South Africa v England: Head-to-Head in Women’s ODI World Cup
The 2nd Semi-Final of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup is a repeat of the 2017 World Cup Semi-Final as the defending champions England take on in-form South Africa at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Thursday, March 31, 6:30 AM (IST) onwards.
The Momentum Proteas have been brilliant throughout with the only defeat they suffered being against Australia who on Tuesday became the 1st Finalist of the tournament after achieving a comfortable win over West Indies. On the other hand, England had a disappointing start to the 2022 World Cup campaign but has bounced back stronger to reach the last four.
ODIs Played between South Africa & England: 39 (7 in the World Cup)
England: 29 (5 in the World Cup)
South Africa: 9 (2 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 victory, 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 inning 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).
2022 Women’s World Cup (March 14)
In a high scoring group stage meeting, England posted a total of 235/9 in their 50 overs with opener Tammy Beaumont (62) and wicketkeeper Amy Jones (53) contributing 50+ scores each and South Africa’s all-rounder Marizanne Kapp taking a 5-wicket haul (5/45, 1 maiden in 10 overs). Chasing a target of 236, the Proteas had their opener and the leading run-scorer of the 2022 World Cup, Laura Wolvaardt playing a knock of 77 alongside Skipper Luus’ and Kapp’s contributions of 36 and 32 respectively. Marizanne Kapp was adjudged as the Player of the Match as South Africa chased down the target with 4 balls to spare, winning by 3 wickets.
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