South Africa put their work ahead in batting. Temba Bavumar’s team averaged a big collection of 189 runs for 2 wickets. The challenge for the Proteas in fielding with this capital was even greater. If England can stop the innings within 131 runs, they will get a ticket to the semi-final. Didn’t. Kagiso Rabada was killed in the 18th over by Liam Livingstone, who confirmed that England would be Australia’s partner in the semi-finals.
with a leg injury
After playing full 20 overs, England finally scored 179 runs for 6 wickets. Of course, England also suffered a blow in this match. Opener Jason Roy has left the field due to injury. On the other hand, after winning the match by 10 runs, South Africa dropped out of the T20 World Cup by falling behind in the run rate.
T20 World Cup
England needed 14 runs in the last over to win. Kagiso Rabada came in bowling in the last over and picked up a hat-trick with three balls in a row! This is the third hat-trick in this year’s T20 World Cup. Ireland’s Curtis Camper and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga scored hat-tricks earlier. Rabada picked up Chris Oakes, Eoin Morgan and Chris Jordan.
With this victory, England reached the semi-finals as the champion team in their group with 6 points in 5 matches. Morgan’s side secured the semifinals by 7 runs while chasing the South African capital. Australia reached the semi-finals as the runners-up team of the group with 6 points equal to England in 5 matches. South Africa (6 + 0.839) trailed Australia (6 + 1.218) in the T20 World Cup.
who was unbeaten
Proteas batsman Resi von der Dussen, who was unbeaten on 94 off 60 balls, could not control his emotions even after the victory. He left the field with wide eyes. Aiden Markram was unbeaten on 52 off 25 balls. Moin Ali and Adil Rashid took one wicket each for England.
England had to do their job well before batting. England lost Johnny Bairstow (1) and Moin Ali (36 off 26 balls) in 10 overs. Opener Jason Roy (20) left the field in the fifth over with a leg injury. Seeing Roy walking on crutches, it didn’t look like he would be able to play for England. Moin took one run off the fourth ball in the 11th over to lift England to six for two. Before that, Jos Butler also returned after scoring 26 runs.
England beat South Africa in the semi-final against Australia
England needed 75 runs in the last 5 overs to win. In the 18th over, Liam Livingstone reduced the gap to three sixes in a row. David Malan, who scored 33 off 26 balls, was dismissed in the next over but England did not change their T20 style. Livingstone (28 off 17 balls) was bowled by Dwayne Pretorius in the 19th over for a quick run.
Rabadar took 3 wickets for 46 runs for South Africa. Tabrez Shamsi and Pretoria took 2 wickets each.