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Cricket: England beat South Africa to win Twenty20 series

September 5, 2014

England clinched the women’s Twenty20 international series, easily beating South Africa by 42 runs at Northampton to lead the three-match series 2-0.

After winning the toss, captain Charlotte Edwards batted through the England innings, making 75 not out from 61 balls in their total of 141-3.

Opener Dane van Niekerk led South Africa’s reply, but holed out in the deep to leave 71 needed from 46 balls. The last seven wickets fell for 28 runs as South Africa were skittled for 99.

“I’m delighted to win by that margin, but it didn’t feel like that sort of game. We’ve still got areas to improve,” said captain Charlotte Edwards afterwards.

“I don’t think we bowled as well as we have done up front, but our bowling and fielding was exceptional through the middle overs. I knew from batting through our innings that we’d have to bowl cutters, and bowl straight.”

The series concludes at Edgbaston on Sunday from 9.30am – you can catch the game live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

More info: www.ecb.co.uk/news/womens

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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