Faf du Plessis Takes Responsibility of South Africa Loss

The likes of skipper AB de Villiers (16) and David Miller (one) were victims of poor communication as three players were run out - with India taking eight wickets for 51 runs.

Surprising losses in their last outings meant the heavyweight matchup at The Oval wouldn't decide first and second in Group B, as predicted before the tournament, but instead decide who of defending champion India or top-ranked South Africa was going home early.

India: 193/2 in 38 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 78, Virat Kohli 76 not out).

Trying to explain the run outs, de Villiers said: "Two guys try and trust each other to pull off a run or two and sometimes. you come up short".

"You have to lay it out in front of them that this is what we did wrong, including me, and we need to take it on the chin and accept it and prove it".

"It's not about asking two, three players to do it".

Wasim Akram hailed Pakistan's brilliant effort to beat Sri Lanka in a do-or-die match at the ICC Champions Trophy on Monday. "We felt we had a great chance today, we came here to win the game of cricket and we just unravelled as a side out there", he added.

De Villiers, South Africa's one-day global captain, will skipper the Proteas in three T20s against England in Southampton, Taunton and Cardiff starting on July 21. That didn't happen, and this cautious style of play that seems to lack the intent that we've seen from the same players previously, is what puzzles me the most.

"It is always very disappointing when we lose but the way we lost was the most disappointing", de Villiers said.

One-day global captain De Villiers, who will not be available for the Test series, will therefore step in for this month's Twenty20s - in charge of a 14-man squad minus several regulars and featuring one player yet to be capped in the sprint format, Dwaine Pretorius.

"Not a lot of people believe me but I feel it is pretty close, it is very hard to say that after a performance like this but that is what I believe in my heart".

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