Kagiso Rabada got here into the final over below extreme strain having been carted round for 45 runs in his first three overs and now being tasked to defend 14 runs within the final over.
Nevertheless, the tempo got here out with flying colors from it. Chris Woakes nearly hit one other six on the primary ball, albeit it was a mishit on a slower one from Kagiso Rabada, however was beautifully caught by Anrich Nortje on the mid-wicket boundary.
Eoin Morgan was again on strike, however he didn’t time his pull both on one other slower ball and was caught once more at deep mid-wicket. With the sport nonetheless alive, Chris Jordan too perished searching for a most and hit one other slower, brief supply to long-off.
Kagiso Rabada had a beaming smile on his face – he nearly couldn’t consider that he’d received a hat-trick after what had been a forgettable first three overs. This isn’t solely Kagiso Rabada’s maiden T20I hat-trick, however that is the first-ever hat-trick in Males’s T20I for any South African!
Bitter-sweet finish for us: Temba Bavuma
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma addressed this as a “Bitter-sweet” ending for his facet as regardless of winnings 4 out of 5 matches, similar as England and Australia, the Protea have to return dwelling owing to their inferior to the opposite two groups.
However, Bavuma and his facet will take loads of positives and experiences from their journey within the UAE previously month.
“The win was vital. Bitter-sweet finish for us. We achieved what we wished to – win the sport however simply couldn’t win it large enough. At the beginning of the match, that (internet run fee) was by no means an element for us, we simply wished to win video games. It’s all the time powerful to make up for that on the again finish, particularly towards a group like England. The younger guys will study lots from this. I feel that is going to present us numerous expertise and confidence. It’ll give us numerous data on go about issues ahead,” Bavuma stated on the post-match press convention.
England high the Group 1 adopted by Australia. Pakistan are on the high of Group 2, and considered one of India, New Zealand, and Afghanistan will be a part of them within the semis.