Sophia Dunkley and Charlie Dean shine as England beat South Africa in the second one-day international | cricket news

Sophia Dunkley hit 107 from just 93 balls and Charlie Dean claimed it 4-53 as England triumphed in Bristol in the second ODI of their multi-format series against South Africa; watch the third and final ODI of the series live on Sky Sports Cricket on Monday

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Watch the best shots of Sophia Dunkley’s incredible strike as she reaches her first international ODI century

Watch the best shots of Sophia Dunkley’s incredible strike as she reaches her first international ODI century

Sophia Dunkley’s first one-day international century set the stage for England to secure a 114-run win over South Africa in the second women’s ODI in Bristol.

Dunkley’s ton helped England to 337-5 at the end of their 50 overs after choosing to bat first, with Tammy Beaumont and Emma Lamb getting the hosts off to a terrific start with a starting position of 127.

Nat Sciver supported her well as they put in 142 for the third wicket, and all four of England’s top order passed the half-century mark.

A strong start to South Africa’s response by Laura Wolvaardt and Andrie Steyn gave them hope of pursuing that, but they were eventually ruled out for 223 as the home team took an unquestioned 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI stretch. of the tour

Charlie Dean proved to be the tourists’ main buster, finishing with figures of 4-53, while Roulette was well supported by three wickets from debutant Issy Wong as England increased their points lead in the multi-format series to 6-2, even with Marizanne Kapp offers a tough resistance with 73 of 58 balls.

Starters Beaumont and Lamb made the most of captain Heather Knight’s decision to elect to bat first after winning the toss, bringing out the half-century partnership within the first nine overs of the match.

The duo would go on to make England’s first century opener featured in a women’s ODI since Beaumont and Danni Wyatt did the same against Pakistan in 2019 and that was followed by Lamb taking her 50-for-54 ball by directing Nonkululeko Mlaba to through the point back for four on the 19th over.

But there would be no straight centuries for the right-hander, as three overs later, and just one ball after fellow starter Beaumont had drawn her 50, she swept a full throw from new bowler Chloe Tryon to Mlaba to set off for a fast 67 of 65 balls.

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Mlaba then dropped Beaumont in front of Kapp in 53, but that mistake didn’t prove too costly, and the 31-year-old was only able to add five more to her total before becoming Tryon’s second victim (2-34) after hitting the spinner to Ismail in the middle.

However, Dunkley and Sciver set out to patiently piece together a three-figure position before beginning to loosen up as the innings crept into the final 10 overs.

Sciver hit a spirited 63 on just 47 balls, including hitting Ayabonga Khaka on the ground for the first six innings just one ball after reaching the 50 milestone, though the all-rounder went down in the 45th when she was thrown trying to sweep Ismail.

However, Dunkley was in imperious form at the other end, lifting her century on just 87 balls and eventually going 107 from 93 balls before being caught by Wolvaardt at the square-leg limit off Nadine de Klerk’s bowling. with the final delivery of the ticket.

Charlie Dean strikes again, this time catching Andrie Steyn lbw for 28

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Charlie Dean strikes again, this time catching Andrie Steyn lbw for 28

Charlie Dean strikes again, this time catching Andrie Steyn lbw for 28

De Klerk (2-65) claimed the wicket from Knight (9), while Wyatt was still there at the end on eight not-outs as England set the tourists a towering target of 338. However, South Africa starters Steyn and Wolvaart, they made a flight. they start the answer with an opening stand 87 of their own.

However, Dean made the breakthrough on the 15th, when Wolvaart chipped Wong down the middle, setting off for 55 from 48 balls, and was followed two overs later by his opening partner Steyn (28) who was caught. lbw.

Lara Goodall (16) became Wong’s first ODI wicket when she slapped the closer straight into newcomer Lauren Bell at the half and was also in position to catch Sune Luus (4) with a sweeping shot from the Dean bowling soon after.

A top edge to wicketkeeper Amy Jones from a shorter delivery saw Wong account for Tryon (8) and the right-arm mid-pacer had his third wicket when Sciver came up with a superb catch to dismiss de Klerk for a duck. .

Issy Wong gets her first wicket when she sacks Lara Goodall for 16

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Issy Wong gets her first wicket when she sacks Lara Goodall for 16

Issy Wong gets her first wicket when she sacks Lara Goodall for 16

Dean had her fourth wicket when Chetty tried to meet her and hit the break pitcher straight into Wong at the half and Bell sacked Ismail for a debut wicket in the 36th over South Africa’s left eight down with 152 still required.

Kapp was providing a one-woman resistance, but eventually Ecclestone dislodged her, caught her and threw her, followed by the slow left arm that sealed the win as Mlaba gifted Dean with a simple catch.

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England Captain Heather Knight

England Women captain Heather Knight says her team played their best cricket to make it 2-0 against South Africa

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England Women captain Heather Knight says her team played their best cricket to make it 2-0 against South Africa

England Women captain Heather Knight says her team played their best cricket to make it 2-0 against South Africa

“It was a brilliant performance to back up the other day. Going into the game we talked about not being complacent and bringing our best cricket, and I think today was probably even better.”

South Africa Captain Sune Luus

South Africa Women's captain Sune Luus says lessons were learned after falling to a second loss in their tie against England.

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South Africa Women’s captain Sune Luus says lessons were learned after falling to a second loss in their tie against England.

South Africa Women’s captain Sune Luus says lessons were learned after falling to a second loss in their tie against England.

“With a big chase, you always need wickets in hand. Looking at it now, we still had 10 overs to go with 100 runs, which I think was very achievable. But the lessons learned today; I think it was a good game of cricket, so than the next.”

Whats Next?

England and South Africa now head to Leicester for the last of three one-day internationals on Monday, live on sky sportsfollowed by the Twenty20 leg of the series which kicks off in Chelmsford on Thursday 21 July.

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