England, South Africa await government approval for proposed series

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England, South Africa await government approval for proposed series
India's refusal to travel for the proposed tri-series in September, it is understood that an additional ODI will be included.

ESPNcricinfo reported that the series will begin at the end of August with all matches played in a bio-secure environment at the County Ground in Derby where England are currently undergoing training.

Meanwhile, England's extended squad warmed up for the proposed series with an intra-squad one-day games in their bio-secure bubble on Thursday (August 6). Team Heyhoe-Flint, led by half-centuries from Georgia Elwiss, Katherine Brunt and Sarah Glenn, beat Team Brittin by five wickets.

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Having been reduced to 8 for 3 in their revised chase of 244 in 45 overs, Elwiss forged a 68-run stand with Heather Knight before adding an additional 64 with Brunt. Glenn (52*) and Brunt (68*) then polished off the chase with an unbeaten 104-run stand for the sixth wicket, sealing the win with 22 balls to spare.

Earlier in the day, Danielle Wyatt led Team Brittin's charge with a rapid 88 at the top of the order. Allrounder Alice Davidson-Richards provided support in the middle order, with a well-compiled 48 before the side was bowled out for 250 in the final over. Glenn accounted for three wickets, while Brunt finished with figures of 2-16.

Speedster Anya Shrubsole took no part in the match since she is still recovering from the foot surgery she underwent in March.

The squad will play two more one-day matches before concluding the training camp with a T20 game. After that, the players will be allowed to leave the site before returning ahead of the series.

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