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Smith critical of WC format
21 Sep 2007
By: Zac Gelman

South African captain Graeme Smith has voiced his disapproval of the fixture that saw his side eliminated from the Twenty20 World Cup despite only losing the one match.

"Though we do find ways to get out of these tournaments there's a lot of disappointment knowing you've lost one game in the tournament and you're out. It does seem weird but we weren't as clinical with the ball and never really got a hold of the game," Smith told the media after the loss.

However he was also full of praise for the young Indian side which inflicted the 37 run defeat on the Proteas to ensure their early exit.

"They bowled and fielded superbly, kept us under pressure all the way and finished the last six overs well with the bat," the captain said.

"Even at three down they still managed to be confident, play some shots and get themselves to a total."

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