England beat South Africa by seven wickets at the Kennington Oval in London on Wednesday to qualify for the final of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. England's bowlers did most of the damage early on by reducing South Africa to 80-8 before eventually bowling them out for 175. England then chased down the target inside 38 overs led by Jonathan Trott's 82* to qualify for their second Champions Trophy final having previously qualified in 2004.
Group A toppers England faced off against South Africa, who finished second in Group B, in the first Knock-out game of the competition. England won the toss earlier in the day and decided to bowl first. England went into the game being forced to make two changes, as Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were forced to sit out, while James Tredwell and Steven Finn replaced them. South Africa on the other hand were forced to rest Dale Steyn while Rory Kleinveldt took his spot in the squad.