plonked over the top to long-off - England win!
Good grief. What scenes. The bulletin is being scribbled as we speak, so keep your eyes on that, and join us tomorrow for more! Goodnight.
Faf du Plessis We've all played long enough to know that no score is unchasable. We said we needed to start with intensity and didn't do that. There were way to make extras from our point of view. Batting was superb, the first six on this wicket was the best time to bat and both sides did that. The execution of our extras, it makes it very tough because you are always under the pump."
Eoin Morgan Honestly, I felt we would have felt to play out of our skin to chase them. But there's a lot of talent in our team if we play with freedom. It's been going for just under a year now, we've had some big chases. But to get a start like that, Roy and Hales were outstanding. We'll take a lot of confidence. We came a little unstuck against Gayle, but tonight we finished well with the ball - it was just the first six overs. Batsmen are finding different ways of scoring."
"It's just nice to contribute to a game of cricket," flat-bats Joe Root, the player-of-the-match. "Be sensible, play smart cricket…and the guys were so calm under pressure.
"It's about staying cool and building partnerships." He picks out Roy, inevitably, for making his job marginally easier.
It's the second-highest T20 run-chase in history. By, yes, England - a thrilling two-wicket win and England are still in the tournament. A gutsy, remarkable performance by England having bowled so poorly. Jason Roy started things off with a de Kockian show of timing and confidence - he set the tone, as de Kock had for South Africa. Thereafter, Root was in control, as ever, well supported in a crucial partnership by Buttler.
South Africa's batters, though, were no less brilliant. de Kock and Amla's opening stand of 96 came in 7.1 overs of controlled mayhem, before Duminy's 54. Both sides' attacks struggled, albeit on a pitch tailor made for hard hitting
1 from 3. Ali's ready
This is madness. Brilliant. Exhilarating. And completely ridiculous
driven to short extra cover - no run!
Honestly. What is going on? 1 from 6. 1 from 5. Now, it's 1 needed from 4, with two wickets in the hutch.
oh what's happened here. It's the 1999 World Cup! Driven to mid-off, they go for a run, hesitate, go again, hesitate again...the ball is thrown into de Villiers who knocks off the bails and Willey is short!
It's still on, South Africa! Believe!
what a catch! Jordan went for one of his tennis-pulls, smashing it to Duminy on the boundary at deep midwicket who jogged backwards, taking the catch while falling backwards
1 from 6. Where's your money?
short and club-pulled for a single
Well, that makes up a little for his bowling figures. No fast bowler has had any fun tonight
full toss - smacked through extra cover for four!
Jordan in now. He had a total Barry Crocker with the ball.
6 from 8
short, skied - but short of the man in the deep!
Neil: "20 wides, very costly." Just a bit.
And with that, do England have the match?
four! How did he squeeze that through? The field was up, and Ali swung it through midwicket but Duminy was too square to come round and prevent four
Root, undoubtedly England's captain in the next year or so, gives Ali a pep-talk before trudging off. Utter class. 83 from 44.
full toss and dispatched for ... a great catch! A lovely, running catch by Miller on the deep midwicket boundary. They're checking it for a no-ball: that's fine. Now checking for height and that too is fine, so Root's fabulous knock is over
11 from 11...
yorker from the young Rabada
full and straight and Ali tries to clip it to leg but misses, the ball scudding off the pad - oh dear, oh dear, oh triple dear. Abbott at fine leg makes a total mess of it to allow four
much fuller, and wider, and Ali can only push to point
Around the wicket
an easy flick off his pads for a single
Root punches his fist in the air - South Africa are punching nails into their own coffin here
bouncer and Root misses the pull - it was quick - and neither can the keeper! Morris despairs at his luck.
Anand: "Cant believe this is a T20 match. Scores at par with 50 overs and the pacing just perfect. Both teams have provided quality entertainment. Perfect for a Friday. Love it!!!"
Precision batting, this. His placement is something else
shot, shot! Opens the blade and slices it purposefully behind square for another four
well - guess what? Another leg-stump gift glanced for four
28 from 18, then, chaps. England's game to lose, and South Africa look a beaten team already. They must not lost heart, though - 28 from 18 isn't a cakewalk, but it is if you set your field as deep as they have
firmly crunched out to point
reaches for this and places it for yet another single that they walk in their sleep
another easily jogged single out to cover
ouch, another wide