Emma Lamb hit 102 off 97 balls in her third one-day worldwide cap for England because the hosts chased down 219 with 107 balls to spare; Watch the second ODI between England and South Africa, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket on Friday (on air 1.30pm, first ball 2pm)
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Emma Lamb struck an impressive maiden worldwide hundred as England cruised to a five-wicket win over South Africa within the opening one-day worldwide of the three-match collection.
Lamb, incomes her third ODI cap and taking part in in simply her fifth recreation for England throughout all codecs, seemed each inch a seasoned worldwide star as she struck 102 off 97 balls to drive England’s chase of 219 at Northampton.
Tammy Beaumont (1) fell early, bowled by a magnificence from Marizanne Kapp (1-45), however the hosts have been in any other case largely untroubled, with Nat Sciver (55) additionally firing a 31-ball fifty as England romped to victory with a large 107 balls to spare.
It means England lead the multi-format collection 4-2 following off the again of the drawn Test match between the two sides. They subsequent meet on Friday for the second ODI in Bristol, whereas three T20Is comply with on the conclusion of the 50-over collection.
England vs South Africa
July 15, 2022, 1:30pm
Sciver additionally impressed with the ball, claiming 4-59 as South Africa have been bowled out for 218 in 47.Four overs. However it was Katherine Brunt who was the decide of the bowlers – again within the group, having retired from Check cricket – as she claimed 3-18 from her 9 overs.
Brunt took two of these wickets in her opening 5 overs, whereas Sophie Ecclestone (1-30) bowled captain Sune Luus (7) to have South Africa three down early on.
Laura Wolvaardt performed cautiously for 43 however when she fell within the 30th over – lbw to Charlie Dean (1-54) – the vacationers have been in massive hassle at 108-5, however Chloe Tryon cracked 88 off 73 balls to not less than see South Africa up past 200 and to a fairly aggressive rating.
She and Nadine de Klerk (38) shared in a Proteas file 97-run partnership for the sixth wicket in opposition to England, although when Tryon lastly perished within the deep searching for a fourth six of her innings, South Africa rapidly collapsed thereafter shedding their final 5 wickets for 13 runs in 16 deliveries.
In reply, England could possibly be forgiven for being somewhat rattled as Kapp burst one by means of Beaumont’s defences within the third over, however Lamb, with high quality assist first from Sophia Dunkley (22) after which Sciver, calmly set about their goal.
Lamb’s fifty was reached in 51 deliveries, whereas her hundred – containing 15 fours – was introduced up off simply 91 balls.
De Klerk (2-44) dismissed Dunkley lbw and ended Sciver’s blistering knock, caught at deep midwicket, whereas Lamb herself fell 17 runs in need of victory and skipper Heather Knight (20) even nearer, however a gap win of the collection was by no means unsure.
Watch the second one-day worldwide between England and South Africa, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket on Friday. Protection begins at 1.30pm, with the primary ball at 2pm.