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South Africa vs England, 45th Match, Super Eights, Group 2 at Gros Islet, T20 World Cup, Jun 21 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
45th Match, Super Eights, Group 2, Gros Islet, June 21, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:164) 156/6

South Africa won by 7 runs

Player Of The Match
65 (38)
quinton-de-kock
Cricinfo's MVP
97.76 ptsImpact List
quinton-de-kock
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Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: Vithushan Ehantharajah
Scorecard summary
South Africa 163/6(20 overs)
43 (28)
1/20 (4)
England 156/6(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
SA97.7665(38)76.6197.76--0
SA80.165(2)6.389.362/252.8870.8
SA66.27--02/322.9366.27
ENG55.1953(37)55.2155.19--0
ENG51.51--01/201.6551.51
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 156/6CRR: 7.80 
Jofra Archer1 (2b)
Sam Curran10 (7b 1x4)
Anrich Nortje 4-0-35-1
Marco Jansen 4-0-31-0

2.24pm: Right, that's all from us here. See you later for the battle of the co-hosts as West Indies take on USA in Barbados!

2.22pm: The victorious captain Aiden Markram has also had his say at the post-match presentation on another nail-biter for the Proteas: "Once again! We've had a few of those this competition! Getting to those last three overs, the odds looked heavily against you. But the bowlers coming back it shows a lot of skill but it also shows the fight inside.

"As a whole, I'd say we're getting closer to that complete game of cricket. We're not there just yet but we're getting there."

[On changing his plans after Baartman's over in the 17th went for 21] It's always a tricky one. you want to see the bowlers's best skills. You want to give him the freedom to bowl his best ball first before changing to conditions. It was a bit nerve-wracking there in those last few overs. The plans were there but the execution was not quite right. It happens.

[On his match-turning catch to remove Harry Brook at the start of the final over] I'm grateful it stuck! Your mind races as a captain and you find yourself drifting in the field - but happy to hold onto it. It certainly made a difference.

2.16pm: England captain Jos Buttler, on where the match was lost: "I'd say in the powerplay, actually. Quinton de Kock came out with a lot of intent, really attacked that powerplay and we couldn't match that. We were quite happy chasing 160 but I thought they bowled well.

"I thought we came back really well with the ball and I thought Brook and Livi had a fantastic partnership there to take us close, and at one point looking like favourites. But it doesn't work like that in T20 cricket, and South Africa closed out well.

"We're still very much in the competition. We've played really well today, just couldn't get over the line."

2.09pm: South Africa retain their unbeaten record at this World Cup. Player of the match is Quinton de Kock for his 65 from 38 up top which was a class apart. And he puts it down to CPL experience, particularly knowing this surface would play different today compared to how it has for the previous matches" "We've seen a couple of night games here (in the World Cup). Some people have made that mistake [assuming it would be similar] - I've played a few CPL games here and it certainly doesn't play the same during the day as it does during the night."

2.03pm:Naresh: "High quality from South Africa apart from that one Baartman over. Great advertisement for international cricket!"

Mohammed: "How is it that all SA games have been pretty close and they didn't choke in any of those?? Good signs for SA."

Amit Dave from : "Not statistically but sentimental this improves the chances of USA"

19.6
Nortje to Archer, no run

And South Africa have won it! Fires one through Archer, who swings and misses, though to Quinton de Kock! An excellent finish from Nortje after Baartman had let England back in it with a horrible 17th over. But South Africa kept their nerve - first with the bat, then here at the end with the ball - to secure their second win of the Super Eight stage, moving top of Group 2!

19.5
1
Nortje to Sam Curran, 1 run

Outstanding from Nortje! Wide yorker, just outside off, Curran hits it well but all along the ground to long off

So Curran needs 9 from 2, hitting with the wind in his favour...

19.4
Nortje to Sam Curran, no run

Low full toss, worked out to deep midwicket.. and Curran refuses the run!

9 from 3...

19.3
4
Nortje to Sam Curran, FOUR runs

Four to Curran! Awful delivery from Nortje, full and outside leg stump, helped on its way beyond fine leg - up in the circle - and away to the boundary

19.2
1
Nortje to Archer, 1 run

Full into the pads, whipped away to deep midwicket and Curran has the strike with 13 needed from 4, hitting to the short side...

Jofra Archer comes to the crease

19.1
W
Nortje to Brook, OUT

Brook goes! And it's a stunning catch from Aidan Markram over his shoulder running back from mid on! Clutch play from the Proteas skipper after Brook inadvertently skies the first ball of the over down the ground. It did not look like a variation, but Brook did not get that as intended.

Harry Brook c Markram b Nortje 53 (37b 7x4 0x6 50m) SR: 143.24

Here. We. Go. Anrich Nortje with the ball, Harry Brook with the bat. 14 needed from these last six...

end of over 197 runs
ENG: 150/5CRR: 7.89 RRR: 14.00 • Need 14 from 6b
Sam Curran5 (4b)
Harry Brook53 (36b 7x4)
Marco Jansen 4-0-31-0
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-32-2
18.6
2
Jansen to Sam Curran, 2 runs

Curran gives himself room... and Jansen follows him brilliantly to restrict any leverage. The ball squirts out into square leg and Curran just makes his ground back for the second to give Harry Brook the strike for the final over...

18.5
1
Jansen to Brook, 1 run

Into the pitch, scythed into the breeze on the off-side... but that saves Brook from the fielder running in from deep cover, who has to gather on the deck after the ball plugs

18.4
1
Jansen to Sam Curran, 1 run

Into the pitch, rearing up outside off, pulled out to deep midwicket once more...

18.3
1
Jansen to Brook, 1 run

Tries to ramp, followed by Jansen. Ends up wearing it just in front of the keeper and takes the leg bye on offer with a strong early call from Curran

18.2
2
Jansen to Brook, 2 runs

Straighter, worked out to deep midwicket... and they manage to pinch two! That's Harry Brook's fifty from 34 deliveries. His first half-century in World Cups. But as Kobe once said, job's not finished...

18.1
Jansen to Brook, no run

Full, touch wide, across Brook, who is too early with the shot down the ground and ends up scuffing it back to the bowler

Rohit: "Stock markets recovered a bit". Here's Marco Jansen

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 143/5CRR: 7.94 RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 from 12b
Harry Brook49 (32b 7x4)
Sam Curran2 (2b)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-32-2
Ottneil Baartman 3-0-27-1
17.6
1
Rabada to Brook, 1 run

Another slower ball into the pitch, Brook times nicely but straight to one of the leg side boundary riders. Keeps the strike but that is an excellent over from Rabada

17.5
1
Rabada to Sam Curran, 1 run

Slower ball - off cutter - into the top of middle stump, worked into midwicket. Curran wants two, but South Africa are up in the field

17.4
1
Rabada to Brook, 1 run

Brook gives himself room, Rabada follows him with one into the surface. The shot across the line isn't timed out to deep midwicket, but there's only one available

17.3
1
Rabada to Sam Curran, 1 run

Full, into the pads, flicked out to Klaasen at deep square leg

Sam Curran is the new batter

17.2
W
Rabada to Livingstone, OUT

Another full toss... but Livingstone's lifted it straight to Stubbs at deep backward square leg! Rabada celebrates right in front of Livingstone - he is pumped! Is there a further twist in this?

Liam Livingstone c Stubbs b Rabada 33 (17b 3x4 2x6 33m) SR: 194.11
17.1
Rabada to Livingstone, no run

Finally, a dot ball for the Proteas. But it's a full toss again from Rabada, very straight, driven back to the feet of Rabada

idrees: "The win probability chart looks like stock crashed due to high impact news."

end of over 1721 runs
ENG: 139/4CRR: 8.17 RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 from 18b
Harry Brook47 (30b 7x4)
Liam Livingstone33 (15b 3x4 2x6)
Ottneil Baartman 3-0-27-1
Anrich Nortje 3-0-29-0
16.6
4
Baartman to Brook, FOUR runs

And Brook finishes the over with its fourth boundary! Another full toss, with mid on up, allows Brook to lift down the ground without really taking a risk. That's 21 from the over and suddenly England need just 25 from 18 deliveries!

16.5
1
Baartman to Livingstone, 1 run

Finally, Baartman lands one this one, into a length, slapped out to deep cover

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Q de Kock
65 runs (38)
4 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
14 runs
1 four0 six
Control
85%
HC Brook
53 runs (37)
7 fours0 six
Productive shot
off drive
10 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
JC Archer
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
10
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
KA Maharaj
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 2712
Match days21 June 2024 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSouth Africa 2, England 0
Language
English
Win Probability
SA 100%
SAENG
100%50%100%SA InningsENG Innings

Over 20 • ENG 156/6

Harry Brook c Markram b Nortje 53 (37b 7x4 0x6 50m) SR: 143.24
W
South Africa won by 7 runs
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ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super Eights, Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND33062.017
AFG3214-0.305
AUS3122-0.331
BAN3030-1.709
Super Eights, Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.599
ENG32141.992
WI31220.963
USA3030-3.906
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND43071.137
USA42150.127
PAK42240.294
CAN4123-0.493
IRE4031-1.293
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS44082.791
ENG42153.611
SCOT42151.255
NAM4132-2.585
OMA4040-3.062
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44083.257
AFG43161.835
NZ42240.415
UGA4132-4.510
PNG4040-1.268
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA44080.470
BAN43160.616
SL41230.863
NED4132-1.358
NEP4031-0.542