Player of the Match
Player of the Match
34dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Shrubsole, Sciver heroics knock South Africa out

Anya Shrubsole took a hat-trick while Natalie Sciver finished with incredible figures of 3 for 4 as England sealed their semi-final berth in the 2018 World T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL Tryon
27(28) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 0 2 12 8 0
DN Wyatt
27(27) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 3 8 4 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

NR Sciver
O4
M1
R4
W3
Eco1.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Shrubsole
O3.3
M1
R11
W3
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

16 November 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

England Women 2, South Africa Women 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

"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)

  • HC Knight14 (17b)
  • AE Jones10 (10b)
  • S Ismail3-0-32-0
  • D 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

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

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