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January 26, 2007
South Africa Women 259 for 6 (Logtenberg 103*, Benade 58) beat Pakistan Women 158 for 9 (Qadeer 45, Kilowan 4-23) by 101 runs
Ashlyn Kilowan took four wickets and Johmari Logtenberg struck a fine 103 for South Africa Women who comprehensively beat Pakistan in the fourth one-dayer at Pretoria. A whitewash is now in sight, and South Africa's preparations for the World Cup qualifiers are in fine order.
Pakistan did at least manage to bat out their 50 overs, but could only scrape together 158 for 9 while chasing 260. In spite of 45 from Tasqeen Qadeer and a gritty 28 from Sajjida Shah, they fell to Kilowan's medium pace and to the offspin of Sunette Loubser who took two wickets. South Africa's fielding was also slick, pulling off three run-outs.
While Pakistan's batsmen struggled, South Africa's prospered - although not after a top-order wobble in which they were reduced to 55 for 3. But Logtenberg was defiant, putting on 121 with Susan Benade (58) and 50 with Mignon du Preez. Only 17 and playing in just her second one-dayer, du Preez hung around for half-an-hour as Logtenberg took command, notching a 111-ball hundred and pushing South Africa up to 259 for 6.
It was always likely to be too much for Pakistan, in spite of Qadeer's bold 45. The fifth and final one-dayer is on Sunday.
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