AUSTRALIA SECURES SERIES VICTORY OVER PROTEAS WOMEN IN RAIN-AFFECTED ODI

AUSTRALIA SECURES SERIES VICTORY OVER PROTEAS WOMEN IN RAIN-AFFECTED ODI

SYDNEY: Australia clinched a series victory in the third and final One-Day International (ODI), securing a 110-run win through the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) method in a rain-interrupted encounter at the North Sydney Oval on Saturday.

The triumph granted the home side a 2-1 series win and a four-point advantage in the multi-format tour ahead of the commencement of the four-day Test match between 15 – 18 February at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth.

Bert Mooney played a pivotal role with an unbeaten 82* off 91 deliveries (10 fours), complemented by Alyssa Healy’s 73-ball 60 (9 fours, 1 six), as Australia posted a total of 277/9. Masabata Klaas achieved career-best figures of four for 56.

The home side then limited South Africa to 127 all out, with Alana King leading the way, securing four wickets for 26 runs in her five overs and securing the win with 6.3 overs remaining in the rain-shortened innings.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Australia faced an early setback with the dismissal of Phoebe Litchfield (5) by Klaas. Healy and Ellyse Perry (24) steadied the ship, contributing to an 82-run partnership for the second wicket.

Klaas then claimed Perry’s wicket, breaking the partnership. Healy reached her 17th career fifty but fell to Eliz-Mari Marx (1/45) shortly after, leaving Australia at 119/3 in the 25th over.

Despite losing two quick wickets, Australia countered effectively, with Mooney and Tahlia McGrath (44) adding 67 runs for the fourth wicket before Chloé Tryon (1/50) dismissed McGrath, and Marizanne Kapp (1/28) took the wicket of Ashleigh Gardner (1). Another half-century partnership between Mooney and Annabel Sutherland (18) pushed Australia past the 200-run mark.

With the hosts looking dominant, Klaas and Nadine de Klerk (1/49) picked up two wickets prior to Australia finishing at 277/9 after 50 overs.

In their chase, the Proteas faced early setbacks with Laura Wolvaardt (3) and Anneke Bosch (4) departing, leaving them at 29/2 in the seventh over. Tazmin Brits (31) and Suné Luus (34) added 23 runs before Australia struck back with two quick wickets.

Rain interrupted play after 14 overs, and when the match resumed, South Africa faced a revised target of 238 in the shortened 31-over innings. Luus and de Klerk (20) partnered for a promising 50-run stand for the fifth wicket before de Klerk’s dismissal.

That wicket marked the beginning of the end for South Africa as McGrath (3/23) and King combined to take three more wickets in six deliveries, including Tryon (11), Luus, Sinalo Jafta (0), and Klaas (0).

Despite efforts from Marx (7*) and Ayanda Hlubi (4), South Africa was bowled out for 127 in the 25th over, securing Australia’s series win and a four-point lead in the multi-format tour.

Proteas Women Squad (T20I & ODI) – Multi-format Tour to Australia

Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans, Captain), Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans), Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mieke de Ridder (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Ayanda Hlubi (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions), Marizanne Kapp (Western Province), Ayabonga Khaka (DP World Lions), Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans), Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans), Eliz-Mari Marx (Fidelity Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Chloé Tryon (DP World Lions), Delmi Tucker (Western Province)

Results:

T20 Warm-Up

Governor-General XI beat South Africa by 4 wickets

South Africa: 149/7 after 20 overs; N. de Klerk 48* (24), C. Tryon 39 (29); C. Sippel 2/20, C. Ainsworth 2/31

Governor-General XI: 150/6 after 19.2 overs; S. Molineux 59 (41), T. Flintoff 42 (27); M. Klaas 3/16, A. Khaka 2/29

T20I Series vs Australia

1st T20I 

Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets 

South Africa: 147/6 after 20 overs; T. Brits 59* (54), S. Luus 19 (17); E. Perry 2/13, D. Brown 2/20

Australia: 149/2 after 19.1 overs; B. Mooney 72* (57), A. Healy 46 (28); M. Kapp 1/25, N. de Klerk 1/25

2nd T20I

South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets 

Australia: 142/6 after 20 overs; G. Harris 31* (18), A. Healy 29 (24); M. Klaas 2/16, N. Mlaba 1/18

South Africa: 144/6 after 19 overs; L. Wolvaardt 58* (53), T. Brits 41 (28); A. Gardner 2/26, T. McGrath 1/16

3rd T20I

Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets

South Africa: 162/7 after 20 overs; M. Kapp 75 (48), C. Tryon 26 (16); T. McGrath 1/17, G. Wareham 1/25

Australia: 163/5 after 19.2 overs; B. Mooney 82 (55), A. Gardener 26 (17); M. Klaas 1/13, C. Tryon 1/23

ODI Series vs Australia

1st ODI

Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets

South Africa: 105/9 after 31.3 overs; M. Kapp 50* (58) (retired hurt), N. de Klerk 18 (33); A. King 3/19, K. Garth 2/18

Australia: 106/2 after 19 overs; B. Mooney 52* (34), A. Healy 19 (24); N. de Klerk 1/19, M. Klaas 1/22

2nd ODI

South Africa beat Australia by 84 runs (DLS) 

South Africa: 229/6 after 45 overs; M. Kapp 75 (87), C. Tryon 37* (36); A. Gardner 2/31, M. Schutt 2/35

Australia: 149 all out after 29.3 overs; K. Garth 42* (48), A. Gardner 35 (52); M. Kapp 3/12, E. Marx 2/22

3rd ODI

Australia beat South Africa by 110 runs (DLS) 

Australia: 277/9 after 50 overs; B. Mooney 82* (91), A. Healy 60 (73); M. Klaas 4/56, M. Kapp 1/28

South Africa: 127 all out after 24.3 overs; S. Luus 34 (38), T. Brits 31 (37); A. King 4/26, T. McGrath 3/23

Fixtures – Proteas Women Multi-format Tour to Australia

Test Match vs Australia:

15 – 18 February @ 11h00  – Only Test – Australia vs South Africa (WACA Ground, Perth)

All match times are local times in Australia

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lita Gqirana – Proteas Women Media Specialist 

Cell.: (+27) 76 503 9655

Email: litag@cricket.co.za

 

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