Katherine Brunt takes 4 for 15, claiming her 100th T20 worldwide wicket within the course of; Sophia Dunkley smashes 59 off 39 opening the batting for maiden fifty; Watch the second T20I stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket on Saturday (on air 2pm, first ball 2.30pm)
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England cruised to a six-wicket win over South Africa within the first T20 worldwide at Chelmsford, clinching victory within the multi-format sequence with two video games nonetheless to play.
Katherine Brunt (4-15) starred with the ball, turning into simply the second English lady to take 100 T20I wickets, becoming a member of the recently-retired Anya Shrubsole on 102.
Sophia Dunkley, promoted as much as open in worldwide T20 cricket for the primary time, was massively spectacular in scoring a maiden fifty – a damaging 59 off 39 balls – as England chased down their 112-run goal in simply 15 overs.
Highlights of Sophia Dunkley’s maiden 50 for England to assist her aspect to victory over South Africa within the first T20I.
England’s victory – their fourth in 4 following a 3-Zero ODI sequence sweep – means they clinch the multi-format sequence, main 10-2 with solely 4 factors on provide within the last two T20Is.
Katherine Brunt was denied a wicket after a profitable South Africa evaluation, however she bowled Lara Goodell with the very subsequent ball!
After England gained the toss and opted to bowl first, Brunt instantly set about her enterprise as Lara Goodall was given out caught behind third ball. The choice was overturned, with bat on floor the sound detected, not ball, however it mattered little as Brunt clean-bowled her subsequent ball.
Brunt’s 100th T20I wicket swiftly adopted, with South Africa captain Sune Luus’ stumps additionally dismantled because the vacationers bought off to a sputtering begin.
Katherine Brunt will get her 100th T20 worldwide wicket as Sune Luus will get an inside edge onto the stumps and falls for a duck.
Leg-spinner Sarah Glenn (1-18) bowled Anneke Bosch (18), Nat Sciver (1-18) picked up the returning Mignon du Preez (4) cheaply, and Sophie Ecclestone (2-27) trapped Chloe Tryon (9) as wickets continued to tumble.
South Africa’s star batter Laura Wolvaardt (55) hit a fourth T20I fifty, off 45 balls, however Brunt claimed her third wicket off the subsequent ball, Delmi Tucker (8) caught at level.
Sinalo Jafta (7) hit Ecclestone for a wonderful slog-swept six, a uncommon shiny spot for the innings, however the No 1 T20 spinner on the planet had the final giggle as she bowled her off the very subsequent supply when seeking to repeat the shot.
Wolvaardt perished within the last over, an excellent diving catch from Sciver at deep midwicket securing Brunt her fourth, whereas she additionally affected a run-out within the last over as South Africa completed on 111-9.
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It was nowhere close to sufficient, with the Dunkley experiment as opener an emphatic success, the 24-year-old smashing 5 boundaries and three big sixes in her expansive knock.
Ayabonga Khaka (3-13) did brilliantly for the vacationers, given the circumstances, as she bowled every of Danni Wyatt (0), Bryony Smith (2) and Sciver (13), whereas she additionally claimed the catch that in the end noticed the again of Dunkley.
However England’s chase was by no means as soon as derailed, with captain Heather Knight (24no) and Amy Jones (11no) ending the job off inside 15 overs.
Watch the second T20 worldwide between England and South Africa, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket on Saturday. Protection begins at 2pm, with the primary ball at 2.30pm.