Daniel Watt’s bat and Sophie Ecclestone’s spin beat South Africa, Australia will clash in the final
England registered five consecutive victories while they were in danger of being knocked out of the tournament after the first three losses. The team will now look to clinch a fifth title for which it will face Australia, a familiar rival for it, in the final.
The Australian team will also be looking to clinch a record seventh title. England captain Heather Knight, referring to her comeback from a disappointing start in the tournament, said, “It was our full performance that we were looking for. Very happy that the players played their best cricket when everything was at stake.
“I think the knockout cricket we have been playing for the last four matches has helped us,” he said. Australia have not lost a single match and the team is in great shape, with regards to their clash in the final on Sunday, Knight said, “We will go as ‘underdogs'”. We have played cricket with a lot of energy in the last few weeks and we have to keep that up in the last match and hopefully we can do that on Sunday.
Shrubsole displayed excellent swing bowling which broke the backbone of South Africa’s batting. Wolwart’s opening partner Lijle Lee became his second victim. Kate Krauss dismissed South African captain Sune Luos on a beautiful ball and South Africa again lost wickets. South Africa also had to bear the brunt of laxity in the poor fielding at the start of the match. However, his decision to bowl after winning the toss in this pressure-filled match also raises questions. Then it was South Africa’s good performance in the tournament. Team captain Luce said, “We had to do our best today and we couldn’t do that. Now we need to work on our game. But I think our campaign was great.