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T20 WC 2021: South Africa beat England by 10 runs however miss out on semifinal spot

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T20 WC 2021: South Africa beat England by 10 runs however miss out on semifinal spot

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Mark Wooden exchanged pleasantries with South African cricketers after England’s win in Sharjah. 

England suffered their first defeat within the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup however nonetheless certified for the semifinals primarily based on a greater web run charge, knocking out victors South Africa from the match on Saturday.

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada (3/48) produced a sensational closing over to grow to be the primary from his nation to bag a hat-trick in T20Is and assist his facet register a 10-run win, denying England an all-win report within the showpiece although it got here too late within the day.

The Proteas, who had scored 189 for two after being despatched in to bat, wanted to limit England to 131 to overhaul Australia in web run charge and qualify for the semifinals but it surely was to not be their day.

England, Australia and South Africa ended on eight factors every however the high two groups made it to the semifinals as they’d higher web run charge than South Africa (NRR +0. 739) who had been knocked out.


England (NRR +2. 464) topped Group 1 whereas Australia (NRR +1. 216), who beat West Indies earlier within the day, completed second.

England crossed the 131-run mark within the sixteenth over which despatched South Africa out of the match however they wanted 14 runs from the ultimate over, which they might not obtain.

Rabada dismissed Chris Woakes (7), Eoin Morgan (17) and Chris Jordan (0) in successive balls within the closing over for the third hat-trick of the match.

It was a foul begin for the Protea bowlers as they conceded 10 runs every within the second and third overs.

Rabada was handled with disdain by England openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler as they took 15 runs off him with the assistance of three boundaries.

However Roy was taken off the sector, retired damage on 20, as he suffered an obvious leg damage.

He may barely full a single off the primary ball of the fifth over and later limped out of the bottom.

Moeen Ali got here in his place.

In-form Jos Buttler was out within the subsequent over of the bowling of Anrich Nortje as he tried to drive to mid-off however mistimed his shot for Temba Bavuma for a low catch.

England had been nonetheless cruising at 59 for 1 on the finish of powerplay however they misplaced momentum a bit with Jonny Bairstow (1) getting out within the third ball he confronted, LBW to Tabraiz Shamsi within the seventh over.

Ali and Dawid Malan received the odd boundaries to take England to 81 for two on the midway mark.

The South African bowlers tried arduous however discovered it arduous to get wickets or tie down the England batters for lengthy.

Ali hit an enormous six off Shamsi within the thirteenth over however the bowler had the final chortle because the batter went for one huge shot too many and was caught by David Miller at long-on.

England went previous the 131-run mark to ship South Africa out of the T20 World Cup with Liam Livingstone hitting three sixes in a row, the unlucky bowler being Rabada.

For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi took two wickets whereas Anrich Nortje and Dwaine Pretorius received one every.

Earlier, Rassie van der Dussen smashed an unbeaten 94 and Aiden Markram made 52 not out in a superb show of energy hitting as they steered South Africa to 189 for two.

Van der Dussen’s 60-ball unbeaten knock had 5 fours and 6 sixes whereas Markram struck two boundaries and 4 maximums off 25 deliveries throughout his unconquered innings because the duo shared 103 runs for the unbroken third wicket.

The Proteas added 116 runs from the back-10, due to fireworks from van der Dussen and Markram.

South Africa made a sluggish begin and on high of that, they misplaced their opener Reeza Hendricks (2), cleaned up by Moeen Ali within the third over.

The Proteas didn’t go hammer and tongs within the powerplay, by the tip of which they had been simply 40 for 1.

One-down van der Dussen was intent on taking the England bowlers and he was capable of hit Chris Woakes for a six and a 4 within the sixth over.

Quinton de Kock (34) and van der Dussen had been capable of get the odd boundaries and South Africa reached 73 for 1 on the midway mark.

However simply because the duo was trying ominous, England broke the partnership of 71 runs for the second wicket with Jason Roy taking a superb diving catch of de Kock close to the boundary of the bowling of Adil Rashid within the twelfth over.

Van der Dussen was going nice weapons and he reached his 50 off 37 balls within the thirteenth over.

He hit Woakes for 2 consecutive sixes and Markram received one other most from the bowler as South Africa took 21 runs from the sixteenth over.

Transient Scores:

South Africa: 189 for two in 20 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 94 not out, Aiden Markram 52 not out; Moeen Ali 1/27).

England: 179 for 8 in 20 overs (Dawid Malan 33, Liam Livingstone 28; Kagiso Rabada 3/48)


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