Player of the Match
Player of the Match
694dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
69(28) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 17 6 12 12 12
HM Amla
HM Amla
56(37) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 8 11 2 7 18

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
WD Parnell
O4
M0
R31
W3
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Alex Winter

END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 193/7 (4 runs required, RR: 9.65)

  • Tim Bresnan17 (4b)
  • Stuart Broad1 (1b)
  • 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...

Final flourish

53

The most runs scored in the last 4 overs by the team batting second in this tournament, by WI v Aus

Powerful Powerplays

62

Runs scored by England in this Powerplay, the 4th best in this tournament. Highest - 91 by Netherlands v Ireland

AB assault

48

Runs scored by de Villiers in his last 14 balls today; he scored only 21 in his first 14

Fast fifties

23

No. of balls AB de Villiers took to get his 50, the fastest by a South African. Previous record - 24 by Morne van Wyk v India

Career high

56

Hashim Amla achieved his best score, and his first half-century in 25 T20Is

AB v England

11.57

AB de Villiers' batting average in T20Is v England - 81 runs in 8 innings. High score of 24

Not-as-good chasers

24-12

That's SA's win-loss record in T20Is when batting first; when chasing, it drops to 17-14

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072