Cricket World Cup Semifinal Preview: South Africa Chasing History Against Defending Champions England

Cricket World Cup Semifinal Preview: South Africa Chasing History Against Defending Champions England

  • The South African national women's cricket team is one game way from a spot in the Women's Cricket World Cup final
  • They will take on defending champions England tonight to earn the right to take on Australia in Sunday's decider
  • Revenge is definitely on the Proteas' minds, as they lost a semifinal to the English in the last tournament back in 2017

History is beckoning the South African women's national cricket team.

The Proteas will take on defending Cricket World Cup champions England this evening in the second semifinal in New Zealand. Should the South Africans win, it would be the first time that they would have qualified for a final, something neither senior women's and men's teams have ever done before.

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Trisha Chetty of South Africa plays a shot during the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and England at Bay Oval in Tauranga. Image source: Getty Images.
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The victor of the match - at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch - will take on the near-unstoppable Australia in the final. The Baggy Green swept away the West Indies in the first semifinal this morning to book their place in Sunday's final.

South Africa's match against England is a circle reaching completion, with a taste of revenge to spice things up. The English defeated the Proteas in the semifinal of the 2017 tournament, which they went on to win.

The Proteas then defeated them by three wickets in the group stage of this year's edition over a week ago. It's only fitting that the score is settled once and for all.

England is on a four-match winning streak after having risked elimination in the group stage. They accounted for Bangladesh, Pakistan, New Zealand and India after having lost their first three matches against Australia, West Indies and South Africa.

The Proteas finished second on the standings below Australia, dropping one match against the rampant Aussies.

Women's Cricket World Cup: Hearts in mouth as Proteas defeat India with the last ball of the match

The South African women's national cricket team continued their trend of testing their supporters' hearts' strength during the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

As reported by Sports Brief, the Proteas defeated India with the very last ball of the match at a tense Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Chasing an imposing 275 for victory - the second-highest target in the history of women's cricket world cups - the Proteas did so in dramatic fashion.