SA-W vs Ban-W: SA Women won by 32 runs – 2nd Match, Dunedin, Mar 5 2022, ICC Women’s World Cup. Bangladesh have played very little cricket in the recent past, but will back themselves to punch above their weight.
ICC Women’s World Cup: South Africa beat Bangladesh by 32 runs at the University Oval in Dunedin.
Ayabonga Khaka returned with four wickets as South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 32 runs in the second match of the ongoing ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup here at University Oval, Dunedin on Saturday.
South Africa Womens – 207 Allout
Bangladesh Womens – 175 Allout
Ayabonga Khaka, Adjourned as the Player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance. SA-W 4/32
Ayabonga Khaka became the fifth South African to take 100 ODI wickets and claimed only her second four-for in ODIs to help South Africa defend 207 in their World Cup opener. Khaka’s haul included three wickets for three runs in nine deliveries to derail Bangladesh after a solid start to their maiden World Cup batting effort.
Bangladesh gave an exceptional account of themselves in the field, led by 19-year old left-armer Fariha Trisna. She finished with a career-best 3 for 35. Still, South Africa would have been disappointed with a rusty effort with the bat. They had no individual scores of 50+, and only one partnership of significance.
For South Africa, Marizanne Kapp top-scored with 42 while Laura Wolvaardt scored 41.
Brief Scores: South Africa 207 all out (Marizanne Kapp 42, Laura Wolvaardt 41; Fariha Trisna 3-35); Bangladesh 175 all out (Sharmin Akhter 34, Nigar Sultana 29, Ayabonga Khaka 4-32).
Sune Luus Some nervous moments (with 207 on the board) but we have some exceptional bowlers. We are proud of Ayabonga Khaka, she is our golden arm at the moment. Ismail, Kapp and Khaka complemented each other. We never really got a start with the bat. The way Kapp and Tryon batted to get us over 200 was brilliant. We are going to get bigger scores in the next games. “Take the points and get going,” was Kapp’s message to the team after the game. Hopefully Lizelle Lee is back for us in the next game.
Nigar Sultana Joty The injury still hurts, didn’t feel anything during the match, should be fine tomorrow. It was our best opportunity to win if we had done well in the batting. Our openers had a great start but we lost many wickets in the middle overs. I thought we needed a good partnership till the 45th over. Ritu Moni and I had a chat that if we can play till the end the result would be different. We are here to cheer our fans, who are waiting for a win. We are not going to disappoint them in the next match.
Ayabonga Khaka is the player of the match for her four wickets. “I didn’t think much and took them as they came. I take it day by day and don’t stress on the past. We couldn’t wait to go in the middle and do the job for the team and we did it. I stick to my lines and lengths and it worked. Just follow your heart and you’ll do well. Bangladesh played well, bowled well as a unit to put us under pressure.”
Khaka and an economical Chloe Tryon strangled Bangladesh in the middle phase, where they lost six wickets to hold the grip of the game. A 53-run seventh-wicket stand raised hopes of an upset but it was put to bed by Shabnim Ismail. Marizanne Kapp was fuming when they were bowled out for 207, and now is seen sharing a few words with the team. Pumped up for sure, is the senior pro.
Squad South Africa
Sune Luus (capt), Chloe Tryon, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune | Traveling reserves: Andrie Steyn, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe
Nigar Sultana (capt), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmin, Sanjida Akter Meghla