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Katherine Brunt took four for 15 – claiming her 100th T20 international wicket in the process – as England beat South Africa by six wickets in their series opener; Watch the second T20I, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Saturday. Coverage begins at 2 p.m., with the first ball at 2:30 p.m.

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Katherine Brunt took her 100th wicket in T20 international cricket for England in their series opener victory over South Africa

Katherine Brunt relished her return to the England T20 squad on Thursday night, finishing with career-best numbers of 4-15, and admits she is ready to reach breaking point in the pursuit of a medal gold at the next Commonwealth Games.

The 37-year-old was named player of the match in only her second international appearance of the summer as the hosts beat South Africa by six wickets in the opening T20 game of the series.

England concluded the multi-format series with one game to spare, leading 10-2 with just four runs remaining to offer, but the focus is already on the Birmingham Games, which begin on July 29 and will see cricket female take the center stage at Edgbaston.

The best of the action from the first game of the T20 between England and South Africa.

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The best of the action from the first game of the T20 between England and South Africa.

The best of the action from the first game of the T20 between England and South Africa.

“I don’t think anyone has stopped thinking about the Commonwealth Games since we were told we would be there,” Brunt said.

“It sounds corny, but growing up watching people at the Olympics – I know it’s not the Olympics, but it looks like the Olympics – with medals and people on the podiums, I loved those people and I thought they were gods.

“Being with these people and feeling a part of what they do, who they are, that’s what my dreams were made of and I never thought this would happen. It’s quite weird and I’m so grateful at the age that I have to still be here and to be part of it.”

Katherine Brunt says she is confident she can still play for England after taking four wickets in a dominating win over South Africa.

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Katherine Brunt says she is confident she can still play for England after taking four wickets in a dominating win over South Africa.

Katherine Brunt says she is confident she can still play for England after taking four wickets in a dominating win over South Africa.

Brunt retired from Testing earlier this summer to focus on whiteball cricket but has only played one 50 game in the recent series with South Africa, but after his triumphant return to T20, the veteran seamstress is ready to get through a potentially grueling game. listing.

If Heather Knight’s team wants to win Commonwealth Games gold, they will play eight T20 matches over the next two and a half weeks, but Brunt is up for the challenge.

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She added: “I’m ready to do whatever it takes to play all those eight games.

“I will give everything I have for every game, I will definitely not hold back and I will have the gold medal in my mind every time. If it means I break at the end, I break, but I will. I will definitely do…it will take me a long time not to be there.”

Katherine Brunt claims her 100th T20 international wicket as Sune Luus gets an inside edge on the stumps and falls in love with a duck.

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Katherine Brunt claims her 100th T20 international wicket as Sune Luus gets an inside edge on the stumps and falls in love with a duck.

Katherine Brunt claims her 100th T20 international wicket as Sune Luus gets an inside edge on the stumps and falls in love with a duck.

Two early scalps for Brunt at Chelmsford saw her reach 100 T20 international wickets for England and she finished with another double in the death to claim a first four-for in the format.

Sophia Dunkley then hit an inaugural half-century -59 from 39 balls – in her first outing at the top of the order, before captain Knight finished the proceedings with 24 steps to see her side go home with five overs to spare.

“I was stuck on 99 ODI wickets for quite a while and that was a bit of a problem. I was hoping and praying it wouldn’t happen again,” Brunt revealed.

“It was a big step for me. I felt like I couldn’t retire until I got those two wickets, no way, so I’m really happy to be part of this club and to do that. get out of the way.

“Sophia is brilliant, isn’t she, and I love her to bits. She’s getting better, isn’t she?

“Some people may have doubted her at first, but she got better and better and in every format. Today was wonderful to watch.”

Watch the second T20 international match between England and South Africa, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Saturday. Coverage begins at 2 p.m., with the first ball at 2:30 p.m.




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