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Cricket: India knock out South Africa for World Twenty20 final

Former champions India upstaged South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruise into the final of World Twenty20. Chasing 173 to win, India were led by a swashbuckling knock of 72 not out by Virat Kohli as they strolled to the tagret with five balls to spare. This becomes India's second final in five World Twenty20s after they won the inaugural event held in South Africa in 2007. They meet Sri Lanka in the final in Dhaka on Sunday.

Cricket: Du Plessis hails Steyn after last-ball heroics

South African captain Faf du Plessis praised Dale Steyn as the world's best bowler after the ice-cool paceman kept his nerve to deny New Zealand in a last-ball thriller at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Black Caps, chasing a target of 171 runs on Monday, needed just seven runs from the final over with five wickets in hand and big-hitting Ross Taylor at the crease, unbeaten on 62.

Cricket: Duminy, Steh star in South Africa win over New Zealand

Jean-Paul Duminy hit a fighting half-century and Dale Steyn took four wickets as South Africa recorded a thrilling two-run win over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Monday. Duminy notched a 43-ball 86 to lift South Africa to 170-6, before Dale Steyn successfully defended seven runs in the final over to help the team win their first match in Group One of the Super-10 stage.

Cricket: Steyn, Duminy star in South Africa win over NZ

Jean-Paul Duminy hit a fighting half-century and Dale Steyn took four wickets as South Africa recorded a thrilling two-run win over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Monday. Duminy notched a 43-ball 86 to lift South Africa to 170-6, before Steyn successfully defended seven runs in the final over to help the team win their first match in Group One of Super-10 stage.

Cricket: Du Plessis, Steyn face fitness test before T20 opener

South African captain Faf du Plessis and spearhead Dale Steyn will undergo fitness tests ahead of their opening World Twenty20 game in Chittagong, the skipper said Friday. Both du Plessis and Steyn took part in team practice on Friday but have not fully recovered from hamstring injuries. "It's been a pretty intense week for Dale and myself trying to make sure we are 100 percent ready for the game tomorrow," du Plessis said, ahead of the match against world number one Twenty20 team Sri Lanka.

Cricket: Injury fears grip South Africa at World T20

Title contenders South Africa were sweating over the fitness of injured captain Faf du Plessis and premier fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of their World Twenty20 opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The two key players are recovering from hamstring injuries, and their availability for the Super-10 group one match in Chittagong will not be known until just before the toss takes place.

Cricket: Harris hailed hero as Aussies prevail

Ryan Harris was acclaimed Thursday as one of Australia's finest bowlers after spearheading his country to a dramatic late series victory over South Africa in Cape Town. The Australians won the third and final Test by 245 runs in a nailbiting finish with just 27 balls to spare after a day of epic home resistance. Veteran paceman Harris bowled Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the space of three balls as Australia won the match as well as the series by two Tests to one.

Cricket: Warner gets Australia off to flying start

David Warner got Australia off to a flying start on the first day of the series-deciding third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Warner made 75 not out off 73 balls as Australia reached 118 for one at lunch. He and fellow left-hander Chris Rogers took advantage of some loose bowling by Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander at the start of the innings after Australian captain Michael Clarke won the toss and took first use of what looked an ideal batting pitch.

Cricket: Warner gets Australia off to flying start

David Warner got Australia off to a flying start on the first day of the series-deciding third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Warner made 75 not out off 73 balls as Australia reached 118 for one at lunch. He and fellow left-hander Chris Rogers took advantage of some loose bowling by Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander at the start of the innings after Australian captain Michael Clarke won the toss and took first use of what looked an ideal batting pitch.

Cricket: South Africa seek to end Australia hoodoo

Graeme Smith's South Africa will seek to cross what has become the final frontier for the country's Test squad when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third and final Test at Newlands from Saturday. Since returning to international cricket in 1991, South Africa have beaten every other Test nation except Australia in home and away series.
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