Proteas women set whopping 294 to win after fielding lets them down

Proteas women set whopping 294 to win after fielding lets them down

Opening the batting, Wyatt produced one of the most meaningful knocks over her life as she scored a superb century (129 off 125) to power England to a massive first innings total against the Proteas women.

In order to win Thursday’s World Cup semi-final, the Proteas will now need to chase down a challenging total of 294, and upon reflection, they will be desperately frustrated that they offered Wyatt five lives on the way to her century.

On no less than five occasions, Wyatt was dropped in the field, and although there were a couple of difficult chances, some were entirely regulation.

Nevertheless, it was a stunning knock, which came as England were reduced to 77/3 at one point in the 18th over.

South Africa were in a powerful position at that point, but then Wyatt combined with Sophia Dunkley, who scored a well-played half century, as England pushed on to a formidable total.

Earlier in the tournament, the Proteas also successfully chased down a total against England during their pool game, but on that occasion South Africa only needed to reach 236.

PROTEAS-ENGLAND LINEUPS

England (Playing XI): Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones(w), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole

South Africa (Playing XI): Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus(c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty(w), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka

South Africa’s results in the group stage of CWC22

Match Opposition Result Margin of result
1 Bangladesh Won 32 runs (3 balls remaining)
2 Pakistan Won 6 runs (1 ball remaining)
3 England Won 3 wickets (4 balls remaining)
4 New Zealand Won 2 wickets (3 balls remaining)
5 Australia Lost 5 wickets (28 balls remaining)
6 West Indies N/R
7 Indian Won 3 wickets (0 balls remaining)

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