Player of the Match
Player of the Match

"So pleased with the performance, knew this was a must-win," says Heather Knight. "We considered playing the extra seamer, but stuck to our spinners because the pitch was slightly dry."

Nat Sciver is the Player of the Match for her figures of 3 for 4 off 4 overs.

Another crunch game, another heartburn for South Africa.

Two nights after sensationally losing 9 for 28 against West Indies, South Africa collapsed from 55 for 4 to 85 all out, with Anya Shrubsole, Player of the Final at last year's World Cup, taking a hat-trick to hasten the end. In the absence of Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver, who took the new ball, bowled an incredible 20 dot balls and finished with 3 for 4.

The pair had a combined contribution of 6 for 14 on the face of South Africa's block-block-slog approach handed the advantage on a platter to England. The target hardly caused a flutter, England blasting the runs in just 14.1 overs to put themselves in an excellent position to make the semi-finals. The only blot: losing more wickets than they would've liked.

14.1
4
van Niekerk to Jones, FOUR runs, steps out and wallops this over the top, clears mid-on and those are the winning runs.

END OF OVER:
14 | 11 Runs | ENG-W: 83/3 (3 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.92, RRR: 0.50)

  • Heather Knight14 (17b)
  • Amy Jones10 (10b)
  • Shabnim Ismail3-0-32-0
  • Dane van Niekerk3-0-9-2
13.6
4
Ismail to Knight, FOUR runs, too full and she plays a gorgeous drive straight back past the bowler, mid-on had no chance, so good was the timing.
13.5
1
Ismail to Jones, 1 run, too full on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket for an easy single
13.4
1
Ismail to Knight, 1 run, walks across and whips this incoming length ball to deep midwicket
13.3
0
Ismail to Knight, no run, driven through the line to cover point.
13.2
1
Ismail to Jones, 1 run, works this down to mid-on for a quick single
13.1
4
Ismail to Jones, FOUR runs, too much width and Jones slaps this disdainfully to the cover boundary

END OF OVER:
13 | 3 Runs | ENG-W: 72/3 (14 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 2.00)

  • Heather Knight9 (14b)
  • Amy Jones4 (7b)
  • Dane van Niekerk3-0-9-2
  • Moseline Daniels4-0-13-1
12.6
0
van Niekerk to Knight, no run, rocks back and slaps this shortish delivery to cover.
12.5
1
van Niekerk to Jones, 1 run, chipped over the infield to long-off.
12.4
0
van Niekerk to Jones, no run, tossed up over the batsman's eyeline, stepped out to drive inside out but got a thick inside edge onto the pad in trying to play the stroke
12.3
1
van Niekerk to Knight, 1 run, swept from outside off towards deep square

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st55DN WyattTT Beaumont
2nd3TT BeaumontNR Sciver
3rd2TT BeaumontHC Knight
4th27HC KnightAE Jones