ICC World Twenty20

Faf: Dutch win was our best

2014-04-08 09:18
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas T20 captain Faf du Plessis says the win over the Netherlands was their best at the recently completed ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

As it happened: SA v Netherlands

The South Africans reached the semi-finals of the event, where they lost by six wickets to India.

However, in their game against the Netherlands, the Proteas fought back manfully after it at one stage looked like the Dutch would spring a surprise.

"I don't think people realise how good it was to come back in that game to win by six runs," Du Plessis told the Beeld website.

"We were in big trouble with the Netherlands on 116/4, chasing 146, but the bowlers were brilliant to eventually dismiss them for 139.

"I feel we showed a lot of character in this tournament and I'm very proud of my team.

"Yes, obviously I'd like to be sitting here with the trophy, but I'm not disappointed that it's not the case. The two best teams in the tournament played in the final and it was no disgrace to lose to India in the semi-finals.

"This tournament did show that we can produce results in the big moments. In that semi-final we were only beaten by a team that played better than us."


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