SA women go down against NZ

2012-09-28 13:38
Dane van Niekerk (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The SA women's cricket team put up a valiant fight but struggled to chase down a hefty target as they lost to New Zealand in their second Group B match of the Women's World T20 tournament in Galle, Sri Lanka, on Friday.

Veteran Alison Hodgkinson made 31 runs and teenager Dane van Niekerk contributed an unbeaten 43, but the South Africans fell 22 runs short of their target as they were restricted to 129/9.

Seam bowler Nicola Browne spearheaded the New Zealand attack, taking 3/13 to lead her side to victory.

The New Zealanders had earlier reached 151/5 after they lost the toss and were sent in to bat.

Van Niekerk, who produced a superb all-round performance, returned 2/29 and speedster Susan Benade took 2/15, but they struggled to contain the top-order pair of Sophie Devine and Frances Mackay.

Devin made 59 runs and Mackay hit 49 as the duo shared a 94-run stand for the third wicket, paving the way to their team's first win of the tournament.

South Africa had defeated hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the tournament opener on Wednesday.

Read more on:    cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

The whole saga regarding the team selection for the Proteas Cricket World Cup semi-final continues to drag on... and on! Who do you believe?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.