Saturday, October 6 was a day of heartbreak for South Africa as they were pushed out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The team delivered a class performance to script a clinical win over England by ten overs. However, a good net run rate of Australia and England resulted in them qualifying for the next round of the T20 World Cup 2021.
Kagiso Rabada delivered a hair-raising performance against England as he made it to the headlines of all the leading portals. During the second innings, Rabada achieved an elusive feat by being the first South Africa bowler to pick up a hat-trick. Rabada picked three wickets off three consecutive balls in the final over to help South Africa secure a win.
Batting first in the game, South Africa produced a brilliant batting effort as they hammered 189 runs in their 20 overs. Chasing the score, England looked in fine touch. The team had almost clinched the game as they needed just 14 runs off the last six balls. In addition, Kagiso Rabada wasn’t having a good day with the ball as he conceded 45 runs in his three overs.
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England were confident of scoring 14 runs in the final over against an out-of-form Rabada. However, the seamer turned the tables by picking up the wickets of Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, and Chris Jordan in his first three balls of the final over. He further conceded only three runs to end England’s unbeaten run in the T20 World Cup.
Now, England and Australia have qualified for the knockout stage of the T20 World Cup from Group 1. Both the teams have won four games while losing just one match. South Africa also had four victories to their name but a low net run rate pushed them out of the race.