South Africa Women vs Bangladesh Women: 3rd T20I Match Report 2023/24

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South Africa triumphed over Bangladesh by eight wickets, with Laura Wolvaardt remaining unbeaten at 49, in the final women’s T20I in Kimberley. Ayanda Hlubi and Masabata Klaas played vital roles in restricting Bangladesh to 94 for 6, setting up the victory for South Africa.

Debutant Ayanda Hlubi made a sensational opening burst, taking two crucial wickets, while Masabata Klaas showcased discipline in bowling, setting the stage for South Africa’s win in the series-levelling game.

Opting to bowl first, Hlubi made an impact early on, getting two quick wickets in her international cricket debut. Her efforts, along with Klaas’ tight bowling, restricted Bangladesh to 94 for 6.

Despite a slow start and losing early wickets, Bangladesh showed some resistance with Lata Mondal and Shorna Akter contributing with the bat. However, South Africa managed to keep the pressure on, ultimately securing a convincing victory.

In the chase, Tazmin Brits and Laura Wolvaardt built a steady partnership before Brits was dismissed. However, Wolvaardt, along with Sune Luus, ensured that South Africa faced no further setbacks, guiding the team to victory.

The series had seen South Africa lose the opening T20I and the second match being washed out, making the final win a crucial one for them.

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