ICC World Twenty20

Proteas set unwanted records

2014-04-05 14:05
Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis (AFP)
Cape Town - The Proteas set a couple of "unwanted records" in their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final defeat to India in Dhaka on Friday.

As it happened: South Africa v India

The Proteas went down by six wickets, setting up a Sunday final between Sri Lanka and India (15:00 start SA time).

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Proteas amassed 172/4.

India's successful chase was the highest against South Africa in T20 internationals. The previous best was by New Zealand in East London in 2012, when they overhauled a target of 169.

South Africa have now lost 10 of the 12 knockout matches (semi-finals and finals) they have played in major (involving five or more teams) limited-overs tournaments. The last time they won a knockout was in the finals of the Champions Trophy in 1998/99, when they beat West Indies.

Dale Steyn's economy of 11.36 (3.1-0-36-0) is his second worst in T20 internationals. His worst economy in a T20 match came against England in a league match of the 2010 Cricket World Cup, when he went for 50 runs in four overs (4-0-50-0).

The Proteas' results at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 tournament were as follows:

March 22, lost to Sri Lanka by 5 runs
March 24, beat New Zealand by 2 runs
March 27, beat the Netherlands by 6 runs
March 29, beat England by 3 runs
April 4, lost to India by 5 wickets

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