'Loss not end of world for Proteas' - Wessels

Kepler Wessels says South Africa's loss to India at the World Cup isn't the worst thing.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's JP Duminy during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 22 February, 2015. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Former Proteas captain Kepler Wessels believes South Africa's loss to India at the World Cup isn't the worst thing.

India won the match by 130 runs after posting 307/7 in their innings.

They bowled the Proteas out for 177 with nearly 10 overs to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground earlier today.

Shikhar Dharwan top scored for India making 137 runs, he was dropped on 57 by Hashim Amla.

Wessels says the Proteas can still qualify for the quarterfinals.

"It was clearly disappointing that South Africa didn't win today but it's not the end of the world. It's still the group stages and they need to win three games to qualify for the quarter finals and they should be able to do that. It wasn't their best day. India should get a lot of credit they played really well today. South Africa will just have to look to try and get better."

South Africa face the West Indies on Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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