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England, S. Africa face off in Champions Trophy semis

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England and South Africa will hope lady luck does not desert them when they clash in the Champions Trophy semi-final at the Oval in London on Wednesday. 

England's Joe Root (2nd R) celebrates during the Champions Trophy match against New Zealand on June 16, 2013. England were lucky the weather favoured them on Sunday as the hosts squeezed out a 10-run win over New Zealand in a game reduced to 24-overs-a-side due to rain.

Both sides, aiming to end a frustrating wait for a major one-day title, are fortunate to make the last four in the eight-nation tournament, saved either by the weather or their rivals' bad luck.

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