England beat South Africa by 118 runs in second ODI to level series – as it happened

  • Rain delays start – game reduced to 29 overs a side
  • England limp to 201 after top order fails to fire
  • SA lose four early wickets and crumble to 83 all out
Reece Topley led the way again as England’s bowlers skittled South Africa for 83 to win a rain-shortened second ODI by 118 runs
England cruised to a six-wicket win over South Africa in the first T20 international at Chelmsford, clinching victory in the multi-format series with two games still to play.
Katherine Brunt (4-15) starred with the ball, becoming just the second English woman to take 100 T20I wickets, joining the recently-retired Anya Shrubsole on 102.
Sophia Dunkley, promoted up to open in international T20 cricket for the first time, was hugely impressive in scoring a maiden fifty – a destructive 59 off 39 balls – as England chased down their 112-run target in just 15 overs.
England captain, Heather Knight: “We were outstanding with the ball; Katherine set the tone amazingly – what a display she put on.
“[Sophia Dunkley] so impressive, the way she played, the intent she had. We know she is a really clean striker of the ball; it’s a slightly new role for her, it’s going to take a little bit of time to adjust to it, but what a start it was.