South Africa, England
South Africa vs England. (Photo: Twitter)

South Africa managed to defeat England in the final game of Group 1 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Chasing a steep target of 190, the Englishmen stayed in the chase until the last over. None of the batsmen managed to convert their starts into a big total which turned out to be the reason for the loss eventually.

Tabraiz Shamsi and Dwaine Pretorius were the best of the bowlers. It was a mixed day for Kagiso Rabada. He gave away 45 runs in his first three overs before coming back to bowl the final over where he took a hattrick for his troubles.

Aiden Markram and Russie Van der Dussen, South Africa
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Earlier, it was a brilliant 103-run partnership between Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram that helped South Africa to put up a massive total. The duo looked in brilliant touch, targeting specific bowlers and the short boundary.

Rassie fell just six runs short of his century in the end but had done more than enough to get his side into a good position. Chris Woakes and Mark Wood had a horrible time, both being taken to the cleaners by Markram and Rassie.

Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes. Image-Twitter

The semifinalists from Group 1 have now been decided, with England finishing on top of the group while Australia go through in second place. They now await the team that qualifies from Group 2 alongside Pakistan.

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