25th Match, Group 1, Sharjah, Oct 30 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(19.5/20 ov, target 143)146/6
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/17 & 2 catches

"It's quite hard to put everything that's happened over the last couple of days," a relieved Bavuma says. "There was a bit of it at the back of the mind but we had a job to do and we had to dig deep. I was a bit tense but I had confidence in David, he hadn't done in a long time for us to credit to him. He's got one of the most beautiful swings, like a golf swing. Shamsi is a big player for us, a weapon, we've seen wristspinners are always effective in this format. I took on the responsibility to finish it off and the wicket wasn't an easy one but someone had to take it till the end. The shot was on and I was a bit irritated with myself that I wasn't able to execute."

"It was enough to defend for Lahiru," Shanaka says. "He was bowling yorkers and he was superb in the practice games which is why I went with him. Credit to South Africa batsmen, they finished really well. Nissanka has been classic, he showed in this tournament as well. He's got a bright career and is a real prospect for Sri Lanka ahead. It's really hard for us after this game, next two games we hope to keep our pride."

Right, so my TV pictures have switched to the second game, so join us for that, but this is it for our coverage of this superb afternoon game. Thanks for joining, and see you again soon.

Vasant: "Well we're finally getting some close matches -- but its still the side chasing that is winning!"

Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, FOUR runs

edged past the keeper for four! SOUTH AFRICA WIN! Absolutely raucous scenes in the South Africa dug-out! This is the type of game they so often fall short in at World Cups, a certain C-word gets used fairly liberally, too. But at least today, South Africa have flipped the script in a sensational finish

Zainulabeddin: "Killer Miller, you beauty....."

Lahiru Kumara to Miller, 1 run

short ball, rushes onto Miller, he slips slightly, but they come through for a single. Scores are level

Lahiru Kumara to Miller, SIX runs

in the slot, out of the park! Monstered away out of the stadium again! Rabada is pumped and the two bump fists! South Africa just two away from a sensational heist here

Lahiru Kumara to Miller, SIX runs

well there's one! That was in the slot and Miller's smashed it out of the stadium I reckon! How sweetly timed was that? Glorious ball striking. South Africa one six away from victory, you'd imagine

Lahiru Kumara to Rabada, 1 run

banged into the pitch, thick inside edge that gets Miller back on strike. South Africa need two sixes in five balls. Can Miller do it?

Yogesh: "It's Rabada who is doing Asif Ali." Needs a couple more in that case. Anyway, Kumara to bowl the final over

end of over 1910 runs
SA: 128/6CRR: 6.73 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 runs from 6b
Kagiso Rabada8 (5)
David Miller10 (10)
Dushmantha Chameera 4-0-27-2
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 4-0-20-3
Chameera to Rabada, 1 run

just a single to long-off, and Rabada will be on strike for a final over in which South Africa need 15

Chameera to Rabada, no run

that was a wide full toss, and Rabada swings and misses! Real missed opportunity that

Chameera to Rabada, SIX runs

Rabada smashes it over wide long-off! What a shot that is! Chameera missed his length ever so slightly and Rabada hits beautifully through the line to keep his side in the game

Chameera to Miller, 1 run

that was blasted back, nearly took Rabada with it, but the captain at long-off is very good with the way he collects and throws, so it's just one

Chameera to Rabada, 1 run

digs that attempted yorker out to long-off

Chameera to Miller, 1 run

begins with a yorker right in the blockhole, just a single that gets Rabada on strike

shariq: "Miller to be Asif Ali today!"

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