Result
1st T20I, Cape Town, Feb 1 2019, Sri Lanka Women tour of South Africa
90/8
(14.2/20 ov, target 91)
94/3
SA Women won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
South Africa Women
1y
• The Report by Liam Brickhill at Newlands

Van Niekerk's three-for and half-century demolishes Sri Lanka

Her 3 of 12 restricted Sri Lanka to a below-par score before the hosts chased down the target with over five overs to spare

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka Women90/8(20 overs)
South Africa Women94/3(14.2 overs)
14.2
4
Prabodhani to van Niekerk, FOUR runs
does so now lofting it over teh bowlers head and away to long off to bring up the victory
14.1
Prabodhani to van Niekerk, no run
drives up to mid on, everyone in and van Nieker looking to finish
end of over 143 runs
SA-W: 90/3CRR: 6.42 • RRR: 0.16 • Need 1 from 36b
Lara Goodall3 (8)
Dane van Niekerk67 (53)
Shashikala Siriwardene2-0-9-0
Oshadi Ranasinghe3-0-18-0
13.6
Siriwardene to Goodall, no run
back and looking to tckle it square but doesnt make contact to one that was going down
13.5
Siriwardene to Goodall, no run
taps to cover, almost a mix up as we had yes, no, wait
13.4
Siriwardene to Goodall, no run
fullish and is driven to mid off
13.3
1
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, 1 run
down the track and driving up to long on to level the scores
13.2
2
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, 2 runs
loops one and she had to wait for it, goes over teh covers but without any real timing
13.1
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, no run
fwd and defends back to teh bolwer
end of over 136 runs
SA-W: 87/3CRR: 6.69 • RRR: 0.57 • Need 4 from 42b
Dane van Niekerk64 (50)
Lara Goodall3 (5)
Oshadi Ranasinghe3-0-18-0
Shashikala Siriwardene1-0-6-0
12.6
1
Ranasinghe to van Niekerk, 1 run
back and again driving gently up to mid wkt but straighter this time so only time for one
12.5
2
Ranasinghe to van Niekerk, 2 runs
back and drives up between long on and deep mid wkt allowing a well run second
12.4
1
Ranasinghe to Goodall, 1 run
full and she helps it away to deep mid wkt
12.3
1
Ranasinghe to van Niekerk, 1 run
fwd adn taps to mid wkt, getting some nice turn here
12.2
1
Ranasinghe to Goodall, 1 run
back and drives away along the ground towards cow corner
12.1
Ranasinghe to Goodall, no run
fwd and driving off the inner half up to the wobler
end of over 126 runs
SA-W: 81/3CRR: 6.75 • RRR: 1.25 • Need 10 from 48b
Lara Goodall1 (2)
Dane van Niekerk60 (47)
Shashikala Siriwardene1-0-6-0
Inoka Ranaweera2-0-22-1
11.6
1
Siriwardene to Goodall, 1 run
drives away out to deep mid wkt where a rolling stop saves the boundary and keeps them down to just one
11.5
Siriwardene to Goodall, no run
back and gets past the bat but hit high on off, appeal is denied
11.4
1
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, 1 run
back and runs this up to long on
11.3
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, no run
fwd and taps up towards her partner
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSri Lanka Women , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka Women tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Dane van Niekerk
Series resultSouth Africa Women led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberWomen's T20I no. 571
Season2018/19
Match days1 February 2019 (20-over match)
Women's T20I debut
Umesha Thimashini
Umpires
Brad White
Lauren Agenbag
TV Umpire
Stephen Harris
Reserve Umpire
Thomas Mokorosi
Match Referee
Gerrie Pienaar