WT20 highlights: Root stars as England chase down SA’s mammoth 229/4
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.world t20 Updated: Mar 18, 2016 23:07 IST
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.
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.
First Published: Mar 18, 2016 21:15 IST