22:59 India knocked out of World T20 despite beating SA:
India edge past South Africa by a narrow margin of one run. There are no celebrations in the Indian camp as they will be heading home despite the win.
In the end, the result does not matter in the final analysis as India and South Africa are both knocked out of the World Twenty20.
India needed to restrict South Africa to 121 or less but their bowlers failed to come to the party when it mattered.
In the first semi-final, Pakistan will play Sri Lanka on October 4, Thursday at 7pm.
West Indies and Australia will clash in the second semi-final on Friday at 7pm.
The final will be played on Sunday at 7pm IST.
22:54 India knocked out of World T20 despite beating SA:
- ScorecardSA 151 all out (19.5 ovs) vs India 152-5
Balaji to bowl the final over. Albie Morkel heaves the first ball over midwicket for a six before inside edges the next ball back on to his stumps and is bowled.
WICKET: A Morkel b Balaji 10 (6b, 1x6)
8 from 4 balls.
Balaji bowls a cleverly disguised slower delivery which beats Morne Morkel and it goes through to the keeper.
Morne Morkel then slams Balaji over midwicket like his brother Albie did earlier in the over for another maximum.
2 runs from 2 balls
Balaji ends the match as he bowls Morkel, who has a wild swing but misses it completely, to give India a consolation victory.
22:48 India fail to make semis, Pak through:
- ScorecardSA 139-8 (19 ovs) vs India 152-5
Ashwin to bowl his final over. Albie Morkel gets a single to point before Botha gets one from the second ball.
Morkel blasts it down to long-off but he can only get a single. Botha chips down the track and lofts Ashwin over long-on for a six. 15 from 8 balls.
He looks to chip it over the off-side but is caught on the long-off boundary.WICKET: Botha c Raina b Ashwin 8 (5b, 1x6)
Morkel gets one from the last ball as SA need 14 from the last over.
22:41 SA 127-6 (17.2 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 129-6 (18 ovs) vs India 152-5
India have failed to make the semi-finals but they can bow out on a high with a victory in this match.
Zaheer back to bowl the final over his spell. Peterson takes a single from the first ball.
Behardien chips the second ball straight to Raina at long-on, who takes an easy catch.WICKET: Behardien c Raina b Zaheer 13 (12b, 1x4)
Zaheer picks a wicket from the very next delivery as Peterson chips down the wicket but misses and it hits his off-stump.WICKET: Peterson b Zaheer 10 (10b)
Zaheer on a hat-trick now and SA need 26 from 15 balls for victory.
But he bowls a short ball down the leg side that Botha can't get away for runs before a single from the next ball.
Albie Morkel ends the over with a single to the leg side.
22:33 India fail to make semis, Pak through:
- ScorecardSA 126-5 (17 ovs) vs India 152-5
Nine runs more and India will be out of the World T20. South Africa, on the other hand, will be trying to score 40 from four runs to win the match.
Peterson pulls the first ball from Balaji to midwicket for a boundary and gets a leg bye from the next ball.
Behardien plays it on the leg side for a couple before a leg bye to the point region.
Peterson pulls a short ball that falls on the leg side for a single to knock out India from the World T20.
Behardien chips the final ball over mid-off for a boundary.
22:27 SA 113-5 (16 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 113-5 (16 ovs) vs India 152-5
India's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals rests on keeping SA under 15 runs from the next five overs.
So, basically India need a miracle to progress or they will hope SA will choke as they usually do.
Robin Peterson takes a single from the first ball of Ashwin's third over before Behardien blocks the second ball and gets a single from the next to long-on.
Peterson plays a reckless shot to throw his wicket away. He plays the reverse sweep but hits it straight to Balaji at point. Just as he starts walking back, he is asked to wait as the umpires wait to check on the no-ball and replays show Ashwin has overstepped the crease.
So Peterson gets a reprieve and also a free hit. 12 more runs and India are out.
Peterson has not learnt from his mistake and he tries the reverse sweep again but he misses again and he is bowled.
Will Peterson try it again? This time he chips down the track and lofts it over the cover fielder for a couple before a single from the last ball.
22:21 SA 107-5 (15 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 107-5 (15 ovs) vs India 152-5
If SA get 18 runs more then India will be knocked out of the World Cup.
Balaji is back for another spell as India are letting the game drift and not creating any additional pressure.
Behardien hits it on the off-side for a single from the first ball before Duminy gets one from the next delivery.
Behardien blocks the third ball before flicking it to deep midwicket for another single.
Balaji is bowling a good tight over as Duminy defends the fifth ball back to the bowler.
And the pressure pays off as Balaji gets a wicket with the final ball of that over. Duminy heaves it across the line and holes out to Gambhir at deep square leg.WICKET: Duminy c Gambhir b Balaji 16 (23b)
22:16 SA 104-4 (14 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 104-4 (14 ovs) vs India 152-5
Ashwin comes on to bowl his second over, and the 14th of the innings. Has Dhoni kept him on hold for too late?
The match is tantalizingly poised by India's hopes of advancing to the last four look very dim at the moment.
Duminy takes a single from Ashwin's first ball to the covers and Farhaan Behardien gets one from the next ball.
Duminy turns it to deep midwicket for a couple before a single from the next ball.
Behardien ends the over with another single.
22:13 It looks like only a miracle can save India at this stage, with South Africa needing to get 24 runs from seven overs to knock out the Indians despite what the final result will be.
22:12 SA 98-4 (13 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 98-4 (13 ovs) vs India 152-5
Duminy chips down the track to Yuvraj and gets a single to long-on. Du Plessis is in a hurry at the moment as he plays the inside out chip for a boundary through covers.
He chips down the track and looks for another big hit down the ground but holes out to Raina at long-off.WICKET: Faf du Plessis c Raina b Yuvraj 65 (38b, 6x4, 2x6)
India need to restrict SA for under 27 runs to progress to the semi-finals. That wicket will give them hope but certainly SA looking good to get well in excess of 122.
22:06 SA 90-3 (12 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 90-3 (12 ovs) vs India 152-5
Lakshmipathy Balaji comes into the attack now. Duminy strokes the first ball to mid-off for a single.
Du Plessis drives the next ball to covers for no runs before a single from the next ball. Two balls later he heaves a short ball through midwicket for a boundary and follows that with a chip to the same region to make it back to back fours.
22:01 SA 79-3 (11 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 79-3 (11 ovs) vs India 152-5
Yuvraj to bowl his third over. Du Plessis takes a single from the first ball and Duminy does the same from the second delivery.
Du Plessis gives Yuvraj the charge but gets an inside edge which evades keeper Dhoni and speeds past short fine leg for a four.
Du Plessis completes his half-century from 29 balls as India's hopes start to diminish.
21:58 At the halfway stage, SA are 73 for three, needing 80 runs from 10 overs for victory.
For India, their main aim is to restrict South Africa to 121 or less to qualify for the semi-finals.
- ScorecardSA 73-3 (10 ovs) vs India 152-5
Off-spinner R Ashwin finally comes into the attack. Du Plessis picks up a single from the first ball before Duminy is beaten all ends up that spins right across him.
Duminy takes a single on the leg side before du Plessis flicks it behind square on the leg side for two runs.
The right-hander takes another single to move to 47 from 26 balls.
- ScorecardSA 68-3 (9 ovs) vs India 152-5
Du Plessis drives Yuvraj to extra cover for a couple before single from the next ball.
Duminy reverse sweeps the next ball but it goes straight to Zaheer at point and then defends the next ball. The left-hander then takes a single before his partner does the same for five runs from the over.
21:50 SA 63-3 (8 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 63-3 (8 ovs) vs India 152-5
Dhoni makes a surprise choice to bowl part-timer Rohit Sharma ahead of his number one spinner R Ashwin.
Du Plessis takes one from the first ball and Duminy drives it the covers for another single. Du Plessis plays the paddle sweep to get it fine for two more runs and he repeats the shot off the next ball for another couple.
Du Plessis then chips down the wicket and lofts it over midwicket for a six before a single to end the over that fetched SA 13 runs.
21:45 SA 46-3 (6.1 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 50-3 (7 ovs) vs India 152-5
South Africa have got back on track, with 25 runs coming from the last two overs.
Yuvraj Singh into the attack now. He starts with a wicket from the first ball as De Villiers inside edges it back on to his stumps.WICKET: AB de Villiers b Yuvraj 13 (13b, 2x4)
Yuvraj nearly picks a wicket with his next ball as JP Duminy plays and misses outside the off-stump. The left-hander then hits the next delivery straight to point.
Yuvraj then bowls a full toss to Duminy, who flicks it to midwicket where Gambhir makes a good diving stop at long-on to give away two runs. The left-hander takes one from the next ball and du Plessis drives it down the ground for another one to bring up SA's 50.
21:40 SA 46-2 (6 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 46-2 (6 ovs) vs India 152-5
Pathan to bowl his third over. Du Plessis steers the first ball past point for two runs and the next ball he gets an inside edge which narrowly misses the stumps for two more runs.
Du Plessis then chips it over the mid-off fielder for a boundary and two balls later he smashes it through covers, giving the fielder at long-off no chance.
Du Plessis is playing an excellent innings, scoring at a good rate. He inside edges the last ball for two more runs as SA get 14 runs from that over.
21:35 SA 32-2 (5 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 32-2 (5 ovs) vs India 152-5
Zaheer to bowl his third over and he has two slips for new batsman du Plessis. The right-hander hits the first ball on the off-side for two runs and two balls later chips it over the off-side for another couple.
Zaheer then gets the ball to dart in sharply as it stays low a bit, beating the batsman and going very close to the wickets.
Du Plessis then announces himself as he lofts a full delivery from Zaheer over mid-off and it goes all the way for a six. Nice clean hit from the right-hander.
He flicks the next ball behind square on the leg side for another single.
21:31 SA 21-2 (4 ovs) vs India 152-5:
- ScorecardSA 21-2 (4 ovs) vs India 152-5
Pathan to continue. The first ball beats Kallis as it leaves the right-hander before he defends the second ball on the leg side.
Kallis then walks down the wicket and looks it hit over the leg side but is caught by Sharma at short midwicket.WICKET: Kallis c Sharma b Pathan 6 (8b, 1x4)
Meanwhile, Sehwag hobbles off the pitch with some injury to his leg.
Faf du Plessis lets the first ball go through to the keeper before flicking the next ball on the leg side for one.
De Villiers ends the over with a cracking boundary as he smashes a short wide ball through the covers.
- ScorecardSA 16-1 (3 ovs) vs India 152-5
De Villiers defends the first ball from Zaheer before he chips down the track off the next and lofts it over the off-side for a four.
Zaheer now switches to round the wicket and beats de Villiers outside the off-stump as the ball stays a bit low.
He drives the next ball to the fielder at cover before the next one is defended back to the bowler.
De Villiers flicks the next ball to midwicket where the fielder half stops it for two more runs.
- ScorecardSA 10-1 (2 ovs) vs India 152-5
Jacques Kallis gets the bottom edge to the first ball from Irfan Pathan as it goes on the bounce to Sehwag at slip. Pathan then gets the ball to come in sharply and Kallis defends it on the leg side but he flicks the next ball through midwicket for the first boundary of South African innings.
Kallis then flicks it behind square on the leg side and they take two more runs. The veteran is beaten as the ball comes in yet again but it is hit too high on the pads and SA get one leg bye. De Villiers takes one to short thirdman to end the over.
21:16 Zaheer strikes, Amla out for a duck:
- ScorecardSA 2-1 (1 over) vs India 152-5
Zaheer Khan to bowl the first over for India. The first ball swings right across Hashim Amla, who plays and misses outside the off-stump.
But Zaheer gets his man off the very next delivery. Amla again goes after the outswinger but this time he gets the edge and Sehwag completes a good sharp catch at first slip.WICKET: Amla c Sehwag b Zaheer 9 (2b)
AB de Villiers is the new batsman and India have two slips for him. He walks across his stumps and tries to play on the leg side but misses and the umpire turns down the huge appeal for LBW. Perhaps it was the height that saved de Villiers on that occasion.
De Villiers once again goes across but this time he hits it through square leg for a couple before defending the last ball to point.
21:11 India post 152-6 in 20 overs:
India have posted 152 in their 20 overs. They need to restrict South Africa to 121 or less, to win by 31 runs and qualify for the semi-finals.
Just for the record, India (153-5) had beaten South Africa (116-9) by 37 runs at Durban during the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.
They will need a repeat of that performance tonight.
21:02 India 152-5 (20 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 152-5 (20 ovs) vs SA
Kallis to bowl the final over off the innings. Raina strokes the first ball to deep midwicket for one and bring Dhoni back on strike.
Raina gets a single from the third ball before Dhoni sweeps Kallis past the square leg fielder for a boundary. That was brave!
Dhoni then gets a single from the fifth ball as he tries the helicopter shot but it goes straight to the fielder at long-on.
Raina is run out off the final delivery as he tries to take an impossible second run but is caught short at the striker's end.WICKET: Raina run out 45 (34b, 5x4)
20:56 India 143-5 (19 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 143-5 (19 ovs) vs SA
Steyn to bowl the 19th over. Dhoni cuts loose as he flicks a short of good length delivery over midwicket for a boundary.
The next ball is a full toss and Dhoni gets a thick outside edge to the thirdman region and sprints across for two runs.
Dhoni at his ferocious best as he thumps a short ball powerfully back past the bowler for a boundary. That could have killed someone and quite rightly Steyn was ducking for cover!
Dhoni crashes the fourth ball to deep midwicket where Duminy fumbles to give away two runs. The Indian captain gets a thick inside edge off the next delivery towards deep square leg where Duminy fields and India get two more runs.
Steyn bowls a perfect yorker that Dhoni can't get any bat on and it goes to the keeper to end the over.
20:51 India 129-5 (18 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 129-5 (18 ovs) vs SA
The experienced Kallis being given the 18th over of the innings. He starts with a full delivery that Raina drives to extra cover for one. Dhoni taps it on the leg side for another single.
Kallis is keeping it full as Raina can only drive a low full toss to long-off for one and Dhoni gets one on the off-side.
Raina has a wild swing on the leg side and gets a top edge but Behardien at deep midwicket puts down the catch. Raina then rubs more salt on the South African wounds as he crashes the last ball of that over through midwicket for a four.
20:45 India 119-5 (17 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 119-5 (17 ovs) vs SA
The spinners are turning it on for the Proteas, with only nine runs coming from the last two overs.
Steyn is back and Raina lofts the first ball over mid-off for a four. He is beaten off the next ball as he looks to steer it to thirdman but fails to connect.
He, however, steers the next ball to thirdman for one and MS Dhoni gets a single from the first ball he faces.
Raina backs away a wee bit too early and Steyn bowls it wide off the off-stump as Raina gets the toe end of the bat for one.
Dhoni has a wild swing off the lat ball but fails to connect.
20:41 India 112-5 (16 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 112-5 (16 ovs) vs SA
Peterson to bowl his fourth and final over. Raina looks to swing the first ball on the leg side but fails to connect before a single on the off-side.
Rohit plays it down the ground to long-on for one before Raina chips it long-off for one.
The runs have dried up as just three runs have come from the first five balls.
Sharma looks to sweep Peterson across the line on the leg side but misses and is trapped leg before wicket.
WICKET: Rohit lbw b Peterson 25 (27b, 2x4)
20:37 India 109-4 (15 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 109-4 (15 ovs) vs SA
Part-time off-spinner JP Duminy into the attack now. He will bowl from the round the wicket and Rohit hits the first ball to midwicket for one and Raina drives it to covers for another single.
Duminy is bowling good length here and the two batsmen can pick only six singles from that over.
Good stuff from Duminy!
20:33 India 103-4 (14 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 103-4 (14 ovs) vs SA
India will look to get atleast 70 runs from the last seven runs and get up to 160, which should give them a chance with the ball.
Botha comes back and Rohit gets a boundary from the first ball as he plays the late cut which goes just past the keeper followed by a single.
Raina punches it to deep midwicket for two runs as the fielder at long-on cleans up. The left-hander then chips down the wicket and plays the inside out shot once again for a boundary over the cover region.
The last ball is a high full toss which Raina drives back over the bowler's head and gets two runs courtesy of a desperate save from du Plessis, running to his right from long-on.
That was a good over for India as they got 13 runs from it.
20:28 India 90-4 (13 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 90-4 (13 ovs) vs SA
Peterson back into the attack now, to bowl his third over. Sharma takes a single from the first ball before Raina chips it over the covers to two runs.
Raina is turning it on as he flicks behind square on the leg side for a boundary as Botha failed to pick the delivery. The left-hander then takes a single to sweeper cover and Rohit takes one from the next ball as seven runs come from that over.
- ScorecardIndia 81-4 (12 ovs) vs SA
Morkel starts with a no-ball which Rohit hits on the leg side for one. Raina will be on strike for the free hit but he misses the pull shot as Morkel bowls a quick bouncer.
Raina hits a full toss to the point region for one before Sharma is dropped off the next ball. The right-hander miscues the lofted shot and it went over the bowler's head as the fielders at mid-on and mid-off collided to grass the opportunity.
Raina then smashes the next ball past the bowler for a couple before giving himself room and lofting it over the covers for a four.
20:19 India 71-4 (11 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 71-4 (11 ovs) vs SA
Leg-spinner Faf du Plessis into the attack now.
Rohit strokes the first ball to sweeper cover for a single. Suresh Raina hits the second ball straight back to the bowler before getting the next down the ground to long-off for a single.
Rohit tries to drive a full toss down the ground but du Plessis comes up with good diving stop to save a single, which Rohit gets off the next ball to long-on.
Raina hits it down the ground and again du Plessis makes a diving stop to his left to stop another run. He has saved two runs in that over with just his fielding.
20:16 India 68-4 (10 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 68-4 (10 ovs) vs SA
Pacer Morkel back into the attack now. Rohit cuts a short delivery but Faf du Plessis at point comes up with a superb diving save to stop a certain four.
Rohit then backs away a bit and lofts it over the mid-off fielder for a boundary and a single off the next ball as the fielder is pushed back to long-off.
Morkel then strikes with the key wicket of the dangerous Yuvraj, who plays all over a full delivery but misses and is bowled. Morkel deceived him with the slower ball and Yuvraj was totally foxed as he tried to play the flick but missed it completely.WICKET: Yuvraj b Morkel 21 (15b, 1x4, 2x6)
20:11 India 61-3 (9 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 61-3 (9 ovs) vs SA
Botha bowls his second over. He starts with a quick, flat delivery to Yuvraj who clips it to deep square leg for a single.
The second is a long hop but Rohit hits it straight to the fielder at deep midwicket to get just one. He could have put it anywhere!
But Yuvraj is in a rush out there. He rocks back and pulls a short ball over midwicket for a boundary to race to 19 from 12 balls.
The next ball is again a trifle short and Yuvraj pulls it down to long-on for one.
Rohit defends the fifth ball back to the bowler before a clip to deep square leg for one.
20:07 India 53-3 (8 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 53-3 (8 ovs) vs SA
Sharma drives the second ball from Peterson to long-off for a single. The third ball is short ball but Yuvraj punches it to the fielder at cover.
Yuvraj then slog sweeps the next delivery over midwicket for another maximum. He is turning it on for India here!
Peterson switches to over the wicket and bowls a quicker delivery which Yuvraj flicks off his pads to short fine leg for a single.
Sharma blocks the last ball to end the over.
20:03 India 45-3 (7 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 45-3 (7 ovs) vs SA
Off-spinner Johan Botha comes into the attack now. Rohit Sharma takes a single from the first ball and Yuvraj defends the next delivery back to the bowler.
Yuvraj flicks the third ball to deep midwicket for a single.
The fourth delivery stopped a bit and Sharma taps it to short thirdman for one.
Yuvraj then lofts a full delivery from Botha over wide long-off for a six as India look to lift the tempo. But Botha beats him with the last delivery with one that was a bit quicker.
19:59 India 36-3 (6 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 36-3 (6 ovs) vs SA
South Africa introduce spin by getting in Robin Peterson to bowl the sixth over.
Sehwag drives the first ball to the fielder at covers. He then chips down the wickets and lofts Peterson over the long-on fence for a six.
But Peterson gets his revenge off the very next ball. He charges down the wicket yet again but this time a bit too early and is beaten in the flight to be bowled for 17.
WICKET: Sehwag b Peterson 17 (14b, 1x4, 1x6)
India in complete shambles at the moment, having been reduced to 36 for three in the sixth over.
Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman and he defends the remaining three balls of that over.
Pakistan must be enjoying this match so far!
19:52 India 30-2 (5 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 30-2 (5 ovs) vs SA
Jacques Kallis comes into the attack. Sehwag whips the first ball behind square on the leg side for his first boundary.
Sehwag then steers it to the thirdman region for a single.
Kohli is beaten outside the off-stump before he fails to pull the next delivery.
Kallis then gets his man as Kohli is caught down the leg side off a short delivery.
WICKET: Kohli c de Villiers b Kallis 2 (6b)
19:48 India 25-1 (4 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 25-1 (4 ovs) vs SA
Sehwag is beaten outside the off-stump as he throws his bat at a wide, short delivery from Morkel but fails to connect.
Sehwag then gets a single from the inside edge as the ball goes to the leg side.
Morkel then provides South Africa with the breakthrough as Gambhir is bowled for 8. Gambhir gave himself room but was cramped for room as Morkel followed him as it hit the bat before going on to the stumps.WICKET: Gambhir b Morkel 8 (12b, 1x4)
Virat Kohli starts with a delightful drive through the covers for two runs. He defends the last two balls to end the over.
19:43 India 22-0 (3 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 22-0 (3 ovs) vs SA
Steyn beats Sehwag outside the off-stump with another outswinger as the Indian opener throws his bat at it without any movement of the feet.
He plays the second ball straight to the fielder in the covers before a single leg bye from the next ball as he misses the flick on the leg side.
Gambhir nearly drags it back on to his stumps as he drives away from his boundary but the ball hits the inside edge and bounces over the stumps.
Gambhir then decides to pull a shot but it is too quick for him as it his his helmet and flies over the keeper for four leg byes.
19:38 India 17-0 (2 ovs) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 17-0 (2 ovs) vs SA
Morne Morkel bowls the second over. Gambhir taps the first ball on the leg side and runs across for a quick single after some misunderstanding initially.
Sehwag gets off the mark with two runs as he flicks a full delivery to deep midwicket. The right-hander clips the next ball behind square on the leg side as Amla cleans up again from deep midwicket for another couple of runs.
The two Indian openers seem very determined out in the middle. Sehwag drops it on the off-side and again they scamper across for a quick single.
Gambhir strokes the fifth ball straight to the fielder at point.
Gambhir gives himself room but miscues the ball over the bowler's head as they get two more runs.
19:34 India 9-0 (1 over) vs SA:
- ScorecardIndia 9-0 (1 over) vs SA
Dale Steyn to bowl the first over. Gautam Gambhir welcomes him with a
boundary as he smashes the first ball through the covers. What a
cracking start by Gambhir!
Gambhir drives the second ball to mid-off before defending the next back to bowler.
Steyn drifts down the leg side and Gambhir helps it round the corner for four leg byes
Gambhir taps the fifth ball on the leg side for a single.
Virender Sehwag is beaten off the last ball as he flashes at one that leaves him after pitching.
19:33 SA elect to bowl against India:
If India beat South Africa by 42 runs or more then they will not only make it to the semi-finals but also top the Group ahead of Australia.
India will need to win the game by a margin of around of 30 runs to qualify.
What India needs to do to qualify:
If India score 200 they need to win by 33 runs or more
If India score 175 they need to win by 32 runs or more
If India score 150 they need to win by 31 runs or more
19:10 South Africa elect to bowl against India:
South Africa captain AB de Villiers wins the toss and elects to bowl against India in the Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo.India will need to beat South Africa by 31 runs or more go ahead of Pakistan's net run rate and qualify for the semi-finals.
India go in with an unchanged side. For South Africa, Faf du Plessis replaces Richard Levi, while Albie Morkel comes in for Wayne Parnell.
19:05 What India need to do to qualify for semis:
India need to beat South Africa by 31 runs or by 24 balls to spare to go ahead of Pakistan's net run rate and qualify for the semi-finals.
The final match of the Super Eights stage coming up between India and South Africa.
India still have a chance to make it to the last four, but they need to register a big win against South Africa, who have been knocked out of the tournament.
Ian Chappell in his pitch report reckons the side winning the toss will look to bat second. Sourav Ganguly reckons India have to bring back an extra spinner in the team, in Harbhajan Singh, and he also feels India have to bat second.
18:53 Pakistan crush Australia by 32 runs:
Pakistan have beaten Australia by 32 runs to put themselves in a good position to make it to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20.
India will need to better Pakistan's victory margin to go through to the last four, while South Africa have been eliminated.
Statsman Mohandas Menon
points out what India need to do to qualify for the semis.
"India will now need to beat South Africa by 31 runs or by 24 balls to spare to go ahead of Pak's NRR," he writes on Twitter.
18:47 Australia qualify for semis:
- ScorecardAus 117-7 (20 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hussey cuts the first ball from Gul past point for a four to bring up his fifty and also take Australia into the semi-finals.
Hussey scored his half-century from 45 balls, but more importantly helped Australia 112 to qualify for the semis.
The result means South Africa are knocked out of the tournament, while India will need to better Pakistan's victory margin to go through when they play the Proteas.
Hussey is not going for the big shots as he plays a full toss down to long-on for a single. Left-hander Starc top edges a pull shot and Gul fails to get to it as Australia get a single and Hussey clips it on the leg side for one.
Starc is beaten off the fifth ball and also from the final ball as Australia go down tamely.
18:42 Aus 110-7 (19 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 110-7 (19 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Ajmal to bowl his final over as Australia need 45 from two overs for victory.
Wade sweeps it fine for one before Ajmal bowls a wide down the leg side. Australia are only playing the singles at the moment keeping in mind the target of 112 that will take them through.
A few more singles before Wade is bowled as he plays the sweep but misses the ball completely.
WICKET: Wade b Ajmal 13 (14b, 1x4)
Ajmal makes it two in two as he traps Pat Cummins leg before wicket to make the match more interesting.WICKET: Cummins lbw b Ajmal 0 (1b)
- ScorecardAus 105-5 (18 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Finally, we have a pace bowler in operation as Umar Gul comes on to bowl the 18th over.
Gul gets the first ball to move away from the left-hander as Hussey is beaten outside the off-stump. He cuts the second ball past point for two runs and then takes a single.
Gul bowls a good yorker to Wade outside the off-stump who plays and misses.
Wade then strokes it to mid-off for one as Gul again bowls a good full delivery.
He ends with the over with a perfect yorker in the block hole as Hussey can only dig it out.
18:29 Australia need 11 runs from three overs to qualify for the semi-finals.
- ScorecardAus 101-5 (17 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hussey chips the first ball from Afridi back over his head for a four and then drops it on the off-side for a single.
Two more singles before Hussey flicks it fine on the leg side for a boundary and then strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
18:25 Aus need 60 from 4 overs for victory:
- ScorecardAus 90-5 (16 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Ajmal back into the attack now, having taken one for four in two overs. Wade punches the second ball to sweeper cover for one and Hussey plays it on the leg side for one.
Wade then slog sweeps it through deep square leg for a boundary followed by two singles to end the over.
18:22 Aus need 68 from 5 overs for victory:
- ScorecardAus 82-5 (15 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Not a single over from the pacers as the spinners have bowled the first 14 overs and will continue to bowl as Malik comes back.
Hussey picks a single from the first ball which Pakistan must be happy to allow so they can attack new batsman Wade.
The left-hander drives it down to long-off for a single and Hussey also collects one.
Hussey then slog sweeps it through midwicket as the fielder fails to stop running to his left, to give away a boundary.
Hussey ends the over with a huge hit as he slogs it over midwicket for a six.
18:18 Aus 68-5 (14 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 68-5 (14 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hasan to bowl his final over. And he picks up the wicket of Maxwell as the right-hander came down the wicket but got a thick outside edge and was caught on the off-side for 4.WICKET: Maxwell c Hafeez b Hasan 4 (5b)
Matthew Wade gets off the mark with a single and Hussey does the same off the next ball.
5 singles from that over as Hasan ends with superb figures of two for 14 in four overs.
- ScorecardAus 63-4 (13 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Afridi is back as Pakistan to continue to rotate their bowlers. Glenn Maxwell will be under tremendous pressure as Australia not only need to keep wickets intact but also score at a good rate.
Australia can only score in singles at the moment as five singles come from the first five balls of that over. Hussey is beaten off the final delivery by the googly from Afridi which turns big.
18:08 Aus 58-4 (12 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 58-4 (12 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hafeez has taken off Ajmal after bowling just one over in his second spell, and brings himself on to bowl his final over.
White flicks the first ball to deep midwicket for two runs to bring up Australia's 50. He then pulls the third over ball high over the fence on the leg side for a six to release some pressure.
White then crashes it to long-on for just a single as the fielder runs around quickly and Hussey continues to pick singles.
White looks for a big slog sweep on the leg side but top edges it and is caught by Nazir at deep midwicket.WICKET: White c Nazir b Hafeez 12 (11b, 1x6)
18:04 Aus 48-3 (11 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 48-3 (11 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Just to let you know, if Australia cross 112, then they will qualify for the semi-finals irrespective of the result of this match.
Hasan is back into the attack now. White plays two dot balls before he tries to scoop it over the wicketkeeper but misses the shot.
He then gets a single from the fourth ball. Two more singles as Hasan gives just three runs in that over.
17:59 Aus 45-3 (10 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 45-3 (10 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Ajmal back for his second spell after two overs from Malik.
Hussey picks single from the first ball before there is another loud appeal for LBW against Bailey, who seems to have been very hit on the pads.
However, Ajmal gets his man off the very next ball. Bailey attempts to play the pull shot again but this time the ball stays a bit low. He misses and he is dead in front of the wickets.
WICKET: Bailey lbw b Ajmal 15 (21b, 1x4, 1x6)
Cameron White reads the doosra and taps it on the off-side for one. Hussey defends the last two balls as Ajmal gives just two runs in that over, while picking up a wicket.
17:54 Aus 43-2 (9 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 43-2 (9 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hussey takes a single from the first ball of Afridi's second over. Bailey looks to sweep across the line but misses and was lucky it was not on the stumps before he takes a single.
Hussey is then beaten outside the off-stump followed by a quick single to the covers.
Bailey finally gets his slog sweep off the middle and heaves it over midwicket for a huge six.
Nine runs from that over as Australia look to make their way back in the contest.
17:51 Aus 34-2 (8 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 34-2 (8 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Part-time off-spinner Shoaib Malik will have a bowl now. Hussey reverse sweeps the first ball as Razzaq misfields at short thirdman to give away a couple before a single to long-on.
Bailey walks across and flicks it to deep square leg for one. If he had missed it, he would have been plumb in front of the stumps.
Hussey takes a single on the leg side to end the over as Australia continue to rebuild their innings.
17:47 Aus 29-2 (7 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 29-2 (7 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Pakistan continue with spinners as leg-spinner Shahid Afridi now comes into the attack.
Bailey takes a single from the first ball and Hussey takes one to deep midwicket.
Bailey eases some nerves in the Aussie dressing room as he steers the next ball past point for a boundary, the first after a wait of 28 balls.
Bailey then picks a single from the fourth ball before Hussey cuts it to sweeper cover for another single.
Eight runs from Afridi's first over.
17:43 Aus 21-2 (6 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 21-2 (6 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Australia in real trouble, having lost both their openers with just 19 runs on the board in five overs.
Saeed Ajmal into the attack now and facing him will be Mike Hussey.
Ajmal has a huge appeal for LBW against Hussey turned down as the left-hander is beaten by the quicker delivery but the inside edge saves him.
Hussey gets to the other end with a single to mid-on to bring new batsman George Bailey on strike.
Bailey takes one to get off the mark as Umar Akmal misfields at square leg.
Just two runs from that Ajmal over as Pakistan are in control at the moment.
17:38 Aus 19-2 (5 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 19-2 (5 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hafeez to continue, his third over with the new ball, as Pakistan hold back their pacers.
Hussey takes a single from the first ball before Warner plays the next two balls straight to the fielder at cover.
Warner then gets one down to long-off before Hussey takes a single to mid-on.
Hafeez then cripples Australia further with the wicket of Warner, who also falls leg before wicket as he tries to play the sweep.WICKET: Warner lbw b Hafeez 8 (13b, 1x4)
17:34 Aus 16-1 (4 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 16-1 (4 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Three overs of spin and Australia have managed just 13 runs. By the way, replays of that LBW appeal against Warner in the previous over show the left-hander was lucky to survive that call as the ball would have crashed on the middle and leg stump.
Watson takes a single from the first ball of Hasan's second over. Warner pulls the third ball to deep midwicket for another single as Australia are struggling to find the boundaries.
Watson looks to sweep Hasan on the leg side but misses and is given out leg before wicket. A big wicket for Pakistan as the in-form Watson makes his way back to the dressing room after scoring just eight, his first failure of the tournament.
WICKET: Watson lbw b Hasan 8 (14b, 1x4)
Watson was struck in line of the leg stump and the umpire thought it was good enough to go on straight and hit the stumps.
Australia have not scored too many and have also lost an early wicket.
Veteran Mike Hussey is off the mark with a single before Warner plays another dot ball as Umar Gul makes a good diving stop at point.
17:29 Aus 13-0 (3 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 13-0 (3 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Hafeez decides to continue with spin as he comes on to bowl his second over. Warner hits the first ball to point before getting a single from the next ball on the leg side.
Hafeez then bowls a full toss which Watson looks to sweep but Afridi makes a good stop at square leg to stop a certain four. The right-hander then flicks it to deep midwicket for a single as Pakistan keep the two Aussie openers under check.
Warner then looks to turn it on the leg side but the holds up and the leading edge falls on the off-side, way short of the fielders.
Warner is hit on the pads off the last ball and Hafeez makes a loud appeal but the umpire turns it down. That looked mighty close!
17:26 Aus 11-0 (2 ovs) vs Pak 149-6:
- ScorecardAus 11-0 (2 ovs) vs Pak 149-6
Pakistan gamble by having spinners from both ends as left-arm spinner Raza Hasan is called on to bowl the second over.
Watson defends the first ball on the off-side before the second ball is hit to the fielder at midwicket.
Hasan follows that up with two more dot balls as he does not give Watson any room or length to play his big shots.
Watson breaks the shackles as he rocks back and plays the late cut in the gap between point and short thirdman for a boundary.
Hasan has bowled a good first over, giving away just a boundary.
17:23 Australia need 150 to beat Pakistan:
- ScorecardAus 7-0 (1 over) vs Pak 149-6
Shane Watson and David Warner walk out to bat for Australia, who will be looking for another explosive start from the duo.
Mohammad Hafeez to bowl the first over for Pakistan.
Watson hits the first ball straight to the fielder at square leg before getting the next ball wide of the fielder for a single.
Warner is off the mark in some style as he pulls a short ball over midwicket for a boundary and then a single on the leg side.
Watson ends the over with a single to the point region.
17:08 Pak 149-6 (20 ovs):
- ScorecardPak 149-6 (20 ovs) vs Aus
Shahid Afridi on strike and Starc will bowl the final over . Starc withdraws at the last moment while bowling the first delivery as non-striker Umar Akmal starts off too early and that is also a warning for him.
Afridi hammers the first ball over the bowler's head for a boundary.
But Starc gets his revenge from the next ball as he walks across his stumps but misses and is bowled for four.WICKET: Afridi b Starc 4 (2b, 1x4)
Shoaib Malik is the new batsman and he strokes a low full toss to deep midwicket for one.
Starc bowls another full delivery on the pads which Akmal fails to hit and gets just one leg bye.
Malik clips it behind square on the leg side and comes across for two runs and a single to end the innings.
16:59 Pak 140-5 (19):
- ScorecardPak 140-5 (19 ovs) vs Aus
Cummins comes on to bowl his fourth and final over. Razzaq gives himself room but hits it straight to cover for one and Akmal also manages one from the next ball.
Razzaq then gets under a full delivery, chipping it over the covers, for a boundary.
He looks to chop the next ball squarer but ends up lobbing a simple catch to Watson at point.WICKET: A Razzaq c Watson b Cummins 22 (17b, 2x4, 1x6)
Umar Akmal has come back on strike while that catch was being take. He looks to flay the next ball over the off-side but gets an outside edge which goes past the keeper for a four.
Cummins foxes him completely with the final delivery, a slow bouncer, as Akmal is way too early into his shot and fails to connect.
16:53 Pak 130-4 after 18 overs:
- ScorecardPak 130-4 (18 ovs) vs Aus
Watson to bowl the 18th over. Umar Akmal hits the first ball through the covers and gets two runs before hitting a single to long-on for one.
Razzaq hits the third ball straight to midwicket and fails to get a run and the same result with the next delivery.
Razzaq somehow manages to chip the fifth ball over the bowler's head and it falls short of the fielder at long-on to get two runs and a single to end the over.
- ScorecardPak 123-4 (17 ovs) vs Aus
Cummins to bowl the 17th over. Umar Akmal punches the first ball on the off-side where the cover fielder makes a diving stop to keep it down to one.
Razzaq then hits it straight to point and sets off right away before being sent away but Watson at point decides not to have a shy at the stumps.
Two dot balls before Razzaq pulls a slow bouncer on the leg side and gets two runs to deep midwicket.
Razzaq is then beaten outside the off-stump as Cummins bowls a quick full delivery wide outside the stumps.
The last ball is again full but this time Razzaq gets hold of it and despatches it over the long-off fence for a six.
- ScorecardPak 114-4 (16 ovs) vs Aus
Pakistan have scored 48 runs from the last five overs, while losing one wicket. They will hoping to continue the momentum and try to reach around the 160-run mark.
Left-armer Starc is back into the attack now and gets a wicket with the first ball. Akmal backs away but chips it straight to the fielder at cover as Pakistan lose two quick wickets.WICKET: K Akmal c White b Starc 32 (27b, 1x4, 1x6)
Two wickets in the space of three balls as Pakistan have been hampered again just when they looked to get going.
Abdul Razzaq gets off the mark with a thumping boundary as he pulls the short ball from Starc through midwicket before driving the next ball to the covers for two more runs.
- ScorecardPak 108-3 (15 ovs) vs Aus
Doherty is back from the other end. He starts with a wide before Jamshed sweeps on the leg side for two runs.
Two more singles before Jamshed misses a full toss from Doherty.
With the pressure building Jamshed decides to break free but ends up holing a simple catch to Warner at long-on.WICKET: Jamshed c Warner b Doherty 55 (46b, 4x4, 2x6)
Kamran Akmal is joined by his brother Umar out in the middle.
- ScorecardPak 103-2 (14 ovs) vs Aus
Pakistan have recovered slightly, having scored 48 runs in the last five overs.
Jamshed is on 46 from 39 balls, while Akmal is on 23 from 21 balls and both the batsmen are now looking to lift the run rate.
Hogg is back into the attack, to bowl his third over. Akmal sweeps the first ball to deep midwicket for one and Jamshed takes one from the next ball.
Two balls later the left-hander chops Hogg back over his head for a four to bring up his half-century from 41 balls.
Akmal ends the over in style, slog sweeping Hogg over deep midwicket for a boundary as 14 runs come from that over.
- ScorecardPak 89-2 (13 ovs) vs Aus
Watson is back into the attack. Jamshed lofts the first ball back over the pacer's head for a boundary as Pakistan look to lift the tempo.
Akmal hits the third ball to deep midwicket and gets two runs in the process before a single to the fine leg region.
Jamshed then steers a wide delivery to thirdman for one and Akmal ends the over with another single.
- ScorecardPak 79-2 (12 ovs) vs Aus
Jamshed has changed gears. This time he slog sweeps Doherty over the midwicket fence for a six and off the third ball hits it wide of the fielder at long-on for two more runs.
Jamshed then chips it on the off-side as it goes one bounce to the fielder at long-off for one.
Akmal cuts the next ball but can't beat the fielder at point and the last ball is also a dot ball.
- ScorecardPak 70-2 (11 ovs) vs Aus
Cummins back for a new spell. Akmal gets a single from the first ball as Jamshed turns down the call for a second run much to the disappointment of his partner.
Jamshed then rocks back and pulls a short back over the square leg region for a six before a single to the covers.
Akmal then lofts it over the cover region but gets two runs as Hussey is quick to get to ball near the ropes.
10 runs from that over as Pak reach 70 for two after 11 overs.
- ScorecardPak 60-2 (10 ovs) vs Aus
Akmal slaps the first ball from Hogg past the fielder at cover for a four before pulling a short ball to fine leg for one.
Jamshed is content to turn the strike back to Akmal with a single on the leg side.
Akmal then brings out the sweep again but only one to the fine leg region.
Jamshed drives it down the ground but Maxwell at long-on lets it go through his legs for a boundary. He had dropped a catch earlier.
Hogg then gets it to grip and turn, beating Jamshed who looks to defend. Wicketkeeper Wade appeals for caught behind but the umpire is not interested.
- ScorecardPak 49-2 (9 ovs) vs Aus
Pakistan are struggling to make a move on with just 13 runs coming from the last three overs.
Xavier Doherty back into the attack now as Australia continue to shuffle their bowlers.
Jamshed clips the first ball on the leg side for one and Akmal sweeps it fine on the leg side for two runs.
Akmal plays the sweep again for one and Jamshed gets one to sweeper cover.
Akmal takes one to covers before Jamshed ends the over with a couple.
- ScorecardPak 41-2 (8 ovs) vs Aus
Veteran Brad Hogg comes into the attack now. Akmal clips the first ball on the leg side for one and Jamshed turns a full toss to deep midwicket for one.
Akmal then reverse sweeps the third ball to sweeper cover for another single.
Jamshed defends the next two balls before hitting ball down to long-on for one as just four runs come from Hogg's first over.
- ScorecardPak 37-2 (7 ovs) vs Aus
Off-spinner Glenn Maxwell into the attack now. Jamshed takes a single to square leg before Akmal does the same from the next ball with a single to sweeper cover.
Six singles from the first over by Maxwell as Pakistan look to play with caution after the wicket of Nazir.
- ScorecardPak 31-2 (6 ovs) vs Aus
Jamshed chips down the track to Watson but hits it straight to mid-on before clipping the next ball to deep square leg for one.
Watson is having a dream run in the tournament. This time a full toss gets him a wicket as Nazir hits it straight down the throat of the fielder at mid-off.WICKET: Nazir c Bailey b Watson 14 (13b, 2x4)
A full toss on leg stump and Nazir backs away before looking to chip it half-heartedly and was caught by Bailey at mid-off.
Kamran Akmal gets off the mark with a single on the leg side and Jamshed takes another single to end the over.
- ScorecardPak 28-1 (5 ovs) vs Aus
George Bailey juggling his bowlers as Pat Cummins replaces Watson. Nazir starts the over with a four as he flicks it past the short fine leg fielder.
He tries to flick the next ball in the same area but this time it goes a bit squarer for two more runs before Cummins bowls a very high bouncer and is called a wide.
Nazir is cutting loose as he crashes the third ball through the covers for the second boundary of the over.
He then gets a single on the leg side before Jamshed does the same as 13 runs come from that over to give Pakistan a lift.
- ScorecardPak 15-1 (4 ovs) vs Aus
Starc bowls it wide outside the off-stump and Nazir withdraws from the stroke at the very last moment to let it go to the keeper.
He turns the second ball towards midwicket for a single.
Jamshed plays and misses outside the off-stump as he throws his bat at one that moves away from the left-hander before a single from the next ball.
Nazir is saved by an inside edge as the ball comes in sharply and hits the bat before the pads. He is looking very unsure at the moment.
Nazir pushes the final ball on the off-side for another single.
- ScorecardPak 12-1 (3 ovs) vs Aus
With the ball moving around, Australia bring in Shane Watson to replace Doherty.
The first ball is a full toss but Jamshed hits straight to the fielder at covers. Jamshed is at all sea at the moment as he edges the second ball but it falls of the fielder at first slip.
Jamshed fails to make most of a wide full delivery as he again hits it straight to the fielder on the off-side and the fifth ball is again a dot ball.
Jamshed finally breaks the shackles as he ends the over with a delightful boundary through the covers.
- ScorecardPak 8-1 (2 ovs) vs Aus
Left-arm pacer Michell Starcto bowl the second over. He starts with a cracking delivery, full and swinging into the right-hander, hitting Hafeez plumb in front of the stumps.WICKET: Hafeez lbw b Starc 4 (5b)
That was an unplayable as it moved quite a bit in the air and Hafeez tried to play it on the leg side but missed.
Nasir Jamshed defends the first ball before edging the next to first slip, where Glenn Maxwell drops an easy catch.
He turns the fourth ball of the over towards midwicket to get a couple of runs before a single from the last ball.
- ScorecardPak 5-0 (1 over) vs Aus
Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez open the batting for Pakistan, while left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty will bowl the first over.
The first ball is defended back to the bowler by Nazir and the second ball is also driven back but the bowler misfields to give away a single.
Hafeez drives the next ball to sweeper cover for two runs before he blocks the next ball.
Hafeez then chips down the wicket but can't get the timing and gets a single to midwicket. Nazir slips as he tries to sweep the last ball.
Good start from Doherty giving away just five runs in the first over.
15:04 Australia elect to bowl against Pakistan:
Australia captain George Bailey wins the toss and elects to bowl against Pakistan in the Super Eights of the World Twenty20, in Colombo, on Tuesday.
Australia have retained their same side, while all-rounder Abdul Razzaq replaces Yasir Arafat in the only change for Pakistan.
Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said even they wanted to bowl and chase down the target, but now will try to post a big total and put Australia under pressure.
Hafeez added that Pakistan are eyeing a target of around the 150-run mark, but said they need to bat really well to get there.
15:01 Must win game for Pakistan against Aus:
It is a do-or-die match for Pakistan when they take on Australia in the Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo, on Tuesday.
The 2009 champions will need to beat Australia to keep their hopes alive of making it to the semi-finals. Here are the scenarios from Group 1:
1. Pakistan need to win their match against Australia and then hope that India don't beat South Africa by a bigger margin.
2. Australia, who have won their first two matches in the Super Eights, are in a strong position to make it to the semi-finals but they are not safe yet. If they loss to Pakistan by a huge margin and if India can post a big win against South Africa, then they can also be knocked out of the tournament.
3. For India, the task becomes straightforward if Australia beat Pakistan, they will then need to beat South Africa to go through to the last four. Even if Pakistan beat Australi, they will need to beat South Africa by a bigger margin to advance.
4. South Africa's hopes of going to the semi-finals rests big time on Australia. If Pakistan beat Australia, then South Africa will be out of the tournament even before their match against India. However, if Australia beat Pakistan by a big margin and they can register a convincing win over India, they can still go through.