South Africa vs England
So, England are into a second successive World T20 final courtesy of an impressive nine-wicket win over South Africa. The old enemy Australia awaits. The game will be live on Sky Sports 2HD on Sunday from 1pm. Don't miss it. Until then, ta ra.
England captain Charlotte Edwards:The team played exceptionally well today. It was the kind of display you want to put in in a semi-final. We want to keep the momentum going and put in a performance on Sunday.
South Africa captain Mignon du Preez:The way the girls have played throughout the tournament has been amazing. We have proved something to ourselves over and over again. I am a proud captain at the moment. We can build on this and come back stronger.
England bowler Katherine Brunt in the Sky Sports studio:
It felt like we were in control through the whole match. Obviously we dominated with the ball but they will not be happy with that and it is an important message to send to Australia that we have players who can take the game away from them.
Player of the match Anya Shrubsole:I rely on the ball swinging and it did it today. But it was a great team performance by the girls. We are bowling well as a unit and that is credit to the whole squad. Just one more game to go now.
England celebrate victory
OVER 16.5 - ENGLAND 105-1 (TAYLOR 47, KNIGHT 21)ENGLAND WIN! And there it is. Taylor finishes the game with another scoop shot off Ismail that sends the ball spinning away to the fine-leg boundary. England made light work of that run-chase with a clinical performance to set up a showdown with Australia in the final.
OVER 16 - ENGLAND 99-1 (TAYLOR 42, KNIGHT 20)Knight gets in on the action with a neat late cut and then a sliced drive to earn two fours off Kapp, taking England to within one hit of the win.
OVER 15 - ENGLAND 88-1 (TAYLOR 40, KNIGHT 11)Taylor is looking very comfortable as another Ismail over is taken for seven to move England to within 14 runs of a place in the final. Taylor moves to 40 from 39 balls.
OVER 14 - ENGLAND 81-1 (TAYLOR 34, KNIGHT 10)Luus gives it plenty of air to try and tempt Taylor and Knight into chasing the ball. It almost works as well as Knight top edges a sweep but the ball falls safe in mid-wicket. Knight sweeps for four in the penultimate ball but again nearly gives a catching chance on the final ball with a cut that falls just short of Loubser. It is not pretty but it is moving England steadily towards victory.
- 4th Apr 2014
- England Women won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- B N J Oxenford, S J Davis
- TV Umpire
- R J Tucker
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- A S Dar
england BATTING CARD
|S.J. Taylor||Not out||44|
|C.M. Edwards||c&b Luus||36|
|H.C. Knight||Not out||21|
|Total||16.5 Overs||102 - 1|