Result: England knocked out of T20 World Cup

England are knocked out of the T20 World Cup at the group stage after being beaten by South Africa in Chittagong.

England have been knocked out of the T20 World Cup at the group stage after being beaten by South Africa in Chittagong.

AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between England and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 29, 2014© Getty Images

AB De Villiers hit 69 and Hashim Amla scored 56, as the South Africans reached 196-5 and achieved the highest score of the tournament so far.

Alex Hales (38), Jos Buttler (34) and Ravi Bopara (31) offered England's resistance, but they fell three runs short of their target on 193-7.

The result means that South Africa are through to the semi-finals, while Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play off for the second qualifying spot.

England will play their final game of the tournament against the already eliminated Netherlands on Monday.

Mitchell McClenaghan from New Zealand celebrates the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane during the one day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 22, 2014
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