ICC Champions Trophy: England thrash South Africa by 7 wickets, seal final berth
England made short work of South Africa as they scripted a win by 7 wickets to earn their spot in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
England made short work of South Africa as they scripted a win by 7 wickets to earn their spot in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. (All Images AP and AFP)
James Anderson got England an early wicket when he removed Colin Ingram for a duck.
The England bowlers were well on top as South African batsmen had no answer to their questions.
England's seamers tore into South Africa's top and middle order and they never really recovered.
Robin Peterson played a good hand of 30.
Faf du Plessis gave good support with 26.
David Miller's unbeaten 56 was the rock of the innings as he recovered South Africa from 80/8.
Rory Kleinveldt hit 43 as they added 95 for the 9th wicket.
James Tredwell led the English attack with 3/19 as South Africa folded for 175.
Alastair Cook fell early as South Africa looked to make a match of it.
Jonathan Trott led the way with 82 not out.
Joe Root supported Trott with 48 as England cruised home with 7 wickets in hand as South Africa fell short of a final yet again.