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India defeated South Africa yesterday by 1 run. Despite winning four out of five matches, India was out of the tournament because of lower net run rate.

Unlike Pakistan, India knew exactly what they had to achieve to get through to the semi-finals.

Australia may have qualified for the semi-finals of the World T20. However, their unconvincing performance against Pakistan reiterated that they are not invincible, at least not when facing quality spin.

India clinched a narrow 1-run win over Proteas in the final Super Eights match at Colombo but couldn’t make it to the Semi Finals. Pakistan instead have moved into the Semi Finals ahead of India and will take on Sri Lanka.

Australia simply were too weak against the quality spin attack of Pakistan to lose the Super Eights contest by a massive margin of 32 runs despite chasing a modest target of 150.

Defending Champions England crashed out of the ongoing T20 World Cup after a 19-run defeat against hosts Sri Lanka at Pallekele.

West Indies prevailed over New Zealand through the Super Over in the Super Eights Match at Pallekele on Monday.

There will be so much at stake when India face South Africa in the last Super Eights encounter on Tuesday. Even if India win, there is no guarantee that they will go through.

Make no mistake. Pakistan have been the second best team in the tournament so far, next only to the ruthless Australians.