Proteas bat first against Oz

2012-09-30 11:56

Colombo - Australia's captain George Bailey won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in a group two Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.

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Australia, who beat India in their first match, will almost certainly qualify for the semi-finals if they win.

South Africa need a win to remain in contention after losing to Pakistan on Friday.


Australia: George Bailey (captain), David Warner, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade, Michael Hussey, Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hogg, Xavier Doherty, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins.

South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Morné Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


  • gerald.smith.9041083 - 2012-09-30 12:02

    Levi failed again!!!!!. Kirsten persisting with Levi is almost the same as Meyer persisting with Morne Steyn.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-30 12:25

      if they could start with faf or kallis in place of levi, they wold have a better start. faf and kallis are both superior openers in the ipl. levi can be pushed down to finishing position.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-09-30 12:35

      Heyneke can pick any fly-half he wants. Gary can't pick any opener he wants. It's a World Cup and he has a squad. Those are his available players. So it was either Levi or Faf. Neither of them have inspired confidence recently. Them's the breaks.

      gerald.smith.9041083 - 2012-09-30 12:43

      @Richard. Get off your high horse. My comment was made with tongue in cheek.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-09-30 12:50

      So was mine.

      gerald.smith.9041083 - 2012-09-30 13:05


      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-30 13:34

      147 not bad. could be challenging. top 3 aussies are key.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-30 13:43

      146 for 5 the Proteas scored which is not bad. Even Ian Chappell of all people just said South Africa has a chance if AB is smart with his bowling and field setting.He reckons get Warner,Watson and Hussey and we have a 50/50 chance to pull it off.I don't think we will.Good luck anyway.

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  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-30 12:11

    looks like the boys are coming home earlier than expected.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-30 12:19


  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-09-30 12:11

    To Wessels and all the so called experts, Levi is a one hit wonder..Lets try to build an innings around Amla..140-150 score should be enough

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-30 12:29

      Too late. Its over. They coming home.

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-30 12:16

    So why is Levi in the side again?To make sure the Proteas don't win is that it?Gary Kirsten says after he flopped in the England series that there was something wrong with is technique so is a T20 tournament like this one where the fool Levi perfects his technique,right Gary?For ****sakes get real!!!!!

  • maureen.jackson.564 - 2012-09-30 12:20

    "Big Mac" Levi and Kallis fail again. Perhaps Kallis feels he's not getting paid enough and he's on strike. No explaining how Levi keeps his spot.

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-09-30 12:26

    33-3..cheers chokers!!

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-30 12:32

    The dictator isnt a t20 player

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-30 12:45

    We have lost this game already. CHooooooooookers!

  • nico.vanderlinde.1 - 2012-09-30 12:53

    I haven't seen a team choke this much since ....... the proteas previous game against Pakistan. Poor team selection and tactics we are busy pushing the ball around as if we have 100 overs to bat while waiting for wickets to fall - just pathetic to watch

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-09-30 13:02

      Don't worry, Wayne Parnell is our secret weapon. He will unleash his might upon the Aussies. They will respect his authoritah.

  • yandisaj - 2012-09-30 13:08

    Bad cricket by south africa

  • thabo.malose.31 - 2012-09-30 13:10

    Whats happening here proteas? I'm hurt now, really throught u'll put on a much better performance in this game.

  • baardman.vanzyl - 2012-09-30 13:12

    It must be only the SA team who think one's and two's will be enough! All the other play shots. Chokers again

  • malcolm.j.patterson.1 - 2012-09-30 13:39

    Absolutely pathetic, If you've been instructed to loose the game at least make it look real. You and our boys contrived to loose from what appeared to be an invincible position on Friday, you've now become an embarrasment to the nation.

      malcolm.j.patterson.1 - 2012-09-30 15:02

      The commentator has just said, "over and over SA has snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" I rest my case. Guys you don't deserve to be on the same field as the likes of G Pollock, E Barlow etc

  • Granville Paulse - 2012-09-30 13:45

    This game is far from over. We need to be clever with our bowlers and sharp in the field and this game is our Behardien and Robbie P gave us a chance here.

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