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Faf du Plessis, Duminy lift South Africa to 172-4

April 4, 2014

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Faf du Plessis and left-hander JP Duminy led South Arica to 172-4 against India in the World Twenty20 semifinals on Friday.

Du Plessis scored 58 and Duminy 45 not out as South Africa paced its innings well against the 2007 champions.

South Africa’s mid-innings was guided well by du Plessis, who returned to the side after missing the last game against England because of suspension over the team’s slow over-rates.

Coming in at No. 3, du Plessis stroked freely to smash five fours and two sixes off 41 balls. Duminy started cautiously but opened up later to hit one four and three sixes off 40 balls.

For India, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers with 3-22.

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