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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener

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    And we're going to leave it there - with another look at the moment England broke the record.

    It's back to the men tomorrow on TMS for the fourth England-Australia ODI at Chester-le-Street - then join us back at Taunton on Saturday for England's double-header in this T20 tri-series.

    Records may well be broken again! Thanks for your company again.

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  2. Those records in full

    These are the women's Twenty20 international records which have been broken today:

    • 250-3 (England) - highest innings score (after NZ's 216 had broken the previous record a few hours earlier)
    • 182 (Bates/Devine) - highest partnership for any wicket
    • 147 (Wyatt/Beaumont) - joint highest England partnership for any wicket
    • 121 runs - highest margin of victory (by runs)
    • 2,639 (Suzie Bates) - most career runs
    • 59 (Masabata Klaas & Stacy Lackay) - most runs conceded in an innings
    • 2 (Anya Shrubsole) - equals most maidens bowled in an innings

    And some which nearly made the record books, but not quite:

    • 47 balls (Tammy Beaumont) - second fastest hundred
    • 379 (Eng v SA) - second highest aggregate score
    • 124* (Suzie Bates) - second highest individual score
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    As the required rate spiralled past 36, England closed out the victory with some wickets in the final overs:

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    It was a slightly mixed bag for England in the field - dropped catches, a good run-out by Sophie Ecclestone, and nearly a spectacular effort from Jenny Gunn on the boundary...

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  5. 'Marizanne had some heart palpitations'

    More from South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk: "Marizanne Kapp had some heart palpitations, her heart rate was going up a lot higher than it should, she didn't want to come off but I told her to get off the field. Thanks to England, she's seen the doctor and hopefully she's OK. I feel I've been hitting the ball well but something's not clicking with the side, we need to turn it around."

    Our best wishes to Marizanne for a quick recovery.

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    England were then out in the field - and removed South Africa's openers cheaply:

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  7. 'Close to a perfect performance'

    More from England captain Heather Knight: "Tammy's worked a lot technically, we've seen some different hundreds from her and it was just clean striking today. We want to push each other as a unit, the academy girls underneath are pushing hard and that's what you want as a side. We want to be clear going into the World T20 what our best team and our plans are, and this was close to a perfect performance."

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    Katherine Brunt, promoted to number four, hit 42 off 16 balls - with sixes to bring up both the 200, and the world record:

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  9. Player of the match

    England opener Tammy Beaumont on Sky Sports: "It's pretty pleasing to contribute to these wins - our assistant coach Ali Maiden said to me 'I bet you can't get three in three'. I watched the first 10 overs of the New Zealand game, saw what the South African bowlers were trying to do, but I couldn't watch any more as I got a bit nervous."

    On having to play two games in a day on Saturday: "We've known the schedule for a number of months so we've been working on our fitness and nutrition, so it's important we recover between those two games on Saturday."

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    To continue our review with the highlights, Tammy Beaumont pressed on and reached her third successive international century before she was caught and bowled:

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  11. Captain's view

    South Africa skipper Dane van Niekerk on Sky Sports: "We got a proper hiding from both teams today. I can't fault the batters, but our bowling is an area of concern, we're all over the place at the moment. We spoke between games about what we wanted to do, but did the complete opposite. Tammy batted brilliantly again. We can't complain about two games in a day, our performance made both games harder."

  12. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight on Sky Sports: "Once we got past 150 we were talking about breaking New Zealand's record. Our coach Mark Robinson told us not to think about it, but I think while the batting will get the headlines, our bowling was outstanding today. We want to bowl better on flat pitches and Anya and Katherine were outstanding."

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    As TMS leave the airwaves, let me take you through the game's highlights.

    We began with a barrage of boundaries from Tammy Beaumont:

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  14. Watch: Hazell dismisses Lackay for four

    Here's how Lackay perished in the final over...

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    On a day in which who knows how many records have been broken with the bat, hat-tip to Anya Shrubsole’s bowling figures: 4-2-8-0.

  16. That's a record

    If you missed it, when we were alluding to it near the end, England's 121-run victory is the largest victory (in terms of runs) in the history of women's internationals.

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    In terms of economy, Van Niekerk was the only South African bowler today who had an economy rate under 10.

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    Lydia Greenway

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    It's like tournament cricket for South Africa - they have to dust themselves down and bounce back quickly. They found today if you don't bowl with discipline to the likes of Bates and Devine, they'll hit you for boundaries. They didn't have much variation in their bowling in terms of cutters or change of pace.

  19. Watch: 'Brilliantly taken' - Shrubsole catch dismisses van Niekerk

    Here's how it all ended for Dane van Niekerk, who hit 58 and 72 in two innings today. That's more than her entire side did in this innings.

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