Women’s T20 World Cup: England suffer narrow defeat by South Africa in Perth
Because their Ladies T20 World Cup campaign began in Perth with a reduction, england suffered a tense conquer South Africa.
South Africa, chasing 124, were 85-1 with five overs to move but dropped Dane van Niekerk (46) along with also Marizanne Kapp (36) in the space of five balls. )
It left them needing nine runs out of the past over, when Chloe Tryon dropped.
But Mignon du Preez struck Katherine Brunt for a six to level up the scores, prior to a boundary secured a win.
While the players of South Africa hurried on to the pitch to congratulate Du Preez, brunt thrashed the stumps after her shipping in annoyance.
It’s the first time South Africa reveals just how far their batting has improved since the previous tournament, also have beaten England at a T20 World Cup.
This reduction will sting for England, who showed some true grit to rein back the match in, but South Africa were also rewarded for restricting England even though Natalie Sciver’s 50 in their 20 overs, into 123-8.
The bowlers of england controlled the speed for much of the chase of South Africa but, ultimately, they didn’t have enough runs to protect.
The hard-hitting Van Niekerk and Kapp appeared to be carrying the Proteas home, until Tammy Beaumont snaffled a major advantage from Van Niekerk to put England on top, but a catch from Sarah Glenn within her dismissed Kapp.
Tryon is called a big hitter and she smashed spinner Sophie Ecclestone, readily England’s best bowler with 2-19, for six Ecclestone bowled her.
It was Du Preez, playing with her T20 international, who provided South Africa to the head that is trendy.
Her 18 from 11 balls was enough to see South Africa – and also leave a loss that is tough to England to start their campaign.
England haven’t won this tournament since the World T20 at 2009, and they’ll know that their batting should improve.
Sciver was not the only batter who may locate any rhythm. She hit on the six of the innings of England along with her half-century, from 40 balls, was as.
There were starts – like before spooning a catch to 24, for Amy Jones, who raced within the first four overs to 23 – and the cameo, but England never found any real fluency.
They fell attempting to induce the rate, with the two Fran Wilson and Heather Knight captured going the ground down, and also a number of the order hit a boundary and then got out.
After defeat opening by India, England knew a win here would send a statement to the remainder of the tournament, however they had been unable to shut it out.