South Africa v England: Head-to-Head in Women’s ODI World Cup
The defending champions England have had a disappointing start to the 2022 World Cup, losing both of the matches (against Australia & West Indies) they have played. On the other hand, it’s 2 in 2 for South Africa as they look forward to their 3rd win on Monday, March 14, 6:30 AM (IST) Onwards.
As Skipper Heather Knight said a couple of days back, it’s a must-win game for the English team and their record head-head-head record against South Africa would definitely boost up their confidence.
ODIs Played between South Africa & England: 38 (6 in the World Cup)
England: 29 (5 in the World Cup)
South Africa: 8 (1 in the World Cup)
No Result: 1
Let’s have a glimpse of the ODI World Cup meetings between South Africa and England-:
1997 Women’s World Cup (December 10)
Their first over ODI World Cup meeting saw Charlotte Edwards displaying a player of the match all-round performance contributing 38 of the team’s total of 94 runs and then taking a 3-wicket haul conceding 15 runs, restricting South Africa 8 runs short of the target.
2000 Women’s World Cup (December 2)
The match that witnessed South Africa’s only ODI World Cup match win against England to date had Sunette Viljoen’s unbeaten 54 and Daleen Terblanche’s 41 clinching the match for the Proteas after they were asked to chase the target of 144, bowling England out in 47.5 overs with Yulandi van der Merwe getting a 3 wicket haul (3/25 & 4 maidens in 10 overs).
2005 Women’s World Cup (March 30)
Yet again it was Charlotte Edwards who brought England a comfortable win by 8 wins along with an unbeaten 55 by Claire Taylor. Edwards, unfortunately, felt one run short of her own Century after getting out leg before wicket (lbw) by a delivery off Alicia Smith who was the only wicket-taker for South Africa. England successfully chased down the target of 175 with 61 runs to spare.
2013 Women’s World Cup (February 10)
In a low-scoring game, Anya Shrubsole’s 5 wicket haul tumbled South Africa down to 77 for 10 and an easy chase with the bat got England their largest-ever ODI win in terms of balls remaining (243) to date. Shrubsole was the player of the match but 25* (19) & 28* (16) by Lydia Greenway and Arran Brindle respectively deserve appreciation too.
2017 Women’s World Cup (July 5)
In a high-scoring thriller, Tammy Beaumont’s 148 (145 balls) and Sarah Taylor’s 147 off just 104 deliveries guided England to a massive total of 373 with the loss of 5 wickets. This wasn’t all, South Africa went on to display another impressive performance with Chloe Tryon smashing a 26 ball 54 and Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee reaching 50+ individual scores too. Though England got a 68 runs win, it was one of the best matches in the history of the Women’s World Cup.
Semi-Final, 2017 Women’s World Cup (July 5)
Meeting after an unbelievable group stage match, Laura Wolvaardt scored yet another 50+ score joined by Mignon du Preez’s unbeaten 76, guiding South Africa to 218 with the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs. Their innings was followed by a last-over thriller that saw England making it to the Finals after winning by 2 wickets with 2 balls to spare. Sarah Taylor was yet again adjudged as the player of the match for her 54(76).
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