Match Over - South Africa Women won by 3 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
  • Referee: SR Bernard
  • When: 25 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa Women
  • Man of the Match: S Ismail

Umpires

  • Umpire1: Sharfuddoula
  • Umpire2: L Rusere
  • Third Umpire:

206/8

 

Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Pakistan Women

207/7

 

Overs: 49.0 / 50.0

South Africa Women

That's all we have for you from the Women's World Cup today. Tomorrow we have a re-match of the 2013 final - Australia v West Indies. See you then

"I think it was a great effort by the girls to fight it out. We were 20 runs short, but the bowlers chipped in with wonderful overs. A couple of missed catches, so a lot of areas to improve on," Sana Mir, the Pakistan's captain says, "The last game when we played them in Sri Lanka was not so close and it's an achievement to run them this close, especially in England. South Africa saved 30-odd runs with their fielding, the track was pretty good. Credit to both team's bowlers really"

"It's never great to lose wickets in clusters. All credit to Sana and here team for causing trouble," Dane van Niekerk the South Africa captain says, "But very pleased with the lower order standing up. The run-outs were bad, there's no excuse, especially for senior players, such as myself too. I was nervous, with Pakistan's attack, but Sune has come a long way and Shabnim has played fine cameos for us. I never doubted them. [On Laura Wolvaardt] She's amazing. She's 18, but she has the head of a 30 year old. She just wants to bat and her youth comes through when she bats so freely. Lizelle can hit them a long way too, she really worked on her game for the past three years and they gave us such a solid start. The middle order will have to go onto the drawing board, and hopefully we can put in a better performance"

Shabnim Ismail is named Player of the Match "Just looked calm, but I was very nervous. Always nice to contribute with bat and ball, haven't been doing so enough times. But I wanted to get my side over the line today. I was bowling the lines the bowlers were bowling and if anything was in my area I was going to hit it over the top. First of all, I don't think I bowled well today but getting my side over the line today. Myself and Marizanne work very hard in our death bowling and we're happy with how things worked out"

[How's the heart?] "I dunno, can you hear it," Sune Luus says, "it's all a blur, I can't really remember what I said to Ismail. We just wanted to make sure we got the runs without going too far into the end. And luckily Shabnim got her power game out. [big relief over the win] Yeah, definitely [smiles]"

With the formalities complete, all of the South Africa squad take a knee on the outfield to soak in the moment.

5.20 pm South Africa do not have the most enviable record chasing targets of 200 or more. They'd only won four such matches in 30 tries. But this one seemed to follow a different narrative as long as Lizelle Lee and the 18-year old Laura Wolvaardt were at the crease. Both openers struck eye-catching half-centuries to put on 113 runs. And then Pakistan did what Pakistan do.

Their spinners Nashra Sandhu and Sana Mir and Sadiya Yousuf put the skids on the scoring so much that the South Africans were looking for suicidal singles. There were three run-outs, forcing their chase way off track. They were 162 for 2 with eight overs left when Sune Luus came to the crease - Luus who has opened the batting and been part of a 200-run partnership - and she rescued her side with great calm and poise.

Ghumman: "Here you go South Africa. Wonderful by Ismail."

48.6Kainat Imtiaz to S Ismail, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, they win! South Africa win! And with a shot that is out of the top draw from their No. 9. A loft over mid-on results in great joy as Ismail and Luus hug mid-pitch and celebrate raucously.
48.5Kainat Imtiaz to S Ismail, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, just gets it past mid-off! Zafar is the fielder, who moves to her right, dives, reaching for it with both hands, but only gets her fingertips to it. dropped but that was a seriously tough catch!.
48.4Kainat Imtiaz to S Ismail, 2 runs, heaves it past square leg for a couple and they make it because of a poor throw - both wide, making the wicketkeeper move away from the stumps and slow.
48.3Kainat Imtiaz to S Ismail, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, pierces the gap at cover! Ismail pulls off a sensational hit, picks on an overpitched delivery and smears it to the right of cover. South Africa needed that.
48.2Kainat Imtiaz to S Luus, 1 run, full toss, Luus slugs it to mid-on.
48.1Kainat Imtiaz to S Ismail, 1 run, looks for the wide yorker, just misses her mark, and Ismail slashes it to deep point.
End of over 48. 4 runs this over. 188/7 after 287 balls.
S Luus 14 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 9-1-24-1
S Ismail 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 3 runs this over. 184/7 after 282 balls.
S Ismail 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 10-0-30-2
S Luus 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Bilawal Gul: "Just Don't Give them 4's n 6's . . And You'll Be Safely Home . . . . Good Captaincy By Sana The Clever Mir . . . Let's Do it Skipper !!!"

End of over 46. 4 runs this over. 181/7 after 276 balls.
S Ismail 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 10-0-55-0
S Luus 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 5 runs this over. 177/7 after 270 balls.
M du Preez 30 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 9-0-27-2
S Luus 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 4 runs this over. 172/6 after 264 balls.
S Luus 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 9-0-51-0
M du Preez 30 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 3 runs this over. 168/6 after 258 balls.
M du Preez 28 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 8-1-20-1
S Luus 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"After being 113/0 to this...hmmm" Aditi stops herself from saying the word

End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 165/6 after 252 balls.
S Luus 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 8-0-47-0
M du Preez 26 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 160/5 after 246 balls.
D van Niekerk 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 8-0-22-1
M du Preez 22 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 157/5 after 240 balls.
M du Preez 22 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 7-0-42-0
D van Niekerk 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 1 runs this over. 155/5 after 234 balls.
D van Niekerk 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 7-0-19-1
M du Preez 21 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Mohsin Goraya: "am i the only one who is hoping for a nail-bitter finish. i am sensing a pakistan win.(pretty optimistic)"

End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 154/4 after 228 balls.
M du Preez 20 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 6-0-40-0
CL Tryon 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Waleed Asaf: "Pakistan right into the game 1 or 2 more wickets then it will become more interesting du Preez is the key for SA to win"

End of over 37. 3 runs this over. 149/4 after 222 balls.
CL Tryon 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 6-0-18-0
M du Preez 17 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Barnyard: "SA throwing away a great platform set by Lee and Wolvaardt... This should have been their game. Not so sure now. Cool heads required. Plenty of deliveries left..."

End of over 36. 3 runs this over. 146/4 after 216 balls.
CL Tryon 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 5-0-35-0
M du Preez 15 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 1 runs this over. 143/3 after 210 balls.
M Kapp 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Bismah Maroof 2-0-7-1
M du Preez 13 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 142/2 after 204 balls.
T Chetty 11 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 4-0-32-0
M du Preez 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 6 runs this over. 137/2 after 198 balls.
M du Preez 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) Bismah Maroof 1-0-6-0
T Chetty 8 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 7 runs this over. 131/2 after 192 balls.
M du Preez 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 7-1-17-1
T Chetty 7 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 124/2 after 186 balls.
M du Preez 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 5-0-15-0
T Chetty 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 123/1 after 180 balls.
T Chetty 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 6-1-10-1
L Wolvaardt 52 (87b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 121/1 after 174 balls.
T Chetty 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 4-0-14-0
L Wolvaardt 51 (83b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 1 runs this over. 116/1 after 168 balls.
T Chetty 0 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 5-1-8-1
L Wolvaardt 49 (80b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 115/1 after 161 balls.
T Chetty 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 3-0-9-0
L Wolvaardt 48 (78b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 1 runs this over. 113/1 after 156 balls.
T Chetty 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 4-1-7-1
L Wolvaardt 47 (75b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 8 runs this over. 112/0 after 150 balls.
L Lee 60 (77b 8x4 3x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 10-2-32-0
L Wolvaardt 46 (73b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 10 runs this over. 104/0 after 144 balls.
L Wolvaardt 45 (71b 5x4 0x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 7-0-40-0
L Lee 53 (73b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 94/0 after 138 balls.
L Wolvaardt 36 (66b 3x4 0x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 9-2-24-0
L Lee 52 (72b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 89/0 after 132 balls.
L Wolvaardt 32 (63b 3x4 0x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 6-0-30-0
L Lee 51 (69b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 82/0 after 126 balls.
L Lee 46 (65b 7x4 2x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 8-2-19-0
L Wolvaardt 30 (61b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 10 runs this over. 81/0 after 120 balls.
L Lee 46 (61b 7x4 2x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 5-0-23-0
L Wolvaardt 29 (59b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Match State: Drinks

End of over 19.  A maiden over! 71/0 after 114 balls.
L Wolvaardt 29 (59b 3x4 0x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 7-2-18-0
L Lee 36 (55b 6x4 1x6 ) more

At the Women's World Cup Qualifier in February, Nashra Sandhu had finished as Pakistan's leading wicket taker, ranking fourth on the overall wicket charts with 9 scalps from 5 innings.

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 71/0 after 108 balls.
L Wolvaardt 29 (53b 3x4 0x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 4-0-13-0
L Lee 36 (55b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Talking about the improvements in fielding Pakistan look to bring about, Sana Mir said, "As part of our preparation for the World Cup, we invested a lot of time in our fielding sessions at our preparatory camp, working on putting in more strength in our throws and chalking out plans on specific positions for specialist fielders."

End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 67/0 after 102 balls.
L Lee 34 (53b 6x4 1x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 6-1-18-0
L Wolvaardt 27 (49b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 62/0 after 95 balls.
L Wolvaardt 27 (48b 3x4 0x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 3-0-9-0
L Lee 29 (47b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 60/0 after 90 balls.
L Wolvaardt 27 (44b 3x4 0x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 5-1-13-0
L Lee 28 (46b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 58/0 after 84 balls.
L Lee 28 (46b 5x4 1x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 2-0-7-0
L Wolvaardt 25 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13.  A maiden over! 57/0 after 78 balls.
L Lee 28 (43b 5x4 1x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 4-1-11-0
L Wolvaardt 24 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 56/0 after 70 balls.
L Wolvaardt 24 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) Kainat Imtiaz 0-0-5-0
L Lee 27 (35b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Then she asks the umpire to move to be more comfortable with her run-up

End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 51/0 after 65 balls.
L Lee 27 (34b 5x4 1x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 3-0-11-0
L Wolvaardt 21 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 49/0 after 60 balls.
L Lee 27 (30b 5x4 1x6 ) Sana Mir 3-1-6-0
L Wolvaardt 21 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Rob: "2 South African teams playing at the same time and both having strong starts.Go Proteas!!!" Indeed. Morne Morkel has toppled Jason Roy in the men's game over at Cardiff. England 25 for 1

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 48/0 after 54 balls.
L Lee 27 (26b 5x4 1x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 2-0-9-0
L Wolvaardt 20 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8.  A maiden over! 40/0 after 48 balls.
L Wolvaardt 19 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 2-1-5-0
L Lee 20 (21b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Spin against Wolvaardt, who plays with hard hands, seems a good move. She's pinging the fielders with her shots with no pace on the ball

End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 40/0 after 42 balls.
L Lee 20 (21b 5x4 0x6 ) Nashra Sandhu 1-0-1-0
L Wolvaardt 19 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 39/0 after 36 balls.
L Lee 20 (19b 5x4 0x6 ) Sana Mir 1-0-5-0
L Wolvaardt 18 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 12 runs this over. 34/0 after 30 balls.
L Lee 16 (14b 4x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 3-0-27-0
L Wolvaardt 17 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more

And now Sana Mir has to go over to her new-ball bowler and discuss new tactics. Gully goes back to third man. Long-on back

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 22/0 after 24 balls.
L Wolvaardt 17 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 2-0-7-0
L Lee 4 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Abdul Muhaimin: "My God Sidra Nawaz is such an energetic keeper. The shouts of "Wicket number one" are really refreshing and that direct hit proves how concentrated she is during the start. "

End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 16/0 after 17 balls.
L Lee 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 2-0-15-0
L Wolvaardt 11 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 10/0 after 12 balls.
L Wolvaardt 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) Sadia Yousuf 1-0-1-0
L Lee 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
L Lee 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Asmavia Iqbal 1-0-9-0
L Wolvaardt 9 (3b 2x4 0x6 ) more
BattingRMB4S6SSR
L WolvaardtRun out Sidra Nawaz,Ayesha Zafar 52105875059.77
L LeeLBW Sana Mir6089798375.95
T ChettyC Javeria Khan B Bismah Maroof1131240045.83
M du PreezC Asmavia Iqbal B Sadia Yousuf3060402075
M KappRun out Sidra Nawaz,Javeria Khan 1670014.29
CL TryonB Sadia Yousuf31280037.5
D van NiekerkRun out Asmavia Iqbal 515150033.33
S Luusnot out 1534181083.33
S Ismailnot out 22211630137.5
M Daniels -
A Khaka -
Total 207/7
BowlingOMRWECON
Asmavia Iqbal10.005505.5
Sadia Yousuf10.003023
Sana Mir9.012713
Nashra Sandhu10.023203.2
Kainat Imtiaz8.005607
Bismah Maroof2.00713.5