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Highlights: India-South Africa match

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Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 0:36 [IST]

Highlights: India-South Africa match

Colombo, Oct 3: In the end, India's mission was not accomplished. They failed to reach the semi-finals of ICC World Twenty20 2012 despite winning a thriller against South Africa by one in their final Super Eight game at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday night.

Scorecard; Points Table

Here are the highlights of this game

# India won by one run but were knocked out of the tournament on net run rate. Pakistan edged India to semi-final spot

# South Africa finished their Super Eight campaign without a win. Australia topped Group 2 and Pakistan were second. Australia, Pakistan and India were all tied with four points each from two wins apiece. However, by virtue of superior net run rate, Australia were number one in the group followed by Pakistan

# India made 152/6 in 20 overs and had to restrict South Africa to 121 or else to pip Pakistan on net run rate and get into the last-four stage

# South Africa fell short by one run. They were all out for 151 in 19.5 overs

# Lakshmipathy Balaji bowled the final over of the match where South Africa needed 14 runs. The first ball was hit for a six by Albie Morkel but was bowled in the next delivery. The next was a dot ball to Morne Morkel. But Morne smashed the fourth ball for a six. Then South Africa needed 2 off two balls. Balaji bowled Morne Morkel to give India a one-run victory

# South Africa's record of not winning a global tournament continues

# India too have failed to reach the semi-finals of World T20 since winning the inaugural edition in 2007

# Balaji and Zaheer Khan took three wickets apiece

# Yuvraj Singh, with two wickets, was adjudged Man-of-the-match

# India won four out of five matches but could not enter semi-finals. Their heavy defeat against Australia in their opening game of Super Eight cost them

# South Africa failed to win a single match in the Super Eights

# For India, Suresh Raina was the top scorer with 45

# Faf du Plessis was major contributor for South Africa. He hit 65 off 38 balls


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