Sunday 30 October 2011 

Dominant England Seal Series Victory Over South Africa

Dominant England Seal Series Victory Over South Africa
Dominant England Seal Series Victory Over South Africa
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England Women 121-3 (Taylor 40) beat
South Africa Women 118-2 (Brits 50) by 7 wickets
Third Twenty20 International, Potchefstroom

England Women completed an unbeaten tour of South Africa with a seven-wicket victory in the third and final Twenty20 International in Potchrfstroom.

After the second game in the three-match series was washed out, they added a 2-0 series win to a 3-0 One-Day International series win earlier this month.

Batting first, South Africa scored 118 for two but were swept aside as England reached 121 for three in just 15.5 overs.

Crizelda Brits top scored for the home side with 50 in 52 balls from the top of the order with Trisha Chetty (33), Chloe Tryon (18 not out) and Mignon du Preez (16 not out) also making handy contributions.

Brits was bowled by Arran Brindle and Chetty caught by Lydia Greenway off Jenny Gunn as excellent bowling from England kept runs at a premium - Georgia Elwiss and Laura Marsh conceding five runs per over or less.

In reply, England lost Marsh for two when she was bowled by Mazabatha Klaas but Charlotte Edwards (22 in 17 balls) and Sarah Taylor (40 in 28) took control of the innings and after Edwards was bowled by Tryon, Taylor added 76 for the third wicket with Greenway, who was unbeaten on 31.

Klaas had Taylor caught by Sunette Loubser but by then the damage had been done and it was left to Greenway and Brindle, who made nine in seven balls, to guide England to a comfortable victory.

© Cricket World 2011

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