The South African women will face the English women in the second semi-final of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup. Hagley Oval in Christchurch will host this exciting contest.
South Africa Women finished the league phase in second place with 11 points. They have won five of their seven games overall and lost one, one of which was eliminated. They faced India in their last match and defeated them in a fierce contest.
After being invited to bowl first, the Proteas bowlers struggled a bit as the Indian team posted 274 on the board. The middle order of the South African batting formation intensified and contributed as they chased the aggregate on the very last ball to win the game by three wickets.
They will look to build on their winning streak in the round of 16 of the competition.
England Women, meanwhile, had the worst start to the World Cup possible. They lost their first three games but turned it around and won their next four to seal a place in the semi-finals.
They beat Bangladesh Women overall in their last league game to advance to the Round of 16.
Hitting first, the English side scored 234 in their 50 overs. They lost six wickets in the process. The bowlers then stepped up and backed their batters as they knocked down Bangladesh Women on 134 to win the game by 100 runs.
They will look to repeat their performance on Thursday.
South Africa Women vs England Women match details:
Meet: South Africa Women vs England Women, Semi-Final 2, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
date and time: March 31, 2022, Thursday, 06:30 IST
Location: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
South Africa Women vs England Women Pitch Report
The pitch at Hagley Oval is good for batting. Batters enjoy this surface as the ball comes to the willow well.
Bowlers must be disciplined with their lines and lengths when bowling on this surface.
South Africa Women vs England Women Weather Forecast
The temperature in Christchurch should be between 12 and 20 degrees Celsius. It will stay wet all day.
South Africa Women vs England Women Probable Eleven
South Africa Women
Shabnim Ismail and Masabata Klaas took two wickets each, helping South Africa limit India to 274.
Contributions from Laura Wolvaardt (80), Lara Goodall (49) and Mignon du Preez (52*) helped them chase the tally on the last ball with three wickets in hand.
Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka
Sophia Dunkley scored fifty (67 from 72 balls) and was well supported by Natalie Sciver (40 from 57 balls) as they posted 234 on the board.
Sophie Ecclestone and Charlotte Dean picked up three wickets each as they successfully defended the aggregate.
Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Freya Davies
Match Prediction South Africa Women vs England Women
Both South Africa and England will be very confident after their victories in their respective last league matches. Both teams are tied and expect a cracking contest in the semi-finals.
South Africa have a good balance on their side and expect them to beat England on Thursday.
Prediction: South Africa Women to win this encounter.
South Africa Women vs England Women live stream details and channel list
TV: Star Sports Network
Live broadcast : Disney+ Hotstar.
Q. Tammy Beaumont will score a fifty
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