The second semi-final match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, between South Africa Women and England Women, concluded just now with South Africa Women taking a 6 runs win over England Women.
South Africa Women won the toss and elected to bat first in the match.
Batting first, South Africa Women made 164 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in the first inning. Tazmin Brits made 68(55) for the team with Laura Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp making 53(44) and 27(13) respectively. Other batters from the team couldn’t score in double-digits.
Sophie Ecclestone took three wickets for England Women in the match with Lauren Bell taking a wicket. England Women conceded 10 extras to South Africa Women while bowling.
England Women made 158 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in the second inning. Nat Sciver-Brunt made 40 runs from 34 balls for the team in the match with Danni Wyatt and Heather Knight making 34(30) and 31(25) respectively. Sophia Dunkley was the other batter from the team to score in double-digits with 28 runs from 16 balls. Other batters couldn’t score in double digits.
Ayabonga Khaka took 4 wickets for South Africa Women in the match out of which her last 3 wickets came at a crucial time of the match for the team. She took the 5th, 6th and 7th wickets of England Women in the 17.1, 17.5 and 17.6 overs respectively. Her last over in the match helped the home team South Africa Women a lot in making a good comeback in the match that ultimately helped them win the match. Shabnim Ismail took three wickets for South Africa Women in the match with Nadine de Klerk taking a wicket to join the party.
Tazmin Brits from South Africa Women who made 68(55) in batting and took 4 catches in the match was the Player of the Match.