Women's T20 World Cup Highlights: England, South Africa qualify for semis

Catch the highlights from the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Canberra.

England can qualify for the Women's T20 World Cup semifinals with a win against West Indies.   -  ap

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Sydney Showground Stadium.

 

Playing XIs

England Women: Danielle Wyatt, Amy Ellen Jones(w), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight(c), Fran Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn

West Indies Women: Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Stafanie Taylor(c), Deandra Dottin, Britney Cooper, Shemaine Campbelle(w), Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Chedean Nation, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman

TOSS: England wins toss and chooses to bat first.

A small break here, but please don't go anywhere as we will soon be back with the live coverage of the second tie of the day between England and West Indies. The toss is scheduled to take place at 1PM IST.
 

WHAT THEY SAID

Dane van Niekerk: I have to give credit to Pakistan, they gave us a massive go. It was an incredible game to be part of. This is only the third time Laura Wolvaardt has batted at five. She's matured beyond her years. She's gonna be one of the legends.

Javeria Khan: We lost our way in the end with the ball. We should have restricted them under 120. The game would have been different. We weren't able to execute our plans and bowl according to the field, that was the main reason. It was a good effort from the batters.

Laura Wolvaardt: I think this is definitely the most valuable contribution I have ever made to this team. I'm really honoured to be here today. Number five is a new role for me, but I'm really enjoying it down there, a lot more freedom with the field out.
 

South Africa v Pakistan

So that is it! The Proteas women become the second team after India to make the semifinal of the tournament. Adjudged the 'Player of the Match', Laura Wolvaardt scored an impressive half-century to hand the side its third win on the trot. The bowlers did their job too, striking at crucial points in the game to break partnerships.
 


 

PLAYING XI

Pakistan Women: Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Iram Javed, Sidra Nawaz (w), Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Syeda Aroob Shah, Anam Amin

South Africa Women: Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (c), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (w), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

- SOUTH AFRICA WINS TOSS AND OPTS TO BAT -
 

SQUADS

South Africa Women: Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

Pakistan Women: Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem

 

WHERE TO WATCH?

The 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup games will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Hotstar will be providing the online live streaming.