result
15th Match, Group A (D/N), Gros Islet, Nov 16 2018, ICC Women's World T20
(14.1/20 ov, target 86)87/3
ENG Women won by 7 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
player of the match
Natalie Sciver
England Women
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• The 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 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
South Africa Women85/10(19.3 overs)
England Women87/3(14.1 overs)

"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
D 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 1411 runs
ENG-W: 83/3CRR: 5.92 RRR: 0.50 • Need 3 from 36b
Heather Knight14 (17)
Amy Jones10 (10)
Shabnim Ismail3-0-32-0
Dane 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
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

13.1
4
Ismail to Jones, FOUR runs

too much width and Jones slaps this disdainfully to the cover boundary

end of over 133 runs
ENG-W: 72/3CRR: 5.53 RRR: 2.00 • Need 14 from 42b
Heather Knight9 (14)
Amy Jones4 (7)
Dane van Niekerk3-0-9-2
Moseline Daniels4-0-13-1
12.6
D van Niekerk to Knight, no run

rocks back and slaps this shortish delivery to cover.

12.5
1
D van Niekerk to Jones, 1 run

chipped over the infield to long-off.

12.4
D van Niekerk to Jones, no run

tossed up over the batsman's eyeline, stepped out to drive inside out but got a thick inside edge onto the pad in trying to play the stroke

12.3
1
D van Niekerk to Knight, 1 run

swept from outside off towards deep square

12.2
1
D van Niekerk to Jones, 1 run

slaps this to wide long-off

12.1
D van Niekerk to Jones, no run

steps out to drive inside-out, but gets a thickish inside edge to midwicket

end of over 126 runs
ENG-W: 69/3CRR: 5.75 RRR: 2.13 • Need 17 from 48b
Amy Jones2 (3)
Heather Knight8 (12)
Moseline Daniels4-0-13-1
Dane van Niekerk2-0-6-2
11.6
1
Daniels to Jones, 1 run

drills this to mid-on and scampers a quick single

11.5
Daniels to Jones, no run

whips this length ball to midwicket

11.4
1
Daniels to Knight, 1 run

right to the pitch as she drills this to cover again

11.3
Daniels to Knight, no run

driven firmly to extra cover.

11.2
4
Daniels to Knight, FOUR runs

stunning straight drive, helped of course by the bowler who delivered a juicy half-volley. Still needed some hitting. Straight bat, high elbow. sublime timing and boom

The ground staff are readying to bring on the covers. They've gathered around the boundary

11.1
Daniels to Knight, no run

full on middle, driven back to the bowler

end of over 114 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 63/3CRR: 5.72 RRR: 2.56 • Need 23 from 54b
Heather Knight3 (8)
Amy Jones1 (1)
Dane van Niekerk2-0-6-2
Moseline Daniels3-0-7-1
10.6
1
D van Niekerk to Knight, 1 run

slapped away past the diving cover fielder, down to long-off.

Best performances - batters
Danielle Wyatt portrait
DN Wyatt
27 runs (27)
4 fours
0 six
Control65%
Productive shot
steered
7 runs
1 four
0 six
80038440
Chloe Tryon portrait
CL Tryon
27 runs (28)
1 four
2 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
1 four
1 six
401021280
Best performances - bowlers
Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver
O
4
M
1
R
4
W
3
ECO
1
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
Anya Shrubsole portrait
A Shrubsole
O
3.3
M
1
R
11
W
3
ECO
3.14
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossSouth Africa Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World T20
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Natalie Sciver
Natalie Sciver
Match numberT20I no. 528
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 days16 November 2018 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
New Zealand Image
Kim Cotton
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Jacqueline Williams
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsEngland Women 2, South Africa Women 0