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  2. West Indies through to semi-finals
  3. Windies win in Nagpur helps England
  4. Samuels top-scored with 44 for WI
  5. De Kock made 47 for South Africa

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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And on that note of pessimism from Dan we will leave you for today. But make sure you join us on Saturday to see if the first of Dan's predictions comes true. The simple fact to remember is that England will be through if they beat Sri Lanka in Delhi, the same venue at which they just about saw off Afghanistan on Wednesday. But if they lose it is all over for Eoin Morgan's men. 

We also have New Zealand against Bangladesh. It should be another enthralling day and we will be up and running at 09:10 GMT so please join us then. Cheerio now.

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Dan Tinkler: SA will still qualify, Eng to lose to SL (likely!) and SA to win and they're through on NRR, it's already better than ours!

Captain's view

More from Faf du Plessis: "It's not so much a party for us tonight. We will be looking at the other results. We didn't play at our best and when you're not at your best you can't expect to be going through to the semi-finals. West Indies have had three games in a row when they've outplayed the opposition. Hopefully a few results can go our way now and we can sneak in."

Captain's view

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis: "It was a good effort to get it so close towards the end, a great fight by the boys, but this game makes us all old very quickly. West Indies were just a bit better than us today. 

"The senior players needed to be there. Myself and Hashim [Amla] usually play a big anchor innings and let the others around us be aggressive, losing us both early was great for them. It was a little bit frantic in the first six overs, we didn't know what was a good score and so we pressed a bit hard, I think that's what cost us."

Captain's view

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy: "With two left-handers at the crease we backed Chris [Gayle] to do it, we started off really well and we have been getting wickets in the powerplay and putting pressure on the opposition. Today we were under pressure chasing a low total but the team responded. It was a tough win and tough wins don't really come often for us so we are really going to celebrate this."

Captain's view

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy: "I was smiling while I was watching but inside there were some butterflies. We came here to take one step to qualify and we have done that so we are really happy."

West Indies' Marlon Samuels is man of the match: "Sometimes you have to bat according to the situation, I had to go out there and build an innings with all my partners. And we knew once I was still there all we needed was one big over, whenever it came we would stay in front.

"If Gayle and Charles get a good start I go out there and play big shots like I did against England but I had to change my game.

"The pitch was a bit on the slow side, but we still have to give credit to South Africa, they bowled well. Our bowlers continue to do a good job and hopefully they can carry us through the tournament." 

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England are in second place in Group 1 and their run rate is 0.02, but South Africa's has slipped to 0.43. England's final group match is against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Saturday and the South Africans also play Sri Lanka last, in Delhi on Monday.

Final scorecard

West Indies 123-7 from 19.4 overs

Not out batsmen: Brathwaite 10, Ramdin 1

Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Gayle 4), 34-2 (Fletcher 11), 66-3 (Charles 32), 87-4 (Bravo 8), 100-5 (Russell 4) 100-6 (Sammy 0), 113-7 (Samuels 43 from 44)

Bowling figures: Rabada 3.4-0-38-1, Morris 4-0-32-0, Tahir 4-0-13-2, Wiese 4-0-19-1, Phangiso 4-0-19-1

Sixes: Three

South Africa 122-8: De Kock 47 from 46 Gayle 2-17, Bravo 2-20, Russell 2-28

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Daren Ganga

Former West Indies captain

"There were a couple of blunders with their batting but a tense victory for the West Indies, they've qualified for the semi-finals of the World T20 for a fourth time." 

West Indies win

WI 123-7

Dropped by Amla high to his right at backward point as Ramdin guides a short one away but the Windies have done it. They win by three wickets.

Scores are level

WI 122-7

Flicked down to deep square-leg, they are content with the single and the scores are level with three balls left.

WI 121-7

Wide down the leg-side and only two more needed now.

WI 120-7

Brathwaite certainly did not miss this one though, high backlift and it soars into the stands over mid-wicket for his side's third six of the innings.

WI 114-7

Swing and a miss from Carlos Brathwaite. Dot ball. Well bowled Kagiso Rabada.

WI 114-7

Brathwaite gets a single and will keep the bowling for Rabada's final over, with nine needed.

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Jay: Samuels didn't watch India vs Bangladesh, did he?


Samuels c De Villers b Morris 43 (WI 113-7)

He is not there any longer though, gone to the leg cutter. Caught in the deep going for another big one.

But Samuels is still there, a man with eight T20 fifties to his name, and he scythes Morris for two boundaries with thick edges down to third man. 

Daren Ganga

Former West Indies captain

"The pressure is building for the West Indies. With twelve deliveries left in this innings, South Africa will really feel they have chance." 

WI 103-6

Carlos Brathwaite is only in his fifth T20 international and he has his highest not out. He swishes at fresh air with several deliveries from Wiese and only three singles come from the over.

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Tom Holmes: This is enthralling cricket, but Tahir is done and with Samuels at the crease, West Indies have to remain favourites.

WI 100-6 (23 needed from 18 balls)

No hat-trick as Brathwaite pushes it back to the bowler but Tahir has done a fine job and taken 2-13 from four overs. Super stuff.

Daren Ganga

Former West Indies captain

"Animated celebrations, something we're used to with Tahir. Has he given South Africa a chance in this match? Sammy goes without scoring, Tahir will be on a hat-trick. Could this be the twist in the tale?"


Sammy b Tahir 0 (WI 100-6)

Gone first ball. Got him with the googly. Completely bamboozled, through the gate it goes, stumps everywhere, Tahir races away in celebration. Late drama. Not good for England by the way.


Russell c Miller b Tahir 4 (WI 100-5)

Now they only had three balls from Tahir to get through but Russell could not resist the slog sweep and it went straight to Miller at deep mid-wicket, who barely had to move.

We have a delay as the ball is being replaced. And two pairs from the groundstaff are running across the outfield with ropes to break up the evening dew. Could be a new Olympic sport in a few years.

WI 99-4 (24 needed from 24 balls)

New man Andre Russell shatters the stumps with a straight drive and breaks his bat in the process, they don't make them to last these days and I can't imagine him back in the Caribbean assiduously applying the linseed oil before use. But Samuels keeps the scoreboard ticking with an emphatic thump over the head of bowler Morris, the fourth of his innings. Run-a-ball required.

Ian Bishop

Former West Indies pace bowler

"You don't give up in situations like these. Remember India v Bangladesh from a couple of nights ago, when India were given an open goal. South Africa need to keep working away. Recent history suggests it's not over."

WI 91-4 (32 needed from 30 balls)

There are still Tahir's box of tricks, he is threatening but the Windies push singles and the leg-spinner only has one more over after this.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain

"That's exactly what South Africa needed to try and get themselves back in this game. It was an easy catch for Wiese, Bravo looking to carve it away."


Bravo c Wiese b Phangiso 8 (WI 87-4)

The willowy Phangiso is getting some significant turn and he picks up the wicket of Bravo, who slices to backward point. If South Africa could have done the Phangiso again they could have been in business, but he has completed his four-over allocation, so they can't.

WI 84-3

Dwayne Bravo joins Samuels and Gayle in the 1,000 T20 international runs club. Samuels backs away to carve Rabada for back-to-back boundaries, the second rather streakier than the first, which went like an exocet. Seven fours for the Windies so far.

WI 70-3 (53 needed from 48 balls)

Just singles in the remainder of the over from the steady Wiese, ably supported by an alert ring of fielders.

Ian Bishop

Former West Indies pace bowler

"One of the easier catches Du Plessis will have taken. He rings the changes and it brings rewards."


Charles c Du Plessis b Wiese 32 (WI 66-3)

But this one has not been well timed at all and goes further up than anywhere else, safely pouched by skipper Du Plessis as he tumbles to the ground at cover.

WI 66-2

This is a big ground but that is a massive hit, 101 metres from Charles over cow corner off Phangiso, well caught in the crowd around 15 rows back.

West Indies have the best 6,7,8 in the tournament (Bravo, Russell, Sammy.) Could be decisive in the knockout stages #WT20