England beat South Africa by 137 runs in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 to reach the final. The final will now be played between Australia and England on April 3.
Christchurch: England beat South Africa by 137 runs in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 to reach the final. The title clash will now be against six-time champions Australia, who have already reached the semis after beating the West Indies. England scored 293 with the help of Daniel Wyatt’s century in the first innings, in response to which the South African team was all out for 156 runs. The final of the Women’s World Cup will be played on April 3 in Christchurch.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. The start was good for South Africa but Daniel Wyatt, who remained calm throughout the tournament, was back in form at the crucial moment. England lost their first wicket at 10 and their second at 51. Beaumont 7 was knocked out by Knight for just 1 run. Sewer (15) and Amy Jones (28) also did not support Wyatt for long. England lost four wickets for 126 runs. Duncan (60), who came to Wyatt’s side at the time, put the team out of trouble with a 116-run partnership for the 5th wicket. England were 293 for 8 in 50 overs. Wyatt was dismissed for 129 off 125 balls with the help of 12 fours.
Chasing the target, Africa had a bad start. Both his openers were out for 8 runs. Then no better team could handle the innings. South Africa were all out in 38 overs. Sophie Ecclestone was 36 for six from England. Wyatt, who scored a century in the match, was named Man of the Match.