Proteas win toss and bat

2012-09-28 11:41

Colombo - South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a Group 2 Super Eights match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Friday.

Pakistan brought in left-arm spinner Raza Hasan for his first match in the tournament, leaving captain Mohammad Hafeez a choice of four slow bowlers besides himself.

India and Australia, the other two teams in the group, play in the second match of the double-header at the Premadasa stadium later on Friday night.



Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat

South Africa:

AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Ian Gould (ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)


  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 11:45

    Weather looks ok :) Anything over 170 is a good score. That's if you guys can get there. I'm guessing we're going to tie you down to 150 max.

      julius.malememba - 2012-09-28 13:12

      now that AB is out ... the biggest choker of all is coming to bat ... the USELESS ALBIE MORKEL!!!!!

      zambezi.river - 2012-09-28 13:47

      'one time Levi' fails again ...........................................!

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-28 11:58

    Levi hopefully can fire again but he seems to battle against spin. Go Proteas!

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:24

      i like levi, but its time that 1 innings levi get dropped! He's utterly useless at this point in time

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 12:27

      where's your big deal amla and levi hahahahaha MIA -- missing in action

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:34

      boom... dont you have something to go blow up?

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:35

      its kinda ironic that they call a paki boom boom afridi...

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 12:36

      ah Gustav.. shame.. currently blowing up your team with spin bowling hahahaha

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 12:39

      you guys are test champions. i can see why now. 4.4 run rate :)

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:39

      well thats nothing new.... every1 in the world know that we are chokers... so what ur point?

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 12:40

      come on gustav. it's not so bad you never know. chin up mate. 2 more matches to go after this.

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:47

      i'll put money on it that we wont win the t20 wc...... any takers?? add me on facebook so we can start betting! unfortunately smith is not there, so i dont know who to blame it on :D

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 12:50

      i've seen crazy stuff happen in cricket. we tend to implode sometimes so it's not over until it's over. lol Gustav, 2 matches after this. you probably only need to win 2 out 3 and a solid run rate to go through.

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:53

      and then we choke after that.... some1 once said..."to predict the future you must look at the past"

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-28 12:09

    The Dictator is out !!

  • bj.pieman - 2012-09-28 12:13

    And Kallis blocks out a maiden over. wtf?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-28 12:18

      This stupid comment wtf

  • sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-09-28 12:29

    25/3 Chockers 6 over

      sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-09-28 12:30

      31/3 7 over

      sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-09-28 12:31

      Razzled and dazzled by the spin

      sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-09-28 12:33

      35/3 8th over

      sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-09-28 12:37

      4 runs from the over 39/3 9th over SA does nort know what to do.

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-28 12:42

      dude they know what they doing... they saving wickets cause they gona score 100 in the last 2 overs :P

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-28 13:53

      Wtf are chockers. @gustav, you are obviously not a sports supporter so dont bother watching, applies to most of these fickle supporters on here

  • kgopotso.mongale - 2012-09-28 12:44

    looks like Pakistan is gonna chase a score less than 100..They at it again..*cough cough*

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-28 12:55

    Pakistan won't make the score --- they will only make 50 runs or so and make millions with the bookies

  • julius.malememba - 2012-09-28 12:55

    The Stormers/Proteas syndrome continues to plague our teams ... Clown Town to well represented in our sports ... BIG CHOKE coming up!!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-28 13:33

      Another retarded Bulls supporter with another fake Facebook. How friggin stupid are Bulls supporters honestly

  • bronwen.f.phillips - 2012-09-28 13:22

    south africa choking again..when are we going to go the distance in a cricket world cup

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-28 13:36

    And the pathetic comments continue. Jeepers we have some retarded people in this country. People use that 1 brain cell you have

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-28 14:04

    Match fixers at it again ... 2 stumpings in 1 over ....... R10 mil $ per player : someone won big! imagine those odds

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