Wednesday, June 19, 2013

England beat South Africa by 7 wickets SA in Final

Hosts England whipped chokers South Africa by 7wickets on Wednesday to march into their 2nd Champions Trophy final match.
It was a win set up by the home team's bowling after captain Alastair Cook selected to field, with wicket-keeper Jos Buttler snatching a record-equaling 6 catches.
Seamer James Anderson 2/14 in 8 overs and off-spinner James Treadwell 3/19 in 7 overs decimated a jittery South African line, reducing them to 80/8 in 23 overs.
Although young South African player David Miller (56*) and fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt (43) launched a brave retaliation with a record-breaking 95-run alliance, England were essentially untroubled in their chase of 176, as Jonathan Trott (82*) and Joe Root (48) played the saviours.
England will meet the winner of the 2nd semifinal between India and Sri Lanka, to be played on Thursday. Sunday final.

Score Details

South Africa- 175/10 (38.4)
D Miller -56(51)
R Kleinveldt -43(61)

England-179/3
J Trott -82(84)
J Root -48(71)

Best Bowling

J Tredwell-3(19) (ENG)
S Broad-3(50) (ENG)


Player of the Match-J Tredwell-England

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