Colombo: India defeated South Africa by a run but failed to qualify for the semifinals at World Twenty20 tournament on Tuesday.
India, who needed to restrict South Africa to 121 to qualify for the semifinals, let South Africa make 151. India had made 152 for six. Watch: India fail to reach T20 semifinals
Suresh Raina top-scored for the Indians with 45 while Faf Du Plessis struck 65 off 38 balls for the Proteas.
Earlier, India posted a score of 152/6 for South Africa to chase in the final World Twenty20 Super Eights match at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Suresh Raina top scored for the Indians with 45 off 34 balls while Morne Morkel and Robin Peterson took two wickets each for the South Africans.
Twin-strike by pacer Morne Morkel helped South Africa reduce India to 68/4 in 10 overs in the final Super Eight match of the World Twenty20.
Earlier, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to field against India in the final World Twenty20 Super Eights tie at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.
South Africa have lost their first two matches in contrasting manners -- a close defeat against Pakistan and a comprehensive one against Australia.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan.
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (Captain), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.