England fall short in T20 World Cup run chase as South Africa hold their nerve

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In a nail-biting match that threw up contenders for catch of the tournament it was Aiden Markram who topped the lot. Holding a superb running effort from over his shoulder off the first ball of the final over, South Africa’s captain had not only snuffed out Harry Brook’s defiant half-century but effectively sealed the win in that moment.

Brook had gone into the final instalment with 14 runs still needed to chase down a target of 164, his 37-ball 53 having hauled England to within touching distance on a surface much changed from the two previous night games. Instead, South Africa took control of this Super Eight group, with their sixth successive victory underlining their ability to prevail in tight matches and surely placing them among the title contenders.

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Written by Ali Martin at the Daren Sammy National Stadium, St Lucia
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jun/21/england-south-africa-cricket-t20-world-cup-report under the title “England fall short in T20 World Cup run chase as South Africa hold their nerve”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.