12 Jun 2009

Proteas beat England

8:03 am on 12 June 2009

England recorded their lowest total in a Twenty20 cricket international as South Africa bowled them out for just 111 before easing to a seven-wicket win in the World Cup second round match in Nottingham.

Although England did well to contain South Africa in reply, ultimately they were never able to defend their paltry score as the Proteas reached 114 for three with 10 balls to spare.

Jacques Kallis batted patiently for his 57 not out.

England, who crashed to an embarrassing loss to the Netherlands in the tournament opener before thrashing Pakistan, again showed inconsistency in their 19th Twenty20 match.

Paul Collingwood's team were on only 47 for three at the halfway stage and did not register 100 until the 18th over.

Owais Shah top-scored with 38 from 33 balls, but his innings lacked intensity. He scored almost half his runs in one over.