Proteas crash out of World T20

2012-10-02 15:17

Cape Town - The Proteas have been eliminated from the World Twenty20 after Pakistan defeated Australia by 32 runs in Colombo on Tuesday.

South Africa still play India later but it will only be a game of academic importance for AB de Villiers's men.

Pakistan made 149-6 after being sent in to bat and then restricted Australia to 117-7 at the Premadasa Stadium. Both teams ended the Super Eights on four points each.

Australia advanced to the semi-finals, despite the defeat, due to them having the best net run-rate in the group. India need a big win over South Africa later on Tuesday to stop Pakistan's progress into the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka and the West Indies have already qualified from group one.

Veteran Mike Hussey was Australia's saviour with an unbeaten 54 off 47 balls as none of the other batsmen managed to cross 15 against the rampaging spinners.

Australia never looked comfortable after their in-form openers, Shane Watson and David Warner, were dismissed by the fifth over with only 19 runs on the board.

Australia, who needed to make 112 or more to qualify, achieved the target when Hussey cut seamer Umar Gul to the fence off the first ball of the final over.

Gul's two overs at the end were the only ones by a seamer as the spinners shared 18 overs between themselves.

Pakistan's innings revolved around left-hander Nasir Jamshed's 55 off 46 balls, which contained four boundaries and two sixes.

After the openers were removed by the sixth over, Jamshed put on 79 off 55 balls for the third wicket with Kamran Akmal, who made 32 before both batsmen were dismissed in the space of three deliveries.

Abdul Razzaq marked his return to the side in place of Yasir Arafat to make 22 from 17 balls. Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc claimed 3-20 for Australia.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 149-6 (Nasir Jamshed 55, Kamran Akmal 32, Abdul Razzaq 22; Mitchell Starc 3-20) def. Australia 117-7 (Mike Hussey 54 not out; Saeed Ajmal 3-17, Raza Hasan 2-14, Mohammad Hafeez 2-22) by 32 runs


  • morne.vandyk.58 - 2012-10-02 15:19

    Go India I guess?

      andrew.hendrikse - 2012-10-02 15:20

      We still hold the title of world champion chokers!!

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:21

      hopefully SA will win so we can go through and knock out Sri Lanka too :)

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-02 15:22

      India can only knock out Pakistan. The Shackle Draggers go through. So, yeah, go India .. and anyone who plays against Australia. I know they like to put lipstick on their pets, but I thought they had more spine than to throw a match.

      jason.sole.92 - 2012-10-02 15:24

      Aus threw the match.

      jono.qmann - 2012-10-02 15:24

      how do we knock out Sri Lanka? is there a joke in your statement that im not picking up on? anyway we will probably beat india now since there is no pressure!

      priyal.pillay - 2012-10-02 15:27

      Nah, no choke. Just rubbish. Bad execution and an unsettled team. We'll take the next ICC event tho....Sri Lanka all the way now!

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:27

      jono, i meant pak, please read my name lol i'm with afridi at #1 and the proteas at number #2 or actually 1.5 :P.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:30

      @prital. sri lanka are on a 5 match winning streak. it's difficult to win 6 in a row and we always beat sri lanka in these tournaments so yes we will knock them out. we're done playing crap now and will make the 4th consecutive semis in this tournament provided things go well in the SA match.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:32

      @andrew, it's not a choke, SA just didn't have the best bowling and batting units this time. your top order failed to fire, putting pressure on the middle leading your batting to collapse.

      priyal.pillay - 2012-10-02 15:41

      @ Boom. We'll see. One word> Malinga :)

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:44

      @priyal. we're not afraid of the slinga. and 2 words > ajmal, afridi lol will be a great match.

      priyal.pillay - 2012-10-02 15:49

      Yip...a cracker match. my two favourite all round teams this tournament

      daleinn - 2012-10-02 16:04

      Come home boys ... we still proud supporters ..even if you choke...

      raymond.huxley.5 - 2012-10-02 16:10

      BAWAHAHAHA, the Chokers of World Cricket choke again!!!

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-10-02 16:11

      Great to see the high level support for the Proteas here! We have had the best year as a cricket team and the very much secondary T20 format should not result in lost sleep. We are Test no.1 team!

      jono.qmann - 2012-10-02 16:15

      @boom - you need to specify bud, this is a South African website and you commentating on a south african blog so when you speak about we then WE assume you are speaking about us and that us would refer to south africa and not another nation! and profile pics dont say much! that could be your aunties, nieces next door neighbour for all i know. U dont have to support your heros country

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 16:23

      lol jono i'm south african myself born and raised :)

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 16:50

      i think what hurts the most is that you have to watch a team with huge potential get knocked out sooner than they should. and over and over again.

      jaco.duplessis2 - 2012-10-02 16:56

      Raymond, have not seen any comments from you on the rugby blogs after the Boks humiliated the Aussies on Saturday!!

      franz.prade.9 - 2012-10-02 17:18

      Why would Australia try and win the game by scoring the 140 runs whichwould not have ensured them a place in Semi Finals. Hussey makes sure they get the 112 rns neede to secure Semis. We made wrong decisions and played wrong players in first super 8 games and cannot depend on others to help us.

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:13

      Lets hope for India, Gary did a god job with them when he was there. Must have been bearing fruit.

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:20

      Kallis just walked for 6. Rather play IPL. more money, more hair transplants.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:53

      King Pie Kallis needs to go to pastry class again

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-10-02 22:14

      Gary Kirsten is clearly clueless as T20 coach

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-02 15:20

    Daar kry hulle ons terug vir Sat se pakslae. Verloor sodat Proteas uitval. Swak sportmanne.

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-02 15:33

      I think so too, however, we should never have been in this situation - we made our own bed!! Very disappointed

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:10

      @Maestro, have to agree with you, Kallis is good in the IPL, but I guess the pay is much better. Money talks, where's the pride in playing for your country.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:54

      Slae? Isnt that salad? I dont think yo get a pack of salad pies int he world - whats the point of a salad pie?!?!

  • lodewyk.fred - 2012-10-02 15:21

    I think the word "chokers" is in order.

      darryl.earnshaw - 2012-10-02 15:24

      Mate you only choke when you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, we didn't even get close enough to choke. Comprehensively outplayed. Watch the mindset today, they play these games like it's a test match, block, block, wicket, block. Pathetic from the Proteas

      ernst.j.joubert - 2012-10-02 15:27

      We dont have BMT.

      felix.feline.3 - 2012-10-02 15:53

      Dazza knows what's up.

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:11

      We had nothing to choke on!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:51

      For the love of pies, what are these Pie Vreeters doing?

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:55

      Pie Vreeters

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-02 15:21

    We still need to play it out, if only for pride. Maybe, just maybe the Proteas will now stand up?

      lownabester - 2012-10-02 18:11

      Little late now.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:55

      Pie eating competition will follow T20 and we will win that

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-02 15:22

    this is really sad, it boils down to two problems. 1. AB's captaincy was terrible. 2. we replace our most successful T20 batsmen (Graeme Smith - 980 odd runs) with Richard Levi who has been poor to say the least. those are two major problems, not the only ones. anyway, bring on the real cricket in Aus!

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 15:27

      Smith deserved a rest. Keep him fresh for some real cricket, not this sideshow.

      wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-02 15:30

      good point, touche'

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-02 15:36

      You guys can blame AB all you want (sure he made horrible calls/decisions) but please show me any silverware under the Captaincy of Graeme Smith??? Our top batsmen never featured during this campaign - leaving a horrible low score to defend - not always the bowlers fault though. Poor, very poor from the boys

      wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-02 15:48

      @ Rene, I never said Graeme had silverware, in fact my comment had nothing to do with his captaincy, it's about dropping him for Levi who has been poor bar ONE performance

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-10-02 16:09

      AB is just a s**t captain

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-02 16:17

      I know you did not, but previous blogs - all AB's fault. However to my knowledge, GS retired from the shorter version of the game, he was not dropped. They should have played Faf instead, but that is water under the bridge now - I guess we are all just very very disappointed.

      aidan.w.naude - 2012-10-02 17:06

      Rene - Please don't make your name gat here even Stevie Wonder knows AB is useless. what silverware has Ab brought to the table as captain??? yet know-one is saying get rid of AB like they did each and every time Smith captained us. Johan Botha is more a leader than Ab

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:55

      Richard Levi refuses the pies. He is a traitor to the Pie Vreeters

  • Ken - 2012-10-02 15:22

    They remain CHOKERS. They have let the country down once again.

      davenewza - 2012-10-02 15:33

      Ummm, actually we did not choke. Choking is when victory is in clear sight, but you fail to finish it off. This "CHOKERS CHOKERS" mentally has become such a retarded knee-jerk reaction when we lose a match.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 15:44

      wasnt choking. Just bad performance. Getting sick of all the retards that think losing = choking. Go look up the meaning.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 16:36

      It does not matter Ben, every time SA loses it is a choke apparently. But when we win, you don't see any of these guys say anything on here. They just looking for attention it seems.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 16:47

      I think it must suck playing for these "fans". Seriously. It's a sport. They do what they love and you're lucky enough to watch every game. They owe you nothing. Always the same crap.... It's either Smith or the Team... same thing. We win and nobody says anything. Even if he's our most successful captain EVER or if our team is No.1 in the world. One or two bad games and these children start slandering and pointing fingers. It's pathetic.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 17:17

      @Ben, dont worry mate, they will disappear soon. And you are right a lot of these so called supporters really deserve the middle finger

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:56

      And I hope they bring the left over pies back in a tupperware

  • Hangwanie - 2012-10-02 15:22

    We knew, all wins were a fluke

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:57

      But the pies always taste good, especially roast Biff and King Pie Kallis pies

  • johan.may.737 - 2012-10-02 15:23

    The more I think a bout the way we crashed out the more angry I get. My suggestion is that all match fees earned by the Protea players during this tournament need to be paid back by the players and only their travel and accomocation expenses be paid. It is pathetic that our national cricket team let South Africa down again as they did in this 20/20 tournament!!!! Johan

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:33

      Lol, you are all retards.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:43

      So let's ask the Boks to give all their money back, Bafana, Olympic athletes who got no medals, Davis Cup people who lose, etc , etc. God u are dumb

      larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-02 15:50

      Good Point Lean, I totally agree with both you posts.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 16:05

      Larry, people are over complicating things, and over emotional. Sure I am upset too, but stupid comments like this, and saying Ausies threw the game, and we choked. Not one of that is true. We did not play well enough, and don't deserve to be in the Semi. Simple as that. Maybe if we batted 2nd, it would have been different, different players, bowling etc, it does not matter. At the end, we just did not pitch up, no pun intended. A True supporter will still support the team. It is frustrating sure, but the more we lose, the more they need us to be behind them. And Our own people calling them certain things, sure as hell is not helping. Grow up, LET'S Support them, show them we won't stoop to that level. They need us more now than ever. If we do that, I am positive we will take a cup soon. When your own people don't have faith in you, how the hell are they gonna have faith in themselves? Cricket is so competitive, any doubt at all, and you will never win the big games. Please reply or like this post, if you Support the team, win or lose. And want to get behind them. I Ask everybody to stop the childish things, and let's get behind all our teams, not just 1 or 2.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 16:31

      So I Guess nobody really supports them. If you can't support a team win or lose, you are not a supporter, merely a follower.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 16:49

      Our cricket "fans" and the English "fans" are the worst when it come to support. They take it so personal as if the Proteas needs to make up for their own past failures.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:57

      I think they need to also let the public have some pies. It is so selfish to hog all of them

  • pumlani.sizani - 2012-10-02 15:23

    Mxxxm...SA always desapoit wen it counts most!..

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:59

      Your use of the English language is disgraceful.....would you like an English pie?

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 15:24

    Here we go again-why does this feel all too familiar. And Smith cant even be blamed this time!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:59

      The pies Shirley the pies!!

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 15:25

    Doesnt phase me at all. T20 is Mickey Mouse and is for people with ADD and for companies to make $$. I need real cricket!

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:47

      the sore loosers like this comment. it takes huge amount of skill and strategy. if it didn't then ireland, zim and the afghans would be here with us right now.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 16:53

      Not at all Boom. We lost due to poor performance. And I'm ok with that. Not worked up at all. Just dont enjoy this form of the game as much as Test or ODI. To quick and less style. The sub-continent countries enjoy big hits and flair more then the rest I think. I like chess games

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 16:56

      if you look now they're giving india a challenge. so i guess its disappointing when you know they have such potential only to squander it when it counts.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:59

      ADD solved: eat pies

  • gerhard.borcherds - 2012-10-02 15:25

    To be fair they didn't choke. Choking is when you're in a commanding position and then throw it away senseless. Aus completely outplayed the Proteas and SA's batters were atrocious against Pakistan. Only the SA bowlers kept the Proteas in the hunt but to be fair there weren't enough runs on the board. Batters failed miserably. End of story.

  • - 2012-10-02 15:25

    it's frustrating,disappointing that the proteas always bow out of the top ICC tournaments but I still back Gary and Ab to be the guys that can lead us to a maiden Trophy. forever Protea.

  • mike.dufham.7 - 2012-10-02 15:25

    The Protea Chokers will now put on their best performance against India when it does not matter. It's a pity that poor selection like that of Levi and Parnell, have cost us, as well as ineffective batting by the "glory boys" Watch these guys in the IPL. They will suddenly return to form when there's big money at stake. Makes you think, doesn't it?

  • kgotlaetsile.mophuti - 2012-10-02 15:25

    Match fixing?

  • shanleigh.sewsanker - 2012-10-02 15:26

    that will teach them to not rely on other teams to help. do it yourself and get into semis!

  • margie.swanepoel - 2012-10-02 15:26

    Maybe this game should be investigated for game throwing. Since when do Australia bat so poorly? Tell met another story.

      kgotlaetsile.mophuti - 2012-10-02 15:39

      Couldnt agree with you more

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:45

      People saying Match fixing are looking for excuses. We did not play well enough, it is our fault. Not the Ausies. Some SA supporters are so one eyed, and quick to call the choker word. This is cricket, if you don't play well enough you lose. Simple as that. Ausies got outplayed, just like we did. Get over it.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-02 16:34

      This seems like a spinners paradise pitch, the teams from the "west" usually have trouble with these pitches.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-02 16:55

      Cant blame the Ausiess....we got ourselves in this position.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-10-02 15:26

    Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Damn Proteas! Just for once, win us a world cup PLEASE!

  • tommy.rinrin - 2012-10-02 15:27

    my heart just dropped, so much for keeping my hopes up, sigh!

  • margie.swanepoel - 2012-10-02 15:27

    Maybe this game should be investigated for game throwing. Since when do Australia bat so poorly? Tell met another story.

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-02 15:27

    this article gna have 1000 comments in less than an hour, most used word : "choke"

  • cynthia.biljoen - 2012-10-02 15:27

    Did the Aussies throw this match since they knew they only needed 112 to qualify for the semis?? ?? Australia are through, and Pakistan are sitting pretty with four points and a net run-rate of +0.273. "If India score 160, they need to win by 32 runs; if they score 140, the margin needs to be at least 31."

  • alexander721 - 2012-10-02 15:27

    really, is it really nescessary to have to say something!!

  • nathi.dlakavu - 2012-10-02 15:28

    pub team

  • rithin.sewsunker - 2012-10-02 15:29

    Australia lost intentionally. They just hate South Africa so they made it such that they qualify but lost just to knock us out.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-10-02 15:29

    With no presuure on the indian game watch them play and roll over the Indians comprehensively

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-10-02 15:29

    ag nee man

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 15:31

    On a positive note (yes I know cant be much), most people on here will disappear never to be seen again relating to cricket. Maybe they will resurface again to horribly misuse the word "choke" or to most "chockers" when Proteas lose another match or say random phrases like "Player x sux" or this gem "loosers"

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 15:35

      We might as well not play sport anymore, because Proteas never wins when it counts. It seems when you win it doesnt really count, so why play sport I wonder - Only to win every four years according to experts on here

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:37

      Yeap, most don't say sh$t when they do well. But they are quick to jump in when they lose. THey aren't even supporters, they just love it when SA loses. No real supporter would act the way these guys do, well I Could be wrong, they could just be childish or know absolutely f*kol about cricket.

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-10-02 15:38

      @Stephen - We beat England in the test series to become No. 1 - That's winning when it counts.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 15:40

      @lean.sadie, yep 100%, @thando.gqabaza , you right, but most people dont see it

      chadjason.wilson - 2012-10-02 16:34

      Why does the currie cup have a final? the olympics competed every 4 years... the Soccer World cup .... because the big moments count.... that' what sport is about, not just your skill but also your mental strength!!!!! Think before you dribble......

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 16:58

      @WilsoWill, cricket is different. Chasing 434, chasing the second highest test ever . I always burst out laughing when people say the Proteas dont do it when it counts

      chadjason.wilson - 2012-10-02 17:42

      @Stephen I do believe you have a point! Cricket is not the same! It just takes one batsman or bowler to have a fantastic day and the game is won or lost..... maybe cricket should follow baseball where a series of games is played as in test cricket..... a best of 7 T20 final would be better, a best of 5 semis.... we still got knocked out in the second round though.......

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-10-02 15:31

    The coaching and captaincy of the SA Team does not represent the true demographics of this republic. This sport is still a no go area when it comes to the transformation agenda. I appeal to Minister Fikile Mbalula to look at this issue as part of the turn-around strategy for the Proteas!

      GregGow1234 - 2012-10-02 15:35

      What makes you think there any good players in SA to take the current players positions? Cricket is a corrupt sport full stop.

      honestraymond2003 - 2012-10-02 15:51

      You really are a blind goat.. Cricket is the most transformed sport in south africa u bloody retard!

      dtsele - 2012-10-02 18:25

      Nonsense...if Bafana had an All white team and won half its games I wud passionately follow them. How money quality sportmen must we loose to the Aussies, English before it dawns upon us that transformation from the top down will never work? May I add that its a cross injustice to all blacks selected on merit coz of the stigma attached...

  • vincent.s.cupido - 2012-10-02 15:32

    We are doomed again, and again, and again, and again, and again! Loosers, chokers!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:38

      ^ Perfect example of somebody who has no cricket knowledge, or a Fake Supporter.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:49

      Do you know what a looser is? Did not think so.

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-02 16:21

      A loser is when you keep backing losers/chokers!

  • shaunjwatson - 2012-10-02 15:32

    Disappointing, but I guess they got what they deserve for playing crap and besides, I think they would have got a massive hiding by Sri Lanka in the Semi's, so it's better being knocked out in the Super 8's than losing in the Semi's (AGAIN) and hold the "Chokers" tag !

  • marcus.kittel - 2012-10-02 15:32

    That's what happens when you rely on other results! SA should have won the game against Pakistan and they wouldn't be in this position ... As always let's hope things improve for the next world cup tournament :-(

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-02 15:33

    Some other good teams are also out, England and India or Pakistan will follow us. At least we are the best test team.

      Liam - 2012-10-02 15:46

      What's the point at this stage being the best test team. When we came into the twenty20 we were also the best what did that help us?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-02 16:35

      Test cricket is the real deal for more than 100 years.

  • GregGow1234 - 2012-10-02 15:33

    Cough splutter choke choke choke

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:39

      Do what your shirt says please.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-02 15:33

    i think i am getting used to this

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-10-02 15:33

    We had Pakistan by the shorts until we fluffed our bowling options in the last three overs. But agfainst the old foe put us to the sword and we were outclassed. Maybe its time to get a new gloveman and let AB concedntrate on his batting and captaincy

  • jonathan.groenewald.3 - 2012-10-02 15:36

    Its no wonder we crashed out. Look at all those lists they show. Top run scorers, most sixes,most wickets. Not one South African in any list. Maybe we top the "most dot balls whilst batting" list. I really hope India win and go through. Would be a shame if we finally decide to rock up today, only to take their chance away

  • nthete.moalosi - 2012-10-02 15:37

    Sad day for me,how disappointing this is,dey choked again.

  • thamsanqag - 2012-10-02 15:37

    Thank God Smith is not there, he would be blamed for everything...anyway I personally didn't think they had a chance after loosing 2 games in a row at this stage of the tournament. We used 2 this feeling of \crashing out\ such that we not that grieved by it. Dats da truth.

  • sabiha.lockhat - 2012-10-02 15:37

    sorry but all u smith haters , can choke now- cos at least with smith as captain we used to reach the semi finals and were the favourites to win , with AB we still yet to win a game and we out of the tournament

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:49

      and smith was an a-hole and better suited to deal with being a called a choker. AB is a good guy. he doesn't deserve this :(

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-02 15:55

      poor guy apologised at the coin toss. he didn't get his chance to shine. levi is now the new smith. lol

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 15:56

      I agree (still a Smith supporter) but AB is a good guy. I dont go with this rabid provincialism - especially in cricket

  • jason.brits.9 - 2012-10-02 15:41

    At last ! Gone is the chokers tag ! Now they have the losers tag!

  • jason.brits.9 - 2012-10-02 15:42

    Gone is the chokers tag ! Now they have the losers tag !!

  • shahzaad.moola - 2012-10-02 15:48

    Cmon Proteas, return the favour to the Auzzies, let India thrash your'll, that could send Aussies back down under... Why didn't the selectors include Imraan Thahir? He could have made a significant difference on those wickets. Well done on establishing yourselves as the No.1 cricketing nation in the world.

  • dudley.futcher - 2012-10-02 15:48

    I question Australie loss??? Please investigate

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 15:54

      Really? Sigh. Maybe if people supported the team, and don't mention the Choke word after every loss, they will do better.

      darryl.earnshaw - 2012-10-02 16:11

      Please investigate why we played so badly in the first two games........Aussies should not even be in this conversation. We cocked up, and it had feck all to do with the Aussies. Man up.

  • sihle.coco - 2012-10-02 15:49

    Q: Why is every1 not surprised again?...A: oh we all know tht these guys cursed by the spirits of the non-selected black cricketers of SA (like!)

      dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-10-02 16:06

      i think its the other way around .... just look at bafana bafana ..... Boks with the white spirits have won 2 Rugby world cups ....

  • bontlebrian.leema - 2012-10-02 15:54

    As always

  • clive.beckett - 2012-10-02 15:54

    good riddance

  • nhlapop - 2012-10-02 15:55

    So Dissapointed! Not gona watch the game anymore.

  • yagyah.rabin - 2012-10-02 15:55

    For a team sponsored by Castle to choke its quite ironic

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-02 16:02

    "No big deal" we would have lost to India anyhow. Now all we have to hear is: We have learnt from our mistakes and will do better next time? Wonder what the supporters of the chokers have to say?

      sihle.coco - 2012-10-02 16:08

      Jst telling it like it is huh? I like tht bro!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-02 16:25

      @Roy W - I am a supporter so you can fck off. You just an example of some brain dead moron who is a big shot internet warrior. No sports team needs retards like you