Result: India reach World Twenty20 final after beating South Africa by six wickets

India will go head to head with Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final after beating South Africa by six wickets with five balls remaining.

India will take on Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh after defeating South Africa by six wickets with five balls remaining.

iVirat Kohli of India is hugged by Yuvraj Singh after he hit the winning runs as India won the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 2nd Semi-Final match between India and South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on April 4, 2014© Getty Images

The Proteas, who won the toss and elected to bat, lost an early wicket when Quinton de Kock was dismissed for six after four deliveries, but Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla managed to steady the attack.

Amla (22) was the next to fall, but South Africa surpassed 50 runs after eight overs with captain Du Plessis and Jean-Paul Duminey.

The Proteas increased their run-rate by reaching 129-4 following 15.3 overs and eventually gave India a chase of 173 with Duminy (45 not out) and David Miller (23 not out) giving their side a late surge of runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin starred for India in the bowling stats with figures of 3-22 from four overs, with Amla and Du Plessis (58) included in his wickets.

India began their reply on the front foot with Rohit Sharma and Anjinkya Rahane, who stormed to 39 without loss until Sharma was sent packing having taken 24 runs from 13 deliveries.

Rahane (32) was the next to fall, but an impressive innings from Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh placed India on 104-2 in the 13th over.

Imran Tahir eventually found the breakthrough for South Africa when he dismissed Singh, who hit two boundaries in his knock of 18 from 17 deliveries.

However, Kohli (72 not out) and Suresh Raina (21) contributed towards the end of the innings to secure their place in the final.

India's Amit Mishra celebrates after dismissing Marlon Samuels of the West Indies during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match on March 23, 2014
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