Proteas need favours to progress

The Windies beat SA by 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Nagpur to become the 2nd team to qualify.

South Africa's Kyle Abbott (C) is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of England's Alex Hales during the World T20 cricket tournament match between England and South Africa at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 18, 2016. Picture: AFP/Indranil Mukherjee

JOHANNESBURG - The Proteas progression in the World T20 is no longer purely in their hands. Following Friday's result against the West Indies, South Africa now needs other results to go their way if they are to make it out of the group stages.

The Windies beat South Africa by 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Nagpur to become the second team to qualify for the semi-finals.

Russell Domingo's men need Sri Lanka to beat England on Saturday and then in turn beat Sri Lanka on Monday. That would see SA, England and SL all finish level on points, with South Africa currently enjoying a superior net run rate of the three.

The Proteas were sent in to bat and could only manage 122/8 with Quinton De Kock top scoring with 47 off 46 balls.

The West Indies struggle to dominate the SA bowlers and needed 20 runs off the last two overs. Chris Morris bowled the 19th that conceded 11 runs before 9 runs were taken off the final over of the match bowled by Kagiso Rabada to hand them a narrow victory.

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