England suffered their first defeat within the ongoing ICC T20 International Cup however nonetheless certified for the semifinals at the foundation of a higher web run charge, knocking out victors South Africa from the match in Sharjah on Saturday. South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada (3/48) produced a sensational ultimate over to transform the primary from his nation to bag a hat-trick in T20Is and assist his aspect check in a 10-run win, denying England an all-win file within the showpiece although it got here too overdue within the day. The Proteas, who had scored 189 for two after being despatched in to bat, had to limit England to 131 to overhaul Australia in web run charge and qualify for the semifinals nevertheless it was once to not be their day.
England, Australia and South Africa ended on 8 issues each and every however the most sensible two groups made it to the semifinals as that they had higher web run charge than South Africa (NRR +0.739) who have been knocked out.
England (NRR +2.464) crowned Team 1 whilst Australia (NRR +1.216), who beat West Indies previous within the day, completed 2d.
England crossed the 131-run mark within the sixteenth over which despatched South Africa out of the match however they wanted 14 runs runs from the overall over, which they may now not reach.
Rabada brushed aside Chris Woakes (7), Eoin Morgan (17) and Chris Jordan (0) in successive balls within the ultimate over for the 3rd hat-trick of the match.
It was once a foul get started for the Protea bowlers as they conceded 10 runs each and every in the second one and 3rd overs. Rabada was once handled with disdain through England openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler as they took 15 runs off him with the assistance of 3 limitations.
However Roy was once taken off the sphere, retired harm on 20, as he suffered an obvious leg harm. He may slightly entire a unmarried off the primary ball of the 5th over and later limped out of the bottom.
Moeen Ali got here in his position. In-form Jos Buttler was once out within the subsequent over of the bowling of Anrich Nortje as he attempted to drove to mid-off however mistimed his shot for Temba Bavuma for an extremely low catch.
England have been nonetheless cruising at 59 for 1 on the finish of powerplay however they misplaced momentum a little with Jonny Bairstow (1) getting out within the 3rd ball he confronted, LBW to Tabraiz Shamsi within the 7th over.
Ali and Dawid Malan were given the strange limitations to take England to 81 for two on the midway mark. The South African bowlers attempted arduous however discovered it arduous to get wickets or tie down the England batters for lengthy.
Ali hit an enormous six off Shamsi within the thirteenth over however the bowler had the final chuckle because the batter went for one large shot too many and was once stuck through David Miller at long-on.
England went previous the 131-run mark to ship South Africa out of the T20 International Cup with Liam Livingstone hitting 3 sixes in a row, the unlucky bowler being Rabada.
For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi took two wickets whilst Anrich Nortje and Dwaine Pretorius were given one each and every.
Previous, Rassie van der Dussen smashed an unbeaten 94 and Aiden Markram made 52 now not out in a super show of energy hitting as they instructed South Africa to 189 for two.
Van der Dussen’s 60-ball unbeaten knock had 5 fours and 6 sixes whilst Markram struck two limitations and 4 maximums off 25 deliveries all through his unconquered innings because the duo shared 103 runs for the unbroken 3rd wicket.
The Proteas added 116 runs from the back-10, due to fireworks from van der Dussen and Markram. South Africa made a gradual get started and on most sensible of that, they misplaced their opener Reeza Hendricks (2), wiped clean up through Moeen Ali within the 3rd over.
The Proteas didn’t pass hammer and tongs within the powerplay, through the top of which they have been simply 40 for 1. One-down van der Dussen was once intent on taking the England bowlers and he was once in a position to hit Chris Woakes for a six and a 4 within the 6th over.
Quinton de Kock (34) and van der Dussen have been in a position to get the strange limitations and South Africa reached to 73 for 1 on the midway mark.
However simply because the duo was once having a look ominous, England broke the partnership of 71 runs for the second one wicket with Jason Roy taking a very good diving catch of de Kock close to the boundary of the bowling of Adil Rashid within the twelfth over.
Van der Dussen was once going nice weapons and he reached his 50 off 37 balls within the thirteenth over. He hit Woakes for 2 consecutive sixes and Markram were given some other most from the bowler as South Africa took 21 runs from the sixteenth over.
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