Friday 28 March 2014 

Video - Mixed Emotions After South Africa Win

Watch as Imran Tahir and Peter Borren give their reflections on South Africa's six-run ICC World Twenty20 victory over the Netherlands in Chittagong.

Tahir took four for 21 to rescue South Africa and help them defend a score of 145 by bowling out the Netherlands for 139.

While Tahir admitted that he did briefly doubt whether his team would come through, Borren says he has mixed feelings, being disappointed with the loss but pleased with the way his team competed throughout the game.

"There were stages where you think that the game is over, but I think over the last two years we've been involved in games like this and most of them we were on the winning side," Tahir said.

"I think it was a great team effort to be honest.

"Maybe I did for a second (think South Africa would lose), but I had somewhere in myself that we were going to do it."

Borren, who was extremely honest following his side's heavy defeat to Sri Lanka (when they were bowled out for just 39), offered another frank assessment of his team's performance.

"We obviously competed reasonably well, well very well tonight, we should have won that game very comfortably and that's the overriding felling in the camp at the moment," he said.

"145 was always a manageable chase, particularly with the start we had and we should have cruised it.

"We showed that pressure maybe got to us a little bit, although I don't see why as it was a very manageable four and a half an over with plenty of overs to go and with wickets in hand and yeah, pretty disappointed."

South Africa end their group stage campaign playing England tomorrow (29th March), when the Netherlands play New Zealand before finishing against England on Tuesday (31st March).

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