By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Oct 2, 2012
South Africa reached 73 runs at the halfway mark as India scalped three wickets in the Super Eights match at Colombo of World T20.
Faf du Plessis has scored 47 runs as India searches for another breakthrough. Zaheer Khan gave India an early breakthrough as Hashim Amla was dismissed for a duck in the first over.
Irfan Pathan gave second blow to the South Africans as Jacques Kallis was sent back to pavilion by Rohit Sharma’s catch after scoring six runs.
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh struck off the first ball as he removed South African skipper for 13 runs.
A late surge by Suresh Raina (45) and MS Dhoni (23*) helped India reach respectable total as the duo added 40 runs in the death overs.
Put in to bat first, India lost early wickets. Gautam Gambhir (8) was the first batsman to depart as Morne Morkel rattled his middle stump. Jacques Kallis made an immediate impact as he removed the in-form Virat Kohli (2) as the batsman was caught behind off a short ball.
Sehwag attacked spinner Robin Petersen as the bowler was hit in the stands off the second ball of his over. However the opener, in the haste of hitting another six, was clean bowled by the spinner the very next delivery.
Brief Scores: India 152 for 6 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 45, Rohit Sharma 25, MS Dhoni 23*; Robin Petersen 2 for 25, Morne Morkel 2 for 28) vs South Africa 73 for 3 in 10 overs (Faf du Plessis 47*; Yuvraj Singh 1 for 9, Zaheer Khan 1 for 19)