SAW VS PAKW T20

Match 15, Sydney, March 01, 2020, 09:30 AM

South Africa Women
136/6(20.0ov)
Pakistan Women
119/5(20.0ov)

South Africa Women beat Pakistan Women by 17 runs

Best Batsmen
R
B
4S
6S
SR
53
36
8
0
147.22
Best Bowler
O
R
W
Econ
4
19
2
4.75
Man of the Match
Laura Wolvaardt
Commentry
That ends the first game of this double header. South Africa become the first team from Group B to make it to the semis. Who will join them? If England beat West Indies, they are through. But if West Indies win, then the final match between South Africa and West Indies will decide who amongst England or West Indies make it through. The Eng-WI clash will begin at 7 pm local (0800 GMT). Hop over to that game!
Victorious South African skipper, Dane van Niekerk apologizes first up, to everyone, for kicking the ball during the second innings, admitting that emotions got the better of her. Credits Pakistan for giving them a run for their money, keeping coming at them and putting considerable pressure. Lauds Laura Wolvaardt's innings, especially because as she bats at the top and had to bat in the middle. Believes that there is still room for improvement, especially in the fielding while the top order needs to be more consistent.
Pakistan captain, Javeria Khan says that both fielding and bowling let them down. The first 16 overs and the last over with the bat was where they were strong, according to her. Believes that they should have restricted South Africa to under 120 but the plans were not executed well. Praises Laura Wolvaardt for playing a superb innings. On her own team's batting display, Javeria says that he batters need to understand when should they take the charge and not play shots at any stage.
LAURA WOLVAARDT HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Rates this innings as her most valuable contribution ever made to the team. Details that number 5 is a new role for her and she is trying to adjust but is enjoying the challenge. On the pitch, Wolvaardt says that it was on the slower side and the batters had to take some time before playing their shots. Feels proud that she could play well today and is happier that they have made it to the semis.
Kudos to South Africa for staying focussed. They could have lost their way after multiple mistakes but they kept believing and stuck to their guns. The bowling was excellent, defending 136 with ease. It was a total team effort, with only Ayabonga Khaka having an off day. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Could this match have gone the other way? Yes, it could have. South Africa were 17/2. But Pakistan let the opportunity slip by. They got another chance, when they had them 64/4 but Laura Wolvaardt's cameo floored them. Then, with the bat, they were 18/0 in 3 overs but totally lost way from there.
Third win on the bounce for the Protea Women and they become the second team after India to qualify for the knockouts. They now await whether they will be first or second, but that too, is in their own hands, as they have a game left.
19.6
1
That will do for South Africa. THEY WIN BY 17 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE SEMIS! Full and outside off, squeezed through the covers for a single.
19.5
2
Comes down the track and drives it through the covers for a couple.
19.4
1
Comes down the track and drives it through the covers for a run.
19.3
1
Outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
19.2
4
FOUR! JUST OVER NOW! Full and outside off, Riaz swings it over mid-wicket. Long on gets across to her right, leaps but the ball goes over her and bounces into the ropes!
19.1
2
DROPPED! Shot and outside off, Riaz pulls but it is straight to Ismail at deep mid-wicket. However, it is put down. Two runs taken.
In over# 1
0
1
1
1
4
1
Shabnim Ismail 17/1(4)
18.6
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
18.5
1
A short ball, around off, Aliya looks to pull but mistimes it. They go for a quick single and there is a run out on offer but the throw is wide at the bowler's end.
18.4
1
Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
18.3
1
Punches this off the back foot through the off side for a run.
18.2
4
FOUR! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Riaz comes down the track and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
18.1
1
Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
In over# 1
1lb
0
1
4
0
1
Ayabonga Khaka 22/0(3)
17.6
1lb
Down the leg side, Iram looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken.
17.5
.
Outside off, a play and a miss.
17.4
1
Comes down the track and drills it down the ground. Just a single.
17.3
4
FOUR! That is a powerful hit. A length ball, on middle, Riaz swings it over mid-wicket and finds the boundary.
17.2
.
Down the leg side, Riaz looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
17.1
1
Comes down the track and swings it down the ground for a single.
Ayabonga Khaka is back on. 2-0-16-0 so far.
In over# 1
1
0
0
1b
0
6
Shabnim Ismail 9/1(3)
16.6
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
16.5
.
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
16.4
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
16.3
1b
Outside off, a swing and a miss. The keeper gets a bad bounce and concedes a bye.
16.2
.
Well outside off, left alone.
16.1
6
SIX! Full and around middle, Riaz comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on!
Shabnim Ismail returns. 2-1-2-1 so far.
In over# 1
0
0
4
1
1
0
Sune Luus 20/0(3)
15.6
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
15.5
.
Bizarre review. Full and outside leg, Iram looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Luus appeals and then, convinces her skipper to go for the review. Ball Tracker confirms it is a waste. Pitched miles outside leg.
15.4
4
FOUR! This is some cameo being played. Short and outside off, Iram rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary!
15.3
1
Works this through mid-wicket for a run.
15.2
1
Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
15.1
.
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
lUSS IS BACK ON.
In over# 1
1
6
0
0W
1
1
Nonkululeko Mlaba 20/1(4)
14.6
1
TOP EDGE, BUT NO CATCH TAKEN! Full and around off, Javed looks to slog but gets a top edge. The ball goes high in the air and Dane van Niekerk comes running in but then loses it somehow! The ball lands in front of the fielder and two runs are taken.
14.5
6
SIX! Terrific shot. Full and outside off, Javed comes down the track and sends it sailing over mid-wicket!
14.4
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Iram Javed walks in now.
14.3
W
OUT! BOWLED! Number 5 falls. Down the leg side, Nawaz gets across and looks to pull but misses and the ball hits the leg stump.
14.2
1
There comes the sweep and it results in a run.
14.1
1
Full and around middle, Nawaz gets across and sweeps it through fine leg for a single.
In over# 1
0
1
0
1
1
1
Dane Van Niekerk 17/1(4)
13.6
.
Full and around off, well defended.
13.5
1
Down the leg side, swept through square leg for a run.
13.4
.
Down the leg side, flicked towards square leg.
13.3
1
Full and outside off, driven towards long off for one more.
13.2
1
Full and down the leg side, Nawaz gets across and sweeps it through square leg for a run.
13.1
1
Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
Dane van Niekerk is back on. 3-0-13-1 so far.
In over# 1
0
2
0
1
1
0
Nonkululeko Mlaba 11/0(3)
12.6
.
Around off, watchfully defended.
12.5
2
Full and outside off, Nawaz looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies through the vacant slip region to third man. Two runs taken.
12.4
.
Outside off, dabbed to short third man.
12.3
1
Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
12.2
1
Down the leg side, swept away for a single.
12.1
.
Full and on middle, worked through mid-wicket but straight to the fielder.
Nonkululeko Mlaba is back on. 2-0-7-0 so far.
In over# 1
1
1
1wd
1
1wd
1
0
0
Ayabonga Khaka 16/0(2)
11.6
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
11.5
1
Too straight, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
1wd
WIDE. Second of the over. Similar to the previous wide. Riaz lets it be.
11.4
1
Works this down the leg side for a run.
11.4
1wd
WIDE. Down the leg side, Nawaz cannot connect with her flick.
11.3
1
Full on middle, pushed through mid on for the first run of this over.
11.2
.
Works this towards short mid-wicket.
11.1
.
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
Ayabonga Khaka returns. 1-0-10-0 so far.
In over# 1
1
0
0W
1wd
1
0
4
Chloe Tryon 7/0(1)
10.6
1
Landed outside off, dabbed to short third man for a run.
10.5
.
On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
Sidra Nawaz walks in now.
10.4
W
OUT! RUN OUT! That is unfortunate for Pakistan but poor cricket from their captain. Full on middle, Riaz drives this straight back. Tryon tries to stop it but the ball brushes her fingers and rolls back onto the stumps. She immediately starts celebrating because Javeria is well short of her crease. It is referred upstairs and replays do confirm Tryon's touch on the ball. But replays also show that Khan is backing up way too far! What for? Silly cricket. Cost her team her wicket. She was playing so well.
10.4
1wd
WIDE. Down the leg side, Riaz cannot get it away.
10.3
1
On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
.
Outside off, driven straight to cover.
10.1
4
FOUR! Full and outside off, Javeria lofts this straight back over the bowler for a boundary!
Chloe Tryon into the attack as well.
In over# 1
1
2
4
0
0
1
Sune Luus 14/0(2)
9.6
1
Full and down the leg side, Javeria looks to sweep but gets it off the inner half. The ball goes off the keeper's pads to mid-wicket. Just a single taken.
9.5
2
Full and down the leg side, paddled through fine leg for a couple.
9.4
4
FOUR! Nice batting. Full and outside off, Javeria comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!
9.3
.
Around off, blocked from the crease.
9.2
.
Comes down the track and defends.
9.1
1
Outside off, pushed through mid on for a single.
In over# 1
4
0
2
0
0
2
Dane Van Niekerk 13/1(3)
8.6
4
FOUR! Full and around off, Javeria comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler for a boundary!
8.5
.
Around middle, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
8.4
2
Full and down the leg side, Khan looks to sweep but gets it off something through fine leg. Two leg byes signalled.
8.3
.
Landed outside off, played straight to point this time.
8.2
.
Outside off, played straight to cover.
8.1
2
Comes down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a couple.
In over# 1
1
0
2
1
1
1
Sune Luus 6/0(1)
7.6
1
Outside off, lofted over cover for a single.
7.5
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
7.4
2
Full toss on middle, Javeria gets down and laps this through fine leg for a couple.
7.3
1
Outside off, played through point for a single.
7.2
1
On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
7.1
1
Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
Sune Luus to bowl now.
In over# 1
1
0
0W
3
0
1
Dane Van Niekerk 7/1(2)
6.6
1
Works this down the leg side for a run. 5 runs and a wicket from the over, van Niekerk's figures read 2-0-7-1.
6.5
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
Aliya Riaz walks in next.
6.4
W
OUT! LBW! Short and around off, Dar goes back to pull but the ball stays low and skids through. Misses the bat, which has come down very early. The pad is hit and the umpire raises her finger on the appeal. No review taken. Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting off stump.
6.3
3
MISFIELD. Tea pots are boiling here. Full and outside off, Javeria gets out the reverse sweep and hits it straight to short third man. Ayabonga Khaka fumbles and lets the ball through. What should have been a single, becomes a triple. The bowler cum captain is not happy at all.
6.2
.
Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
6.1
1
Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
In over# 1
0
0
0
1
1
0
Nonkululeko Mlaba 7/0(2)
5.6
.
Finds cover again with another back foot punch. 22/2 for Pakistan in the Powerplay, after being 18/0 in 3 overs. South Africa were 23/2 at this stage.
5.5
.
Around off, punched towards cover.
5.4
.
Excellent stop. Short and outside off, Javeria rocks back and cuts it through the covers but Dane van Niekerk at short extra cover dives to her right and makes a wonderful stop.
5.3
1
Outside off, just pushed to the leg side for a very quick single. That was barely two feet away from her!
5.2
1
Outside off, played through point for a single.
5.1
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Nonkululeko Mlaba is back on. 1-0-5-0 so far.
In over# 1
1
0
1
0W
0
0
Dane Van Niekerk 2/0(1)
4.6
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
4.5
.
Outside off, driven straight to cover.
4.4
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers. Again, there is a mix-up but this time the single is completed with ease.
Nida Dar comes in at number 4, replacing Sohail
4.3
W
OUT! RUN OUT! Mix-up and gone. Outside off, Umaima pushes it towards cover and sets off for the single. But the non-striker is not interested at all. Laura Wolvaardt quickly gets to the ball and returns a throw to the keeper. It is a wild one and Trisha Chetty has to run back to collect. But Umaima is so far down the track that she cannot make it back.
4.2
.
Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
4.1
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Dane van Niekerk comes on to bowl. Wonder if this is because Marizanne Kapp is not available right now. Normally, the skipper bowls very late in the innings.
In over# 1
0
0W
0
0
0
0
Shabnim Ismail 2/1(2)
3.6
.
On a length, outside off, played straight to point. A WICKET MAIDEN!
Umaima Sohail walks in at number 3, replacing Muneeba.
3.5
W
OUT! CAUGHT! Extra pace does the trick. A length ball, around middle, Muneeba comes down the track and looks to go big. But the extra pace cramps her for room and all she manages is a top edge. Simple catch for Ayabonga Khaka at mid on.
3.4
.
Comes down the track but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Is forced to defend.
3.3
.
A short ball, pulled away but straight to short mid-wicket.
3.2
.
Around middle, watchfully defended.
3.1
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
In over# 1
4
0
0
1wd
1
4
0
Ayabonga Khaka 10/0(1)
2.6
4
FOUR! Clean batting. Full and outside off, Khan reaches out and lofts it over the fielder at short extra cover. 10 from the over.
2.5
.
Outside off, Javeria looks to drive but misses.
2.4
.
Outside off, played straight to point.
2.4
1wd
WIDE. Harsh call. outside off, on a length, just about grazes the wide line and the strict umpire does not let it go by. Must have been a batter.
2.3
1
Works this through square leg for a run.
2.2
4
FOUR! Well, that looked like a miscue. A length ball, around off, Muneeba comes down the track and looks to go over the top and it looks like she has got a top edge. But the ball sails over mid off and lands just inside the ropes!
2.1
.
Down the leg side, flciked straight to short mid-wicket.
Ayabonga Khaka into the attack now.
In over# 1
1
1lb
0
1
0
0
Shabnim Ismail 2/0(1)
1.6
1
A short ball, pulled over mid-wicket for a single.
1.5
1lb
Down the leg side, Javeria looks to pull but the ball goes off her pads towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
1.4
.
Around off, the pace is getting cranked up, pushed towards cover.
1.3
1
Pushes this through the covers for a single.
1.2
.
On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
1.1
.
Full and down the leg side, Muneeba misses her flick and is hit on the pads.
Shabnim Ismail to bowl from the other end.
In over# 1
0
1
0
0
4
0
Nonkululeko Mlaba 5/0(1)
0.6
.
Around off, watchfully defended.
0.5
1
Comes down the track and drives this down the ground. Mid on does really well to dive to her right to stop the ball. Just a single.
0.4
.
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
0.3
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
0.2
4
FOUR! Landed outside off, Muneeba backs away and cuts it behind point for a boundary!
0.1
.
Tossed up delivery on middle, Muneeba Ali defends it towards mid off.
The players are out in the middle. Muneeba Ali and Javeria Khan will open the batting for Pakistan. Nonkululeko Mlaba will start the proceedings for South Africa.
137 to win for Pakistan. India defended 132 here against Australia. Looks like South Africa have got their semi final spot sealed. Stay tuned for the run chase.
Good bowling by Pakistan for most parts but the last 4 overs just let the game slip away. 45 runs came in those 24 balls and could cost them the World Cup. Diana Baig bowled her heart out, with figures of 4-1-19-2 while the others were decent too, except Aiman Anwer, who went for 43 in her 4 overs.
Coming to the innings, this is a very good score posted by the Protea Women. They started poorly, losing 2 wickets in the Powerplay but Marizanne Kapp and Mignon du Preez revived the innings with a decent stand. When both got dismissed in the span of 15 balls, it seemed like there was a collapse on the cards but Laura Wolvaardt's blinder got the team close to 140. She was playing a decent knock but the last 6 balls that she faced, she jut ran away.
Diana Baig has a chat with Melanie Jones. On her plans to bowl to Lizelle Lee, she says that it was pretty simple (does not tell it though). Adds that she told herself before the game that she would dismiss Lee and is happy that she did. On the pitch today, Baig says that normally there is good bounce in Canberra but today was not the case. So she took 5 minutes to adjust to the track. On bowling 3 overs in the Powerplay, Diana says that in this World Cup, she has been in good rhythm, hence she bowled those many overs in the fielding restrictions.
19.6
4
FOUR! What a finish. Half century for Wolvaardt, in 36 balls. 5 boundaries in the last 6 balls she faced. Outstanding cricket, really terrific batting. Outside off, Laura reaches out and carves it over covers! Hugs her partner and both are smiles. This is a very, very good score. SOUTH AFRICA FINISH ON 136/6!
19.5
4
FOUR! Outstanding batting. Full and outside off, Wolvaardt backs away and lofts this over the covers!
19.4
4
FOUR! Good batting. Full on middle, Wolvaardt comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler through mid on!
19.3
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
Trisha Chetty walks in next.
19.2
W
OUT! CAUGHT! Sensational catch by Aliya Riaz. Full and outside off, Tryon looks to play the slog sweep but gets a massive top edge. Initially it looks like it will land safely but Riaz keeps her sights on the ball at long on, comes running in, dives and takes a stunner!
19.1
2
Full and outside off, Tryon looks to drive through the covers but the slow pitch makes the ball comes slowly which induces an inside edge. The ball travels to long on and a couple of runs are taken.
In over# 1
4
4
1
4
1
1
Aiman Anwer 43/1(4)
18.6
4
FOUR! MAGNIFICENT! Full and outside off, Wolvaardt shows her class again, reaching out and driving through the covers! 15 from the over, is 140 still on?
18.5
4
FOUR! Excellent batting. Full and outside off, Wolvaardt gives herself room to the leg side and lofts it over extra cover, wide of long off!
18.4
1
Yorker, on middle, dug out to the leg side for a quick single.
18.3
4
FOUR! Fine shot. Full and around off, Tryon lofts it straight back over the bowler for a boundary!
18.2
1
Outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
18.1
1
Full and outside off, swung over mid-wicket. Straight to the fielder. Just a single.
In over# 1
0
0
1
1
1
1
Anam Amin 8/0(3)
17.6
.
Outside off, played straight to short third man.
17.5
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
17.4
1
DROPPED! AND A RUN OUT MISSED! Poor cricket. Full and outside off, Tryon gets across and swings this towards deep mid-wicket. Diana Baig does all the hard work of coming running in from the deep. But then, when the ball makes contact with her hand, it spills out. Tryon takes the first run and then wants the second. But there is no communication with her partner. She is halfway down the track when she is sent back but the throw is a poor one to the bowler and she gets back.
17.3
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
17.2
1
Full and on middle, Tryon comes down the track and looks to flick but gets a leading edge over the bowler. A run taken.
17.1
1
Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
Anam Amin to bowl. 2-0-4-0 so far.
In over# 1
1
0W
2
1
4
4
Aiman Anwer 28/1(3)
16.6
1
Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single. 12 runs and a wicket from the over. Aiman's figures read 3-0-28-1.
Chloe Tryon walks in at number 7, replacing Luus.
16.5
W
OUT! CAUGHT! Luus departs. Full and outside off, Sune looks to slog across the line but gets a top edge. Two fielders converge - short fine leg and short mid-wicket but the calling is clear. Umaima Sohail from the latter position tells it is hers and takes it.
16.4
2
Outside off, on a length, Luus backs away and carves it over cover. The fielder at short extra leaps for the catch but cannot reach the ball. Two runs taken.
16.3
1
On middle, punched down to long on for a single. 100 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA. 21 balls left. 140 on the cards?
16.2
4
FOUR! Another boundary. South Africa are turning it on. Short and outside off, Wolvaardt lashes out the cut but gets a thick outside edge which flies behind point.
16.1
4
FOUR! LOVELY! What a shot. Full and outside off, Wolvaardt reaches out and drives it through extra cover. Long off tries to get around but the timing is excellent to beat her!
Aiman Anwer returns. 2-0-16-0 so far.
In over# 1
2
1wd
1
4
0
0
1
Nida Dar 26/1(4)
15.6
2
Full and down the leg side, swept through square leg for a couple.
15.6
1wd
WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
15.5
1
Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
15.4
4
FOUR! Over the top. Mid off was up and Wolvaardt takes advantage. Full and outside off, Laura reaches out and lofts it over mid off.
15.3
.
Full and around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
15.2
.
Full around off, whipped back to the bowler.
15.1
1
Short and outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
In over# 1
3
1
1
0
0
1
Diana Baig 19/2(4)
14.6
3
Down the leg side, tickled really fine. Good work by the short fine leg fielder to stop the boundary. Three runs taken. Sensational stuff by Diana. 4-1-19-2.
14.5
1
Punches this off the back foot for a run.
14.4
1
Short and outside off, slapped through the covers for one.
14.3
.
Full and around off, well defended.
14.2
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
14.1
1
Full and around off, worked past short mid-wicket, wide of long on for a single.
Diana Baig to bowl out. 3-1-13-2 so far.
In over# 1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1nb
Nida Dar 17/1(3)
13.6
1
Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single to end the over.
13.5
1
Full and around off, driven towards long on for one more.
13.4
1
Full and around off, pushed past short mid-wicket for another single.
13.3
1
Outside off, driven towards long off for one.
13.2
1
Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
13.1
2
Nothing much on the Free Hit. Landed outside off, Wolvaardt slices it over point for a couple.
FREE HIT COMING UP!
13.1
1nb
Full and around off, watchfully pushed down the track. Wait a second. NO BALL signalled as one extra fielder was inside the 30-yard circle. You are allowed to have only four. The third umpire communicated the same to the on-field umpire.
In over# 1
1
2
1
0
0W
1
Syeda Aroob Shah 25/1(4)
12.6
1
Short and outside off, slapped through the covers for a run. 5 runs and a wicket from the over, Aroob finished with figures of 4-0-25-1.
12.5
2
Full and outside off, whipped through mid-wicket for a couple.
12.4
1
Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
12.3
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Sune Luus walks in at number 6, replacing Kapp.
12.2
W
OUT! CAUGHT! That is given away. Kapp comes down the track and Aroob fires a full toss. A high one at that. Marizanne is surprised and looks to go over the top but is cramped for room slightly. Mistimes it and Iram Javed takes it calmly at long off. That is a big, big wicket. Both set batters dismissed in the span of 15 balls.
12.1
1
Fuller and outside off, Wolvaardt reaches out and plays it with the lack of bounce through mid-wicket, via a sweep. A single taken.
In over# 1
1
0
0
1lb
1
1
Nida Dar 9/1(2)
11.6
1
Fuller, around off, whipped to deep mid-wicket for a run.
11.5
.
Short and outside off, punched straight to cover this time.
11.4
.
Good fielding. Wolvaardt reaches out and looks to drive through the covers but gets a thick outside edge to short third man where the fielder dives to her left and stops.
11.3
1lb
Very full, on leg stump, Kapp misses her flick and is hit on the pads. The ball deflects to the leg side and the batters take a late call to run. The bowler gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. But unfortunately for her, it hits Kapp's bat and deflects away.
11.2
1
Full again, outside off, spinning in, worked to long on for a run.
11.1
1
Full and around middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
In over# 1
0
1
1
1
1
1
Syeda Aroob Shah 20/0(3)
10.6
.
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
10.5
1
Outside off, guided with the turn to short third man for another single.
10.4
1
That barely bounced. Short and outside off, scoots low, played nicely through the covers for one.
10.3
1
Outside off, hit down to long off for a run.
10.2
1
Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
10.1
1
Short and outside off, punched down to long on for a single.
Laura Wolvaardt walks in at number 5, replacing du Preez.
In over# 1
0W
4
1
0
0
1
Nida Dar 6/1(1)
9.6
W
OUT! BOWLED! Oh dear... that took ages to arrive. Full and outside off, du Preez looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball comes on very slowly, spins in and by that time, the shot is already through. The ball hits the glove, then the front pad and deflects onto the off stump. End of a reviving 37-run stand.
9.5
4
FOUR! Hammered straight back. Full and on middle, du Preez lofts it down the ground. Long on cannot cut it off to her left.
9.4
1
Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
9.3
.
Comes down the track and defends.
9.2
.
Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
9.1
1
Full and around middle, chipped down to long on for a single.
Nida Dar to bowl now.
In over# 1
1
4
0
3
1
0
Syeda Aroob Shah 15/0(2)
8.6
1
Punches this off the back foot for a run.
8.5
4
FOUR! Full and outside off, du Preez reverse sweeps it through third man!
8.4
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
8.3
3
Outside off, driven through the covers for three runs.
8.2
1
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
8.1
.
Full on middle, driven towards mid on.
In over# 1
2
0
6
0
2
0
Aiman Anwer 16/0(2)
7.6
2
Works this through mid-wicket for a couple.
7.5
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
7.4
6
SIX! That is a terrific shot. Full and down the leg side, this is whipped with the breeze over mid-wicket!
7.3
.
Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.
7.2
2
Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a couple.
7.1
.
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
In over# 1
4
0
1
0
0
1
Syeda Aroob Shah 6/0(1)
6.6
4
FOUR! Terrific shot, great effort but unlucky in the end. Du Preez cuts this between backward point and short third man. The fielder from short third man chases it down, pulls it back but the ball trickles back.
6.5
.
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
6.4
1
Full and outside off, Kapp hammers this straight to short extra cover and the power forces Javeria Khan to misfield. A single to long off.
6.3
.
Landed outside off, spinning away, punched straight to cover.
6.2
.
Fuller, just outside off, watchfully defended towards cover.
6.1
1
Short and outside off, spinning away, cut through the covers for a single.
Syed Aroob Shah to bowl now. A leg spinner.
In over# 1
4
1
0
0
1
0
Aiman Anwer 6/0(1)
5.6
4
FOUR! That is a good way to end the Powerplay. Full and down the leg side, Kapp flicks it over mid-wicket and finds the boundary. 23/2 in the Powerplay.
5.5
1
Short again, punched through the covers for a single.
5.4
.
Short and outside off, punched towards cover.
5.3
.
Around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
5.2
1
Punches this through mid-wicket for a single.
5.1
.
Full and outside off, driven sweetly but straight to cover.
Aiman Anwer to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
In over# 1
0
0
0
0
0W
0
Diana Baig 13/2(3)
4.6
.
A back foot defense to end a WICKET MAIDEN! 3-1-13-2 for Diana so far.
4.5
.
Full and around off, driven towards mid on.
4.4
.
Outside off, played straight to point.
4.3
.
Full and straight, watchfully defended.
Mignon du Preez walks in next.
4.2
W
OUT! BOWLED! She has dragged it on. No review needed this time. A length ball, outside off, van Niekerk looks to hammer it through the off side but there is no feet movement. This is a cross-seam delivery. So it comes on a touch slower. All these factors contribute to an inside edge. The stumps are hit. The ploy to give Baig an extra over works.
4.1
.
Full and around off, punched back towards mid on.
In over# 1
0
1
0
0
1
0
Anam Amin 4/0(2)
3.6
.
Full and around off, driven back to the bowler who fumbles but no run taken.
3.5
1
Works this through mid-wicket for one more.
3.4
.
Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
3.3
.
Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
3.2
1
Flicks this through mid-wicket for a single.
3.1
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
In over# 1
2
4
1wd
0
0
1
1wd
0
Diana Baig 14/1(2)
2.6
2
Flicks this uppishly but gets it well wide of the fielder at square leg. The fielder chases it down, slides and stops the ball but returns a poor throw. That makes the third run easy. But the umpire says that it is ONE SHORT.
2.5
4
FOUR! Fine shot. Full on middle, Kapp hammers it straight back over the bowler!
2.5
1wd
WIDE. Second of the over. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
2.4
.
Comes down the track and defends.
2.3
.
Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.
2.2
1
Outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
2.2
1wd
WIDE. Full and well down the leg side, van Niekerk looks to sweep but misses.
2.1
.
NOT OUT! Well, well, well. Did we say plumb? Not at all, as per technology. That is why, we are not made for umpiring. A length ball, straight enough, van Niekerk gets across her stumps and looks to flick but misses. An appeal goes up and trust me, it does look plumb. But the non-striker does not feel so. She coolly asks her partner to take the review. There seems to be a technology failure and for that period, van Niekerk's heart would have been in her mouth. Because if it does not arrive, then the umpire's call would stay! But after nearly 5 minutes, they manage to get the technology working. First, Ultra Edge. Nothing on it. Now, Ball Tracker. Missing leg!
Dane van Niekerk has been adjudged LBW! She has taken the review though. After an age, technology starts working. Ball Tracker shows it to be MISSING LEG!
In over# 1
0
0
1wd
0
1
0
0
Anam Amin 2/0(1)
1.6
.
Full on middle, driven back to the bowler who fumbles but no run taken.
1.5
.
Full and around of, pushed straight to cover.
1.5
1wd
WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
1.4
.
Full and around off, well blocked out.
1.3
1
Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
1.2
.
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
1.1
.
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Marizanne Kapp walks in. Anam Amin to bowl.
In over# 1
0W
0
0
4
0
0
Diana Baig 4/1(1)
0.6
W
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A boundary and a wicket from the opening over. Full and outside off, Lee, like she did on the first ball of the over, goes for the drive. That time, she missed. This time, she nicks. Simple catch for the keeper.
0.5
.
Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
0.4
.
Around off, watchfully defended.
0.3
4
FOUR! AUDACIOUS! Full and wide outside off, Lee leans and lofts it over cover for a boundary! First of the game.
0.2
.
Full and outside off, this is driven straight to cover.
0.1
.
Full and outside off, swinging away, Lee looks to drive but misses.
We are done with the anthems. The players are back out in the middle. Diana Baig will start off proceedings for the game. Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk are the openers for the Saffas. Lee to face. Here we go...
Time for the national anthems. Pakistan's first up.
PITCH REPORT - Charlotte Edwards observing the pitch says that this is the same one which featured the Australia-India game of the tournament but also adds that the groundsmen have told here that this one would be a bit more pacy. Sees that there is no grass on the deck and predicts turn.
Pakistan skipper, Javeria Khan, says that she too, wanted to bat first. Is disappointed that Bismah Maroof is missing out but wants the other players to step up. On taking over the captaincy reigns in her 100th T20I, Khan says that it nothing new to her as she has taken captaincy in the past and she does not enjoy it one bit. Informs that there are two changes in the side. Syed Aroonb Shah comes in place of the injured Bismah Maroof while Sadia Iqbal has been rested and Anam Amin has been drafted in.
South African skipper, Dane van Niekerk, says that there will be something on the wicket first up but then could get slow as the game progresses. Informs that Marizane Kapp is back into the side in place of Nadine de Klerk. On the promotion of Lizelle Lee, van Niekerk smiles and says that if she can play the way she did the other day against 90 percent of the games would be great. Says that win and go through to the semis sounds simple on paper but it isn't.
TOSS - The flip of the coin has gone Dane van Niekerk's way. SOUTH AFRICA WILL BAT FIRST.
Hello and a warm welcome to game number 15 of the T20 World Cup in 2020. Today can be called as quarterfinals day. Win and you go through to the semis. Lose and you wait for another year to try and win the World Cup. South Africa meet Pakistan now, followed by the West Indies-England clash at the Sydney Showground Stadium.

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