T20 World Cup: Wayne Parnell and South Africa gear up for 'quarter-final' against the Netherlands

South Africa allrounder Wayne Parnell has described their final Group 2 clash at the T20 World Cup against the Netherlands as a 'quarter-final' ahead of the must-win game in Adelaide on Sunday.

The Proteas lost for the first time in this year's global tournament when they went down to Pakistan in their fourth match of the competition on Thursday - a result which saw them slip to second in their group behind India.

Their destiny though remains in their own hands and victory over the Dutch at the Adelaide Oval will guarantee them a place in the last four.

"It's obviously a crucial game for us," Parnell told a reporters on Saturday. "For us it's just about staying in the moment.

"We're trying not to focus too far into the future. We want to tackle tomorrow firstly, make sure we win and then we'll know after that from the table where we're going to be."

Bangladesh and Pakistan can both still overhaul the Proteas on the table should Temba Bavuma and his team slip-up, however, Parnell felt everyone in the Proteas squad understood what they needed to do in the game.

The Netherlands have already been eliminated from the World Cup after managing just one win thus far but even though they are bottom of the table, Parnell expected them to put up a good fight - as is the case in T20 cricket compared to the other two formats.

"In T20s things get closer together when it's a short game," the 33-year-old said. "So we still have to play well to beat them.

"They're a quality side and they've shown that they can play good cricket. Hopefully for us it's only in patches. I think if we can bring our A-game then that should be enough."

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