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It will be either a long-awaited second T20 World Cup for powerhouses India or a fairytale maiden ICC trophy for South Africa as the two sides battle it out in Sunday’s final at Kensington Oval. The Proteas shook off their semi-final demons with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Afghanistan in Trinidad, completely dismantling the Afghans by knocking them over for 56 as lofty paceman Marco Jansen (3/16 off three overs) and wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (3/6 off 1.5 overs) made the most of difficult batting conditions and although the South Africans lost ‘keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (5 off 8 balls) early in the chase, they were steered home by fellow opener Reeza Hendricks (29 not out off 25 balls) and captain Aiden Markram (23 not out off 21 balls) with the miserly target reached inside nine overs.

The following day India marched on to another World Cup final with a dominant 68-run win over England as skipper Rohit Sharma (57 off 39 balls) and middle-order maniac Suryakumar Yadav (47 off 36 balls) underpinned a robust total of 7/171 which never looked in any serious danger as the defending champions were rolled for 103 with left-arm tweakers Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav combining for figures of 6/42 off eight overs.

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While both sides are yet to taste defeat in the tournament it is India who have been installed as distinct favourites against a South African side competing in their first ever major final. Both teams have leant heavily on their bowling attacks with each nation boasting a collection of high-quality pace options augmented by in-form wrist and finger-spinners, however there’s little argument that the Indians have been more convincing the bat with the majority of their top-order making telling contributions, whilst only one South African is averaging north of 30. Moreover when you scratch the surface, the Proteas’ form is not all that it seems, having only scraped past the likes of Bangladesh and Nepal as well as landing a favourable semi-final match-up, whereas India have had to overcome fellow heavyweights Australia and England to reach the finale and with more experience on the big stage I believe the trophy will be heading to the subcontinent.

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