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SA women win after knocking Bangladesh out for 68

South Africa women 69 for 2 (Lee 37*) beat Bangladesh women 68 (Kirsten 4-10, Letsoalo 3-13) by eight wickets
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Phenomenal spells of bowling from Odine Kirsten and Marcia Letsoalo helped South Africa women topple Bangladesh women for 68 and take the ODI series 4-1 in Cox's Bazar.

It was a dismal end to the series for the hosts, with eight of their players making single-digit scores after they had won the toss and opted to bat. Kirsten with 10-5-10-4 and Letsoalo with 10-3-13-3 were the wreckers-in-chief. This bode well for South Africa, who go into the World Cup qualifiers next month in Sri Lanka aware that they can thrive in subcontinent conditions. The top four teams from that tournament will qualify for the World Cup in June 2017 and join Australia, England New Zealand and West Indies.

Bangladesh have a chance to make it as well, but they would hope for better batting performances than Friday's. They lost two wickets in the fourth over and struggled to give any kind of shape to their innings. Although seven players in the line-up faced 20 balls or more - indicating they were getting set at the crease - none of them made a substantial contribution. Captain Rumana Ahmed spent 44 minutes at the crease and wicketkeeper Nigar Sultana put in over an hour's work but combined they gave the team only 19 runs.

South Africa needed next to no time to complete the chase, winning with eight wickets and 240 balls to spare.

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28L LeeA Steyn
2nd26M du PreezL Lee
3rd15M du PreezCL Tryon