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India are widely tipped to beat South Africa in the second semi-final © IANS

Johannesburg: Apr 4, 2014

 

India will enter the semi-final clash against South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday as ‘favourites’, according to statistical data.

 

On the expected turning pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, India will tackle South Africa with the knowledge that they hold a clear-cut 5-2 edge in victories after seven prior meetings between these foes in the T20 format.

 

According to Sport24, four of those fixtures have been in global International Cricket Council (ICC) events, with India claiming three wins to South Africa’s sole victory.

 

The overall T20 history against the two nations began in the 2006/07 season, when India won by six wickets with a ball to spare at the Wanderers.

 

The report mentioned that South Africa’s most satisfying victory of the mere two they have achieved over India has to be the 12-run one achieved at the England-hosted World T20 of 2009, which will serve as motivation on Friday for the likes of in-form Imran Tahir and his slow-bowling partner JP Duminy.

 

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