England, South Africa await government approval for proposed series

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England, South Africa await government approval for proposed series
England and South Africa await government confirmation on the dates for the proposed series scheduled for later this month. The teams were initially meant to play four ODIs and two T20Is in September, but following 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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