31dThe Report by Varun Shetty

Ismail, Kapp power South Africa to seven-wicket win

Shabnim Ismail was near unplayable, racking up 20 dot balls in a four-over spell, and Marizanne Kapp followed up her economical bowling with a 44-ball 38 to anchor South Africa's chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Kapp
38(44) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 2 9 5 1 18 1
D van Niekerk
33(45) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 3 4 7 2 3 9

Best performances - Bowlers

S Ismail
O4
M0
R10
W3
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TS Sekhukhune
O4
M0
R29
W1
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

12 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Varun Shetty

11:45pm And that is all we have from the live coverage today. See you again soon!

Dane van Niekerk: Couldn't fault the girls today. Shabnim and Kapp gave us a pace bowling clinic. Honestly felt like the extras pretty shocking. Sounds harsh but 20-30 extras makes it difficult in a high pressure tournament. I think I went from a 100 to 0. Hit the ball well initially but struggled a bit in the end. It was just nice to have the batsman finishing the job for the bowlers.

Chamari Atapattu: I think the South Africans bowled well in the Powerplay, especially Shabnim and Kapp. We needed 120 on this pitch, 100 was not enough to defend. We did well towards the end, but couldn't get 120. Our bowling started very well but unfortunately we couldn't get Kapp's wicket.

Shabnim Ismail is the Player of the Match.

11:31pm Points on the board for South Africa. Some issues to fix on the field, but they've been clinical otherwise. Superb bowling up front to take Sri Lankan wickets, and a nice finish by their premier fast bowlers too. Shabnim and Kapp were the stars in the field, before the latter had to return at No. 3. It was tricky for some time. Prabhodani was swinging it viciously and the openers were gone off consecutive deliveries. She had to dig in with Niekerk and they did it to perfection in the end. No significant rain delays in this game and that is an inspiring prospect in St. Lucia at the moment. Group A is up and alive.

18.3
4
Kumari to du Preez, FOUR runs, shot! Stylishly put away for the win. Length ball pushed flat outside off, skids on nicely for the shot on the up. Du Preez does exactly that, slapping this over extra cover
18.2
0
Kumari to du Preez, no run, length ball at leg stump. Looks to flick this through square leg but cops it on the pad. Appeal for lbw is turned down, that's sliding
18.1
0
Kumari to du Preez, no run, full outside off, mistimed drive towards long-on
18.1
1w
Kumari to du Preez, 1 wide, length ball pushed flat and down leg side. Can't connect on the pull

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | SA-W: 97/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 1.50)

  • D van Niekerk33 (45b)
  • M du Preez12 (13b)
  • SS Weerakkody4-0-21-1
  • KDU Prabodhani4-0-22-1
17.6
0
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, no run, length outside off, poked off the outside half to point
17.6
1w
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, 1 wide, length and wide outside off, swipes at it and misses

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6L LeeL Wolvaardt
2nd0M KappL Lee
3rd67M KappD van Niekerk
4th29M du PreezD van Niekerk