steps out and wallops this over the top, clears mid-on and those are the winning runs.
"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.
too full and she plays a gorgeous drive straight back past the bowler, mid-on had no chance, so good was the timing.
too full on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket for an easy single
walks across and whips this incoming length ball to deep midwicket
driven through the line to cover point.
works this down to mid-on for a quick single
too much width and Jones slaps this disdainfully to the cover boundary
rocks back and slaps this shortish delivery to cover.
chipped over the infield to long-off.
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
swept from outside off towards deep square
slaps this to wide long-off
steps out to drive inside-out, but gets a thickish inside edge to midwicket
drills this to mid-on and scampers a quick single
whips this length ball to midwicket
right to the pitch as she drills this to cover again
driven firmly to extra cover.
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
full on middle, driven back to the bowler
slapped away past the diving cover fielder, down to long-off.