ICC Women's World Cup SF1: England v South Africa, Bristol

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  • South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first in the semi-final.
  • Anya Shrubsole struck early, dismissing the in-form Lizelle Lee for 7
  • Sarah Taylor affected a spectacular stumping down leg off Natalie Sciver to get rid of Trisha Chetty, as South Africa slid to 48 for 2 in the twelfth over.
  • Laura Wolvaardt got things back under control stitching a crucial 77-run partnership for the third wicket with Mignon du Preez
  • England, however got things back under control picking up the wickets of Laura Woolvardt and Marizanne Kapp in quick succession to wrest the momentum
  • Mignon du Preez ended the innings with a flourish scoring a 95-ball 76 to guide South Africa to 218 for 6 at the end of its 50 overs
  • Tammy Beaumont (15) and Lauren Winfield (20) started off the chase steadily, before Ayabonga Khaka accounted for both the batters with the score on 62
  • Sarah Taylor (54) scored an excellent half-century to keep the scoreboard ticking and took her team closer to the target
  • South Africa struck back with quick strikes, leaving England at a precarious 145 for 5, which soon became 173 for 6 with the wicket of Katherine Brunt.
  • In a game that went down to the wire, with two needed of the last three balls, Anya Shrubsole walked in and smashed a boundary, taking the host to the finals of the Women's World 2017