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Cricket: England Reach ICC Women’s World Cup Final

July 19, 2017
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England survived a nervy spell to seal victory with three balls remaining against South Africa and book their place in Sunday’s ICC Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s.

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South African captain Dane van Niekerk won the toss and opted to bat, with opener Laura Wolvaardt (66) and Mignon du Preez (76) taking their side towards a competitive 218-6.

England seemed to be heading towards their target quite comfortably before a flurry of late wickets saw them up against it. Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh and Anya Shrubsole – who hit the winning boundary – combined to inch the hosts over the line by two wickets. They will play India or Australia at Lord’s on Sunday.

For a full match report head to www.ecb.co.uk

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