England Women vs South Africa Women Women Fantasy Cricket Preview

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England Women vs South Africa Women 3rd and final Match Preview

Centuries from Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont helped England draw level with South Africa in the Women’s ODI series with one match still to play.

England bounced back from a chastening defeat in the first match of their ODI series against South Africa with a commanding 69-run victory over South Africa at Hove.

Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont were the stars with the bat for the hosts, each hitting aggressive centuries and sharing a second-wicket partnership of 156 to set a platform for an imposing total of 331/6.

It was a welcome return to form for Beaumont who finished as the leading run-scorer at last year’s ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup but had failed to register a century in the format since hitting 148 against the same opposition last July. The diminutive right-hander put on 71 for the first wicket with Amy Jones (29) and then put her foot on the gas in combination with Taylor, who played some sublime shots on her way to a seventh ODI ton.

Marizanne Kapp, the South Africa all-rounder, has urged her side to fight back in the three-match series against England after their 69-run loss in the second one-day international on Tuesday left the series precariously placed at 1-1.

Kapp said the expectations were on England, as world champions, to win the series, and that South Africa will play as though they have nothing to lose in the final WODI, which is part of the ICC Women’s Championship, in Canterbury on Friday 15 June.

“We’re excited,” she said. “A bit disappointed with our previous performance, though. I don’t think we rocked up, but still there are a lot of positives to take out of that game and then obviously our first game.

 

When: June 15,  06:30 PM IST

 

Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

 

Venue ODI Stats

Total matches 4
Matches won batting first 2
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 245
Average 2nd Inns scores 217
Highest total recorded 272/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 203/10 (49.4 Ov) by Ken vs Eng
Highest score chased 254/4 (48.1 Ov) by Aus vs Ban
Lowest score defended 272/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM

 

Form guide (last five matches, most recent first)

England Women:  W L L W L

South Africa Women: L W W W W

 

Team News

England Women

They don’t need to change their winning sides

 

South Africa Women

Not looking for any change

 

SQUAD

England Women : Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(w), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight(c), Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Sophie Ecclestone, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Lauren Winfield

 

South Africa Women : Lizelle Lee(w), Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Dane van Niekerk(c), Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Stacey Lackay, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Masabata Klaas, Andrie Steyn, Zintle Mali, Tazmin Brits

 

PROBABLE11

England Women

Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Ellen Jones, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor (wk), Natalie Sciver, Sophie Ecclestone

 

South Africa Women

Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (c), Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus / Andrie Steyn, Lizelle Lee (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Laura Wolvaardt, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Stacey Lackay

 

KEY PLAYERS

Sarah Taylor

Tammy Beaumont

Katherine Brunt

Lizelle Lee

Dane van Niekerk

Ayabonga Khaka

 

Player to watch  

Sune Luus / Andrie Steyn

 

 

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