Cape Town - Consolation for the Proteas women came in the form of a
comfortable, 30-run victory over Bangladesh as they closed off their
participation in the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 at the Daren Sammy Cricket
Ground on Sunday.
They avoid having to take part in the qualifying competition
of the next tournament which is due to take place in Australia in March of
It was another low scoring affair and not the most polished
of batting displays as South Africa posted 109/9 at the end of their
allotted overs after being asked to bat first. Today’s score was only
their second of 100 runs and over, the first was recorded in their successful
tournament opener against Sri Lanka whom they beat by seven wickets.
They got off to a good start with Lizelle Lee and Dane van
Niekerk (17) opening the batting. The former looked well on the way to a big
score, showing the kind of intent she is known for but was run out on 21 off 13
balls in the third over. Player of the Match Marizanne Kapp top scored with 25
from 19 balls while wickets once again tumbled in clumps.
They went from 93/5 in the 16th over to 107/9
thanks to Bangladesh skipper Salma Khatun who was the pick of the bowlers,
taking 3/20 in her four overs. Khadija Tul Kubra was also handy, returning with
South Africa’s bowlers once again shone, maintaining good
pressure and ensuring that the Bangladesh reply was dry of runs. Rumana Ahmed
top scored with 34 from 40 deliveries, but lack of support from the rest of the
line-up guaranteed the continued rise of the asking rate until it proved
impossible to catch up. Bangladesh were restricted to 79/5.
Dané van Niekerk (captain,
Eastern Province), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal) Lizelle Lee (North
West), Faye Tunnicliffe (Boland), Zintle Mali (Border), Masabata Klaas (North
West), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Sune
Luus (Northerns), Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns), Moseline Daniels (Boland)
Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach), Salieg Nackerdien
(Assistant Coach), Sedibu Mohlaba (Manager), Abram Ramoadi (Performance
Analyst), Russell Clarke (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Molebatsi
Theletsane (Physiotherapist), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Liaison)