"India dominated us in all aspects and that shouldn't happen. Good team selection and a clinical performance.#INDvSA #CT17". "We wanted to step up that intensity".

So‚ what to do before the 2019 World Cup? I wasn't searching for runs, I wasn't even facing.

Of the T20 squad, Morkel, Morris and Parnell are the only ones likely to be part of the Test squad as well, which illustrates that South Africa are focused on rotating players as much as possible on a three-month tour. "I would say we had a complete performance in the field", Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Whichever team wins will advance into the semi-finals of an event featuring the world's top eight one-day global teams, with the losers eliminated from the "mini World Cup".

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