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South Africa’s ‘indisciplined’ bowling against India led to semi-final defeat in ICC World T20 2014

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South Africa bowled nine wides against India in their ICC World T20 semi-final © AFP

Johannesburg: Apr 5, 2014

South Africa‘s posting nine expensive wides during their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final clash against India has uncovered the cracks in their ‘indisciplined’ bowling performance, which was their primary cause of their elimination from the tournament, according to a report.

According to Sport24, South Africa expensively gifted India, which is seeking a prestigious Grand Slam encompassing the latest World Cup, Champions Trophy and T20 global spoils, one and a half extra overs as they bowed out of the ICC World Twenty20 at the semi-final stage in Dhaka on Friday.

The report mentioned that the difference between India and South Africa may well have been an additional over, given that the pre-match favourites conceded only three wides, whereas three times that figure was posted by South Africa’s attack.

Former national captain Kepler Wessels joined the general lament over the errant lines and lengths of South African fast bowlers on Friday, saying that the team has ‘gone away from the yorker method altogether’, which seemed very costly against India.

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