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England Women vs South Africa Women, Only Test Day 1: Kapp century puts South Africa Women in strong position

South Africa's Marizanne Kapp
South Africa's Marizanne Kapp

Marizanne Kapp (150) batted South Africa Women into a strong position against England Women in the only Test in this series, on Day 1, at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. 


Match Summary

England Women vs South Africa Women, Only Test, South Africa Women tour of England

England Women

South Africa Women *284/10 (91.4 ov)

Day 1 Close of Play - South Africa Women lead by 284 runs




Marizanne Kapp scored a fine hundred and Kate Cross took four wickets on an entertaining first day of the LV= Insurance Test at Taunton.

England - fielding four debutants in the shape of Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Emma Lamb and Issy Wong - won the toss and bowled first, and Heather Knight's side will be happy with their work after bowling out the visitors on day one. There were debut wickets for Bell, Wong and Davidson-Richards, as well as an outstanding catch from Tammy Beaumont.

Beaumont and Lamb will begin England's reply on day two, as England seek four points from the opening game of the multi-format series.

Match Stats

South Africa Women Fall of wickets:1-14 (Andrie Steyn - 4.3 ov), 2-38 (Laura Wolvaardt - 11.6 ov), 3-44 (Lara Goodall - 16.1 ov), 4-45 (Lizelle Lee - 17.4 ov), 5-89 (Sune Luus - 30.3 ov), 6-161 (Anneke Bosch - 51.4 ov), 7-202 (Nadine de Klerk - 64.4 ov), 8-227 (Sinalo Jafta - 73.6 ov), 9-276 (Marizanne Kapp - 87.1 ov), 10-284 (Nonkululeko Mlaba - 91.4 ov)

Playing XIs

England Women - Tammy Beaumont, Emma Lamb, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Sophia Dunkley, Amy Jones(wk), Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Issy Wong, Lauren Bell

South Africa Women - Andrie Steyn, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus(c), Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta(wk), Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba


Match Details

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: England Women won the toss and decided to field

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Officials: Sue Redfern, Anna Harris, Nigel Llong, David Jukes



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