England thrash South Africa to reach Women’s Cricket World Cup final


  • England 293-8; South Africa 156; England win by 137 runs
  • Danni Wyatt dropped five times on way to 129 from 125 balls
  • Sophie Ecclestone obliterates run chase with six-wicket haul

A maiden World Cup hundred from Danni Wyatt and six for 36 from Sophie Ecclestone – her first five-wicket haul in international cricket – powered England into the World Cup final as they handed South Africa a 137-run defeat at Christchurch on Thursday.

England amassed 293 for eight before Ecclestone, brought into the attack unusually late in the 24th over, ripped through South Africa’s lower order to cement her position as the leading tournament wicket-taker, taking all of the last six wickets to fall. For England, the comprehensive win completes a remarkable turnaround in the tournament, which began with three losses and likely elimination for the defending champions, before they secured five wins on the trot at the business end.

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Written by Raf Nicholson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/31/england-thrash-south-africa-to-reach-women-cricket-world-cup-final-australia-wyatt-ecclestone under the title “England thrash South Africa to reach Women’s Cricket World Cup final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.