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RESULT
8th Match, Group B (D/N), Centurion, September 27, 2009, ICC Champions Trophy
323/8
(50 ov, T:324) 301/9

England won by 22 runs

Player Of The Match
98 (89)
owais-shah
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England 323/8(50 overs)
Wayne Parnell3/60 (10)
Johan Botha2/56 (9)
South Africa 301/9(50 overs)
James Anderson3/42 (10)
Stuart Broad3/67 (10)
end of over 5013 runs
SA: 301/9CRR: 6.02 
Wayne Parnell10 (10)
Dale Steyn17 (13)
Graham Onions 7-0-52-0
Stuart Broad 10-0-67-3

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 Broad 10-0-67-3
James Anderson 10-0-42-3
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 Anderson 10-0-42-3
Stuart Broad 9-0-62-3
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

47.1
Anderson to Steyn, no run

fullish ball on offstump, drives toward mid-off

end of over 478 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 274/9CRR: 5.82 RRR: 16.66
Wayne Parnell1 (5)
Dale Steyn0 (0)
Stuart Broad 9-0-62-3
James Anderson 9-0-33-3
46.6
Broad to Parnell, no run

length ball outside off, Parnell swings and misses, the ball sneaks between bat and pad, England fielders are sure there was an edge on it, the umpire didn't think so

Best performances - batters
GC Smith
GC Smith SA
141 runs (134)
16 fours0 six
Control
71%
Productive shot
leg glance
42 runs
4 fours0 six
65243728131216
OA Shah
OA Shah ENG
98 runs (89)
5 fours6 sixes
Control
87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
2 fours1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
JM Anderson
JM Anderson ENG
O
10
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
4.2
WD Parnell
WD Parnell SA
O
10
M
2
R
60
W
3
ECO
6
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
England
Owais Shah
Match numberODI no. 2900
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 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Steve Davis
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
PointsEngland 2, South Africa 0
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Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS32050.510
PAK32140.999
INDIA31130.290
WI3030-1.537
Group B
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NZ32140.782
ENG3214-0.487
SL3122-0.085
SA3122-0.177