England vs South Africa 39th Match at Sharjah, 06 Nov, 2021

Toss: England, who chose to bowl
South Africa 189/2 (20)
England 179/8 (20)
South Africa won by 10 runs
Man of the Match: Rassie van der Dussen

    Over 3.1: Boundary!. Kagiso Rabada to Jos Buttler,

    Over 3.2: Boundary!. Kagiso Rabada to Jos Buttler,

    Over 3.3: Single. Kagiso Rabada to Jos Buttler,

    Over 3.4: Boundary!. Kagiso Rabada to Jason Roy,

    Over 3.5: Single. Kagiso Rabada to Jason Roy,

    Over 3.6: Single. Kagiso Rabada to Jos Buttler,

    Over 9.1 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Dawid Malan,1 run, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

    Over 9.2 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Moeen Ali,1 run, goes on to the back foot and wristed away to deep backward square leg

    Over 9.3 Kagiso Rabada bowls a pitched up delivery to Dawid Malan, Boundary! Gets forward and  looks to drive and the ball trims the outside edge before running away very fine into the third man fence

    Over 9.4 Kagiso Rabada bowls a half volley to Dawid Malan, Boundary! Gets forward, bends his back leg and creams the cover drive.

    Over 9.5 Kagiso Rabada bowls a slower one to Dawid Malan, no run, gets forward and pokes it out to point

    Over 9.6 Kagiso Rabada bowls a back of length delivery to Dawid Malan,1 run, goes back in the crease and tucked to backward square leg

    Over 15.1: Sixer!. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 15.2: Sixer!. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 15.3: Sixer!. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 15.4: No runs. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 15.5: No runs. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 15.6: Single. Kagiso Rabada to Liam Livingstone,

    Over 19.1 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Chris Woakes, out Caught by Nortje!! Woakes didn't slog this as well as he would have liked but still seemed to have gotten a fair piece of it. Nortje near the ropes did well to first judge the catch

    Over 19.2 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Maharaj! Morgan tries to pick it up on the leg-side with his trademark pull stroke but doesn't connect well at all. Holes out to deep mid-wicket. 

    Over 19.3 Kagiso Rabada bowls a slower one to Chris Jordan, out Caught by Miller!! Jordan flat-bats this but no power at all and long-off takes it with a slight tumble. Hat-trick for Rabada

    Over 19.4 Kagiso Rabada bowls it short of length to Adil Rashid,1 run, goes deep inside the crease and pulled away down to long-on

    Over 19.5 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Mark Wood,1 run, gets forward and  heaved away to deep mid-wicket

    Over 19.6 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Adil Rashid,1 run, gets forward and heaved away down to long-on. Just a single

    South Africa won by 10 runs

    Rassie van der Dussen | Player of the Match: It (the award) doesn't mean too much in the context, but we knew we had to get a good score. We were asking too much from the bowlers to defend that score in order to get into the semis. At the end of the day, it was a good performance, beating a good side. It's a type of a wicket, where the new batters needed time to get in, you saw that in their innings when they lost wickets. So Markram and I tried to get in and get a good total. The three venues are so different. The match against Bangladesh, the pitch was different, it was difficult to bat there. Today it kept low, from the batting point of view it has been quite a challenge to adjust to the three venues. The batting units who have adapted the quickest have been the most successful.

    Eoin Morgan (ENG): I think it was a really good wicket. SA came really hard at us, batted well. I thought we were a bit off in the field, held them to a slightly par score. Obviously, Jason Roy going down the way he did does hurt, but we still did well to get that close. I think every game tests us in different ways. The biggest test this tournament has been against Sri Lanka, batting first and Jos Buttler rescued us from a hole. Had to bowl under the dew and we came out with flying colours. Today, there wasn't as much pressure although it was a good test. Probably Jason will be assessed tomorrow. We do have a lot of depth, we've built a good white-ball group over the last few years, so really excited. Yes, really happy, we've topped the group and that's never easy

    Temba Bavuma (SA): The win was important. Bitter-sweet end for us. We achieved what we wanted to - win the game but just couldn't win it big enough. At the start of the tournament, that (net run rate) was never a factor for us, we just wanted to win games. It's always tough to make up for that at the back end, especially against a team like England. The young guys will learn a lot from this. I think this is going to give us a lot of experience and confidence. It'll give us a lot of knowledge on how to go about things forward.