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‘South Africa don’t deserve to be in semifinal’

'South Africa don't deserve to be in semifinal' South Africa suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of India in their last group match to be kicked out of the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, semifinals.

One of the premier performers of South African team Faf du Plessis admitted that he was one of the culprits behind the embarrassing batting display and continued to say his team do not deserve to be in the semifinals of such a big event.

Faf du Plessis caused the run out of skipper AB de Villiers which, in fact, turned the match towards India after Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put up a solid opening stand.

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“It was entirely my fault, a big error of judgment” – Du Plessis said; “We do not deserve to be in the Champions Trophy semis. We didn’t play our best cricket here” – the 32 year old middle order batsman said.

“AB’s departure hurt us. The Indian bowlers are scared to bowl at him but then it was my fault that I got him run out” – Du Plessis remorse. He, later, ended up scoring 36 runs in 50 deliveries.

However, Du Plessis did not forget to provide credits to Indian bowlers saying, ‘they were forced to do mistakes’ and it was ‘an average’ day of cricket for South Africa.

Playing in the Oval packed mostly with Indian crowds, Faf du Plessis said it was heard to hear the call from the other end in the cacophony resulted in a big ‘error of judgment’ for which De Villiers had to exit early from the field.

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