T20 World Cup, Eng vs SA as it happened: England knock SA out, Australia through to semis
All the live updates from the crucial Group 1 game to end the Super 12 stage.
ENG 179/8 after 20 overs: SA win by 10 runs but their World Cup is over. They’ll rue the approach they had in the game against Bangladesh. The NRR hurt them in the end.
ENG 176/8 after 19.3 overs: WICKET! Good hit by Jordan but straight to Miller in the deep. Rabada has a World Cup hat-trick. Jordan c Miller b Rabada 0(1)
ENG 176/7 after 19.2 overs: WICKET! Morgan goes leg-side and he too finds the fielder in the deep. Two wickets in two balls for Rabada. Morgan c Maharaj b Rabada 17(12)
ENG 176/6 after 19.1 overs: WICKET! Woakes dismissed by a brilliant catch by Nortje in the deep. England need 14 runs in 5 balls now. Woakes c Nortje b Rabada 7(3)
ENG 176/5 after 19 overs: England need 14 runs in 6 balls. Certainly not impossible.
ENG 165/5 after 18.1 overs: WICKET! Livingstone gone after a quickfire 28 off 17 balls. Caught in the deep off Pretorius. Livingstone c Miller b Pretorius 28(17)
ENG 165/4 after 18 overs: 10 runs off the Nortje over. England need 25 runs in 12 balls
ENG 145/4 after 16.2 overs: WICKET! Pretorius strikes. Malan walking back thanks to a very good catch – taking running back – by Rabada. Malan c Rabada b Pretorius 33(26)
ENG 144/3 after 16 overs: Three sixes in a row to start the Rabada over. And that is that for SA. They can win the match still but their tournament is over. From Group 1, England and Australia are through. England will be the top side. Australia will play Pakistan.
ENG 125/3 after 15 overs: England need 65 runs in 30 balls but that is not the equation anyone is looking at. Malan playing well and finding some form.
ENG 117/3 after 14 overs: England inching closer to knocking SA out of the tournament.
ENG 110/3 after 12.2 overs: WICKET! Six and gone. Moeen went for another big shot but found the fielder in the deep. Shamsi gets his second wicket. Moeen Ali c Miller b Shamsi 37(27)
ENG 104/2 after 12 overs: England get the big Q. They have ensured their qualification for the semis by going past 87. Now, can SA restrict them to 131 or less?
ENG 81/2 after 10 overs: England have almost made sure of their spot in the semis.
ENG 70/2 after 9 overs: Another good over from Shamsi.
ENG 64/2 after 8 overs: Markram into the attack and he keeps things tight too. England need 126 runs in 72 balls.
ENG 59/2 after 6.2 overs: WICKET! Shamsi strikes to send back Bairstow. The review didn’t help. All three reds. SA fight on. Bairstow lbw b Shamsi 1(3)
ENG 58/1 after 5.3 overs: WICKET! The in-form Buttler is walking back. Just the wicket SA needed. Good low catch by Bavuma. Buttler c Bavuma b Nortje 26(15)
ENG 50/0 after 5 overs: With Roy retiring hurt, Moeen Ali walks to the middle. The runs continue to flow for England though.
Buttler limping off the field. He can hardly walk. This does not look good.
ENG 37/0 after 4 overs: Roy and Buttler are at it again. They are in form and it is showing. SA need a wicket now.
ENG 22/0 after 3 overs: Another good over for England, 10 runs off it. Maharaj got his length wrong and Roy hit him for two fours.
ENG 10/0 after 2 overs: Nortje into the attack and a four each for Roy and Buttler. Pace might be SA’s strength but it might have been a better idea to get spin from this end too.
ENG 2/0 after 1 over: Maharaj with a superb start for SA. Both England openers like pace on the ball.
England’s openers are out in the middle and the chase is about to begin. Buttler the key for England, he has been in superb form.
South Africa will now need to keep England to 131 or less to qualify for the semi-finals. A proper chance but it won’t be easy.
SA 189/2 after 20 overs: SA have done very well to put 189/2 on the board. van der Dussen 94 off 69, Markram 52 off 25. A quite brilliant second half for the Proteas.
SA 173/2 after 19 overs: Another good over. Markram has played a blinder as has van der Dussen
SA 160/2 after 18 overs: The runs continue to roll in. SA aren’t slowing down. Another couple of big overs and SA will truly believe.
SA 150/2 after 17 overs: 17 overs gone and SA bring up their 150 with a Markram four. This is good from SA.
SA 139/2 after 16 overs: Big, big over for SA. Woakes gets smashes for three sixes (two by van der Dussen and one by Markram). 21 runs off the over. Pressure on England.
SA 118/2 after 15 overs: Great over by Jordan. Kept things very tight and the SA batters were just not able to play the big shots.
SA 114/2 after 14 overs: Markram getting into the act and coming down the wicket to smash Rashid for a six. Remember SA need to win by around 60 runs. The more they have on the board, the better.
SA 103/2 after 13 overs: van der Dussen the key and so far he is making his start count. He brought up the 100 of SA’s innings with a superb six as Wood’s over gets taken for 12 runs.
SA 86/2 after 11.2 overs: WICKET! Roy had to make some ground but takes a good catch at long-on to end de Kock’s innings. Rashid gets the wicket. de Kock c Roy b Adil Rashid 34(27)
SA 85/1 after 11 overs: van der Dussen calmly moved out of the way of a quick delivery from Wood and helped it along for six over the keeper’s head. A brilliant shot.
SA 73/1 after 10 overs: After a slow start, SA have done well to build a solid base. If they can have a great second half, they will give themselves a chance to getting into the semis. Still a long way to go though.
SA 65/1 after 9 overs: van der Dussen survived another review – this time an lbw appeal by Jordan led to it. But the right-hander was way down the wicket and that saved him.
SA 56/1 after 8 overs: Rassie van der Dussen (on 27) survived a caught behind review call from England and Adil Rashid. Morgan keeps spin going from one end.
SA 49/1 after 7 overs: Moeen Ali is done with his overs. He has bowled four on the trot - 4-0-27-1. Morgan would have perhaps liked the wicket of QDK but this will do.
SA 40/1 after 6 overs: van der Dussen started the Woakes over off with a four and six. And that made it a 14-run over. A boost for SA as the Powerplay overs come to an end.
SA 26/1 after 5 overs: SA still looking for the one big over that will get them started. QDK has tried but this is not an easy wicket for batters.
SA 21/1 after 4 overs: van der Dussen is in the middle and he announced himself with a scoop off Woakes. But he got just a single after that as Woakes found the right length on this wicket.
SA 15/1 after 2.4 overs: WICKET! Hendricks was struggling to get the ball away. Tried to hit Moeen across the line and got bowled. It doesn’t take long for the pressure to build. R Hendricks b Moeen Ali 2(8)
SA 9/0 after 2 overs: Woakes from the other end and he concedes just three runs in the over. England went with Moeen to start things off given his good record against de Kock. Will the off-spinner get another over?
SA 6/0 after 1 over: One lovely inside-out shot over the infield by de Kock got the SA innings started. Made room and boom. SA will need plenty more of these.
National anthems done. SA know what they have to do and they have no option but to go for it.
South Africa playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
England playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
TOSS: England have won the toss and have decided to field first.
Big task ahead of SA: Australia have beaten West Indies comprehensively and that only makes South Africa’s task even tougher. Not only does Bavuma’s team have to win, they need to win big too.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Super 12 game between England and South Africa. Eoin Morgan has vowed England, the clear leaders, will approach their final game of the Super 12s like every other at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup so far - with victory the only priority.
With four wins from four, England go into the contest at the summit of Group 1 as the only team with a perfect record and in prime position to take their place in the semi-finals.
South Africa and Australia could both end up on 8 points and if the Proteas win, NRR could decide who makes the semis.
For South Africa, the match-up with England will be do-or-die and Proteas captain Temba Bavuma expects his players to leave everything out on the field.
“I think first of all, in the context of the event that we’re at, tomorrow is obviously a big game. Some have even called it as almost our quarter-final,” Bavuma said on the eve of the match. “So I think from that point of view and looking at our expectations as a team coming to this event, we want to play our best cricket tomorrow.”
Bavuma added: “I think the first point when we go out would be to win the game. Obviously, the team has gone through a lot over the last while, players, members of management. I think we’ve learnt a lot about each other. We’ve grown a lot as a team in finding ways to get through all the tough times that we’ve gone through collectively. I think every game we only speak about going out and fighting it out as a team. We don’t leave it to individuals. We don’t rely on individual brilliance to bring it home for the team.”