South Africa started their World Cup campaign in a rollicking fashion beating West Indies and Holland but the choker tag came back to haunt them against England when they failed to chase down a target of 171 and folded up for 165.
But Graeme Smith's men bounced back to beat the mighty Indians in their next match and then blew away Ireland and Bangladesh to finish on top of the Group B table.
Although their brilliance has never been in doubt, three-time semifinalist South Africa have always faltered when the World Cup approached business end.
In Image: South African cricketer JP Duminy, center back, stretches with teammates during a practice session
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