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England vs South Africa, Women's T20 World Cup Semi-Final, Highlights: SA Set Up Final With Australia
ENG-W vs SA-W, Women's T20 World Cup, Semi-Final: South Africa beat England by six runs
ENG-W vs SA-W, Women's T20 World Cup: SA are in final.© AFP
England vs South Africa, Women's T20 World Cup, Semi-Final Highlights: Hosts South Africa defeated England by six runs to set up a title clash with Australia. Batting first, South Africa posted 164 for 4 against England in the semifinal of the women's T20 World Cup at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. Openers Laura Wolvaardt (53) and Tazmin Brits (68) scored half centuries to give South Africa a strong start. In reply, England could manage only 158/8 in 20 overs. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of the Women's T20 World Cup Semi-Final Match between England and South Africa straight from Newlands, Cape Town
2nd Semi-Final, ICC Women's T20 World Cup, South Africa, 2023, Feb 24, 2023
Newlands, Cape Town
South Africa Women beat England Women by 6 runs
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ENGW vs RSAW, Women's T20 WC Semi-Final
First match of the World Cup, South Africa vs Sri Lanka and the home team lost. Eyebrows were raised as to where this will lead them to. Fast forward around 15 days later and they are gearing up to face Australia in their first ever finals. Unscripted. Do join us for the mega event on 26TH FEBRUARY AT 6.30 PM IST (1 PM GMT) and earlier for the build up. Cheers!
Sune Luus says England played really well but the game but her bowlers bowled well. Applauds the performance of Ayabonga Khaka. Shares they have made history and hopes this is a turning point in sports in general in South Africa. Ends by thanking the crowd for the support. Says she is happy for the team as they play the final for the first time.
Heather Knight says they are gutted. Applauds how South Africa Women played and feels the pressure to big in the end. Hopes to comeback stronger in the future. Reckons they have huge talent but fine margins play a huge role against such big teams. Feels she was listening to the crowd and is happy where Women's cricket is going.
Tazmin Brits is the Player of the Match. She says they dream about this kind of match and thanks the crowd for their incredible support. Adds she understood the pitch well. Reckons they were looking for a score around 150. Tells she is happy with the way she fielded. Feels they are proud for this opportunity and are looking forward to the finals.
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Sciver though held the key and England were favourites when she was batting but once she fell, wickets fell in a heap. It was all onto Knight. She tried her level best but it is the hosts who came out on top. If you can point out one thing which keep South Africa in the chase, it was their fielding. In these two knockout games, hands down, the hosts were brilliant of all and that is a big reason they are going to the finals. Everyone on their bowling side bowled superbly.
England will be disappointed they could not chase this down. They batted brilliantly in the Powerplay courtesy Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley. However, Shabnim Ismail got her side back with a double wicket over. A special thanks to the fielding by Tazmin Brits. Runs though came quickly despite the two wickets. Danni and Sciver put up another good stand and got the chase back on track. Once Danni fell, things changed, runs were hard to come by and except for Sciver, the others struggled.
That is a brilliant comeback from South Africa. What a win, what a morale boosting win for them to storm into the finals. It is England who beat them in the 50-over World Cup sometime ago and they have got their revenge, brilliantly. Absolute scenes at Cape Town.
SOUTH AFRICA ARE GOING TO THE FINALS! What scenes at the ground! Full and on off, Glenn lofts it to mid on where it falls safely. Shabnim Ismail in in tears. What a performance.
Full ball, outside off, Glenn hits in the air to mid off where the ball falls safely. Glenn loses her bat at the other end as she runs across.
Length ball on off, Dean paddles only to short fine leg for one. 11 runs 2 balls.
OUT! TIMBER! That should be the ticket to the finals. Length ball on leg, no pace again. Knight tries to heave but misses and the ball hits the timber. 12 runs 3 balls. The crowd is jumping right now.
DOT BALL! Length ball, slow and outside off. Knight steps across and tries to use the pace but there was nothing on the ball. It falls on the deck.
On middle, hit to long on for a single. Can the England captain deliver? Does she have in her.
Shabnim Ismail to bowl the final over.
Glenn will keep the strike for the last over. 13 runs needed. Full and on off, heaved to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Full and on off, Glenn miscues her heave in the air and it falls freely in the mid-wicket region for two.
Length and outside off, cut past point for a single.
SIX! The skipper is keeping the hopes alive. She is the only hope. Knight reads the slow ball and waits before hitting this full ball over long on for a six.
Bye! Slower ball, full and on leg. Glenn fails to hit and the batters takes a quick bye.