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England suffered their first defeat of the tournament in their final group game by 10 runs to South Africa, however Eoin Morgan’s side still did enough to win the group on net run rate.

Australia narrowly qualified in second place with a better net run rate than South Africa who just missed out on the semi final as they needed to beat England by a much bigger margin.

Rassie Van Der Dussen stole the show, smashing 94 runs off just 60 balls to propel South Africa to a really competitive total of 189 for two wickets. The number three batsman smacked six maximums and five fours as he dismantled England’s bowling attack.

Van Der Dussen was helped along by Aiden Markram who hit a quick fire 52 from 25 balls including four sixes.

England suffered another injury as Jason Roy pulled his calf muscle which has rules him out for the remainder of the tournament.

Moeen Ali struck 37, Dawid Malan hit 33 and Liam Livingstone smashed 28 off 17 balls including a 112 metre six but England fell short.

Kagiso Rabada took a hat-trick in the final over to end any chances England had of reaching their target.

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