AB de Villiers powers South Africa to the Semi Finals
ICC World T20 | Group 1 | Match 26 | England Vs South Africa
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Toss: England and elected to field first
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Jean Paul Duminy, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell
England: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach
Mini Score Card:
South Africa 196/5 (20) – AB de Villiers 69* (28) | Stuart Broad 1/33 (4)
England 193/7 (20) – Alex Hales 38 (22) | Wayne Parnell 3/31 (4)
Result: South Africa won by 3 runs
Points: South Africa 2 (6), England 0 (2)
Man of the match: AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires: Steve Davis, Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford (3rd) (All Australia) | Aleem Dar (Reserve – Pakistan)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)
How they played the game
Powerplay: South Africa 52 runs, 0 wickets | England 62 runs, 1 wicket
First 50 runs: South Africa 35 balls | England 35 balls
50-100 runs: South Africa 41 balls | England 33 balls
100-150: South Africa 28 balls | England 34 balls
South Africa 1st Wicket – 90 runs off 65 balls | Contributors: Hashim Amla 56 (37) and Quinton de Kock 25 (28)
England 1st Wicket – 46 runs off 29 balls | Contributors: Alex Hales 23 (15) and Michael Lumb 18 (14)
South Africa 19 (AB de Villiers – 9, Hashim Amla – 6, Quinton de Kock and David Miller – 2)
England 17 (Alex Hales – 6, Ravi Bopara – 3, Jos Buttler and Chris Jordan – 2, Michael Lumb, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan and Tim Bresnan – 1)
South Africa 6 (AB de Villiers – 3 , Hashim Amla – 2, David Miller – 1)
England 7 (Michael Lumb and Tim Bresnan – 2, Alex Hales, Jos Butler, Ravi Bopara – 1)
Important facts of the match
- Hashim Amla scored his T20I fifty after 25 innings.
- South Africa’s total 196/5 is the highest total in this year’s World T20I.
- AB de Villiers became the fastest South African to score half century in T20I. He scored his 50 in 23 balls, previous record was by Morne van Vyke against India in 24 balls.
- England is out of the ICC World T20 of this year.
- Two failures of floodlights during South African Innings, first at 1.4 overs and second at 7.3 overs.
- No team has chased more than 169 runs against South Africa till date.
In the pic: AB de Villiers becomes the fastest South African to score a T20I fifty
Picture courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo