Proteas crash out of Champions Trophy

England booked their place in the Champions Trophy final after a convincing win against the Proteas.

FILE: South African cricket players. AFP PHOTO ANESH DEBIKY

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.