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Women's T20 World Cup 2023

Watch: Tazmin Brits takes stunning one-hander inches off turf with ball seemingly past her in T20 World Cup semi-final v England

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Tazmin Brits claimed a phenomenal catch to help turn the T20 World Cup semi-final South Africa’s way after a strong start by England.

The Proteas set England 165 to win, with Brits’ 68 the highest score, but it was a total that looked like it might be insufficient as Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley raced to 53-0 in five overs. But a rapid, double-wicket over from Shabnim Ismail changed the complexion of the contest, with the highlight a stunning catch from Brits to see off Alice Capsey.

Dunkley was the first to go, sending a catch to Brits at mid-wicket off the splice. But while that was a simple chance, the second was anything but. Ismail delivered a quick bouncer to Capsey, who played a pull shot while ducking the ball. Despite the unorthodox method, she made decent contact, sending the ball in front of square and on a downward trajectory.


It seemed as if she had placed the ball just out of reach of Brits at mid-wicket. But she moved to her right, dived, and put out a hand to grab the ball inches from the ground with the chance seemingly past her, sparking wild celebrations. Ismail closed out a two-run, two-wicket over, with suggestions it may have been the fastest over ever bowled in women’s cricket.

From there, a toing, froing contest thrilled the packed crowd, but it was South Africa who prevailed by six runs to qualify for their first World Cup final in any format, men’s or women’s.

Watch the stunning Tazmin Brits catch below:

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