17th over: England 57-3 (Beaumont 17 Jones 6) Chloe Tryon is set to bowl left arm spin and it’s a good start from Twirler. Only three of these.
16th over: England 54-3 (Beaumont 15 Jones 5) class shows its class (sorry but it Is early) and after a drink sends a young woman downstairs with the first one. England are on guard, they can still salvage this innings if these two stay here. Big if.
15th over: England 54-3 (Beaumont 15 Jones 15) Template and . three singles from that’s the drink, 15 overs are over and South Africa continue to dominate. Tammy Beaumont is still there for England.
14th over: England 51-3 (Beaumont 14 Jones 3) Beaumont picks a leg side ball from class for the welcome boundary. The umpire signaled a leg bye but it looked like he got a bit of a bat on it. Don’t bother, four to score. Tammy B also picks up a single but has to dive for her ground as the fielder swoops down and knocks it down the stumps with a throw! England don’t need run out now!
13th over: England 45-3 (Beaumont 13 Jones 2) One single each for Jones and Beaumont for Blueprint.
12th over: England 43-3 (Beaumont 12 Jones 1) Amy Jones is the new bat and she goes all over the bat to get off the mark. England need partnership.
Wicket! Sciver ct lee b Class 16 (Eng 42-3)
This is very unfortunate. A freak dismissal for Sciver and she can barely pull herself off the ground… Klass comes into attack and with her third ball she goes short, Sciver goes to pull and the ball hits her hip , as she spins the ball around the back of the bat looking straight at Lee at slip. What a Way to Go. England here all the way.
11th over: England 40-2 (Beaumont 12 Sciver 14) Template continues, Beaumont takes a single off the first ball and runs down the non-striker’s end where he is Almost finished! He would have been sick! Sciver takes a drive straight back and Khaka gets a slight touch with his outstretched finger in his followthrough, the ball hits the stumps. Luckily Beaumont was quick enough to turn his bat around in time and bring it down. and i mean Just now, Sciver also picks up a single.
10th over: England 38-2 (Beaumont 11 Sciver 13) Beaumont takes a single and then Sciver drives Kapp for four! A great cover drive, uphill. Sciver is counter-punching here and it’s a good move. Kapp, his snarling movements and head tilt reminiscent of Sean Tait (IMHO), then sends a four point in response. Ten overs are over. South Africa is still on top.
9th over: England 33-2 (Beaumont 10 Sciver 9) Ayabonga Khaka is on the attack and his first ball is short, wide and Sciver cuts him for four! This is a nerve setter. Khaka also serves a wide and then drops short with his last ball and Sciver puts him four more away this time through the leg side, a swivel pull that whistles into the outfield like a carpet.
8th over: England 24-2 (Beaumont 10 Sciver 1) potential for Beaumont Kapp and she almost bites Trying to go too! Ishta. The next ball it deviates from the pitch in an attempt to be decisive and the ball passes just behind the edge! Was there any tickle on him? Kapp looks erratic, but a bit forced to review… not out – Flatline as the ball passed Beaumont’s blade. A maiden for Kapp and a lot of pressure on the team in light blue.
7th over: England 24-2 (Beaumont 10 Sciver 1) Nat Sciver comes to the crease and England need him to stand up. Then, Here. Beaumont picks three with a flick out through deep square and Sciver is quickly away with a single from mid on. Beaumont takes another single to make 5 runs from the over.
Wicket! knight b kp 9 (England 19-2)
6th over: England 19-2 (Beaumont 6 Sciver 0) Nooooo (for England)! Knight drags one to his stump And Kapp has another! She wanted to leave, but a little bit of indecision cost her and that little wrong decision made her dear. South Africa have two wickets inside the powerplay. Deep breaths for England’s batting line-up.
5th over: England 17-1 (Beaumont 6 n 7) Dot dot dot dot dot and … dot. Girl from Ismail. Studious in the Beaumont Defense.
4th over: England 17-1 (Beaumont 6 n 7) The England captain looks fine as she opens her face and takes a full delivery from Kapp away for point through four! She also picks up a couple runs through the square to score six runs from the over. Knight’s Average Incredible 99 against South Africa. Just putting that out there…
3rd over: England 11-1 (Beaumont 6 Night 1) Beaumont slaps a free-hit (due to a front-foot no ball by Ismail) at mid-wicket for four overs! Knight gets off the mark by scamming in a single. England took 7 wickets from the over.
Wicket! Wyatt c Wolvaardt b Cp 3 (England 4-1)
2nd over: England 4-1 (Beaumont 1 Knight 0) Cupp it’s from the other end and it’s directly on the button. Wyatt has been promoted to the top of the order as Lauren Winfield-Hill has not scored a half-century since 2016. She leans on a full ball through cover to take two but is Catch out on the next ball! Sliding a pump up cup backwards where Wolvaardt sticks after a bit of juggling. Wyatt has to go and Heather Knight is the new batsman. England did not start well. South Africa is excited.
1st over: England 2-0 (Beaumont 1 Wyatt 1) Nasser Hussain says that the pitch has lost its green color from day two and looks “belter”. Ismail’s hard start, is probing from the outside. A single each for England’s new opening partnership.
South African players flock to the green on the side of the pitch as the sun sets on Mount Maunganui. Tammy Beaumont and England’s new opener Danny Wyatt went on the wicket … the players knelt. Ismail has the ball in his hand – let’s play!
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first
England have made a change, Charlie Dean comes in and Lauren Winfield-Hill misses out.
Hello and welcome to the third match of England’s shaky World Cup campaign. After two defeats to Australia and the West Indies, Heather Knight’s team will be on the verge of an embarrassing early exit if Sune Luce’s take on South Africa does not prosper.
A competitive last-over loss to Australia in his first game was somewhat influenced by his poor performance in his second against the Windies in which he dropped five catches and conceded 23 freebie runs wide, eventually going down just seven runs. Gone. It seemed too much.
England will need to be quite quick against the Proteas, who are currently the second best team in the world and have already won two out of two against Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Kate Cross was round the media in the making of the game and struck an optimistic tone:
“We are losing by small margins but a lot of it is our own… We have paid for the wides we are bowling and the fielding is not the standard set for us, so it is something that we have . To see and hope it improves. ,
The seamer was also quick, “If we can get that win on the board, there is still a big chance that we can qualify and win the World Cup. We haven’t written it yet.”
Knight’s side currently have their claws on the World Cup trophy and would not want to leave it without a fight. He must have relived some of the magic he so memorably cherished during that frenzied afternoon at Lord’s nearly five years ago. Heck, a re-watch of that epic game against India should be enough to get the juices flowing before we go here once in a while.
Today’s game is a day/night and gets underway at 2pm in Mount Maunganui, which is a hazy day here. I’ll be back soon with news of the toss and teams – can’t promise I won’t be in my dressing gown and slippers, but let’s keep it between us? Thank you.
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