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ICC World T20 2014: South Africa galvanised after win against New Zealand, says Dale Steyn

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Dale Steyn won the match for South Africa against New Zealand with some great death bowling © Getty Images

Chittagong: Mar 26, 2014

South African paceman Dale Steyn admitted the mood was different after a narrow two-run win over New Zealand.

“I think the camp would have been completely different for us had we lost the game (against New Zealand),” said Steyn, who defended seven runs in the last over.

“We lost the first and won the second, so it’s going to be like a win (means) everything from now on.”

The Netherlands captain Peter Borren vowed his team will show improvement.

“I look at our top order and we have guys there who can really play and have played at this level and done fine before,” said Borren, whose team remarkably beat much fancied Ireland by chasing 190 in under 14 overs to qualify for Super-10.

“I know this team can play, I believe in this team and I hope we can show that in the next three games. It certainly won’t be a case of damage limitation.

Title-holders the West Indies beat hosts Bangladesh in the only match in Group two on Tuesday.

Top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals. The final will be played in Dhaka on April 6.

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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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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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