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Best performances - Batsmen

NR Sciver
50(41) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 10 2 1 4 1 25 5
D van Niekerk
46(51) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 4 9 0 4 3 7 17

Best performances - Bowlers

A Khaka
O4
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Kapp
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20

Match days

23 February 2020 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa Women 2, England Women 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Valkerie Baynes

10.00pmWell, we avoided the Super Over, which is becoming quite fashionable these days. South Africa secure the upset, only their third win against England in the past 11 T20Is between these two sides. Mignon du Preez, the first South African woman to play 100 T20 internationals with her appearance in this match, struck the winning runs, a six followed by a single off Katherine Brunt in the final over to bring it home.

Du Preez speaking to Sky Sports: "I've played in all seven World Cups and we've never come this close. We've said we want to do something special and this is just the start."

Player of the match Dane van Niekerk with 46 runs off 51 balls and two wickets: "I'm really proud. Honestly, it was a team performance today."

What a start to this tournament. India toppling the hosts and favourites, Australia, in the opening match and South Africa securing their maiden win over England at a Women's T20 World Cup. England, the No. 2 side in the world, didn't manage to get enough runs on the board in their innings and then failed to capitalise on the early dismissal of Lizelle Lee which had South Africa 1 for 6 in the third over. They had 90 runs on the board by the time Marizanne Kapp was the next wicket to fall and, while van Niekerk didn't score rapidly early on, she top scored for her side before the experienced du Preez held her nerve to get them over the line.

England captain Heather Knight: "We obviously have to pick ourselves up quite quickly from this defeat. Every game is going to be a massive game for us now. We'll assess this game, try and park it very quickly and move on."

Thanks so much for joining us, everyone. From Gnasher, Thilak and myself, we thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward the next one.

19.4
1
Brunt to du Preez, 1 run, and there it is! A hearty sweep through square leg, there's no fielder there and it goes all the way to the rope but the batters have already crossed so that will count as a single. South Africa win by six wickets!

SA need just one run off three balls...

19.3
6
Brunt to du Preez, SIX runs, length ball, on off stump, du Preez whacks it over backward square for a maximum!

Oh, Brunt pulls up before hitting her delivery stride, a little warning to Sune Luus as she backs up for the run early

19.2
1
Brunt to Luus, 1 run, prodded away to backward point
19.1
1
Brunt to du Preez, 1 run, fuller ball, on leg stump she gets an inside edge onto her pad and they somehow manage to sneak a run there, rapid between the wickets

The experience of Katherine Brunt comes to the fore to see out this final over. SA need nine off six balls...

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SA-W: 115/4 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.05, RRR: 9.00)

  • Mignon du Preez7 (8b)
  • Sophie Ecclestone4-0-19-2
  • Natalie Sciver4-0-27-0
18.6
W
Ecclestone to Tryon, OUT, how's that for a reply from Ecclestone? A quicker ball, it skids through and clatters into the stumps!

CL Tryon b Ecclestone 12 (12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6D van NiekerkL Lee
2nd84M KappD van Niekerk
3rd0D van NiekerkCL Tryon
4th25M du PreezCL Tryon
5th9M du PreezS Luus