South African batter Tazmin Brits pulled off a stunning catch in the 2023 T20 Women’s World Cup semi-final against England on Friday, February 24 in Newlands, Cape Town. They eventually registered a historic win by six runs to advance to the final of the mega-event. Tazmin’s catch was one of the highlights of their win.
In the sixth over, Shabmin Ismail bowled a short delivery to Alice Capsey, who played the pull shot. However, she mistimed the shot. The ball seemed to be landing safely, but Tazmin Brits came running to her right. She dived to perfection and took a stunning one-handed catch, just inches above the ground. Her effort lifted the whole South African team. Alice Capsey had to wack back disappointed for a duck in the innings.
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Tazmin Brits pulled off another fine catch in the match to dismiss Danielle Wyatt. Diving across to her left, she completed a great catch with both her hands at a short fine. She finished the match with four catches to her name. Sophia Dunkley and Nat Sciver-Brunt were the other two victims of Tazmin’s effort in the field today.
Tazmin Brits shine as South Africa advances to the final of the 2023 T20 Women’s World Cup
Apart from her outstanding effort in the field, Tazmin Brits also played a fine knock in the first innings. He scored 68 runs off 55 deliveries, with six boundaries and a couple of sixes. Marizanne Kapp also played a great cameo, slamming four boundaries for her 13-ball 27-run knock. South Africa put on 164 runs on the board.
In response, Nat Sciver-Brunt top scored with a forty, but England failed to get to the target. They managed 158 runs at the loss of eight wickets. Ayabonga Khaka took a four-wicket haul, while Shabnim Ismail picked up three wickets. Tazmin Brits won the Player of the Match for her brilliant innings and great fielding effort. South Africa will take on Australia in the final on Sunday, February 26 at Newlands in Cape Town.
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