Match Details

ENG vs SA Super 8 -45th, T20 WC 2024

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South Africa won by 7 runs 🏆
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S Curran Logo
S Curran Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
J Archer Logo
J Archer Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
A Nortje Logo
A Nortje Jersy



A Nortje

Econ: 8.75
18th Over:
= 4
Last Over:
= 7
This Over:
= 6
ENGENG - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5441
10 Over 7460
15 Over 103105
SASA - 1st Innings
6 Over 5163
10 Over 9687
15 Over 132115
20 Over 164163


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it from our coverage of the important clash in the Super 8 stage between England and South Africa. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide and scorer/analyst Paras Yadav. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Aiden Markram (South Africa Captain): "Today's game, in the last 3 overs the odds were against us but the bowlers got the execution right. The skill helped us a lot back there.

The powerplay was decent with the bat. Quinny and Reeza took the powerplay decently for us. The pitch got a bit slower, would have liked 20 more runs if I am being greedy at the back of that good start. We had to try and squeeze as many runs in the middle. As a whole we are getting closer to the really complete game of cricket and not quite just yet but definitely on the right tracks.

It was always going to be a challenge. You just need 1 or 2 to have a really good day. We just have trust on each guy. On their day to put in a good performance on their day. Not looking too deeply but trusting the guys and their abilities.

Always a tricky one, you need to allow the bowlers to pick their skills. Whether to bowl the yorker or slower. The execution might have let us down but its okay. Credit to Liam and Brookie but ultimately good to see the bowlers respond in the last couple of overs.

Happy to hold on the catch, looks like it made a big interest."
Jos Buttler (England Captain): "I would say in the powerplay. Quinton de Kock came in with a lot of intent and we couldn't match-up while we were batting. We were 20 runs behind. They bowled well but de Kock's innings was the difference.

It still is a good wicket. We did well with the ball and came in brilliantly. Liam and Harry put up a good partnership and almost took us home but credit to South Africa for closing it out.

Powerplay was the best time to bat and Quinny had recognized that. He took on our bowlers and that made the difference.

Liam is very understanding about how T20 cricket is while batting at that position. I guess he has made peace with it. But he is hitting the ball well in the nets and good to see him score those runs.

Still very much in the competition. We have played really well but just couldn't get across the line but we still believe."
Most consecutive innings in T20 World Cups with at least one wicket:

16 - Anrich Nortje (2021-24*)

15 - Graeme Swann (2009-12)

15 - Adam Zampa (2021-24*)

11 - Ish Sodhi (2016-21)
Most successive wins for South Africa in T20 World Cups:

6 – 2024 edition

5 – 2009 edition 
Quinton de Kock (Player of the Match): "I think we have seen a couple of night games here. We have played in the Caribbean league here. The surfaces don't play the same way as it does in the night games. It plays differently in day and night games.

My plan was to score as many runs as I can. The wicket was pretty good. There was good bounce as well.

I carried the confidence. Nothing different. I took it as every other game and took on.

I thought we bowled pretty well, especially in the powerplay when it's easier to score against the new ball. We controlled it really nicely. Otherwise, we were pretty solid to defend 160 on a pretty decent wicket is a very good effort."
Player of the Match: Quinton de Kock
Akshay: This is the best example of the phrase - 'catches win you matches'. Crucial catches from Hendricks, Nortje, Stubbs and Markram and they are home.
11:29 PM IST, 1:59 PM Local Time: South Africa continue their winning streak in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 with a thrilling 7 run win over defending champions England in the Super 8s encounter at St. Lucia.

England wont the toss, elected to bowl first. Quinton de Kock fired 65 in 38 balls with David Miller scoring 43 in 28 balls helping South Africa to 163/6 at the end of 20 overs. Jofra Archer the pick of the bowling lot with 3/40.

Kagiso Rabada removed Phil Salt early in the chase with Keshav Maharaj removing Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler in his spell in the middle overs. Ottniel Baartman returning to the lineup had Moeen Ali caught in the deep as England struggled at 61/4 in the 11th over.

Harry Brook (53 off 37) and Liam Livingstone (33 off 17) added 78 runs for the 5th wicket smashing Baartman all over the park taking 21 runs in the 17th over after Rabada was hit for 18 in the 15th over.

It was Rabada who got the Proteas back in the game with a 4-run 18th over, Jansen held his nerve giving away just 7 in the 19th keeping 14 runs for Nortje to defend. Harry Brook was dismissed first ball in the final over with Sam Curran and Jofra Archer falling short by 7 runs in the end.

Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers with 2/25, Rabada despite a big 18-run over finished with 2/32. The other pacers chipped in as well in a combined effort to help South Africa reach the top of the summit in Group 2 of the Super 8s.
Jofra Archer
Sam Curran
Anrich Nortje
19.6 A Nortje to J Archer
0 142.5 kph. Length delivery on the middle stump. Big swing and a miss, ball passes through the leg stump. Nortje nails another dot ball, winning the game for the Proteas.
Just a single. Brilliant from Nortje. 8 required from the last ball now. A legal delivery and South Africa are home.
19.5 A Nortje to S Curran
1 Full and outside the off stump. Whacks it down to Markram at mid off, just a single taken. Just 1 legal delivery and Nortje would have done the job for his team again.
Curran denies the single here. He wants to target the short boundary with the wind. He sends back Archer. 9 required from 2 now.
19.4 A Nortje to S Curran
0 Full toss at knee height, swivels across to deep midwicket. There's a chance for a single but Curran doesn't take it!