Our batting let us down - Philander

Vernon Philander says the batting performance let them down at the World Twenty20 tournament.

Proteas star bowler Vernon Philander in the 567 Capetalk studios on 4 June 2012. Picture: Phumzile Malotana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Vernon Philander on Wednesday told EWN Sport the Proteas' batting performance let them down at the World Twenty20 tournament.

South Africa failed to win any of their Super 8 matches.

Philander said getting runs is what T20 cricket is all about.

"It doesn't really matter how hard the bowlers try, if you're not scoring runs, it won't make a difference."

He added the Proteas not winning a trophy in so many years may have added pressure to some of the players.

"There's a lot of pressure on the guys and I think sometimes we play for the moment instead of the entire game. I think we have to work on that in order to win such a big event."

On Tuesday, the Proteas lost to India by a single run.

Both sides did not qualify for semi-finals.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia and West Indies are through to the semi-finals.