Cricket

Bowlers set up crushing victory for Proteas women

2017-01-20 09:51
Dane van Niekerk (Gallo)

Cape Town - Odine Kirsten, Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo and Yolani Fourie took nine wickets between them, setting up a crushing eight-wicket victory for the Proteas women in their last one-day international (ODI) match against Bangladesh in Cox's Bazar on Friday.

The visitors will return home on Saturday with a 4-1 series win, taking this last victory with an incredible 40 overs to spare.

Kirsten was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4/10 with Letsoalo adding 3/13 and Fourie 2/22 to the tally.

The hosts were skittled out for 68 with the top score coming from opener, Sharmin Sultana (13).

Lizelle Lee then set up the South African reply, hitting an outstanding 37 runs from 19 deliveries (seven fours), followed by an unbeaten 13 off eight by Chloe Tryon to round off a phenomenal performance by the Proteas.

This series win will go a long way in giving the team confidence as they look to dominate in the ICC Women's World Cup qualifier tournament in Sri Lanka next month.

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