29 Aug SA EMERGING LEVEL T20 SERIES WITH EMPHATIC WIN AGAINST ZIMBABWE
TSHWANE – An all-round team display helped the South African Emerging side claim an assertive 43-run victory over Zimbabwe’s national team in the second Women’s T20 match at the Groenkloof Oval in Tshwane on Monday. The series stands at one-all with three matches to play.
Momentum Proteas top-order batter, Anneke Bosch stood tall with a knock of 46 off 34 deliveries, including six fours and one six as SA Emerging posted a competitive total of 126 / 5 in their 20 overs.
Zimbabwe’s chase was curtailed by the spinning trio of Nondumiso Shangase (2 / 7), Seshnie Naidu (2 / 14) and Delmi Tucker (2 / 15) along with fast bowler Nobulumko Baneti (2 / 14) before being bowled out for 83 with 3.5 overs to spare.
SA Emerging won the toss and elected to bat first. Much like in the first T20, Zimbabwe picked up an early wicket as 15-year old Simone Lourens (0) was caught trying to go for a lofted shot off the bowling of Nomvelo Sibanda (1 / 16).
Despite the initial set back, captain Faye Tunnicliffe partnered up with Bosch to help the home side kick on at the crease as the pair added 35 runs together to help South Africa reach 37 / 1 at the end of the powerplay.
Although Tunnicliffe was dismissed for 16 (24) shortly after the fielding restrictions were lifted, Bosch continued to lead South Africa’s charge with the willow. She combined to great effect with the middle order in key partnerships with Kayla Reyneke (7), Shangase (1) and Tucker to propel the hosts to 86 / 5 after 14 overs before falling four runs short of a deserved fifty
All-rounder, Tucker (27*) and wicket-keeper batter, Tebogo Macheke (19*) then guided the SA Emerging side through the final six overs of the innings, amassing 40 runs in a hard-fought sixth wicket stand to take South Africa to 126 / 5 after 20 overs.
The Zimbabwean bowlers shared the wickets amongst one another, with Sibanda, Loryn Phiri (1 / 17) and Josephine Nkomo (1 / 26) as well as Loreen Tshuma (1 / 23) and Christabel Chatonzwa (1 / 27) all taking a single scalp.
In reply, the Zimbabwean outfit got off to a steady start through openers Sharne Mayers (17) and Kelis Ndhlovu (8) before Tucker made the all-important breakthrough to remove Mayers with Baneti taking a fine catch to leave the visitors 27 / 1 in after 3.3 overs.
The opening stand proved to be the highlight of the away side’s innings, as a fall of regular wickets hindered their momentum in the run chase.
Baneti entered the fray and struck with her third delivery of the day to dismiss Ndhlovu before she returned in her next over to get rid of Chipo Tiripano (5), leaving Zimbabwe on 42 / 3 after 7 overs.
Things went from bad to worse for Zimbabwe, as Shangase claimed her first wicket of the day before a run out inflicted by Baneti from the deep meant Zimbabwe reached the 10-over mark with five wickets in hand and still 64 runs away from the target, with Mary-Anne Musonda (8) and Christabel Chatonzwa (8) back in the dugout.
The remaining five wickets were taken at the expense of just 20 runs as Shangase, Seshnie Naidu, Tucker and a run out from Bosch helped wrap up the Zimbabwe innings. The visiting nation were bowled out for 83 after 16.1 overs, with only Josephine Nkomo (14) managing double figures from the last five batters.
Shangase was the most impressive South African with the ball, taking home figures of two for seven in her three overs, while Naidu, Tucker and Baneti also bagged two wickets apiece.
The third match of the series gets underway on Wednesday, 31 August from 13h00 (SAST) at the Groenkloof Oval at the University of Pretoria.
SA Emerging beat Zimbabwe Women by 43 runs
SA Emerging: 126 / 5 after 20 overs; A. Bosch 46 (34), D. Tucker 27*(26); N. Sibanda 1 / 16, L. Phiri 1 / 17
Zimbabwe Women: 83 all out after 16.1 overs; S. Mayers 17 (14), J. Nkomo 14 (17); N. Shangase (2 / 7), N. Baneti (2 / 14)
Audio and video featuring SA Emerging batter, Anneke Bosch can be downloaded here.
SA Emerging 15-player squad vs Zimbabwe:
Micaela Andrews (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers Women), Nobulumko Baneti (Hollywoodbets Dolphins Ladies), Anneke Bosch (North West Dragons Women), Monalisa Legodi (Fidelity Titans), Simone Lourens (Fidelity Titans), Tebogo Macheke (Fidelity Titans), Seshnie Naidu (Hollywoodbets Dolphins Ladies), Raisibe Ntozakhe (DP World Lions Women), Kayla Reyneke (Six Gun Grill Western Province Women), Nondumiso Shangase (Hollywoodbets Dolphins Ladies), Miane Smit (Free State Women), Delmi Tucker (Six Gun Grill Western Province Women), Faye Tunnicliffe (Six Gun Grill Western Province Women), Elandri Janse van Rensburg (North West Dragons Women), Caitlin Wyngaard (Six Gun Grill Western Province Women)
Women’s T20 Series vs Zimbabwe –
Wednesday, 31 August @ 13h00 local time – 3 rd Women’s T20 – SA Emerging Women vs Zimbabwe (Groenkloof Oval, Tshwane)
Friday, 02 September @ 10h00 local time – 4 th Women’s T20 – – SA Emerging Women vs Zimbabwe (Groenkloof Oval, Tshwane)
Saturday, 03 September @ 10h00 local time – 5 th Women’s T20 – SA Emerging Women vs Zimbabwe (Groenkloof Oval, Tshwane)
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