England v South Africa, Women's World Cup, Cuttack, as it happened

England beat South Africa by seven wickets in their Super Sixes match to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup final.

10 February 2013 Last updated at 07:05 GMT

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  1. 0640: 

    So, that's about it - we should know those permutations a little better after NZ-WI tomorrow, but what's not in dispute is that England need a thumping win on Wednesday to have any hope of making the final.

    It's an England-New Zealand double this week on TMS as on Tuesday morning, there's the second men's T20 international at 0600 GMT, then the last women's Super Six game on Wednesday, with coverage starting at 0845 GMT. Thanks if you've been up with us since the early hours... look out for Joe Wilson's reports on the BBC News Channel later, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  2. 0635: 

    New Zealand and West Indies play in Mumbai tomorrow - now, England will probably be hoping for a Windies win, which would leave WI on six points but bring New Zealand's net run rate down a peg or two. Then, England would still need to beat the Kiwis convincingly, while hoping West Indies lose to Australia.

    If New Zealand win tomorrow, it would leave England needing a really big win over the Kiwis, while once more, hoping West Indies lose to Australia. There is still the prospect of NZ, WI and England all finishing on six points and it going to net run-rate... but as England's game on Wednesday is a day-nighter, by the time the second innings of that game begins, they should know exactly what they have to do.

  3. 0628: 

    So a straightforward, speedy win by England - but that's the bare minimum they needed. I'll let the stattos like Innocent Bystander work out the net run rate (England's is now +1.079, still adrift of NZ and WI).

    In Mumbai, Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 131 by Australia - now let's assume (as one has to make assumptions here) that the Aussies will win that one - that puts them into the final and eliminates Sri Lanka, leaving the second final spot between New Zealand, West Indies and England. With me so far?


    Innocent Bystander ‏on Twitter: "England's NRR goes to 1.07, WI are on 1.18 and NZ 1.71 - Still hard to qualify... WI win over NZ would help."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Looking at the tournament as a whole, England might not have wanted to bat first because of the early morning dew when they won the toss, but let's hope they can do enough against New Zealand to get to the final."

  6. 9.3 overs: 
    Eng 81-3

    Opening bowler Yolandi Potgieter is on to bowl, she's listed as right-arm medium but it looks like she's bowling some off-spin, and is on a bit of a hiding to nothing as England need only five runs more from 41 overs... Greenway blasts a four to level the scores and goes for a six to win it... it bounces just in front of the rope for a four, but England have won by seven wickets.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia have bowled out Sri Lanka for 131 in the other Women's World Cup match. Deepika Rasangika top-scored with 43, while Erin Osborne took 3-9 from 10 overs for the Aussies."

  8. 9 overs: 
    Eng 73-3 (TARGET 78)

    Right-arm seamer Marcia Letsoalo is South Africa's fourth bowler, but her first two balls are far too short as Greenway pulls them both for four. A single takes the left-hander to 17, Brindle blasts another four through extra cover, before helping herself to the fourth four of the over and this is good for the net run rate, five more needed.

  9. 8 overs: 
    Eng 56-3

    Left-armer Tryon in for her third over, sending down yet another wide before Greenway brings up the fifty with a single. Brindle helps herself to her fourth boundary, a single means the Lincolnshire right-hander has 20 from 13 balls. Greenway nicks the strike with a single, she has eight from 13. England need 22 more, can they do it in the next couple of overs?

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "Anya Shrubsole's figures are the sixth best by an England bowler in women's one-day internationals. Only one England bowler has taken more than five in an innings, Jo Chamberlain's 7-8 against Denmark in 1991."

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "In the fifth ODI between Australia and West Indies at the MCG, the hosts are 154-4 after 36 overs - Adam Voges (48 not out) and Brad Haddin (27 not out) the men at the crease."

  12. 7 overs: 
    Eng 48-3 (TARGET 78)

    Kapp takes her, erm, cap after three overs and Ismail returns to the attack at the other end. Greenway moves to six with a single, Brindle swipes a four off the edge to the third man boundary, then guides a beautifully struck four past mid-off. An expensive over for South Africa ends as Brindle plunders her third successive four, she has 15 from 10 balls. And England need 30 to win.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I watched a bit of South Africa against West Indies and their fielding had improved a lot, I think they've had some better coaching."

  14. 6 overs: 
    Eng 35-3 (TARGET 78)

    As Charles and Ebony on TMS discuss the encouraging progress made by the likes of South Africa and Sri Lanka in this tournament, Brindle plays and misses at Tryon, but is off the mark with a well-run three through point. Greenway pushes the left-arm seamer for a quick single.


    From Mike in Squamish, Canada, TMS inbox: "England have proved again they are the best bowling team in the tournament. Now our batters have to step up and complement the excellent example set in the field. And not just for this match either!"

  16. 5 overs: 
    Eng 31-3

    These wides are helping England's run rate, that's the sixth of the innings and the fourth to have been bowled by Kapp. Greenway, who got rather bogged down early in her innings against Australia, is off the mark as she threads a four through extra cover.


    The Sun's cricket correspondent John Etheridge ‏on Twitter: "Sarah Taylor has been dismissed for three ducks in a row. Has all that nonsense about her playing for Sussex 2nd XI affected her?"

  18. 4 overs: 
    Eng 26-3 (TARGET 78)

    Arran Brindle is in at five. To repeat, the wickets shouldn't matter for England here, but they really need to get these runs as quickly as possible to get their net run-rate up.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We're actually broadcasting via the wonderful world of wi-fi. And the difference we've noticed between traffic in Mumbai and Cuttack is that there's less of it here."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sarah normally shuffles across a little when she bats, but I'm not seeing that here. With a crucial game coming up against New Zealand, she really needs to fire."

  21. 3.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor b Tryon 0 (Eng 26-3)

    So, two fresh batters in the middle as the left-handed Lydia Greenway joins Taylor. she's hit on the pad as Tryon swings one down the leg side but England scamper a leg bye. Taylor avoids that hat-trick of golden ducks as she prods into the on side, Tryon flings down another wide, but it's three ducks in a row for Taylor as she's bowled through the gate by her second legitimate delivery.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Wickets don't affect net run-rate, it's all about the runs here so England should be hitting up and over, and finding those gaps."

  23. 3.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Wyatt c Ismail b Tryon 14 (Eng 24-2)

    Sarah Taylor is in at three for England - possibly under pressure after two golden ducks in her last two games. Having just taken a catch to dismiss Edwards, left-arm seamer Chloe Tryon is on to bowl the fourth over - she starts with a wide but then has Wyatt caught at mid-on.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's good to see Danni Wyatt freeing her hands, all three of her fours have come through extra cover. Looks like the ball's carrying quite nicely, I think there could be some fireworks as England chase their way to 78."

  25. 3 overs: 
    WICKET- Edwards c Tryon b Kapp 6 (Eng 23-1)

    As TMS thankfully returns to the airwaves, Wyatt helps herself to her third four, while Kapp sends down another wide. Wyatt moves to 14 with a single to third man, but Edwards perishes when she holes out at third man trying to force the pace.

  26. 2 overs: 
    Eng 17-0

    Shabnim Ismail, who top scored for South Africa with 16 batting at number nine, will share the new ball - despite having batted left-handed, she's another right-arm seamer. After a single from Edwards, Wyatt crashes another four, and a single takes the Staffordshire right-hander to nine. Edwards steers the last ball for four, a decent start from England.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "In the other Women's World Cup match, Sri Lanka have now slipped into a bit of trouble against Australia. Megan Schutt has removed Deepika Rasangika for 43 on her way to figures of 2-15, while off-spinner Erin Osborne has 2-7 from five overs. Sri Lanka are 95-7 after 34 overs."

  28. 1 over: 
    Eng 7-0 (TARGET 78)

    South Africa open with the right-arm seam of Marizanne Kapp, who does England's net run-rate no harm at all by sending down a couple of early wides, while Edwards pushes a single, Wyatt steers her second delivery for four. With respect to South Africa, England really should be looking to knock these runs off as quickly as possible.


    From David in Spain, TMS inbox: "Excellent performance by England in the field. Surely it's not too much to expect a win by nine or 10 wickets."

  30. 0535: 

    Daggers was right about the batting order - it's Charlotte Edwards and Danielle Wyatt opening for England, as per usual.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "So sorry about this [that the TMS line has gone down]. We are the first broadcast media in Cuttack & were assured that all was technically well."

  32. 0533: 

    And a date to circle in your diaries - a week today, on Sunday 17 February, as well as the Women's World Cup final and the first New Zealand v England men's ODI, you'll be able to hear Jonathan Agnew on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 FM at 1115 GMT - and thereafter on the BBC iPlayer. Will his choice of book be a Geoff Boycott batting manual?

  33. 0530: 

    While we wait, a reminder that you'll be able to watch Joe Wilson's TV report from Cuttack, including action from the game, across the BBC later today - look out for it on the BBC News Channel.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Charlotte Edwards, Danni Wyatt and Sarah Taylor are all padded up, from the body language I don't think there will be any changes to the batting order."


    Innocent Bystander ‏on Twitter: "Chase the total down in around 10 overs and NRR goes to 1.04, still long way behind NZ 1.77. Best result for England women would be for WI to beat NZ tomorrow - then a favour from the Aussies..."

  36. 0527: 

    It's a quick turnaround here, by the way - England will have to bat after only a 10-minute break, with the lunch interval taken at about the normal time (0640 GMT) - but England fans would hope that their side might have knocked the runs off by then...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I'm wondering whether we may see some changes in the batting order - perhaps getting some bigger hitters like Katherine Brunt up the order, it's not in her style to hang around, or maybe even Jenny Gunn."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England have to pull no punches here, they really have to score these runs as quickly as possible to get their net run-rate up. If England had made 300 and knocked South Africa over cheaply, their net run rate would improve more than it would do by bowling them out cheaply like this, but it will still improve. And after the first innings against New Zealand, they will know exactly what they have to do."

  39. 29.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Letsoalo c and b Wyatt 1 (SA 77 all out)

    Van Niekirk adds a four and a single, but Wyatt wraps up the innings when she has Letsoalo caught and bowled.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This must be the ideal set-up to go and knock these runs off quickly. England will be quite happy after winning the toss."

  41. 29 overs: 
    SA 72-9

    Marcia Letsoalo is the new batter, she and Van Niekirk manage three singles from Marsh's second over.

  42. 28 overs: 
    WICKET- Loubser c Edwards b Wyatt 0 (SA 69-9)

    Sunette Loubser is the new batter, she has plenty of experience with 45 ODIs under her belt, although it's fair to say she's in the side for her bowling rather than her batting. Just as I write that, she perishes to her third ball without scoring as captain Edwards takes a good low catch at mid-off. And having battled those transport problems, Test Match Special are on air!


    From Paul Roe in North Yorkshire, TMS inbox: "Much more aggressive bowling changes by Charlotte, finally throwing off the shackles of caution? Interesting to see what would happen if it were NZ five down?"

  44. 27.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Ismail c Taylor b Wyatt 16 (SA 69-8)

    A double change in the bowling - and it's off-spin at both ends as it's Danielle Wyatt into the attack, although her beloved Port Vale were held to a goalless draw at Barnet yesterday but still lead League Two. Two singles are taken off her first two deliveries, then Wyatt strikes as she has top scorer Ismail caught behind.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "I've managed to inflict a bit of commentator's curse on Australia. After enthusing about the good repair work being done by Phil Hughes and Shaun Marsh, both batsmen have been nipped out by Dwayne Bravo in the fifth ODI at the MCG. The hosts are now 85-4. Hopefully I will have this commentator's curse refined to perfection in time for the Ashes..."

  46. 27 overs: 
    SA 67-7

    Colvin's off as England turn to their fifth bowler in the persona of off-spinner Laura Marsh. Three singles from the over mean this partnership is now worth 20.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "There are a few supporters lining the back of the concrete stand in a position that would be deep point to the right-hander as Katherine Brunt runs away from where we sit. For those concrete stands, think of an eastern European football ground. Concrete tiers, open to the elements at the top."

  48. 26 overs: 
    SA 64-7

    Ismail steers Brunt for two fours from successive balls as South Africa's eighth-wicket pair look to try to post a vaguely respectable total. A single takes Ismail to 13, Van Niekirk has eight.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Sri Lanka are battling hard against Australia in the other Women's World Cup match - the tournament's surprise package are currently 72-4 from 25 overs. Deepika Rasangika, who made 84 against India last week, is standing firm on 32 not out."

  50. 25 overs: 
    SA 55-7

    Van Niekirk pushes Colvin for a single as South Africa reach the fifty mark, while after playing out nine dot balls, Ismail is off the mark with a four against the left-arm spinner, who will captain Sussex this year. A leg bye rotates the strike as we reach the (putative) halfway mark of the innings.

  51. 24 overs: 
    SA 49-7

    Van Niekirk made her maiden ODI half century earlier in this tournament, against Pakistan, and her team are slowly inching towards that total - but have lost seven wickets in doing so. A Van Niekirk single is the only scoring stroke from Brunt's over - the Yorkshirewoman has 1-19 from seven overs.


    From Martin in Hinckley, TMS inbox: "Having been to two separate 30th birthday parties (30 miles apart) plus lunch with the father-in-law earlier, I'm shattered. This game is keeping me captivated though."

    Sounds like the night when I managed to simultaneously attend two parties in separate parts of Cardiff. Those were the (university) days...

  53. 23 overs: 
    SA 48-7

    Holly Colvin concedes her first run from her 21st delivery - a single from Van Niekirk, who takes her score to six. Ismail is yet to score from her first six balls faced.

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "Brunt switches to bowl from the end where Shrubsole struck five times and immediately she has success, bowling that fuller length. Another lbw to leave SA 47-7."

  55. 22 overs: 
    SA 47-7

    Left-hander Shabnim Ismael is the new batter, and she plays out the rest of Brunt's over. You're not reading the score wrong - it's forty-seven. For seven.

  56. 21.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Tryon lbw b Brunt 0 (SA 47-7)

    England stick with pace from Shrubsole's end as Katherine Brunt returns for a second spell - and after a single from Van Niekirk, fellow teenager Tryon is trapped lbw by the Barnsley pace bowler. South Africa reeling here.

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    On Twitter: "Shrubsole's first ever five-wicket haul, makes it look very simple - every ball is a potential wicket taker, great stamina too."

  58. 21 overs: 
    SA 46-6

    Three overs, three maidens from Colvin, as Tryon is on the defensive. South Africa, by the way, have no hope of making the final and are merely playing for pride, as the old saying goes.

  59. 20 overs: 
    SA 46-6

    Anya Shrubsole runs in for her final over, but a four from Van Niekirk means the Somerset seamer finishes with 5-17 from her 10 overs, just missing out on bettering Laura Marsh's best England World Cup haul - 5-15 against Pakistan four years ago. Take a bow, Anya.

    Charles Dagnall, heading to Cuttack with the TMS team

    On Twitter: "Can't see a stadium yet. This driver is village. Driver has got out to ask for directions. I kid you not."

  61. 19 overs: 
    SA 42-6

    There are two teenagers at the crease for SA as Chloe Tryon joins Van Niekirk in the middle. Wicket maiden for Colvin, who has 1-0 from two overs.

  62. 18.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Fritz c Greenway b Colvin 10 (SA 42-6)

    Holly Colvin has had a good tournament for England, miserly with the ball and nearly winning that last game against the Aussies with the bat. She ends Shrubsole's hopes of taking all 10 wickets as Fritz is caught by Lydia Greenway.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia are making a good recovery against West Indies, after losing two early wickets to the pace of Tino Best in the fifth ODI at the MCG. Phil Hughes (26 not out) and Shaun Marsh (24 not out) are repairing the early damage. The hosts are 53-2 after 17 overs."

  64. 18 overs: 
    SA 42-5

    Shrubsole's penultimate over - can she knock over any more South African batters? A maiden to Van Niekirk leaves her with 5-13 from nine overs.


    Kate ‏on Twitter: "Shame not all England's matches were scheduled to be broadcast - surely should be a minimum requirement for women's showpiece?"

  66. 17 overs: 
    SA 42-5

    Teenager Dane van Niekerk is the new batter, she's already played 27 ODIs, having made her debut when she was only 15. Left-arm spinner Holly Colvin replaces Gunn in the attack, and opens with a maiden to Fritz.


    From Paul Roe in Yorkshire, TMS inbox: "Brunt and Shrubsole are a great partnership - Brunt keeps them tentative, Shrubsole exploits any movement. If only we could only get some consistency from the batters - the odd 30 here and there isn't good enough."

  69. 0430: 

    We don't often get to use this graphic, so let's celebrate Anya Shrubsole's first five-wicket haul in one-day international cricket. 5-13 from eight overs, we take our hat off to her for a devastating first hour. (Her T20 best is 5-11 against New Zealand in Wellington just under a year ago, by the way).

  70. 16 overs: 
    WICKET- Kapp b Shrubsole 13 (SA 42-5)

    A solitary Fritz single off the fifth ball of Shrubsole's eighth over... and then she's taken her maiden ODI five-for, rearranging Kapp's furniture with the last ball of the over!


    Kieran Mccaul ‏on Twitter: "MCG seems totally empty for Aus v WI!"

  72. 15 overs: 
    SA 41-4

    A reminder that England need to win this game, and their final Super Six encounter against New Zealand on Wednesday, if they're to have any hope of making the final - while their net run rate, currently much inferior to New Zealand and West Indies, also needs a shot in the arm. Gunn makes it back-to-back maidens for England, as Kapp's only contribution to the over is two leg byes.

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "There are a few hundred spectators dotted around the ground, generally seeking the odd patches of shade beneath the overhanging upper tier of concrete. Sunday morning is the peak time for social cricket, there were dozens of games going on outside the stadium as we arrived. So once these matches finish, in the afternoon sun, we may see more locals filtering in."

  74. 14 overs: 
    SA 39-4

    Shrubsole's seventh over is a maiden to Fritz - with figures of 4-12 from seven, I wonder if Charlotte Edwards is tempted to bowl her straight through.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Anya Shrubsole, who has taken 4-12 from six overs, still has some work to do if she wants to record the best bowling figures in a Women's World Cup game. New Zealand leg-spinner Jackie Lord currently holds that record with figures of 6-10 from eight overs against India in Auckland in 1982. Laura Marsh took England's best World Cup haul with her 5-15 against Pakistan in Sydney in 2009."

  76. 13 overs: 
    SA 39-4

    Kapp helps herself to a two against Gunn, from an otherwise tight over. This pair have more than doubled the SA score since they came together.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Elsewhere in the Women's World Cup, Australia continue to look to be the team to beat as they reduce Sri Lanka to 21-2 after 10 overs. Opening bowlers Megan Schutt and Julie Hunter have taken a wicket apiece."

  78. 12 overs: 
    SA 37-4

    Shrubsole continues for her sixth over, easy decision considering she's still on to take all 10... Shandre Fritz, who's playing her 53rd ODI today, plays out a maiden over.


    Rob Cowsill ‏on Twitter: "Cricket in the blistering sun is certainly a world away from those of us who wait for the snow in England with dread!"

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "Jenny Gunn now replacing Brunt at the top end, which is notable for a towering blue edifice which may well house media for the IPL games which have been staged here. Less pace from Gunn and the first fielding error of the day allows a boundary through. Outfield actually fast, on the rare occasions the ball gets there."

  81. 11 overs: 
    SA 37-4

    Brunt takes a rest, replaced by the medium-fast Jenny Gunn as England look to make further inroads into the Proteas ladies. Gunn strays with a wide, Fritz moves to nine with a four and a single. 28 of the first 37 runs have come in boundaries.

  82. 10 overs: 
    SA 31-4

    Kapp is the first South African into double figures as she steers the last ball of Shrubsole's fifth over for four. A devastating first powerplay for England, I'd imagine they'll be keeping attacking fields for a little while yet.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter, heading to Cuttack with the TMS team: "Got to be honest. it looks like we are going to miss the majority of this match!"


    Andrew Sivell ‏on Twitter: "Hopefully Brunt and Shrubsole will stay on to wreak maximum havoc this time - Lottie needs to go for the jugular for once."

  85. 9 overs: 
    SA 27-4

    With Shrubsole seemingly unplayable at the moment, South Africa are having to hit out against Brunt, as Kapp adds a four and a single to her score to move to seven.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "The West Indian lads - particularly Tino Best - are not going to let Australia win the ODI series 5-0 without a fight in the final match in Melbourne. Best has ripped out openers Shane Watson and Aaron Finch to leave the hosts wobbling on 17-2."

  87. 8 overs: 
    SA 22-4

    So, Brits out and Fritz in - Shandre Fritz is South Africa's number six, and she dents Shrubsole's figures from 4-4 to 4-8.

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "Here we go again - Shrubsole full and straight - another lbw - South Africa 18-4 and we are in the eighth over. Interesting to see Taylor standing up to Shrubsole, keeps the batter in the crease, helps those lbws! Shrubsole in the form of her life in this tournament, still only 21 - this is her second World Cup."

  89. 7.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Brits lbw b Shrubsole 4 (SA 18-4)

    Shrubsole continues to keep South Africa tightly under wraps at her end, Kapp manages a leg bye but then Brits becomes Shrubsole's third lbw victim!


    From Nick Orchard, TMS inbox: "It's a strange sensation 'supporting' Australia! (for the benefit of England's qualification chances) Can you please advise roughly what time TMS coverage will begin?"

    They'll be there as soon as they can get set up, I'll keep you posted. Saw a tweet earlier about them having to unpack all their radio gear at airport security...

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "More reward for Shrubsole for keeping the ball pitched up; that was firmly struck through mid-wicket, but really well held in front of her face by Jenny Gunn. Fine catch. Three wickets already, ideal start by England."

  92. 7 overs: 
    SA 17-3

    Former captain Cri-zelda Brits is the new batter, she was tipped as SA's player to watch in the tournament guide I wrote before it started - normally a kiss of death, although Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning, Sadia Yousuf, Stafanie Taylor and Holly Colvin have all had pretty good tournaments. Kapp doubles her score with a single, and right-hander Brits is off the mark with a single.

    Joe Wilson, BBC Sport in Cuttack

    "The stadium in Cuttack is vast and full of character, in a 'no frills' style. Basically a vast concrete bowl with terracing rather than seating in all parts, and no cover from the sun. Anya Shrubsole has started brilliantly for England, bowling full with late movement, an lbw looks likely with every ball."


    From David in Spain, TMS inbox: "What a great series Anya Shrubsole is having. Encore! Encore!"

  95. 6 overs: 
    WICKET- Chetty c Gunn b Shrubsole 9 (SA 12-3)

    Shrubsole - one of England's best performers at this tournament, in my humble view, and already their joint leading wicket-taker with 10 - has yielded only four runs from her first three overs as she sends down five dot balls to wicketkeeper Chetty, and removes her with the sixth! Jenny Gunn takes the catch, and England are firmly on top here.


    From Mike in Squamish, Canada, TMS inbox: "England have been perhaps a little below their usual high standard, but I think the tournament so far has shown just how far some of the other teams have come over the last couple of years. The English girls can still win this, but they need to play at their absolute best, especially as it appears that the Aussie girls will make the final. Congrats to all the ladies for some great cricket!"

  97. 5 overs: 
    SA 12-2

    Brunt begins her third over to right-hander Kapp, who's from Port Elizabeth and is one of nine centurions at this World Cup, having hit an unbeaten 102 against Pakistan in their final group game. Kapp's off the mark with a single, Chetty adds a single off the last ball to nick the strike.


    Tim Ames ‏on Twitter: "Morning Mitch. I've nothing to say, but just thought I'd let you know you aren't all on your own."

    The sentiment is very much appreciated, Tim!

  99. 4 overs: 
    SA 10-2

    Kapp rotates the strike with a leg bye, Shrubsole's first runs conceded are a four from Chetty, who doubles her score.


    From Nick Walthamstow, TMS inbox: "Cannot believe there are World Cup Super Six games that are not televised!"

    I think everyone is rather at the mercy of the host broadcaster, us included...

  101. 3 overs: 
    SA 5-2

    Marizanne Kapp joins Chetty at the wicket, and wicketkeeper Chetty sees off a maiden over from the hostile Brunt.

  102. 2 overs: 
    WICKET- Du Preez lbw b Shrubsole 0 (SA 5-2)

    It's another double-wicket maiden for Somerset's Shrubsole as she takes another wicket with the last ball of the over! Captain Mignon du Preez is back in the hutch, another lbw victim.

  103. 1.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Potgetier lbw b Shrubsole 1 (SA 5-1)

    Brunt's regular new-ball partner Anya Shrubsole takes the second over - and strikes with her second ball as Potgieter goes leg before!

  104. 1 over: 
    SA 5-0

    Katherine Brunt takes the new ball - Yolandi Potgieter steers the first ball for a single, her partner Trisha Chetty hits the fourth ball for a four.

  105. 0325: 

    And I'm also in need of your help today - what are your thoughts on the tournament so far, and how have England performed? Email tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 or text us via #bbccricket - I hope there are some of you out there!

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Play is about to get under way in the fifth one-day international between Australia and West Indies in Melbourne. The hosts are hoping for a 5-0 whitewash but are without skipper Michael Clarke, so Shane Watson steps up to lead the side. Chris Gayle is out injured as the Windies look to salvage some pride."

  107. 0320: 

    I'm afraid that not only is there no live television coverage of this game, there's no radio commentary at this stage - the Test Match Special team flew to Cuttack early this morning, and will be bringing you commentary as soon as they can get set up and running. So with neither son nor lumiere available in the early stages, I'm afraid you're stuck with me... but I'll be trying to keep you posted as best I can.

  108. 0315: 

    And England are unchanged - as captain Edwards hinted yesterday that they would be. The only other game today is Australia-Sri Lanka back in Mumbai, where the Aussies can book their place in the final with a win.

  109. 0312: 

    News from the toss is that England captain Charlotte Edwards has won the toss, and elected to field first. Now, this is England's first game in Cuttack, although South Africa have been based there, but if the early conditions are anything like as dewy they were in Mumbai, it will be difficult for batting early on.

  110. 0310: 

    Morning, everyone. It's win or bust for England - and win convincingly at that, as their net run rate is none too clever at the moment - to retain any hope of making the final, as they've headed to Cuttack for the only time in this Women's World Cup, to take on South Africa.

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