All-rounder Chloe Tryon and South Africa’s bowlers saved the host nation’s hopes alive when it defeated New Zealand by 65 runs in a Women’s T20 World Cup match at Boland Park in Paarl on Monday.
Tryon made 40 as South Africa struggled to 132 for six in its 20 overs after selecting to bat on a pitch that was getting used for the fourth successive match.
It proved to be greater than sufficient as New Zealand was bowled out for 67.
Left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba struck twice within the first three overs of New Zealand’s innings and the White Ferns had been unable to recuperate. It was successfully a must-win sport for each groups after they each misplaced of their opening video games.
Mlaba completed with three for ten in her 4 overs — her greatest figures in T20 internationals.
But all of the bowlers utilized strain on the New Zealand batters. Tryon took two for 12 along with her left-arm spinners, together with the wicket of New Zealand veteran Sophie Devine for 16.
Tryon (40) and Nadine de Klerk (28 not out) shared a sixth wicket partnership of 47 after South Africa’s top-order batting failed for the second successive match.
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Off-spinner Eden Carson dismissed Tazmin Brits within the first over and completed with two for 23 whereas quick bowler Lea Tahuhu took two for 27, together with the important thing wicket of Laura Wolvaardt, who was bowled when she swung throughout the road after scoring 13.
But New Zealand’s batting failed once more, much more fully than after they had been bowled out for 76 by Australia on the similar venue on Saturday.
South Africa 132-6 in 20 overs (C. Tryon 40; E. Carson 2-23, L. Tahuhu 2-27).
New Zealand 67 in 18.1 overs (N. Mlaba 3-10, M. Kapp 2-13, C. Tryon 2-12).
Result: South Africa received by 65 runs.
Toss: South Africa.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com