South African women Lock horns with New Zealand women Fifth and final T20I of the five-match series on 15 October. The match was played at Willowmoor Park The Proteas won by 11 runs against the White Ferns In an exciting competition.
Tazmin Brits in South African women’s competitive total power
Asked to bat first, South Africa Women amassed a competitive total of 155/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Tazmin Brits Led the charge with 45 off 38 deliveries, including five fours and a six. Sune Loos Also contributed 36 runs off 23 balls. Meanwhile, Laura Wolfard And Anneke Bosch scored 24 and 28 to lay a solid foundation for their team.
Molly Penfold New Zealand’s women were the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets for 27 runs in the three overs she bowled. Leah Tahuhu Also impressed with two wickets for just 20 runs in four overs.
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Amelia Kerr’s efforts are futile
Chasing a target of 156 to win, New Zealand Women managed to post 144/8 in their allotted 20 overs, falling 11 runs short of the target. Amelia Kerr Played a brilliant innings and scored a blazing 61 off 47 balls with nine boundaries. Suzy Bates Contributed 45 runs off 42 deliveries, but their efforts were not enough to secure victory.
Masavata class She took three wickets for 26 runs in three overs for South Africa Women. Nadine De Klerk Also played an important role, picking up three wickets for 24 runs.
Masabata deservedly earned the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his brilliant performance with the ball, taking crucial wickets and contributing to South Africa’s victory. On the other hand, Kerr won the ‘Player of the Series’ award after the match.
The series ended in a draw
With the win, the Protea Women also avoided defeat on home soil as the leg was drawn (1-1). It is worth noting that the first three matches of the series were either abandoned or cancelled.
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