South Africa beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the seventh match of the Women’s T20 World Cup played at Boland Park today.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup Highlights
Today the seventh match of the Women’s T20 World Cup was played between South Africa and New Zealand at Boland Park, Paarl. South African captain Sune Luus won the toss and elected to bat first.
Batting first, South Africa scored 132 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and set a target of 133 runs for victory in front of New Zealand.
Chasing 133 runs, New Zealand’s batting completely disintegrated and the entire team was all out for 67 runs in 18.1 overs.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: Player of the Match
South African all-rounder batsman Chloe Tryon was awarded the Player of the Match for her all-round performance. She contributed 40 runs for Team Africa during the crisis and also got two important wickets in bowling.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: Full Match Highlights
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: South African’s Batting
Put in to bat, South Africa did not get off to a good start as their first two batsmen were dismissed for just 3 and 13 runs.
After initial jitters, skipper Suni Luus along with Laura Wolvadaart handled the innings and pulled the team out of trouble. Together they collected 44 runs in 6 overs of the powerplay.
By 10 overs, South Africa had lost their four important wickets for 62 runs. South Africa completed their first 50 runs in 42 balls, while 100 runs in 92 balls.
In the last over, Chloe Tryon and Nadine de Klerk took the team’s score to 132 runs and set Ireland a target of 133 runs to win.
For South Africa, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk and Sunny Luce scored 40, 28 and 22 respectively.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand’s Bowling
For New Zealand, Eden Carson and Lee Tuhuhu took 2–2 wickets, while Heyley Jensen took one wicket.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand’s Batting
New Zealand, who came with the intention of winning, had a very bad start, the team’s account was not yet open when New Zealand’s first wicket fell in the form of Bernadine Bezuidenhout.
Eighteen runs later, New Zealand got four of their important players out and returned to the pavilion. By the end of the powerplay, New Zealand’s team could only score 19 runs.
By the end of 10 overs, half of the New Zealand team had returned to the pavilion, after just a few more New Zealand’s score was 34 runs at the loss of five wickets and New Zealand was standing on the verge of complete defeat.
South African bowlers were so dominant today that New Zealand had to play 85 balls to complete their 50 runs and by then 7 New Zealand players had been dismissed. Now winning from here was nothing less than a miracle for New Zealand.
The rest of the tail batsmen also could not do much and the entire New Zealand team was all out for 67 runs in 18.1 overs. New Zealand lost the match by a huge margin of 65 runs.
Captain Sophia Devine scored the most runs for New Zealand, she scored only 16 runs, apart from her Amelia Carr scored 10 and Jess Kerr scored 11 runs. The rest of the players could not even touch the double figure.
SA vs NZ Women’s T20 World Cup: South African’s Bowling
For South Africa, Nonkululeko Mlaba took 3 wickets, Marizanne Kapp and Chloe Tryon took two wickets each. Apart from them, Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaaka took one wicket each.