ICC Women's World Twenty20: England crush South Africa by nine wickets to enter final

Chasing 102 for a victory, opener Sarah Taylor hit 44 not out to guide England to a nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the semi-final. England will take on Australia in the final of ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Sunday.

updated: April 04, 2014 18:00 IST
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Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here on Friday. England will play Australia in the final on Sunday. (Click here for latest on ICC World Twenty20)

Put into bat, South African women could only manage 101 in 19.5 overs with nine of their batswomen failing to reach double figures. Mignon du Preez (23) and Chloe Tyron (40) were the only two players who reached double digits, as right arm seamer Anya Shrubsole and left-arm slow medium Rebecca Grundy took two wickets each.

Shrubsole gave away only 12 runs in her four overs and was adjudged the 'Player-of-the-match' for her efforts. In reply, England scored the runs with as many as 19 deliveries to spare.

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