England openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler started cautiously in their run-chase of 190 but soon found themselves back in the pavilion. While Roy was stretchered off due to a possible calf or hamstring issue, Buttler was removed by Nortje for 26 runs. Jonny Bairstow also departed soon for one run off three balls while Moeen Ali fell for 37 runs off 27 balls. Batting first, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored brilliant fifties to power their team to 189/2 in 20 overs against England after captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to field against South Africa in their last Super 12 match in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Only Moeen Ali and Rashid Khan got into the wickets while the rest of the bowling line-up struggled. Earlier, England made one change as pacer Mark Wood was brought in replacing fast bowler Tymal Mills, while South Africa went in unchanged from the last game. England, who are more or less assured of a semi-final spot, wouldn’t want to be complacent against an unpredictable South African side which has several match-winners who can take the game away from the opposition. With Tymal Mills out of the tournament, Eoin Morgan-led England will need to come up with a new combination, while on the other hand, South Africa still will be heavily dependent on their pace battery. (Live Scorecard)
Eoin Morgan said during Toss:
“We will bowl first. Looks like a good wicket, dew will play a role here, as he saw against Sri Lanka. It’s a different challenge to play here, we saw an unbelievable innings from Jos Buttler the other day. We’ll have to give our best in every match. One forced change – Mark Wood is in, his first game of the tournament, replaces Tymal Mills.”
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Temba Bavuma said during Toss:
“We were looking to bowl as well, but now we need to start well with the bat and then try and defend it. We need to do well in the batting powerplay, lay a foundation and then plan ahead. We’re playing the same team.”
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
T20 World Cup 2021 England vs South Africa Live Cricket Score Updates From Sharjah Cricket Stadium In Sharjah
Malan is dismissed for 33 runs by Pretorius
ENG 145/3 After 16.2 overs
Three Sixes On The Trot !
Rabada is hit for three sixes on the trot by Livingstone
ENG 143/3 after 15.4 overs
Rabada gets hit for a huge six off Livingstone – 112 m – The longest in the WC so far
ENG 131/3 after 15.1 overs
Malan hits Dwaine Pretorius for a huge six over the mid-off region
ENG 125/3 after 15 overs
Malan hits Nortje for a four
ENG 116/3 after 16.3 overs
Six + Wicket !
Shamsi takes revenge, claims Ali after being hit for a huge six
ENG 110/3 after 12.2 overs
Four + Six !
Ali goes big vs Markram to gather 10 runs in two balls
ENG 99/2 after 11.2 overs
Midway In ENG Innings !
England are looking confident here with Ali and Malan at the crease
ENG 81/2 after 10 overs
Match In Balance !
England are still in the hunt with a good run-rate
SA bowlers needs a couple of more wickets
ENG 70/2 after 9 overs
Jonny Bairstow departs to Shamsi for 1 run off 3 balls
ENG 59/2 after 6.2 overs
Nortje gets revenge, removes Buttler for 26 runs
ENG 58/1 after 5.3 overs
Buttler is in quite sensational form here, hits Nortje for a huge six
ENG 56/0 after 5.1 overs
Roy Injured !
Roy has been stretchered off due to a possible hamstring or calf injury
ENG 47/0 after 5 overs
Twin Fours !
Rabada is welcomed by Buttler with two back-to-back boundaries
ENG 30/0 after 3.2 overs
Buttler ends the over with another four
ENG 12/0 after 2 overs
Roy charges to Nortje and scores a classy four
ENG 7/0 after 1.4 overs
SA Start Well !
Maharaj starts with a superb over, concedes only two runs
ENG 2/0 after 1 over
ENG Run-Chase Begins !
Openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are in the middle
Spinner Keshav Maharaj starts proceedings for South Africa
ENG 0/0 after 0.1 over
SA 189/2 After 20 Overs !
England need 190 runs to win !
Rassie Dussen and Markram scored brilliant half-centuries to guide their team to a formidable score
Only Ali and Rashid took one wicket each as the other English bowlers struggled to get going
SA will have to script a win by a huge margin to have a chance at a semis spot
South Africa end up with a score of 189/2.
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Dussen hits a big six again
SA 188/2 after 19.5 overs
50- Markram !
Markram hits Jordan for a huge six to bring his fifty in 24 balls
SA 181/2 after 19.3 overs
19 overs Up !
One Over left now
SA 173/2 after 19 overs
Markram hits Wood for a huge six
SA 168/2 after 18.3 overs
Dussen ends Jordan’s good over with a superb four
SA 160/2 after 18 overs
SA 150/2 In 17 Overs !
150 is up for South Africa in 17 overs
Dussen and Markram could add a late flourish to propel the team near 200 runs
Big Over – 21 Runs !
Dussen and Markram get three sixes in Woakes’ over
SA 139/2 after 16 overs
Back-To-Back Six !
Woakes gets hit for another six by Dussen
Dussen has reached 73 runs off 47 balls
SA 130/2 after 15.2 overs
Dussen is carrying all of SA’s hopes here as he hits a huge six off Woakes
SA 118/2 after 15.1 overs
Dussen hits Wood on the leg-side for a huge six
SA 103/2 after 13 overs
50 Up For Dussen !
Der Dussen reached a superb fifty in 37 balls
SA 92/2 after 12.1 overs
De Kock is dismissed by Rashid, England have a foot in the game now
SA 86/2 after 11.2 overs
Midway In SA Innings !
SA’s Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen have steadied the ship after opener Reeza Hendricks early wicket
SA 73/1 after 10 overs
Van der Dussen ends Jordan’s over with a superb four
SA 65/1 after 9 overs
SA Need To Survive Middle-Overs !
Rashid bowls a good first over, concedes 7 runs
SA 56/1 after 8 overs
Ali’s Spell Ends !
Moeen Ali has finished his quota here
Brilliant spell of 4 overs, 1 for 27
SA 49/1 after 7 overs
Powerplay Ends !
A good six overs for both teams
One wicket and 40 runs is something both camps will be satisfied with
SA 40/1 after 6 overs
Van Dussen hits a mighty six off Woakes to get going
SA 36/1 after 5.2 overs
England Start Well !
South Africa have gotten off to a stop-n-start beginning
SA 21/1 after 4 overs
Reeza Hendricks is castled by Ali for 2 runs
SA 15/1 after 2.4 overs
ENG Bowling Tightly !
Woakes gives away only three runs in his first over
SA 9/0 after 2 overs
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