Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

England batsmen versus SA bowlers key contest in World Cup semi

England batsmen versus SA bowlers key contest in World Cup semi

The very next day, their counterpart, women, will look to avenge the loss against the same nation in the first semi-final of ICC Women's World Cup 2017.

England coasted to a 92-run win over West Indies in their last group match of the Women's World Cup at Bristol on Sturday, where captain Heather Knight, who plays for the Western Storm team in South West England, hit a half-century and Natalie Sciver finished with three wickets.

The victor of the match will either be playing India or Australia in Sunday's final at the Lord's.

"I think the best part of our squad is that someone different steps up every single game". But, this semifinal may be deferent altogether from the league round as South Africa have a good all round team.

'There will be added nerves tomorrow because it's a semi-final but we wouldn't be human if that wasn't the case'.

Whoever wins this contest will play either reigning champions Australia or India in Sunday's final at Lord's.

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South Korean officials have long called for holding reunions more regularly and expanding the number of people taking part. Seoul " has no hostile policy toward North Korea ", according to the South's unification minister.

All of which has earned South Africa their second trip to the semis in the six editions of the tournament in which they have featured.

Lanning, the No.1 ranked ODI batsman, missed two of the group stage matches yet still struck 328 runs.

Knight's side had already secured a place in the semi-finals following victory over New Zealand on Wednesday, while West Indies had been eliminated on the back of four defeats.

They added 275 runs together, the highest partnership for any wicket in World Cup. Raj will be relied upon again in the semi-final and she is relishing the responsibility.

Afterwards, she was at least able to see the amusing side, adding with a smile: "I was happy to trust my partner (Hayley Matthews), but when I went upstairs and had a look I wanted to kill her". "In that sense I am very proud of the girls, it's our first semi-final since 2000". "I've always dreamt of getting runs for my country - that hunger never dies".

The hosts topped the eight-team group to seal a fourth match in the tournament at the County Ground against the fourth-placed Proteas. "They'll be familiar with the conditions, so it's pretty cut throat, we can't afford to be off our game", said Australia's Nicole Bolton.

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