South Africa Safe Historic 2-1 ODI Sequence Win over Bangladesh

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Data tumbled as Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits notched up match-winning centuries to assist information the Proteas Girls to an emphatic 216-run victory within the third and ultimate One-Day Worldwide to safe a 2-1 collection win in Benoni, Gauteng, on Saturday 23 December, 2023. 

Participant of the Sequence Wolvaardt top-scored with 126 off 134 balls (13 fours, 1 six) whereas Participant of the Match Brits recorded her maiden hundred within the format with 118 off 124 deliveries, together with eight fours and two sixes to steer the Proteas to  316/4 earlier than Bangladesh had been restricted to 100 all out with 18.5 overs to spare. 

South Africa received the toss and elected to bat first in sweltering situations at Willowmoore Park as openers Brits and Wolvaardt got down to lay a perfect platform for the house facet, with the pair getting via the powerplay unscathed to carry up their 50-run stand and assist the hosts attain 60/0. 

With each batters gaining extra confidence on the crease, the imposing duo introduced up the very best first-wicket partnership in ladies’s ODI cricket in Benoni, surpassing the earlier better of 80 earlier than the 2 gamers celebrated their 100-run stand within the nineteenth over as Wolvaardt raised her bat for a half-century. 

Brits shortly adopted swimsuit along with her personal half-century, her second in as many ODIs, as South Africa reached 130/0 on the midway mark of the innings. 

Wolvaardt and Brits continued to profit from the situations and their kind as the 2 punched gloves to mark their 150-run partnership to take the house facet to 184/0 on the second drinks break. 

After the interval, Wolvaardt raised her arms aloft for a fifth-career ton off 120 deliveries earlier than South Africa and the top-order batters notched up 200 runs within the thirty ninth over. For the second time within the 2023/24 season, two Proteas Girls batters celebrated their tons of in a single match as Brits recorded her first-ever ODI century off 113 balls. 

Wolvaardt and Brits then entered their names into the South African report books as they amassed the very best first wicket partnership (243) – breaking the earlier report of 209 between Andrie Steyn and Suné Luus. 

The historic stand was ultimately delivered to an finish with Wolvaardt taking part in onto her stumps off a Marufa Akter (1/35) supply after rising her aggressive strokes, with the skipper departing on a well-played 126. 

After the preliminary breakthrough, Brits was the following wicket to fall as Ritu Moni (1/39) trapped the tall batter LBW for a private finest rating of 118 to go away South Africa on 251/2 within the forty fourth over. 

With the launch pad set for an attention grabbing whole, Anneke Bosch (28*) and Luus went about their enterprise in belligerent vogue because the pair added 47 runs for the third wicket, with the latter dispatching six fours to attain 34 off 17 balls earlier than being despatched again to the hut off the bowling of Rabeya Khan (2/49) with the Proteas on the cusp of the 300-run mark. 

Though Khan picked up her second wicket with the very subsequent ball to see the again of Nadine de Klerk (0), South Africa managed to complete on a powerful 316/4 – the crew’s third finest whole in ODI cricket. 

Going through an arduous job of 317 for victory, Bangladesh obtained off to a stuttering begin with the bat as Marizanne Kapp (2/21) and Ayabonga Khaka (3/15) struck essential blows with two wickets every within the opening stanza, dismissing Shamima Sultana (6), Murshida Khatun (8), Fargana Hoque (8) and Nigar Sultana (3) to go away the touring facet reeling on 28/4 after 6.2 overs. 

Following an eventful begin on the crease, the rebuild job for Bangladesh was taken on by Fahima Khatun (15) and Moni (33), with the pair combining for 36 runs earlier than the previous was trapped leg-before by Eliz-Mari Marx (1/6). 

Nonetheless needing 239 runs to win, Bangladesh’s woes worsened as De Klerk mastered a direct hit to expire younger all-rounder Shorna Akter (1) as South Africa edged nearer to victory. 

Regardless of late cameos from Moni and Nahida Akter (11), the guests weren’t in a position to withstand the South African bowlers as De Klerk (3/10) picked up three late wickets alongside Khaka’s third scalp of the day to see the Proteas over the road, securing a 216-run win within the forty second over – South Africa’s third finest successful margin in 50-over cricket. 

The Proteas Girls’s win sees them soar up the ICC Girls’s Championship 2022-25 desk, sitting joint-top with 18 factors from 12 matches alongside Australia, as a part of the qualification journey to the 2025 ICC Girls’s Cricket World Cup. 

Proteas Girls ODI Squad

Laura Wolvaardt 
Anneke Bosch 
Tazmin Brits
Nadine de Klerk
Mieke de Ridder
Lara Goodall
Sinalo Jafta
Marizanne Kapp
Ayabonga Khaka
Masabata Klaas
Suné Luus
Eliz-Mari Marx
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Tumi Sekhukhune
Delmi Tucker

Bangladesh Girls ODI Squad

Nigar Sultana (c)
Fargana Hoque
Sobhana Mostary
Murshida Khatun
Shamima Sultana (wk)
Disha Biswas
Lata Mondal
Rabeya Khan
Ritu Moni
Shorna Akter
Sumaiya Akter
Nahida Akter
Fahima Khatun
Marufa Akter
Sultana Khatun
Shorifa Khatun

ICC Girls’s Championship One-Day Worldwide Sequence Fixtures and Outcomes of the South Africa Inbound Tour vs Bangladesh 2023/24 from 12-23 December, 2023

South Africa win the ICC Girls’s Championship One-Day Sequence vs Bangladesh 2-1

Match Outcomes

Tue 12 Dec: Heat-Up Match: SA Rising misplaced to Bangladesh XI by 8 runs
Sat 16 Dec, 14h00: 1st ODISouth Africa lost to Bangladesh by 119 runs
Wed 20 Dec, 14h00: 2nd ODISouth Africa beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
Sat 23 Dec, 14h00: third ODI – South Africa beat Bangladesh


Essential Picture Caption: South Africa are the collection champions after the third ODI match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Willowmoore Park on December 23, 2023 in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, on 23 December, 2023. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Pictures

Picture 2 Caption: SA captain Laura Wolvaardt celebrates her 100 runs in opposition to Bangladesh at Willowmoore Park. Freshly appointed skipper over all three formats in a November 2023 announcement by CSA, The world-admired batting expertise shall be happy along with her crew’s growing can-do manner in these early days of her tenure as captain. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Pictures

Picture 3 Caption: Tazmin Brits celebrates her profession second ODI 50 – this one following her debut 50 within the second ODI – in the course of the third Girls’s ODI match, on 23 December, 2023, in Benoni, South Africa. Brits went on to report her maiden worldwide century for South Africa in a record-breaking opening bat stand with Wolvaardt. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Pictures

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