Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 193/7 (4 runs required, RR: 9.65)

  • TT Bresnan17 (4b)
  • SCJ Broad1 (1b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-44-1
  • BE Hendricks4-0-50-1

So that's all for England but they have one more game to play on Monday, against Netherlands, that's now a dead-rubber. South Africa have qualified and now have a nice rest to next Thursday or Friday for their semi-final. Tomorrow sees Pakistan play Bangladesh and Australia play India, two exciting games so tune in then, but from me, Alex Winter, it's goodbye for now...

The losing captain is Stuart Broad: "Yer we've lost by three, it's a fantastic game, credit to the players for that, we're heartbroken to come out on the wrong end but AB has taken the game away for us. It didn't go to plan in the last three overs but apart from that it was a good game for us. We've had some guys get going this innings but no outstanding score which you need chasing such a big total."

AB de Villiers is Man of the Match: "It was a great game the boys did extremely well. It's very tough conditions to field in. I knew from the start we had to be unpredictable and mix things up. But once again the execution of the bowlers was amazing. I've lost a few as captain in T20s and it was important for me to get the guys through and get Faf back pumped for the semi-finals."

A shed load of runs in this game but three more of them scored by South Africa who take the victory and qualify for the semi-finals they haven't played too well so far in this tournament but they've got the job done on three occasions, for that they can take great credit. But England are eliminated and have plenty to look back on and rue from what was, in the end, an excellent effort with the bat but they had too much to do after a terrible end to their innings with the ball. Their bowlers have lost them this game. AB de Villiers took off for South Africa at just the right time and that proved the difference in the end.

19.6
6
Steyn to Bresnan, SIX runs, full just outside off and Bresnan puts a lovely swing on it and puts it over long-off, great finish but all too little too late
19.5
4
Steyn to Bresnan, FOUR runs, full just outside off, Bresnan swings it hard and gets a thick inside edge past the leg stump to the long leg fence
19.4
6
Steyn to Bresnan, SIX runs, back and Bresnan pulls it into the stands, lovely strike and its sails over the rope
19.3
1
Steyn to Broad, 1 run, step to leg and swings a length ball on the bounce to long-on
19.2
1
Steyn to Bresnan, 1 run, full outside off, swung at and gets an edge down to third man

Final flourish

53

The most runs scored in the last 4 overs by the team batting second in this tournament, by WI v Aus

Powerful Powerplays

62

Runs scored by England in this Powerplay, the 4th best in this tournament. Highest - 91 by Netherlands v Ireland

AB assault

48

Runs scored by de Villiers in his last 14 balls today; he scored only 21 in his first 14

Fast fifties

23

No. of balls AB de Villiers took to get his 50, the fastest by a South African. Previous record - 24 by Morne van Wyk v India

Career high

56

Hashim Amla achieved his best score, and his first half-century in 25 T20Is

AB v England

11.57

AB de Villiers' batting average in T20Is v England - 81 runs in 8 innings. High score of 24

Not-as-good chasers

24-12

That's SA's win-loss record in T20Is when batting first; when chasing, it drops to 17-14

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017