Sekhukhune again stars as SA Emerging team thumps Australia U19s

Fri, 27th April 2018
Evodia Yekile of SA Emerging during the Emerging Womens Triangular Series match

Evodia Yekile of SA Emerging during the Emerging Womens Triangular Series match

Tumi Sekhukhune continued with her dream fortnight for the South Africa Emerging women by claiming four wickets in a comprehensive, nine-wicket victory over Australia Under-19s in their Twenty20 clash in Pretoria on Thursday.

After claiming 3/22, 2/35 and 0/37 in her previous three outings, the Easterns bowler grabbed a sensational 4/16 in her four overs as the tourists were shot out for just 75 at Groenkloof Oval.

The hosts, who won the toss and opted to bowl first, also had two wickets from young Momentum Proteas spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe (2/17), while Zintle Mali (1/27) and Odine Kirsten (1/12) chipped in with a wicket each to leave the Australians all out in 14.4 overs.

Only two players managed double figures with the bat – captain Saskia Horley, who hit 24, and Courtney Webb with 18.

The South Africans then made light work of the chase as they chased down the target in only 11 overs.

Kirsten fell second ball of the innings for a duck, but Tazmin Brits struck 45 off 39 balls and Gandhi Jafta struck 17 to carry the home side to an easy win.

They will now take on the unbeaten Australia Under-19s in the One-Day final of their Cricket South Africa Emerging Woman's Triangular Series on Saturday, 28 April.

Live scoring of this series is available at

South Africa Emerging team: Tazmin Brits (captain, North West), Zintle Mali (Border), Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns), Sarah Smith (Western Province), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Faye Tunnicliffe (Boland), Nonkululeko Thabethe (Gauteng), Gandhi Jafta (Border), Anneke Bosch (North West), Sinalo Jafta (North West), Nadine de Klerk (Northerns), Odine Kirsten (Northerns), Evodia Yekile (North West), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Robyn Appels (Western Province).

Management: Francois van der Merwe (Head Coach), Dinesha Devnarain (Assistant Coach), Mduduzi Mbatha (Fitness Trainer), Molebatsi Theletsane (Physio).