London – South Africa’s bowlers laid the platform for a complete seven wicket win over ladies’s international champions England within the first one-day global at Worcester on Saturday.
Ultimate 12 months, South Africa suffered a heart-breaking Global Cup semi-final loss to event hosts England, who gained via simply two wickets with two balls left in Bristol sooner than defeating India in a dramatic last at a packed-out Lord’s.
However there was once no repeat on Saturday as England – who gained the toss – slumped to 97 for 8.
South Africa seamers Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka took 3 wickets apiece.
Katherine Brunt, then again, ensured she and her fellow England bowlers would have some type of goal to shield via making 72 off 98 balls as the house facet rallied to 189 for 9.
However Lizelle Lee’s unbeaten 92 sealed South Africa’s victory within the first of this three-match sequence.
South Africa additionally suffered a cave in at 5 for 2.
Brunt bowled Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus was once sharply stumped via England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor.
However a third-wicket stand of 113 between opener Lee and South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk (58) all however put the outcome past doubt.
Lee confronted 128 balls, together with 11 fours and two sixes.
Victory gave South Africa a 2d carrying triumph towards England on Saturday after the Springboks, the boys’s rugby union staff, beat their English guests 42-39 at Johannesburg within the first of a three-Take a look at sequence.