South Africa beat England by 7 wickets

Published: Friday, June 12, 2009, 7:39 [IST]
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South Africa rout England by 7 wickets

Trent Bridge: England crumbled to their lowest Twenty20 total of 111 all out on the way to a humiliating seven-wicket defeat against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

South Africa chasing a modest target of 111, veteran Kallis led them to a victory with composed innings innings of 57. Herschelle Gibbs gave good support to kallis by scoring 30 runs.

Electing to bat first, England got off to shaky start, losing Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright in quick succession.


England crashed to 3 for 25 by the sixth over in an inspired display by the South Africans in the field. They failed to recover from their poor start, and wickets kept on falling as they struggled to find the boundary.

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Owais Shah was the only English batsman to withstand the Proteas' onslaught with 38 off 33 balls after four of the top seven batsmen managed only four runs between them. England were bowled out for just 111 in 19.5 overs, with Wayne Parnell the pick of the South African bowlers, taking 3-14.

Eventhough South Africa lost theri Smith for just 11, a 74 run partnership between Herschelle Gibbs (30) and Jacques Kallis (57*) ensured a comfortable win with 10 balls to spare.

Jacques Kallis was declared man of the match.

South Africa will face West Indies at the Oval on Saturday in their next game, while England will play mighty Indians at Lords on Sunday, needing a win to keep them in the competition.


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