England v South Africa: Emma Lamb hits maiden worldwide century in dominant victory

England v South Africa: Emma Lamb hits maiden international century in dominant victory


First Royal London One-Day International, Northampton
South Africa 218 all out (47.4 overs) Tryon 88; Sciver 4-59, Brunt 3-18
England: 219-5 (32.1 overs): Lamb 102, Sciver 55; De Klerk 2-44
England win by five wickets; lead multi-format series 4-2

Emma Lamb’s maiden international century led England to a dominant five-wicket win over South Africa in the first one-day international at Northampton.

Lamb, in her third ODI, brought up her hundred from just 91 balls as England chased 219 with 17.5 overs to spare.

She added 89 for the third-wicket with Nat Sciver, who made 55 from 31 balls.

It was an impressive performance from England throughout, dismissing the tourists for 218 inside 48 overs before never letting their bowlers build any pressure during the chase.

South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt made 43 before Chloe Tryon smashed an entertaining 88 off 73 balls, including three sixes, and looked as if she would propel her side to a reasonable total.

But her wicket sparked a collapse…