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10-May-2010 03:32:00 GMT
England v South Africa, Women's World T20, St Kitts

Wyatt and Shaw Guide England First Victory

St. Kitts: England secured its first and only victory of the tournament today when it beat South Africa by 56 runs in the first fixture of the day at Warner Park.

Having made a competitive total of 141 for the South Africans to chase down, the English bowling attack proved to be too strong for the side.

Nicky Shaw and Danielle Wyatt were the pick of the English bowlers with 3-17 and 4-11 respectively.

Wyatt, who received the Player of the Match award said: "I'm obviously pleased to have won Player of the Match but credit has to go to Anya Shrubsole and Nicky Shaw who came before me. When Charlotte Edwards came to me and asked me to bowl I was really pleased as I knew I could do well and the performance showed. It was good to clean-up the tail-enders."

Marsh was stumped by Tricia Chetty for 33, off 32 balls but Greenway ensured she stayed in till the end of England's innings, remaining unbeaten on 34 off 32 balls. Birthday girl Jenny Gunn supported Greenway in a stand of 32 off three overs to take England to match-winning total.

There were no major contributors from South Africa and the match was sewn up when it lost half its side for 62 in the 11th over. It was then up to Wyatt to show her skills at dismissing the end of the South African batting line up which is exactly what she did.

South Africa captain Cri-Zelda Brits said: "We've had a disappointing tournament all round and today our batters just didn't perform as they should have done.

Brief scores
England Women
141 for 6 (Greenway 34*, Marsh 33)
South Africa Women 85 (Wyatt 4-11, Shaw 3-17)
Result England Women won by 56 runs.

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