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ICC World T20 2014: Bookies name India firm favourites to reach final

India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) celebrates with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C) and Ajinkya Rahane 1
India are hot favourites to beat South Africa in the second semi-final of ICC World T20 2014 © AFP

Cape Town: Apr 4, 2014

If the predictions of bookies putting their money on the India versus South Africa semi-final clash of ICC World T20 2014 are to be believed, then Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side are considered to be firm favourites to come out trumps in Dhaka.

Bet Flash which is the leading bookmaking agency in South Africa have placed India at the odds of 11/20 and South Africa at 13/10 to make it to Sunday’s final, reports sport24.co.za.

The agency had previously kept odds of 17/25 and 11/10 for Sri Lanka and defending champions West Indies in the first semi-final which saw the former running out as winners thanks to a 27-run win courtesy the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Though the predictions for the first semi-final have turned out as per the odds placed it remains to be seen as to whether India stay true to form and defeat the Proteas to make it to the final.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

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Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

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Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

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West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

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