South Africa Women’s Team Dominates Bangladesh Women in 3rd ODI 2023/24

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South Africa achieved an impressive victory over Bangladesh in the series, with a score of 316 for 4. The team’s captain Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits set a record-breaking partnership, leading their side to victory in Benoni. South Africa bounced back strongly after losing the first ODI by 119 runs and ended the series on a high note.

Wolvaardt and Brits established a 243-run stand for the first wicket, the highest for South Africa in Women’s ODIs, after choosing to bat first. The team finished with 316 for 4, their third-highest total in Women’s ODIs. In response, Bangladesh struggled and folded for 100 in 31.1 overs.

Wolvaardt achieved her fifth ODI century, while Brits reached her first century in the format. Despite their strong performance, South Africa’s openers were separated by Marufa Akter when she bowled Wolvaardt for 126 off 134 balls in the 43rd over. In the next over, Ritu Moni had Brits stumped for 118 off 124 balls. Anneke Bosch and Sune Luus then contributed to the team’s total, with Bosch scoring 28* off 19 and Luus scoring 34 off 17.

Rabeya was the standout bowler for Bangladesh, taking 2 for 49 in her ten overs. However, Bangladesh struggled in the chase, with Moni being the only batter to pass 20, as she top-scored for them with 33 off 67 balls.

Marizanne Kapp managed to strike twice in the first powerplay, but she unfortunately injured her ankle in the 11th over and did not return to the field. Ayabonga Khaka and Nadine de Klerk then shared six wickets between them to contribute to Bangladesh’s collapse. Ultimately, Bangladesh suffered a 216-run defeat, leaving 18.5 overs unused in their innings.

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