A second career half-century for Anneke Bosch was not enough as England claimed an unassailable 2-0 series lead over the Momentum Proteas thanks to a six-wicket victory in the second T20 International (T20I) at the Worcestershire County Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Bosch dispatched eight fours on her way to a 57-ball 61 in an opening century stand with Lara Goodall to help SA set up a competitive total of 148/6 before England’s stand-in skipper Nat Sciver and Danni Wyatt led the response with the bat to reach the target with six balls to spare.
SA lost the toss and were sent in to bat by the home side, with openers Goodall and Bosch getting off to a solid start to set the ideal platform for their side. After a measured approach in the power play, with the visitors on 34/0 after six overs, the duo accelerated towards their 50-run stand for the first wicket.
With the pair now playing with increased confidence at the crease, Bosch brought up her second T20I half-century as her partnership with Goodall surpassed the 100-run mark before England made the breakthrough through Alice Capsey (1/10) to get rid of Goodall for 42 off 34 balls (5 fours).