Hashim Amla © Getty Images
Hashim Amla © Getty Images

 

Apr 4, 2014

 

Hashim Amla was cleaned up by Ravichandran Ashwin as India made the second breakthrough in their ICC World T20 2014 semi-final at Dhaka on Friday. After 5.1 overs, South Africa were 44 for one.

 

Amla was bowled on a carrom ball by the ace India spinner as India struck at a crucial interval to get rid of the in-form batsman. Amla struck four boundaries to scored 22 runs off 16 balls.

 

Earlier in the match, Quinton de Kock was the first wicket to fall for six. The left-hander edged a good length delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni behind the stumps in only the fourth ball of the match. Du Plessis then joined Amla in the middle. It was a slow start, but Amla then got his first boundary with a drive through the cover of Mohit Sharma. He then edged one through the vacant slip cordon and got another four.

 

Earlier in the day, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second semi-final of the ICC World T20 2014 tournament at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.

 

Both South Africa and India fielded an unchanged side for the clash. The winner of the game will take on Sri Lanka in the final of the T20 World Cup at the same venue on Sunday, April 6.

 

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