After being invited to have a bat first by South African skipper Dane van Niekerk, England have managed to score 123/8 in their quota of 20 overs in Match 4 of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

Although England did get off to a decent start and were scoring over run a ball in the first three overs, South Africa managed to breakthrough in the fourth over itself as Marizanne Kapp dismissed Amy Ellen Jones.

Ayabonga Khaka then dismissed the other opener Danielle Wyatt in the very next over and since then England always seemed to be on the back foot. Post the wickets England never really got going although the other partners got a decent start, no one partnership helped them get some momentum going into the death overs.

Natalie Sciver was the biggest positive for England with the bat as she almost single-handedly helped England get to a modest score and give them at least some chances of winning this match at the WACA, Perth. She scored 50 runs off 41 deliveries including 5 fours and a six before getting dismissed in the penultimate over.

Ayabonga Khaka was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa picking up 3 wickets for 25 runs while skipper Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp chipped in with a couple of wickets each.

Shabnim Ismail also contributed with a wicket.

South Africa will fancy their chances of reaching the target although it could be a little tricky against a formidable England unit.