Last Update on: June 10th, 2018 at 02:07 pm
England Women’s team wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarah Taylor produced yet another lightning-quick stumping in the ICC Championship’s first One-day International match against South Africa.
Meanwhile, England lost the match by seven wickets after a brilliant batting display from the Proteas. Lizelle Lee (92*) and skipper Dane van Niekerk (58) made significant contributions during the run chase.
Proteas women chased down England’s target of 190 with 27 balls to spare. Previously, England posted 189 runs on the board banking on Kathrine Brunt’s unbeaten knock of 72 runs.
However, England batter struggled in front of the South African bowlers as they failed to cross the 200-run mark in the 50-over fold.
As a result, South Africa now lead the three-match ODI series, 1-0.
Sarah Taylor produces magic:
ICC Women’s World Cup star Anya Shrubsole was into the attack in the fourth over of South Africa’s innings while Sune Luus was at the strike.
Interestingly, it was her first ball following the dismissal of the opener Laura Wolvaardt.
Moreover, it was a length delivery, angled down to the leg side as the batswoman looked to fend it off to down square leg. However, she failed to get a touch on the ball and instead stepped outside the crease.
Meanwhile, Taylor collected the ball behind the stumps and anticipated Sune’s position. The former removed the bails from the groove within no time.
The South African batter was all set to keep his bat back into the crease, but the lightning-quick speed of Taylor beat her. Sune walked back for a golden duck.
Watch the video here which reveals how Sarah Taylor whipped off the bails in a flash:
Simply incredible! @Sarah_Taylor30 with the fastest hands in the game 👐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 9, 2018
The second match of the series is scheduled at County Ground in Hove on Tuesday (June 12).