England vs. South Africa, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMarch 29, 2014

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - MARCH 29:  Wayne Parnell of South Africa celebrates dismissing Michael Lumb of England during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between England and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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England were eliminated from the World Twenty20 tournament after going down to a three-run defeat to South Africa in Chittagong.

The 2010 champions won the toss and elected to field but saw the Proteas post a massive score of 196-5 with Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers both making half-centuries.

England could only make 193-7 in their reply. Their second defeat means they cannot qualify from Group 1 as South Africa join India in the last four.

Amla made 56 from 37 balls at the top of the order but an unbeaten 69 from stand-in skipper de Villiers propelled SA to a big score.

Quinton de Kock laboured to 29 off 33 balls, and the in-form JP Duminy was run out cheaply, but de Villiers, leading the side in the absence of the suspended Faf du Plessis, smashed his total from just 28 balls.

His innings featured nine boundaries and three sixes with Jade Dernbach taking particularly rough treatment as South Africa posted the highest score of the tournament.

South Africa: 196 for 5 (20 overs)
Amla c Hales b Broad 56 68 37
de Kock st Buttler b Tredwell 29 75 33
AB de Villiers not out 69 54 28
Duminy run out (Bopara) 5 11 5
Miller c Moeen b Jordan 19 25 15
A Morkel b Bresnan 3 7 3
Extras 1nb 8w 4b 2lb 15
Moeen2 0 17 0
Dernbach3 0 44 0
Bresnan3 0 28 1
Jordan3 0 30 1
Tredwell3 0 25 1
Broad4 0 33 1
Bopara2 0 13 0

England's reply started dramatically as Alex Hales was caught off a harshly adjudged Albie Morkel no-ball in the second over.

The centurion against Sri Lanka made 38 before being caught in the deep off Wayne Parnell, a second wicket for the left-armer after he removed Michael Lumb for 18.

Parnell, making his first appearance of the tournament, claimed his second wicket in as many balls as Moeen Ali was caught behind off a bottom edge for 10 to leave England 92-3 at halfway.

England failed to find the boundary for 28 balls and lost Eoin Morgan along the way as they fell further behind the run rate. Then Jos Buttler was caught for 34, attempting a reverse sweep off Imran Tahir.

When Chris Jordan departed for 16, caught off Beuran Hendricks, another 30 was needed off nine balls.

Ravi Bopara was caught for 30 off the first ball of Dale Steyn's final over, and England's tournament dreams vanished.

England: 193 for 7 (20 overs)
Hales c Miller b Parnell 38 35 22
Lumb c Miller b Parnell 18 23 14
Moeen c de Kock b Parnell 10 13 10
Morgan c de Kock b Tahir 14 26 14
Buttler c A Morkel b Tahir 34 36 24
Bopara c Miller b Steyn 31 37 18
Jordan c AB de Villiers b Hendricks 16 20 14
Bresnan not out1794
Broad not out 1 3 1
Extras 1nb 9w 0b 4lb 14
Duminy2 0 18 0
A Morkel2 0 19 0
Hendricks4 0 50 1
Steyn4 044 1
Parnell4 0 31 3
Tahir4 0 27 2

England's final game on Monday with the Netherlands is now a meaningless affair with the winner of the New Zealand-Sri Lanka match joining South Africa in the semi-finals.