IND vs SA: Looking Back At T20 World Cup Contests Over The Years

By: Aakash Singh | June 28, 2024

Rohit Sharma announced his arrival during the 2007 T20 World Cup game against South Africa in Durban. He scored a 40-ball 50 to propel India to 153 in 20 overs as the Men in Blue won by 37 runs.

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South Africa made only a paltry 130 in the 2009 World T20 contest against India. However, they bowled spectacularly to defend it and finally won by 12 runs.

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The 2010 World T20 contest against South Africa saw Suresh Raina become the first Indian to score a ton in the tournament history. Raina's century led India to 186/5 as they won by 14 runs.

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Team India won yet another narrow contest against South Africa in the World T20 edition 2 years later. The Men in Blue won by 1 run, but a narrow win meant they were knocked out of the tournament.

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Virat Kohli played one of the best innings in T20I cricket, hammering 72* off 44 balls in the semi-final against South Africa in 2014. The right-hander's unbeaten knock helped India chase down 173 with ease.

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Lungi Ngidi's special bowling performance helped the Proteas restrict an in-form Indian batting unit to 133-9 in 20 overs. While South Africa stuttered in the chase, they eventually got home with 5 wickets to spare.

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Team India demolished defending champions England by 68 runs in their semi-final contest in Guyana to seal a place in the final.

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South Africa crushed Afghanistan in their semi-final encounter in Tarouba. With that, South Africa reached their first men's World Cup final.

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