England suffered their first defeat within the ongoing ICC T20 International Cup however nonetheless certified for the semifinals in keeping with a greater web run fee, knocking out victors South Africa from the event on Saturday.
South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada (3/48) produced a sensational ultimate over to grow to be the primary from his nation to bag a hat-trick in T20Is and lend a hand his facet sign up a 10-run win, denying England an all-win file within the showpiece despite the fact that it got here too overdue within the day.
The Proteas, who had scored 189 for two after being despatched in to bat, had to prohibit England to 131 to overhaul Australia in web run fee and qualify for the semifinals however 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 fee than South Africa (NRR +0. 739) who have been knocked out.
England (NRR +2. 464) crowned Staff 1 whilst Australia (NRR +1. 216), who beat West Indies previous within the day, completed 2nd.
England crossed the 131-run mark within the sixteenth over which despatched South Africa out of the event however they wanted 14 runs from the general over, which they may now not succeed in.
Rabada disregarded Chris Woakes (7), Eoin Morgan (17) and Chris Jordan (0) in successive balls within the ultimate over for the 3rd hat-trick of the event.
It was once a nasty get started for the Protea bowlers as they conceded 10 runs each and every in the second one and 3rd overs.
However Roy was once taken off the sector, retired harm on 20, as he suffered an obvious leg damage.
He may just 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 power 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 somewhat 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 peculiar barriers to take England to 81 for two on the midway mark.
The South African bowlers attempted exhausting however discovered it exhausting 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 snigger because the batter went for one large shot too many and was once stuck via 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 an excellent show of energy hitting as they recommended South Africa to 189 for two.
Van der Dussen’s 60-ball unbeaten knock had 5 fours and 6 sixes whilst Markram struck two barriers and 4 maximums off 25 deliveries throughout 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 sluggish get started and on most sensible of that, they misplaced their opener Reeza Hendricks (2), wiped clean up via Moeen Ali within the 3rd over.
The Proteas didn’t cross hammer and tongs within the powerplay, via the tip 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 peculiar barriers and South Africa reached 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.
South Africa: 189 for two in 20 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 94 now not out, Aiden Markram 52 now not out; Moeen Ali 1/27).
England: 179 for 8 in 20 overs (Dawid Malan 33, Liam Livingstone 28; Kagiso Rabada 3/48)