The Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 semi-final between England and South Africa has started with a bang, as England got off to a flying start. The English team, led by Heather Knight, scored an impressive total of 162-8 in their allotted 20 overs.
Knight was the star of the show for England, scoring a brilliant 84 off just 57 balls. She was well supported by Natalie Sciver (26) and Amy Jones (20). For South Africa, Shabnim Ismail was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-23-2.
South Africa were off to a slow start, but they got a breakthrough after the powerplay when Lizelle Lee was dismissed for just 4 runs. The Proteas then lost wickets at regular intervals, as they failed to build any partnerships.
At the end of the 20 overs, South Africa had managed to score just 111-8, falling 51 runs short of the target. For South Africa, Marizanne Kapp was the top scorer with a fighting 34 off 40 balls. Anya Shrubsole was the pick of the bowlers for England, with figures of 4-0-15-2.
England will now face India in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, while South Africa will have to settle for the third-place playoff. It promises to be an exciting final, and we can’t wait to see who will be crowned champions.