Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Well, matches don't come much more one-sided. That was an emphatic victory by South Africa, making their statement in style. Hall teed up proceedings for them, with a fantastic five-wicket haul and then Smith took them home in dominant, brutal style.

Boos from the crowd for the England side and they head off with heads hanging, as they should. Their performance was no better than abject.

"We did this for the people back at home," says AB de Villiers. "To go through to the semis is an awesome feeling."

"Our performance today was pretty average," says Vaughan, mastering understatement. My word he sounds deflated. Hardly a surprise, mind.

No prizes for guessing the prize of man of the match. That man Hall.

19.2
4
Mahmood to Smith, FOUR runs, down the ground and that's that - Smith making short work of the win

15 hundreds

19.1
3
Mahmood to Kallis, 3 runs, on off and that's driven in front of midwicket and they come back for three to bring up the 9000th ODI run - and this will be one of his most satisfying victories

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs | SA: 150/1 (5 runs required from 30.4 overs, RR: 7.89, RRR: 0.16)

  • Graeme Smith85 (57b)
  • Jacques Kallis14 (24b)
  • James Anderson5-0-32-0
  • Sajid Mahmood4-0-42-0

12000 List A runs for Kallis by the way. Needs one more to be leading runscorer. And he's three away from 9000. These stats were brought to you by Cricinfo's team of winners. Well done

18.6
0
Anderson to Smith, no run, driven to the covers
18.5
4
Anderson to Smith, FOUR runs, outside off and that's driven over midwicket. Great shot
18.4
0
Anderson to Smith, no run, outside off and Smith takes the pace off his shot, going for a big carve, but cutting down on it, softly, in the end
18.3
1
Anderson to Kallis, 1 run, tucked off the hips to square
18.2
0
Anderson to Kallis, no run, on leg and that's driven straight to the man just back at mid-on, not quite long-on, three-quarters on if you like
18.1
1
Anderson to Smith, 1 run, stays over and that's worked down off the back foot to third man

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | SA: 144/1 (11 runs required from 30.4 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 0.34)

  • Graeme Smith80 (53b)
  • Jacques Kallis13 (22b)
  • Sajid Mahmood4-0-42-0
  • Andrew Flintoff6-0-36-1

Anderson's into the attack

17.6
1
Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, worked outside off and he's pinched the strike, the rum'un

The Sky commentary team are flailing for positives for England from this. "There are none really," concedes Atherton eventually. True enough

17.5
1
Mahmood to Kallis, 1 run, flamingo-whipped in front of midwicket, very Pietersen-esque, and we like that - a good, clean strike
17.4
0
Mahmood to Kallis, no run, bouncer attempt - at 87mph (140kph) - and the batsman backs away from it, trying to hoick it out of the ground
17.3
1
Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, outside off and that's driven through cover
17.2
4
Mahmood to Smith, FOUR runs, short and that's smashed through midwicket. Smashed, I tell you
17.2
1nb
Mahmood to Smith, 1 no ball, top-edged a pull, Nixon takes, celebrates, and that's a no-ball. Nixon could have run him out if he wasn't busy over-celebrating like a big winner
17.1
1
Mahmood to Kallis, 1 run, outside off and poked down to third man

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | SA: 135/1 (20 runs required from 30.4 overs, RR: 7.94, RRR: 0.60)

  • Jacques Kallis11 (19b)
  • Graeme Smith74 (49b)
  • Andrew Flintoff6-0-36-1
  • Sajid Mahmood3-0-33-0

Flintoff snatches back his cap, puts it on his head, keeps his head bowed and he's grateful to have something to hide under.

The fifty stand up from 43 balls

16.6
1
Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run, nipping back in from off and that's driven out to mid-off
16.5
1
Flintoff to Smith, 1 run, short and that's pulled out on the bounce to Bell on the midwicket boundary
16.4
0
Flintoff to Smith, no run, very wide, and Smith got bat on that else it would have been called, I suspect, the ball bouncing down in front of Nixon

Smith and Kallis meet for a chat and it's grins agogo

16.3
4
Flintoff to Smith, FOUR runs, outside off and that's just laughably good - Smith over the top and that's wide of Anderson, South Africa closing in on the rout
16.2
4
Flintoff to Smith, FOUR runs, on off and this time it's driven to the other side of the sticks, past Flintoff, and that's away through mid-off this time - Smith giving that the full force. Good stuff
16.1
4
Flintoff to Smith, FOUR runs, shot of the day. There wasn't too much wrong with that ball, but Smith just leant into it, and drove right through over a ducking Kallis and away through mid-on. Shot!
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Super Eights
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SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
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ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
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Group A
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BDESH3214-1.523
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Group C
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KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
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ZIM3021-0.886