South Africa suffered a 26-run loss to England in the Commonwealth Games T20 women’s match at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
England followed up their recent 3-0 T20I series whitewash of the Proteas Women with another comfortable win.
They posted 167-5 in their 20 overs, thanks to Alice Capsey’s 50 off 37 balls, before restricting their opponents to 141-4.
Anneke Bosch (32 off 28 balls) and Tazmin Brits (38 off 37) gave South Africa a solid start to their run chase, but the runs didn’t come quickly enough and the team fell well short of their target, with Laura Wolvaardt left unbeaten on 41 off 33 balls.
The Proteas Women, who lost their opening match against New Zealand by 13 runs, will face Sri Lanka in their last Group B fixture on Thursday.
The top-two teams in each group will qualify for the semi-finals.