England set mammoth target by rampant South Africa

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England need to make their highest-ever chase to avoid defeat in their crunch Twenty20 clash against South Africa at Mumbai.

Just 48 hours after Chris Gayle flogged England around the Wankhede Stadium, the Proteas piled on 229 for four in a turbo-charged knock that included rapid half-centuries from Quinton de Kock (52), Hashim Amla (58) and JP Duminy (54 not out).

England bowling was turgid, with seamers David Willey, Reece Topley and Chris Jordan sitting up and asking to be hit.

There were 13 sixes in total, to go with 20 fours, but the grim tale told by the scorecard was an accurate reflection of the innings.

England's previous best second-innings chase of 190 came against Sri Lanka in the previous edition of this tournament but they must now better that by 40 runs.

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