World Twenty20 2014: England v South Africa as it happened

England are knocked out of the World Twenty20 with a three-run defeat by South Africa in Chittagong.

29 March 2014 Last updated at 08:54 GMT

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As it happened

  1. 18:01: 

    That's about it from us - if you're in the UK, you need to remember to put your clocks forward an hour tonight as we're into BST tomorrow.

    It's back to Mirpur for two Group 2 games in the men's tournament - it's Pakistan v Bangladesh at 10:30 BST, then India v Australia at 14:30 which could be a cracker. India have already qualified for the semis, and Australia will be eliminated if they lose.

    We'll also keep you posted on the women's tournament where, after winless India and Bangladesh meet at 10:30, England play their final group match against Sri Lanka at 14:30. Charlotte Edwards's side know that a win would send them (and West Indies) into the semis.

    Until then - set your alarms and we'll see you at 10:00 tomorrow. TTFN.

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    Simon F: Why doesn't Broad take some responsibility as captain and bowl the PP overs rather than Dernbach?

    Jay: Don't blame the selectors for picking Dernbach. His tattoos have them mesmerized. They can't help but pick him.

    Arvind Kamath: Have the chokers become the chokees?

  3. 17:51: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Here's the women's Group A table

    Australia - P4, W3, L1, Pts 6, NRR +2.205

    New Zealand - P3, W3, Pts 6, NRR +1.800

    South Africa - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +2.031

    Pakistan - P3, L3, Pts 0, NRR -3.283

    Ireland - P3, L3, Pts 0, NRR -3.433

    So, Australia have completed their group fixtures and are probably through to the semis. On Monday, New Zealand know a win over South Africa will send them (and the Aussies) through, while a SA win would leave all three teams on six points and the highest two on net run rate progressing.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan and Ireland (who have both been eliminated) will play for the wooden spoon.

  4. 17:48: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Over in Sylhet, Australia have completed an overwhelming 94-run victory against Pakistan. Elyse Villani's unbeaten 90 from 54 balls helped the Southern Stars post 185-2 from their 20 overs, and Pakistan could only muster 91-9 in reply.

  5. 17:46: 
    Group table

    Group 1 now reads like this:

    South Africa - P4, W3, L1, Pts 6, NRR +0.075

    Sri Lanka - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +2.199

    New Zealand - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +0.362

    England - P3, W1, L2, Pts 2, NRR -0.102

    Netherlands - P3, L3, Pts 0, NRR -2.176

    South Africa have qualified for the semi-finals, while Monday's Sri Lanka v New Zealand game becomes a de facto quarter-final, and England v Netherlands on the same day becomes an orange-clad dead rubber.

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    Rt. Rev. Liam Reilly: Enough excuses about Jade Dernbach. The facts don't lie. He's nowhere near international standard.

    Sudip Bhaduri: Let's face the facts! Alex Hales got England into a hopeful position ,Morgan a bit part! Let's condemn our bowlers that cost us.

    Josh Payne: I'm in awe of how selectors can continue to pick the "specialist death bowler" who consistently goes for 20 an over at the death.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa have bucked the trend by becoming the first team to win here, in this group, fielding last."

    Captain's view

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "It was a great game. All credit to my team, and to England, who played a good game. Fortunately it was our day today.

    "It was very tough, but I knew at the start it would be close at the end. It was important to mix things up, not be predictable, especially with the short boundary.

    "I've lost a few as captain in the T20 format, so it was important for me to give something back to Faf [du Plessis]."

  9. 17:41: 

    AB de Villiers is confirmed as man of the match.

    Captain's view

    England captain Stuart Broad: "We've lost by three runs, but it was a fantastic game of cricket with nearly 400 runs scored in 40 overs, so you've got to give credit to the players. AB took the game away from us, he targeted that short boundary smartly. Apart from those three overs, I thought it was a pretty good game for us.

    "But we didn't have that one stand-out innings you probably need chasing that high a total. We've got to be fully on it against the Netherlands, that's our focus now."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It looks like a thriller, but it wasn't quite that. This wasn't as close as the scorecard suggests. Steyn didn't mind being hit for six, he just wanted to bowl a legal ball. It's simplistic, but the 55 runs in the last three overs were killer for England."

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  12. 17:36: 
    Imran Tahir

    For those of you waiting for South Africa's bowling figures:

    Duminy 2-0-18-0, A Morkel 2-0-19-0, Hendricks 4-0-50-1, Steyn 4-0-44-1, Parnell 4-0-31-3, Tahir 4-0-27-2.

  13. 17:35: 
    AB de Villiers

    I'm sure Twitter will be ablaze to condemn the England bowlers (and one bowler in particular) because of the narrowness of the defeat - but let's take a minute to salute AB de Villiers (a nailed-on man of the match if ever there were one) - that innings of 69 not out from 28 balls was good enough to win any T20 game.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "England will rue the match against New Zealand, but I thought that was a spirited performance. Three wayward overs at the end, along with the brilliance of De Villiers, left a target that was always going to be a struggle."

  15. 17:33: 



    Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad walk off
  16. 20 overs: 
    Eng 193-7 (target 197)

    Last ball. South Africa give it a good dry before handing it back to Steyn, Bresnan hits it for six down the ground so it's only a narrow defeat - but England are out.

  17. 19.5 overs: 
    Eng 187-7 (target 197)

    Bresnan gets an inside edge for four past the stumps... but it's still 10 needed from the last ball to stay in the tournament.

  18. 19.4 overs: 
    Eng 183-7 (target 197)

    Bresnan swings Steyn for six over mid-wicket! 14 from two needed, but England still need no-balls or wides...

  19. 19.3 overs: 
    Eng 177-7 (target 197)

    Cap'n Broad to face. He has 30 international sixes in his combined, Test, ODI and T20 career - he'll need two or three now at least. But he can only manage a single to long-off - 20 needed from three.

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    Josh: If we had been half as good as SA in the field, then we would have comfortably won. Catches win matches.

  21. 19.2 overs: 
    Eng 176-7 (target 197)

    Stuart Broad walks to the crease with his England side on the verge of elimination as a large lady is warming up with some vocal exercises - it's Bresnan to face his first ball as they crossed on the catch. Big Tim edges a single to third man - 21 from four balls needed.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "All Bopara could do was go for glory and he holed out to long-on."

  23. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Bopara c Miller b Steyn 31 (Eng 175-7)

    22 to win, Steyn bowls Bopara hits it high into the night sky, and is caught at long-on. 22 needed from five.

  24. 19 overs: 
    Eng 175-6 (target 197)

    They crossed on the catch so it's Bopara facing rather than new man Tim Bresnan, and Hendricks is lucky he's not penalised with a wide outisde off stump. Bopara smacks the next ball for six over long-off to reduce the target to 24 from seven balls. Another wide makes it 23 from seven, and Hendricks is charging back to his mark as if they know SA are close to an over-rate penalty. A single means Bopara will face the last over - 22 to win, 21 for a Super Over, Steyn to bowl.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's De Villiers, who has been everywhere in this game. Jordan never got hold of that and trots off looking dejected. It's just been too big a job for England."

  26. 18.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Jordan c De Villiers b Hendricks 16 (Eng 167-6)

    Hendricks begins with a yorker which Jordan can only dig out for a dot ball. The Sussex man threads a four wide of extra cover - 30 needed from 10 balls. Then he lofts one over mid-off... and is caught. By ABDV, who has had this game by the scruff of its neck since he came out to bat. 30 needed from nine balls.

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    Thomas Lawlor: Now would be a good time for Dernbach to bowl.

  28. 18 overs: 
    Eng 163-5 (target 197)

    Jordan heaves a full toss through mid-wicket for one, Bopara launches a tracer bullet over the bowler's head for four past De Villiers' run and dive from long-off. Parnell's last ball is blasted to the extra cover boundary by the Essex man, leaving England a target of 34 from 12 balls.

    Unlikely, you'd think, unless England have signed Darren Sammy on a short-term emergency loan.

  29. 17.3 overs: 
    Eng 154-5 (target 197)

    Parnell to bowl his fourth over, but with the required rate up to 15, South Africa won't mind England plodding along with singles as this game drifts towards its inevitable conclusion. Unless something REALLY astonishing happens now... Two singles, then Jordan plays and misses at the left-arm seamer. 43 needed from 15 balls.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "The crowd has well and truly thinned out, half the size it was. It's been a ponderous game of Twenty20, it should have finished more than 40 minutes ago."

  31. 17 overs: 
    Eng 152-5 (target 197)

    Dale Steyn - who has the fierce appearance of an army drill sergeant (albeit an army drill sergeant with a number one at the sides and a bit of a mohican on top) - back on for his third over. Jordan and Bopara can only manage three singles off the first half of the over but Jordan guides a four through point. Two singles and a wide mean England need 45 from 18 balls.

    If you weren't with us earlier, at this stage in the first innings. South Africa were 141-3. When England brought Dernbach back.


    James: Regardless of whether England win... when, oh, when, oh when will batsmen learn; the reverse sweep gets batsmen out - through their own fault!

  33. 16 overs: 
    Eng 142-5 (target 197)
    Chris Jordan

    Jordan hooks Parnell for a first-bounce four through square leg, despite slightly pulling out of the shot - had he gone through with it, it might have gone for six.. The last ball of the over is chopped to third man for a single - England need 55 from 24 balls to win. Or 54 to take it to a Super Over. (The sun may have risen by the time that finishes).

  34. 15.4 overs: 
    Eng 137-5 (target 197)

    With the required rate a shade under 13, Parnell returns in place of Hendricks, but England can only progress in singles (plus a wide). And after four balls of the over... we get another ball change, with 60 still needed from 26 deliveries.

    What's not a good sign for England is that all their remaining batsmen are padded up, including number 11 Jade Dernbach.

  35. 15 overs: 
    Eng 133-5 (target 197)

    Chris Jordan is in at seven - can he repeat his six-hitting heroics from that game in his native Barbados? He's up and running with a single, Bopara nicks the strike with another. Tahir finishes his spell with 2-27 and England need 64 from 30 balls - 12 of which will be bowled by Dale Steyn.

    Meanwhile, Aaron Phangiso is on as a substitute fielder - probably for Morkel, who looked as though he hurt his finger taking that catch.

  36. 14.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c A Morkel b Tahir 34 (Eng 131-5)
    Imran Tahir

    Tahir will complete his spell here - and it's a bonus for England as one flies under the keeper and they run three byes. Buttler then attempts a reverse sweep and is caught at backward point. With respect to England's bottom six... game over?

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Buttler has got the rate down slightly. Nevermind that the long-on was there, he hit it over him anyway. England have been cagey, but they can't be for much longer."

  38. 14 overs: 
    Eng 128-4 (target 197)

    Hendricks returns - are England going to target him? The boundary drought ends as Buttler smacks a four just past De Villiers who gets a fingernail to it at mid-off, then whacks another over the leaping Parnell at mid-on. He squeezes a leg bye to the short fine leg area, Hendricks sends down a wide, Bopara dabs a single to mid-wicket, and Buttler lofts the last ball for six over long-on. A much better over from England - 17 from it, they need 59 from 36 balls.

  39. 13 overs: 
    Eng 111-4 (target 197)

    Ravi Bopara is the new batsman, turning a single off his legs, and Tahir gets a formal warning for running on the pitch - with 10 balls of his spell left. In fact, he's the first South African bowler to be given a two-over spell tonight... and it looks like Tahir's had a second warning, so he's going round the wicket. The England pair plunder some more singles, but really, boundaries are needed - the target is 86 from 42 balls. Where can England find a "Dernbach over"?

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tahir is coping with the wet ball. That skidded on quickly, Morgan tried to play through the off side and Morgan got a little edge through to De Kock, who took a good catch."

  41. 12.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c De Kock b Tahir 14 (Eng 105-4)
    Eoin Morgan is out

    Morgan tries to whip Tahir through the off side and feathers a catch to the keeper. As Morgan leaves, some fans will fear that England's chances of winning - and staying in the tournament - are heading out of the exit door too...

  42. 12 overs: 
    Eng 105-3 (target 197)

    The Bangladesh Bucket Brigade are summoned to smear some more dried mud onto the popping crease. Morgan guides a two and a single, but England have not found the boundary since the ninth over and they need 92 from 48 balls.

    And after 12 overs, ABDV's marshalling of his bowlers is such that all six have bowled two overs each.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa have thought about this and are saying they are not going to bowl unless they feel they can land safely. It goes back to the planning of the tournament. Do they take local conditions into account, including things like electricity supply and the dew?"

  44. 11.4 overs: 
    Eng 102-3 (target 197)

    Just when England think they're getting along nicely, back comes Dale Steyn and Morgan nearly chops the ball onto his stumps... The Dubliner also misses with a flashing-blade cut shot. We've had three singles from four balls, but once again there's a hold-up because Steyn isn't happy with where his front foot is landing.

  45. 11 overs: 
    Eng 99-3 (target 197)

    Imran Tahir, whose run-up is pretty quick for a spinner, bounces in for his second over, and Buttler moves into double figures with a couple of twos, the second less hesitant than the first. The Lancashire new recruit risks a quick single to De Villiers at mid-off, the umpire's concerned about Tahir running on the pitch, but Morgan taps one to cover. Buttler nicks the strike - he has 14 from 12, Morgan has 10 from nine, and England need 98 from 54 balls. It's a Spinal Tap required run rate, as it's slowly being cranked up to 11.

  46. 16:37: 

    And then, despite the fact we're well over time, we seem to have an impromptu drinks break, giving the groundsmen a chance to whistle round with the hessian mats. Simon Mann on TMS wonder if this might have come from South Africa - as there were two (floodlight failure-induced) stoppages during their innings, during which the outfield got a polish.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not out of the question for England, but you feel that this pair, plus Bopara, are the men that have to do it. Morgan and Buttler have good cricket brains, so they know it's not yet the time to go hell for leather."

  48. 10 overs: 
    Eng 92-3 (target 197)

    South Africa's bowlers are still operating in one-over spells, and with England still scratching around somewhat, they're going to get through another over of Albie Morkel. Five singles, a two and a wide mean England need 105 from 60 balls.

  49. 9 overs: 
    Eng 84-3

    Buttler knocks the last ball for a single. England need 113 from 66 balls - or they're eliminated.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "This game should have ended by now. We've had floodlights blow and ball changes, and we're not even halfway through this innings. Lonwabo Tsotsobe has come on carrying a bucket, in his green training kit he looks like the Jolly Green Giant."

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  51. 8.5 overs: 
    Eng 83-3 (target 197)

    Interesting move from South Africa - Tahir's off and they're going to smuggle through an over of Duminy's off-spin against the two new batsmen while England regroup. He starts with a wide, and Morgan lifts a four over the ring of off-side fielders. Three more singles mean it's 114 needed from 67, and that required rate is up to more than 10.... when we get another ball change. This game may well start in GMT and finish in BST.

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    Jarleth Eaton: A brilliant batting performance from ABDV + excellent bowling from Wayne Parnell= England out of the WT20.

  53. 8 overs: 
    Eng 75-3 (target 197)

    Morgan rounds off the over with a single. Two new batsmen in, and England need 122 from 72 balls.

    We won't need Duckworth and Lewis today (we hope) but the par score with three wickets down, at the end of this over, is 85. It's normally a good indicator as to where the chasing side is.

  54. 7.4 overs: 
    Eng 74-3

    Jos Buttler to face the hat-trick ball... which he edges to third man for a single.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a poor shot from Moeen, trying to hit it it through the leg side, and De Kock took a good tumbling catch. The South Africans are slapping each other on the back."

  56. 7.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Moeen c De Kock b Parnell 38 (Eng 73-3)
    Wayne Parnell

    As new batsman Eoin Morgan looks on, Moeen tries to carve Parnell through the leg side and is caught behind. The fired-up Parnell, who has 3-9 from nine balls, is on a hat-trick.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was up there, but he sliced it fractionally. That's a big, big wicket. Hales was astonishing the other night, but you can't expect him to do that twice over. A lot will hinge on Eoin Morgan."

  58. 7.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales c Miller b Parnell 38 (Eng 73-2)
    Alex Hales is out

    Parnell returns to the attack. Moeen adds a single, Parnell sends down a wide but removes the danger man Hales as he skies a full delivery and is pouched at deep extra cover. Big blow for England as the Miller-Parnell combo come up trumps again.

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    Tim Fawcett: Hales in class form, hope Ali doesn't slow us down. Keep wickets in hand and it'll be tight, with Morgan and Buttler to come!

  60. 7 overs: 
    Eng 71-1 (target 197)

    Spinner Imran Tahir into the attack - having bowled more googlies than leg breaks in their last game - while Moeen and Hales might have experience of facing Tahir in county cricket after his spells with Hampshire and Warwickshire. The England pair cautiously begin with a couple of singles, Moeen reverse-sweeps at a googly and misses, but then edges a two over point. Tahir drops too short and Moeen slashes him for four through third man. A single takes the Worcestershire man to 10 from eight balls. Hales has 38 from 21. England need 126 from 78, they're still up with the rate.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Hales is ticking. He's had a bit of luck with that catch, but he's hitting the ball beautifully. My word, we've got a game here."

  62. 6 overs: 
    Eng 62-1 (target 197)

    Hendricks has changed ends and will bowl the last over of the powerplay - after a single from Moeen, Hendricks gets away with a wide one. Hales plays and misses when Hendricks switches to bowling round the wicket, but recovers to hoick a first-bounce four over square leg to bring up the fifty for England, and drill another boundary through point to take his score to 31 from 19 balls. Last ball of the powerplay is lifted for six over mid-wicket, nearly into the second tier. England need 135 from 84 balls. Game on!

  63. 5 overs: 
    Eng 47-1 (target 197)

    Left-hander Moeen Ali is the new batsman, he guides the last ball for a single. At this stage, South Africa were 42-0, and we'd already had the first of two floodlight failures.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He hit it well out of the meat of the bat and it skimmed to Miller, who had to do some work to take an excellent catch inches off the ground."

  65. 4.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Lumb c Miller b Parnell 18 (Eng 46-1)
    Michael Lumb is out

    Five overs, five different bowlers as Wayne Parnell replaces fellow left-arm seamer Hendricks. Hales moves to 23 with a single and Lumb clubs a four over the bowler's head. But the Proteas make the breakthrough as Lumb is caught low at extra cover, a good dive by David Miller.

  66. 4 overs: 
    Eng 40-0 (target 197)
    Alex Hales

    Apparently they don't have sawdust in Bangladesh - the bucket contains dried mud or dust, which is liberally smeared across the popping crease. Shaun Pollock on TMS has noticed that Steyn is bowling cross-seam after that opening wide. Lumb and Hales manage a couple of singles, while Hales is sent back by Lumb attempting another single, and comically collides with the stumps - setting the flashing red bails off as he does so. Lumb swings at the last ball and that's a huge six over extra cover! So they've not only seen off Steyn's first over - they've taken 10 from it.

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    Michelle Garland: Lumb Enchanted Evening.

    RebeccaB70: Umpires should be fined part of their match fee if they make a bad decision.

    Toby Foot: Facing Steyn has to be considered one of the most dangerous things you could do as a pastime.

  68. 3.1 overs: 
    Eng 32-0 (target 197)
    Hales and Lumb go for a run

    Dale Steyn, admired by purists, feared by batsmen, into the attack but the right-arm paceman starts with a ropey legside wide. Hales moves to 21 with a single, Steyn isn't happy with the area where his foot is landing and summons a man with a bucket.

  69. 3 overs: 
    Eng 30-0 (target 197)
    Michael Lumb

    Rookie left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks replaces Duminy, but the left-handed Lumb is off the mark in style with a six over long-on. Hendricks is lucky not to be charged with a wide by umpire Davis when he sends one down outside off stump, Lumb adds a single, Hales keeps the strike and the target is down to 167 from 102 balls. What's that coming over the hill, is it a... Steyn?

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    Kevin Rose: That's a truly pathetic no-ball call if you're an SA fan... Game changer?

    Chris Harvey: England had an umpiring shocker against them v Sri Lanka. Tables turned.

  71. 2 overs: 
    Eng 22-0 (target 197)

    Replays show that's not a great decision - it looked as though Morkel had a part of his foot behind the line as it hit the ground - but England have a free hit, and Hales adds insult to injury by whacking the free-hit ball for four through the covers. Next ball, a more classical drive to the same region, four more, Another two off the last ball means Hales has 19 from 11 balls. What odds on another ton?

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Albie Morkel is asking Rod Tucker how he could have called it a no-ball and, even though a wrong decision is made, he would be the one to get into trouble."

  73. 1.3 overs: 
    CLOSE!- Eng 12-0

    South Africa keep Steyn under starter's orders for now as Albie Morkel, more medium-fast these days, takes the second over. England manage a couple of leg byes - the second rather risky as Lumb set off late. South Africa then celebrate as Hales is "caught" by Duminy at point - but it was a no-ball!

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a quality shot. He got outside off stump very quickly, looking to target that area, and he absolutely middled it."

  75. 1 over: 
    Eng 9-0 (target 197)
    Alex Hales

    With the off-spinner on, Hales takes the first ball and gets England going with a four past extra cover, De Villiers gives chase from mid-off but not even his superhuman powers can stop the ball crossing the rope. Hales - fresh from his century heroics against Sri Lanka - gets outside off stump and sweeps the off-spinner for four, before rounding off the over with a single. With a required run rate of 9.85 for the innings, nine off the first over is a decent start.

  76. 15:45: 

    Like England (and the Netherlands) earlier today, South Africa are going to open with an over of off-spin. JP Duminy to bowl, the Nottinghamshire combo of Alex Hales and Michael Lumb opening for England.

  77. 15:43: 

    We should have mentioned, South Africa's 196-5 is the biggest score of this tournament, and the 10th equal highest in the history of this competition.

    Never mind England, they've only got to face the coiled spring that is Dale Steyn, the best fast bowler in the world...

  78. 15:41: 

    Please don your sunglasses (especially if you have a pair of peril-sensitive sunglasses mentioned in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which turn totally black at the first sign of danger, so you can't see anything which might alarm you). Here are the England bowling figures:

    Moeen Ali 2-0-17-0, Dernbach 3-0-44-0, Bresnan 3-0-28-1, Jordan 3-0-30-1, Tredwell 3-0-25-1, Broad 4-0-33-1, Bopara 2-0-13-0.

    Jade Dernbach reacts after AB de Villiers hits a six
  79. 15:38: 

    So, England needed to break their record for a successful T20 international run chase on Thursday, making 190 to beat Sri Lanka. They're going to have to break it again to win this match and stay in the tournament.

    And that's before we think of floodlight failures, Super Overs or anything like that...


    South Africa batsman Hashim Amla: "It's a good total on a good wicket to bat on. AB was spectacular. I think it's a really good score and one we hope we can defend."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Dernbach over was the killer. We're getting used to bowlers going for a lot when the batting side has wickets in hand. It's only seven more than England chased against Sri Lanka."

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    Jonny Hancock: If Dernbach is the answer- what on earth was the question!?

    Joseph Crilley: One Dernbach over has completely jeopardised a decent performance in the field up until that point.

  83. 20 overs: 
    WICKET- A Morkel b Bresnan 3 (SA 196-5)

    De Villiers smears a single off the fifth ball so he will finish with a magnificent 68 from 27 balls. Morkel will face the last ball, Broad - as if he's resigned to being suspended against the Dutch - takes time to shuffle his field, and gets a reward of sorts as Morkel swings and is bowled by the last ball of the innings. Just the 55 runs from the last three overs, then.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's amazing batting, the sort you wouldn't have seen 10 years ago. He's hit that from way outside off stump."

  85. 19.4 overs: 
    SA 195-4
    AB de Villiers

    Bresnan bowls, ABDV steps outside off stump and with an extraordinary improvised shot, flifts him for six over mid-wicket! Next ball he's dropped by Moeen Ali at mid-wicket - and it's gone for four too.

    How's stat?

    Jade Dernbach now has the joint-worst economy rate in international Twenty20 history. He and New Zealand's Jacob Oram both concede an average of 8.71 runs per over.

  87. 19.2 overs: 
    SA 185-4

    Not even England risk bowling Dernbach again after the carnage of that last over, so they need another bowler. Tim Bresnan is the sacrificial lamb offered up to bowl the last over, Morkel clubs him for two, and a single brings ABDV on strike. Tin hats on.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's reverse-swept a 92mph delivery that was dead straight. If he'd missed it, he would have been lbw."

  89. 19 overs: 
    SA 178-4
    AB de Villiers

    What you don't want to see, with eight balls of the innings left and the slog on, is one of the world's biggest six-hitters like Albie Morkel coming in.

    Anyway, Albie Morkel, one of the world's biggest six-hitters, comes in, but it's ABDV facing. He effortlessly reverse-sweeps a 92mph straight ball from Jordan for four. How do you bowl to someone who can do that? Where do you bowl to him? The last ball is a low full toss which ABDV whacks through extra cover. He has 58 from 25 balls, and I'd have him in my team any time. Last over coming up.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "They crossed, which is significant, because it keeps De Villiers on strike. Jordan has done well, not trying to be over-elaborate. He just tried to bowl quick."

  91. 18.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Miller c Moeen b Jordan 19 (SA 174-4)

    England celebrate a rare couple of dot balls before Miller holes out, clubbing the ball down the throat of Moeen Ali at long-on.

  92. 18.1 overs: 
    SA 174-3

    Chris Jordan returns - he starts with a wide to Miller, who then blasts a six over long-on. That's the fifty stand. This is like men against boys...

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England will be chasing something very similar to what they had to chase against Sri Lanka. That is a killer over. South Africa have made use of the wickets in hand."

  94. 18 overs: 
    DE VILLIERS 50- SA 167-3
    AB de Villiers

    A very long Dernbach over is concluded as ABDV smacks another six over long-on. That's his fifty, from 23 balls.

    So to summarise, that Dernbach over contained two sixes, two fours, two wides and a no-ball beamer. 26 off the over gives him figures of 0-44 from three overs.

    Even worse, he may well have single-handedly earned his captain a suspension for a slow over-rate.

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    Jamie Waterhouse: How is Dernbach still playing for England? When was the last time he won a game for us?

    Sejanus: We were doing ok and then they let Dernbach bowl.

    Matt Davies: Dernbach is awful. Poor variation and discipline.

  96. 17.5 overs: 
    SA 161-3
    AB de Villiers

    Broad shuffles his field as England look to stem the flow of runs from ABDV's bat. He guides a two to deep cover, then Dernbach slings down a wide. England aren't happy, but it was clearly outside the tramlines, even though De Villiers had moved across his stumps slightly. Next ball, ABDV slams Dernbach for six over his head. Last ball is an attempted slow full toss, virtually a beamer, so that's a no-ball. Dernbach holds his hand up to apologise to ABDV, who acknowledges it. And there's another delay while the ball is changed again...


    Tom: This idea that its OK that Dernbach has terrible figures because of when he bowls just doesn't make sense. Moeen Ali bowled at the same time and went for one run less. Add to that that Dernbach has jumped over the ball twice in the field giving away eight runs? I just don't get it.

  98. 17.3 overs: 
    SA 151-3

    It's Dernbach o'clock - with the Surrey seamer back to bowl the 18th and 20th overs as he usually does. (Presumably). Miller whacks the first ball for four through extra cover, it was nearly a flat six. A full toss is whacked past wide mid-on for four more. Next ball... short, down the leg side, and it's a wide to bring up the 150. Then, it's nearly another wide as Miller paddles a single down the leg side as Buttler makes a diving stop.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's obvious, with this field, that Broad had to bowl short. De Villiers knew it. It was just all about whether or not it went to a fielder. It was telegraphed and De Villiers found the boundary."

  100. 17 overs: 
    SA 141-3
    Stuart Broad

    Broad back on for his final over - he'll be the first England bowler to complete his spell. Miller works a single off his legs, De Villiers skies one high over deep extra cover but it's safely between two fielders. And was Lumb's leg touching the rope when he pushed the ball away? No, so it's two. The field rather gives away to ABDV to expect a short ball, and he hammers a hook shot which is far too quick for Dernbach at fine leg. That's another four, and after two more singles, another telegraphed short ball is thrashed through deep square leg for four by the stand-in skipper who has 36 from 19 balls.

  101. 16 overs: 
    SA 128-3

    Wringing his hand, Bresnan continues the over, De Villiers and Miller knock a couple of singles, but with South Africa needing a boundary, ABDV slashes a four through point - he has 25 from 15 balls. Four overs left.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "He couldn't have caught that. He might have got it off the rebound, but it was not a chance in any sane evaluation."

  103. 15.3 overs: 
    CLOSE!- SA 122-3

    Bresnan returns - there are six men in the ring as England look to keep Miller rather than De Villiers on strike. But the left-handed Miller manages a single off his legs to the second ball of the over. ABDV hasn't had the strike for a couple of overs - but he blasts one straight back at Bresnan like a missile, the big man gets a hand to it but can't hold on. Looks like it really hurt him too.

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    Adam Davies: Everyone focuses on England seamers. Tredwell is incredibly average. I'd rather see a young lad given a go.

  105. 15 overs: 
    SA 121-3

    The big-hitting David Miller is the new batsman, but Jordan keeps him tied down with two dot balls before he manages a single off the last ball.

    And it has to be said - is that the craziest run-out involving a South African dropping his bat since the World Cup semi-final of 1999 where Allan Donald left his brain in the dressing-room?

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He lost his bat and if he had it he would have been able to slide it in. It was a good throw from Bopara - England's out cricket has been better than the other night. We have a great game of cricket."

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  107. 14.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Duminy run out 5 (SA 120-3)
    England run out Duminy

    Eh? Where's his bat? Duminy had somehow lost his bat trying to run that two, dropping it as he turned for the second run, had to dive full-length with his arms out like Superman, and the third ump's verdict is... out! Bit of a bonus for England there.


    Jordan's good work on the boundary has earned him another opportunity to bowl, but he's called for a legside wide as Duminy gets down to try to flick it away. Duminy smears a two to third man, it's caled as leg byes. Then Duminy lifts one into the outfield, it's short of the fielder at cow corner but England appeal for a run-out as they come back for the second...

    BBC Radio Test Match Special
    The view from the TMS box

    BBC TMS: The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium is full and rocking now.

  110. 14 overs: 
    SA 116-2

    Broad back for his third over, De Villiers bludgeons it back past the bowler, Tredwell at mid-off gets a hand towards stopping it, but there's so much power on it that it goes for four. He reaches for a wide one and runs a single to the point boundary to reach 18. Left-hander Duminy taps a single through the covers, and finally ABDV faces a dot ball as he hits the ball straight to cover. A firm drive to long-on is halted by Chris Jordan using his soccer skills, the athletic Sussex man stopping the ball with his foot to turn four into two. I'm sure there are a few old fast bowlers out there nodding at how they used to stop the ball like that...


    Richard: You could easily eliminate much of the toss advantage by letting the teams choose their final eleven after the toss instead of before. This would certainly help in test match cricket, especially with deciding upon spinners.

  112. 13 overs: 
    SA 108-2

    JP Duminy is the new man in for the Proteas - he guides his first ball for a single to long-on. ABDV guides a four through the covers to bring up the century for South Africa, smashes a four back past the bowler and retains the strike with a drilled single - he's scored off every ball he's faced so far, and has 13 from seven balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "De Kock has struggled, nowhere near his most fluent. He's run past one from Tredwell and, thankfully, for his own peace of mind, Buttler has removed the red bails. In some sense, England might have wanted to keep De Kock in, but you have to take the wickets when they come."

  114. 12.2 overs: 
    WICKET- De Kock st Buttler b Tredwell 29 (SA 98-2)
    James Tredwell celebrates

    The ball is changed between overs - again, we think this is because of the damp conditions rather than anything nefarious. Tredwell, recalled in place of Broad, picks up a wicket as this time Buttler completes a fluent stumping when De Kock comes down the track and departs for 29 from 33 balls.


    Chris Field: England just can't win this tournament with this bowling attack. Far too weak. And you won't be able to chase 190 every time.

  116. 12 overs: 
    SA 98-1

    Bopara to continue, AB de Villiers on-drives his first ball for a single. De Kock continues his one-single-at-a-time progression as he moves to 29 from 32 balls. Bopara furiously dries the ball between deliveries. ABDV, as befits such a classy player, seems up with the rhythm of the innings immediately, timing the ball well, and he has three from three.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Captains could try to be more flexible, say putting six men in the circle for the first couple of balls to a new batsman, looking for a couple of dots. Even in T20, a new man is looking for a single from his first ball or two."

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  118. 11 overs: 
    SA 91-1

    The new batsman is stand-in skipper AB de Villiers, De Kock hits the last ball of the over straight to a fielder.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is not a strength of Amla's to hit the ball out of the ground from shortish deliveries. It was a good tactic from England and a good catch from Hales given the pressure of all the drops."

  120. 10.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Amla c Hales b Broad 57 (SA 91-1)
    Stuart Broad strikes

    Amla pulls Broad for a single which reaches the deep mid-wicket fielder on the bounce, and swats a two towards cow corner - but England finally snare him when another pull to leg is caught by Alex Hales running in from the mid-wicket boundary. 56 from 37 balls has set the platform for South Africa.

  121. 10 overs: 
    SA 85-0 (Amla 53*, De Kock 23*)

    Broad removes himself from the attack and tries Ravi Bopara's medium pace - he's England's seventh bowler in 10 overs. But Jos Buttler's disappointing evening continues as he lets a yorker through his legs for four byes. Amla and De Kock are taking singles at will, while a slower ball outside off stump is signalled as wide. Amla gets a leading edge to the last ball... but it plugs safely between long-on and long-off as they run two. 11 from the over, and South Africa are firmly in control at the halfway stage.

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    Phil Mansell: Not sure a world tournament should be held in a country that is so persistently blighted by electricity problems.

  123. 9 overs: 
    AMLA 50- SA 74-0
    Hashim Amla

    Tredwell to continue, De Kock is managing to tread (well) water with singles to bring his in-form partner on strike, clearly recognising he's the support act here. Amla pushes a two which is stopped well by Michael Lumb on the extra cover boundary, and a single brings up his maiden Twenty20 international fifty - yes, I couldn't believe it either, but I've checked - from 30 balls.

  124. 8 overs: 
    SA 68-0 (Amla 46*, De Kock 19*)

    Broad's over resumes but it's business as usual from Amla, calmly guiding a two off his legs and lifting a short and wide delivery for four over point. Amla has 46 from 27 balls. Anyone remember that knock at The Oval?

  125. 14:23: 

    Umpires and ground staff confer. The lights are back on, and the umpires and players walk back to the middle. How long for, I'm afraid I can't tell you.

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    Emma Gregory: I personally would rather the floodlights worked than the incessant rubbish coming from the DJ box...

    I think a certain JP Agnew would wholeheartedly agree with you!

  127. 14:21: 
    Groundsmen wipe dew off the pitch

    The lights are coming back on. One bulb at a time, very slowly, while the ground staff wipe that problematic dew off the pitch.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Broad is talking with the umpires. I think his first question might be 'am I am going to get done for a slower over-rate?'"

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  129. 14:19: 

    If you're just joining us, we're off for floodlight failure for the second time in less than eight overs.

    Whether or not ARP Warden Hodges has made it to Chittagong and yelled "Oi! Put that light out!", I need hardly remind you that if England lose tonight, they are - in the words of Private Frazer, "doomed".

    You can see them both in Dad's Army tonight on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. Hopefully the game will be finished by then...


    Charles: England are gifting South Africa a very easy ride here. Poor bowling and poor fielding. Maybe we can recover it with the bat, but with Steyn and Tahir in their armoury it won't be easy!

  131. 14:18: 
    England walk off

    The ground staff are drying the outfield with hessian mats again while the floodlight is repaired. Apparently South Africa's management weren't happy during the last interruption, pointing out that South Africa will have to field with a wet, dewy outfield that won't get dried between overs...

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    Chris Mitchell: How very amateurish & embarrassing for the hosts. Nearly as bad as England's crass attempts at fielding. Especially Dernbach & Buttler!

  133. 14:16: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    I can tell you that over in Sylhet, Australia are 85-1 from 11 overs after winning the toss against Pakistan. Opener Elyse Villani has hit three sixes and has 47 from 31 balls.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the light pylon that tends to go more than any other. It's infuriating. There was a flash of light in the distance, perhaps something exploding. It's all a bit of a shambles."

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  135. 14:12: 

    The players troop off again, while Aggers has suggested that the stadium authorities could unplug the DJ and his electricity-gulping light-and-sound booth, and use said electricity for the floodlights?

  136. 7.3 overs: 
    South Africa take a single

    Stuart Broad brings himself on as he searches for a wicket, noticeably running back to his mark between overs. And one of the floodlights has gone again!


    AP: Who cares about slow over rates, I would suggest cricket is played by, and for, individuals who don't need constant action in order to remain focused on the plot, unlike it would appear, football!

  138. 7 overs: 
    SA 60-0

    With the powerplay restrictions over, off-spinner James Tredwell is into the attack but it's the T20 equivalent of middle-overs accumulation as De Kock and Amla knock some singles, while De Kock punishes a slower ball with a firm square cut for four. A misfield by Dernbach at short fine leg gifts the Proteas an unearned run, and this is a terrific start by them.


    David Harris: Why does cricket persist in allowing the outcome of important games to possibly be greatly influenced by the non-cricketing luck of the toss? If you were the England captain for today's game - how many runs would you have bid (ie. given to South Africa) to have the choice of batting or fielding first? I refer to the suggestion suggested by CMJ in his 2007 Cowdrey Lecture.

  140. 6 overs: 
    SA 52-0
    Quinton De Kock

    Chris Jordan replaces Dernbach. De Kock moves into double figures with a single, but Amla is in the zone here, punching a first-bounce four through mid-wicket and adding a single. Buttler has to dive to take a legside wide, and a De Kock single brings up the fifty stand. Amla opens the face to guide a two past point - he has 38 from 22 balls.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Buttler is very much in the naughty corner. He really should have stumped Amla, who looks in terrific form. He has come out with a bang tonight, all these wristy flicks and forces through the off side."

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  142. 5 overs: 
    SA 42-0 (Amla 31*, De Kock 9*)

    Tim Bresnan into the attack, De Kock starts with a single, then there's a big appeal for a catch behind - but only from the bowler - as Amla steps across and tries to hoist the ball over square leg. Next ball, with mid-on and mid-off up, Amla goes over the top and whacks a four over the bowler's head. Two singles make it seven off Bres's first over.

    Meanwhile, during a delay for a problem with the sightscreen, Broad noticeably taps his wrist. Is he signalling to the umpires that this should be taken into account when calculating England's over-rate? Or signalling to his team-mates to get a shift on, given that he's one infraction away from a suspension?

  143. 4 overs: 
    SA 35-0

    Dernbach, large sweatbands on each wrist covering part of his fully-tattooed arms, charges in for his second over. De Kock turns a single to deep square leg, Amla flicks one off his legs, and a left-hand/right-hand combo is going to do nothing for England's over-rate. De Kock slices a four through third man and clips a single off his legs to move to seven.

    De Kock has some interesting stats - he has four centuries from 16 ODI innings (including three in his last three ODIs) but is yet to pass 50 in T20 internationals. This is his 16th.

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    Alex Reed: Buttler is not a wicketkeeper.

    Ali Welch: Hales' innings in the last match took attention away from England's shambolic fielding. Poor missed stumping here now.

  145. 3 overs: 
    SA 28-0

    And as surely as night (or floodlight failure) follows day, Hashim Amla will punish you if you let him off the hook... as he smashes the very next ball for six over square leg. 11 off Moeen's over. Amla has 25 from 14 balls, De Kock has one from four.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is brave, verging on foolhardy. Amla is such a good player of spin. That is a big moment for Jos Buttler. Amla is beaten on the outside edge, and Buttler should have stumped him."

  147. 2.4 overs: 
    Jos Buttler misses the chance to stump Hashim Amla

    England give Moeen Ali a second over, bowling round the wicket to the leftie De Kock, who chops a single wide of mid-off. The dangerous Amla sweetly steps to leg and chops a four through point. But then Amla gives it the charge... and Buttler makes a hash of an attempted stumping as he can't take the ball cleanly.

  148. 2 overs: 
    SA 17-0

    We've lost about 10 minutes. Dernbach to resume his battle with Amla, and he manages two dot balls to the bearded maestro.

  149. 13:47: 

    If you're just joining us, I'm afraid the game is being delayed by floodlight failure, with South Africa 17-0 after 10 balls. The relentlessly cheerful stadium DJ keeps the crowd going with a bit of Gangnam Style, and as if by magic, the lights are back on and the players return.

    Packed stands in Mirpur
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    Wisden editor Lawrence Booth: The ICC are saying there's merely an issue with one generator, and that the floodlights should be on again shortly...

  151. 13:45: 

    The bulbs are starting to come on, one at a time, but it'll be a long process at this stage as there are over 100 on each floodlight. Meanwhile, the ground staff are dragging hessian mats around the outfield in the hope of soaking up some of the dew.

  152. 13:44: 

    I presume in these circumstances that the regulations are the same as if the players were off for bad light in a day game - ie we don't lose overs just yet, but we will do at some point. Fourth umpire Aleem Dar is in a very animated conversation with one of the SA support staff.

  153. 13:43: 
    England captain Stuart Broad sits in the dugout as floodlight failure stops play

    Although the players stayed on for 15 minutes in the Sri Lanka-Netherlands game when this happened the other day, the England players are now walking off.


    Michael: The penalties for slow over rates in 20-over games is totally inadequate. Fines mean nothing to highly paid professional international cricketers and an individual suspension only slightly effective. The offending bowling side - and particularly the captain of that side - show a complete disregard for for the paying public who expect to get action and excitement in the limited-overs game, not timewasting. Though this problem is very nearly endemic in all forms of the game. The penalty should be severe, maybe a considerable runs deduction and that would stop the shilly-shallying and time-wasting.

  155. 13:40: 

    One of the failed floodlights have come back on, but one is still resolutely refusing to work.

    If this match were - for any reason, be it floodlights or flood - a no-result, I'm not sure it would be great for England as they would be on three points, South Africa on five, and Sri Lanka and New Zealand (who play each other on Monday) both on four. Net run rate might do for them.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You never know what you're going to get here - dew, rain or floodlight failure. This is all we need."

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  157. 13:37: 
    Floodlight failure

    ...and on that note, two of the floodlights go out completely!

    This happened the other day in the Sri Lanka-Netherlands game. At least it gives South Africa's non-combatants Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Aaron Phangiso a chance to bring out some drinks.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You have to be brave to do what Dernbach does, bowling at the powerplay and then at the death. You're going to have some ugly figures."

  159. 1.4 overs: 
    SA 17-0
    Hashim Amla

    Jade Dernbach takes the second over against the country of his birth, and his second ball is hoisted for six over square leg by Amla as he gets up on one leg. Another wristy flick to the same region brings him four, Dernbach responds with a legside wide...

  160. 1 over: 
    SA 6-0

    Moeen's second ball is a legside wide, Amla wins the first Battle of the Beards as he powerfully cracks the Worcestershire man for four through the covers. A single brings the left-handed De Kock on strike, a good stop by Chris Jordan denies the Proteas keeper.

  161. 13:29: 

    The crowd are going absolutely wild here. Fans of a Beard v Beard showdown will be pleased to see that it's part-time off-spinner Moeen Ali opening the bowling for England against the similarly spade-bearded Amla. They're ready to lock horns (and beards) for the first over.

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    Steve Guy: Just finishing lunch break. Trust that when I come back and check after work England have won?! Was a big toss to win.

    Matty Aylott: Come on England! After that epic win over Sri Lanka, a nice and comfortable win over South Africa would be lovely.

    Thomas Pettigrew: Would love to see another hale storm today!

  163. 13:27: 

    Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla are South Africa's opening pair - they're out in the middle first, followed by the umpires, and followed by England.

  164. 13:24: 
    England line up before the match

    A rousing orchestral version of "God Save The Queen" is played - and proudly sung. Time for England to step up to the plate, or "come to the party" if you're Duncan Fletcher.

    It's almost a knock-out match - win or go home for England, while for SA it's win and you're through - lose and you're probably out.

  165. 13:23: 

    There's no hiding place for these two teams under the lights - England in their "solar red" (orange) shirts with navy blue trousers and caps, while South Africa's shirts are a very Australian-esque gold with dark green sleeves and trousers.

    It's the multi-language SA anthem up first.

  166. 13:21: 
    Alex Hales

    As well as practising with wet balls during this tournament, apparently England had an optional batting "net" yesterday - followed by a compulsory session of fielding, with high catches under the floodlights a priority after they dropped nearly half-a-dozen catches against Sri Lanka.

    Hearing "1492: Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis over the PA means it's time for the players to emerge for the anthems...

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Wayne Parnell is a good Twenty20 cricketer, and he'll also push Steyn one place down the batting order, I felt he was a place too high the other day. And he's a better fielder than Tsotsobe, whose fielding's appalling."

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    Henry: The BIG question for England against South Africa: Will they drop more than four balls today? And has Alex Hales's back recovered from carrying England past Sri Lanka? Can he do it again?

    Chris Parker: I'm a fan of Bresnan but what has he done in the last nine months to warrant a place in this side?

  169. 13:18: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland's defeat by South Africa earlier has done this to Group A in the women's tournament:

    New Zealand - P3, W3, Pts 6, NRR +1.800

    South Africa - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +2.031

    Australia - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +1.362

    Pakistan - P2, L2, Pts 0, NRR -2.575

    Ireland - P3, L3, Pts 0, NRR -3.433

  170. 13:15: 
    Steyn the remover
    Dale Steyn bowls Angelo Mathews

    This is what Dale Steyn can do to your stumps if you get it wrong. Here he bowls Angelo Mathews during South Africa's five-run defeat by Sri Lanka in their opening match. The fast bowler took two wickets and ran out Ross Taylor in the final over of his side's thrilling win over New Zealand and then took two more wickets in their narrow victory over the Netherlands.

  171. 13:13: 
    Get involved

    So, having won the toss, can England keep their hopes alive by overcoming the Proteas? Or will South Africa win to render England's final group game (against the Dutch) a dead rubber?

    You can email us at (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 (if you're in the UK) or tweet us via #bbccricket - bring it on.

  172. 13:11: 
    Team line-ups

    England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad (capt), James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach.

    South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (capt), JP Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir.

    The umpires have pulled a switcheroo - Aleem Dar is now fourth umpire, with an all-Aussie trio (Steve Davis and Rod Tucker on the field, Bruce Oxenford as third) presiding.

  173. 13:08: 

    TMS's Alison Mitchell and Charles Dagnall are briefly looking ahead to tomorrow's games in Mirpur - Pakistan v Bangladesh and India v Australia.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special
    Imran Tahir

    "It's not going to be straightforward for Imran Tahir. Wrist-spin is hard enough when the ball is dry, when it is wet it could go anywhere."

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  175. 13:06: 

    Big toss to win for England - as Aggers says on TMS, teams batting second have won all the evening games played at Chittagong so far in the Super 10 stage.

  176. 13:01: 

    ADBV calls incorrectly - England win the toss and field first.

    The dew, as ever, will be a factor - it's unchanged, and so are England. ABDV backs his side to come out "guns blazing" - Farhaan Behardian replaces Du Plessis in an enforced change, Wayne Parnell replaces Lonwabo Tsotsobe in an unforced change.

  177. 13:00: 
    England v South Africa (13:30 GMT)
    Stuart Broad dries the ball for Tim Bresnan

    Almost ready for the toss. AB de Villiers is deputising for the suspended Faf du Plessis. England captain Stuart Broad will need to make sure England get through the overs in the allocated time or he runs the risk of picking up a one-match ban himself.

  178. 12:58: 
    Dickie Bird voted Yorkshire president

    Former umpire Harold 'Dickie' Bird, has been voted in as Yorkshire's new president at their annual general meeting.

    The 80-year-old, who played for Yorkshire and Leicestershire before donning the white coat, received a 91% approval rate from members. Bird inherits the post from Geoffrey Boycott and follows in the footsteps of the likes of Lord Hawke, Sir Leonard Hutton and Brian Close.

    Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar - a former overseas player for the county - was given honorary life membership at the meeting.

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    Ross Lawson: SA can lose today and qualify if SL beat NZ by a large margin and Netherlands beat England in the last games. Tough ask then!

  180. 12:48: 

    TMS are now hearing from England limited-overs batting coach Graham Thorpe, who was the only man on the field when Brian Lara broke the world Test batting record in 1994 and 2004. He's been speaking to TMS's Kevin Howells for a feature you'll soon be able to read on the BBC Sport website.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "The toss has so much influence. Bowling first with the dry ball, batting second when it is wet can give you a real advantage."

  182. 12:47: 

    As we turn our attention to England v South Africa, we're just under 15 minutes from the toss in that game. But absent will be Proteas captain Faf du Plessis, who is serving a one-match suspension for two slow over-rate infractions.


    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "I thought the Netherlands boys put up a really good fight. It was an excellent game of cricket. The way we bowled in the last couple of overs gave us a below-par total to chase.

    "My back wasn't great tonight, especially after 15 overs in the field. I'll have some physio and hopefully I'll be right for the next game. We have to win three games to win this tournament. The game against Sri Lanka is a quarter-final."

  184. 12:45: 

    Man of the match is New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

    Captain's view

    Netherlands captain Peter Borren: "It was a reasonably comfortable chase for NZ, Brendon batted very well but if we could have got him at some stage it would have been a different story. If you took pace off the ball it wasn't easy - although we fought OK, we bowled the wrong length at times, bowled a little full at times.

    "We've competed all right, we should have definitely won against South Africa and I still think we're going to get one win here - it could be a replay of 2009, although England are a quality team. We're a good side, but we could be better than we were today."

  186. 12:41: 
    Group table

    Group 1 now reads like this:

    Sri Lanka - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +2.199

    New Zealand - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +0.362

    South Africa - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +0.050

    England - P2, W1, L1, Pts 2, NRR -0.067

    Netherlands - P3, L3, Pts 0, NRR -2.176

  187. 12:39: 
    Go hard, or go home

    Well, that makes the group permutations a little more straightforward as far as England are concerned. Lose to South Africa later and they're eliminated.

    Meanwhile, it's South Africa's final Super 10 match. We reckon defeat for them means they're probably out (depending on the final round of games on Monday). But if the Proteas win, they're through.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've had a gentle aperitif, but now it's the main course. Just for a while, New Zealand were pushed, but they got home with an over to spare and that's quite a long time in T20 cricket. I don't think England are favourites to beat South Africa, but I think that suits them. Maybe we'll decide who the favourites are after the toss."

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    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a good performance by New Zealand. They were good in the field, especially finishing the innings well. They were tentative early on with the bat, but McCullum took the game away from the Dutch. They have a big encounter with Sri Lanka on Monday."

  190. 12:36: 



  191. 19 overs: 
    NZ 152-4

    Neesham guides a two between deep mid-wicket and long-on to reduce the target to three from eight balls. Bukhari helps the score along by pinging a wide down the leg side, Neesham pushes a single to level the scores and they come back for a second to win with an over to spare.

  192. 18.3 overs: 
    NZ 147-4 (target 152)

    Bukhari to bowl the penultimate over, but can the Kiwis win it with an over to spare? A Neesham single brings Anderson on strike with six needed, but he can only punch a single to long-off. Neesham hits it straight to a fielder - five needed from nine.

  193. 18 overs: 
    NZ 145-4 (target 152)

    Anderson lofts Malik for a big six over long-on before a single through the covers reduces the target to 10 from 16. Three more singles from the two left-handers make it a very manageable seven from 12.

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    Thomas Huysinga: Sri Lana aside, the Dutch will walk out with a huge amount of kudos off the back of this World Cup.

    Jay: The Netherlands capitulated against Sri Lanka but have pulled above their weight against SA and NZ. Been a credit to the tourno.

  195. 17 overs: 
    NZ 135-4 (target 152)

    Jimmy Neesham is the new batsman, but it's Anderson on strike and he takes a single off the last ball which means TVDG finishes with a creditable 3-30 from four overs. 17 needed from 18 balls.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a good innings from McCullum, real quality and exactly what was required. He's got his team within touching distance and you think it still shouldn't be a problem for them."

  197. 16.5 overs: 
    WICKET- B McCullum c Bukhari b Van der Gugten 65 (NZ 134-4)

    Van der Gugten back into the attack, an Anderson single brings McCullum on strike and he smacks his third six over square leg, thrashes his fifth four through point but then goes for another big hit and is caught at deep extra cover.

    The captain falls for 65 from 45 balls - but has he done enough? New Zealand still need 18 from 19 balls. Be honest, if it were England, you wouldn't say it was a certainty...

  198. 16 overs: 
    B McCULLUM 50- NZ 123-3
    Brendon McCullum

    The Dutch need some Malik magic here, but McCullum is the main man as he steers a two and then effortlessly lifts a six over long-off to bring up his fifty from 39 balls. A single brings Anderson on strike, and he joins in the fun with a brutal straight-driven four past the bowler. A single takes him to nine, and there are some glum faces among the posse of orange-clad Dutch fans in the stand as McCullum plunders another two off the last ball. 16 off the last over means it's only 29 needed from the last 24 balls.

    Shaun Pollock, Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "McCullum is the key. You fancy New Zealand, but things could turn if they lose wickets. The Netherlands attack has made both South Africa and New Zealand play very tentatively because of the lack of pace."

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  200. 15 overs: 
    NZ 107-3 (target 152)

    McCullum and Anderson run a couple of singles against Bukhari - and a worrying tell-tale sign from McCullum is that he holds his notoriously iffy back after one of them. But it doesn't seem to affect his batting as he bashes a full toss over the leaping cow corner fielder for six! That's the hundred up for New Zealand. McCullum adds a two and a single, he has 44 from 37 balls and looks in prime form. 45 needed from 30 to win.

  201. 12:15: 
    Women's World Twenty20- South Africa women beat Ireland

    Cecelia Joyce is unable to bat after an injury when fielding and Ireland lose to South Africa by 86 runs.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You watch the Dutch bowl on this and think surely Bopara is going to have an impact for England. Having said that, it's harder to bowl his cutters if the ball is drenched."

  203. 14 overs: 
    NZ 96-3 (target 152)

    Ahsan Malik, arguably under-used tonight after his five-wicket haul against the Proteas, returns for his second over. McCullum helps himself to a single, the left-handed Anderson can't connect with his first two deliveries but finally manages a two and a single - though McCullum makes sure he keeps the strike with one off the last. 56 needed from 36 balls, the required rate has crept up over nine.

  204. 13 overs: 
    NZ 91-3 (target 152)

    Corey Anderson is the new batsman, we know how quickly he can score. McCullum steers Van der Gugten for a two and a one, he has 33 from 30 balls with plenty of ammunition left in his utility belt. 61 needed from 42 balls.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I didn't think he was going to catch that - it went absolutely miles up in the air. But Barresi kept his eye on the ball, kept running, got himself into position perfectly and took a fantastic catch."

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  206. 12.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor c Barresi b Van der Gugten 18 (NZ 88-3)
    Van der Gugten

    The sun has nearly set in Chittagong, and it's nearly set on the faint Dutch hopes of qualification - lose and they're eliminated. Taylor lifts Van der Gugten for six over mid-wicket, then he blasts one into the sky and the keeper sprints back towards third man to take a great catch over his shoulder while evading the tall Ben Cooper running in from the boundary.

    About as far from a "caught behind" as you're ever likely to see.

  207. 12 overs: 
    NZ 82-2 (target 152)

    Seelaar back on with left-arm spin as Borren shuffles his attack, the Kiwi third-wicket pair are still making steady progress as McCullum blasts a cover-driven four - Aggers thinks the Dutch are trying to be too clever by having three men behind square on the off side to negate the reverse sweep. 70 needed from 48 balls.

  208. 11:59: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Two wickets in an over means Ireland have slumped to 71-6 after 13 overs chasing a putative 166 to beat South Africa in Sylhet.

  209. 11 overs: 
    NZ 75-2 (target 152)

    McCullum sets up for a Dilscoop but Van Beek says "I'm not having that!" and fires in a wide yorker which he can only smear away for a single which takes him to 2,000 Twenty20 international runs - he's the first man to reach that landmark, so well done him. The singles are still flowing, while Taylor finds the boundary for the first time with a shovelled four through mid-wicket. 77 from 54.

  210. 10 overs: 
    NZ 65-2 (target 152)

    Borren has changed ends, Taylor and McCullum are able to plunder six singles without getting above second gear. Standard middle-overs fare. The Black Caps need 87 from 60 balls. With 10 overs left, I might need your help to work out the required run rate per over...

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    Steve in Kent: I was hit in the box area when I was fielding in 2006. It still hurts.

  212. 9 overs: 
    NZ 59-2 (target 152)

    Ross Taylor joins McCullum at the crease, the Kiwis add three singles and you'd think New Zealand's hugely experienced pair shouldn't have any problems from here, even chasing eight an over. But this is cricket after all... remember, the Dutch gave SA an almighty scare.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not absolutely certain that umpire Dar was going to give Williamson out, but once the batsman had started walking, he knew it was out."

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  214. 8.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Williamson c Barresi b Van Beek 29 (NZ 56-2)
    Logan van Beek celebrates

    Logan van Beek is the Netherlands' seventh bowler, and their sixth in the last six overs - and he makes the breakthrough they wanted as Williamson hangs his bat out at a wide one, keeper takes the catch, umpire Aleem Dar thinks for a long time but then raises his finger!

  215. 11:45: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Captain Isobel Joyce is out lbw for 15 - the Irish are 57-3 after 10 overs chasing an unlikely 166 to beat South Africa.

  216. 8 overs: 
    NZ 55-1 (target 152)

    Malik off, left-arm spinner Pieter Seelaar on as the Dutch search for a breakthrough. McCullum adds a single, then Williamson has another four through extra cover as the lanky Ben Cooper goes down in instalments and can't cut it off. The ones and twos are flowing easily, and New Zealand are on cruise control.

  217. 11:42: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In Sylhet, Ireland are 49-2 after nine overs chasing 166 to beat South Africa. Mary Waldron has been stumped for 33 from 30 balls.

  218. 7 overs: 
    NZ 46-1

    No offence to the Dutch, but it's now dibbly-dobbly from both ends as captain Peter Borren will turn his arm over for the first time in the Super 10 stage, though he bowled a couple of overs against Zimbabwe and Ireland in round one. Williamson and McCullum easily milk him for four singles.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "One of the problems for New Zealand should they progress is Martin Guptill's poor form. He is one of their key men but he's really struggling at the top of the order. India have the same problem with Dhawan, who can't buy a run. Do they stick with them?"

  220. 6 overs: 
    NZ 42-1 (target 152)
    Kane Williamson

    The Dutch unveil their secret weapon - Ahsan Malik, who is not much more than a dibbly-dobbly right-arm medium-pacer, but his innocuous-looking off-cutters took 5-19 against South Africa on Thursday. McCullum adds a single, Williamson - who will be returning to Yorkshire as their overseas player this summer - gets an edge but it's away to the third man boundary for four. A two and a single take him to 21, McCullum smacks the last ball of the powerplay over mid-off for four more.


    England opener Alex Hales: Unfortunately Luke Wright isn't with us at the moment so someone has to take over the reins of the boring pre-game tweet...

    Very excited for tonight's game, all to play for!

  222. 5 overs: 
    OUCH!- NZ 30-1

    Buklhari to continue, Williamson adds a single before McCullum whacks one straight back to the bowler, it hits him on the left shin and rebounds out into the covers for a single. That really hurt... Williamson lifts a four over the bowler's head and guides another through mid-wicket - he has 14 from 11 balls.

  223. 11:30: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland have reached 27-1 from six overs with the powerplay complete. They're chasing 166 to beat South Africa.

  224. 4 overs: 
    NZ 20-1 (target 152)

    After a single from Williamson, McCullum cracks his first four through the covers - you can't give him that kind of width unless you want to get severly punished.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was an ugly swipe from Guptill. I don't know where he was trying to play that. Van der Gugten is fast - a real handful."

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    A good effort but Williamson had made his ground.


    The only bad news for the Netherlands is... that wicket brings in captain Brendon McCullum, who along with Chris Gayle is one of the most destructive T20 batsmen in world cricket. He can only hit his first ball straight to point, his second is tapped into the off side and they set off for a single. Van der Gugten follows through and his underarm throw hits the stumps, it goes upstairs...

  228. 3.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Guptill c Barresi b Van der Gugten 9 (NZ 14-1)
    The Netherlands celebrate a wicket

    It's a big breakthrough for the Dutch as Van der Gugten induces an edge from Guptill who is happily caught by keeper Barresi.

  229. 3 overs: 
    NZ 14-0 (target 152)

    Having smuggled through that opening over of off-spin, the Dutch turn back to seam as Mudassar Bukhari replaces Swart, Guptill drills a single to long-on, and Williamson is belatedly off the mark as he whacks a first-bounce four just wide of the same area.

  230. 2 overs: 
    NZ 9-0

    Timm van der Gugten takes the second over, Guptill is watchful against the right-arm seamer, who concedes his first runs when Ahsan Malik lets the ball through his legs at short fine leg and they come back for two. A single takes Guptill to nine, Williamson is yet to score.

  231. 11:18: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland have lost opener Clare Shillington early - they're 12-1 after three overs chasing 166 to beat South Africa.

  232. 1 over: 
    NZ 6-0 (target 152)

    Swart spins a wide behind Guptill's legs, the tall opener cuts him for four through point. then adds a single. Williamson is beaten by the last ball, keeper Wesley Barresi whips the bails off but Williamson had kept his feet grounded.

  233. 11:10: 

    Opener Michael Swart will start with an over of off-spin - he took 1-3 from his first over against South Africa, but was then taken to the cleaners by Hashim Amla for 23 in his second.

  234. 11:09: 

    New Zealand are ready to begin their run chase - their target is 152, which would officially eliminate the Dutch, and set up a must-win game for England later on. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson are the Kiwi openers.

  235. 11:07: 

    A piece of news from the ECB - Michael Lumb and Chris Jordan have been given incremental contracts by England, having qualified by virtue of the points-based system because of their appearances over the winter.

  236. 11:01: 

    During the interval, TMS are hearing from England vice-captain Eoin Morgan ahead of game two today.

    Meanwhile, another cricketing story you may not have seen - batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has been installed as the interim head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India - although he will have to step down from his media commentator duties to avoid any conflict of interest.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special
    The view from the back of the BBC commentary box

    On Twitter: "This is the rural scene behind our commentary box."

  238. 10:58: 

    Let's have a look at the New Zealand bowling figures. Vic Marks and Simon Mann on TMS have noted how, just for once, a side actually got through their overs pretty quickly - the Black Caps were only five minutes or so over time. Perhaps they took note after two captains - South Africa's Faf du Plessis and Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal - were suspended for slow over-rates.

    The bowling figures: Mills 3-0-20-1, Boult 4-0-25-1, Anderson 2-0-19-0, N McCullum 4-0-20-1, McClenaghan 4-0-29-1, Williamson 1-0-17-0, Neesham 2-0-9-0.

    Captain's view

    Netherlands captain Peter Borren, who made 49: "Hopefully if we bowl and field like we did against South Africa we've got a chance. We need something pretty special because they have a very good batting line-up. We are maybe 15-20 runs short of par but the ball is holding up a bit and if they go too hard, too early we might have a chance if we can get a few early wickets."

    Peter Borren bats
  240. 10:54: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    South Africa have finished on 165-5 from their 20 overs against Ireland after another big over. Chloe Tryon made 35 not out from 12 balls, while Sune Luus was run out off the last ball of the innings for 29 from 10. 63 were scored off the last three overs.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Dutch have done pretty well but I don't think they'll be entirely happy. The last two overs only produced 10 runs. You would be expecting something in excess of 20 so they haven't quite taken their opportunity. However, New Zealand have got to get them and stranger things have happened."

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  242. 10:52: 

    And as we discussed earlier, if New Zealand chase down this target, then England will be eliminated if they lose to South Africa this afternoon.

  243. 20 overs: 
    Ned 151-4

    Cooper steps across his stumps for an improvised sweep, as he did for the leg byes, but can't connect with the fifth ball of the over. A tip-and-run single ensures they finish on 151.

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    David Longley: I was supporting England's opposition, despite being an Englishman, after the KP decision. Changed attitude now thanks to Hales.

  245. 19.4 overs: 
    Ned 150-4
    Trent Boult

    Left-armer Trent Boult to bowl the last over. The Cooper brothers manage a single apiece before Tom cracks an unstoppable four through the covers. Attempting another big heave, he is hit on the pad and runs a couple of leg byes. Two deliveries left.

  246. 10:49: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In contrast to Neesham's parsimony in Chittagong, it's been another big over for the South Africans - 424416 means it's 21 from the over, and 47 from the last two. SA are 149-4 with one over left against Ireland.

  247. 19 overs: 
    Ned 142-4

    Ben Cooper joins brother Tom at the wicket - NZ are sticking with Neesham. Tom opens with a single, but Ben can't get any of his first five balls away, though Neesham is lucky not to be charged with a wide for at least the last couple of deliveries.

    Can anyone else remember a T20 innings where the 19th over only cost one run?

  248. 10:45: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Fireworks in Sylhet. Chloe Tryon hits Eimear Richardson for 26 in an over (244664) to take South Africa to 128-4 from 18 overs against Ireland.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Borren could have been run out for a duck but has ensured that his team will have a target that you could do some work with."

  250. 18 overs: 
    WICKET- Borren c Williamson b Mills 49 (Ned 141-4)

    Mills is back. Borren, in great form against the country of his birth, steps across his off stump and slog-sweeps a four to bring up the fifty stand. He's already well past his previous best T20 international score (38 not out) as a single takes him to 49. Cooper calmly whacks a six over long-on's head, then pulls a single to long leg. But Borren misses out on his half century as he aims another aggressive shot and spears a catch to point.

  251. 10:42: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In Sylhet, South Africa are 104-4 in the 18th over against Ireland.

  252. 17 overs: 
    Ned 129-3

    The Williamson experiment is ended as New Zealand turn to the right-arm medium pace of Jimmy Neesham as their seventh bowler. After a couple of singles, Cooper fences a first-bounce four over the vacant slip cordon and moves to 26 with a single. Borren then has a big swing but misses, but nicks the strike off the last ball. Three overs left.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Kiwis have got plenty to be concerned about. Once you get to 150-160, it's not a match-winning score, but you can really put the pressure on."

  254. 16 overs: 
    Ned 121-3

    McClenaghan to bowl his last over, but the Dutch are cashing in here, Cooper expertly bisects the two men on the legside fence with a four through mid-wicket, then does even better by hoisting the next ball for six over the same region. A single means he has 20 from 11 balls, Borren has 42 from 28 and this stand is worth 40 already.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "I hope some of these bowlers are being filmed by the ICC, because there are a few that don't look exactly correct to me. There are quite a few wiggly arms around."

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  256. 15 overs: 
    Ned 108-3
    Peter Borren of the Netherlands bats

    Kane Williamson is New Zealand's sixth bowler - "he projects, rather than bowls, off-spin," notes Aggers on TMS - and his second ball is despatched for six over long-on by Borren! The skipper blasts a two just short of the man at deep backward square leg, tickles a four through third man, and then it's nearly six more as he flogs one towards cow corner but Boult can't take the catch - or cut it off - and it's four. 17 from Williamson's over, Borren has 42 from 27.

  257. 14 overs: 
    Ned 91-3

    McClenaghan back on, but skipper Borren is going well here, moving to 26 from 20 balls with a single. Cooper dabs a single into the covers, Borren adds a leg bye, and Cooper moves to seven from six balls but hasn't caught fire yet.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "I fancy England to win today. South Africa don't look very well settled to me. They rely so much on Imran Tahir, and Dale Steyn to an extent. Their batting certainly hasn't fired yet."

  259. 10:25: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland remove the dangerous Lizelle Lee for 43 - South Africa are 72-2 in the 14th over in Sylhet.

  260. 13 overs: 
    Ned 87-3

    Tom Cooper, sporting a navy blue helmet rather than the red fez favoured by his famous namesake, is in at five for the Netherlands and straight off the mark with a single. Borren rotates the strike, and Cooper reverse-sweeps a four as Mills can't cut it off from short third man. McCullum (N) finishes with 1-20 from his four overs.

    Russel Arnold, Ex-Sri Lanka batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a good innings. It wasn't easy against the opening bowlers. These are taxing conditions and maintaining your focus is not going to be easy at all."

  262. 12.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Swart st Ronchi b N McCullum 26 (Ned 81-3)

    Swart comes down the track to McCullum and not even Ronchi, who's not had the best of games, can't miss that stumping.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Kyle Mills has got all the speed of a Skegness donkey these days. And the ball does tend to pick out the old lag."

  264. 12 overs: 
    CLOSE!- Ned 81-2

    The reprieved Borren lofts a four over the recalled Anderson's head, then chips one over mid-wicket... but has picked out the lumbering Kyle Mills, who can't get round in time and that's another four. Borren moves to 24 from 16 balls with a two and a single, Swart is just keeping ahead with a single which takes him to 26 from 25.

  265. 11 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 68-2

    Chance! After lashing another four, Borren smacks the ball straight back at McCullum, it's hard and stings his hands but he can't hold on and we'll have to put that down as a drop.

    And there's an unusual warm-up technique in the Dutch dug-out - one of their batsmen is skipping. With a skipping rope!

  266. 10:12: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In Sylhet, Ireland have their first wicket - South Africa are 59-1 after 11 overs but Lizelle Lee is going well with 33 off 30 balls.

  267. 10 overs: 
    Ned 62-2
    Michael Swart

    McCullum (B) tries to keep the squeeze on the men in orange, there are six fielders inside the circle as Borren steers erstwhile Lancashiren seamer McClenaghan for a four through long-off, Borren and Swart add some ones and twos before Swart pulls the last ball for four - Swart has 24 from 22 balls, Borren has seven from eight. We've reached the halfway stage of the innings.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England will have to beat South Africa on a surface that is not totally trustworthy. We have seen a little bit of uneven bounce and I'm not sure that it's really coming on to the bat in the same way. When it's a bit damp, I think this pitch plays a bit better."

  269. 9 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ned 50-2

    Swart and Borren exchange singles before another fumble behind the timbers from Ronchi (it rhymes with "wonky", not inappropriately) adds another four byes to the score. But Swart nearly falls as he guides Nathan McCullum through mid-wicket and skipper Brendon McCullum gets a hand to it diving to his right... but can't hold on.

  270. 10:05:  
    BBC Radio Test Match SpecialBBC COVERAGE

    TMS are back!

    You can listen to TMS today on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, via the BBC Sport website and app, and via the BBC iPlayer Radio app - so if you have a smartphone or tablet, you've no excuse not to carry TMS round with you if you're off on your travels today.

    The BBC commentary box
  271. 8 overs: 
    Ned 42-2

    Netherlands captain Peter Borren - born in Christchurch, New Zealand - strides out to face the country of his birth. He even went as far as playing for NZ at the Under-19 World Cup in 2002, alongside Ross Taylor and big Jesse Ryder, before "going Dutch".

  272. 7.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Barresi c Ronchi b McClenaghan 4 (Ned 42-2)
    Mitchell McClenaghan of New Zealand

    It's a double change in the bowling as the Kiwis turn to their third left-arm seamer - Mitchell McClenaghan. And he strikes with his fourth ball as right-hander Barresi, on the drive, feathers an edge to the keeper.

    Latest word is that we're expecting TMS to replace the F1 qualifying on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at about 10:10 GMT.

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    Matt Evans: Hopefully one of the Dutch medium pacers has said they "don't particularly like McCullum" so he scores 100 in 20 balls.

  274. 7 overs: 
    Ned 40-1

    With the powerplay concluded, New Zealand turn straight to spin, in the personage of the captain's elder brother Nathan McCullum. He's quickly through an over of off-spin which yields three singles.

  275. 09:57: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    The powerplay's over in Sylhet too as South Africa have reached 30-0 after six overs. Lizelle Lee has 19, Dane van Niekerk has 13.

  276. 6 overs: 
    Ned 37-1

    Dutch keeper Wesley Barresi is the new batsman. Swart moves to 14 with a single, but it's a no ball so Barresi's first ball is a free hit which he blasts to extra cover for one.

  277. 5.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Myburgh c Guptill b Boult 16 (Ned 34-1)
    Martin Guptill takes a catch

    Boult stays on for his third over and Swart, who's not had much of the strike, whips him for four off his pads through mid-wicket. But Myburgh perishes as he goes aerial again with a hook shot and is well pouched by Guptill running round on the mid-wicket fence.

  278. 5 overs: 
    Ned 29-0

    It's left-arm seam from both ends as Mills is replaced by the exciting young all-rounder Corey Anderson, who hit the fastest ever international century on New Year's Day this year. He almost looks set to bowl the 12th maiden over of the tournament until he strays with a legside wide with his sixth ball - and Myburgh punishes the replacement delivery by hoisting it for six over mid-wicket. The 200th maximum of the tournament, wouldn't you know.

  279. 09:49: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Ireland are still looking for their first wicket in Sylhet as South Africa are 26-0 after five overs - opener Lizelle Lee has hit four fours.

  280. 4 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- Ned 22-0

    Boult hits Myburgh on the pad and screams an lbw appeal, which isn't really taken up by the keeper and slip - it was sliding down the leg side. But Myburgh then rides his luck as one whistles through the thinnest of gaps between bat and pad, it sails over the stumps and keeper Luke Ronchi lets it through his gloves for four byes. Not a great start for Ronchi, who was born in NZ but actually began his international career with Australia before switching back to the land of his birth. A single takes Myburgh into double figures.

  281. 3 overs: 
    Ned 14-0

    Mills to continue, a Swart single brings Myburgh, who has a strike rate of 146 for the tournament, back on strike. He chops a single to mid-wicket, Swart nicks the strike - both batsmen have seven runs to their name.

  282. 09:42: 
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    Over in Sylhet, South Africa are 11-0 after three overs against Ireland.

    Meanwhile, England's women, fresh from their thumping win over Bangladesh yesterday, are visiting a tea plantation today, judging by the photos some of them are posting on Twitter...

  283. 2 overs: 
    OUCH!- Ned 11-0

    Left-arm quick Trent Boult is playing only his fourth T20 international (his only previous three coming against England in February 2013), and Myburgh plays his first ball off his legs which strikes Mitchell McClenaghan a nasty blow on the hand at short fine leg. That's not what you want to happen to one of your front-line bowlers this early... Swart joins in the fun by swiping a four through mid-wicket. A risky single is taken off the last ball... but Martin Guptill's throw just misses the stumps. Decent Dutch start.

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    Douglas McNair: My cricket predictions for the next couple of days - England to beat South Africa and then lose to the Dutch.

  285. 1 over: 
    Ned 5-0
    Netherlands openers

    The left-handed Myburgh plays and misses at the first ball as right-arm seamer Mills floats it across his reach - but crashes the third through the covers for four, and guides the last ball for a single to third man to ensure he keeps the strike.

  286. 09:30: 
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    Over in Sylhet, South Africa have won the toss and are batting first against Ireland.

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    George Craven: Wonder if Steve Davis will be very glad England won on Thursday as that took a lot of publicity off of the Lumb 'bump ball'.

  288. 09:29: 

    Kyle Mills - or Andy Murray, as he tends to be known when he's competing in tennis tournaments - will take the new ball for New Zealand. Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart are the Dutch openers.

  289. 09:26: 

    It's quickly onto "God Defend New Zealand" which like South Africa's is a multi-verse, multi-language anthem. We're nearly ready to rumble.

  290. 09:24: 

    The players emerge to the usual stirring Vangelis music, which can mean only one thing... it's anthem time. Did you know the Dutch anthem, Wilhelmus, is the oldest national anthem in the world?

  291. 09:23: 
    Get involved

    Anyway, if you want to tie yourselves in knots working out the table permutations, or share your thoughts on what has been a pretty exciting tournament (Exhibit A: Darren Sammy's astonishing assault to help West Indies send Australia to the verge of elimination yesterday), we'd love you to get in touch.

    You can email (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 if you're in the UK or tweet us via #bbccricket if you're a Twitterer.

  292. 09:20: 

    Meanwhile, He Who Must Not Be Named (and I'm not talking about Lord Voldemort) can't seem to keep himself out of the news.

    The discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen has entered the draft for the Caribbean Premier League in July and August. And it's been reported that he plans to play on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time - commuting between Surrey and the Caribbean. As you do.

  293. 09:17: 

    If you've tuned in to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra hoping for Test Match Special and are confused why two men are talking about McLaren's use of intermediate tyres... apparently the Formula 1 qualifying is over-running because of rain.

    We were also expecting TMS at 09:15 GMT - we expect they'll be on before the start.

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    Shobhit Bhardwaj: "Could this happen? Netherlands beat NZ. Eng bt SA. NZ bt SL. Netherlands bt Eng. All teams level on two wins. NRR rules!"

  295. 09:12: 
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    Ireland have started their group with defeats by the two group favourites (New Zealand and Australia), and their ultra-slim hopes of qualification end if they lose today.

    Coach Trent Johnston said after Thursday's loss to Australia that he plans to make changes - but on paper, they should have an easier task this morning with South Africa the opposition. Then again, cricket's not played on paper. Except pencil cricket, which I'm sure some of you played in your school days...

  296. 09:09: 
    Team line-ups

    Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (wk), Tom Cooper, Peter Borren (capt), Ben Cooper, Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik.

    New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum (capt), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Nathan McCullum, Trent Boult, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

    Umpire Aleem Dar (from Pakistan) is the only non-Aussie in today's crew - he's joined on the field by Bruce Oxenford, while Steve Davis is on TV replays, Rod Tucker is fourth umpire, and David Boon is match referee, fair dinkum.

  297. 09:06: 
    Do I not like orange?

    And the table means that England's fans need to be cheering for the Dutch to cause an upset this morning - as if New Zealand beat the Netherlands, and England lose to South Africa, England are out. "Go hard, or go home," as they say.

  298. 09:04: 

    Brendon McCullum tosses the coin, Peter Borren calls incorrectly, so New Zealand win the toss and field first.

    Kiwi skipper McCullum makes two changes - Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham replace Tim Southee and Colin Munro.

    Borren admits he would have inserted the opposition too. The Dutch are unchanged.

  299. 09:03: 
    State of the table

    Group 1 reads like this at the moment:

    Sri Lanka - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +2.199

    South Africa - P3, W2, L1, Pts 4, NRR +0.050

    New Zealand - P2, W1, L1, Pts 2, NRR +0.276

    England - P2, W1, L1, Pts 2, NRR -0.067

    Netherlands - P2, L2, Pts 0, NRR -2.950

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Live Scores - England v S Africa


  • South Africa beat England by 3 runs
  • England: 193-7 (20.0 overs)
  • S Africa: 196-5 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Chittagong

England Innings

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Hales c Miller b Parnell 38
Lumb c Miller b Parnell 18
Moeen c de Kock b Parnell 10
Morgan c de Kock b Tahir 14
Buttler c A Morkel b Tahir 34
Bopara c Miller b Steyn 31
Jordan c de Villiers b Hendricks 16
Bresnan not out 17
Broad not out 1
Extras 1nb 9w 4lb 14
Total for 7 193

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