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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    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!

  3. 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."

  4. 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."

  5. 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."

  6. 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."

  7. Post update

    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." 

  8. Latest standings

    Group 1 table
  9. Post update

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. 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

    Full scorecard

  12. Post update

    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." 

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. WI 121-7

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

  16. 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.

  17. WI 114-7

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

  18. 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?

  20. WICKET

    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.