109kph, full on off, she squared drives and it's fielded by Luus
South Africa through to the semi finals with a 17 run win! A very good performance with the ball without Marizanne Kapp from South Africa. Ismail, Mlaba and van Niekerk were particularly frugal on a tough surface. There were two unfortunate run outs. One was a horror mix up but Javeria Khan was really unlucky when she was starting to get going.
The difference in the game was Laura Wolvaardt and she is the Player of the Match. "I think this is definitely the most valuable contribution I've made to this team. I'm just really honoured to be here today. No.5 is a new role for me. A lot more freedom with the field out. I really enjoyed it. It was slower and lower than we expected but we were able to adapt."
Javeria Khan: "In the last overs of fielding and bowling we lost our way a bit. It was a slow wicket so we should have restricted them under 120 and the game would be different. We were not able to execute our plans well and bowl according to our field. And this was the main reason. Nothing to take away from Wolvaardt. She took her time and played some good shots. I think it was a good effort with our batting. We just have to realise when is the time to take charge. I think we got a bit late in taking charge. We should have started when I got out and then 4-5 overs were not up to the mark. We need to understand what's the score and how many can we chase. As a unit we will sit back and try discover how to do this as a team."
Dane van Niekerk: "I am really happy. I have to give credit to Pakistan. They gave us a massive go throughout the whole game. They kept coming at us and kept coming at us. It was an incredible innings from Laura. It was only her third time batting at No.5. She is only used to batting at the top. For her to display her skill like that and getting us that winning total, the way she went about it, she is mature beyond her years. She is already an incredible cricketer but I think she is going to be one of the legends."
shaz : "like i said..PAK should have been chasing less than 120 and also Iram should have come before Sidra Nawaz...valiant effort ladies.. still one more game to go.. beat Thailand and finish on a positive.."
South Africa through to the semi-finals along with India. England now have an opportunity to sew up a spot in the next game against the West Indies which is coming on this same pitch. Thanks for your company in this one.
106kph, full and straight, she advances again and drives wide of long off for a couple
106kph, low full toss, she charges and drives this to cover on the circle
yorker length on off, she advances and squeezes this out to cover
low full toss on leg and it's hammered high and wide of long on! Good strike but not enough.
dropped by Ismail at deep midwicket! Tough chance. Slower ball, she swung this away in the air to deep midwicket, Ismail ran in, looking into the sun, got tow hands to it but spilled it
Khaka will finish the game
good length angled into the top of off, she moves leg side and carves this straight to cover
chest high short ball, she pulls straight to du Preez at forward square, there's a run out chance but the throw is wide
good length, fourth stump, she sits back and dabs this to short third man
slower ball, back of a length, she cuts hard but mistimes this to backward point
short and wide and cut over backward point! She shuffled leg side, it was a pace on ball, chest high, she freed the arms and hammered the cut up and over the ring
123kph, full outside off, she drives powerfully through cover-point but straight to the sweeper in the deep
37 needed from 12 balls
another good slower ball, just 84kph, she swings again but misses and is taken on the pad, they pinch a leg bye
slower ball leg, cutter, completely deceives her as she swings and misses, it just goes past leg stump
advances to a fuller length and drills a drive along the ground to long off
advances and heaves this over midwicket and square of the fielder! Another slower ball but not as slow, Aliyah advances and thumps this square of midwicket
slower ball, angled into leg, she advances and swings hard but is taken on the pad
slower ball, she advances and drags a drive to wide long on, they can't get two
very full outside off, she drives o the front foot to point and they take a single
Bois Wilson: "Just can't figure out this SA team. At times they look thoroughly professional and ruthless - at other times they play like they were just introduced to the game."
good length, fourth stump, she mistimes a drive back to the bowler
Fazal Rauf: "Pakistan need a wolvaardt knock here!"
|Sydney Showground Stadium|
|Toss||South Africa Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WT20I no. 860|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20|
|Match days||1 March 2020 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||South Africa Women 2, Pakistan Women 0|