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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's about it from us: you can read Michael Emons's match report if you're just getting up (shame on you!) and have missed the game.

    You'll need to set your alarms tomorrow as there are two games on: we'll be here at 00:30 GMT for Bangladesh v New Zealand (01:00 start), swiftly followed by England's final game of a pretty sorry World Cup at 03:30 when they bid to avoid an Afghanistan-shaped banana skin. You'll be able to hear Test Match Special commentary on both games via BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website.

    Until then, enjoy the rest of your day. We'll be back tomorrow.

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    Kishin Mahtani: Last World Cup the team that beat only West Indies among Test nations and finished second in their group went on to win the Cup.

  3. Man of the match

    More from AB de Villiers: "It's never just a given you are going to make the quarter-finals of the World Cup, we have a lot of people we are representing back home and we have a great opportunity.

    [on taking 2-15 with his bowling] "There was an opportunity to give some of the part-time bowlers a run and it might come in handy in the knock-out games, it's not a given we are going to play seven batsmen but if we do it's good to have bowling options."

    AB de Villiers
  4. Man of the match

    South Africa skipper AB de Villiers: "Very happy about today, in the early stages of the match it moved around a bit and they made it difficult so I was very happy with the way we fought, which is what I want to see as a captain.

    "I try to keep it simple and stick to my game plans, it's not always easy to play against what they say is not such a good team so it was important to stick to my game plans and I think most of our batters did that really well."

  5. Man of the match

    He bats, he scores the most runs; he bowls, he takes wickets; he fields, he keeps, he takes catches, he captains, and he can probably knock you up a mean soufflé in his spare time - the man of the match is AB de Villiers.

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    So how's the table looking?

    South Africa get a "Q" next to their name and have completed their pool fixtures. Barring an unlikely net run-rate scenario elsewhere, they'll likely finish second, earning them a quarter-final place against the third-placed Pool A team, which barring any upsets in the final games, looks likely to be Sri Lanka.

    Pool B graphic
  7. Captain's view

    UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir: "We bowled well until 44-45 overs when things went a bit wrong. In batting it was a good knock from Patil and we almost batted 50 overs which is very positive for our batters.

    "It has given us a lot of confidence, they have some amazing bowlers, we are not used to playing against them. There is a huge difference between our domestic and this level so this is good experience, the more we play against these nations the better it is for our cricket."

  8. Final scorecard

    UAE 195-9 (all out) (47.3 overs)

    Batsman: Patil 57*

    Fall of wicket: 29-1 (Berenger 5), 45-2 (Amjad 21), 45-3 (Khurram 12), 108-4 (Anwar 39), 118-5 (Haider 7), 125-6 (Javed 5), 163-7 (Naveed 17), 189-8 (Tauqir 3), 195-9 (Shazad 0) - Alhashmi absent hurt

    Bowling figures: Steyn 9-1-40-1, Philander 8.3-1-34-2, Morkel 10-2-23-2, Duminy 3-1-12-1, Behardien 4-1-11-0, Tahir 10-0-40-1 De Villiers 3-0-15-2.

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs); De Villiers 99, Behardien 64 not out, Naveed 3-63

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  9. Post update

    A fairly routine win for South Africa - and the doughty Swapnil Patil finishes with 57 not out from 100 balls.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa's ground fielding was a bit untidy, the catching was very good, I think they would have liked a few more runs but you can't complain too much about 341. Morne Morkel bowled very well. Philander looked a bit rusty which is understandable, he hasn't played a game for over a fortnight.

    "They did what they were allowed to. It can be difficult, a bit like when a soccer team plays a team three leagues below them and they put eight across the goal."

    Listen to Test Match Special by clicking the audio icon.

  11. Champagne moment


  12. WICKET

    Shazad c Steyn b Philander 0 (UAE 195-9, all out)

    Can Philander finish off the innings? Shazad takes the traditional tail-ender's step back, and swing - he tries that and misses twice, and is caught at mid-on off the third ball.

    The players shake hands - with the injured Alhashmi unable to bat, the UAE are nine down but all out.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "There's only been horrible result when the UAE were bowled out for 100 by India and I just think 200 is entirely respectable by the UAE. All of the associates have done themselves proud."

  14. UAE 195-8

    Patil is joined by Kamran Shazad, who we think will be the last man as the injured Fahad Alhashmi is unlikely to bat. But for now, Patil's enjoying himself, knocking Morkel back over his head for four. He sees off the over, but Shazad will be facing next over.

    With the required rate having climbed above 36 and the UAE therefore needing snookers, I hope you'll understand if I no longer list the target each over...

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The bail must have gone 50 metres!"

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  16. WICKET

    Tauqir b Steyn 3 (UAE 189-8)

    With Patil having reached 50, Tauqir won't win any bravery awards here - backing away to square leg while Steyn bowls him middle stump, and one of the flashing bails disappears into the night.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Patil has worked, dare I say, probably harder than anyone else who has reached fifty in this tournament. He's been there for a very long time, he came to the wicket in the 13th over."

  18. Patil 50

    UAE 188-7

    Whisper it quietly, the UAE could end up batting out the overs here, something which looked unfathomable half-an-hour or so ago. It's celebration time for the doughty Swapnil Patil, who pulls a two through mid-wicket for his second ODI fifty from 93 balls.

  19. UAE 186-7 (target 342)

    Can Morne Morkel, with 2-16 from eight overs, finish it for South Africa? He fires one in from round the wicket which hits Tauqir's armguard and disappears for four "leg" byes - acceptable, as he was taking evasive action.

    Morne Morkel
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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "They're getting peppered but they're sticking in there. Good on them!"

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  21. UAE 181-7

    This match is sleepwalking towards its inevitable conclusion - Steyn has two slips in but can't draw the edge from captain Tauqir, who defends a couple of straight ones. Maiden over. In the 44th over of an ODI.

  22. UAE 181-7 (target 342)

    Patil goes for the scoop, shovelling Tahir over his left shoulder for a couple, while we then have a collector's item - a fielding mistake by De Villiers who swoops on the ball but can't effect a clean pick-up and they run one. Maybe he's human after all.

  23. UAE 177-7 (Patil 44*, Tauqir 2*)

    Dale Steyn to return, it's not quite been vintage Steyn today as he's now wicketless in seven overs as the UAE pair help themselves to occasional ones and twos. Patil is six runs away from what would be only a second ODI half-century.

    And a bit of news for England fans - former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier has a new job. He'll be taking over as CEO of the Rugby League International Federation on 1 April.

  24. UAE 173-7 (target 342)

    Tahir in for his ninth over, Patil sweeps and they run two to the lumbering Morne Morkel at fine leg, while in a rare attacking foray, he whacks a four through extra cover. If anyone's still holding out hope of an unlikely UAE win, the required rate is up above 18.

  25. Scorecard update

    UAE 166-7 (40 overs)

    Batsmen: Patil 35*, Tauqir 1*

    Fall of wicket: 29-1 (Berenger 5), 45-2 (Amjad 21), 45-3 (Khurram 12) 108-4 (Anwar 39) 118-5 (Haider 7) 125-6 (Javed 5) 163-7 (Naveed 17)

    Bowling figures: Steyn 6-0-33-0, Philander 8-1-34-1, Morkel 8-2-16-2, Duminy 3-1-12-1, Behardien 4-1-11-0, Tahir 8-0-29-1 De Villiers 3-0-15-2

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs); De Villiers 99, Behardien 64 not out, Naveed 3-63

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  26. UAE 166-7 (Patil 34*, Tauqir 1*)

    Captain Mohammad Tauqir in at nine, one place higher than he's been for most of the tournament so far. He pokes a single into the covers while at the other end, Patil is chipping away with another couple of singles and has 35 from 73 balls.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Good old fashioned tailender's innings, swung at just about everything and 17 off 15 deliveries was the result."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  28. WICKET

    Naveed c De Villiers b Philander 17 (UAE 163-7)

    Naveed's entertaining cameo is ended as he swipes the ball over mid-wicket and is easily caught by the skipper to give the recalled Philander another wicket. De Villiers has scored 99, taken two wickets and a catch, the man of the match award engraver can probably make a start.


    Supporters cheer as South Africa claim another wicket
  29. UAE 162-6 (target 342)

    Having tried his three fast bowlers so far in this powerplay, De Villiers turns to leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Naveed clubs a couple of singles.

    And if you didn't hear the Paul Farbrace interview on TMS during the interval between innings, you can read it on the BBC Sport website.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Very, very impressive from Morne Morkel, he's pretty frightening at the moment. But if a bowler bowls a no-ball it's amazing how many times the seventh ball of the over goes to the boundary. Morkel has had the chastening experience of losing out on wickets because of bowling no balls."

  31. UAE 158-6 (Patil 32*, Naveed 15*)

    Morkel replaces Philander, the crowd will be pleased as a Patil single gets the entertaining Naveed back on strike. He backs away to leg and swings but Morkel, bowling round the wicket, delivers a no-ball. (Not that Naveed really needs the invitation of a free hit to have a wild swing). The free hit ball is signalled as wide, so we get another, which Naveed swipes high into the night sky. He's "caught" by De Kock as the batsmen run a single. With Patil back on strike, the tempo changes, and he has to rear away from a snorter from Morkel.

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    Moose: Is AB even human?! Or is he a secret Dr Who robot?

  33. UAE 154-6 (target 342)

    Shaun Pollock on TMS correctly predicts a slower ball... but it's wide of off sump and Naveed lets it go by. 15 from the over, keep doing that and they could theoretically win...

  34. Six

    UAE 154-6

    An enormous change in pace at the other end, as De Villiers (right-arm medium if we're being generous) is replaced by Dale Steyn (right-arm fast, no arguments). But the faster he bowls, the faster he can go to the boundary, as an attempted yorker is guided off his legs for four by Patil. A single brings the free-swinging Naveed on strike, he aims a cross-batted blast which flies over the keeper for four and then hoists Steyn into the stand at long-on for six! It's keeping the crowd on their feet, at least. UAE past 150.

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the danger for South Africa, this is when Philander comes back and he's not nearly as effective as he could be, the lack of pace at this time of the innings you can definitely put him under pressure."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  36. UAE 139-6 (target 342)

    Amla steps back from slip to virtually a fly slip position. We have two contrasting batsmen at the crease: while Patil is attempting to bat through the 50 overs, Naveed looks determined to go out in a blaze of glory - and when he does connect, he swings the ball high over extra cover for four.

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    Chaos Theory: Wayne Parnell now doing tricks in the field just like football players do when they are winning by a huge margin.

  38. Powerplay

    UAE 135-6

    Aussie umpire Steve Davis, who rarely shows much emotion on the field, twirls his arm with a little more gusto than usual to signal the batting powerplay, and Philander returns from the City End. Patil pushes ahead with a single, Naveed has a huge agricultural mow and misses, earning him a smaile from Philander, who then fires in a bouncer which plunks Naveed on the helmet and flicks over the keeper's head for four leg byes.

  39. UAE 130-6 (De Villiers 3-0-15-2)

    Mohammad Naveed is the new batsman but it's Patil on strike - and even De Villiers can't help being smacked through the leg side for four when he sends one down too short. Will he bowl himself in a powerplay?

  40. Drinks break

    Players take an impromptu drinks break.

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Another short delivery from AB and he picks up another wicket. Javed decided to go after it and it was a juggling act by Wayne Parnell before finally he had it under control."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  42. WICKET

    Javed c sub (WD Parnell) b De Villiers 5 (UAE 125-6)

    Wayne Parnell takes his juggling catch

    Javed is the next man to fall - top-edging De Villiers into the night sky and it's juggled a couple of times and eventually caught by Wayne Parnell at wide mid-on. ABDV now has 2-10 - nothing wrong with buying a wicket, your honour.


  43. UAE 121-5 (target 342)

    Javed manages to pick Tahir's googly to work a single off his legs. Patil is holding up his end well, he has 20 from 54 balls.

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    Jay: I bet ABDV can bowl a swinging yorker, reverse sweep that for six and then scramble to take a stunning catch in the stands.

    I've found it unwise to predict what ABDV can and cannot do.

  45. UAE 119-5

    Amjad Javed, who's got some long levers on him, is the new batsman. Patil helps himself to a single, and Javed defends his first ball off the back foot. ABDV has 1-6 from two overs.

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a wonderful catch, a lot of ground covered by Roussouw. It was in the air for a period of time but he had to cover a lot of ground and put the dive in, then hang on when his elbows hit the ground. I think AB will want to check to see where he is on the list of wicket-takers in this tournament now!"

  47. WICKET

    Haider c Rossouw b De Villiers 7 (UAE 118-5)

    ABDV gives himself a second over - and he's the man with the golden arm as Haider skies one high over mid-wicket and it's the second stunning catch of the day by the diving Rossouw, who really is leading the life of Rilee today.


  48. UAE 115-4 (Patil 17*, Haider 6*)

    Left-hander Haider unleashes an early reverse sweep against Tahir which disappears for four. The target - for those of you prone to wild optimism - is another 227 runs from 18 overs, with the required rate shooting above 12 and a half.

  49. UAE 110-4 (target 342)

    Bringing yourself on to bowl just after a wicket's fallen is the perk of captains in all forms of cricket - and that's what AB de Villiers has done, to send down an over of gentle medium pace. Despite his skills as a near-superhuman batsman and fielder (and occasional wicketkeeper), AB has proved himself a half-decent part-time bowler in recent times, and only concedes two singles from the over - so may grant himself another. New batsman Saqlain Haider is off the mark.

  50. Scorecard update

    UAE 108-4 (30 overs)

    Batsmen: Patil 16*, Haider 0*

    Fall of wicket: 29-1 (Berenger 5), 45-2 (Amjad 21), 45-3 (Khurram 12) 108-4 (Anwar 39)

    Bowling figures: Steyn 5-0-18-0, Philander 6-1-26-0, Morkel 7-2-12-2, Duminy 3-1-12-1, Behardien 4-1-11-0, Tahir 5-0-19-1

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs); De Villiers 99, Behardien 64 not out, Naveed 3-63

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I just wonder if he picked the right length to hit, Tahir just offering slightly shy of the perfect length to hit. It's a sad end for Anwar, he was softened up in the previous over by Morkel but he's been a pleasure to watch and I wouldn't bet against him scoring big runs against the West Indies."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  52. WICKET

    Anwar c Rossouw b Tahir 39 (UAE 108-4)

    But it's not Anwar's day as he slog-sweeps Tahir into the deep and picks out the man at deep mid-wicket.

    The UAE are four down - but if you weren't with us earlier, it could be effectively five as seamer Fahad Alhashmi, down at number 10 on the card, left the field on an injury cart and with runners no longer permitted in international cricket, he must be at least a doubt to come out and bat.

    Anwar wicket
  53. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Most runs by an Associate player at a World Cup: Shaiman Anwar 308 (when he reached 38*) 2015, ahead of Ryan ten Doeschate's 307 in 2011."

  54. Ouch!

    UAE 105-3 (target 342)

    A seagull circles the Wellington "Cake Tin" as a single means Anwar moves ahead of Amla on 308 runs four the tournament - his next target is India's Shikhar Dhawan, in fourth place on 333. His partner Patil is more watchful against Morkel, who oversteps for a no-ball which Patil knocks for a single - that earns Anwar a free hit. But the free hit ball smacks Anwar on the hip, that's got to hurt...

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    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the World Cup should inspire more small teams to think 'hey the UAE are there, we could get there'. The ICC should be trying to grow the game even if it means losing a little money, or a lot of money."

  56. UAE 102-3 (Anwar 37*, Patil 13*)

    With the UAE needing a mere 245 from 23 overs, captain De Villiers rotates his bowlers in search of a fourth wicket. Anwar sweeps him for four to take his side into three figures. Tahir has 0-16 from four.

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    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "Anwar has looked comfortable against the fast bowlers, the challenge always is to try to figure out how he gets to put them away because he doesn't get many bad balls. You learn to do that the more you face these bowlers."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  58. UAE 97-3 (target 342)

    Anwar, briefly the tournament's leading run-scorer earlier in the group stage if I remember rightly, is moving up the charts again, now six runs behind fifth-placed Hashim Amla who has 307 runs from six innings. South Africa want a wicket so turn back to Morne Morkel who gave the Emirati a bit of chin music earlier. He fires in a bouncer which hits the seam and sails over the keeper's head for four byes which bring up the fifty stand. Anwar edges his score to 32 with a single.

  59. UAE 91-3 (Anwar 31*, Patil 12*)

    Anwar comes down the track to Philander and smacks him wide of mid-off for four, right off the meat of the bat. Philander responds by digging in a bouncer which Anwar ducks - then next ball, he launches the bowler for another four, this time over his head. This stand is now worth 46, but Anwar is keeping this sparse crowd entertained.

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Bangladesh could yet be South Africa's quarter-final opponents should they upset the high-flying New Zealanders."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  61. UAE 83-3 (target 342)

    Steyn in for his fifth over, Anwar looks content to see him off, just a single from the over. For those of you who remember the opening game of the inaugural World Cup in 1975, it's the Sunil Gavaskar approach to run chases...

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    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Large rain is on its way apparently, if that's the case the UAE are about 150 runs behind on Duckworth-Lewis. Maybe not 150 but 100."

  63. Post update

    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "Normally De Villiers doesn't really want to bowl Philander at the end but he might make an exception today just so he can put those hamstrings to the test."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  64. UAE 82-3

    Vernon Philander, back in the side today after a hamstring injury, returns for a second spell as he continues to prove his fitness - but Anwar is happy to fight fire with fire as he stands tall and hooks a bouncer for four. A single takes him to 22 from 39 balls - his partner Patil, freed from wicketkeeping duties today, has 12 from 32.

  65. UAE 76-3 (target 342)

    South Africa decide on another burst from Dale Steyn, who has a slip in, but that's too close to the legs of Anwar, one of the leading scorers in the tournament and by a distance the leading Associate batsman, and he helps it off his pads for four. But otherwise, it's a painful over for Anwar who has to deal with a couple of bounders from the Proteas speedster.

  66. Post update

    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think South Africa will want to play all their batsmen, I don't think they will drop Quinton de Kock despite his lack of touch, I think they'll give him the opportunity in the big games. I think they'll want to play [Rilee] Rossouw as well."

  67. UAE 72-3 (Anwar 13*, Patil 12*)

    Anwar and Patil help themselves to ones and twos against Behardien - all very well if they're trying to bat out the 50 overs, but it won't be long before the required run rate creeps towards 10 an over.

  68. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "UAE just trying to limit the damage here."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  69. UAE 67-3 (target 342)

    Thanks, Michael. As ever, Imran Tahir is quickly through his over, much needed by South Africa with the length of some of those run-ups. It looks like the over's only going to cost a couple of singles before Patil sweeps, bisecting two boundary fielders and the UAE have their first boundary for 11 overs.

  70. Scorecard update

    UAE 61-3 (20 overs)

    Batsmen: Anwar 8*, Patil 6*

    Fall of wicket: 29-1 (Berenger 5), 45-2 (Amjad 21), 45-3 (Khurram 12)

    Bowling figures: Steyn 3-0-13-0, Philander 4-1-13-0, Morkel 5-2-7-2, Duminy 3-1-12-1, Behardien 3-1-6-0, Tahir 2-0-5-0

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs); De Villiers 99, Behardien 64 not out, Naveed 3-63

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  71. UAE 61-3

    Slow, slow progress in Wellington. Anwar is extremely lucky to not chop one wide back on to his off stump. Behardien has bowled three overs, and only conceded six. And with that, it is back to Mark Mitchener.

  72. UAE 59-3

    Shaiman Anwar sends a full toss away for one at long-off, before another single to the same area. Only three off the over. As Shaun Pollock suggests, UAE are completely being outclassed at the moment.

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The associate nations turn up to World Cups and are full of confidence, they've worked really hard on their games. Then what often happens is after two or three games they get found out and realise they cant compete with the bigger teams, get a bit deflated and you get performances like this, where they are going through the motions in many ways."

  74. UAE 56-3 (Anwar 5, Patil 4)

    The UAE batsman are beginning to look impatient, frustrated by their lack of recent runs. A wild swing from Patil. Probably good he didn't touch it as it could've gone anywhere. Patil has faced 19 balls. And scored four. A maiden for Behardien.

  75. UAE 56-3 (target 342)

    Imran Tahir is another bowler who has had a good tournament, picking up five wickets against West Indies, three against Zimbabwe and one against both India and Pakistan.

    The spinner nearly has another wicket with his first ball here. It nips back violently into Shaiman Anwar, who is very relieved to see the ball missing leg stump. A single each for both batsmen in the 17th over.

  76. UAE 54-3

    It is the first look today at the bowling of Farhaan Behardien. He is aiming to build on his impressive form with the bat earlier today that saw him score 64 off 31 balls and a few wickets could guarantee his quarter-final spot.

    But the radar is a bit off in his first over. Two wides, but still only four off the over. UAE are wrapped up, struggling to survive at the moment. Unless there is an absolute miracle, any slim chances of a shock victory look to have vanished already.

  77. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Morne Morkel has been in good rhythm in this World Cup. Some of the surfaces don't really suit him, he struggles to bowl full at times, but when they do suit him he's a real handful."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  78. UAE 50-3 (Anwar 3, Patil 2)

    Morne Morkel continues to excel. He has figures of two wickets for seven runs, off five overs. Patil top edges for one, before a couple for Anwar off the final ball of the over.

  79. UAE 47-3

    In his previous four matches, Shaiman Anwar had scored 270 runs. As a comparison, that is more than England's Eoin Morgan (90), Gary Ballance (36) and James Taylor (141) put together. Now that is one depressing stat for English fans.

    Anwar gets off the mark in the 14th over with a single off the pads after Duminy had gone around the wicket.

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    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "To show they've made improvement the UAE have got to be able to show that there is a structure to the way they chase down a target."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  81. UAE 45-3

    So both batsmen are on zero. South Africa have just been far too good so far. UAE just need to consolidate for a bit, or this may not last long.

  82. Post update

    Joe Wilson

    BBC News sports correspondent at the World Cup

    On Twitter: Morne Morkel to UAE batsmen. The gulf in ability is too vast.

  83. Post update

    Pommie Mbangwa

    Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "He came in to try and reap the rewards of what he'd done before. He was searching for a short ball because that's what had been at him the over before, and he just got a bottom edge."

  84. WICKET

    Khurram Khan c De Kock b M Morkel 12 (UAE 45-3)

    Morne Morkel had worked Khurram Khan over in his previous over, and gets his reward soon after. It is an ugly swipe from the batsman, who is caught behind by Quinton de Kock.


    Khurram Khan walks off
  85. UAE 45-2 (target 342)

    Next man in Shaiman Anwar, who, without doubt, has been the best UAE batsman so far this tournament. He has made scores of 67, 106 and 62, while no other UAE player has managed to make a half-century.

  86. WICKET

    Amjad c Behardien b Duminy 21 (UAE 45-2)

    His first over went for 10, but what a response from JP Duminy. Amjad has gone and UAE fall to 45-2. He picks out Farhaan Behardien at deep square leg.


    Amjad Ali walks off
  87. Ouch!

    UAE 45-1

    It is a short ball, and smashes into the side of Khurram Khan's helmet. Morne Morkel is the first man to check to see if he is OK, which he is.

    But there's no mercy from Morkel as a few deliveries later another feisty one smashes into the top of the bat, bouncing off the fingers. How will the batsman cope with this. Hostile from Morkel. He wants more wickets.

    Morne Morkel and Khurram Khan
  88. Scorecard update

    UAE 42-1 (10 overs)

    Batsmen: Amjad 19*, Khurram 11*

    Fall of wicket: 29-1 (Berenger 5)

    Bowling figures: Steyn 3-0-13-0, Philander 4-1-13-0, Morkel 2-1-1-1, Duminy 1-0-10-0.

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs); De Villiers 99, Behardien 64 not out, Naveed 3-63

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  89. UAE 42-1 (Amjad 19, Khurram 11)

    JP Duminy is into the attack, but flights in a wide delivery, which Khurram Khan happily cuts away for four between cover-point and cover. That was the second boundary of the over after an earlier shot was punched through cover. Ten off the over. The most expensive of the innings so far.

  90. UAE 32-1 (Morkel 1-1, Philander 0-13)

    What a tournament it has been for Morne Morkel. His dismisal of Berenger was his 12th wicket of the tournament. He may well be getting more soon. The UAE batsman struggle to deal with him and the ninth over is a maiden.

  91. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The recurring theme I heard from players who worked with Bob Woolmer was 'well, what do you think?' - you always felt you were in control of the coaching. He was not so much instructive, as working with you."

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  92. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    TMS have been recalling the late Bob Woolmer, who coached South Africa, Warwickshire and Pakistan before his untimely death at the 2007 World Cup.

    "I was lucky enough to be at Warwickshire for Bob Woolmer's second spell. He didn't have the players he had in his first spell like Dermot Reeve and Paul Smith, but he broke things down so perfectly for you that it became absolute simplicity, rather than you having six or seven different thoughts at the crease."

  93. UAE 32-1 (Amjad 18, Khurram 1)

    Three singles off the over. Vernon Philander's four overs have only gone for 13 so far. He came in for Kyle Abbott, who had taken eight wickets in his last three matches. Who will get the nod for the quarter-final? A lovely dilemma to have for the South Africans.

  94. Post update

    Adam Mountford

    BBC Test Match Special producer

    On Twitter: "Alex Hales in the nets as England practice for the final time at this World Cup."

    England play Afghanistan tomorrow. Our live commentary will begin at 00:30 GMT with the New Zealand v Bangladesh game before focusing on England's final World Cup match from 03:30 GMT onwards.

    Alex Hales
  95. UAE 29-1

    Khurram Khan is next in. He has played in all four of UAE's matches. His top score so far is 45, made against Zimbabwe in their first game.

  96. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It was an absolute snorter from Morne Morkel after a bouncer the previous ball. The batsman fended it off and would have imagined it would have landed safe, but the technique for Rossouw to scoop the ball up was absolutely fantastic. Wonderful fielding. And Morkel is running in seriously hard here."

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  97. WICKET

    Berenger c Rossouw b M Morkel 5 (UAE 29-1)

    Stunning from Rilee Rossouw. And Andri Berenger is gone. Rossouw dives to his left after a lively ball from Morne Morkel and scoops the ball up just before it could hit the ground. A wonderfully hostile over from Morkel, who had sent in a bouncer earlier in the over.


    Andri Berenger walks off
  98. UAE 26-0 (target 342)

    For all you romantics out there, UAE do not just need to record their highest ever total to win, they absolutely have to smash their previous best.

    Their score of 285-7 in their first match of the tournament against Zimbabwe is currently their best ever one-day effort. But it is a solid start from the underdogs.

    Philander drifts into the pads, and Amjad punishes him with his third boundary of the innings, before adding another three after taking advantage of two sloppy mis-fields from South Africa. Seven off the over.

  99. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "In terms of AB de Villiers' captaincy, I don't think it comes naturally to him. He has to work at it - that's why he likes to stand at mid-on early on, though usually he's in a more key position at the business end. I'm not saying it would weaken the fielding if he took the [wicketkeeping] gloves in the quarter-finals, but it might take the edge off his captaincy."

  100. UAE 19-0

    Amjad flicks one away off his pads as Dale Steyn loses his line and it is a boundary through mid-wicket for the UAE man. Ali then throws everything he has got at another Steyn delivery, nearly losing his footing as his swivels around for a single down to third man.

    Rain had been forecast today, but there are no signs of any weather interruptions with Wellington in the sunshine.

  101. UAE 14-0 (target 342)

    Thanks Mitch. So how will these batsmen fare against Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander? They probably haven't come up against this pace much before.

    Philander concedes a couple of leg byes in an otherwise uneventful fourth over.

  102. Appeal - not out

    UAE 12-0

    Steyn also has a third slip posted as Berenger swings and slices one over the cordon for four. Then the big fast bowler screams an lbw appeal as Berenger tries to force him through the leg side - but he's right to decide against a review as the ball-tracker says "wickets missing".

    Time for me to hand you back to Michael Emons for a spell...

  103. UAE 7-0 (Amjad 4, Berenger 1)

    The fit-again Vernon Philander will take the second new ball from the other end - Berenger is off the mark with a single, but captain AB de Villiers has seen enough in Philander's bowling to bring in a third slip. Amjad tries to force the ball off his legs, they run a leg bye and Behardien's throw deflects off non-striker Berenger and they almost apologetically run an overthrow.

  104. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Dale Steyn is celebrating his 100th ODI cap for the second time as he actually made his ODI debut for an Africa XI against an Asia XI in 2005, playing two games. Today is his 102nd ODI - and his 100th cap for South Africa."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

    Dale Steyn
  105. UAE 4-0 (target 342)

    Steyn fires one past Amjad's outside edge, before the left-hander gets them on the scoreboard by pulling a shorter delivery for four through mid-wicket.

  106. Post update

    Amjad Ali and Andre Berenger opening the batting, to face the fearsome South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn.

  107. Post update

  108. Post update

    And quick as a flash, because they bowled their overs a little slowly which shortened the interval a little, the UAE are ready to begin their innings - needing 342 for a shock victory against South Africa.

  109. Post update

    What if England suffer an upset against Afghanistan on Friday?

    More from England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "I'm not thinking about losing to Afghanistan. I was expecting us to beat Bangladesh, but they were the better side. What happens if we don't beat Afghanistan? That's something I'm not even thinking about. I want to be involved in a successful England team, I thoroughly enjoyed it at Yorkshire and Sri Lanka, and I want success with England."

  110. Post update

    More from England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "The amount of data and team meetings we had with Sri Lanka was more than we had with the England team. Ian Bell is a very methodical player who looks at the footage, while Moeen Ali doesn't want to hear about the opposition - he just wants to go out and do his job. As coaches, we have to cover everyone's preferences. We don't spend hours and hours looking over numbers - we have an analyst who gives us the figures, and if we choose to share that with the players, we do. The idea that we spend hours and hours on analysis isn't true."

  111. Post update

    More from England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "When the national team doesn't play well, you take the flak. That goes with the territory. It's not Peter Moores's fault that we've not qualified for the next stage - we're all in it together, players and coaches. We win together and we lose together. We're deeply hurt and we want to show we can make amends."

  112. Post update

    England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on TMS: "The team spirit's not good, if I'm honest. It's been huge disappointment with results and the way we've played. I'm not sure we've recovered from the first two crushing defeats against Australia and New Zealand. There's no plan to play cautiously - Moeen Ali goes out and hits the new ball over the top. Tomorrow is about being up for the game, we want them to go out and play with freedom."

  113. Post update

    More from Afghanistan coach Andy Moles on TMS: "We're under no illusions that we're going to win the tournament, but we've won a lot of friends, we need to be realistic and work on how we can make the side better. The group of players underneath this group needs to get a lot more cricket in them."

    What are the differences between working in Birmingham and Kabul?

    "The curries are better in Birmingham. Anyone who knows me will know I love a curry. I've been in Kabul for two or three months in the seven or eight months I've had the job, and I've not felt threatened at any time, touch wood. Cricket in Afghanistan is like India - these players are idolised, they're leaders and they're a unifying message around the world."

  114. Email

    David, Spain: That final knock by Behardien has probably sealed it for South Africa. Up till then, UAE had restricted a strong batting line-up pretty well. Yet to be seen if Anwar and Khurram Khan can make the chase exciting.

  115. Post update

    Afghanistan coach Andy Moles on TMS, looking ahead to the England game: "If we show a bit more composure with the bat, we've still got a scare in us. They've got to play the Afghan way, they play with passion, there are sometimes arguments when someone's made the wrong decision, but they leave that on the field. What we've got to do is learn from these opportunities against Full Member sides, and we'll learn the more we play."

  116. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Moeen and Woakes will be missing for England tomorrow, so they're down to 13 players. So it's a chance for Tredwell, maybe Ballance, or Bopara who hasn't played in this World Cup yet."

  117. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "This New Zealand side is good enough to go all the way. Whether they do depends on who they play, as the knock-out phase is a completely different ball game."

  118. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sphamandla Nqubuka: Great cameo by Berhadien... Now do it when it counts in QF.

  119. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a bit like the 1992 World Cup, there's a wave of euphoria that New Zealand are doing well. Even though it's the start of the rugby season, the World Cup is still getting a lot of coverage."

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  120. Player reaction

    South Africa's David Miller, who scored 49, said: "We have played consistent cricket over the last year or year-and-a-half so the confidence has comes from not only this tournament but that period as well. All of the top six have made contributions in the competition.

    "It was great to be out there and have a little partnership with AB de Villiers, which is what we needed at the time."

  121. Live now

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Time to pour yourself another mug of cocoa and pin back your ears as shortly on Test Match Special, they'll be looking ahead to England's game with Afghanistan tomorrow, with Jonathan Agnew having interviewed assistant coach Paul Farbrace.

    But first, they're checking in with Kevin Howells and Bryan Waddle, who are Hamilton for tomorrow's match between co-hosts New Zealand and Bangladesh, who have both already booked their quarter-final place.

  122. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa scored more than 400 against Ireland and West Indies, so the UAE have not done badly at all here."

  123. End-of-innings scorecard

    South Africa 341-6 (50 overs; lost toss)

    Batsmen: Behardien 64 Philander 10

    Fall of wicket: 17-1 (Amla 12), 85-2 (De Kock 26), 96-3 (Rossouw 43), 204-4 (Miller 49), 257-5 (De Villiers 99), 292-6 (Duminy 23).

    Bowling figures: Naveed 10-0-63-3, Shazad 8-0-59-1, Javed 9-0-62-1, Tauqir 10-0-47-1, Alhashmi 7.2-0-45-0, Khurram 4-0-31-0, Anwar 0.4-0-4-0.

    Full scorecard

    Farhaan Behardien and Vernon Philander
  124. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm sure South Africa will want Behardien to get through a lot of work with the ball now - if he can bowl seven or eight overs, or even the full 10, rather than having to go to the other part-timers, you can ink him in for that number seven spot for the quarter-finals."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary by clicking the audio icon.

  125. SA 341-6

    Behardien continues his assault on Javed's figures as he punches another four through mid-wicket, and steps outside leg stump to bash the last ball of the innings for a first-bounce four past extra cover. 21 off that last over.

  126. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "He had long enough to line up the ball. It has gone higher than the stadium roof, and the fielder did everything right up until the ball got there."

  127. Dropped catch

    SA 333-6

    Another big hit, the ball sails high into the Wellington sky and Behardien is dropped at cow corner as the ball slips out of Mustafa's hands. They run two.

  128. Behardien 50

    SA 331-6

    Another six, this time over long-on, brings up Behardien's fifty from 28 balls.

  129. Six

    SA 325-6

    Last over. Javed to bowl, and Behardien can only work a single to long-off. Philander heaves one to substitute fielder Rohan Mustafa at long-on and then Javed straus with a high full toss which Behardien swivel-pulls into the stand at mid-wicket for six. It's also a no-ball.

  130. SA 316-6 (Behardien 41, Philander 9)

    Naveed responds with a good yorker which Philander can only dig out for a single, but when he misses his length, Behardien powers him for four through the covers. A single means he'll be on strike for the last over, with 41 from 25 balls. Naveed finishes with 3-63 from 10.

  131. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "When batting, UAE will need to remember that Dale Steyn can only bowl 10 overs, and Morne Morkel can only bowl 10.

    "Those overs might hurt and might be uncomfortable, but if they are going to try and avoid being embarrassed and being bowled out for a low score they are advised to be careful against those two. But they should also look at the fact that South Africa will have to rely on part-time bowlers as their fifth bowler."

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  132. SA 308-6

    Behardien steers Naveed for a single but Philander is tucking in here, driving a two before punching a four through cow corner.

  133. SA 301-6 (Behardien 33, Philander 2)

    Vernon Philander, back in the side after nursing a hamstring strain for a couple of weeks, comes in for the last three overs - and after an exchange of singles, Javed spears one down the leg side and Behardien flicks it off his legs for four. A waist-high full toss to Philander is nearly called as a no-ball - but the umpires decide against it, and a single to mid-wicket brings up 300 for the Proteas. Nine from the over.

  134. Post update

    Daniel McHardy

    BBC Test Match Special

    "He was swatting against the line. Mohammad Naveed has been one of the best bowlers for UAE and he has now got three wickets. There have been lots of starts from the South African batsmen, but with no one really going from fourth to fifth gear."

  135. WICKET

    Duminy lbw b Naveed 23 (SA 292-6)

    Now, did that pitch outside leg? That must be the only doubt - no, it pitches on leg and it's "umpire's call" for clipping off stump - so the on-field decision stands and Duminy walks.


    JP Duminy
  136. Umpire review

    Duminy swings across the line and misses, is hit on the pad and given out - but with a review available, decides to take it.

  137. Post update

    Daniel McHardy

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Mohammad Naveed is moving the ball nicely away from the right-hander. You expect to see this in the sixth over, not so late in the innings."

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  138. SA 291-5

    Tauqir is rotating his seamers here, Mohammad Naveed is back and with two overs left in his allocation, he may bowl the 47th and 49th. Behardien lofts one over the bowler's head - while the UAE are confusing matters as the substitute fielder who gives chase is wearing a shirt with wicketkeeper Saqlain Haider's name and number on. (Surely not even a superhuman fielder like AB de Villiers could keep wicket AND field in the deep?). Behardien, who's scoring almost twice as quickly as Duminy, heaves a four through mid-wicket.

  139. SA 283-5 (Duminy 23, Behardien 17)

    Seamer Amjad Javed replaces spinner Khurram Khan, Behardien helps himself to some ones and twos but Javed is right on the money - though the UAE nearly lose a second bowler to injury as his back foot slides out from under him in his delivery stride, but the rangy Javed is back up straight away to finish the over.

  140. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "AB de Villiers is the first captain to be dismissed for 99 in a World Cup game.

    "Captains out for 99 in ODIs: Sanath Jayasuriya v India (Colombo, 2001) & v England (Adelaide, 2003) and Stephen Fleming v England (Bristol, 2004)."

    AB De Villiers