The second match of the three-match ODI series between England and South Africa will be played on July 15 at the County Ground in Bristol. The match will start at 6.30 PM IST. England lead the series 1-0.
In the first ODI that was played on July 11 in Northampton, England beat South Africa by five wickets. Batting first, South Africa were bowled out for 218 in 47.4 overs and in reply, England completed the formalities in just 32.1 overs. Chloe Tryon starred with the bat for the visitors with 88 runs while for the hosts Emma Lamb top scored with 102. Among the bowlers, Nadine de Klerk was the most successful one for South Africa as she claimed two wickets while for England, it was Natalie Sciver with four wickets.
England and South Africa have played 41 ODIs against each other, out of which England have won 31, South Africa have won nine and one match did not produce a result.
England: Heather Knight (c), Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Issy Wong
South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty (wk), Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Lizelle Lee, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt
Players to watch
The number one all-rounder in the world of women’s ODI cricket had a great outing with the ball in the first ODI against South Africa. The English seamer wreaked havoc with 59/4 in 9.4 overs to rattle the opposition. With the bat, she scored a delectable 55 off 36 balls, including eight boundaries.
The right-handed opening batter of England registered her maiden ODI century in the first match against South Africa. She muscled 102 runs off 97 balls, including 15 boundaries. She led the run chase from the front as she set the foundation for the rest of the batters. She batted beautifully for 30 overs and won the player of the match for her match-winning innings.
Nadine de Klerk:
This South Africa all-rounder made useful contributions with both bat and ball in the first ODI against England. The right-handed middle order batter mustered 38 runs off 53 balls, including two boundaries and stitched a crucial 97-run partnership with Chloe Tryon for the sixth wicket. With the ball, the right-arm medium pacer struck with 44/2 in eight overs and was the most successful bowler for the Proteas.
She is an attacking right-handed middle-order batter of South Africa, who top scored with a fighting 88 off 73 balls, including 10 boundaries and three sixes in the first ODI against England. She came in to bat when her team was struggling at 73/4. She held the innings together and helped her side go past the 200-run mark.
The venue has hosted 14 women’s ODIs to date with the last one being played in September 2021. Out of the 14 matches played here, the teams batting first have won eight and the teams batting second have won six. The average first innings score is 237 and the average second innings score is 209. The highest score achieved here is 373 and the lowest is 128. Expect a high-scoring contest as the wicket will be hard and new. The sunny and pleasant conditions will make batting easy.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The temperature can go up to 23 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover is 28 percent and the probability of precipitation is just six percent. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Heather Knight, Laura Wolvaardt, Natalie Sciver, Chloe Tryon, Katherine Brunt, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Sophie Ecclestone, Nadine de Klerk
Date: July 15, 2022
Time: 6.30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Live streaming: SONY LIV
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