Result
26th Match, Chattogram, Mar 29 2014, Group 1 (N), World T20
196/5
(20 ov, target 197)
193/7
South Africa won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
2y
• The Report by David Hopps

De Villiers blitz leads South Africa into semis

AB de Villiers made his highest score against England, after Hashim Amla had scored his maiden T20I fifty, to lead South Africa into the semi-finals of the World T20

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Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
South Africa196/5(20 overs)
England193/7(20 overs)
Alex Hales38 (22)
Jos Buttler34 (24)
end of over 2018 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 193/7CRR: 9.65 
Tim Bresnan17 (4)
Stuart Broad1 (1)
Dale Steyn4-0-44-1
Beuran 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
19.1
w
Steyn to Bopara, OUT
length and Bopara lifts it high, high into the night sky, but not long enough, Miller with the catch that's a solid take and England surely now are dead. Again, like Jordan, it was a very hittable ball but Bopara simply mistimed it
RS Bopara c Miller b Steyn 31 (36m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 172.22

So 22 from the final set and Steyn to bowl it. Bopara or bust here for England...

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 175/6CRR: 9.21 • RRR: 22.00
Ravi Bopara31 (17)
Tim Bresnan0 (0)
Beuran Hendricks4-0-50-1
Wayne Parnell4-0-31-3
18.6
1
Hendricks to Bopara, 1 run
length on the stumps and only mistimed down to long-on
18.6
1w
Hendricks to Bopara, 1 wide
slides down leg, that is a bonus for England
18.5
6
Hendricks to Bopara, SIX runs
misses the yorker and Bopara launches it for six over the long-off fence, great shot
18.4
Hendricks to Bopara, no run
short ball, slower ball outside off and Bopara is totally foxed, flapping at it and missing
18.3
w
Hendricks to Jordan, OUT
swung down the ground but this is struck properly and de Villiers running back takes an excellent catch. It was a ball to hit, on a length but Jordan didn't get hold of it enough and could only chip it to where de Villiers could field it
CJ Jordan c de Villiers b Hendricks 16 (21m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28
18.2
4
Hendricks to Jordan, FOUR runs
low full toss and Jordan swings it off side and evades extra cover, nice strike
18.1
Hendricks to Jordan, no run
excellent yorker, only dug out back to the bowler

Hendricks, this over has to go...

end of over 1811 runs
ENG: 163/5CRR: 9.05 • RRR: 17.00
Ravi Bopara24 (14)
Chris Jordan12 (11)
Wayne Parnell4-0-31-3
Dale Steyn3-0-26-0

England just about still in it with those two fours...

17.6
4
Parnell to Bopara, FOUR runs
four more, wide full toss and Bopara slaps it to the cover fence
17.5
4
Parnell to Bopara, FOUR runs
finally a boundary, clean swing down the ground and nails it right back past the bowler
17.4
1
Parnell to Jordan, 1 run
low full toss, Jordan can only find deep midwicket, simply not good enough for England
17.3
Parnell to Jordan, no run
back of a length on the stumps, Jordan with a swing and a miss aiming leg side
17.2
1
Parnell to Bopara, 1 run
just one again, swung into the off side but straight to deep cover
Best performances - batsmen
AB de Villiers
69 runs (28)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
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HM Amla
56 runs (37)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
WD Parnell
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
3
Eco
7.75
Imran Tahir
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20 2014
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
Match numberT20I no. 391
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30
Match days29 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
David Boon
PointsSouth Africa 2, England 0