WT20 highlights: Root stars as England chase down SA’s mammoth 229/4

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 23:07 IST
England's Joe Root left, and Alex Hales take a run against West Indies during their ICC World Twenty20 match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on March 16. (AP)


And Ali finally hits the winning run as England pull off an incredible win -- the second-highest T20 run-chase in history.

Over 19: 10 off the over and Root’s wicket. 229/6

18.2 Rabada to Root, OUT

Full toss and dispatched for ... a great catch! A lovely, running catch by Miller on the deep midwicket boundary. They’re checking it for a no-ball: that’s fine. Now checking for height and that too is fine, so Root’s fabulous knock is over

Over 18: 17 off that over. 219/5

Over 17: 14 off the over. 202/5

Over 16: 5 off the over and Buttler’s wicket 188/5

15.4 Imran Tahir to Buttler, OUT

Gone! No? Drama here. Buttler’s down the pitch but is beaten in flight, and de Kock whips off the bails - or does he? It looks like he’s dropped the ball. Buttler runs back into his crease, and no one seems sure, but replays confirm de Kock’s stumping was fine

Over 15: 13 off the over. 183/4

Over 14: 10 off the over. 170/4

Over 13: 12 off the over. 160/4

Over 12: A four and six off the over as well. 148/4

Over 11: A four and six in that Morris over. 133/4

Over 10: 9 off the over and Morgan’s wicket. 118/3

9.4 Duminy to Morgan, OUT

He’s bowled him! Terrific quicker ball, the arm-ball, fired in from around the wicket as Morgan chops on, destroying his leg-stump

Over 9: Just six off the over. 109/3

Over 8: 7 off the over. 103/3

Over 7: 7 runs off Tahir’s first over. 96/3

Over 6: The wicket of Ben Stokes and 10 off Rabada. 89/3

5.4 Rabada to Stokes, OUT

Four - no, out! A full toss smashed straight to Morris on the deep square-leg boundary. He’s gutted, down on his haunches

Over 5: 14 off the over and Roy’s wicket. 79/2

4.3 Abbott to Roy, OUT

Oh dear. Another ramp and Roy looks desolate, trying to scoop it over the keeper once more but skies it

Over 4: 9 off the over. 65/1

Over 3: 12 runs and the wicket of Abbott. 56/1

2.3 Abbott to Hales, OUT

That is dead. Middle-and-leg, goodnight - and very well bowled, at last pitching it up. Fast and straight

Over 2: A massive 23 off Steyn’s first over. 44/0

Over 1: Four boundaries off Rabada’s first over. England 21/0

Powered by half-centuries from Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy, South Africa posted a massive 229/4 in their World T20 match against England at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

(England vs South Africa World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

The total was the Proteas’ highest in the World T20 and the second-highest in the World Cup, after Sri Lanka’s 260/6 against Kenya in 2007.

De Kock hit a blistering 24-ball 52, Amla hit 58 off 31 and Duminy smashed 54 off 28 to take the Proteas past the 200 mark and end up with a total that still felt low, given the start South Africa had.

Star bastman AB de Villiers hit two sixes in a short cameo of 16 runs off 8 balls.

Moeen Ali was the best England bowler, returning figures of two wickets for 34 runs.

Read | England vs SA World T20 highlights: Three 50s take Proteas to massive 229/4

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