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South Africa, set up a semi-final clash with Australia on Tuesday with its 103-run victory over England, which was bowled out for 141 in pursuit of the young Proteas' total of 245. Opener Quinton de Kock, South Africa's leading run-getter, was an early casualty (dismissed for seven by Jamie Overton) but captain Chad Bowes (46: 54b, 6x4), left-hander Murray Coetzee (67: 83b, 6x4) and all-rounder Theunis de Bruyn (54: 65b, 6x4) combined to get Proteas to a useful score.
England seamer Reece Topley (three for 45 from 10 overs) bowled well at the death and after the game, South Africa captain Chad Bowes felt his side had fallen probably 40 runs short of where it wanted to be.
England skipper Adam Ball thought likewise, praising the efforts of his attack in restricting South Africa to a score under 250.
"We backed ourselves to chase that score down but that was not to be," Ball said after the game.
Top order duo of Ben Foakes (54: 72b, 4x4,1x6) and Alex Davies (54: 103b, 6x4) were the only key contributors for England as it was bundled out for 141 in the 41st over.
But Bowes said runs on the board and the pressure of the chase turned out to be in their favour, as 18-year-old Durban off-spinner Prenelan Subrayen and seamers Calvin Savage and Lizaad Williams joined forces to ruin England's hopes.
Subrayen, the man of the match, removed Foakes to break a century partnership with Davies, and went on to snap up four for 24 from 10 overs, including Davies.
He was well backed by excellent fielding by the whole side, while wicket-keeper de Kock finished with three catches and two stumpings, with four of those dismissals coming off the bowling of Subrayen.
Bowes said the team prided itself on its fielding, something that stems from South Africa's reputation as one of the game's best fielding countries.
"Being a good fielding team is something that is in the culture of South Africa cricket and we are aware of that and work hard on it."
Savage was economical and effective on the third-day pitch, finishing with one for 16 from seven overs in a feisty effort, while Williams bustled in to claim two for 23 from seven overs.
He also featured in a fine run-out of Craig Overton, with his boundary throw catching the strapping English all-rounder short of his ground.
South Africa beat England by 103 runs, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
South Africa 244 all out, 50 overs (Murray Coetzee 67, Theunis de Bruyn 54, Chad Bowes 46; Reece Topley 3-45, Craig Overton 2-43)
England 141 all out, 40.3 overs (Alex Davies 54, Ben Foakes 54; Prenelan Subrayen 4-24, Lizaad Williams 2-23)
Player of the Match: Prenelan Subrayen (South Africa)
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