England vs SA Women SemiFinal CricBuzz Live Cricket Match Score Ball To Ball Preview
Here you get England vs SA Women SemiFinal CricBuzz Live Cricket Match Score Ball By Ball. Bristol has been a fortress for England during the Women’s World Cup – and a win there on Tuesday will take them into the final.
Having defeated South Africa, reigning champions Australia and last year’s World T20 winners West Indies at the venue in recent weeks, Heather Knight’s side return to the County Ground for a semi-final showdown with South Africa, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am.
England racked up 373-5 against the Proteas on July 5, with Tammy Beaumont (148) – the leading run scorer in the competition – and Sarah Taylor (147) sharing the highest partnership in Women’s World Cup history of 275 for the second wicket.
That stand paved the way for a 68-run win, although South Africa put in a valiant effort as they became the first side to score over 300 batting second in a Women’s ODI.
The Proteas also boast the top two wicket-takers in the tournament – skipper and leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk (15) and seamer Marizanne Kapp (12) – meaning England will have to be on their game to extend their six-match winning streak and keep their hopes of a fourth World Cup title alive.
Natalie Sciver has smashed two hundreds for England so far, with Beaumont, Taylor and Knight hitting one each, though it was a battling 67 from the skipper that helped the side seal top spot in the group stage courtesy of a 92-run triumph over West Indies on Saturday.
“The best part about our squad is that someone steps up every single game,” said Beaumont.
“Heather had a crucial knock with the bat and then everyone did their bit with the ball and that’s really important. We all need to be on form heading into a semi-final.”
South Africa, who finished fourth in the league phase, are hunting a maiden Women’s World Cup title, with their best performance to date when they made the semi-finals in New Zealand in 2000.