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South Africa’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup had been dashed after they suffered a shock defeat towards the Netherlands of their closing group match in Adelaide on Sunday. The Proteas had been in an advantageous place to enter the final 4 stage, however had been finally stranded on 5 factors from as many video games. In the end, India (eight factors) and Pakistan (six factors) superior to the semi-finals from Group 2. Following the defeat to the Netherlands, Cricket South Africa (CSA) issued an official assertion, expressing their “disappointment” over the Proteas’ shock exit from the match.
“The fact is that the Crew didn’t carry out to expectations, which occasioned this disappointing final result. It’s our obligation to regroup and rebuild primarily based on our obtrusive shortcomings on the T20 World Cup,” the assertion learn.
The assertion additionally added that the administration had hopes that the Proteas will attain the ultimate
“The Proteas went to the ICC T20 World Cup with excessive hopes that they’d make it to the ultimate. CSA supported the crew on their marketing campaign and held excessive hopes that they may carry by means of. It’s unlucky that they didn’t make it as we had all hoped. Nevertheless, it’s incumbent to assist them into the long run.
“It’s evidently onerous for all of us to be confronted with this disappointment. Nevertheless, our focus needs to be rebuilding the crew for future success. Classes learnt from this expertise shall be inculcated into methods to redeem from the weaknesses and construct a formidable assault in future,” the assertion added.
New Zealand will tackle Pakistan within the first semi-final on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Wednesday.
In the meantime, England and India will face off within the second semi-final on the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
The ultimate shall be performed on the Melbourne Cricket Floor subsequent Sunday.
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