T20 World Cup: South Africa secure seven-run win over England in crucial Super 8 game |

T20 World Cup: South Africa secure seven-run win over England in crucial Super 8 game |



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New Delhi: quinton de kockA brilliant half-century by Virat Kohli and the splendid efforts by the bowlers helped the team to victory. South Africa Won narrowly by seven runs England in their Group 2 Super Eight match T20 World Cup in St. Lucia on Friday.
Despite England's best efforts to restrict South Africa to 163/6, the Proteas managed to defend the total thanks to a spirited comeback from Harry Brook (53) and Kevin Pietersen (51). Liam Livingstone (33).

According to PTI report, South Africa's strategy of reducing the speed of the ball proved effective as England struggled to hit boundaries between the fifth and 12th over.
A 78-run partnership off 42 balls between Brook and Livingstone brought England back into the game but South Africa held their nerve and continued their unbeaten streak in the tournament.
England needed 46 from the last four overs and Ottniel BartmanA full-toss in the 17th over gave them hope.
However, tight bowling from Kagiso Rabada (2/32) and Marco Jansen in the final overs ensured South Africa's win, with Anrich Nortje (1/35) dismissing Brooks in the final over.

Earlier, Reeza Hendricks took a brilliant catch at extra cover. Phil Salt (11) were beaten early, and England paid a heavy price for their cautious approach.
Jonny Bairstow (17) and Jos Buttler Keshav became a victim of Maharaj's deceit, while moeen ali (9) was bounced out by Bartman, leaving England at 61 for four.
In the first innings, South Africa's blazing start, led by Quinton de Kock (65), went in vain as England hit back with regular wickets and excellent fielding.
David Miller's late knock (43 off 28 balls) helped the Proteas post a competitive total, although by the 15th over, the team's score had gone from 86 for no loss to 113 for four.




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