Match Over - England Women won by 2 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: County Ground, Bristol
  • Referee: SR Bernard
  • When: 18 Jul 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England Women
  • Man of the Match: SJ Taylor

Umpires

  • Umpire1: P Wilson
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: CM Brown

221/8

 

Overs: 49.4 / 50.0

England Women

218/6

 

Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

South Africa Women

5.30pm A great, great match, one of cricket's great semi-finals. England have confirmed their presence at Lord's on Sunday. Who will join them there, Australia or India? Join us tomorrow to find out. Let's hope it's a cracker just like this one. Until then, it's bye from me and Shashank.

Dane van Niekerk: "We thought we were 30 short, but knowing my team, we went out there believing, and I'm really proud of them. You always have to believe that you can win a game of cricket, and [after Knight's dismissal] I said to them that it was very close - I saw the score on the board - and with our bowling attack, anything can happen. We hope we made everyone proud. We needed some Madiba magic [it's Nelson Mandela Day], but we didn't get it today, but we've had a great campaign."

Heather Knight: "It was tight watching from the balcony, but I'm delighted. We had to find a way, and Jenny was brilliant at the end. The close games are the best to win but the worst to lose - credit to South Africa. What a game of cricket. The biggest prize is going to be the final at Lord's, and I guess [all the unprecedented attention and the DRS and all] has added a bit of pressure. [Asked what the dressing room felt like towards the end] I'm not the best watcher at the best of times. I was pretty nervous, but I trusted the girls who were out there."

Sarah Taylor, the player of the match: "It wasn't the most enjoyable experience [to watch the closing stages from the dressing room], but we were out there and we knew we could still get through. What a great shot from Anya at the end, and great work from Jenny and Fran. They [South Africa] played so well, and to lose from that situation is heartbreaking. We've known that feeling before. The support we've had has been fantastic, and we just want to say thank you as a team. To get through to the final is amazing, and we couldn't be prouder of each other."

Ayushman: "2015 Men's World Cup semi-final, 2017 Women's World Cup semi-final. Both last over losses. South Africa - a tale of so near yet so far. Gotta feel for them."

Exes: "S.Africa paid for extras - 24 runs, compare to England's 4"

James: "We've been spoilt on the cricket finishes front today. First the SL v Zim test, and now this. Cracking stuff."

Shilpa: "A match worthy of WC semi final.."

This comment came in a while earlier, before that last ball, so I'm not sure what moment he's reacting to, but it kind of sums up the game we've just watched -- Joe: "WHAT?!!! Noooooo."

5.14pm The South Africa players look distraught, some of their players sitting slumped on the field. How it must feel to have scrapped all the way, every inch, and lost by this margin? For neutrals such as ourselves, this has been a sensational game of cricket. England were coasting, with Taylor and Knight looking impregnable, before a run-out - what else - changed everything. Sune Luus grabbed two in one over, and nerves set into the chase, before Jenny Gunn joined Fran Wilson to pull them over the line, with some last-gasp help from Anya Shrubsole.

49.4S Ismail to A Shrubsole, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, down the track, and Shrubsole wins it with a sensational boundary! No matter how much you pack the infield, you're always going to leave a gap or two. Gives her a bit of width, a back-of-a-length ball, and she chops it away at the top of the bounce and puts it away through point. To the left of cover point. England are through to the World Cup final..
49.3S Ismail to LA Marsh, OUT, No run, and she's gone! Shabnim Ismail, you legend! The good old off-stump length ball. Marsh was very uncertain, looked to go across the line - not the across-the-line slog, but the across-the-line flick - and she misses.
49.2S Ismail to JL Gunn, 1 run, full slower ball wide of off, stabbed into the covers and short extra dives left to stop it.
49.1S Ismail to JL Gunn, No run, oh my, is that a dropped catch? Full outside off, driven back hard, at waist height, and she gets both hands to it but can't hold on.
End of over 49. 3 runs this over. 216/7 after 294 balls.
JL Gunn 26 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 10-0-47-1
LA Marsh 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 4 runs this over. 213/7 after 288 balls.
FC Wilson 30 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 10-1-43-1
JL Gunn 24 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 10 runs this over. 209/6 after 282 balls.
JL Gunn 22 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 9-1-44-0
FC Wilson 28 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 199/6 after 276 balls.
FC Wilson 28 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 9-0-44-1
JL Gunn 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 8 runs this over. 191/6 after 268 balls.
JL Gunn 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 8-1-39-0
FC Wilson 22 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 6 runs this over. 183/6 after 264 balls.
FC Wilson 22 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 8-1-34-0
JL Gunn 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 5 runs this over. 177/6 after 258 balls.
JL Gunn 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 8-0-36-1
FC Wilson 17 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 2 runs this over. 172/5 after 252 balls.
FC Wilson 16 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 8-1-32-0
KH Brunt 12 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 170/5 after 246 balls.
KH Brunt 11 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 5-0-25-0
FC Wilson 15 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 166/5 after 240 balls.
KH Brunt 8 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 7-0-31-0
FC Wilson 14 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 3 runs this over. 164/5 after 234 balls.
KH Brunt 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 7-1-30-0
FC Wilson 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 4 runs this over. 161/5 after 228 balls.
FC Wilson 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 6-0-29-0
KH Brunt 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 157/5 after 222 balls.
KH Brunt 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 7-1-28-0
FC Wilson 10 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 155/5 after 215 balls.
KH Brunt 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) S Luus 5-0-23-2
FC Wilson 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 2 runs this over. 147/5 after 210 balls.
FC Wilson 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 6-1-27-0
KH Brunt 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 4 runs this over. 145/4 after 203 balls.
FC Wilson 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Luus 4-0-15-1
NR Sciver 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Phew. We really do have a match on our hands now.

End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 141/3 after 198 balls.
NR Sciver 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 5-1-25-0
HC Knight 30 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 11 runs this over. 139/2 after 192 balls.
SJ Taylor 54 (76b 7x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 5-0-25-0
HC Knight 30 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 128/2 after 186 balls.
SJ Taylor 49 (73b 6x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 6-1-27-0
HC Knight 24 (50b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 123/2 after 179 balls.
HC Knight 23 (49b 1x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 4-0-14-0
SJ Taylor 45 (67b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 8 runs this over. 121/2 after 174 balls.
SJ Taylor 45 (67b 5x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 5-1-22-0
HC Knight 22 (44b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 113/2 after 168 balls.
HC Knight 22 (44b 1x4 0x6 ) S Luus 3-0-11-0
SJ Taylor 37 (61b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 109/2 after 162 balls.
HC Knight 20 (41b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 10-2-28-2
SJ Taylor 35 (58b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 107/2 after 156 balls.
SJ Taylor 34 (54b 3x4 0x6 ) S Luus 2-0-7-0
HC Knight 19 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 103/2 after 149 balls.
HC Knight 18 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 9-2-25-2
SJ Taylor 31 (50b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 100/2 after 144 balls.
HC Knight 17 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) S Luus 1-0-4-0
SJ Taylor 30 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 96/2 after 138 balls.
HC Knight 15 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 8-2-22-2
SJ Taylor 28 (43b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 92/2 after 132 balls.
SJ Taylor 26 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 4-0-21-0
HC Knight 13 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21.  A maiden over! 87/2 after 126 balls.
HC Knight 11 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 7-2-18-2
SJ Taylor 23 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 8 runs this over. 87/2 after 120 balls.
SJ Taylor 23 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 3-0-16-0
HC Knight 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 79/2 after 114 balls.
HC Knight 9 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 6-1-18-2
SJ Taylor 17 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 75/2 after 107 balls.
SJ Taylor 14 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 2-0-8-0
HC Knight 8 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 71/2 after 102 balls.
SJ Taylor 14 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 5-1-14-2
HC Knight 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Time for drinks. South Africa have pulled this back nicely after a rapid start. Can the spinners make a mark? Over to Karthik

End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 69/2 after 95 balls.
HC Knight 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 1-0-3-0
SJ Taylor 14 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15.  A maiden over! 66/2 after 90 balls.
SJ Taylor 13 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 4-1-13-2
HC Knight 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 66/2 after 84 balls.
HC Knight 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 3-0-12-0
SJ Taylor 13 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 61/2 after 78 balls.
TT Beaumont 15 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 3-0-13-2
SJ Taylor 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 59/1 after 72 balls.
SJ Taylor 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 2-0-7-0
TT Beaumont 14 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 57/1 after 66 balls.
TT Beaumont 14 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 2-0-11-1
SJ Taylor 9 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 48/1 after 59 balls.
TT Beaumont 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 1-0-1-0
SJ Taylor 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Shamlan Malik: "Is Trisha is imjured, then who has the gloves? " Lizelle Lee

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 47/1 after 54 balls.
SJ Taylor 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 1-0-6-1
TT Beaumont 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Firdose informs me that Trisha Chetty has injured her hand. Is currently getting treatment off the field. Is likely to come back soon

End of over 8.  A maiden over! 41/0 after 48 balls.
L Winfield 20 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 4-1-14-0
TT Beaumont 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 37/0 after 40 balls.
L Winfield 20 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 3-1-19-0
TT Beaumont 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 28/0 after 36 balls.
L Winfield 14 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 3-0-14-0
TT Beaumont 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 25/0 after 30 balls.
L Winfield 12 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 3-1-10-0
TT Beaumont 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 14/0 after 23 balls.
L Winfield 7 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 2-0-6-0
TT Beaumont 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 10/0 after 18 balls.
L Winfield 5 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 2-1-4-0
TT Beaumont 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 6/0 after 12 balls.
TT Beaumont 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 1-0-2-0
L Winfield 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
L Winfield 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 1-0-4-0
TT Beaumont 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
BattingRMB4S6SSR
L WinfieldC M du Preez B A Khaka20433046.51
TT BeaumontB A Khaka15232065.22
SJ TaylorRun out D van Niekerk 54767071.05
HC KnightC L Wolvaardt B S Luus30562053.57
NR SciverB S Luus370042.86
FC WilsonC T Chetty B M Kapp30383078.95
KH BruntB M Daniels12270044.44
JL Gunnnot out 272730100
LA MarshB S Ismail130033.33
A Shrubsolenot out 4110400
A Hartley -
Total 221/8
BowlingOMRWECON
S Ismail9.414915.07
M Kapp10.014314.3
A Khaka10.022822.8
M Daniels10.004714.7
D van Niekerk5.002505
S Luus5.002424.8