Video: Batting hero Laura Wolvaardt delighted with T20 World Cup semi-final berth

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Laura Wolvaardt labelled her maiden ICC Women’s T20 World Cup half-century as the best contribution she has made with the bat for South Africa.

 South Africa beat Pakistan on Sunday to secure their spot in the semi-final of the tournament, with a game still to play.

“It really meant a lot to me, it’s probably the biggest contribution I’ve made to this team if I think about the importance of today and the World Cup,” she said.

“I’m really happy things worked out the way they did. I’ve been itching to get going, but me not batting is the first two games is a good thing for the team.

“I’m not a natural big hitter, it’s been quite a journey for me to get that spot in this T20 side, it’s been something I’ve working really hard on.

“We have a lot of individual match-winners in the side, we’ve spoken a lot about bringing it all together. The way we’re going about our games is really amazing compared to the last World Cup.

“To see the position we’re in now is such a relief for us, we know it’s there – we’re just happy it’s shining.”

Defeat for Pakistan means they need the remaining Group B results to go their way, as well as a swing in net run rate, to make the last four.

Watch: Laura Wolvaardt talks about her half-century vs Pakistan

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Staff Reporter