11:45pm And that is all we have from the live coverage today. See you again soon!

Dane van Niekerk: Couldn't fault the girls today. Shabnim and Kapp gave us a pace bowling clinic. Honestly felt like the extras pretty shocking. Sounds harsh but 20-30 extras makes it difficult in a high pressure tournament. I think I went from a 100 to 0. Hit the ball well initially but struggled a bit in the end. It was just nice to have the batsman finishing the job for the bowlers.

Chamari Atapattu: I think the South Africans bowled well in the Powerplay, especially Shabnim and Kapp. We needed 120 on this pitch, 100 was not enough to defend. We did well towards the end, but couldn't get 120. Our bowling started very well but unfortunately we couldn't get Kapp's wicket.

Shabnim Ismail is the Player of the Match.

11:31pm Points on the board for South Africa. Some issues to fix on the field, but they've been clinical otherwise. Superb bowling up front to take Sri Lankan wickets, and a nice finish by their premier fast bowlers too. Shabnim and Kapp were the stars in the field, before the latter had to return at No. 3. It was tricky for some time. Prabhodani was swinging it viciously and the openers were gone off consecutive deliveries. She had to dig in with Niekerk and they did it to perfection in the end. No significant rain delays in this game and that is an inspiring prospect in St. Lucia at the moment. Group A is up and alive.

18.3
4
Kumari to du Preez, FOUR runs, shot! Stylishly put away for the win. Length ball pushed flat outside off, skids on nicely for the shot on the up. Du Preez does exactly that, slapping this over extra cover
18.2
0
Kumari to du Preez, no run, length ball at leg stump. Looks to flick this through square leg but cops it on the pad. Appeal for lbw is turned down, that's sliding
18.1
0
Kumari to du Preez, no run, full outside off, mistimed drive towards long-on
18.1
1w
Kumari to du Preez, 1 wide, length ball pushed flat and down leg side. Can't connect on the pull

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | SA-W: 97/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 1.50)

  • Dane van Niekerk33 (45b)
  • Mignon du Preez12 (13b)
  • Sripali Weerakkody4-0-21-1
  • Udeshika Prabodhani4-0-22-1
17.6
0
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, no run, length outside off, poked off the outside half to point
17.6
1w
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, 1 wide, length and wide outside off, swipes at it and misses
17.5
1
Weerakkody to du Preez, 1 run, difficult chance dropped at midwicket. Overpitched ball at leg stump, flicked aerially and the big lunge to the right is only enough to take some pace off that
17.4
1
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, 1 run, length on off stump, flicked with the angle to deep square
17.3
2
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, 2 runs, miscued lofted drive. Just clears mid-off and plonks into the outfield. This was full at off stump and she ended up slicing it
17.2
0
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, no run, length at off stump, backs away and punches straight to extra cover
17.1
2
Weerakkody to van Niekerk, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, cut hard to point's right. It's hit very firmly so she can only parry this. Cover gives chase and tumbles to pull this back

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs | SA-W: 90/3 (10 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 3.33)

  • Mignon du Preez11 (12b)
  • Dane van Niekerk28 (40b)
  • Udeshika Prabodhani4-0-22-1
  • Shashikala Siriwardene4-0-12-1
16.6
0
Prabodhani to du Preez, no run, overpitched on off stump, driven firmly back at the bowler
16.5
0
Prabodhani to du Preez, no run, length outside off, past the outside edge as she hangs the bat inside the line with the forward push
16.4
4
Prabodhani to du Preez, FOUR runs, shot. Full and a lot of width outside off. Gets nice and low with the forward stride and carves this through cover
16.3
1
Prabodhani to van Niekerk, 1 run, full on off stump, driven with the angle to long-on
16.2
0
Prabodhani to van Niekerk, no run, full and swinging in wide outside off. Jams it into the pitch
16.1
0
Prabodhani to van Niekerk, no run, full inswinger at off stump, driven to cover

END OF OVER:
16 | 6 Runs | SA-W: 85/3 (15 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 3.75)

  • Dane van Niekerk27 (37b)
  • Mignon du Preez7 (9b)
  • Shashikala Siriwardene4-0-12-1
  • Chamari Atapattu2-0-11-0
15.6
1
Siriwardene to van Niekerk, 1 run, full outside off, opens the face to get this drive to short third
15.5
1
Siriwardene to du Preez, 1 run, full outside off, steps out and drives down the ground
15.4
4
Siriwardene to du Preez, FOUR runs, tossed up at the stumps, down the track to make it a full toss before slaughtering this. Between long-on and deep midwicket

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6L LeeL Wolvaardt
2nd0M KappL Lee
3rd67M KappD van Niekerk
4th29M du PreezD van Niekerk