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England vs South Africa, Super 12 - Match 39 Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs SA, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
179/8 (20.0/20)
189/2 (20.0/20)
South Africa beat England by 10 runs
Right then! We have our two semi-finalists from Group 1 and it has been a treat to cover this group. Pakistan have qualified from Group 2 and one more place is up for grabs there. That will be decided over the next 3 games of that group. On Sunday, 7th November, we have two clashes. First, Afghanistan will take on New Zealand in an extremely important game. That will begin at 2 pm Local (10 am GMT) and later, Pakistan will play Scotland at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). See you there. Till then, take care and goodbye.
Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa, says that the team played really well and gave it their all with bat and all. Adds that at the start of the tournament, they were more focused on winning the games than on NRR. Mentions that they have a lot of to be proud of as they played quite well. Says that they have to build on the momentum and the confidence that they got from this World Cup.
Eoin Morgan, the skipper of England, says that the wicket was good and South Africa played really well. Says that the batters did well to stretch the game till the end. Adds that to defend low score was their biggest challenge and they did well against Sri Lanka. Tells that they have dealt with a lot of injuries but they have a lot of talented players coming in. Says he is happy to finish top of the group and they will embrace going further in the competition.
Rassie van der Dussen is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that they knew they had to get a good score on the board. Mentions that it was a good performance at the end of the day and they defeated a strong side. Adds that it has been tough for him as the three venues are totally different and every pitch has its own challenges. Informs that as a batting unit, teams that have adapted quickly have been the most successful. Tells that they asked too much from their bowlers to get them into the semis.
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They had 189 on the board, but South Africa had the number 131 in their mind. They would have wanted early wickets in the Powerplay and would have wanted to concede a few runs but the latter did not happen for them. England got a good start and it got tougher and tougher. Tabraiz Shamsi did take a couple of wickets in the middle overs but by then, it was quite clear that they would not make it to the semi-finals. They would have wanted to finish with a win but some brilliant hitting by Liam Livingstone kept them on their toes. It looked like he would take the game away from them but Liam Livingstone's departure in the penultimate over and Kagiso Rabada's hat-trick sealed the deal for them.
England had a pretty big target to chase down here. They started quite well but losing Jason Roy early to an injury was a big blow. But, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali made sure that they had a good start. The first target for them was to cross the 87-run mark and make sure that they got to the semi-finals and they crossed that hurdle with ease. Then, they crossed the 131-run mark to get their arch-rivals, Australia, to the semi-finals too. What was left now was to get to 190 and stay unbeaten in the Super 12s. Liam Livingstone joined Dawid Malan in the middle after the departure of Moeen Ali and the stage was set for these two batters to take them home. Malan fell but Livingstone kept going and even Eoin Morgan hit a few nice blows. But losing quick wickets in the last couple of overs put them short of the target by 10 runs.
It was termed the 'Group of Death' and it has seen the end of the road for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa and even the defending champions, West Indies. England and Australia will go through to the semi-finals and they have deserved it. South Africa would be quite gutted though. They bounced back really well after losing their clash with Australia, but too much was needed from them in this match to get to the semi-finals. This game shows the importance of maintaining a good NRR in such competitions from the very beginning. But, we were treated with a brilliant game to end the matches of Group 1. Just to add, Jason Roy was seen limping when the teams shook hands and that is not a good sign for this English side moving forward.
End Of The Over 20 : 179/8
3 Runs
  • W 19.1
  • W 19.2
  • W 19.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
A. Rashid
2 (2)
M. Wood
1 (1)
K. Rabada
4-0-48-3
19.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Adil Rashid
England's unbeaten run in this World Cup has been put to halt. A length ball, outside off. Rashid pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 10 RUNS!
19.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Mark Wood
On middle, drilled down to long on for one.
19.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Adil Rashid
A length ball, on off, dragged to mid-wicket for a single.
Mark Wood is the new batsman in.
19.3
W
Kagiso Rabada To Chris Jordan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Hat-Trick for Kagiso Rabada. A World Cup Hat-Trick for him. You just can't keep these good players out of the game for a long time. A length ball, outside off. Chris Jordan smashes it straight to long off where Miller takes a good catch.
Adil Rashid is the new batsman in but it will be Chris Jordan who will face the hat-trick ball.
19.2
W
Kagiso Rabada To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Two in two for Rabada. Went for runs in the previous over but has started brilliantly in this one. This is the big wicket of Morgan and this should be the game for South Africa. A slower length ball, outside off. Morgan drags it from outside off straight to Keshav Maharaj at deep square leg who takes a simple catch. Rabada is on a Hat-Trick.
Chris Jordan walks out to bat.
19.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Chris Woakes OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A length ball, outside off. Woakes gets low stays back and heaves it to deep mid-wicket. He thinks that he has cleared it but Nortje near the fence keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a stunner and holds onto it. The TV umpire is called to check the no ball but it is a fair delivery and Woakes continues his long walk.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the final over.
End Of The Over 19 : 176/5
11 Runs
  • W 18.1
  • 018.2
  • 2 NB 18.3
  • 618.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 218.6
E. Morgan
17 (11)
C. Woakes
7 (2)
D. Pretorius
3-0-30-2
18.6
2
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
Good running! A length ball, outside off. Morgan drags it to deep square leg. He slips after taking a single but completes it in time. Two runs. 14 needed now.
18.5
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
Dot ball! A slower length ball, outside off. Morgan tries to pull but misses.
18.4
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Chris Woakes
Full and outside off. Woakes gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. He crosses ends.
18.3
6
Dwaine Pretorius To Chris Woakes
SIX! Takes full toll of it. A short ball, outside off. Chris Woakes gets on top of the bounce and powers it over long off for a biggie.
18.3
nb
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
NO BALL! Slower and outside off, dragged to deep mid-wicket for a single. Hold on, a Free Hit is given as the bowler has overstepped.
18.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
Full and outside off. Morgan shuffles across and tries to drive but gets an inside edge back onto the pads.
The new batter in is Chris Woakes.
18.1
W
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The slower ball does the trick. A short ball, outside off. Liam Livingstone looks to go big but gets deceived by the pace. Hits it high and towards long off. Miller with safe pair of hands does the rest. New batter at the crease, just what the Proteas needed now.
End Of The Over 18 : 165/4
10 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 017.6
E. Morgan
14 (7)
L. Livingstone
28 (16)
A. Nortje
4-0-34-1
17.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Eoin Morgan
Nails the yorker now, outside off. Morgan fails to dig it out. 25 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! A length ball, outside off. Morgan cuts it hard and past deep point for a boundary.
17.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Eoin Morgan
Slight hesitation there! Around off. Morgan cuts it straight to point. Liam Livingstone takes off for a single but it was never there and is sent back by Morgan. Rassie van der Dussen is quick to collect the ball and throw back to Norje. He fails to collect the ball and Liam Livingstone manages to get back in time.
17.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Through the cover fielder! A length ball, slower and outside off. Morgan slashes it to cover and beats the man there for a boundary.
17.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Liam Livingstone
Wide yorker from Nortje. Liam Livingstone works it to extra cover for a single.
17.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Eoin Morgan
On a length, on off. Morgan punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
Anrich Nortje (3-0-24-1) to bowl out.
End Of The Over 17 : 155/4
11 Runs
  • 116.1
  • W 16.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 116.5
  • 416.6
L. Livingstone
27 (15)
E. Morgan
5 (2)
D. Pretorius
2-0-19-1
16.6
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone
FOUR! 11 coming of the over! A length ball, outside off, slower as well. Liam Livingstone cuts it over point for a boundary. 35 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
Dwaine Pretorius stays outside off. Morgan tries to whip it but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
16.4
4
Dwaine Pretorius To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Boundary to get of the mark. A full ball, way outside off. Morgan steps across and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
16.3
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone
A length ball, outside off. Liam Livingstone drags it to mid-wicket for a single.
The skipper, Eoin Morgan, walks out to bat.
16.2
W
Dwaine Pretorius To Dawid Malan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Good catch by Rabada! South Africa needed that wicket to stop the momentum. A full ball, way outside off. Malan shuffles across and tries to go downtown but ends up slicing it high and over short third man. Kagiso Rabada there tracks back and takes it over his shoulders. A good catch and that also ends Malan's innings. 45 needed in 23 balls.
16.1
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone
A length ball, outside off. Liam Livingstone mistimes his smash to deep cover for one.
End Of The Over 16 : 144/3
19 Runs
  • 615.1
  • 615.2
  • 615.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
L. Livingstone
21 (12)
D. Malan
33 (25)
K. Rabada
3-0-45-0
15.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
Back of a length, on off. Liam Livingstone drags this to mid-wicket for a single.
15.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
Better from Rabada! Slower and fuller, wide outside off, Liam Livingstone moves across and has a swing but misses.
15.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
Slower ball, wider and outside off, Liam Livingstone looks to cut but gets an inside edge back to the keeper.
15.3
6
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
SIX! Absolute carnage from Livingstone! Three in a row! Another delivery, in the slot, outside off. Liam Livingstone lays back and smokes it over long off for a biggie.
Celebration time! This is perhaps the only time that an Australian team would celebrate after an Englishman has smacked a big maximum! But with that maximum, England have crossed the 131-run mark and now, Australia will join them in the semi-finals. South Africa's campaign will end after this game, but they would surely want to finish with a win here.
15.2
6
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
SIX! This maximum means that South Africa are knocked out and Australia go through. Rabada errs in his length and bowls it in the slot again, outside off. Liam Livingstone shuffles and clobbers this one over deep mid-wicket. The ball goes outside the stadium. There is a road right next to the stadium. Hope that this ball did not hit anyone!
15.1
6
Kagiso Rabada To Liam Livingstone
SIX! That is huge! That is what Liam Livingstone can do! In the slot, outside off. Liam Livingstone feasts on it. He goes deep in the crease and slogs it over the cow corner fence. What a blow! Biggest six of the tournament as well.
Change. Kagiso Rabada (2-0-26-0) is back.
End Of The Over 15 : 125/3
8 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 614.6
D. Malan
33 (25)
L. Livingstone
2 (6)
D. Pretorius
1-0-8-0
14.6
6
Dwaine Pretorius To Dawid Malan
SIX! SHOT! Fuller in length, outside off. Dawid Malan picks the length early and pummels it over long off for a maximum. 65 needed now from 30 balls!
14.5
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone
Outside off, Liam Livingstone charges down the track and gets it off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket for one.
14.4
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Liam Livingstone
Good-length ball, outside off. Liam Livingstone slashes it hard but finds the cover-point fielder.
14.3
1
Dwaine Pretorius To Dawid Malan
On a length, outside off. Malan pushes it to long off for one.
14.2
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dawid Malan
This time it's quicker, and outside off. Dawid Malan has another hoick at it but does not connect.
Dwaine Pretorius is on now.
14.1
0
Dwaine Pretorius To Dawid Malan
Length ball, outside off. This is a slower ball, Dawid Malan gets inside the line of the ball and looks to play across but misses.
End Of The Over 14 : 117/3
5 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 413.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
L. Livingstone
1 (4)
D. Malan
26 (21)
A. Nortje
3-0-24-1
13.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Liam Livingstone
Norje is bowling with some serious pace here! Back of a length, on middle and leg. Liam Livingstone walks across and has a heave at it but fails to connect.
13.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Dawid Malan
On a length, on middle. Malan mistimes his pull to square leg for a single.
13.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Dawid Malan
Back of a length, outside off. Dawid Malan looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Length ball, on off. Dawid Malan this time uses the pace and whips it towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.
13.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Dawid Malan
Beaten again! Good-length ball, outside off. Dawid Malan has a slash at it but is again undone by the pace.
13.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Dawid Malan
JAFFA! Good-length ball, on middle, at 148 clicks. Dawid Malan looks to defend but the ball goes past him even before he manages to get his bat down. Beaten for pace!
End Of The Over 13 : 112/3
8 Runs
  • 612.1
  • W 12.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
D. Malan
21 (16)
L. Livingstone
1 (3)
T. Shamsi
4-0-24-2
12.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
On off, Malan pushes it towards mid-wicket. He retains the strike by taking a run. 78 needed from 42 balls.
12.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Liam Livingstone
Slower and fuller, on off. Liam Livingstone eases it down to long on for one.
12.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Liam Livingstone
Quicker one on the pads, clipped to mid-wicket.
12.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Liam Livingstone
Oh, nearly through! Tosses it up, on middle. Liam Livingstone looks to push it to the off side. He gets an inside edge and the ball goes to short fine leg.
Who will bat now? Liam Livingstone it is.
12.2
W
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Six and out for Moeen Ali. Tabraiz Shamsi gets his man and bags his second wicket. Tosses it up, on middle. Moeen Ali steps out and take it on the full. He heaves it towards long on. Doesn't get the distance this time and David Miller pouches this one easily. England lose their third wicket.
12.1
6
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
SIX! BANG! Loopy ball, outside off. Moeen Ali dances down the track and smokes it all over the long on fence for a biggie. That went miles over. 102 metres hit!
Right. 86 needed in 48 balls but there is a different equation on everyone's minds. South Africa need to restrict England to 131 or less to knock Australia out. So, that means that the Aussies would be watching this closely and hoping that England get 28 runs more. To be honest, it looks quite straightforward for England to get to 132 from here.
End Of The Over 12 : 104/2
15 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 611.2
  • 411.3
  • 1 WD 11.4
  • 1 WD 11.4
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
M. Ali
31 (25)
D. Malan
20 (15)
A. Markram
2-0-18-0
11.6
1
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Shorter ball, on off. Ali works it to wide long on for one.
11.5
1
Aiden Markram To Dawid Malan
Loopy ball, on leg. Malan comes down the track and hits it to long on for one.
11.4
1
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Darted on the pads. Ali works it past square leg for one.
11.4
wd
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Another wide down the leg side as Ali misses the flick.
11.4
wd
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Darted down the leg side. Ali misses the sweep. Wide called.
11.3
4
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Hit hard! Flatter ball, around off. Ali smacks it to the right of the bowler. The man at long off runs to his left, he dives but cannot get there.
11.2
6
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
SIX! Great shot! Tossed up, on off. Ali dances down the track and lifts it over the cover fence.
11.1
0
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Tossed up, on off. Ali hits it back to the bowler.
Aiden Markram is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 11 : 89/2
8 Runs
  • 210.1
  • 310.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 210.6
D. Malan
19 (14)
M. Ali
19 (20)
T. Shamsi
3-0-16-1
10.6
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
Shorter ball, outside off. Malan cuts it past covers for a couple.
10.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
What happened there? Loopy ball, on off. Malan plays the reverse sweep. It comes off the bat but Shamsi is off in celebration! He thinks that it hit the pads. But, de Kock informs that it hit the bat. A single in the end.
10.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Tossed up, on off. Ali looks to sweep but gets the inside edge to the leg side. A single is taken.
With that run, England have qualified for the Semi-Finals. South Africa still have a chance though if they manage to restrict England to 131 or less.
10.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
10.2
3
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
Flatter ball, on off. Malan looks to block but gets the outside edge. Short third man dives but gets only a hand to it. The ball rolls away and they get three.
10.1
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, on off. Malan plays the reverse sweep. The ball is cut off by short third man by chasing it. Two taken.
DRINKS! England getting their groove back after losing 2 quick wickets and losing Roy to an injury. They need 6 runs to book their semi final spot while 109 to win the game. It is hard for South Africa to restrict England but they will hope to win this game at least.
End Of The Over 10 : 81/2
11 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
D. Malan
12 (10)
M. Ali
18 (18)
K. Rabada
2-0-26-0
9.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Dawid Malan
Just a single as this is flicked away by Malan.
9.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Dawid Malan
Length ball, on off. Pushed to point.
9.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Glorious stroke! Full ball, outside off. Malan drives it hard. The ball goes past cover and runs to the fence.
9.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Edgy! Full ball, outside off. Malan looks to drive but gets the outside edge. The ball runs to the fence.
9.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Moeen Ali
Full one, on the pads. Flicked to deep square leg for one.
9.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Dawid Malan
Length ball, on off. Blocked out to mid off and they take off for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 70/2
6 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 28.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
M. Ali
17 (17)
D. Malan
2 (5)
T. Shamsi
2-0-8-1
8.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Another dot. The cut shot by Ali is intercepted by Nortje at point. 6 from the over.
Kagiso Rabada is back into the attack.
8.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Flatter ball, on off. Punched to covers.
8.4
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Wide of the fielder! Ali plays the uppish drive. The man at cover dives to his right but it goes past him. Two taken.
8.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Shorter ball, outside off. Ali goes for the cut but it stays low and goes under his bat.
8.2
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Good shot! Ali comes down the track and converts it into a full toss. He whips it to the mid-wicket fence.
8.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
End Of The Over 8 : 64/2
3 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
D. Malan
2 (5)
M. Ali
11 (11)
A. Markram
1-0-3-0
7.6
0
Aiden Markram To Dawid Malan
Tossed up, on middle. Malan hits it back to the bowler. Another good over from South Africa. 126 needed in 72 balls.
7.5
1
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Very full and on middle. Ali drills it down to long on for a single.
7.4
1
Aiden Markram To Dawid Malan
Around off, pushed through covers for a single.
7.3
0
Aiden Markram To Dawid Malan
This one stays low. Looks like the pitch is favoring more to spinners. A flatter ball, outside off. Malan misses his drive.
7.2
1
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Full and on middle. Ali wrists it to mid-wicket for one more.
Aiden Markram is brought into the attack now.
7.1
0
Aiden Markram To Moeen Ali
Flighted ball, on middle. Ali punches it to covers.
End Of The Over 7 : 61/2
2 Runs
  • 06.1
  • W 6.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
D. Malan
1 (2)
M. Ali
9 (8)
T. Shamsi
1-0-2-1
6.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
This was outside off. Malan tries to drive but gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball skids through. Two runs and a big wicket off this over.
6.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
BIG NEWS! The on-air commentators confirm that Jason Roy will not be coming out to bat in this game again.
6.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Moeen Ali
A loopy ball, outside off. Ali tries to cut but msises.
6.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Dawid Malan
Short and outside off. Malan slaps it to deep cover for a single.
Dawid Malan walks out to bat.
England have taken a review for an LBW. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows three reds. The on-field decison stays and England lose their review.
6.2
W
Tabraiz Shamsi To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! LBW! Shamsi shows his magic right away. This one was flatter and around middle and leg. Bairstow stays back and looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. An appeal and up goes the finger. Bairstow reviews it immediately. No bat there. Ball Tracker shows three reds and Bairstow has to walk back cheaply. England in a bit of trouble here.
6.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Jonny Bairstow
Starts with a flatter ball, on middle. Jonny Bairstow blocks it on the leg side.
Tabraiz Shamsi is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 59/1
9 Runs
  • 65.1
  • 25.2
  • W 5.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
M. Ali
8 (6)
J. Bairstow
1 (1)
A. Nortje
2-0-19-1
5.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Moeen Ali
This one comes quickly to Ali as he tries to defend but gets hit on the gloves and it rolls down to covers. At the end of the Powerplay, England are 59/1.
5.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Moeen Ali
A length ball, on off. Ali taps it to covers.
5.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Jonny Bairstow
On a length, on middle. Jonny Bairstow tucks it to square leg for a single. He is off the mark.
Jonny Bairstow is the new batter in.
5.3
W
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Buttler's stay is cut off by a sensational catch. A full ball, on off. Jos Buttler hangs back and looks to go over mid off but does not get the required elevation. He hits it low towards mid off where Temba Bavuma crouches and takes a brilliant catch.
5.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
Full and on off. Jos Buttler drives it through covers and takes a couple of runs before the fielder cuts it off.
5.1
6
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
SIX! He is in some form! A length ball, on middle. Jos Buttler clears his front leg and tonks it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
End Of The Over 5 : 50/0
13 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 1 LB 4.3
  • 1 WD 4.4
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 5 NB 4.6
  • 24.6
M. Ali
8 (4)
J. Buttler
18 (12)
K. Maharaj
3-0-23-0
4.6
2
Keshav Maharaj To Moeen Ali
Very full on off and middle, Moeen Ali looks to slog across the line but gets a leading edge towards backward point. The fielder moves backward to reverse cup it but the ball bursts through his hands. Wouldn't have mattered as it was anyway a Free Hit. The batters take a couple of runs.
4.6
nb
Keshav Maharaj To Moeen Ali
NO BALL AND FOUR! In the slot, outside off. Moeen Ali carves it over extra cover. The fielder gives it a chase and puts a desperate dive to stop the ball from racing away but the ball wins the race. To add insult to the injury, Keshav Maharaj has overstepped and will have to reload again. Free Hit to follow...
4.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
On the pads, Buttler works it to mid-wicket for one.
4.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Moeen Ali
Full and on middle, heaved to deep mid-wicket for a single.
4.4
wd
Keshav Maharaj To Moeen Ali
WIDE! Short and way outside off. Left alone.
4.3
lb
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
LEG BYE! Buttler comes down the track. Maharaj spills it down in the pads. Buttler misses his flick. The ball rolls of the pads and towards the leg side for a single.
4.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Moeen Ali
Flatter and on off. Ali punches it to point for a single. He is off the mark.
Halt in play! Jason Roy is down in pain. Could be cramps or maybe he pulled something. The physio runs out to the middle. He is barely able to walk and is going off the field. Moeen Ali comes out to the middle to replace him.
4.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
Darted on the pads, this is flicked to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 37/0
15 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • 43.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
J. Buttler
16 (9)
J. Roy
20 (15)
K. Rabada
1-0-15-0
3.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Excellent yorker, on leg. Jos Buttler stays deep in the crease and jams it out to mid off for a single. Another good over for England. 15 runs coming from the over.
3.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Jason Roy
Slower ball, on leg, at 117 kph. Jason Roy helps it to fine leg for one.
3.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Jason Roy
FOUR! Poor from Rabada! Length ball, on the pads. Jason Roy tickles it to fine leg. The fielder there has no chance to stop that. He gets a boundary.
3.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
Back of a length, on leg. Jos Buttler tucks the ball off his hips to fine leg for a single.
3.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Length ball, outside off, at 144 kph. Jos Buttler plants his front foot and hoicks across the line. The ball goes off the inside edge towards deep square leg for another boundary.
3.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Jos Buttler
FOUR! What a shot! Back of a length, outside off. Jos Buttler stands up on his toes and caresses it through covers for a boundary. England are motoring along well!
Change. Kagiso Rabada is on now.
End Of The Over 3 : 22/0
10 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
J. Buttler
6 (5)
J. Roy
15 (13)
K. Maharaj
2-0-11-0
2.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Jos Buttler shimmies down and pushes it towards covers for a quick single. 10 runs coming from the over.
2.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Full, on middle. Roy is happy to nudge it to mid-wicket for one.
2.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
FOUR! Dragged down, outside leg. Jason Roy gives himself more room by moving that side and hammers it to deep square leg for a boundary.
2.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Flatter ball, on middle and leg. The ball skids on. Roy looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Outside off, Roy sits back and plays it to extra cover.
2.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
FOUR! Maharaj gives this one a bit of flight, on middle. Roy comes down the track and lifts it over mid on for a boundary.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
10 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 41.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
J. Buttler
5 (4)
J. Roy
6 (8)
A. Nortje
1-0-10-0
1.6
4
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
FOUR! England know only one way and that is to attack! Full again from Nortje, on off. Jos Buttler stands tall and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
1.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Jason Roy
On a length, on off. Jason Roy pushes it to mid off for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
1.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Jason Roy
FOUR! Superb shot! Fuller in length, on middle, at 146 kph. Jason Roy makes room and charges down the track. He drives it towards long off for a glorious boundary.
1.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Jason Roy
Length ball, on leg. Jason Roy again looks to work it on the leg side but gets hit on the pads.
Review time! South Africa have taken the review for LBW. No bat on that. The ball is going over the stumps!
1.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Jason Roy
NOT OUT! Good-length ball, on leg, coming back in from off. Jason Roy looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Anrich Nortje pleads for an lbw but the umpire is not interested. South Africa take a reivew. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows wickets missing as the ball is bouncing over the stumps. South Africa lose a review.
1.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Jos Buttler
Pitched up, outside off, at 140 kph. Jos Buttler plays a coverdrive without any feet movement. Temba Bavuma dives to his right and makes a half stop. The batters take a single.
Who will start from the other end? Anrich Nortje it is.
End Of The Over 1 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 1 LB 0.6
J. Buttler
0 (2)
J. Roy
1 (4)
K. Maharaj
1-0-1-0
0.6
lb
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
Fired in, on leg, at 93 kph. Jos Buttler looks to nudge on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the pads and the batters take a leg bye. A tidy first over from Keshav Maharaj. Only 2 runs from it.
0.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jos Buttler
Flatter ball, outside off. Buttler taps it to point. He takes off for a single but is sent back and rightly so.
0.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Short and outside off, Roy punches it towards long off and gets off the mark with a single.
0.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Short and around off, Roy pushes it back to the bowler off the top part of the bat.
0.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Loopy ball, on middle. Jason Roy defends it back to the bowler.
0.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Jason Roy
Maharaj start with a flatter ball, at 96 kph, on middle. Jason Roy punches it off the back foot to the off side.
Match Info
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Cool
  • Toss England won the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat England by 10 runs
  • Player of the Match Rassie van der Dussen
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Joel Wilson (WI) and Paul Wilson (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: South Africa 189/2 in 20.0 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 102 off 51 balls between van der Dussen (48) and A Markram (52)
  • A Markram 6th T20I fifty: 51 runs in 24 balls (2x4) (4x6)
  • South Africa 150/2 in 17.0 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 27 balls between van der Dussen (31) and A Markram (21)
  • South Africa 103/2 in 13.0 overs
  • van der Dussen 6th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 37 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 38 balls between de Kock (15) and van der Dussen (33)
  • Referral 1 (8.5 ovs): ENG against van der Dussen (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (7.3 ovs): ENG against van der Dussen (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 2)
  • South Africa 50/1 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): South Africa 40/1
  • England 150/4 in 16.4 overs
  • England 100/2 in 11.4 overs
  • Drinks: England 81/2 in 10.0 overs
  • England 59/2 : J Bairstow lbw b T Shamsi 1 (3)
  • Referral 1 (6.2 ovs): J Bairstow against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, SA: 2)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): England 59/1
  • England 50/0 in 5.0 overs
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Babar Azam PAK 303 60.60
David Warner AUS 289 48.16
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