England have 'clean slate' for semi-final v South Africa

From BBC - July 17, 2017

South Africa will "come out hard" in the Women's World Cup semi-final to avenge defeat by England in the group stages, says Tammy Beaumont.

The England opener hit 148 as England beat South Africa by 68 runs on 5 July in Bristol, where Tuesday's semi-final will also be played.

Despite victory, England conceded their highest one-day total of 305 runs.

"It is going to be a clean slate on Tuesday with a lot more to play for," said Beaumont, 26.

After an opening defeat by India, England won six consecutive matches to finish top of the group, while South Africa finished fourth.

Defending champions Australia take on India in the other semi-final in Derby on Thursday for a place in the final at Lord's on Sunday.

"We have put the loss to India behind us and we have gone from strength to strength as the tournament has progressed," added Beaumont, who is the tournament's top run-scorer with 372.

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