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As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20


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Mar 30, 2014 at 12:08am IST

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As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20

A file photo of South Africa batsman Hashim Amla. (Getty Images)

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir

England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad (capt), James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach

Commentary (England 1st Innings)

AB de Villiers was named the Man of the Match for his devastating knock. That's all from this game. Join us back tomorrow for a special double header. Until then, farewell!

22 was required off the last over and England fell just a boundary short of it. They can go back with their heads high as they have been involved with 3 close games so far and now have only a game with Netherlands left.

Alex Hales and Michael Lumb started off on quite a blistering note but South Africa kept coming back with key wickets at crucial junctures. Buttler too planned out his innings in such a way that he could go all-out attack in the last overs but Tahir removed him and England were behind from there on.

Excellent performance from South Africa. It was laid by two extremely talented batsmen, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. First, Hash set things at the top of the order with a good 50 and then AB de Villiers, with his variety of strokes, was striking big blows in the death and propelled South Africa to 196.

19.6 D Steyn to Tim Bresnan, SIX! Doesn't matter but South Africa win by 3 runs and they go into the semi-finals! A full ball, Bresnan swings it away nicely over long off and finds the biggie but England have fallen short of one boundary. ENGLAND HAVE BEEN KNOCKED OUT! 193/7

19.5 D Steyn to Tim Bresnan, FOUR! Lucky one! A good length delivery wide, Bresnan swings and finds an inside edge to fine leg. 187/7

19.4 D Steyn to Tim Bresnan, SIX! Excellent but to no use, or may be not? A short of a length delivery outside off Bresnan swing and pulls it away over square leg. 183/7

19.3 D Steyn to S Broad, A good length, Broad swings it down to long on for one. 177/7

19.2 D Steyn to Tim Bresnan, A full toss outside off, Bresnan edges it down to third man for one. 176/7

Stuart Broad is now in next.

19.1 D Steyn to R Bopara, OUT! That's the end of England's chances for sure! A full length delivery outside off, Bopara skies it up in the air and Miller takes it well at the long on fence. 175/7

Dale Steyn now has the ball in his hand. 22 needed off the final over.

18.6 B Hendricks to R Bopara, A good length ball, Bopara heaves it through mid on and takes one. 175/6

18.6 B Hendricks to R Bopara, WIDE! Falls under pressure and bowls it down the leg side. 174/6

18.5 B Hendricks to R Bopara, SIX! Gets one of the 5 required! A low full toss again, Bopara heaves it away over long off. 173/6

18.4 B Hendricks to R Bopara, A short and slow ball outside off, Bopara tries to hook but misses. 167/6

Tim Bresnan walks in.

18.3 B Hendricks to C Jordan, OUT! Excellent catch and England's hopes dimishing here. A full length delivery outside off, Jordan miscues it up in the air. AB de Villiers rushes back from from mid off and plucks it well. 167/6

18.2 B Hendricks to C Jordan, FOUR! Gets it away! Another full toss outside off, Jordan heaves it away past covers. 167/5

18.1 B Hendricks to C Jordan, Lands in a yorker on middle, Bopara can't do anything about it. 163/5

17.6 W Parnell to R Bopara, FOUR! Bopara fighting back! A low full toss outside off, Bopara slashes it away over point. 163/5

17.5 W Parnell to R Bopara, FOUR! Great hit! A full length and wide delivery outside off, smashed straight back past the umpire and AB de Villiers at long off can't cut it off. 159/5

17.4 W Parnell to C Jordan, A good length delivery, heaved away through mid-wicket for another single. 155/5

17.3 W Parnell to C Jordan, Short of a length, Jordan tries to pull but totally misses it. 154/5

17.2 W Parnell to R Bopara, The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single. 154/5

17.1 W Parnell to C Jordan, A length delivery, heaved away through mid-wicket for one. 153/5

16.6 D Steyn to C Jordan, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single. 152/5

16.6 D Steyn to C Jordan, WIDE! The batsman goes after a wide one and misses. The Umpire signals a wide. 151/5

16.5 D Steyn to R Bopara, Short of a length, Bopara goes to flick it away but is hit on the pads. Single taken as there is an inside edge. 150/5

16.4 D Steyn to R Bopara, FOUR! Helps it away! Full and well wide outside off, Bopara heaves it away and it goes off the outside edge over point. 149/5

16.3 D Steyn to C Jordan, A good length delivery on the pads, flicked away to long leg for one. 145/5

16.2 D Steyn to R Bopara, A good length delivery, heaved away over square leg for a single. 144/5

16.1 D Steyn to C Jordan, Tries to swing it but miscues it and takes one. 143/5

Dale Steyn now to bowl out his 2 overs...

15.6 W Parnell to C Jordan, Good length outside off, Jordan slashes it away past point for one. 142/5

15.5 W Parnell to C Jordan, FOUR! Good strike! Short of a length, Jordan rolls his wrists over and pulls it with the help of a top edge to square leg. 141/5

15.4 W Parnell to C Jordan, Short of a length delivery, Jordan tries to pull but misses. 137/5

15.3 W Parnell to R Bopara, Full length yet again, dug out through mid-wicket for one. 137/5

15.2 W Parnell to C Jordan, A pitched up delivery, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 136/5

15.2 W Parnell to C Jordan, WIDE! The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide. 135/5

15.1 W Parnell to R Bopara, Length delivery on the pads, worked away past square leg for one. 134/5

14.6 I Tahir to R Bopara, A short ball outside off, Bopara punches it towards mid-wicket for one to end the over. 133/5

14.5 I Tahir to C Jordan, Hurls in very full and wide, dug out towards cover for one. 132/5

Chris Jordan in next.

14.4 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, OUT! Is that the sound of the death bell for England? Flighted on middle, Buttler attempts the reverse sweep and sends it straight to Morkel at backward point. Oops. Albie seems to have dislocated his finger and runs away to the physio for immediate help. 131/5

14.3 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, A tossed up delivery from outside leg, Buttler is struck on the pads. 131/4

14.2 I Tahir to R Bopara, Lovely fielding! Bopara tries to squeeze in a sweep but only manages a bottom edge through the legs of Quinton de Kock. Parnell runs towards third man and stops it to save one. 131/4

14.1 I Tahir to R Bopara, A short ball from around the wicket, Bopara defends it. 128/4

13.6 B Hendricks to Jos Buttler, SIX! Clean hit! A pitched up delivery on off, Buttler swings hard and mighty over the long on fence. 128/4

13.5 B Hendricks to Jos Buttler, Slow and short outside off, Buttler tries to hook but completely misses it. 122/4

13.4 B Hendricks to R Bopara, Good length delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket for one. 122/4

13.4 B Hendricks to R Bopara, WIDE! Yet aother wide delivery going down the leg side. 121/4

13.3 B Hendricks to Jos Buttler, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad. They pick up a single. Leg byes signalled by the umpire. 120/4

13.2 B Hendricks to Jos Buttler, FOUR! And on the other side! A good length delivery, Buttler swings it flat and hard over mid on. 119/4

13.1 B Hendricks to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Up and over mid off! Full and well wide outside off, Buttler lofts it with the toe-end but clears AB de Villiers at mid off. 115/4

Hendricks now back into the attack.

12.6 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery, driven through covers for one. 111/4

12.5 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery on the pads, Buttler sweeps it away for a couple. 110/4

12.4 I Tahir to R Bopara, A short ball outside off, Bopara goes back and punches it away for one. 108/4

12.3 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery on the pads, worked away past square leg for one. 107/4

12.2 I Tahir to R Bopara, Works it away through mid-wicket for one. 106/4

Ravi Bopara in.

12.1 I Tahir to E Morgan, OUT! Edged and gone! A flat googly outside off, Morgan attempts to push through the line but gets a thick edge through and Quinton de Kock takes the catch. 105/4

11.6 D Steyn to E Morgan, Driven towards the mid-on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 105/3

11.5 D Steyn to E Morgan, Works a full ball away off the pads through mid-wicket for a couple. 104/3

A delay here as again a heap of sawdust is brought on to be sprinkled in the bowling crease mark.

11.4 D Steyn to E Morgan, Short outside off, Morgan attempts to hook that one but fails to make contact. 102/3

11.3 D Steyn to Jos Buttler, Full and well wide, Buttler works it away through square leg for one. 102/3

11.2 D Steyn to E Morgan, Short of a length, Morgan cuts but finds a thick inside edge past the stumps for a single. 101/3

11.1 D Steyn to Jos Buttler, Good length outside off, tapped away past point for one. 100/3

Dale Steyn back into the attack.

10.6 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Tossed up delivery, worked away through square leg for just one more to end the over. 99/3

10.5 I Tahir to E Morgan, Taps a short ball towards the off side and takes a single. 98/3

10.4 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Flighted delivery on off, driven through mid off for one. 97/3

10.3 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Full toss, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 96/3

10.2 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, Flat and skids on quickly, Buttler works it away through square leg for a couple of runs. 94/3

10.1 I Tahir to Jos Buttler, A Flighted delivery on middle, defended right back. 92/3

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