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England mauled by big-hitting South Africans at Taunton

The Telegraph – It was a rather rude shock.

Summary

  • Three days after setting a record for the highest total in women’s T20 internationals, England Women were defeated by South Africa in the tri-series with three balls and twice as many wickets to spare.
  • But it was only then that the big hitting began, and it was accomplished not by England, but South Africa.
  • England Women had not hit a six but Lizelle Lee powered six of them and Sune Luus two more, most of them landing near the Andy Caddick pavilion.
  • Against bottom-handed hitters as Lee and Luus it made sense to bowl on or outside off stump but England went straight and got clubbed over the leg side.
  • Sophie Ecclestone, the talented left-arm spinner, made the adjustment of bowling wider in her fourth and final over – when South Africa needed 20 off the last three overs – and took a couple of wickets, a clean-bowled and a stumping, to bring England back into the game.


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