Ladies’s T20 World Cup: England put together for a ‘canine battle’ in South Africa semi-final

Women's T20 World Cup: England prepare for a 'dog fight' in South Africa semi-final

Date: 24 February Venue: Newlands, Cape Town Time: 13:00 GMT
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England are preparing for a “dog fight” in their Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final against South Africa, says Katherine Sciver-Brunt.

England have cruised in to the semi-final unbeaten, while South Africa lost to Sri Lanka and Australia.

The winner will play either Australia or India in Sunday’s final.

“We had a hard game against them a couple of weeks ago where 500 runs were scored in the game,” said fast bowler Sciver-Brunt, 37.

“That was a dog fight and it was only a practice.

“That’s what I love about South Africa, they are very passionate and they fight to the last ball and wear all emotions all over them – a bit like me.”

Sciver-Brunt started the World Cup poorly, but bounced back to form with 2-14 in England’s 114-run win against Pakistan where…