That the South Africans were more than just elated after their thrilling win over New Zealand yesterday was quite obvious from their demeanour. They were huddled by the media and the celebrations even led to a slightly delayed start to the post-match briefings.
Off the field the emotions were equally shared by legendary South African pacer Shaun Pollock, who walked halfway across the field alongside captain Faf du Plessis and almost accompanied him to the media room.
A champion pacer himself, Pollock, who is in Bangladesh as a special guest of the tournament broadcasters, was impressed with the way Dale Steyn took the game away from the Kiwis.
"I am happy with the way the boys performed today. It was vital, they showed a lot of character and it was evident from Dale Steyn's performance," Pollock told The Daily Star.
When asked if he thought Steyn's last over was unplayable, he said, "I don't think it was unplayable, but at that stage you need to try and weigh up your options and I thought he did superbly well, because with the new batsman at the crease, length balls are hard to hit and he did really a good job and held his nerves under pressure. So full credit to him."