Shrubsole keeps South Africa in check

England women will need to chase down 196 for six to win their one-day international series against South Africa in Johannesburg.

Anya Shrubsole claimed 3-35 as the Proteas were indebted to Lizelle Lee’s 74 to set a tricky target.

South Africa had been in some bother at 85 for six but Lee expertly batted with the lower order to register her seventh ODI half-century.

Shrubsole played a central part in England’s win to start the series, when the Somerset right-armer took 4-29, and after being expensive at Centurion last time out bounced back immediately.

The 24-year-old struck with the fourth ball of the day when she found Laura Wolfvaardt’s outside edge and Sarah Taylor did the rest.

England had to wait until the 17th over to strike again, when Georgia Elwiss ended a 57-run stand between home captain Mignon du Preez and Trisha Chetty, and that prompted a collapse of five for 28 inside 10 overs.

Shrubsole claimed two of those wickets first trapping Dan van Nierkerk lbw before bowling Chloe Tryon in her next over.

But from there Lee took centre stage as she embarked on a 60-run stand with leg-spinner Sune Luus, who added 20 to their stand before Amy Jones held a sharp catch off Heather Knight.

Lees’ innings ended on 74, from 77 balls, when Danni Wyatt puched a catch at deep midwicket off Jenny Gunn and while Knight then bowled Shabnim Ismail the last pair added 18 to ensure South Africa batted out their 50 overs.

Source: ECB

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