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Cricket: England Reach ICC Women’s World Cup Final

July 19, 2017

England survived a nervy spell to seal victory with three balls remaining against South Africa and book their place in Sunday’s ICC Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s.


South African captain Dane van Niekerk won the toss and opted to bat, with opener Laura Wolvaardt (66) and Mignon du Preez (76) taking their side towards a competitive 218-6.

England seemed to be heading towards their target quite comfortably before a flurry of late wickets saw them up against it. Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh and Anya Shrubsole – who hit the winning boundary – combined to inch the hosts over the line by two wickets. They will play India or Australia at Lord’s on Sunday.

For a full match report head to www.ecb.co.uk


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