- South Africa beat England by 10 runs
- Despite the victory, the African team was out of the tournament
In their final T20 World 2021 group match, England had to face a 10-run loss to South Africa. Despite the defeat, the England team secured their place in the semi-finals thanks to the excellent net run rate. At the same time, the journey of the African team ended here despite this victory.
Since this match in Sharjah, more than England’s defeat, their hitter Liam Livingstone is in the headlines. In fact, Livingstone hit three sixes on three consecutive balls from Kagiso Rabada. During this, he also made the record for hitting the sixth longest in the current T20 World Cup. Livingstone played a short but quick 28-run inning.
This whole incident happened on the sixteenth of the innings. Livingstone pushed Rabada’s long ball through the stadium onto the middle of deep field. The length of the English hitter’s six was measured at 112 meters, which has been the longest sixer of this T20 World Cup so far. On the next two balls of the same, Livingstone hit two sixes.
T20 WC 2021 (the six longest):
Liam Livingstone vs South Africa, 112m
Andre Russell vs Australia, 111 million
Najibullah Zadran vs Scotland, 103 m
Brilliant hat-trick from Rabada
Kagiso Rabada came back strong in the last over of the match and scored a brilliant hat-trick. This was the third hat-trick of the current T20 World Cup. Rabada caught Chris Woakes for Enrique Norcia on the first ball of the over. Then at the next ball, Captain Eoin Morgan was also caught by Keshav Maharaj. Then, on the third ball, Rabada completed his hat-trick by catching Chris Jordan at the hands of David Miller.
Bowlers who scored a hat-trick in the T20 World Cup:
Brett Lee vs. Bangladesh, 2007
Curtis Kaempfer v Netherlands, 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga vs South Africa, 2021
Kagiso Rabada vs England, 2021