ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli's fiery fifty helps India storm into final

Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 72 off 44 balls as India chased down South Africa's challenging 172 for four with six wickets in hand at Mirpur. India will play Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 final on Sunday.

updated: April 04, 2014 23:49 IST
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Mirpur: Former champions India upstaged South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruise into the final of ICC World Twenty20. Chasing 173 to win, India were led by a swashbuckling knock of 72 not out by Virat Kohli as they strolled to the target with five balls to spare.

This becomes India's second final in five World Twenty20s after they won the inaugural event held in South Africa in 2007. They meet Sri Lanka in the final in Dhaka on Sunday. (Scorecard | Highlights| Pics)

In contrast, South Africa, regarded as perennial chokers in crucial matches, yet again failed to reach any world level final since their readmission into cricket in 1991.

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