MUMBAI (Web Desk) – England beat South Africa by two wickets in the sixth Super-10 round (Group-1) match of ICC WT20 2016 at Wankhede Cricket Stadium of Mumbai.
Chasing a massive target of 230, Joe Root hit 83 as England reached their target with two balls to spare to register their first win in two matches in the Group One.
This is 3rd time that South Africa has lost a match after scoring 200 or more runs, jointly most with England.
Besides Root, opener Jason Roy made 43 off 21 balls and Jos Buttler 21 to help their side achieve the once-looked-impossible target. England were also helped by wayward bowling by the Proteas, who gave away a whooping 26 vital runs in extras.
All South African bowlers went for plenty of runs. Kyle Abbott ended up with best figures of 3 for 41 while Rabada grabbed 2 for 50 and Imran Tahir and JP Duminy shared a wicket each.
Daily Pakistan Global Live Scorecard:
England Squad (expected)
EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, LA Dawson, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root,JJ Roy, BA Stokes, RJW Topley, JM Vince, DJ Willey
South Africa Squad (expected)
F du Plessis*, KJ Abbott, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, AB de Villiers†, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, DA Miller, CH Morris, AM Phangiso, K Rabada, RR Rossouw, DW Steyn, D Wiese