Twitter reactions: Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Ecclestone help England beat South Africa and reach Women’s CWC final

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  • England thrashed South Africa by 137 runs to reach the final of Women's World Cup 2022.

  • England will take on Australia in the final of the multi-team event on Sunday, April 3.

Twitter reactions: Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Ecclestone help England beat South Africa and reach Women’s CWC final
England beat South Africa to reach Women's World Cup final (Image Source: @ECBcricket)

Stellar performances from Danielle Wyatt and Sophie Ecclestone helped defending champions England thrash South Africa and set up a final against Australia at the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI Cricket World Cup on Thursday.

After being asked to bat first, English opener Wyatt starred with the willow, smashing her maiden century at the multi-team event. Wyatt scored 129 off 125 balls with the help of 12 boundaries, propelling England to an imposing total of 293/8.

Wyatt was well supported by Sophia Dunkley, who slammed a tremendous half-century to assist England to come out of hot waters after the Heather Knight-led side was reeling at 126/4. The duo went on to form a remarkable 116-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Dunkley smashed 60 from 72 deliveries, including four boundaries.

In response, the South Africans got bundled out for 156 in 38 overs, losing the contest by 137 runs thanks to Ecclestone’s stunning bowling. The left-armer completed her maiden six-wicket haul in international cricket while conceding only 36 runs in eight overs. Apart from Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole picked up a couple of scalps for 27 runs in five overs.

“Really happy, it was a complete performance from all the girls today. Couple of days off, and we will be ready for the final. Dunkley has been amazing right throughout the tournament, she has a really calm head on her shoulders. Just tried to be positive and get a good start for the team. We have been together for a couple of months, it has been a long trip,” said Wyatt after the match.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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