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Women's World Cup 2022 SA v ENG: Get live scores, commentary and updates from the CWC 2022 game between South Africa and England in Tauranga on Monday.

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Women's World Cup 2022 SA v ENG: Get live scores, commentary and updates from the CWC 2022 game between South Africa and England in Tauranga on Monday.   -  AFP

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the 2022 ODI Women's World Cup. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan bringing you the latest from the WC game between South Africa and England in Tauranga on Monday.

Sune Luus:
We have a world-class bowling attack and happy it turned out tonight. Kapp is world-class, every time she turns out to play shows her class, she's an inspiration for the youngsters out there. Lizelle hasn't played much in the last few months so she's taking some time to settle in, we don't want to put too much pressure on her. Regardless of what happens in the tournament, we've made history today and nothing is going to change that. Everyone back home is really proud of us.

Heather Knight:
To be honest, we're gutted after losing three in a row. A batter like Wolvaardt, you can't give her that many chances, she'll make you pay. Our losses are not through lack of effort or graft, we have to turn things around quickly for the next game. We would have liked 15-20 more runs on the board, but they bowled well in the death and with their slower balls, we lost key wickets in crucial phases. Tammy and Amy batted really well, their partnership was outstanding. But we were a little bit short. We've got no other option (but to turn things around quickly), we have to win that (next game) and win that well. We'll be pretty gutted in that dressing room and we have to get ready and fighting soon.

Marizanne Kapp is the Player of the Match for brilliant fifer: Just so relieved to contribute. It was a big game and we had to deliver, I'm glad we did. I remember what day they did to us in that semifinal (in 2017) and we've been working on a few things, luckily it came off. What's been brilliant is we still haven't played our best cricket in terms of our batting.

On van Niekerk cheering her on online: I'm just happy she watched (Dane van Niekerk), we obviously miss her a lot, this is probably for her.


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Toss: SA chose to bowl

6:00 AM: Match Preview:

England’s bowling was questioned following each of their two ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 defeats. England’s bowlers shipped 310 runs against Australia before more wayward bowling against the West Indies saw them miss out in another narrow loss.

The defending champions have now made it to Tauranga where they will face a South Africa team who are yet to really get going with the bat, despite winning both of their matches.

5:45 AM:
Hello everyone! The 12th edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup is finally underway in New Zealand. The tournament which was initially scheduled to be played in February - March 2021, was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Match #13 will see South Africa take on England at Mount Maunganui.

Where to watch - Live Streaming details

The ICC Women's ODI World Cup will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.