England — who had been already assured of a spot within the final 4 — clinched high place in Group Two with a crushing 114-run win over Pakistan.
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South Africa beat Bangladesh by ten wickets within the second match of a double-header however regardless of the margin of victory weren’t solely convincing.
Group One winners Australia will play Group Two runners-up India on Thursday, with England and South Africa assembly on Friday.
Each semi-finals and Sunday’s ultimate shall be performed at Newlands.
Nat Sciver-Brunt articulated England’s attacking method below new coach Jon Lewis after selecting up her third participant of the match award in 4 outings.
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Sciver-Brunt hit 81 not out off 40 balls as England powered their solution to 213 for 5, a Ladies’s T20 World Cup file.
“We agreed in our planning to place the strain again on the opposite staff,” stated Sciver-Brunt.
“Which means we take it to the bowlers, not a lot to knock it round and put a partnership collectively however attempt to put the bowlers below strain and play to your strengths.”
She stated the coverage was equally aggressive with the ball. “We actually give attention to taking wickets,” she stated.
England decreased Pakistan to 54 for seven earlier than quantity 9 batter Tuba Hassan hit 28 to allow them to complete with 99 for 9.
South Africa gained with 13 balls to spare after proscribing Bangladesh to 113 for six.
Laura Wolvaardt made 66 not out and Tazmin Brits was unbeaten on 50.
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“It was a little bit of a nervy begin,” admitted South African captain Sune Luus after a shaky starting to the host staff’s innings which adopted a lower than imposing efficiency within the area.
“However we backed them and they’re world-class gamers,” Luus stated of the opening pair.
Luus additionally praised the South African bowlers, saying: “They had been wonderful, 113 was under par on this wicket.”
South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka all had two wins from their 4 matches in Group One however South Africa had a superior web run charge to complete second within the group behind unbeaten Australia.
No Bangladesh batter was in a position to rating greater than captain Nigar Sultana’s 30 however aggressive operating between wickets enabled them to maintain the rating shifting, aided by some nervy errors within the area by South Africa.
“We weren’t in a position to rating sufficient runs within the energy play,” stated Nigar.
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There have been anxious moments for South Africa in the beginning of their innings.
Wolvaardt was given out leg earlier than wicket to Marufa Akter, Bangladesh’s spectacular 18-year-old opening bowler, earlier than a run had been scored however survived on assessment.
Tazmin Brits was dropped off Nahida Akter within the subsequent over and Wolvaardt ought to have been run out within the third over.
“If you end up defending a small complete it is advisable to take all of your possibilities,” stated Nigar.
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