Proteas crash out of Champions Trophy
England booked their place in the Champions Trophy final after a convincing win against the Proteas.
CAPE TOWN - The Proteas have crashed out of the Champions Trophy after a thrashing by England in a semi-final at The Oval in London.
England won by 7 wickets with almost 13 overs to spare after chasing down 176 to win.
The Proteas were sent in to bat first and scored a total of just 175/10 in 39 overs.
It could have been worse, thanks largely to Jimmy Anderson's opening spell of 2/11 in 7 overs and off-spinner James Tredwell's three wickets, which earned him the man of the match award.
In the 23rd over, South Africa was 80/8, facing an embarrassing total.
In stepped David Miller and Rory Kleinveldt, who struck up a record 9th wicket partnership of 95 runs.
Kleinveldt finished with a career best 43 and Miller smashed 56 off 51 balls.
England was never troubled during the run chase with Jonathan Trott leading the charge with 82 not-out as England finished 179/3 in the 38th over.
Sri Lanka and India clash in the second semi-final on Thursday.
England will meet the winners in the final on Sunday.