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England out after South Africa win


Big-hitting Justin Kemp powered South Africa to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Durban - and eliminated England from the World Twenty20.

Kemp blasted six sixes and six fours in an unbeaten 89 to guide South Africa to their 154-run target, and leave Paul Collingwood's side's Group E contest against India on the same ground later today irrelevant from an English perspective.

Kemp finished things with his sixth six, off the first ball of the final over to wreck Mark Gillespie's previously pristine figures of 3-1-5-2.

The South Africans were wobbling at 45 for three in the eighth over but Kemp's 56-ball effort provided the bulk of the scoring.

The host country may have been chasing a few more but for a brilliant display from fast bowler Morne Morkel, who finished with four for 17 - he would have become the first man to take a five-wicket haul in 20-over internationals but umpire Billy Doctrove erroneously called a no-ball when he bowled Gillespie at the death.

Once again it was the unmistakable figure of Craig McMillan who provided the first-innings fireworks as he jumped to the top of the individual sixes table.

Despite a thrusting start from openers Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent, who shared 68 before being parted in the ninth over, New Zealand lost their way in mid-innings.

After their departures within the space of a few deliveries, it became a one-man show with McMillan once again revelling at one end as wickets tumbled at the other.

Having introduced himself with a six off Vernon Philander, the 31-year-old McMillan hit two more maximums in one over from Albie Morkel to surpass Chris Gayle's ten for the tournament.

McMillan made it a personal dozen in just five matches with an extraordinary hit in the final over of the innings as a delivery from Johan van der Wath was spiralled over wicketkeeper Mark Boucher's head and into the stands.

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