August 8, 2022
Recent Match Report – England Women vs SA Women 7th Match, Group B 2022

England 167 for 5 (Capsi 50, Brunt 38*, Jones 36*, Ismail 2-27) beat South Africa 4 for 141 (Wolvaardt 41*, Brunt 1-16) by 26 runs

17-year-old Alice Capsi’s half-century helped England win two Commonwealth Games matches as they beat South Africa by 26 runs at Edgbaston.

Capsi reached fifty in 36 balls and became just second teen To reach the milestone in a T20I for England after Sarah Taylor achieved the feat as an 18-year-old against New Zealand in 2007.

After Capsi’s dismissal, England were reduced to 94 for 5, but an unbroken 73-run stand from Katherine Brunt and Amy Jones propelled the target for South Africa – a side that will now be playing the white ball this summer. Has sunk in the game seven times – at 168. Despite an opening partnership of 64 between Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits and an unbeaten 41 by Laura Wolvaardt, they could not score quickly against a very disciplined group of England bowlers.

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Capsi was moving in this direction and reached fifty in her third international innings itself. This was not the first time that she had answered a call after opener Sophia Dunkley fell early.

Capsi did not bat in his first match in England’s second T20 International against South Africa at Worcester, but he did get his chance when he was relegated to No. 3 in the third match of that series at Derby and four consecutive matches on his way. Hit fours. 25 out of 17. Then, after suffering an evil black eye during practice for England’s Commonwealth Games opener against Sri Lanka, she scored 44 off a run-a-ball for the top score in a five-wicket victory.

On this occasion he again found himself in early action when Dunkley fell in the second over. Capsey and Danni Wyatt bowled too high and too wide as Nadine de Klerk helped Capsey score 21 runs in her first over, including three fours in succession.

Capsi escaped with two run-out chances, both times Ayabonga Khaka’s shyness at stumps was off target. When Wyatt caught Shabnam Ismail behind Sinalo Jaffa for 27, Capsi showed she wasn’t intimidated by Ismail’s pace, steadily moving up the pitch for one of the fastest bowlers in the women’s game and Had crashed him through cover for four. At the end of the powerplay, England scored 49 for 2 wickets.

Capsi tosses a third de Klerk off full for four for cover as the bowler conceded 34 runs in his two overs and was removed from the attack. Capsi went on 48 with a smooth six from Bosch full toss through backward square leg and, when Nat Sciver fell behind Bosch, Capsi quickly completed his half-century and his acknowledgment of the crowd’s applause was few. The extent was hostile as it came only after Amy Jones confirmed her ground at striker’s end. Capsi fell a short time later, offering a simple return catch to Noncululeko Mlaba.

South Africa struggle with the ball

Ismail hinted at providing influence to South Africa, which was desperately needed in the region. He hit Dunkley with his first ball of the match to deflect the most perfect yorker that ripped the leg-stump and when he caught Wyatt trying to move the ball to third, Ismail took 2 for seven balls. Took 2 wickets.

But he conceded 19 runs in his last two overs as Jones and Brunt added 73 off 43 balls as England lost three for five in nine balls – Sciver, Capsi and Maia Boucher, run out in a mix – Up with Jones.

With strike bowling partner Marizane Cup back home due to family reasons, Ismail lacked the support to make enough penetration as England cruised to a respectable total, with a six from Jones in the deep off Khaka. Unbeaten on midwicket ended 36 not out, while Brunt was unbeaten on 38. ,

England bowlers got the job done

Bosch and the Brits got off to a solid start, reaching 39 for 0 after the powerplay, with the only concern being that they were well below the required run rate. After missing a chance at mid-on to dismiss Bosch for 4, Sophie Ecclestone finally achieved the breakthrough in the 10th over with a brilliant delivery that swung into the middle and leg stump, around which the batsman used to play.

The Brits also survived a catch dropped by Dunkley at backward square leg on 22 and later reversed an LBW decision when replays showed him attempting a reverse sweep to Sarah Glenn before hitting the pads. Got a glove. The Brits also held on to the umpire’s call as England reviewed another lbw off Glenn, but another close call went England’s way when she was stumped by Freya Kemp, an attempt to reverse scoop by a fraction. She failed to land her foot on the ground after Jones whipped the bails. ,

South Africa brought Wolvaardt up the order, only the second time she batted above No. 4 in T20Is for almost two and a half years, and she managed an unbeaten 41 off 33 balls. But when Brunt caught Chloe Tritton at long-on by Kemp, South Africa’s firepower faded and England’s victory was made easy.

Valkerie Baynes is the General Editor at ESPNcricinfo

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