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Capsey, Brunt and Jones have England on the brink of a place in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games

England 167 for five (Capsey 50, Brunt 38*, Jones 36*, Ismail 2-27) beat South Africa 141 for 4 (Wolvaardt 41*, Brunt 1-16) by 26 runs

A half-century to 17-year-old Alice Capsey took England to 2 wins from as many matches on the Commonwealth Video games as they beat South Africa by 26 runs in Edgbaston.
Capsey reached fifty in 36 balls and have become simply the second teenager to achieve the milestone in a T20I for England after Sarah Taylor achieved the feat as an 18-year-old towards New Zealand in 2007.
It helped England set South Africa – a facet they’ve now sunk seven occasions in white-ball video games this summer season – a goal of 168 and, regardless of a gap partnership of 64 between Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits, and an unbeaten 41 by Laura Wolvaardt, they could not rating rapidly sufficient towards a really disciplined group of England bowlers.

Capsey had been constructing in the direction of this and, in simply her third worldwide innings, she reached fifty. It wasn’t the primary time she had answered the decision after opener Sophia Dunkley fell early.

Capsey did not bat in her debut match, England’s second T20I towards South Africa in Worcester, however she acquired her likelihood when she was elevated to No. 3 within the third match of that sequence in Derby and smashed 4 consecutive fours on her option to 25 off 17. Then, having copped a nasty black eye in the course of the warm-up for England’s Commonwealth Video games opener towards Sri Lanka, she scored 44 at simply over a run-a-ball to high rating in a five-wicket victory.

On this event, she discovered herself within the motion early once more when Dunkley fell within the second over. Capsey and Danni Wyatt capitalised as Nadine de Klerk bowled too full and too broad, serving to themselves to 21 runs off her first over together with three fours in succession to Capsey.

Capsey survived two run-out probabilities, each occasions Ayabonga Khaka’s shy on the stumps was astray. After Wyatt fell edging Shabnim Ismail behind to Sinalo Jafta for 27, Capsey confirmed she wasn’t afraid of Ismail’s tempo, advancing steadily down the pitch to one of many quickest bowlers within the ladies’s sport and crashing her by means of the covers for 4 and, on the finish of the powerplay, England had been 49 for two.

Capsey clubbed a 3rd de Klerk full toss over cowl for 4 because the bowler conceded 34 off her two overs and was faraway from the assault. Capsey moved to 48 with an easy six off a Bosch full toss by means of backward sq. leg and, after Nat Sciver fell edging Bosch behind, Capsey introduced up her half-century with a rushed single and her acknowledgment of the gang’s applause was considerably anticlimactic because it got here solely after Amy Jones was confirmed to have made her floor on the striker’s finish. Capsey fell a short while later, providing a easy return catch to Nonkululeko Mlaba.

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