South Africa ladies 265 for six (Luus 80, Lee 57, Wolvaardt 56, Riaz 2-49) tied with Pakistan ladies 265 for 9 (Javeria 74, Riaz 71, Klaas Three-55, Kapp 2-57)
The ultimate match of the sequence not solely grew to become a high-scoring nail-biter, but additionally led to a end result that might please the visiting Pakistan facet: a tie.
Requested to bat in Benoni, South Africa rode on half-centuries by openers Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt and an 84-ball 80 from captain and No. four Sune Luus to place up 265 for six. Pakistan’s chase appeared lifeless within the water when Javeria Khan was dismissed for 74 to depart them at 165 for six after 37 overs. However Aliya Riaz fought along with her career-best 82-ball 71, and Nashra Sandhu hit a six within the final over to make sure her crew bought out of the competition with honours shared.
When Riaz walked out to hitch Javeria, Pakistan have been 91 for four, with Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar all dismissed, and South Africa on high.
Riaz is an allrounder, however an ODI common of 12.88 earlier than this recreation would not have given Javeria – or their crew – an excessive amount of confidence. Nevertheless it was to be Riaz’s day. She had earlier been Pakistan’s finest bowler with 2 for 49, and turned it on with the bat, first including 74 with Javeria – her contribution solely 25 – after which just about bossing the rest of the chase. She scored 46 of the 84 runs scored between Javeria’s dismissal and her personal, within the 48th over with Pakistan wanted 17 from 14.
Shabnim Ismail conceded simply 4 off the penultimate over earlier than Sandhu slammed a six off the penultimate ball and sealed the tie with a single off the final ball.
For South Africa, Masabata Klaas and Marizanne Kapp, who completed with Three for 55 and a couple of for 57 respectively, struck at key moments to virtually at all times hold their crew barely forward. The purpose from the sport was a giant one for Pakistan, who had received the primary recreation of the sequence after bowling South Africa out for simply 63, because it took them above New Zealand to fifth spot on the ICC Ladies’s Championship desk, just under South Africa, who’ve 16 factors, each groups having performed 15 video games.
Earlier, Lee, (57 off 61), and Wolvaardt (56 off 84) gave South Africa sturdy begin. The 2 added 75 for the primary wicket earlier than the aggressive Lee was caught behind off Riyaz, and after Andrie Steyn’s third failure within the sequence, Wolvaardt and Luus took them to 150 halfway by the 35th over earlier than Wolvaardt was dismissed.
Luus was in cost after that, and with Chloe Tryon scoring a fast 15-ball 28, they put up a giant whole on the board. One other day, it may need been sufficient to cease Pakistan brief, however Riaz, Javeria and Sandhu made certain it did not occur.