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ICC Women's World Cup 2022: Wyatt and Ecclestone take England Women to final

Wyatt and Ecclestone take England Women to final
Wyatt and Ecclestone take England Women to final

A superb century from Danni Wyatt and a maiden international five-for for Sophie Ecclestone saw England Women beat South Africa Women by 137 runs and qualify for the ICC Women's World Cup Final.

Match Summary

South Africa Women vs England Women, 2nd Semi Final, ICC Women's World Cup

South Africa Women 156/10 (38 ov)

England Women 293/8 (50 ov)

Result - England Women won by 137 runs.


Wyatt embraced the pressure of a World Cup semi-final to score her second ODI century, a fine innings that took England Women to 293-8. Ecclestone then bowled with her usual control and skill to take 6-36, England Women's second-best ODI figures, as South Africa were bowled out for 156.

After being asked to bat, Wyatt put on 100 for the fifth wicket with Sophia Dunkley (60) and Ecclestone's 24 from just 11 balls took England to a total that would have required a record chase from South Africa.

Two early wickets from Anya Shrubsole made the South African chase more difficult, and England's bowlers kept chipping away to keep Heather Knight's team on top.

Ecclestone was held back until the 24th over, with South Africa already four wickets down, and she proceeded to take the remaining six wickets to seal England's place in the final and the chance to defend their 2017 trophy.

England Women will face Australia Women in Christchurch on Sunday at 1pm NZT (2am BST).