South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd women's ODI, Johannesburg

Du Preez, spinners keep Bangladesh winless

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 22, 2013

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South Africa women 237 for 4 (Du Preez 100*, Lee 71) beat Bangladesh women 142 (Loubser 3-15, Van Niekerk 3-27) by 95 runs

A century from Mignon du Preez, followed by effective spells from South Africa women's spinners, ensured Bangladesh women remained winless on their tour. The 95-run loss also meant Bangladesh had conceded the ODI series 0-2 to South Africa, with a game to play.

Bangladesh chose to bowl and enjoyed early success as Jahanara Alam removed Trisha Chetty. However, a century third-wicket stand between Lizelle Lee and du Preez thwarted the bowling attack. Bangladesh managed to briefly come back into the game despite the 106-run partnership, taking three wickets for two runs in the space of an over, but another big partnership followed for South Africa. Du Preez kept going in the company of Dane van Niekerk, bringing up a hundred for herself and steering South Africa well past 200.

Bangladesh made a decent start in pursuit of 238, their openers putting on a half-century stand, but then the spinners ran through the middle and lower order. Apart from the top two, only one batsman got into double-digits as legspinner van Niekerk and offspinner Sunette Loubser picked up combined figures of 20-5-42-6. Bangladesh were eventually bowled out in the 49th over, for just 142.

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