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Katherine Brunt's all-round efforts earn England a second win

Katherine Brunt's all-round efforts earn England a second win
Katherine Brunt's all-round efforts earn England a second win
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Katherine Brunt was the star of the day for Team England's cricketers as they beat South Africa by 26 runs at Edgbaston to move one step nearer to the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games.

England Women vs South Africa Women, 7th Match, Group A, Commonwealth Games Womens Cricket Competition

England Women 167/5 (20 ov)

South Africa Women 141/4 (20 ov)

Result - England Women won by 26 runs.

Scorecard

Brunt made an unbeaten 38 with the bat and put on a record sixth-wicket partnership of 73 with local girl Amy Jones to guide her team to 167-5.

South Africa made a good start to the reply but struggled to keep up with the rising required run-rate and fell well short, with Brunt - economical as ever - taking the key wicket of South Africa's Chloe Tryon.

At the other end of her England career to 37-year-old Brunt, 17-year-old Alice Capsey enjoyed another fine day in the three lions of Team England, making her first international half-century, from just 36 balls.

Should New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in the day's second match, England will be guaranteed of a place in the semi-finals on Saturday. They return to Edgbaston for their final group game against the White Ferns on Thursday, at 6pm.