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28 March 2017 06:17 (South Africa)

Hosts SA crash out of ICC Champions Trophy

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England stormed into the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals with a 22-run victory over hosts South Africa, who crashed out of the tournament despite captain Graeme Smith's brave century last night. Smith hit a career-best 141 for his eighth one-day hundred, but his team were still restricted to 301-9 while chasing a 324-run target. New Zealand, who have one win in two matches, will take on England in the last group match tomorrow. England owed their highest one-day total against South Africa to man-of-the-match Owais Shah and Eoin Morgan, who gave a superb exhibition of power-hitting. Shah smashed 98 off 89 balls, while Morgan cracked a 34-ball 67.

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