India's report card: Game 5 v South Africa
For the third time in a row India was shown the door in the Super Eights stage of the T20 World Cup. Even though India won four games out of five, they ended up without a semi-final berth. India had some good moments during the tournament but their form was patchy right throughout the contest. Here's a look at the player-by-player and match-by-match performance of Indian cricketers in the 2012 T20 World Cup.
Vs SA: Ever since his comeback, Yuvraj has been much more effective with the ball than with the bat and the trend continued in this match. The all-important wickets of de Villiers and du Plessis earned him the Man of the match award.
Overall: 66 runs from 5 games is below par for a batsman of Yuvi’s caliber. However, Yuvraj came in as a welcome bowling change for India and secured key wickets at crucial intervals more than once during this tournament. With an economy rate just below 6, he is way ahead of most other top wicket-taking bowlers in this tournament and made up for his lack of runs to a certain extent.
MSN verdict: 6.5/10