10 Jan SOUTH AFRICA U19 KICKS OFF WORLD CUP WARM-UP MATCH ON SHAKY GROUND
JOHANNESBURG: Counting down a few days to the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa Under-19 team embarked on final preparations to take on Bangladesh at Steyn City School in one of two warm-up matches.
Captain, Oluhle Siyo won the toss and optioned to bat first, the team’s start was shaky leading to fall of wicket on the third over for Elandri Janse Van Rensburg departing for 2 runs off 12 balls.
The batters made an excellent comeback displaying a tight partnership between Simone Lourens and Oluhle Siyo.
The pair registered a score of (29 off 21) for Laurens and (32 off 42) for Siyo. South Africa lost quick three wickets between 16 and 17 over, paving a way for Bangladesh to gain influence in the match and restricting SA U19 to reach 100 on their score.
Maine Smit added up to the team’s score as she logged 11 runs from 16 balls, adding up South Africa’s mark to 98/9 after 20 overs. Marufa Akter was the leading wicket taker for Bangladesh with a spell of (3/13).
Ayanda Hlubi opened up the bowling, determined to defend the score. Hlubi picked up South Africa’s first wicket, dismissing Bangladesh’s Dilara Akter by LBW. South Africa needed a rapid bowling attack to retrain the opposition to make more runs.
Sashnie Naidu sealed her bowling overs with (2/16) and Kayla Reyneke concluded with a spell of (1/9). Play was stopped at 15h19 due to rain, the game resumed at 16h14 only to be interrupted and called off as a result of lightning.
Bangladesh had posted a score of 72/4 after 14 overs and won the match by 7 runs DLS method.
SA U19W WARM UP MATCHES
Monday, 9 January 2023 @13:45- Steyn City School: South Africa U19W vs Bangladesh U19W – Bangladesh won by 7 runs DLS method
Wednesday, 11 January 2023 @ 13h45-St Stithian College: South Africa U19W vs Australia U19
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