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RESULT
39th Match, Group 1 (N), Sharjah, November 06, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:190) 179/8

South Africa won by 10 runs

Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav
 | 
Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
South Africa 189/2(20 overs)
England 179/8(20 overs)
Moeen Ali 37 (27)
Kagiso Rabada3/48 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Rassie van der DussenSA99.1894(60)97.9999.18--0
Tabraiz ShamsiSA85.35--02/243.3985.35
Moeen AliENG81.337(27)36.4434.381/271.5846.92
Aiden MarkramSA79.5852(25)61.8373.960/18-5.63
Dwaine PretoriusSA61.97--02/303.161.97
end of over 203 runs • 3 wickets
ENG: 179/8CRR: 8.95 
Adil Rashid2 (2b)
Mark Wood1 (1b)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-48-3
Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-30-2

10pm: Time for the captains presentations, starting with Eoin Morgan: "I think it does a lot, thought it was a good wicket, SA came hard at us and batted well. Thought we bowled reasonably well and held them to a par score. Coming off, with the dew coming in, we thought we were right in it. Jason Roy going down doesn't help, but we thought we were right in it throughout. Every game tests us in different ways. Biggest test in group stage was Sri Lanka, having to bat first before the dew came in, then losing a bowler defending a low score. Today, different wicket, our batters could have been more expressive and bowlers had to find a defensive mode. [Roy] We've dealt with injuries, Stokes, Curran, Archer aren't here. We do have talent coming in, so that gives us confidence. We've built a core group of white-ball players, so we'll have to delve into that. Very happy, topping the group, we know how hard it is to get through. Finals are all about going and expressing yourselves, enjoying them, so we're going to do that."

South Africa's Temba Bavuma: "Win was important, but a bittersweet ending for us. Achieved what we wanted to do in terms of winning, but didn't win well enough. We gave our all with the bat and with the ball. [Net run rate?] Start of the tournament it wasn't a big factor, we felt we wanted to win the game. Tough to bring NRR into effect in our last game, especially against a side like England. But very proud of the side and think there's a lot we can take away from this. We've got to build on the confidence and momentum, this will give us experience and learnings we can take from this World Cup going forward."

Right, that's a wrap from Sharjah for tonight. Group 1 has been decided, but there's still plenty of jeopardy (and NRR discussions) in the other half of the draw - New Zealand looking to beat Afghanistan tomorrow and confirm a semi-final spot, but with all of India rooting against them, before the Super 12s conclude on Monday. Anyway, thanks for your comments, as always. From myself, Peter, and Raghav, it's cheerio for now. Bye!

9.50pm: Victory for South Africa, but with a bitter aftertaste. They've beaten the group winners, but miss out on net run rate, with Australia joining England in going through to the last four. England top the group, pushing all the way for a fifth win from five... but the loss of Jason Roy, who's on a crutch by the side of the pitch to congratulate the South Africans as they come off, could be the most significant event of the night. One crumb of comfort for them: no team has previously lifted the T20 World Cup having not lost a game. Good time to get that out of the system, perhaps? The semi-final draw, of course, will not be confirmed until all the Group 2 permutations sort themselves out tomorrow and Monday; but there's a good chance Australia will face Pakistan, and England one out of New Zealand, India or Afghanistan

Rassie van der Dussen is named Player of the Match for his unbeaten 94: "In the context it doesn't mean too much, we knew we had to get a good score on the board and we've asked a lot from the bowlers, it was probably too much to get us into the semis. But still a good performance beating a good side. Type of wicket where if you get in, you're a lot more effective. You saw that at the back of their innings. Aiden and I knew if we took it to the end we'd be competitive. It's been tough, the three venues are so different. From a batting point of view that's been a challenge, and the batting units that adapted the quickest have been most successful."

19.6
1
Rabada to Rashid, 1 run

banged in, Rashid slaps another single to long-on - South Africa win by 10 runs, but it won't be enough to see them through to the semi-finals

19.5
1
Rabada to Wood, 1 run

short length and Wood plinks one backing away

19.4
1
Rabada to Rashid, 1 run

short and into the pitch, Rashid bottom-edges a single

Adil Rashid. Can Rabada do a Curtis Campher?

19.3
W
Rabada to Jordan, OUT

HAT-TRICK! Clubbed to long-off! Third hat-trick of the tournament, and Rabada is laughing - all three of them caught in the deep, but never mind that. Another slower delivery, and England have taken a vow to going down swinging. Jordan stands still and plops it into the safe hands of Miller coming in

Chris Jordan c Miller b Rabada 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 0

Jordan on strike for the hat-trick

19.2
W
Rabada to Morgan, OUT

picks out deep backward square leg! Two in two for Rabada, and South Africa look like holding their nerve here... Pace off that delivery, I think, and Morgan underclubbed it trying to hit to the longer part of the ground

Eoin Morgan c Maharaj b Rabada 17 (12b 3x4 0x6 20m) SR: 141.66

Chris Jordan heads out, Morgan has the strike

19.1
W
Rabada to Woakes, OUT

heaved leg side... but he's not quite got enough! Nortje is the man running around at deep midwicket and he holds a slightly awkward catch under pressure. There's a lengthy check for the no-ball, but Rabada's foot is okay. Well held by the big man, clutching it to his chest as he thundered around a few inches in front of the rope

Chris Woakes c Nortje b Rabada 7 (3b 0x4 1x6 8m) SR: 233.33

Rabada to try and finish this

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 176/5CRR: 9.26 RRR: 14.00 • Need 14 from 6b
Eoin Morgan17 (11b 3x4)
Chris Woakes7 (2b 1x6)
Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-30-2
Anrich Nortje 4-0-34-1

England scrape and swindle 11 off the over, leaving 14 required. Woakes is on strike with the shorter boundary to target

18.6
2
Pretorius to Morgan, 2 runs

skips down, heaves leg side and he wants two, going to be a tight second... but Rabada's throw from deep square leg is high and de Kock has too much to do!

18.5
Pretorius to Morgan, no run

sneaks a cutter through, Morgan setting himself to swing hard but fails to connect

18.4
1
Pretorius to Woakes, 1 run

pitched up, another big swing but this squirts away leg side

18.3
6
Pretorius to Woakes, SIX runs

forehand smash out of the ground! Looks like Woakes has been playing tennis at the hotel... slower ball and it sits up, he climbs into it with a mighty swipe over long-off

Free hit for Woakes' first ball

18.3
2nb
Pretorius to Morgan, (no ball) 1 run

fullish slower ball, plinked down to long-on for one... uh oh, but he's overstepped!

18.2
Pretorius to Morgan, no run

round the wicket, full outside off and he can only drag a mistimed shot into his pads

Chris Woakes is out for his first bat of the tournament, Morgan on strike as they crossed. Can he target the short boundary?

18.1
W
Pretorius to Livingstone, OUT

goes big, but picks out long-off! Back-of-the-hand slower ball from Pretorius and Livingstone can't quite generate enough power, it went pretty high but not far enough and Miller settles under the catch a few yards in from the boundary

Liam Livingstone c Miller b Pretorius 28 (17b 1x4 3x6 33m) SR: 164.7

Pretorius to bowl the 19th, RRR still above 12

end of over 1810 runs
ENG: 165/4CRR: 9.16 RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Eoin Morgan14 (7b 3x4)
Liam Livingstone28 (16b 1x4 3x6)
Anrich Nortje 4-0-34-1
Dwaine Pretorius 2-0-19-1

Ibrahimburiro: "Alan so it will be Australia will face Pakistan and England against New Zealand or Afghanistan or India, right?" That's about the size of it (assuming Pakistan don't mess up against Scotland)

17.6
Nortje to Morgan, no run

finishes with another pinpoint wide yorker and Morgan can't lay bat on it

17.5
4
Nortje to Morgan, FOUR runs

steps away and throws the bat, gets it past third! Shamsi was the fielder, he flung himself full length but couldn't reel it in on the rope!

17.4
Nortje to Morgan, no run

chopped towards backward point, there's a run-out chance with Livingstone backing up - but Nortje can't gather van der Dussen's throw cleanly!

TV reporting that Roy's left calf went earlier in the innings. He had to be helped off the field, and looks to be out of the tournament

17.3
4
Nortje to Morgan, FOUR runs

slashed through the covers, Morgan makes a bit of room and carves it past the dive of Bavuma on the ring

17.2
1
Nortje to Livingstone, 1 run

excellent wide yorker from Nortje, only able to chop it into the turf through the covers

17.1
1
Nortje to Morgan, 1 run

back of a length, 145kph/90mph and sliced for one to third

Nortje for his fourth

England need 35 from three, still doable - 43% of the time, according to Forecaster

end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 155/4CRR: 9.11 RRR: 11.66 • Need 35 from 18b
Liam Livingstone27 (15b 1x4 3x6)
Eoin Morgan5 (2b 1x4)
Dwaine Pretorius 2-0-19-1
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-45-0
16.6
4
Pretorius to Livingstone, FOUR runs

slapped over backward point! He had all his protection leg side but sent this short and wide, Livingstone cashes in

Best performances - batters
HE van der Dussen
HE van der Dussen SA
94 runs (60)
5 fours6 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
flick
34 runs
1 four2 sixes
42013682932
AK Markram
AK Markram SA
52 runs (25)
2 fours4 sixes
Control
72%
Productive shot
slog shot
17 runs
0 four2 sixes
201498919
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
K Rabada SA
O
4
M
0
R
48
W
3
ECO
12
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
T Shamsi
T Shamsi SA
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Rassie van der Dussen
Match numberT20I no. 1400
Match days6 November 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Brown
West Indies
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
PointsSouth Africa 2, England 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
SA 100%
SAENG
100%50%100%SA InningsENG Innings

Over 20 • ENG 179/8

Chris Woakes c Nortje b Rabada 7 (3b 0x4 1x6 8m) SR: 233.33
W
Eoin Morgan c Maharaj b Rabada 17 (12b 3x4 0x6 20m) SR: 141.66
W
Chris Jordan c Miller b Rabada 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 0
W
South Africa won by 10 runs
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG54182.464
AUS54181.216
SA54180.739
SL5234-0.269
WI5142-1.641
BAN5050-2.383
Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
PAK550101.583
NZ54181.162
IND53261.747
AFG52341.053
NAM5142-1.890
SCOT5050-3.543
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SL33063.754
NAM3214-0.523
IRE3122-0.853
NED3030-2.460
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BAN32141.733
OMA3122-0.025
PNG3030-2.655