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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: South Africa in World Twenty20 semis as England go out

South Africa produced another clinical performance to beat England by three runs in Chittagong to advance to the World Twenty20 semi-finals on Saturday. AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries to anchor South Africa's highest total of the tournament of 196-5 before Wayne Parnell took 3-31 to keep England down to 193-7 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. South Africa are the second team to qualify for the semis after 2007 champions India cruised to the last four from Group Two.

Cricket: Four-wicket Tahir helps S. Africa survive Dutch scare

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir came to South Africa's rescue as they survived a scare from the Netherlands with a hard-fought six run win in their group one match in Chittagong on Thursday. Tahir took 4-21 in his four beguiling overs to keep the Netherlands down to 139 in 18.4 overs in a chase for 146 in the super-10 stage match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Tahir's effort overshadowed paceman Ahsan Malik's best bowling figures of 5-19 by a Dutchman in all T20 internationals which restricted South Africa to 145-9 in their 20 overs.

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: Duminy propels South Africa to 170-6 in World Twenty20

Jean-Paul Duminy hit a brilliant 40-ball 86 to lift South Africa to 170-6 in their crucial Group One match against New Zealand in Chittagong on Monday. The left-hander smashed 10 boundaries and three sixes while Hashim Amla made a 40-ball 41 after South Africa were put in to bat by New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Duminy was not out for 86 while Albie Morkel finished with 13 off eight deliveries as South Africa added 70 in the final five overs.

Cricket: Duminy propels South Africa to 170-6 in World Twenty20

Jean-Paul Duminy hit a brilliant 40-ball 86 to lift South Africa to 170-6 in their crucial Group One match against New Zealand in Chittagong on Monday. The left-hander smashed 10 boundaries and three sixes while Hashim Amla made a 40-ball 41 after South Africa were put in to bat by New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Duminy was not out for 86 while Albie Morkel finished with 13 off eight deliveries as South Africa added 70 in the final five overs.

Cricket:Aussies on top as Smith fails to produce farewell captains innings

South African captain Graeme Smith was out for three in his last Test innings as South Africa lost three quick wickets after being set a massive 511 to win on the fourth day of the third and final Test with Australia at Newlands on Tuesday. South Africa were 15 for three at tea but finished the day on 71 for four in front of a sparse crowd, which was a surprise after Smith's announcement on Monday that this would be his final international game and on his home ground.

Cricket: Australia take four wickets after declaration

Australia claimed four wickets before lunch after captain Michael Clarke declared their first innings on the third day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Monday. South Africa were 127 for four at lunch in reply to Australia's 494 for seven declared. South African captain Graeme Smith failed again when he was caught behind off Ryan Harris for five in the fifth over. Smith has made only 42 runs in five innings in the series. Dean Elgar made 11 before he was superbly caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin off James Pattinson.

Cricket: Australia choose to bat in deciding Test

Australia won the toss and decided to bat in the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. With the series locked at 1-1, both sides made two changes following South Africa's 231-run win in the second Test in Port Elizabeth. All-rounder Shane Watson was named for his first appearance of the series after recovering from a calf injury. He was listed to bat at number six, replacing Shaun Marsh.

Cricket: Late wickets boost Australia

Dean Elgar played a solid anchor role in an improved South African batting performance before two late wickets swung the balance towards Australia on the first day of the second Test against Australia at St George's Park on Thursday. Elgar made 84 as South Africa reached 214 for five before bad light ended play. South Africa lost captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla inside the first six overs in a continuation of the dominace Australia showed in winning the first Test at Centurion by 281 runs.
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