Australia and England to face each other in ODI World Cup
CRICDOT DESK : South Africa ended the girls’ ODI World Cup by batting after a miss miss practice while fielding. England secured the final by defeating them by a huge margin of 137 runs. Their opponent is Australia in the final next Sunday. South Africa also lost to England in the semi-finals last season.
In today’s match, England chased down 294 runs and Proteas were reduced to 156 runs. England lost the toss and elected to bat in the second semi-final at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday. Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight and Nat Sewer were out for 6 runs. However, thanks to the catch misses of the South African fielders, the number has not increased. Watt then led the team to a big collection with a pair of 116 runs for the fifth wicket. Dunkli made 60 off 62 balls. In the end, England got a big score in the cameo of 24 runs in 5 fours from 11 balls of Ecclestone. Watt played 12 balls and scored 129 runs in 12 fours.
The Proteas batsmen could not stand in front of the statue of Ecclestone after chasing the run. It was started by Anna Srabsol. The first two wickets went to him. Lara Goodall and Sune Lis then put on a 36-run stand for the third wicket. But after breaking the pair, they could not turn around. After playing a cameo with the bat, Ecclestone smashed South Africa with 6 wickets for 36 runs with the ball. Ecclestone has taken the last 6 wickets. This is the first 5 wickets in his ODI career. Mignon du Preez scored the highest 30 runs for South Africa.