Sophia Dunkley makes history as England cruise past South Africa


  • Second ODI: England (337-5) beat South Africa (223) by 114 runs
  • Dunkley the first Black woman to score century for England

Sophia Dunkley made history at ­Bristol by becoming the first black woman to score a century for ­England – an innings which helped propel her side to an unassailable 337 for five and go 6-2 up in their multi-format series against South Africa.

Half-centuries from Emma Lamb, Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver provided good support for Dunkley, England’s newly promoted No 3, before debutante Issy Wong (three for 36) combined with Charlie Dean (four for 53) to bowl South Africa out for 223 in 41 overs as England sealed the one-day international win by 114 runs.

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Written by Raf Nicholson at Seat Unique Stadium
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