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Alex Hales
Alex Hales

England take on South Africa in a Group 1 fixture of the 2014 T20 World Cup at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday.

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The tie between England and South Africa on Saturday is crucial for both sides. Both teams come into this game after winning their earlier fixtures.

England come into this game after registering a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday. Dinesh Chandimal's side posted a total of 189 runs, with Mahela Jayawardene being the top scorer with 89 runs.

In reply, England lost opener Michael Lumb and top order batsman Moeen Ali even before they could open their account. However, it was Alex Hales's unbeaten knock of 116 from 64 deliveries that helped Stuart Broad's side seal a victory with four balls to spare.

Eoin Morgan supported Hales as his knock of 57 was crucial for England earlier in their innings.

Meanwhile, South Africa enter the tie after defeating the Netherlands by six runs. The Proteas struggled in the last fixture as they managed 145 runs from their 20 overs, losing nine wickets in the process.

The Netherlands had a good start to their innings, managing over 50 runs in the first six overs. However, after the dismissal of opener Michael Swart, the top order collapsed in no time. Imran Tahir's four wickets in the middle helped South Africa seal their first win in Group Stage fixtures.

England were very poor against Sri Lanka on the field and need to improve their fielding against the Proteas. Meanwhile, South Africa would be looking to improve their batting, which has been relatively below par in the T20 World Cup.

South Africa are second in the table with four points from three games, level on points with leaders Sri Lanka. England are fourth with two points from two games, level on points with third place New Zealand.

Team News


Probable Lineup: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad (c), James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach

South Africa

Probable Lineup: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir