South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
ICC Women's World T20 2014 Group A, Sylhet
South African openers Dane van Niekerk and Lizelle Lee put on an unbroken 163-run partnership to set up a 44-run win over Pakistan in their ICC Women's World Twenty20 clash in Sylhet.
The pair batted through South Africa's entire 20 overs and their bowlers then followed up by restricting Pakistan to 119 for nine in reply.
It was a dominant performance from the Proteas and just their third ever win at the ICC World Twenty20.
Attacking from the start, van Niekerk led the way with 90 not out in 66 balls, hitting 13 fours and a six while Lee struke 67 in 55 deliveries including eight fours and a six.
Pakistan captain Sana Mir turned to six bowlers with no avail and only Sumaiya Siddiqui (0-21) conceded less than six runs an over.
Mir herself leaked 35 in three overs and Qanita Jalil (0-27 in three) also came in for some heavy punishment.
Pakistan attempted to force the pace during their run chase but could never find the sort of fluency that had characterised South Africa's innings.
Nida Dar made 32 in 26 balls and Nain Abidi 28 in 33 but they quickly lost wickets, losing momentum and finding themselves unable to accelerate to get back into the game.
Marizanne Kapp (3-16), Shabnim Ismail (2-20), Suné Luus (2-18) and Sunette Loubser (1-23) all took wickets while Mignon du Preez ran out Nahida Khan.
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