Player of the Match
Player of the Match
234dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Clinical South Africa crush hopeless England

South Africa have not always played like a recent world No. 1 team during this World Cup, but at Bridgetown they were at their disciplined and incisive best, rolling England for 154 before disdainfully racing to their target in under 20 overs

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
89(58) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 8 2 15 21 19 12 12
AJ Strauss
46(67) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 10 12 4 4 3 8

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Hall
O10
M2
R18
W5
Eco1.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nel
O10
M3
R35
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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
  • South Africa's go to man

    Top Performer: Andrew Hall would be the first to admit that there's much more to life than a century or a five-wicket haul

  • Willis calls for Vaughan to be axed

    Bob Willis has demanded Michael Vaughan be axed as captain following the team's World Cup exit

  • Vaughan epitomises England's headaches

    There are thrashings, there are wallopings and then there's what happened to England today

  • 'We were superb' - Smith

    As a Liverpool fan, Graeme Smith knows a thing or two about epic comebacks and though this wasn't in the Istanbul category, the nine-wicket pasting of a sorry England side was an emphatic riposte from a team that took umbrage at the Battle of the Bottle h

  • A gulf too brutally wide

    And so England's World Cup campaign ended with an embarrassment that was perhaps appropriate. Indeed, it would have been a travesty if they had gone any further for they had furnished no evidence so far that they belonged

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886