"We play to make a difference in our country back home," said an emotional Proteas captain AB de
Villiers after his team lost in the final over to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinal at
Eden Park on Tuesday.
New Zealand may be entering Tuesday's ICC World Cup semifinal match as favourites, but the
result will depend on which team can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, says
South African middle-order batsman David Miller.
The South Africans were at their very best when they made quick work of Sri Lanka in the ICC
World Cup quarter-final match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, winning by 9 wickets
with all of 32 overs to spare. It is the first time the Proteas have ever won a World Cup knock-out
"Everybody in the team, especially the senior guys, want to be the guys to make the big plays for
us – with the bat, ball, and in the field," Proteas captain Hashim Amla said ahead of South Africa's
quarter-final game against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Another record-breaking knock from captain AB De Villiers saw South Africa easing into the
quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup on Thursday. The Proteas beat the United Arab Emirates by
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