Spin sends Proteas Women tumbling in opening ODI v Pakistan

Sana Mir claimed an incredible 4/11 in six overs
Sana Mir claimed an incredible 4/11 in six overs
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The Proteas women had a dreadful start to their three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan after slipping to a record, eight-wicket loss to Pakistan at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Monday.

Batting first after losing the toss, the hosts were blown away for a poor 63 in 22.5 overs – their second lowest score ever in 50-over cricket.

This after off-break bowler and former captain, Sana Mir claimed an incredible 4/11 in six overs of torture, one of which was a maiden.

The visitors then made light work of the total as an unbeaten 34 off 43 balls, including seven fours by Javeria Khan led them to a lop-sided win with a massive 212 balls to spare.

It was one of the subcontinent nation’s finest wins in ODI cricket and only the fourth time they had beaten the South Africans in 19 attempts.

The result was undoubtedly set up by Player of the Match, Mir’s exceptional effort with the spin, while she was also aided by an almost equally brilliant effort from fellow slow bowler Nashra Sandhu, whose figures read 5.5-3-8-2.

Only two home batters managed doubled figures, top-scorer Chloe Tryon (21) and Mignon du Preez (18).

Fellow spinner Nida Dar claimed 2/12 in five overs.

Shabnim Ismail (1/18) and Marizanne Kapp (1/19) did manage a wicket each, but that proved a mere consolation as Pakistan cantered to victory, claiming the first two of six crucial ICC Women’s Championship points up for grabs in the series.

Match two of the sequence takes place at Senwest Park on 09 May 2019 from 10:00 local time. Entrance is free. The whole Pakistan tour to South Africa will be live streamed on the Cricket South Africa YouTube channel (link here ). Regular updates will be available through Cricket South Africa’s platforms on Facebook  and Twitter.

  Proteas women’s ODI team

Suné Luus (captain, Northerns), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Lizelle Lee (wicket-keeper, North West), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Masabata Klaas (North West), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Nadine De Klerk (Northens), Zintle Mali (Border), Nondumiso Shangase (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Sinalo Jafta (wicket-keeper, North West).

Proteas women’s T20 team

Suné Luus (captain, Northerns), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Lizelle Lee (North West), Tazmin Brits (North West), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Masabata Klaas (North West), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Nadine De Klerk (Northens), Moseline Daniels (Border), Nondumiso Shangase (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Sinalo Jafta (wicket-keeper, North West).

 Tour Itinerary

 Thu 09  Day       2nd Women’s ODI                          Senwes Park                                  Potchefstroom

Sun 12  Day       3rd Women’s ODI                           Willowmoore Park                       Benoni

Wed 15 Day       1st Women’s T20I                          Assupol Tuks Oval                        Pretoria

Sat 18   Day       2nd Women’s T20I                         Pietermaritzburg Oval                  Pietermaritzburg

Sun 19  Day       3rd Women’s T20I                          Pietermaritzburg Oval                  Pietermaritzburg

Wed 22 Day       4th Women’s T20I                          Willowmoore Park                       Benoni

Thu 23  Day       5th Women’s T20I                          Willowmoore Park                        Benoni