Johannesburg, Mar 30: South Africa has advanced to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament by producing another clinical performance to beat England by three runs in Chittagong on Saturday.
South Africa is the second team to qualify for the semis after 2007 champions India cruised to the last four from Group Two and the defeat sent 2010 champions England out of the semi-final race.
According to Sport24, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries to anchor South Africa’s highest total of the tournament of 196-5 before Wayne Parnell took 3-31 to keep England down to 193-7 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
England, who chased down a 190-run target against Sri Lanka on Thursday, failed to match that performance with Alex Hales (38), Jos Buttler (34) and Ravi Bopara (31) unable to benefit from good starts, the report added. (ANI)