Result
8th Match, Centurion, Sep 27 2009, Group B (D/N), ICC Champions Trophy
323/8
(50 ov, target 324)
301/9
England won by 22 runs
Player Of The Match
England
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England323/8(50 overs)
South Africa301/9(50 overs)
end of over 5013 runs
SA: 301/9CRR: 6.02 
Wayne Parnell10 (10)
Dale Steyn17 (13)
Graham Onions7-0-52-0
Stuart Broad10-0-67-3

What a performance from England, outclassing South Africa today. Shah and Colingwood were impressive in the middle overs, and Morgan blasted England past 300. It was always going to be a tough target and despite Smith's stunning century South Africa ended well short and are out of the tournament. Sri Lanka are still in with a chance of making the final four, depending on the result of the England-New Zealand match.

If New Zealand beat England, they will make it, otherwise it they will be out because their net run-rate is below Sri Lanka's.

For everyone asking why South Africa are out, the have finished with a net run-rate less than Sri Lanka's, so they are eliminated irrespective of the result of the England-New Zealand game.

Post-match presentation:

Smith: "It's jugely disappointing, I think it's about giving your all, unfortunately we fell 22 runs short. Two of the games, we have given away over 300 runs, it's difficult to chase that much regularly. You have to give credit to the way England batted, anything around 300 we would have cruised in but 320 was a step too far.

"I wish I had a remedy, we've got the potential, there is no point giving excuses," he says about going out of another ICC tournament.

Strauss says that's the best he has seen England bat in an ODI. "The way Paul and Owais played the spinners was crucial, setting the platform for Morgan at the end. For the last 18 months, Anderson has been expceptional, and now he's learning to have a Plan B even when the ball isn't swinging. "

Owais Shah is the Man of the Match. "Can't wait for fielding practice tomorrow," he jokes. "I'd love to bat on this pitch everyday. It was a beautiful wicket to bat on."

That's it from us at Cricinfo today. Do join us tomorrow for the big game between India and Australia. Thanks for the many mails, good night.

Last words go to Matt, who mails in: "I'm South African. I'm sitting in Newark Airport in the US. I'm gutted."

49.6
5
Onions to Parnell, 5 runs
South Africa are knocked out of yet another tournament that they entered as favourites, driven off the front foot to covers for a single, there are four inconsequential overthrows as well, England march into the semi-finals
49.5
1
Onions to Steyn, 1 run
back of a length outside off, Steyn looks to smash that over midwicket, mistimes it towards cover
49.4
1
Onions to Parnell, 1 run
full ball again, flicked to deep square leg for a single
49.3
1
Onions to Steyn, 1 run
a full ball on middle and leg, Steyn force it towards mid-on
49.2
4
Onions to Steyn, FOUR runs
Steyn swings a length ball to the square leg boundary
49.1
1
Onions to Parnell, 1 run
full toss, driven towards long-on for a single
end of over 495 runs
SA: 288/9CRR: 5.87 • RRR: 36.00
Dale Steyn11 (10)
Wayne Parnell3 (7)
Stuart Broad10-0-67-3
James Anderson10-0-42-3
48.6
Broad to Steyn, no run
short and wide, Steyn looked to dab it to third man, misses the ball
48.6
1w
Broad to Steyn, 1 wide
wide down the leg side
48.5
1
Broad to Parnell, 1 run
Parnell rocks back and swings the ball to long-on for a single

The cameras focus o a gloomy South African dressing room

48.4
1
Broad to Steyn, 1 run
Steyn's attempted shovel sends the ball towards extra cover
48.3
Broad to Steyn, no run
an everything-behind-it heave from Steyn connects only with air
48.2
2
Broad to Steyn, 2 runs
Steyn punches the ball over the bowler's head, crowd cheers this time

The bugle which regularly gets the crowd going sounds again, but to no responses

48.1
Broad to Steyn, no run
length ball outside off, Steyn wafts at it and misses
end of over 489 runs
SA: 283/9CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 20.50
Dale Steyn8 (5)
Wayne Parnell2 (6)
James Anderson10-0-42-3
Stuart Broad9-0-62-3
47.6
1
Anderson to Steyn, 1 run
fullish outside off, confidently driven past extra cover for a single
47.5
1
Anderson to Parnell, 1 run
outside off, guided to third man for a single

The crowd cheers as the scorecard flashes that this is Steyn's highest score, 7 not out

47.4
1
Anderson to Steyn, 1 run
overpitched outside off, Steyn punches it down to long-off for a single
47.3
4
Anderson to Steyn, FOUR runs
Steyn's not given up yet, he swings a length ball over wide long-on,. one bounce and over the ropes
47.2
2
Anderson to Steyn, 2 runs
Anderson keeps it full, Steyn thrashes it past the bowler for two
Best performances - batsmen
GC Smith
141 runs (134)
16 fours
0 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
leg glance
42 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
65243728131216
OA Shah
98 runs (89)
5 fours
6 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
5531111771012
Best performances - bowlers
JM Anderson
O
10
M
0
R
42
W
3
Eco
4.20
WD Parnell
O
10
M
2
R
60
W
3
Eco
6.00
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy 2009
Player Of The Match
Owais Shah
Match numberODI no. 2900
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days27 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Steve Davis
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsEngland 2, South Africa 0