Faf: SA fans have the right to be angry

Faf: SA fans have the right to be angry

South Africa’s defeat to New Zealand in Birmingham on Wednesday virtually ended any realistic hope of them reaching the semi-finals.


While it is still mathematically possible, the probability of results going in their favour is very low.

In another tournament thriller between the two sides, Kane Williamson’s measured century was the difference on the day as the Black Caps won by four wickets in the final over of the game.

“I can't fault the game that we played today. We threw everything at New Zealand, possibly 20 runs short, if you're really asking yourself, but it was a tough wicket,” Du Plessis said.

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He continued, “In the field and with the ball, the guys tried for 50 overs, and that's all I can ask for.”

“There was a great intensity. Kane played a great knock, you know. It's probably the difference between the two sides, just one guy taking it through.”

Du Plessis said the defeat has deflated the team with their three remaining matches, likely to count for nothing.

“I know South African people are very passionate, and they're obviously probably a little bit angry at the moment, and rightly so,” Du Plessis said.

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“As a team, we take that on the chin. We're not pointing fingers anywhere else, but as I said, as a team, we're just not as good as other teams at the moment, and that's our mistake. So we take it on the chin,” he concluded.

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