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
|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
They don’t need to change their winning sides
South Africa Women
Not looking for any change
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
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
Dane van Niekerk
Player to watch
Sune Luus / Andrie Steyn