"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.