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October 30, 2011
England Women 121 for 3 (Taylor 39) beat South Africa Women 118 for 2 (Brits 50) by seven wickets
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England Women's bowlers suffocated South Africa Woman before their batsmen completed a comfortable victory with 4.1 overs to spare in the third and final T20 game and claim the three match series 2-0.
Rain forced the abandonment of the second game, giving South Africa a chance to square the series, and Cri-Zelda Brits and Trisha Chetty started brightly. Brits drove Aaran Brindle twice through the covers while Chetty worked Danni Hazell to the long leg fence. The introduction of Georga Elwiss and Laura Marsh put the brakes on the scoring and Chetty and Brits were reduced to taking singles and twos. The pressure finally told on Chetty, when she holed out to the deep mid-wicket area of Jenny Gunn, having made 33. Brits progressed to 50 before she was bowled by Brindle and though South Africa did not lose any more wickets, they weren't able to accelerate and posted a below-par total.
Masabata Klass bowled Laura Marsh for 2 and one ball later Chloe Tyron did the same to Charlotte Edwards to reduce England to 27 for 2, but Sarah Taylor and Lydia Greenway steadied the ship and with the asking rate always under control, even Taylor's departure for 39 was not going to stop England cantering home.
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