India defeats South Africa in T20 World but fails to qualify for...

India defeats South Africa in T20 World but fails to qualify for semis

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AsiaBizz.com: Despite beating Pakistan, England and even South Africa in a nail-biting match win by one run, Indian cricket team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, could not make it to the next match in the T20 World. The chances of India were affected majorly by Pakistan’s win over the Australians.

Due to this win, the Indians had to beat the South Africans by at least 31 runs in the final Super Eights game on October 2, 2012 to make it to the semi-finals. But the Indian team won the match by just one run after L Balaji dismissed Morne Morkel.

In the first innings, India made 152 for six and had to stop the South Africans at 121, but now that everything is over, Dhoni has to face many questions, one of which will be why he did not allow Harbhajan Singh on the wicket on which Pakistan played four spinners against Australia.

It was also known that the South Africans were bad players of spin, so critics ask why Harbhajan wasn’t brought in the game and Balaji was brought in as preference. Meanwhile, Zaheer Khan and Balaji had bowled well and picked three wickets each, but for India, they needed to work on a more easy win so as to qualify themselves.