Hosts South Africa secured their maiden T20 Ladies’s World Cup victory and held on to hopes of reaching the spherical of 16 after beating New Zealand by 65 runs in Paarl.
South Africa recovered from a shaky begin to go 132-6 from their 20 overs, with Chloe Tryon taking pictures 40 from 34 deliveries and Nadine de Klerk’s unbeaten 28 serving to them safe a profitable objective.
Nonkululeko Mlaba (3-10) retired each openers and Tryon (2-12) additionally impressed with the ball for South Africa, as Marizanne Kapp (2-13) took the final wicket to dismiss New Zealand for 67 in nineteenth.
Victory places South Africa third within the Group 1 standings with two video games to go, the highest two within the standings qualifying for the semi-finals, whereas a second straight defeat for New Zealand leaves them about to be eradicated.
Tuesday’s solely sport on the T20 World Cup sees defending champions and match favorites Australia – who beat New Zealand by 97 factors of their opening match – play Bangladesh at Gqeberha from 5 p.m.
Australia then faces Group 1 Leaders Sri Lanka Thursday, whereas New Zealand will see their elimination confirmed by a defeat in opposition to Bangladesh in Cape City on Friday. South Africa subsequent sport Saturday night time in opposition to Australia at Gqeberha.
The highest two groups on the finish of the spherical robin marketing campaign will advance to the semi-finals, with England – who’ve gained their first two matches – presently prime of Group 2.
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