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Australia vs South Africa

Match info: ICC World Twenty20 2012 at R. Premadasa Stadium - Group 2

Date: 30th Sep 2012 Umpires: H D P K Dharmasena and I J Gould

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score


147/2 (17.4 Overs)


South Africa

146/5 (20.0 Overs)

Australia win by 8 wickets

  • Last Updated: September 30 2012, 20:03 BST

Post-match reaction to Australia's eight-wicket victory over South Africa.

Watson: Another big performance
Watson: Another big performance

Australia skipper Shane Watson was delighted to defeat South Africa and boost their hopes at the World Twenty20.

Watson claimed 2-29 and smashed 70 off 47 balls to win his fourth successive man-of-the match award with his team still needing to beat Pakistan on Tuesday to make the semi-finals.

"It's nice to be able to continue playing well because I know how important my role is," Watson said.

"We are doing well but it's still hell of a long way to go in the tournament.

"Facing Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel was going to be a very big challenge. I knew if we got through the first four overs, the momentum would be with us for the rest of the innings."

South African captain AB de Villiers was frustrated by the second defeat on the back of their Pakistan defeat on Friday.

"We are very disappointed," he said. "It is just so frustrating when we don't click. I just can't put my finger on one thing, because it went wrong everywhere.

"They did not allow us to get off to a flier and we lost quite a few wickets and that did not give us the momentum. Hopefully it is not all doom and gloom for us."