England vs S Africa
End of the line
Well that, I'm afraid, is that for England. They have been knocked out of the tournament and can no longer qualify from Group 1. It was a good effort from their batsmen, but although the margin was ultimately very close, they were always right behind the eight-ball in that chase with wickets just disrupting their momentum. Thanks for joining us and stay logged on to skysports.com for report and reaction.
Over 20 - England 193/7 (Bresnan 17, Broad 1)
Bopara departs to the first ball of the over and with him go any lingering England hopes. Bresnan carves a single down to third man, but when Broad can manage only a single off the third delivery the game is up. Bresnan defiantly pulls Steyn for six off ball four and then inside edges down to fine leg for another boundary. Indeed, he plunders another six off the final ball meaning England fall only three runs short! But his efforts were always going to be in vain as South Africa claim a crucial victory.
Bopara c Miller b Steyn 31
He had to go big, but Bopara ends up skying the first ball of the final over and David Miller again shows safe hands in the deep - his third catch of the day.
Over 19 - England 175/6 (Bopara 31, Bresnan 0)
Jordan threads a low full toss through the off-side field for a boundary off the second ball of the over, but then miscues an attempted big hit and is caught by de Villiers. Again Bopara just about keeps England hopes alive as he belts a full toss for six and a wide helps as well. But, following a single off the last ball, England will need 22 off Steyn's last over to win.
Jordan c de Villiers b Hendricks 16
Jordan's innings comes to an end as he is well caught on the run by de Villiers. The delivery from Hendricks looked to be in the slot, but he just didn't get hold of it.
Over 18 - England 163/5 (Bopara 24, Jordan 12)
Bopara offers some more defiance as he blasts Parnell straight back down the ground for four off the penultimate ball of the over and then smashes a full toss through the off side for back-to-back boundaries. That just about keeps them in the hunt, although they still need 34 from the final two overs.
Over 17 - England 152/5 (Bopara 15, Jordan 10)
Bopara carves Steyn away high over point for four. A leg bye off the next brings up England's 150 and Steyn then gifts them a wide, but Bopara's strike proves the sole boundary of the over and England need more at this stage.
Over 16 - England 142/5 (Bopara 9, Jordan 7)
Parnell is back with a wide, but keeps things fairly tidy after that until Jordan manages to swing one away over the on-side for a much-needed boundary. There's some pretty agricultural shots being played, but not too much in the way of clean contact!
Over 15 - England 133/5 (Bopara 7, Jordan 1)
An faint under-edge from Bopara takes the ball through wicketkeeper de Kock and away for three streaky runs. But the spinner gets his reward shortly afterwards as he sends dangerman Buttler back to the pavilion. Chris Jordan is the new man at the crease, but it's looking pretty bleak for England now.
Buttler c Morkel b Tahir 34
Big, big loss for England as Buttler picks out Albie Morkel at point in attempting to switch-hit Tahir. It was painful wicket for South Africa, though, as Morkel dislocated his finger in taking the catch!
Over 14 - England 128/4 (Buttler 34, Bopara 3)
Just when they needed it Buttler produces a couple of boundaries as he blasts Hendricks over mid-off and then mid-on in successive balls to lift some of the growing pressure. He is completely bamboozled by a slower-ball bouncer, but responds by carting the left-armer over long-on for a maximum from the final ball. 17 runs from the over, just what they required!
Over 13 - England 111/4 (Buttler 20, Bopara 2)
It's now five overs since England hit a boundary and their task has become even more difficult after the departure of Morgan. Decent ball by Tahir and it's a fine over all in all as England's batsmen can deal only in singles again.
Morgan c de Kock b Tahir 14
Morgan's rather stuttering knock comes to an end as he tickles one behind into the gloves of de Kock from a skiddy Tahir delivery.
Over 12 - England 105/3 (Morgan 14, Buttler 16)
England need to start hitting the accelerator, but Steyn offers them nothing loose on his return. His over yields just six runs with Morgan struggling for fluency at present.
Over 11 - England 99/3 (Morgan 10, Buttler 14)
Tahir almost sneaks a quicker one through Buttler's defences, but he just manages to get some bat on it in time and squeezes a well-run two into the vacant mid-wicket area. There's another couple for Buttler, while two singles come from the final two balls of the over.
Over 10 - England 92/3 (Morgan 9, Buttler 8)
Decent over from Albie Morkel spoiled only really by a wide. Morgan and Buttler can't get him away to the rope, although the latter comes very close with a cover drive that is just cut off by the sweeper. That aside the England duo can only deal in singles.
Over 9 - England 84/3 (Morgan 7, Buttler 3)
After a wide first up, Morgan gives himself room and flays Duminy over extra cover for a well-placed boundary. Both batsmen help themselves to singles before Morgan gets out the reverse paddle - although he can't quite get it past the in-field, only another single.
Over 8 - England 75/3 (Morgan 1, Buttler 1)
Superb over from Parnell who claims the prize scalp of Hales and then Ali the very next ball. He comes up with a decent hat-trick delivery as well which Buttler does well to guide away down to third man for a single. Morgan is off the mark with a single to fine leg off the final ball.
Ali c de Kock b Parnell 10
It's two in two for Parnell as Ali gets an under-edge behind on an attempted pull, with wicketkeeper de Kock taking an excellent catch low down, diving forward.
Hales c Miller b Parnell 38
Big blow for South Africa as Hales departs! The right-hander was looking to blast a lofted drive over the covers for six, but picked out David Miller in the deep and the fielder made no mistake.
Over 7 - England 71/1 (Hales 38, Ali 10)
Power-play over and Imran Tahir is on with his leg-spin. Ali struggles to get him away initially and is relieved to see a sliced drive loop over the in-field for a couple. But the left-hander then produces a much more convincing cut which races through point for four and claims a quick single off the final ball of the over.
Over 6 - England 62/1 (Hales 37, Ali 2)
Decent start to the sixth over by Hendricks, but he then strays leg-side with a short one that Hales effortlessly flicks away for four. He over-compensates by going to full with the next ball and is promptly carved through point for another boundary. Hales saves the best for last, though, and dispatches another short ball way back into the stands for a huge six over mid-wicket.
Over 5 - England 47/1 (Hales 23, Ali 1)
Lumb was looking in good nick as he smashed Parnell back over his head for another boundary at the start of the over. But he would subsequently perish bringing Moeen Ali to the crease and the left-hander is quickly away with a single.
Lumb c Miller b Parnell 18
Lumb's lively knock comes to an end on 18 as he chips an attempted drive to David Miller in the covers to give Wayne Parnell the first English wicket.
Over 4 - England 40/0 (Hales 22, Lumb 14)
Dale Steyn is into the attack but not in particularly impressive fashion as he fires down a very wayward wide first up - that duly prompts him to send for some sawdust to put on the bowling crease. A mis-field then gifts Lumb a cheap single to darken the bowler's mood further. Hales again enjoys a big slice of fortune as, having been sent back after setting off for a run, he sees Steyn miss the stumps with the batsman a long way short of his ground. Lumb ends the over in grand style with a towering six over the covers, cracking shot.
Over 3 - England 30/0 (Hales 20, Lumb 7)
Lumb is off the mark in glorious style as he dismissively pulls Beuran Hendricks away over mid-wicket for six. Decent response from the bowler who concedes just a couple of singles to either batsman from the rest of the over.
Over 2 - England 22/0 (Hales 19, Lumb 0)
A real escape for Hales as he is comfortably caught at point off the bowling of Albie Morkel only for the bowler to be (dubiously!) called for a front-foot no-ball. To rub salt into the wound he then smashes the next couple of deliveries through the covers for four.
Over 1 - England 9/0 (Hales 9, Lumb 0)
Scratchy start from Hales as Duminy kicks off with three dot balls, but he pierces the in-field with a cover-drive to the rope and then follows it with a powerful sweep for four. Single off the last ball means he keeps the strike.
Fantastic and inventive knock from de Villiers - and some more shoddy fielding from England - ensures that South Africa have posted a very imposing total and England are going to need some more Alex Hales-style fireworks to stay alive in the tournament. Regardless of the result they could be without skipper Stuart Broad for the final group game against Holland as, after a warning for their slow over-rate against Sri Lanka, England have taken an age to get through them again today... over two hours for that innings - floodlight failures or not, that is pretty poor!
Over 20 - South Africa 196/5 (De Villiers 69)
Bresnan steps up for the last over in place of Dernbach and concedes 14 runs from it. De Villiers gets right across his stumps to flick a full toss for six over square-leg. Ali then grasses a chance from De Villiers on the midwicket boundary after appearing to lose it in the floodlights at the last moment. Morkel is bowled from the final ball, meaning England need 197 to win. De Villiers finishes on 69 not out from 28 balls (9x4, 3x6).
A Morkel b Bresnan 3
Morkel drags the final ball of the innings onto his stumps having a big slog.
Over 19 - South Africa 182/4 (De Villiers 58, A Morkel 0)
De Villiers ends Jordan's over with back-to-back fours, the first can only be described as a reverse paddle sweep and the second a stand-and-deliver slash through point. 15 runs from the over.
Miller c Ali b Jordan 19
Miller launches one big six off Jordan but doesn't get hold of an attempt to repeat the dose later in the over and Ali takes the catch at long-on.
Over 18 - South Africa 167/3 (De Villiers 50, Miller 4)
Dernbach loses his control during an over costing 26 runs. Miller starts the fun by giving himself a bit of room to muscle the opening ball for six over extra cover. Next, an attempted yorker turns into a waist-high full toss and Miller easily flips it to midwicket for four. Buttler puts down a diving one-handed 'chance' after Miller gets a thin slice of bat on his attempted pull. Very tough for the wicketkeeper, who didn't see it until the last moment. De Villiers turns one into two with some swift running. Dernbach is called wide by umpire Tucker after De Villiers appeared to get a toe-end on a big swing. There is no doubt about the next one, De Villiers slamming it for six back down the ground despite being down on one knee. Dernbach is warned for a slower ball that comes out as a beamer - he's really struggling to grip the damp ball. De Villiers completes the bowler's misery by launching the final delivery for six to midwicket. That blow completes his 23-ball half-century, the quickest by a South African in T20 internationals..
Over 17 - South Africa 141/3 (De Villiers 36, Miller 4)
Lumb pulls off a diving stop to save a boundary and save a few runs but Dernbach makes a mess of a similar effort later in Broad's over to cost four after De Villiers middled his pull. Dernbach is immediately banished to a new position by his skipper. De Villiers makes it 13 from the over by pulling the final delivery for four more, this time the fielder had no chance of stopping it. He knew the short ball was coming and dealt with it.
Over 16 - South Africa 128/3 (De Villiers 25, Miller 3)
De Villiers rescues the over for South Africa by giving himself some room to carve Bresnan's final ball over backward point for four. He out-thought Bresnan, who had given up only three singles to that point.
Over 15 - South Africa 121/3 (De Villiers 20, Miller 1)
Duminy's exit was a bit strange. He took the long way around Jordan in turning back for a second run and his bat slipped out of his hand in the process. Miller is the new batsman.
Duminy run out (Bopara/Buttler) 5
Duminy pulls a short ball from Jordan just short of Bopara on the square-leg boundary but drops his bat after deciding to come back for two and is run out after Bopara fires the return in to Buttler flat and hard. Duminy was well short, he might have been gone even with a bat in hand!
Over 14 - South Africa 116/2 (De Villiers 20, Duminy 2)
Broad is not happy with Tredwell's efforts to stop a De Villiers drive at mid-off. He can only deflect it four. Jordan does manage to save a four later in the over, sticking out his boot on the midwicket fence.
Over 13 - South Africa 108/2 (De Villiers 13, Duminy 1)
Duminy replaces De Kock, left-hander for left-hander. De Villiers brings up South Africa's 100 with a dab cut for four and launches the next one for four more down the ground after advancing to drive against Tredwell.
De Kock st Buttler b Tredwell 29
De Kock walks down the pitch at Tredwell but misses with his attempt to work a straight ball into the leg-side. Similar to what Amla did earlier but this time Buttler makes no mistake with the stumping.
Over 12 - South Africa 97/1 (De Kock 29, De Villiers 3)
Bopara is milked for five singles and a two, easy runs but South Africa should probably be looking for more than seven-an-over given the wickets they've got in hand.
Over 11 - South Africa 90/1 (De Kock 25, De Villiers 0)
De Villiers has replaced Amla, a clear signal of intent from South Africa. Amla didn't get hold of that short ball from Broad, it was well short of clearing the rope.
Amla c Hales b Broad 56
Amla's 37-ball innings comes to an end with a pull towards straight midwicket. Hales steadies himself to take the catch after moving to his left. Amla's set the game up for South Africa and De Villiers has promoted himself to No 3 in an effort to keep up the pressure on England.
Over 10 - South Africa 85/0 (De Kock 23, Amla 53)
Bopara is the seventh bowler tried by England. Amla drives his first delivery uppishly - but safely enough - for a single into the covers. Buttler's having a bit of a nightmare, allowing Bopara's back-of-the-hand slower ball through for four byes. Amla gets a leading edge trying to turn the final delivery into the leg-side but it loops high over the bowler's head and falls between three converging fielders.
Over 9 - South Africa 74/0 (De Kock 21, Amla 50)
Tredwell is picked off for easy ones and twos as Amla completes a 30-ball half-century (6x4, 2x6), his first in T20 internationals, in risk-free fashion.
Over 8 - South Africa 68/0 (De Kock 19, Amla 46)
Amla is straight back into his stride after the latest power delay, cutting the final ball of Broad's over for four to move to 46, within a hit of his maiden T20 international half-century... It was poor delivery from Broad, short and wide.
Again, it's just a short break. We're back up to full power and ready to resume.
The mat is going round the outfield to clear the dew again but is that fair on South Africa? They will have to bowl later when the dew will be heavier and, assuming no further power outages, won't get the same treatment.
Lights out (again)
More floodlight trouble in Chittagong cuts short Broad's opening over after three balls.. It's the same pylon that went out earlier and, on that occasion, took 10 minutes to power up again.
Over 7 - South Africa 60/0 (De Kock 18, Amla 39)
With the fielding restrictions now relaxed, Tredwell is on. England like their main spinner to bowl his four overs in a row from this point. De Kock pounces on a short ball, sending his cut racing away behind square on the off-side for four. England not looking likely to break this stand at the moment.
Over 6 - South Africa 52/0 (De Kock 11, Amla 38)
Jordan into the attack for the first time. Amla finds the boundary again, although this time it's not a classical stroke, more of a bottom-handed shovel. A misfield at backward point allows Amla to come back for two and complete a highly satisfactory powerplay for South Africa.
Over 5 - South Africa 42/0 (De Kock 9, Amla 31)
Amla continues to time it beautifully, hitting down the ground for another four as Bresnan's opening over disappears for seven runs. He nailed a short one straight to the fielder later in the over, either side would have been four more.
Over 4 - South Africa 35/0 (De Kock 7, Amla 26)
De Kock gets his first boundary, cut away after Dernbach dropped short and wide. Spoils an otherwise good over from the bowler.
Over 3 - South Africa 28/0 (De Kock 1, Amla 25)
Ali continues. De Kock opens his account with a single into the off-side and Amla immediately cuts off his stumps for another four. Missed stumping! Amla comes down the track and is beaten on the outside edge by a delivery that skidded through a bit quicker than he was expecting. Wicketkeeper Buttler can't handle it though, it hits him on the chest and the chance is gone. Amla celebrates his good fortune by sending the next ball over long-on. Buttler looking very sheepish.
Over 2 - South Africa 17/0 (De Kock 0, Amla 15)
Dernbach fires in a yorker to resume proceedings after a delay of around 10 minutes. Another dot to finish, Amla patting it back to the bowler off the back foot.
Seeing the light
A big mat is being pulled around the outfield to clear the dew, England won't mind seeing that. The bulbs are coming back one by one... a restart is imminent.
The crowd don't seem to mind as they dance around as the continues to blare out. The Australian umpires Steve Davis and Rod Tucker have decided to take the players off the pitch as we continue to wait for power to return (it's not all of the floodlights that have gone down, just one batch).
Dernbach's second ball is pulled for six by Amla, who finishes with one leg off the ground. What a shot, wasn't all that short but he picked it up in fine style. Amla lifts a straight ball just over square-leg for four later in the over and Dernbach is rattled straightaway, shoving the next one down the leg-side. Play then comes to a halt as one of the floodlights goes out...
Over 1 - South Africa 6/0 (De Kock 0, Amla 5)
England starting with Ali's off-spin. His starts with a dot but the second ball turns down the leg-side for a wide and Amla rocks back to crack the next one through the covers for four. A single to midwicket brings the left handed De Kock onto strike for the first time and he can't beat the infield during the remainder of the over.
Nice rendition from both teams and we're ready to go...
South Africa must do without T20 skipper Du Plessis today because his team failed to bowl their overs quickly enough during the win over the Netherlands. It was his second infringement during the last 12 months, (the other occasion coming against New Zealand earlier in the tournament), resulting in a one-match from the ICC. Broad is under pressure for the same reason today, he received his first warning for England's tardy over-rate against Sri Lanka.
De Kock (wkt), Amla, De Villiers (capt), Duminy, Behardien, Miller, A Morkel, Steyn, Hendricks, Tahir, Parnell
Lumb, Hales, Ali, Morgan, Buttler (wkt), Bopara, Bresnan, Jordan, Broad (capt), Tredwell, Dernbach
England come into this match on the back of their best performance for some time, an Alex Hales-inspired victory over Sri Lanka in Chittagong. Hales became the first Englishman to score a T20 international century, finishing 116 not out to see his side to a target of 190. South Africa haven't found top form yet, they were edged out by Sri Lanka, needed a superb final over from Dale Steyn to beat New Zealand and survived an almighty scare against the Netherlands last time out.
England have named an unchanged team, while South Africa have brought in for Farhaan Behardien for Du Plessis and dropped Lonwabo Tsotsobe for Wayne Parnell.
England have won the toss and chosen to bowl first. Skipper Stuart Broad admits the heavy dew in evening matches at the venue (and the consequence of an extremely wet ball when bowling second) was a big factor in his decision. AB de Villiers, leading South Africa due to Faf du Plessis' suspension, admitted he would have done the same - and for the same reasons - given the chance.
No margin for error
This is an early knockout match, the loser is going home. It is also South Africa's final group game and victory would guarantee them a place in the last four, while England are not definitely through with a victory today - they will also need to win their final group match is against the Netherlands to be certain of advancing,
Welcome to our coverage of the crunch Group One fixture at the World Twenty20 between England and South Africa in Chittagong. Play starts at 1.30pm GMT.
- 29th Mar 2014
- England won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- R J Tucker, S J Davis
- TV Umpire
- B N J Oxenford
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- A S Dar
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|A.D. Hales||c Miller b Parnell||38|
|M.J. Lumb||c Miller b Parnell||18|
|M.M. Ali||c de Kock b Parnell||10|
|E.J.G. Morgan||c de Kock b Tahir||14|
|J.C. Buttler||c Morkel b Tahir||34|
|R.S. Bopara||c Miller b Steyn||31|
|C.J. Jordan||c de Villiers b Hendricks||16|
|T.T. Bresnan||Not out||17|
|S.C.J. Broad||Not out||1|
|Extras||1nb, 9w, 4lb||14|
|Total||20.0 Overs||193 - 7|