Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
53(33) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 7 2 5 14
JP Duminy
39(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 0 7 2 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | SA: 129/10

  • CK Langeveldt2 (3b)
  • RJ Sidebottom4-0-23-3
  • SCJ Broad4-0-26-2

So there we go, that's the end of that. I've been Andrew Miller, Liam Brickhill has been on bulletin duty, and join us again on Monday, for the KP-less contest against New Zealand in St Lucia.

Unsurprisingly, Kevin Pietersen is named as Man of the Match, but it's the last we're going to see of him for a few days. His wife Jessica is going into labour, and he's legging it back to Blighty for a few days ahead of the semi-final.

"I'm flying in the next 24 hours, and if there are no complications, I'll come back in a day before the semi," said Pietersen. "It's my first child, so it's a hell of an exciting time for me. I'll be dashing across the Atlantic, and hopefully dashing back."

"They were far better than us today," admits Graeme Smith. "We fought back well, but our first ten overs were poor. Consistency has been our problem of late in the shorter form of the game."

"When you see the lads going out to bat with that kind of intent, it's really exciting. Our line-up has got a lot of potential," says Paul Collingwood.

A huge victory for England, in every sense. The margin of victory puts them in pole position in terms of net run-rate, and now they square up to New Zealand with one foot in the semi-finals. South Africa, meanwhile, have one or two worries. A win against Pakistan should suffice to carry them through, but they'll need to lift their game something chronic.

England's victory was built on a sensational innings from Kevin Pietersen, whose 33-ball 53 contained some of the most sumptuous strokes of the tournament to date. None of South Africa's batsmen came close to matching his prowess, while England's extra spin option proved invaluable in mixing up the pace when their turn came to field.

18.6
W
Sidebottom to Morkel, OUT, all over red rover. A low full-toss, and that's good enough as Morkel misses and the timbers are rattled!
18.5
1
Sidebottom to Langeveldt, 1 run, crunched into the covers, but the placement is awry
18.4
0
Sidebottom to Langeveldt, no run, right up in the blockhole, and Sidebottom leaps to his right to prevent the single
18.3
1
Sidebottom to Morkel, 1 run, low full-toss, outside off, tapped to midwicket
18.2
1
Sidebottom to Langeveldt, 1 run, tapped into the covers

Do, re, me, so, fa, la, te, dooooohh

18.1
W
Sidebottom to Botha, OUT, wow, Sidebottom clings onto a blinder! That was smashed straight back towards his kneecaps, and it was self-preservation that made that take possible

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
53(33) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 7 2 5 14
JP Duminy
39(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 0 7 2 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Sidebottom
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017