Friday, June 19, 2009

Chokers!!! Again

Well, it seems South Africa have to try really hard to win the semi final of a world cup. Yesterday, they again lost a semi final, this time against Pakistan by 7 runs. Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal & Shahid Afridi bowled superbly to restrict South Africa to 142 after they set a victory target of 150.

Shahid Afridi finally showed some good stuff from the bat after a long time. He scored a brilliant 51 off 34 balls. Later he took 2/16 off his 4 overs which eventually got him the ‘Man of the Match’ award. Though Jacques Kallis & J P Duminy tried really hard to take South Africa through to the final, but Pakistanis bowled superbly & more than their bowling, it was their fielding which was a big support to their bowlers.

It was yet another time that South Africa played superbly through out the tournament & lost a knock out game. What a cruel game, Cricket is: they lost the first match of the tournament & they are out of the World Cup T20. They lost to West Indies in the quarter finals of the World Cup 1996, then again that infamous semifinal where Australia tied the match & went to the final, on the basis of their Super 8 win against them, lost to India in the quarter finals of the ICC World T20 2007 in Durban & now against Pakistan.


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