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39th Match, Group 1 (N), Sharjah, Nov 6 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, target 190)179/8
South Africa won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
94* (60)
rassie-van-der-dussen

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Updated 06-Nov-2021 • Published 06-Nov-2021

As it happened - England vs South Africa, Men's T20 World Cup, Super 12s

By Valkerie Baynes

South Africa win

South Africa 189 for 2 (van der Dussen 94*, Markram 52*) beat England 179 for 8 (Moeen 37, Malan 33, Rabada 3-48) by 10 runs

An unbroken century stand between Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram handed England their first defeat of the T20 World Cup but it was not enough to put South Africa through to the semi-finals.

Van der Dussen provided the brains with his 94 not out from 60 deliveries and Markram the brawn with 52 from 25 to propel their side to 189 for 2. But South Africa needed to restrict England to 131 or fewer in their run chase to leapfrog Australia into the semi-finals on NRR. England topped the group, despite their 10-run defeat, which followed the dramatic loss of Jason Roy to a calf injury in the fifth over of their innings.

Moeen Ali came in when Roy retired hurt and top-scored for England with 37 from 27 deliveries. He shared a 51-run partnership with Dawid Malan, who was England's next-best scorer with 33. But a late flurry of wickets - including a hat-trick to Kagiso Rabada in the final over - meant they fell short of their target. The sight of Roy on crutches at the conclusion of the match provided greater concern for England heading into the knockout stages.

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Rabada hat-trick

He'd come in for some punishment at the hands of England's batters but Kagiso Rabada has a hat-trick after claiming the wickets of Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan and Chris Jordan to put England at 176 for 8 in the final over of their pursuit of 190 for victory, which now looks in peril.

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Malan falls

Rabada and Pretorius claim some consolation with the wicket of Malan, who miscues a slog at a Pretorius slower ball to be caught by Rabada, running round from short third.

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Livingstone in, South Africa out

Liam Livingstone smashes a gigantic six off Kagiso Rabada, 112m over deep midwicket, the longest hit recorded this tournament. And another off the next ball takes England to 137 for 3, meaning South Africa cannot make it into the semi-finals, their NRR inferior to Australia's, who will advance with England, regardless of the result in this match. Livingstone wasn't done yet though, hitting a third consecutive six from the over, making it four in a row after Dawid Malan's maximum off the last ball of the previous over from Dwaine Pretorius.

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Six and out for Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali smoked Tabraiz Shamsi for a 102m six to bring up his fifty partnership with Dawid Malan. But he holed out next ball, caught by David Miller at long-on to be out for 37 from 27 balls. England are 110 for 3 as the big-hitting Liam Livingstone comes to the crease.

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England officially through

England needed to score 86 runs or more to reach the semi-finals. They are 89 for 2 after 11 overs.

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South Africa's hopes fading

81 for 2, England's score halfway through their innings. They need 109 more to win but the key number for South Africa is that 131 if they are to reach the semi-finals
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Bairstow gone cheaply

Here's how our bbb commentary team saw it...

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England's powerplay

59 for 1, England's score after six overs
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Buttler falls

Pace off from Anrich Nortje and Buttler sends the ball to mid-off, where Temba Bavuma takes a low catch reaching forwards. Buttler is out for 26 from 15 balls. England are 58 for 1, with Jason Roy retired hurt after being helped off the field with a leg injury in the previous over.

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Roy down!

Jason Roy has pulled up in agony halfway through a run with an apparent leg injury in the fifth over of England's run chase. After lying prone on the pitch for some time, he is now being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his left leg. Moeen Ali comes in.

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Buttler, Roy respond

Jos Buttler and Jason Roy aren't waiting around, after four overs England are 37 without loss, that last over by Kagiso Rabada going for 15

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South Africa's target

131 South Africa must restrict England to this or less to leapfrog Australia into the semi-finals on NRR
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Rassie rises to the top

Rassie van der Dussen's 94 not out was the highest individual score for South Africa in a men's T20 World Cup.

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Plucky partnership

103 the unbroken third-wicket stand between van der Dussen and Markram off 52 balls
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England need 190 to win

England need 190 to win while South Africa must restrict them to 131 or fewer if they are to finish with a superior NRR to Australia and advance to the semi-finals. South Africa's total of 189 for 2 was built on Rassie van der Dussen's unbeaten 94 off 60 balls and Aiden Markram's 52 off 25.

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Fifty up for Markram

4 sixes to Aiden Markram as he reaches fifty off 24 balls, the second-fastest fifty of the tournament
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Wood hammered

47 runs conceded by Mark Wood from his four overs for no wicket
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Brawn and brains

Aiden Markram, muscling the England bowlers around during the closing stages of South Africa's innings, has complemented an outstanding knock by Rassie van der Dussen, who has by no means been circumspect. With two overs remaining, Markram has 35 off 18 balls and vdD has 82 from 55.

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Batters unleash

South Africa help themselves to 21 off the 16th over, bowled by Chris Woakes, van der Dussen opening with consecutive sixes before Markram adds a maximum of his own.

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Bringing up milestones

Rassie van der Dussen brings up his half-century, stealing a off-side single from the first ball of Mark Wood's second over. On the last ball, van der Dussen smashes a six to bring up South Africa's hundred.

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Handy stand

71 off 52 balls, the partnership between Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock
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Rashid strikes

Quinton de Kock falls, chipping Adil Rashid down the ground to Jason Roy, who takes a sharp running catch at long-on. De Kock's score was one shy of his aggregate for the tournament heading into the match. South Africa are 86 for 2.

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Close call

Van der Dussen survives. An appeal for lbw to Chris Jordan is turned down, England review and the decision is upheld on umpire's call. Ball-tracking showed impact on off stump but he was a long way forward and across. Adding insult for England, van der Dussen only went and struck the next ball for four to bring up his fifty stand with de Kock. Van der Dussen had earlier prevailed as England appealed to the DRS for caught behind off Adil Rashid, replays showing no contact between bat and ball on that occasion.

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SA take it to England

40 for 1 - South Africa's powerplay score is the best against England so far in this tournament
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Van der Dussen on the charge

Rassie van der Dussen unleashed a four and a six off consecutive balls from Chris Woakes in the sixth over. From 15 for 1 in the third, South Africa are now 40 for 1 at the end of the powerplay with van der Dussen 21 off 15. Quinton de Kock, meanwhile, has 15 off 13.

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Reez-ult for England

Moeen Ali strikes for England, beating the attempted sweep to bowl Reeza Hendricks for two in the third over of the match. South Africa are 15 for 1.

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QdK in the spotlight

35 Runs scored by Quinton de Kock from three innings this tournament going into this game
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View from the ground

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England bowl first, Wood in for Mills

England have won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat. Mark Wood comes in for his first match of the tournament, having overcome the ankle problem that has kept him out of action up to this point. He replaces Tymal Mills, whose World Cup was ended by a quadriceps injury in England's last game. The South Africa side is unchanged. Should they score 160, they'll need to win by 61 runs to reach the semi-finals.

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Eoin Morgan (capt), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Temba Bavuma (capt), 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

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England hold the upper hand

Not only have the performed outstandingly in this tournament, England have won their last five T20Is against South Africa.

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Crunch time looms for South Africa

Hello, and welcome to our coverage of the final Group 1 match of this World Cup. South Africa have it all to play for, needing to win and even then, with Australia in the box seat against West Indies, it'll have to be a big one. At least South Africa will know exactly what they need to do to finish with a superior NRR at the conclusion of the Australia - West Indies game. England have been formidable so far though, convincingly winning all four of their matches in the tournament to date.

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