Lizelle Lee, Andrie Steyn star as SA women make it 2-0

South Africa women 223 (Lee 70, Steyn 66, Tul Kubra 4-56) beat Bangladesh women 206 for 8 (Sharmin Akhter 74, Rumana Ahmed 68) by 17 runs

Half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Andrie Steyn laid the platform for South Africa women's 17-run win against Bangladesh women in Cox's Bazar. Lee hammered 70 off 57 balls, and added 115 for the first wicket with Steyn (66 off 98) after South Africa chose to bat. Lee's dismissal, however, began a slide that saw them South Africa to 223 all out, with Khadija Tul Kubra's offspin accounting for four wickets.

Bangladesh's innings mirrored South Africa's, with one major difference. They lost two early wickets before Sharmin Akhter (74 off 127) and Rumana Ahmed (68 off 95) resurrected the chase with a 127-run third-wicket stand. At 170 for 2, Bangladesh seemed well placed, needing 54 to win off 47 balls, when Marizane Kapp bowled Rumana. That took the steam out of Bangladesh, who lost five more wickets and finished on 206 for 8. Kapp and the legspinner Suné Luus took two wickets each.

Bdesh Wmn 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13Sharmin AkhterSanjida Islam
2nd30Fargana HoqueSharmin Akhter
3rd127Rumana AhmedSharmin Akhter
4th7Salma KhatunSharmin Akhter
5th2Salma KhatunNigar Sultana
6th18Jahanara AlamNigar Sultana
7th5Jahanara AlamLata Mondal
8th0Jahanara AlamNahida Akter
9th4Panna GhoshJahanara Alam