ICC Champions Trophy: We choked, admits South Africa's coach Gary Kirsten

South Africa, the top-ranked Test team and a formidable opponent in world cricket, have struggled to get past the semi-final stage in major one-day tournaments since winning the inaugural version of the Champions Trophy in Bangladesh in 1998.

updated: June 20, 2013 08:33 IST
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London: South Africa's coach Gary Kirsten admitted his team deserved the tag of chokers after it crashed to a seven-wicket defeat by England in the Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday.

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"We need to be honest with ourselves. I think we did choke again today (Wednesday)," Kirsten said after the disappointing one-sided game at the Oval that lifted England into their second Champions Trophy final.

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