Friday 4 April 2014 

Video - We Didn't Do The Basics Well Enough - Du Plessis

Watch as South Africa captain Faf du Plessis laments his side's failure to do the basics well enough to beat India in the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20.

South Africa conceded nine wides as India chased down their target of 173 with five balls to spare, something du Plessis was quick to pinpoint as one of the reasons why his side are now out of the competition.

"If you're looking to win a World Cup, it's real important that you do the small things and the basics well," du Plessis said at his post-match press conference.

"And that's definitely one of the things that was a real... not a match-changer, but it definitely put us on the back foot.

"Nine extra balls, I mean not just the extra run you give away, but you have to consider the amount of runs they score from that extra ball.

"So, you're probably looking at an extra 15-20 run game-swing, just by bowling nine wides.

"But like I said, if you want to win these games, you've got to beat quality opposition like India,

"You've got to make sure that those 'one per cent-ers' you do really well."

India will now play Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday (6th April).

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