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February 3, 2013
Australia Women 190 for 7 (Haynes 83, Ismail 4-41) beat South Africa Women 188 for 9 (Kapp 61, Chetty 59, Perry 3-35) by three wickets
Australia Women sealed their spot in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup with a three-wicket win over South Africa in Cuttack on Sunday. Set a target of only 189 to chase, the Australian innings looked a little shaky before partnerships between opener Rachael Haynes and middle-order batsmen Lisa Sthalekar and skipper Jodie Fields sealed the match for Australia.
Fast bowler Shabnim Ismail was the most effective fast bowler for South Africa, pegging back the Australian chase with quick top-order strikes. A 59-run partnership between Haynes and Sthalekar steadied the innings. Haynes then added another 57 runs with Jodie Fields before the former was dismissed for 83. Erin Osborne and Ellyse Perry then combined to take their side home in the 46th over.
South Africa, who chose to bat first, were two wickets down without a run on the board after fast bowler Perry struck quickly to dismiss opener Yolandi Potgieter and captain Mignon du Preez. Trisha Chetty and Marizanne Kapp then added 122 runs for the third wicket to lend some stability to their side's effort. Their dismissals in the space of four overs, however, put the brakes on the South African innings, which eventually ended at 188.
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