Proteas eliminated from World Twenty20

By Drum Digital
02 October 2012

South Africa have been eliminated from the World Twenty20 competition in Sri Lanka following Pakistan's 32 run victory over Australia at the Premadasa stadium on Tuesday.

Pakistan's victory moves them to second in their Super Eight group on net-run rate behind Australia, with India and South Africa in third and fourth respectively.

After a 10 wicket victory over Zimbabwe and 32 run win against Sri Lanka in a rain-reduced contest, South Africa moved into the Super Eight phase of the competition with high hopes of progression.

These immediately stalled following their two wicket loss to Pakistan on Friday.

South Africa were then well-beaten by eight wickets by Australia on Sunday, meaning Australia had to beat Pakistan for South Africa to have any chance of progression to the semi-finals.

The Proteas' match against India on Tuesday has been reduced to a dead-rubber for Gary Kirsten's team, while India need a big victory to overhaul Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals.

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