Heartbreak for England as they lose the thrilling T20 World Cup semi-final to South Africa by SIX runs


England’s hopes of reaching the ultimate of the Girls’s T20 World Cup have been dashed by a slender six-run defeat to South Africa in Cape City on Friday.

Heather Knight’s aspect misplaced a flurry of late wickets of their chase of 165 to win, collapsing from 131 for 3 to 140 for seven.

England have been left to lament missed alternatives, having began their pursuit in a dominant vogue. Opening pair Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley launched the chase in sometimes explosive vogue, with 50 fast runs at first of the innings to set them in good stead.

Nevertheless, in contrast to South Africa, who misplaced their first wicket within the 14th over and simply 4 in complete, England’s wickets tumbled in direction of the top, shifting momentum firmly within the hosts’ favour.

Amy Jones, Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Sciver-Brunt shortly collapsed in a match substitution of Ayabonga Khaka, leaving captain Knight the troublesome activity of finishing the remaining runs with England’s decrease order.

South Africa reached the T20 World Cup last on Sunday with an exciting victory over England on Friday

South Africa celebrate Shabnim Ismail's vital wicket from captain Heather Knight in the final

South Africa have a good time Shabnim Ismail’s very important wicket from captain Heather Knight within the last

Sophia Dunkley got the chase started fast, but England fell over later in the innings

Sophia Dunkley received the chase began quick, however England fell over later within the innings

England wanted 13 to enter the ultimate, however South Africa’s victory was all however confirmed when Knight was bowled with three balls to spare, for 31 off 25 balls.

Shabnim Ismail bowled the ultimate six of the match to complete three for 27 as South Africa made historical past by reaching their first World Cup last in each males’s and ladies’s cricket.

As South Africa took the sport to England early, Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits engaged in a improbable 96-point opening partnership to kickstart the dramatic affair.

Ecclestone took three of England’s 4 wickets to restrict South Africa’s complete, which was their highest tally within the World Cup to this point.

England have been in dominant type forward of the semi-final and have been favorites to advance, having handed Pakistan, India, Eire and the West Indies with relative ease.

All-rounder Sophie Ecclestone cuts a dejected figure as England crash out of the competition

All-rounder Sophie Ecclestone cuts a dejected determine as England crash out of the competitors

Tazmin Brits, who hit 68 runs and made four impressive catches, was named player of the game

Tazmin Brits, who hit 68 runs and made 4 spectacular catches, was named participant of the sport

Charlie Dean and Sarah Glenn comfort each other after England's devastating World Cup exit

Charlie Dean and Sarah Glenn consolation one another after England’s devastating World Cup exit

They have been 53-0 within the energy play, having hit 131 runs for 3 wickets after simply 16 overs, earlier than the devastating collapse.

Claiming participant of the match after impressively hitting 68 runs off 55 balls, the British made an enormous contribution for South Africa within the subject with a whopping 4 catches.

Australia secured a spot within the last after narrowly beating India by 5 runs on Thursday.

The Proteas at the moment are bidding to disclaim the reigning champions their third consecutive title, which might be their sixth general, in Sunday’s last at Newlands.