After the dominance of the England Men's team against South African Men, it is now time for the English Women's Team who have defeated the South African Women by 7 wickets in the first One-Day International (ODI) even though the overs were reduced by rain.
In the ICC Women's Championship game, England and South Africa will play 3 match series. England were ranked one position below South Africa as England had 9 points after 9 games due to 4 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand South Africa had 11 poins after 9 games.
England had a chance to come level with South Africa in the table but the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. South Africa lost their first wicket in the eighth over when Laura Wolfvaardt got out after scoring just 5 but other opener Trisha Chetty kept going.
Chetty had 93 runs partnership with captain Mignon du Preez to make the position of their team strong. du Preez was dismissed after scoring 38 and Anya Shrubsole got her wicket. Anya got another one off the next ball as Marizanne Kapp got out for first ball duck. After that only Chetty caused resistance as she scored 90 and other batters could not do much as South Africa were bowled out for 196 in 49.2 overs.
England batters batted steadily and all of them made contributions to keep the scoreboard ticking. Amy Jones scored 34, captain Charlotte Edwards scored 33 and Sarah Taylor scored an unbeaten 41 as they took their side over the line in 28.3 overs as their target was reduced to 150.