644dThe Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win

Three days after shooting out West Indies for the sixth-lowest total in tournament history, South Africa's much-vaunted bowling attack crumbled in the face of a brutal onslaught from Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont on a batting beauty in Bristol

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50 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SA-W: 305/9 (69 runs required, RR: 6.10)

  • M Daniels0 (3b)
  • A Khaka4 (9b)
  • A Hartley10-2-53-1
  • HC Knight8-0-52-2

5.40pm Phew. That's all from a day that produced 678 runs. A lot of frenzied typing, but it was fun all the way through. Do join us tomorrow for New Zealand v West Indies. Lots more happening around the cricket world too, including a much-anticipated Lord's Test and the final ODI between West Indies and India. We'll bring you all of it live and ball-by-ball, as always. Until then, goodbye!

Heather Knight: "Brilliant day, not a great day to be a bowler to be honest, but a great win. Sarah was outstanding as she was the other day, and brilliant from Tammy. We knew she was due for a score. The batting line-up is really firing, which is pleasing. Nice to have those players in form leading up to the back end of the tournament. We still have a lot to improve on, and a big game against the Aussies on Tuesday." Viewer question: How did you get to this level?: "We really worked on our batting, up-skilled ourselves, and worked very hard with the coaches."

Dane van Niekerk: "All credit to Tammy and Sarah. They batted us out of the game. Hindsight is always not the best thing to have. I would probably have bowled myself and Sune more, but credit to the English batters, we took too long to adapt to these conditions. If we really stuck to our plans and adapted quicker. We thought 280-300 would be a good score. We got past 300, which was great, but 370 was too big a score." Sarah Taylor is the Player of the Match. No surprises there, she smashed 147 off 104, playing some astonishing shots all around the ground. "It was nice to get to fifty the other day and contribute today," she says. "Not sure how much the partnership was, but it was nice scoring runs with Tammy. The key is being patient. You get money for shots on these wickets, the outfield is quick, so you just need to stay in there. She's had some starts and we knew she was due for runs. It was nice to be out there with her. You want to contribute every match for this team, so looking forward to the next game."

5.35pm England have won by 68 runs. It's a big margin, but nowhere near as big as some may have feared when South Africa began their pursuit of 374. They were never really going to get there, but they've done extremely well to get past 300. No team has ever done that batting second before this, in women's ODIs.

A solid opening partnership between Lee and Wolvaardt, and some fireworks down the order from du Preez and especially Chloe Tryon, who blasted a 25-ball half-century. The big heroes of this game, though, are England's second-wicket pair of Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor, who put on a World-Cup-record 275, which is also the second-highest partnership in the history of women's ODIs. A feast of runs, in short, for the spectators in Bristol.

49.6
0
Hartley to Daniels, no run, tossed up slow outside off, and Daniels blocks the last ball back to the bowler
49.5
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Hartley to Daniels, no run, full on middle stump, clipped towards midwicket
49.4
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Hartley to Daniels, no run, back of a length outside off, beats the open face as she tries to dab towards third man

Another left-hander, Moseline Daniels, in at No. 11. Hartley goes over the wicket.

49.3
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Hartley to Khaka, 1 run, length ball on off stump, driven to long-on
49.2
W
Hartley to Luus, OUT, gone, holes out to deep midwicket. Clears her leg to slog-sweep and can only pick out the fielder on the rope

S Luus c Sciver b Hartley 22 (18m 14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

49.1
2
Hartley to Luus, 2 runs, down the track to the flighted ball on off stump. Slices her lofted drive over the off-side ring and Brunt, running back from cover point, can't catch up with it

Hartley to bowl the last over.

  • Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win

    Three days after shooting out West Indies for the sixth-lowest total in tournament history, South Africa's much-vaunted bowling attack crumbled in the face of a brutal onslaught from Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont on a batting beauty in Bristol

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st128L LeeL Wolvaardt
2nd14T ChettyL Wolvaardt
3rd25M du PreezL Wolvaardt
4th31M du PreezD van Niekerk
5th75M du PreezCL Tryon
6th2M du PreezM Kapp
7th5M KappS Luus
8th5S IsmailS Luus
9th19A KhakaS Luus
10th1A KhakaM Daniels