South Africa tees off in search of the semi-finals, England 190s

England will chase 190 against South Africa in the final Group 1 game of the Super 12 phase of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. South Africa needs a huge head start to advance to the semi-finals.

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South Africa struck England in Sharjah with an impressive sword blow to reach 189/2 in the final Group 1 game of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup for men.

Rassie van der Dussen starred in the show for the Proteas, hitting an unbeaten 94 with just 60 balls.

And Aiden Markram’s quick 52 * out of 25 allowed South Africa to reach its highest score of the tournament and give itself the chance to get a place in the semifinals.

Australia’s win over the West Indies earlier in the day puts them tied with Eoin Morgan’s side and South Africa will have a chance to join them if they win this game. The first two are determined using the net run rate.

South Africa can finish in the top two and qualify for the semi-finals if they keep England within 131. England qualify if they score at least 87.

Match-up difficult power play

England’s Moeen Ali has a great career record against South African Quinton de Kock, so it was no surprise the all-rounder took the new ball.

But what was a little more surprising was Ali bowling his full four overs right out of the gate.

It is only the second time Ali has done this in T20 cricket, the first time before in that tournament against the West Indies.

The spinner finished with a clean number of 1/27 as his steady tournament with the ball continued.

And it was opener Reeza Hendricks who was the wicket to fall.

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De Kock and van der Dussen rallied for South Africa and formed an impressive base for the team, with the pair still in the middle after 10 overs.

The Van der Dussen show

The 32-year-old van der Dussen took over after de Kock was caught in the 12th run by Jason Roy in front of Adil Rashid for 34 of 27.

He was supported in the middle by Markram, who in his outstanding half century scored with a hit rate of over 200 – the second fastest of the tournament after KL Rahul.

The pair went particularly hard on England’s Sailors in the middle overs, targeting returning Mark Wood, who made his first appearance in the tournament after replacing the injured Tymal Mills.

Wood finished his four overs 0/47, Chris Woakes did a little better 0/43 when England’s sailors struggled in Sharjah.

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